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Bud Adams Memorialized As A “Renaissance Man”

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Hundreds packed the pews at Second Baptist church Monday, to say goodbye to former Houston Oilers and current Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams.

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Adams died last week at the age of 90. Adams was remembered as a true Texan, a proud football owner and a family man. Pastor Ed Young also remembered Adams as one of a kind.

“Bud was how do you say it… bigger than life. You can’t even describe it. He was a Renaissance Man. He had so many bases covered in so many areas. He was a character. He was a part of the legendary atmosphere of Texas and Houston and for that matter the entire NFL and beyond.”

Adams will be remembered one of the founding members of the American Football League, which would become the NFL, as well as the man who moved the Oilers from Houston to Tennessee and firing popular coach Bum Phillips, who also died just days before Adams.

Pastor Ed Young said the two are forever linked.

“I was told recently that bud went ahead and died, when he learned that bum died ahead of him, because he was afraid bum would lock the doors to the pearly gates, and not let him in.”

Adams died last week at the age of 90.

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