Game day is here, but we still have to wait a few hours until the late afternoon start for the Houston Texans at the Kansas City Chiefs.
One of the bigger news items Saturday was the passing of Houston legend Bum Phillips (he was 90), father of current defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
In an article titled “Thank you, Bum” by writer Macro Vandermeer wrote on the Official Houston Texans site:
“Bum Phillips will forever be celebrated as a hard working, caring, successful American. He will forever be remembered as a true Texan.”
In an article on the Houston Chronicle Earl Campbell, the Hall of Fame Houston Oiler running back, wrote:
“Bum was like the ultimate dad – the dad I’d lost in the fifth grade. The guys on the Oilers, like Curley Culp and Robert Brazile, used to tell Wade, Bum’s son, who was one of our defensive coaches, “Hey, that’s your brother over there. Aren’t you going to make him run,?”
John McClain wrote in his weekly “Five Questions” article on the Houston Chronicle site about Case Keenum making his first start:
“Yes, the Texans are capable of winning, but they’d have to play better in every area to make this a football fairy tale of epic proportions.”