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Bums Phillips with coat and hat
Bum Phillips' cowboy hat and boots became iconic symbols for the Houston Oilers head coach. Bum Phillips Charities
Bum Phillips at the Astrodome
Bum Phillips at the Astrodome. Bum Phillips Charities/Facebook
Bum Phillips with cross behind him
Bum Phillips at his ranch in Goliad, Texas. Bum Phillips Charities/Facebook
Earl Campbell with the Oilers
Earl Campbell, the running back who helped redefine the position in the NFL. Earl Campbell/Facebook