Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 10/19/13
Imagine Bill Belichick showing up Sunday wearing a cowboy hat and boots. Then cracking jokes in his post-game press conference. You don't see that stuff with Belichick or any other coach these days. That's why we should all bow our heads, place an imaginary Stetson over our hearts and honor the memory of Bum Phillips. "Beloved Bum has been ill a long, long time," his wife, Debbie, wrote on the family's Facebook page. "We were praying for God to take him home and perform the greatest healing of all. He answered our prayers last night and took Bum to the greenest pastures where he is riding a handsome grey horse and laughing joyfully with all of his loved ones who have gone on before him." Phillips died Friday, three weeks after his 90th birthday. That makes this weekend sad enough. Then you start thinking about how NFL coaching has changed since Phillips whipped Houston into a Luv Ya Blue frenzy. The coaches are probably smarter and more consumed with their craft. They are also ...
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