Found October 21, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams passed away today at the age of 90 due to natural causes. Adams started the American Football League along with former Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, which of course ended up merging with the NFL in 1970. Fifty-four years ago, Bud Adams and Lamar Hunt held a joint press conference to announce the formation of the new American Football League. Adams, the co-founder of the AFL, pursued his passion for football every day until his passing on Monday. Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson is now the last remaining owner/founder of that group, having been with the Bills since their inception in 1960. Adams presided over more wins with his organization (406) than any current NFL owner. Most of those wins came in Houston where Adams’ Houston Oilers won the first two AFL titles in 1960 and 1961 before losing the ’62 title to Hunt’s Dallas Texans team. A World War II veteran, Adams’ Oilers were the first football team to play indoors at the Houston Astrodome. The Oilers played there until 1997, when Adams moved the organization to Tennessee, ending a contentious relationship with the city. Former Houston Texans coach Bum Phillips, who Adams fired in 1980 amid great controversy, alsopassed away over the weekend at the age of 90. Adams and his wife Nancy were married for 62 years before her passing in February of 2009. He is survived by two daughters, Susie Smith and Amy Strunk. A son, Kenneth S. Adams III, is deceased. Adams has seven grandchildren. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement regarding Adams’ passing. Bud Adams played a pivotal role in the growth of pro football as a pioneer and innovator. As a founding owner of the American Football League that began play in 1960, Bud saw the potential of pro football and brought the game to new cities and new heights of popularity, first in Houston and then in Nashville. He was an brilliant entrepreneur with a terrific sense of humor that helped lighten many a tense meeting. His commitment to the best interests of the game and league was unwavering, and his personal along with the team’s impact in community relations and philanthropy set a standard for the NFL. Bud was truly a gift to the NFL. We extend our deepest sympathy to his daughters Susan and Amy, and the entire family.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Titans owner Bud Adams passed away at the age of 90 appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Titans owner Bud Adams dies at 90

Titans owner Bud Adams has reportedly passed away. (AP Photo) Two days removed from the death of longtime Oilers great, Bum Philips the Titans and Oilers community is dealing with yet another loss to their proud franchise. According to Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle Titans owner Bud Adams passed away this morning at the age of 90. Bud Adams has passed away in Houston, a...

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Titans owner Bud Adams dies at the age of 90

Tennessee Titans/Oilers founder and owner Kenneth Stanley “Bud” Adams, Jr. passed away peacefully from natural causes at his home this morning in Houston. Adams, 90, is one of the original team owners and co-founder of the American Football League. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement: “Bud Adams played a pivotal role in the growth of pro football as a pioneer...

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Titans Owner Bud Adams Passes Away

The end of the "Old School" NFL owner is close at hand. One of the AFL owners (pre-AFC) and current owner of the Tennessee Titans, Bud Adams passed away over the weekend at his Houston home. Bud Adams was 90-years old. Adams signed on to buy and run the Houston Oilers at the beginning of the AFL, which started playing in competition with the NFL in 1960. The two...

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