Bum Phillips: Bum Phillips, the folksy Texas football coach who led the Houston Oilers during their Luv Ya Blue heyday, is being remembered as a one-of-a-kind character who touched the lives of scores of people.
Phillips died on Oct. 18 at age 90 at his ranch in Goliad, Texas.
He was buried in a private ceremony in Goliad on Oct. 23. Tuesday was a public memorial service attended by dozens of his former players including Earl Campbell, who starred for his Oilers teams.
Campbell called him a second father and says: “there will never be another Bum Phillips.”
Phillips’ son Wade Phillips, the defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans, says the remembrance will help heal the family’s grief.
Wade Phillips says: “He treated people the way you’d like to be treated and he made you feel special.”
Philadelphia Eagles: Nick Foles has passed the ImPACT concussion test and will practice with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday.
Foles sustained a concussion in a 17-3 loss to Dallas on Oct. 20. It was his second start filling in for Michael Vick, who re-injured his left hamstring in the first half of a 15-7 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday.
Matt Barkley finished off both games, and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur says the rookie will share first-team snaps with Foles in practice.
Vick’s status remains day to day, though coach Chip Kelly already said it’s unlikely he’ll play at Oakland (3-4) this week.
The Eagles (3-5) have lost two in a row and are one game behind the Cowboys (4-4) in the NFC East.
Lance Alworth: NFL Hall of Famer Lance Alworth got his Super Bowl ring back Tuesday — 21 years after it was stolen.
The former wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys contacted authorities after receiving a phone call Sept.7 from a caller demanding $40,000 for the ring.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department discovered the ring was scheduled to be sold Nov. 20 at an auction house in Laguna Niguel with an opening bid of $44,000.