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Past Installments

Chapter 17: Expansion Blues The Texans finally take to the field, and their early indoctrination as the league’s 32nd franchise starts fast and ends with a thud. (August 8, 2007)

Chapter 16: Heir McNair Bob continues his look back at Houston’s pro football history by recounting the steps Bob McNair has made to get us where we are today. (December 29, 2001)

Chapter 15: Exodus The Oilers’ tumultuous tenure in Houston comes to a bitter end, and the franchise immediately gives it new fans something it never could in the Bayou City. (November 6, 2001)

Chapter 14: The Buddy System The Oilers continue to find inventive ways to blow playoff games, a trend not even Buddy Ryan can stop. (October 2, 2001)

Chapter 13: Pardee Time! As the 90’s begin, the Oilers move from Jerry Glanville’s self-promoting gimmicks to Jack Pardee’s gimmick offense. (July 10, 2001)

Chapter 12: The House of Pain As Jerry Glanville’s ego continues to grow, so do his number of detractors, not to mention, his playoff failures. (April 30, 2001)

Chapter 11: The Manic in Black The Oilers’ return to glory takes a backseat to the shenanigans of its latest head coach (January 29, 2001)

Chapter 10: A USeFuL Diversion With the Oilers in meltdown mode, a new kid on the football block tries to offer an alternative (November 29, 2000)

Chapter 9: From Campbell to Campbell Houston hopes that the road to Super Bowl glory leads north of the border (August 24, 2000)

Chapter 8: Enter the Snake Bum and the Oilers pin their last gasp Super hopes on the ragged left-arm of Ken Stabler (August 1, 2000)

Chapter 7: Beating Down The Door Football fever sweeps Houston, as the Oilers take the city to the brink of a championship (June 11, 2000)

Chapter 6: Houston Earlers The Tyler Rose of Texas brings to Houston the sweet smell of success. (April 25, 2000)

Chapter 5: Luv Ya Blue In his latest installment, Bob traces the rise of Bum Phillips and the birth of Houston’s pro football’s most fanatical period. (March 21, 2000)

Chapter 4: Another New League Houston Texans? Been there, done that. In chapter four, Bob recounts our fleeting WFL franchise’s oh-too-brief moment in the spotlight. (February 21, 2000)

Chapter 3: Dark Days in the Dome The coaching carousel with the Oilers continues, paving the way for a soon-to-be Houston legend. (January 15, 2000)

Chapter 2: The AFL Catches Up
Bob closes the book on the AFL, and readies the Oilers for their move to the big time — the NFL. (November 30, 1999)

Chapter 1: Glory Years of the AFL
Bob looks back at the origin of professional football in Houston, and celebrates the Oilers’ first, and last, championship. (November 15, 1999)

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