• Why Bud Adams isn't a Hall of Famer

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 13, 2013
    You can’t write the history of pro football without Bud Adams, and that’s why the Tennessee Titans owner belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A good argument on Adams’ behalf is that if Ralph Wilson is in the Hall, Adams should be. His most recent fingerprints on the franchise were the drafting of Vince Young and the foolish firing of beloved Oilers coach Bum Phillips. Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams is a Hall of Fame candidate who has a case and some support. Adams told Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean: No, you can’t write the history of Pro Football without him. But the crowd in front of the 90-year old Adams and voters’ understandable propensity to elect players ahead of contributors is likely to keep him out despite the case several voters make for him. But history didn’t stop then, and his contributions to NFL in the 43 years since the merger didn’t do anything to build on those big contributions and don’t warrant a bronze bust in my eyes.
    Source: ESPN.com
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