Oilers reunion: Former Houston football stars say they are at home with Tennessee Titans franchise


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Longtime Houstonians will remember that.

For Oilers games in the late 1980s, the Houston Astrodome was known as the House Of Pain.

Well, listening to several former Oilers stars on Friday, some of the best to ever play in The Dome, many Houston football fans are likely to be in pain.

The Houston Oilers moved to Nashville after the 1996 season, eventually becoming the Tennessee Titans.

This weekend, around 80 former Oilers are attending the Houston Oilers Reunion Weekend in Tennessee, including Hall of Famer Warren Moon.

“The guys who played for the Oilers and the guys who alone played for the Oilers, they have a place to call home now, “Moon said on Friday.” Amy made that possible by bringing in everyone. It’ll be really good to have all of these guys together, and they can feel like it’s home even though none of us have really played here. “

The Amy mentioned by Moon is Amy Adams Strunk.

She is the daughter of Bud Adams, the late owner who stripped Houston of its franchise and moved it to Tennessee in the ’90s.

Several former Oilers, including Billy “White Shoes” Johnson and Hall of Famer Robert Brazile, attend Titans practice Friday as the team celebrate their Houston Oilers legacy this week.

Brazile has said he was injured when the franchise went from the Oilers to the Titans, but everything is fine now.
“When the name changed, it had a mental effect on me,” Brazile admitted. “It was bittersweet. But now it’s sweet because of what Amy is doing. She gave us a place and a home to share. We might be Oilers, but I think we’re all going. die Titans. “

As rated by HoustonTexans.com, Brazile was on the field at NRG Stadium as the Houston Texans celebrated the 2007 “Love Ya Blue” Oilers.

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