#Titans have officially confirmed the news of owner Bud Adams passing away this morning, of “natural causes”
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) October 21, 2013
Sad day for Tennessee Titans and Houston Oilers fans. Just three days after the passing of Bum Phillips, Bud Adams passed away on Oct. 21, 2013. He was 90 years old.
You can check out this “Titans Media” Twitter list for more information. This list includes John Glennon, Jim Wyatt and Paul Kuharsky giving their various views on the passing. How much did Adams mean to this organization and NFL football becoming a reality in Nashville? Here’s a rundown of his legacy from the Titans’ official website.
What will happen with the team now that Adams has passed on? According to David Climer of The Tennessean:
Adams had the foresight — and wealth — to establish a succession plan that keeps the NFL team in the family. Adams took that action after seeing other franchises sold due to the burden of estate taxes.
You can read the entire piece here.
Most of that is for another day and further down the road. Today, all NFL fans should give their thoughts and prayers to the Adams family.
Rest in peace.