Bud Adams
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"Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, Jr." was the owner of the Tennessee Titans, a National Football League franchise. He was instrumental in the founding and establishment of the former American Football League. Adams became a charter AFL owner with the establishment of the Titans franchise, which was originally known as the Houston Oilers. He was the senior owner (by time) with his team in the National Football League, a few months ahead of Buffalo Bills' owner Ralph Wilson. Adams also was one of the owners of the Houston Mavericks of the American Basketball Association and the former owner of the second Nashville Kats franchise of the Arena Football League (1987–2008)/Arena Football League. He was elected to the Hall of Fame of the American Football League, an online site, but as of 2013 is not a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, despite several nominations and an ongoing effort to make him such.

Adams had many business interests in the Houston area. An enrolled Cherokee who originally made his fortune in the petroleum business, Adams was chairman and CEO of Adams Resources & Energy Inc., a wholesale supplier of oil and natural gas. He also owned several Lincoln-Mercury automobile franchises.

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We're the youngest team in the NFL. They're not supposed to be doing anything. They are supposed to be the youngest team, but they didn't look like it.

They screwed us up one year, and we want to turn it back at them whenever we can.

[Owner Red McCombs has a track record for dumping teams -- he owned both the NBA's Spurs and Nuggets at various times -- and his stadium situation just isn't going to get resolved in the Twin Cities. Even some of his fellow owners have him No. 1 on the relocation list.] I think Red might sell, ... He's been known to sell before.

We want to get a collective bargaining agreement done with Gene (Upshaw) and I don't see why we're having such a holdup at this time. He has his reasons and we have our reasons, but it's not a healthy situation to have.

He has some more things to learn, but he'll learn them.

Chris looked pretty good, I thought, in two playoff games. If he's over his injury -- and I think he is -- he could move into the spot.

It looks like they're going to get a stadium built in L.A., and I'm sure they'll be a team ready to move there, too.

I'm very pessimistic. And I don't see him back. The closer we get to June 1, you know, I don't think he'll be with us. I'll be watching someone else for the Titans. That's not what we intended, but it looks like that's the way it's going to be.

I don't think we have to rebuild, we just have to keep them going like they played today.