Oiler Blues: The Story of Pro Football's Most Frustrating Team
by John Pirkle
The Houston Oilers were old the American Football League's first champion in 1960. Sadly for Oiler fans, that was the high point for a franchise that ... Show synopsis The Houston Oilers were old the American Football League's first champion in 1960. Sadly for Oiler fans, that was the high point for a franchise that stands out as the only original AFL team to never appear in a Super Bowl. Now, they are the Tennessee Titans. John Pirkle, a former U.S. Justice Department attorney and lifelong fan, does not place blame for the playoff losses and team leaving, he lets the facts speak for themselves, but he does caution their new fans in Tennessee to prepare themselves for owner Bud Adams sometimes Machiavellian management technique and the heartache that is sure to come. To the extent sports has its heroes and moments of triumph, the Oilers are the other side, and that is why their story is so interesting. If you like football, you will love this book, even if the Oilers and their fans did not love living it.