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Now He's Really Got the Horses
Jeff Pearlman
October 06, 1997
The Oilers are gone and Bum Phillips, Texas rancher, doesn't miss them
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October 06, 1997

Now He's Really Got The Horses

The Oilers are gone and Bum Phillips, Texas rancher, doesn't miss them

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There is balance in Bum's life, "a tranquility," he says. "I have no desire ever to coach again. This is where I'm supposed to be. You work hard your whole life doing one thing, and now it's time to do another."

On Sundays now in Memphis, 30,000 people sit and watch a football float through the air. Bum Phillips isn't one of them, and that is O.K. with him.

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