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Thompson shares fond memories of colorful coaching legend Phillips

8:11 PM, Nov. 2, 2013
Bum Phillips
Bum Phillips
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Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson never will forget the day in 1975 when then-Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips put him in his place.

Maybe it's an overstatement to say it changed the course of Thompson's life, but Phillips nevertheless had a profound impact on Thompson, then an undrafted rookie linebacker trying to make his mark in the NFL.

Thompson remembers his unscheduled meeting with Phillips following a run-of-the-mill Oilers practice 38 years ago like it was yesterday. ...

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