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Red, White, and Columbia Blue: Chasing the Dream with the 1979 Houston Oilers

A game-by-game recap of the 1979 Houston Oilers season.

Featuring stories from many of the Luv Ya Blue Houston Oilers including Dan Pastorini, and Hall of Famers Elvin Bethea, Curley Culp, and Robert Brazile. Many other 1970s NFL stars including Gregg Bingham, “Double 0” Kenny Burrough, and Billy “White Shoes” Johnson share memories of perhaps the best Houston Oilers team ever.

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Red White and Columbia Blue Chasing the Dream with the 1979 Houston Oilers

Why is this Houston Oilers History Book Special?

  • Learn how great NFL defenses work together to make sacks and interceptions.
  • Discover how middle linebacker Gregg Bingham baited quarterbacks into making mistakes and how he read trick plays.
  • Gain insights about the Dan Pastorini for Ken Stabler trade.
  • Learn the REAL differences between Earl Campbell and other NFL running backs of the 1970s.
  • Discover new information about one of the most controversial calls in NFL history – the Mike Renfro play in the 1979 AFC Championship at Pittsburgh.
  • Read about the great Houston Oilers vs Pittsburgh Steelers rivalry.
  • Experience Houston Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini reading the defense, finding the best direction to run, and how that resulted in one of Earl Campbell’s most famous touchdowns.
  • Relish in great stories from Pro Football Hall of Fame members Elvin Bethea, Robert Brazile, and Curley Culp.

Luv Ya Blue Houston Oilers Documentary DVD

This one-hour documentary aired on Root Sports Southwest (now ATT SportsNet SW). Former Houston Oilers recount an era that captured the hearts and minds of fans and a city in, We Were the Oilers: The Luv Ya Blue! Era, produced by 11 Productions. The television program was written and directed by Jackson Michael.

We Were the Oilers: The Luv Ya Blue Era! provides a platform for 18 former Houston Oilers to share their stories and thoughts in a way that has not yet been done. Fans will reminisce and remember their own personal memories tied to the hope and heartbreak as the players reflect on famous plays, pivotal decisions, the relationship to Houston and the camaraderie they had as a team. The DVD is available on Amazon.

Listen to and download the song, “Sometimes a Dream (Only Comes True in Your Heart)” by Jackson Michael