You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else.

— Bum Phillips

The most blissful Bum Phillips quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

Respect all. Fear none.

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Nothing. And, I don't start before noon.

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Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half.

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Because she is too ugly to kiss goodbye.

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When it's first and a mile, I won't give it to him.

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Hear about the Californian terrorist that tried to blow up a bus? Burned his lips on the exhaust pipe. He can take his'n and beat your'n, then he can take your'n and beat his'n.

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How do you win? By getting average players to play good and good players to play great. That's how you win.

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There's two kinds of coaches, them that's fired and them that's gonna be fired.

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Yeah, that test says he's dumb as a fence post, but when he hits he looks like Einstein to me.

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You don't win by making sensational plays; you win by not making mistakes.

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Dallas Cowboys may be America's team, but the Houston Oilers are Texas' team.

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The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.

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About Bum Phillips

Quotes 38 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Coach
Birthday October 16

That boy could throw a ball through a car wash and not get it wet. (on Warren Moon)

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You don't know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it.

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Coaching is not how much you know. It's how much you can get players to do.

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If I drop dead tomorrow, at least I’ll know I died in good health.

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I done drew the line. Just like the Alamo. You're either on one side of the line or the other. I don't want to ever leave Texas again.

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I thought I did until I looked at some old game films. (When asked if he played college football)

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I always thought I could coach. I just thought people were poor judges of good coaches.

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Yep. And I noticed how slowly he went down each time, too. (When asked if he noticed how slowly Earl Campbell got up after each play.)

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The road to the Super Bowl runs through Pittsburgh, sooner or later you've got to go to Pittsburgh.

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The harder we played, the behinder we got.

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The only discipline that last is self discipline.

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Rogers sees daylight. Campbell makes daylight.

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I never scrimmage Oilers against Oilers...What for? Houston isn't on our schedule.

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An expert is an ordinary fella away from home.

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He may not be in a class all by himself, but it don't take long to call the roll.

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Two kinds of ballplayers aren't worth a darn: One that never does what he's told, and one who does nothin' except what he's told.

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I don't mind people thinking I'm stupid, but I don't want to give them any proof.

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The trouble with most coaches is that they start with the assumption that everybody is a turd. And that ain't right.

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Yep. And I noticed how slowly he went down each time, too.

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I don't need the news. If they have a war, I figure someone will tell me.

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I know why we lost the Civil War. We must have had the same officials.

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Mama always said that if it can't rain on you, you're indoors.

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I'd rather have preparation than motivation. Everyone likes to play, but no one likes to practice.

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Loyalty, up and down the line. That's one quality an organization must have to be successful.

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The film looks suspiciously like the game itself!

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