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Old 07-09-2019, 10:41 PM
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Default Oiler Broadcasts on YouTube

Anyone who misses the Luv Ya Blue or House of Pain years can now revisit some classic Oiler games of yesteryear, particularly the 80's and 90s on YouTube through a poster named "Ironbeatyfly".

I don't know the guy but he has an impressive collection:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ironbeatyfly/videos

The NFL has a tendency to zap these sort of accounts on copyright infringement so I can't promise how long this will be up but if you are starved for some old-time football, hear ya go. Enjoy it while you can.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:09 PM
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That's quite a bit of heartbreak to be reliving is sort of how I would look at it.
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:49 PM
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Just a precursor for the Texans years except we actually get to lol at the Oilers, er, Titties now. Not much has changed. Oiler/Texan fans got to watch one of the best players ever at their position (Earl/ J.J.) get beaten to a pulp with nothing to show for it. Back then, we could never get the better of the Steelers. Today, we can never get the better of the Patriots.
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:46 PM
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The failures of the Run n Shoot years were more painful to me than the failures against the Steelers. The Steelers were objectively the better team I think. I don't know that there was a better team than the Oilers in 1992.

Anyway, yeah, they certainly set the stage for the current run of futility.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:15 PM
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The failures of the Run n Shoot years were more painful to me than the failures against the Steelers. The Steelers were objectively the better team I think. I don't know that there was a better team than the Oilers in 1992.

Anyway, yeah, they certainly set the stage for the current run of futility.
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:16 PM
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So awesome. The '87-'93 Oilers teams were among my favorites. We all remember the offenses from those years, but there were some pretty badass defensive players in that era, too.

Seven straight playoff seasons. But seven straight playoff losses without ever getting a conference championship game. Still stings.

'87 (game Jan 1988) loss at Denver in divisional round
'88 loss at Buffalo in divisional round
'89 loss at home to Pittsburgh in wild card round
'90 loss at Cincinnati in wild card round
'91 loss at Denver in divisional round
'92 loss at Buffalo in wild card round
'93 loss at home to Kansas City in divisional round
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:04 PM
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The 91-93 losses were balloon-busting.

Houston led most of the game against Denver and had the Broncos pinned to their 2-yd-line with 5 minutes to go, leading by two. Elway converted two 4th-and-longs, including the back-breaking scramble where Al Smith was forced to choose between coming up to stop Elway or staying in coverage against Vance Johnson. Smith chose wrong and Johnson was able to catch Elway's lob and dash into field goal range.

In retrospect, this could have been predicted.

The 92 game was the 35-3 collapse against Buffalo. That loss hurt beyond belief. They didn't even lose to Jim Kelly but to Frank Reich. They didn't lose to Thurman Thomas but Kenneth Davis. The Bills had halfway raised the white flag only to watch Reich and Andre Reed shred our secondary like they were a Division III team.

The 93 game was coming off a long winning streak and was at home. KC wasn't that great and was really the last hurrah for a past-their-prime Joe Montana and Marcus Allen. Another second-half collapse.

For all the accomplishments and respect compiled by Warren Moon, he had a nasty habit of crumbling in the playoffs with fumbles and interceptions. The losses were not all his fault but he doesn't escape blame in any of those games.
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