HOUSTON – Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams has been remembered as a competitive visionary who helped cultivate the National Football League as a founding member of the old American Football League.
About 1,000 friends, relatives and associates of Adams attended a memorial service Monday in his adopted hometown of Houston.
The Oklahoma-born Adams died last week at age 90.
He's best remembered for bringing pro football to Houston when he and partner Lamar Hunt announced in 1959 the formation of the upstart AFL. And he's remembered in the nation's fourth biggest city for moving the team in 1997 to Tennessee, where they became the Titans.