Houston Oilers Book

Experience a game-by-game account of the magical 1979 Houston Oilers season in Red, White, and Columbia Blue: Chasing the Dream with the 1979 Houston Oilers. Author Jackson Michael interviewed several Oilers for this authoritative and insightful portrait of one of the most beloved NFL teams of the 1970s.

Step onto the field with the Oilers during a Thanksgiving Day classic at Dallas, a monumental playoff win at San Diego, and for the famous “Mike Renfro Play” during the 1979 AFC Championship Game at Pittsburgh. Walk into the huddle with quarterback Dan Pastorini and feel the excitement of Earl Campbell’s touchdowns. Learn the Oilers’ defensive schemes with defensive coordinator Ed Biles and linebacker Gregg Bingham. Cheer on the Oilers in a rollicking Astrodome and glow in the memories of Oiler greats such as Elvin Bethea, Robert Brazile, Ken Burrough, and Carl Mauck as they share some of their favorite stories about the team and its legendary coach, Bum Phillips.

Certain to be cherished by Oiler fans, Red, White, and Columbia Blue guides readers on a journey through a once-in-a-lifetime season by a team that captured the hearts of football fans across the country. You won’t want to miss this wonderful read about an unforgettable team.

Jackson Michael is the writer and director of the Houston Oilers documentary We Were the Oilers: The Luv Ya Blue Era! and author of the acclaimed NFL history book, The Game before the Money.

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