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Three Moms with Sons in the NFL on Raising Successful Men

Posted on · (Above: (L-R) Ann Cockrell, the mother of Thurman Thomas, Cleotha Aldridge, the mother of Allen Aldridge, Jr., and Jeanie Arbuckle, the mother of Charles Arbuckle. Photo: Abner Fletcher, Houston Public Media) In the 1980s, Willowridge High School in Fort Bend County was known for its successful football program, which yielded several successful NFL players. During […]

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Son of Bum: Wade Phillips Discusses Growing Up with a Houston Football Icon

Posted on · (Above: Former Oilers coach, Bum Phillips, and his son, veteran NFL coach Wade Phillips, shown while he was coaching for the Houston Texans. (Photo Courtesy: Brett Coomer | Houston Chronicle) Wade Phillips is about as much a part of Houston football as you can get. While he's just signed on with the Los Angeles Rams […]

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‘Gridiron Glory’ Offers a Sample of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Posted on · If a visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is on your bucket list – but you're not sure if you're going get there any time soon – maybe you can make the much shorter trip to the campus of Texas Southern University where an exhibit from the Hall of Fame […]