Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Denver Broncos celebrated their Super Bowl championship on Tuesday in Denver in front of an estimated one million people. One man at that parade was Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Phillips came on In The Loop on SportsRadio 610 on Wednesday and said the celebration of the Broncos victory was great, but not the best ever.
“It was probably the second most exciting thing, as far as parades, things like that,” Wade said. “The one at the Astrodome, when [the Oilers] lost, was, you know, still brings chills to me. This was a fun one, obviously, and a great one.”
Phillips is referring to the party Houston had for the Houston Oilers when they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1979 AFC Championship game. The Oilers, then coached by Wade’s father Bum Phillips, were welcomed home by a throng of fans showing their support for the upstart Love Ya Blue Oilers. Wade was at the party as a young man with his father.