In Loving Memory of Tommy Botell
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The name “Houston Oilers” was unavailable to the expansion team, as that name was still owned by the Tennessee Titans, whose owner Bud Adams had retired the name from use in 1999.On March 2, 2000, Houston NFL 2002 announced that the team name search had been narrowed down to six choices: Apollos, Bobcats, Stallions, Texans, Toros and Wildcatters. The list of names was determined after several months of research conducted jointly by Houston NFL 2002 and NFL Properties.
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