Monday, September 27, 2010

George Blanda. R. I. P.

Raiders legend George Blanda dies at 83: "Former Raider quarterback George Blanda, whose passing and kicking exploits during a 26-year NFL career led him to a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 83.

Blanda was known as the Ageless Wonder because he didn't retire until he was just short of his 49th birthday.

And some of his best work came in his last decade in the NFL, with Oakland."


Cap'n Bob said...

I felt this was important enough to mention on my blog, too. I was fortunate enough to see him play when he was with Oakland and He was an inspiration as well as a joy to watch.

Unknown said...

I used to watch him on TV when he played for the Oilers.

Unknown said...

Absolutely glad to be reminded of all the great highlights of George's career, and indeed privileged to have watched him during his final years.