Monday, September 27, 2010


Wow. Blanda was still playing when I was 4 years old.
"We are deeply saddened by the passing of the great George Blanda," the Raiders said Monday in confirming his death. "George was a brave Raider and a close personal friend of Raiders owner Al Davis." The Pro Football Hall of Fame said on its website that Blanda died Monday after a brief illness.

Blanda retired a month shy of his 49th birthday before the 1976 season. He spent 10 seasons with the Bears, part of one with the Baltimore Colts, seven with the Houston Oilers and his final nine with the Raiders.


Bag Blog said...

Makes you wonder what the big deal about Brett Favre is. He may still have lots of good years left.

Wek said...

Ha! No doubt. So tired of Favre's self created drama.

Kath said...

If Favre has six months, six years or 16 years of playing left, I don't care. Too much of a drama queen now for me.