Monday, September 27, 2010

BREAKING: George Blanda passes away

George Blanda/Courtesy:
Wow. For those of us who grew up in the 70's, he was the oldest guy to ever play football. To those older, he was a pretty good football player who lasted 26 years in the NFL before he retired at the age of 49. For those younger, you may not have ever heard of him. George Blanda passed away at the age of 83

George Blanda did double duty as a football player. He was a quarterback, who began his career with the Chicago Bears. He moved on to the Houston Oilers, before he landed at his most famous location....the Oakland Raiders.

George Blanda was a kicker who kicked for all of those teams, while he was playing quarterback. You probably didn't know that he was the NFL's all-time leading scorer up until the year 2000.

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Blanda's passing away is probably another reminder to a lot of us that we are getting old. There are several generations now who probably have no idea who he was. They should. He is and was a big part of the history of the NFL. He was unique in their annals. There will never be someone who did what he did in football. Ever.

We pass along our condolences to his family and our thanks. Though we were very young when Mr. Blanda was still playing and retired, we do remember him. Though we despised the Raiders, that is our endearing memory of him. Thanks for reminding us that we all age...and that ain't such a bad thing.

Check out this brief look at a Hall of Famer. Thanks NFL Network/YouTube:

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