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 Post subject: RIP George Blanda
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:16 pm 
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Most of y'all probably are too young to remember his contributions to pro football history. But, minus two years that he sat out in the late 1950s, his career began in 1949 and didn't end until 1975. As a QB, he threw for 236 touchdowns. As a PK, he made 335 field goals and 943 extra points.

He also hailed from Youngwood, making him (I believe) the first of the all-time great pro quarterbacks to roll off the western Pennsylvania assembly line -- followed by Babe Parilli, Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Jim Kelly, and Dan Marino, and by lesser stars almost too numerous to mention.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP George Blanda
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:31 pm 
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He is still probably better than anything on the Bills roster. He was a great player. Is he in the HOF? :? :? :?


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 Post subject: Re: RIP George Blanda
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:00 pm 
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Yes, AZ, as of 1981 -- six years after appearing in his last NFL game . . . at age 48.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP George Blanda
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I remember him as a kicker. The Raiders already had Daryle Lamonica as their qb when I started following the NFL. I don't know what year but I watched Super Bowl V that year.


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