Monday, September 27, 2010

George Blanda 1927-2010, RIP

This is a bit off the beaten path for Padrographs.  One of the first sports personalities that I was ever aware of was George Blanda of the Oilers and Raiders.  I remember when my Dad was stationed at Big Sur, California one of the other officers was a friend of Georges' and I remember going over to the Littles' house and watching home movies of George at Oilers training camp.  The Raiders used to be the team I rooted for and I first remember watching them in 1967 with George as the quarterback. Heroes from my childhood are starting to pass away.

George Blanda
September 17, 1927-September 27, 2010

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