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George Blanda

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You were the player George they got my wife in the football. She followed you for many many years and was a rabid Raider fan she stuck with the Raiders through thick or thin. She sat in a box and the Steelers Monday night game and you were sitting with your old buddies and that made her day

To my dear friend John Blanda.! I am sorry for the loss of your brother!!!

knew him as unstoppable on a QB sneak

George Blanda gave us [my father and me] season Bear tickets when they played @ Wrigley and again @ Soldiers Field, some 10 years of season tickets, [we also sat right next to his wife Betty@ Wrigley Field]. George also took me and my father [Harold Baker] to Black Hawk games, and he also treated us to dinners before those games. Oh let's not forget the personal invitations to training camps he participated in (Air Force Academy were the Houston Oilers practiced) where I met Charlie Tollar...

God Bless "The Grand Old Man" George Frederick Blanda !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for all the great memories !!!!!!!!!!!! What a beautiful soul !!!!!!!!!! RIP !!!!!!! Coach"Reddy"Cox

Was looking at some old papers last night and it brought back the memory of when I first met George Blanda. Freshmen year in college and his brother was my room mate in the dorm. Was standing in the room when Joe and Grrges wife walked in the room with Joe's things. Joe introduced George by saying this is my brother the football player. Didn't mean anything to me until I saw him play against the Browns in 1970. To the Blanda family thanks for the great memory.

Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

I remember watching as a child george bringing the raiders back time after time.he was a great man for a young person to look up to.I wish we had men like him today.

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George Blanda, who in 1970 became a national phenomenon for leading the Oakland Raiders to a number of last-second victories as a place kicker and quarterback at age 43, has died.For more:

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