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George Blanda passes at age 83 George Blanda, the ageless Hall of Fame quarterback and kicker with the Oakland Raiders, has died. He was 83. The Raiders confirmed the death Monday and issued a statement saying "we are deeply saddened by the passing of the great George Blanda. George was a brave Raider and a close personal friend of Raiders owner Al Davis." Blanda retired a month shy of his 49th birthday before the 1976 season, playing longer than anyone else in pro football history. He spent 10 seasons with the Chicago Bears, part of one with the Baltimore Colts, seven with the Houston Oilers and his final nine with the Raiders. He scored 2,002 points in his career, a pro football record at the time of his retirement, kicking 335 field goals and 943 extra points, running for nine touchdowns and throwing for 236 more.
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Added: 27th September 2010
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Posted by: Classico on 2010-09-29 
On another couple of websites I tried to engage in an exchange of ideas about this great, old school player. Sadly, except for you and me, no one remembers him.

What a player! A true old schooler who gave 100% every night. He didn't mind getting his butt kicked if it meant a victory for his team. At the age of 49 - that's right 49 - he played and took his lumps without flinching. Such dedication and drive! You just don't see that anymore.

What a player!!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2010-09-29 
Hey, I remember him too!
Posted by: eric1957 on 2010-09-30 
You can describe Blanda as in case of emergency, break glass during those miracle wins.
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