Atlantis Alumni

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Passing Of A Remarkable Man

I'm not much of a sports fan, but over the years there have been a few professional athletes who impressed me greatly. Football player George Blanda, most notably a quarterback and kicker for the Oakland Raiders, who has just died, is one. In 1970, I watched a series of games in which Blanda, already old for a professional football player, came in to win the contests for the Oakland Raiders in an heroic fashion. It was an unforgettable series of performances. He was the type of inspirational sports figure that we see so few examples of today.

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