September 27th, 2010
03:50 PM ET

Raider great George Blanda dies

Hall of Fame kicker George Blanda has died, according to the Oakland Raiders.

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  1. Desert Rat

    RAIDER NATION, stand at attention, moment of silence for one of the GREATS. Check out the Raider website – homepage has a photo of Blanda in the center and it says CHAMPION. Blanda was an inspiration to me growing up, seriously, I would see him kick a field goal and be motivated to go do my homework.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Desert Rat

    And another thing – Blanda's college coach was Bear Bryant – before Bryant was at Alabama, he coached Blanda at Kentucky. Blanda was a champ there too. Just win, babe – Pride and Poise – George Blanda – RAIDER NATION!!!

    September 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. brett tanner

    George Blanda was truly a great athlete.From his humble beginnings in Kentucky to the two careers he had in two leagues .I will always remember him as the gentleman Raider who always rose to the occasion in his 27 years of play. Will always remeber you Mister AFL.

    November 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
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