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George Blanda Dies at Age 83: Oakland Raiders Lose Another Hall of Famer

Lower the flags to half-mast.

Turn on the autumn wind.

Break out the photo albums.

George Blanda is no longer among us, Raider Nation.

George, known for his never-ending career and the ability to keep going when other athletes simply ran out of energy, passed away today, 11 days after his 83rd birthday.

For those of us who grew up hearing about his stories, he was a legend in Silver and Black, a kicker who could also pass, a scoring weapon that could beat opponents two ways.

His career would start back when your dad was born, in the 1940s, and would end in the 1970s—1975 to be precise.

Playing originally with the Chicago Bears, George Blanda played nine ...

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