George Blanda, R.I.P.

by Jim Siergey

Coach Halas thought George wouldn’t stick,
but Blanda could still pass and kick.
.    For sixteen more years
.     he made it quite clear
no mind did he pay to Time’s tick.

George Blanda passed away Monday at the age of 83.  He played 26 seasons of pro football as a quarterback and kicker, retiring a month shy of his 49th birthday.


Published in History, Limerick, Players | Link to this poem | 1 Comment

George Blanda, R.I.P.: 1 Comment

  1. Stephen Jones wrote,

    A suggestion:

    “he made it quite clear
    he paid no mind to Time’s tick”

    And then (after):

    “fooling everyone with brains, leg and arm”

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