Delta's flight to D. C. accommodated the Germany-bound passengers and others like us who'd gotten to the airport super, super early. A good thing because U.S. Airways rep said flights out of New Orleans were booked solid for two days. We got to the Delta counter in Atlanta as our flight was boarding another packed flight.
Hey, U.S. Airways, why don't you get off your greedy butt and hire more people?
Anyway, moving along -- looks like Denise had it right, Blogger somehow ate my "Y" post. I'm clueless as to how that happened and apologize.)
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Yelberton Abraham Tittle was born in Marshall, Texas, on October 24, 1926. He spent his formative years in Texas but attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and was the quarterback for the LSU Tigers. Mr. Tittle is a legend at LSU. Even more appropriately, Mr. Tittle is a football legend nationwide. My husband, the sports enthusiast, idolizes Y.A. Tittle and suggested him for this post. With a big 'thank you' to my husband and Wikipedia, some of the stats unfold:
First, Mr. Tittle was the quarterback and MVP player in the legendary Cotton Bowl Classic in 1947 that ended in a scoreless tie between LSU and Arkansas during an ice storm.
He played professional football (quarterback) for the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Giants. In 1971, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Mr. Tittle threw seven touchdown passes in a 1962 game which still stands as the all-time record for passing touchdowns in a single game (also shared by Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda and joe Kapp). Mr. Tittle was the first player in NFL (National Football League) history to throw 30 or more touchdown passes in consecutive seasons. His 36 touchdown passes in 1963 would set a 20-year record, until Dan Marino broke it in 1984.
I'd never heard of his first name before but learned it is of English origin, which could be from Devon, England, and first recorded in 1291 as 'Ellenford' or 'elder tree' with 'tun' or 'village' added later. The other possibility is the name is from the personal name 'Geldfrip + Old English 'tun.'
|The 1964 iconic photo from the Pittsburg-Post Gazette that has come to symbolize much about football's grit.|
|Yes, Mr. Tittle is still with us, thankfully.|