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Y.A. Tittle has passed away

Defenderdawg : 10/9/2017 12:32 pm
Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger)
10/9/17, 12:27 PM
#LSU deputy AD Verge Ausberry confirms the school has learned of the passing of former QB Y.A. Tittle.
RIP to one of the all time Giants greats  
Ira : 10/9/2017 12:33 pm : link
More info  
Defenderdawg : 10/9/2017 12:34 pm : link
Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger)
10/9/17, 12:29 PM
Tittle passed peacefully last night surrounded by family, #LSU spokesman says.
No. 14  
jeff57 : 10/9/2017 12:34 pm : link
Mad Mike : 10/9/2017 12:35 pm : link
He's before my time, but obviously a big part of Giants, and NFL, history.
Britt in VA : 10/9/2017 12:36 pm : link
I have a large autographed photo of his from Yankee Stadium  
Bold Ruler : Mod : 10/9/2017 12:37 pm : link
from the day he passed for 7 TDs against Washington hanging in my living room. He was a hell of a player, tough as nails and I'm sorry he's gone.
He had a chance to break the record for most TD's in a single game....  
Britt in VA : 10/9/2017 12:38 pm : link
and pulled himself from the game because it was the right thing to do for sportsmanship.

Greatest Quarterback in the history of the New York Football Giants  
Emlen'sGremlins : 10/9/2017 12:39 pm : link
Two time NFL MVP
AcidTest : 10/9/2017 12:40 pm : link
absolute legend for the Giants, and the NFL. Prayers to him and his family and friends. RIP. God bless.
NO Advocate  
Defenderdawg : 10/9/2017 12:40 pm : link
“Y.A. Tittle, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and LSU’s first T-formation quarterback, died Monday, according to LSU deputy director of athletics Verge Ausberry.

He was 90.

Known as “The Bald Eagle’’ for his lack of hair — which he began losing in college — throughout his 17-year pro career with the Baltimore Colts of the All-American Football Conference, the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants of the NFL, Tittle was a two-time NFL MVP and a seven-time Pro Bowl quarterback...”
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allstarjim : 10/9/2017 12:48 pm : link
A QB that so many great QB's are still compared to, and a true legend of the game.
Doomster : 10/9/2017 12:48 pm : link
we hardly knew YA....RIP.....

I grew up with the Giants of the early 60's....they went to the Championship game 3 straight years....should have won it it in '63, but Del dropped that pass, and a dirty play took out YA's knee...
Commanded the best offense ever. The only thing that could beat them  
Ivan15 : 10/9/2017 12:51 pm : link
Was bad weather.

A great man. RIP.
Sad news  
Bleedin Blue : 10/9/2017 12:54 pm : link
R I P to an NFL and NY Giants Legend!
He couldn't stand watching this team any longer  
jgambrosio : 10/9/2017 12:55 pm : link
Met him at one of the giants functions back around 1990. Great guy, very nice and very generous with autographs. Too bad it was on a football they were giving out and not even visible any longer...
Sad News  
Ed A. : 10/9/2017 12:58 pm : link
Great QB and leader. R.I.P. Y.A. Thanks for all the memories.
Sad news  
bluesince56 : 10/9/2017 1:01 pm : link
Saw him play many times. Great Giant
A truly great qb and a great human being. Sad news indeed.  
SterlingArcher : 10/9/2017 1:02 pm : link
RE: A truly great qb and a great human being. Sad news indeed.  
old man : 10/9/2017 1:17 pm : link
In comment 13639140 SterlingArcher said:

And his last 3 years were tough on him physically.
Sad day in a sad season for NYFG fans.

Condolences to family.

RIP Y.A. Tittle  
Frank from CA : 10/9/2017 1:22 pm : link
A legend held in reverence by all of my antecedents (who were all NY Football Giants fans). One of the great ones in the beloved history of the team.
Great. The Giants  
Josiah31 : 10/9/2017 1:24 pm : link
Play killed Y.A Title. He couldn’t handle watching that team suck anymore.
October 28th, 1962....I'm a 7 year old and was taken to my first  
No Where Man : 10/9/2017 1:28 pm : link
ever Giants game. YA throws for 7 TD passes as we beat Washington, 49-34. A terrific memory. My dad who took me and is now 94 still remembers that game as well.
never saw him play......  
BillKo : 10/9/2017 1:31 pm : link
but seen the NFL Films highights, and of course that famous picture posted above.

An all time great.......RIP
dpinzow : 10/9/2017 1:34 pm : link
Del Shofner : 10/9/2017 1:35 pm : link
YAT. All time great thrower of the long bomb.
This One Hurts,  
clatterbuck : 10/9/2017 1:36 pm : link
I have the photo from his last game on my man cave wall, Y.A. despondent, huddled on the bench. He was one of greatest of all time, MVP at 37, classy, tough, one of the best pure passers ever to play. His daughter, Dianne Tittle DeLaet, wrote a poigant memoir, "Giants and Heroes," about growing up with her father during the Glory Years. R.I.P. Y.A. Gifford, Rote, Conerly, Rosey, Big Red, and the other guys are waiting for you.
A true legend  
ctc in ftmyers : 10/9/2017 1:40 pm : link
He was my first football hero  
VTDAD : 10/9/2017 1:41 pm : link

RIP to a legend  
BLUATHRT : 10/9/2017 1:42 pm : link
RIP Yelberton  
liteamorn : 10/9/2017 1:47 pm : link
Y.A. was the first Giants quarterback I can remember, this hurts.
Man, what a tough week  
idiotsavant : 10/9/2017 2:09 pm : link
he was a nice guy. Oof.
RE: RIP to one of the all time Giants greats  
Phil S : 10/9/2017 2:28 pm : link
In comment 13639089 Ira said:

I always remember passing his office on trips to Yosemite. I started watching football about the time he retired.
RIP Y.A.  
dune69 : 10/9/2017 2:43 pm : link
I got to see several games on TV with Tittle throwing TD's. My love of the Giants began at 6 years of age and Tittle near the end of his career. Yet he was terrific in '62 and '63. That man took a pounding. Then the wilderness years began.
my fondest menory was at a Giants training camp  
gtt350 : 10/9/2017 2:51 pm : link
ans this old guy on the sidelines was playing catch throwing beautiful 50 yard spirals. I said " who the hell is that"

that son is YA Tittle
Idolized this man...  
M.S. : 10/9/2017 2:55 pm : link
...growing up rooting for the Giants.

YA to Del Shofner, that pretty much sums up my entire youth.

R. I. P.
In tribute...  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/9/2017 3:14 pm : link
Here is Larry's article on Y.A. from 2013...
Y.A. Tittle’s Incomparable 1962 and 1963 Seasons - ( New Window )
SomeFan : 10/9/2017 3:18 pm : link
That picture of him is classic.
The last Alley-Oop for YA.  
Red Dog : 10/9/2017 3:27 pm : link
One of the all-time greats for two franchises.
Wow. Tough news  
Still a Sam Huff fan : 10/9/2017 3:28 pm : link
RIP Yelberton Abraham

You were idolized by many on this site.
this season  
well...bye TC : 10/9/2017 3:31 pm : link
was the last straw...
Great great player  
HomerJones45 : 10/9/2017 3:59 pm : link
may he rest in peace
Rest In Peace YA...  
Giant John : 10/9/2017 4:00 pm : link
You put it all out on the field. Thank you for the memories.
My handle will remain my tribute  
Y.A. : 10/9/2017 4:08 pm : link
Favorite story from a few years ago. Y.A. visits Giants camp and Coughlin jokingly suggests he could be Eli's backup. Y.A.: "Backup?!" ;-)

R.I.P. and thanks for making being a Giants fan so great!
Mike from Ohio : 10/9/2017 4:11 pm : link
An all-time Giant and NFL great!
He was the Giants’ QB when I became a fan  
BillT : 10/9/2017 5:05 pm : link
Remember the 7 TD game and listening to the Giants in the radio with my dad. He was a great one.
Gman11 : 10/9/2017 5:21 pm : link
A true Giants legend.
Damn RIP YA  
Bluesbreaker : 10/9/2017 5:23 pm : link
He was at the very end of his career . My Father took my
sister and Brother to watch the Giants they got to meet many of them coming off the Bus . Somewhere I think we still have
slides of Ya and Don Chandler dressed in suits of course .
But he was the first QB that I knew as a young Giant fan .
Was'r right along then they had a kid from Cornell right
up the road from me in Gary Wood also I think Glynn Griffing
The 36 TD passes stood for a very long time as well .
Can this week get any worse ...
Y A Tittle the best Giant QB  
yalebowl : 10/9/2017 5:32 pm : link
I was partial to Charley Conerly and he played his last year along with Tittle in his first year. But Y A Tittle will always be the Giant's best quarterback.

I watched both Giant QBs growing up and more often than not listening to the play by play on the radio.
RIP to an all time great.  
yatqb : 10/9/2017 6:01 pm : link
Steve in South Jersey : 10/9/2017 6:03 pm : link
a great Giant.
Great Giant & from all I've read,  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 10/9/2017 6:45 pm : link
a great man.

That '64 photo is iconic.
Dave in Hoboken : 10/9/2017 7:51 pm : link
Tittle to Shofner.  
GmenSoFla : 10/9/2017 7:54 pm : link
Memories of that combo resonates in my mind like it was yesterday. Sad day for Giants fans, but it was good to see that he led a long life and was highly respected by all that knew him.
Rick in Dallas : 10/9/2017 9:37 pm : link
He threw the best spiral of any QB I have seen. By far the best Giant QB ever.
My first Giant game in Yankee Stadium.  
chiro56 : 10/9/2017 9:43 pm : link
I was in awe As young kid to watch the great YA Tittle. Never forgot it.RIP.
jmdvm : 10/10/2017 3:04 am : link
October 28th, 1962....I'm a 7 year old and was taken to my first
No Where Man : 10/9/2017 1:28 pm : link : reply
ever Giants game. YA throws for 7 TD passes as we beat Washington, 49-34. A terrific memory. My dad who took me and is now 94 still remembers that game as well.

Me too, as a 8 year old. Years later I picked up a program from that game and had him sign it to me and my dad. A class act
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