I met Johnny Unitas in 1965 when I was 11 years old. My oldest brother played on a semi pro team in
New Hampshire called the Nashua Colts. I went to their end of the year awards banquet that year &
Johnny U. was in attendance as their guest speaker. As an 11 year old I was awestruck & mesmerized.
I was already a fan of the team solely based on my brother, who I idolized. This event sealed the deal
for a lifetime of fandom.
My family in NH still has my brother's Colts helmet hanging in the basement. Some day I will get up the
nerve to ask if I can