Vitt on Unitas & Brees
- very enjoyable read.
kinda wowed that Vitt knew Johnny U so well...
Vitt believes it was Unitas who helped get him his first job in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts, right out of college in 1978.
Vitt, who had just recovered from his first bout with testicular cancer at the time, has always joked that he thinks Colts Coach Ted Marchibroda gave him the job because, "He figured I only had six months to live." But in all seriousness Thursday, Vitt gushed about the way Unitas took him under his wing and gave him the boost that began his 34-year coaching career.
Vitt first met Unitas when he started working as a doorman at former Baltimore Colts defensive back Bobby Boyd's Hooligan's bar in Towson, Md., where Vitt was going to college at Towson State. Then he started working shifts at the Golden Arm bar owned by Unitas and Boyd closer to Baltimore.
It was a pretty sweet gig for Vitt, considering he met his wife Linda while working the door - as well as becoming close with one of the NFL's all-time greats. Image: http://media.nola.com/saints_impact/photo/graphic-unitas-breesjpg-47ea1c38686b31ec.jpg