"Elvis Has Left the Building"

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Fri Sep 12 00:17:47 UTC 2003

Laurence Horn wrote:
>At 1:50 PM -0500 9/11/03, Bill White wrote:
>>On Thu Sep 11 2003 at 08:03, Fred Shapiro <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU> said:
>>Wasn't the phrase also used at the end of his last televised concert
>>in the mid-to-late 1970s?  I always assumed that after its initial
>>use, it became a tradition at his concerts (you could probably contact
>>a biographer about that).
>You mean it didn't originate when Elvis Grbac, a somewhat
>fair-to-middlin' quarterback for the S. F. 49ers and Kansas City
>Chiefs, was pulled from a game in the early 1990s?

Aha...so that might be how it got to be a Sports Center/NHL2Nite
catch phrase on ESPN.
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