Skip to comments.Lions saddened to learn of Alex Karras' condition
Posted on 10/08/2012 8:44:54 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
DETROIT Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand says the franchise is deeply saddened to learn of Alex Karras' condition.
The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News reported Monday that the former All-Pro defensive lineman and actor has kidney failure and has been given only a few days to live.
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Darn. He seemed like one of the good guys post NFL.
Definitely NOT the Paper Lion. Fair winds and Following Seas, Alex. Thanks for the memories.
I always like him. Prayers for Alex and his family.
At age 77 he lasted a whole lot longer than his peers . . .
Fond Michigan boyhood memories of the “Fearsome Foursome” spinning through my brain.
Alex Karras, Roger Brown, Darris McChord, and Sam Williams. Now THAT was football, the Super-Sackers.
Thanksgiving has not been the same ever since they stopped the Packers-Lions T-Day tradition.
Always one of my favorite people. Prayers up for him and his family in days to come. :(
Fearsome Foursome were the Los Angeles Rams
Deacon Jones, Lamar Lundy, Roger Brown and Merlin Olsen
Professional Football players didn't make the big bucks back in the 60’s.
My friend's Dad played College Football and he was a big guy just like Merlin. They used to play catch using Beer Kegs. Can't remember if those Kegs were empty or full.
I liked him on Webster.
“Blazing Saddles” Mongo and the bean-eating scene. Classic!
One with Susan Clark.
A good guy. Hope he recovers or finds a blessed sleep.
“Fearsome Foursome were the Los Angeles Rams
Deacon Jones, Lamar Lundy, Roger Brown and Merlin Olsen”
Close, never heard of Roger Brown. It was Rosie Grier rounding out the four.
I believe that Detroit Lions defense was called the “Silver Rush.”
Don’t forget “Porky’s!”
“Candygram for Mongo”
Grier replaced Brown after he retired. Brown and Grier were both members of the Fearsome Foursome and were both 300+ lbs.
BTW....Jones lives in my neighborhood ......see him at shopping centers ..etc on occasion. ... walks with a cane.
Prayers for Alex Karras.
Right you are. Rosey Grier. Roger Brown and Coy Bacon came along later
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