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Lions saddened to learn of Alex Karras' condition
AP ^ | October 8, 2012 | Larry Lage

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: alexkarras; detroit; detroitlions; football; karras; mongo; movies; nfl

1 posted on 10/08/2012 8:45:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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2 posted on 10/08/2012 8:51:35 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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Darn. He seemed like one of the good guys post NFL.


3 posted on 10/08/2012 9:10:39 PM PDT by PrairieDawg
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Definitely NOT the Paper Lion. Fair winds and Following Seas, Alex. Thanks for the memories.


4 posted on 10/08/2012 9:22:27 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I always like him. Prayers for Alex and his family.


5 posted on 10/08/2012 9:24:00 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: ConservativeStatement

At age 77 he lasted a whole lot longer than his peers . . .


6 posted on 10/08/2012 9:27:03 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


7 posted on 10/08/2012 9:31:06 PM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Always one of my favorite people. Prayers up for him and his family in days to come. :(


8 posted on 10/08/2012 9:32:37 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: cookcounty

Fearsome Foursome were the Los Angeles Rams

Deacon Jones, Lamar Lundy, Roger Brown and Merlin Olsen


9 posted on 10/08/2012 9:45:54 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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When I was a kid, my friend's Dad ran a Beer Distributorship in Glendale. His Dad was buddies with Merlin Olsen, so he hired him in the off season to work there.

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.

10 posted on 10/08/2012 9:59:17 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I liked him on Webster.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 11:17:31 PM PDT by paltz
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12 posted on 10/08/2012 11:29:48 PM PDT by DeFault User
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Movies:
“Victor Victoria”
“Blazing Saddles” Mongo and the bean-eating scene. Classic!
One with Susan Clark.

A good guy. Hope he recovers or finds a blessed sleep.


13 posted on 10/08/2012 11:30:37 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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“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.


14 posted on 10/09/2012 3:23:55 AM PDT by DAC21
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I believe that Detroit Lions defense was called the “Silver Rush.”


15 posted on 10/09/2012 4:01:52 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Don’t forget “Porky’s!”


16 posted on 10/09/2012 5:25:03 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: DeFault User

“Candygram for Mongo”


17 posted on 10/09/2012 7:12:12 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: DAC21
Close, never heard of Roger Brown. It was Rosie Grier rounding out the four.

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.

18 posted on 10/09/2012 9:41:02 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Prayers for Alex Karras.


19 posted on 10/09/2012 9:52:42 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: DAC21

Right you are. Rosey Grier. Roger Brown and Coy Bacon came along later


20 posted on 10/09/2012 10:20:43 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: DAC21; Alberta's Child
"The nickname "Fearsome Foursome" was later used to describe the 1962 Detroit Lions line of Roger Brown, Alex Karras, Darris McCord, and Sam Williams. ____________________ Above from Wiki... I never knew, sorry. As well, The New York Giants and San Diego Chargers also had D lines nicknamed the Fearsome Foursome

just when I thought I knew it all!!! I'll go sit in the corner now.

21 posted on 10/09/2012 12:03:59 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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