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Former Lions DL Alex Karras dies at age 77

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:41 am    Post subject: Former Lions DL Alex Karras dies at age 77 Reply with quote

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BREAKING: Alex Karras, former NFL defensive lineman who later found roles acting, dies at 77. Story will be posted soon.


http://twitter.com/AP_NFL/statuses/256040925116108800

RIP.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in peace, Mongo!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP, Mongo.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was one of the best tackles of his generations, should be in the hall already, especially given the gambling issue proved no obstacle for Hornung.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't even imagine the feeling knowing that you were going to die after finding out your kidney failed. Hopefully he had a great last couple of hours with his loved ones.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the choice Alex Karras quote that doesn't involve 'Mongo':

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It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in peace George. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



The Mad Duck is one of the best to ever grace the gridiron. Some would say he is among the three best players to ever suit up for the Detroit Lions Franchise.

He talked candidly about the sport and his openness irked some of those in positions of power. He is a sure fire Hall of Famer that has been left out because of perephial issues.

RIP Alex
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when the NFL field goal distance record of 63 yards was first set by Tom Dempsey of the New Orleans Saints, it was against Karras and the Lions. no one had EVER made a field goal of that kind of distance before, so the Lions didn't even rush. Karras' comment afterward was...

"I've lined up plenty of times on the 37 yard line to rush a field goal attempt, but they were always pointed the other way."
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time for the Veterans Committee to vote Alex Karras into Canton.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way before my time.

R.I.P Alex.

The only thing I really know him for is that clip of him singing that rediculous fight song from the Lou Holtz year on MNF. But from what the Old-Timers are saying he was an animal and stud on the field.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHf6ul_ROVc
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