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JimBob Skeeter Lap cheong Since: 2.1.02 From: MN Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 1 day # 1 Posted on 10.10.12 1020.34 | Instant Rating: 8.01 http://www.kare11.com/news/article/994276/396/NFL-great-Alex-Karras-dies-at-77 LOS ANGELES, Cal. - Former NFL defensive lineman Alex Karras died Wednesday at age 77 after complications from kidney failure. Karras gained fame as a fearsome defensive lineman and later went on to a career as an actor and broadcaster. Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney, said Karras died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, surrounded by family. Karras had been suffering from dementia. He was among the more than 3,500 NFL players suing the league regarding the treatment of head injuries. Detroit drafted Karras, who grew up in Gary, Ind., 10th overall in 1958 out of Iowa. He was a four-time All-Pro defensive tackle over 12 seasons with the franchise. Karras may be even better known for his work as an actor. He portrayed an adoptive dad in the 1980s sitcom "Webster," and punched a horse in the 1974 comedy classic "Blazing Saddles." --------------------------------------------------------- Mongo no longer pawn in game of life. Rest in peace, Mr. Karras. Promote this thread!
StaggerLee Scrapple Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 5 hours Last activity: 3 hours # 2 Posted on 10.10.12 1729.31 | Instant Rating: 1.63 Mongo is one of the best performances ever by a former athlete. RIP Mr Karras! YOUR 2012 NCCA Tournament Bracket Challenge Winner
DrDirt Banger Since: 8.10.03 From: flyover country Since last post: 33 days Last activity: 1 day # 3 Posted on 10.10.12 1807.31 | Instant Rating: 9.71 I believe he also did a neat turn in the movie Victor/Victoria Perception is reality
Lexus Bierwurst Since: 2.1.02 From: Stafford, VA Since last post: 30 days Last activity: 10 days
AIM: # 4 Posted on 11.10.12 2244.31 | Instant Rating: 5.70 Originally posted by StaggerLee Mongo is one of the best performances ever by a former athlete. RIP Mr Karras! Yes sir! "Laugh and the world laughs with you. Frown and the world laughs at you." -Me.
JimBob Skeeter Lap cheong Since: 2.1.02 From: MN Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 1 day # 5 Posted on 18.10.12 1515.04 | Instant Rating: 8.01 Alex Karras "wrestles" on The Match Game:
Eddie Famous Andouille Since: 11.12.01 From: Catlin IL Since last post: 9 days Last activity: 2 days # 6 Posted on 18.10.12 1713.24 | Instant Rating: 6.98
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Wow, thanks. Guess you learn something new everyday. And I suppose that since the Falcons are playing their B-team, more or less (e.g., no Vick or Crumpler, plus their first two fullbacks are on IR now), that line makes sense.
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