Rest in peace, Merlin Olsen!

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    One of the all time NFL greats!.....And a damn good man!

    The "fearsome foursome" were an awesome thing to watch!
     
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    Wasn't he on 'little house on the prairie?'
     
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    I believe he was at one time. He was in several movies also.
     
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    Damn nice guy and a hell of a ball player!

    Sorry to see him go

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    And the star of Father Murphy.
     
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    RIP Merlin----great man--great football player
     
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    RIP... Good guy...
     
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    My stepfather took me to the pro bowl at the LA coliseum when I was about 6 years old. I'll never forget Merlin Olsen chasing Sonny Jurgenson around the back field, picking him up and making like he was going to slam him to the ground. He gently put him down and patted him on the back and walked away after causing a twenty yard loss. Had it been a meaningful game, I pity ol' Sonny Jurgenson!:razz:
     
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    I remember Merlin playing with Deacon Jones they were terrors for any offense. Deacon got the high profile sacks but it was Merlin who stayed home and kept them honest.
     

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