I knew him from television and film, but I did know he was a heck of a football player.
Rest well, sir.
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Post by Mighty Jack on Mar 11, 2010 17:36:05 GMT -5
As a member of the Rams Fearsom Foresome, the guy was an amazing defensive player ( I still chuckle when I think of him speaking about his exasperation in trying to catch that damn Frank Tarkenton (the scrambling QB prototype).
And of course, his epic battle with Joe Don is the stuff of legend. Another part of my youth has passed. Rest in peace Merlin.
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Post by afriendlychicken on Mar 11, 2010 20:18:36 GMT -5
He was a great football player and I remember him on NBC doing color commentary with Dick Enberg on NFL games in the 80's. A very nice man who will be missed. RIP Merlin.
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Post by davidbeegah on Mar 14, 2010 0:16:57 GMT -5
I am old enough to remember him as a defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams. He was great, a member of the Hall of Fame in fact. Also a Hall of Fame broadcaster and an all around nice guy from what I understand. Lousy butler but if he served Mitchell Scotch by the quart he can't be all bad...
Rest in Peace Merlin
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