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Old 03-11-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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RIP Merlin Olsen


Ah, jeez. RT @HBalzer721 Sad days for Rams fans. Merlin Olsen passes away early this morning at the age of 69.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:07 AM   #2
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He was a heck of a DT. You don't hear his name often enough when people talk about the greats these days.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:14 PM   #3
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He did the color commentary for SBVII. R.I.P
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:17 PM   #4
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Growing up, I idolized Merlin Olsen even though he played for the Rams. What a great player and quality individual. RIP.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:18 PM   #5
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I just heard about this... my parents called me this morning; they live 3 houses down from him. If I recall, he owned a few Volvo dealerships in Pasadena, CA.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:21 PM   #6
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I'll miss the old FTD man!!
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:12 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by SirClintonPortis View Post
He did the color commentary for SBVII. R.I.P
Yup. His call on the replay of the 4th-and-1 touchdown run by Riggo: "You cannot hit Riggins high."
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:35 PM   #8
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Condolences to the Olsen family. Between his TV series and the "Fearsome Foursome" Deacon Jones, Lamar Lundy, Rosevelt Greer, and Merlin Olsen, left a life and legacy we will all remember. I'm sure he will be missed....and I really did enjoy watching him play. His soul will RIP.
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:37 PM   #9
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Truly a football legend...RIP
I did not know he was that old
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:31 PM   #10
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I'm friends with Merlin Olson, too. He comes over. On occasion.


I've only seen some bits and pieces of his play but I remember when I was around 10 or so, a friend/business associate of my father's gave me a Merlin Olsen football card in mint condition, said he was a special player and I'd end up finding out who he was later on.
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