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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Former Lion Alex Karras near death Reply with quote

Alex Karras, who played defensive line for the Lions and later found even greater fame as an actor, is reportedly suffering from kidney failure and near death.

After reports surfaced on Monday night that the 77-year-old Karras was given only days to live, Lions president Tom Lewand said in a statement expressing concern from the team.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/10/09/ex-lion-alex-karras-given-days-to-live/


oof, bad news. Karras was a fine player and a very entertaining personality.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the toughest and best at his position for a long time...one of the lion all- time greats. Hard to imagine anything taking him down including old age.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So sad... I didn't get to see him play, but I did love him on Webster. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its to bad for those that didnt see him play. He was a great player and anchored the ORIGINAL fearsome foursome.

His acting debut was in the film, "Paper Lion," which was an adaptation of George Plimpton's book. He was awesome.

Great player, great personality. It's unfortunate he hasn't been elected to the hall of fame. He certainly deserves it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my Dad's lifetime he saw the passing of his favorite Lions (Doak Walker and Bobby Layne) Sad . Now I guess it is my turn to start seeing some of my favorites passing Crying or Very sad . He was the model of a D-lineman, nothing soft about Karras on the field Evil or Very Mad . He was truely worthy of the Lion on his helmet Applause Applause Applause . My prayers are with him and his family Pray .
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.mercurynews.com/49ers/ci_21739792/alex-karras-former-nfl-lineman-actor-dies-at
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Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Detroit Lions' defense in the 1960s, then went on to an acting career in which he starred in the sitcom "Webster" and famously punched a horse in the 1974 comedy "Blazing Saddles," died Wednesday. He was 77.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad

Sad day to be a Lions fan.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for making fond memories for a young Lion fan, who still remembers you now and always will. You did honor and pride to the uniform you wore Applause . Farewell #71, you will not be forgotten Crying or Very sad .
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for setting such a fine football example for me as a youngster. Your determination helped create a lasting fan of the game.

Rest in peace big fella.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember watching him playing football there was one game that really stood out he was playing with blood on his uniform, really stood out to me as a young fan. Bad Motor Scooter...R.I.P.
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