Posts Tagged ‘Merlin Olsen’

Draft Countdown: Thrills start in three days

Three…more…days.

If you’re a draftnik, and if you think Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper are like Axl and Slash, then you know what’s in three days. The path to prime time is getting short, as draft weekend starts Thursday.

So if the NFL draft is just three days away, then what are some good draft 3s?

Pick Six: NFL players-turned-actors

While Dave Dameshek’s NFL.com column this week contained a list of the top athletes-turned-actors, here is the more “official” list of NFL players who have turned that trick.

Packers WR Jennings will appear in ‘Criminal Minds’

NFL players are no strangers to making the leap over to a film or television career. A transition that sometimes appears as seamless as a well-run pass route.

Brandt: Remembering a gentle giant

Merlin Olsen, who passed away Wednesday night, was a great player and a great person. I’m not sure anyone who knew him didn’t like him.

Hall of Famer Olsen dead at 69

Merlin Olsen, legendary Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 69.

Hall of Famers hit campaign trail for teammates

One of the biggest themes leading up to the Hall of Fame, next to the incoming class, is the list of players not in the Hall of Fame. Put a microphone in front of a player and he’ll instantly start campaigning for teammates who belong in the Hall of Fame.

Hall of Famer Jones upset No. 75 isn’t retired by Rams

David “Deacon” Jones used to channel a lot of hate to play defensive end for the Rams. The 70-year-old Pro Football Hall of Famer still has it.

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