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Merlin Olsen, RIP

Merlin Olsen 9/15/40 – 3/11/10

A member of the Fearsome Foursome, the nickname bestowed upon the defensive front of the 1963 L.A. Rams, passed away today. Mr. Olsen was a force to be reckoned with on the field, a nasty lineman that raked up the tackles and terrorized opposing QB’s, and will be forever enshrined in the Football Hall of Fame.

Personally, I only remember Merlin from his go as a T.V. actor. Yeah, I watched LHOTP, at first because of my sister, but I enjoyed it.

Yeah, I know, old show. And a long clip. But look at Merlin’s presence. He seems so at ease in front of the camera. He called games for CBS after he retired and although I didn’t see those, I am sure he had the same easy-going, nice-to-be-around personna as he did with Laura Ingalls and whatever his son’s name was.

So, Merlin (great name, by the way) here’s to you.

You did good.


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  1. lushhere
    March 13, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Wizard…? Football player…? Actor…? Never on any tabloid, TMZ, police log…we’ve lost a good one.

  2. urdead2me
    March 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    RIP – Merlin Olsen, 69, played football w/ the Rams & then was a sports commentator. Then what? Olsen tried acting, playing Jon Garvey on Little House on the Prairie…Just before dying of cancer he sued NBC for exposure to asbestos. http://urdead2me.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/rip-merlin-olsen/

  1. March 11, 2010 at 7:09 pm

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