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You Know You’re Getting Old When…

Posted Mar 11 2010 9:01am

When you can remember tuff guy NFL players in their heyday, then you hear that they’ve died at a reasonably respectable age… it makes you feel old.

I remember Merlin Olsen before the flower commercials, before the “Father Murphy” TV gigs.  I remember him as a tuff guy on the defensive line of the LA Rams.  As a kid I was always amazed to hear him speak, cuz it just seemed so incongruous that such a badass on the football field could be so soft spoken and gentle off the field.

RIP Merlin.  And you’re taking yet another piece of my languishing youth with you.

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