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RIP Merlin Olsen

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Trouser_Buddah, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member


    One of the football voices of my childhood. :'(
  2. mb

    mb Active Member

    And fans of AFC West teams pour one out in his honor.
  3. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Damn. Just saw an old interview with him, he told a great story about Conrad Dobler and how much he hated him as a player.

    A Chargers-Raiders game, Fouts, Muncie, Enberg and Merlin.

    And he was solid on Little House.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    RIP to one of the voices of the AFC. Olsen had a unique way of presenting the game. He never came across as an ex NFL player.
    He presented a much softer view. Football more as a chess match than physical contest.
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member


    I am completely miserable, San Diego.
  6. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    I enjoyed his work much more than many of the seemingly more arrogant former players who made it to the booths of football Americana.
    He understood the game and was alright in my book.
    RIP, Merlin
  7. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Seemed to be a very dignified man. Sad news. RIP.
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    RIP to a great football player and great announcer. If I were home, I'd pop in "The Drive" and "The Fumble" and listen to that great voice and great analysis.
    He and Enberg were to the AFC what Summerall and Madden were to the NFC.
  9. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I'm going to have to watch my MST3K tape of Mitchell in his honor.
  10. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    So sad, as a kid I knew him from Little House on the Prairie (Jonathan something, I think - Charles' best friend & sometimes business partner) before I knew he was a football player. He later got his own similar show I think called Father Murphy, but I never watched that one.

  11. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    I remember watching him in a TV series in which he played an Amish man. Aaron's Way maybe?
  12. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Who should we call for flower delivery?
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