Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
2 Pages12>
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline wpr  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9:31:31 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,984
Applause Received: 2,041
Quote:
Alex Karras was one of the NFL's most feared defensive tackles throughout the 1960s, a player who hounded quarterbacks and bulled past opposing linemen.

And yet, to many people he will always be the lovable dad from the 1980s sitcom ''Webster'' or the big cowboy who famously punched out a horse in ''Blazing Saddles.''

The rugged player, who anchored the Detroit Lions' defense and then made a successful transition to an acting career, with a stint along the way as a commentator on ''Monday Night Football,'' died Wednesday. He was 77.

Karras had recently suffered kidney failure and been diagnosed with dementia. The Lions also said he had suffered from heart disease and, for the last two years, stomach cancer. He died at home in Los Angeles surrounded by family members, said Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney.

''Perhaps no player in Lions history attained as much success and notoriety for what he did after his playing days as did Alex,'' Lions president Tom Lewand said.

He was the heart of the Lions' famed ''Fearsome Foursome,'' terrorizing quarterbacks for years. The Lions handed the powerful 1962 Green Bay Packers their only defeat that season, a 26-14 upset on Thanksgiving during which they harassed quarterback Bart Starr constantly.

Packers guard Jerry Kramer wrote in his diary of the 1967 season about his trepidation over having to play Karras.

''I'm thinking about him every minute,'' Kramer wrote.



more

He was almost before my time when he played in the NFL. There was no a lot of media coverage back then. But I knew he was a heck of a player.
Offline wpr  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9:39:41 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,984
Applause Received: 2,041
After his 1 year suspension for gambling: (#4 on the list.)
Quote:
Upon returning to action in 1964, Karras once refused when an official asked him to call the pregame coin toss. "I'm sorry, sir," Karras replied. "I'm not permitted to gamble."
Offline zombieslayer  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9:40:12 AM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: San Francisco
Applause Given: 778
Applause Received: 495
I remember him from Webster. Seemed pretty cool. Or at least, his character was.

Bummer. :(
Offline Packerchick  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:10:29 AM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given2: 604
Applause Received: 27
zombieslayer said: Go to Quoted Post
I remember him from Webster. Seemed pretty cool. Or at least, his character was.

Bummer. :(



I knew him that way too, also from Blazing Saddles and Porkys.

"Mongo like candy" - Blazing Saddles

"This is a man's county. Get the ____ out" - Porkys
Offline wpr  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:38:25 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,984
Applause Received: 2,041
Packerchick said: Go to Quoted Post
I knew him that way too, also from Blazing Saddles and Porkys.

"Mongo like candy" - Blazing Saddles

"This is a man's county. Get the ____ out" - Porkys


never saw Porkys but Love him in Blazing Saddles.
thanks Post received 1 applause.
Packerchick on 10/10/2012(UTC)
Offline Pack93z  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:48:32 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Bronze: 2012

United States
Joined: 3/16/2007(UTC)
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Applause Given: 437
Applause Received: 1,233
As noted.. this is what I remember him in film for.


I can't remember watching Webster.. not even once.
thanks Post received 1 applause.
Packerchick on 10/10/2012(UTC)
Offline Packerchick  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:35:39 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given2: 604
Applause Received: 27
wpr said: Go to Quoted Post
never saw Porkys but Love him in Blazing Saddles.


LOL especially the cowboys gas attack around the campfire

Thats how I remember Alex Karras too. He will be missed.
Offline wpr  
#8 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:07:47 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,984
Applause Received: 2,041
Offline Cheesey  
#9 Posted : Thursday, October 11, 2012 4:19:03 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

United States
Joined: 7/28/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 802
Applause Received: 936
Packerchick said: Go to Quoted Post
LOL especially the cowboys gas attack around the campfire

Thats how I remember Alex Karras too. He will be missed.


"Blazing saddles".
One of my all time favorite films! Probably the most "unpolitically correct" film of all time!
And if you have only seen it on TV, it probably seems stupid, as all of the racist and profanity is removed, thus taking away all it's deep rooted humor.
The camp fire scene STILL makes me laugh!
thanks Post received 1 applause.
Packerchick on 10/11/2012(UTC)
Offline yooperfan  
#10 Posted : Friday, October 12, 2012 12:48:23 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2014PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2016

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Ishpeming Michigan
Applause Given: 1,633
Applause Received: 648
I don't remember him as an actor but I will always remember him as one hell of a football player.
He was really hard on the Packers back in the day.
The Packers/Lions games were a real blood bath in those days.
Him and Hornung were both suspended for gambling at the same time.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
2 Pages12>
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
uffda udfa (2h) : Favorite GM candidate... Wolf or Gutekunst?
uffda udfa (3h) : I'd rather sit them than play them too compromised.
uffda udfa (3h) : Yeah, Z. More pressure cooker talk and smoked turkeys.
Zero2Cool (3h) : If this were a regular-season game, Nelson, Adams and Allison probably would not play, MM says.
Smokey (4h) : Mason Crosby is ill, hope it's not the Flu.
Smokey (4h) : Great, can we move past that story and get back to the Atlanta game ?
Zero2Cool (4h) : Packers exec Eliot Wolf has withdrawn his name for 49ers' GM job, as @TomPelissero reported. He didn't feel it was the right time.
TheKanataThrilla (5h) : We'll just have to score TDs then.
Zero2Cool (5h) : That's what we know.
Zero2Cool (5h) : Crosby, Mason K Illness
Smokey (5h) : Is He ill or not ?
Smokey (5h) : Raiderpride asked, "Anyone know what Crosby's illness is?"
Zero2Cool (6h) : Davante Adams expected to play- KFFL
Porforis (6h) : Alright, my opinion on Jordy has changed. If he's medically cleared to play, play him.
hardrocker950 (8h) : By Sunday we won't have any WRs
Zero2Cool (9h) : Geronimo hamstring, Janis quad. BEAUTIFUL.
Smokey (9h) : Mason Crosby, is his health OK ?
Smokey (9h) : Hello
FLORIDA PACKER88 (9h) : Davis, G-Mo, and Janis will need to step up, but all three did score last time we played ATL!
FLORIDA PACKER88 (9h) : Does Janis become a playoff hero second year in a row? Looks we're gonna have to find out either way regardless. Thank God for a healthy Cob
Smokey (9h) : Is Mason Crosby's health OK ?
Smokey (10h) : What's in your Coffee ?
uffda udfa (22h) : Sit Davante if he has a bad ankle. We remember 2015.
uffda udfa (22h) : Davante is not going to practice until SAT at earliest.
uffda udfa (22h) : Davante and Jordy may be inactive at ATL.
Smokey (23h) : ROFL !!
Cheesey (23h) : The Packers SMOKED the COWBOYS!!!LOL!
Smokey (23h) : Ever Smoke a Turkey, it takes lots of rolling papers. LOL
Smokey (23h) : Thanks Cheesey. LOL
Cheesey (23h) : Smokey, it was chicken gizzards (and hearts)!
Cheesey (23h) : So let's just start by saying, I love you!
Zero2Cool (18-Jan) : Great, Geronimo Allison is on the injury report.
Zero2Cool (18-Jan) : Most irritating tweets/tweet starters: 1) This >>> 2) Yep, ...3) There it is.... 4) Not good 5) XX doing XX things 6) Because xxx
Zero2Cool (18-Jan) : Belichick when asked to discuss the importance of having the home crowd behind them: “I don’t know. Go ask Dallas and Kansas City.” …Oof.
Smokey (18-Jan) : BRAVO, ZERO !
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

2016 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 3:25 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 7:30 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
3m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Dulak

6m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Dulak

22m / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

41m / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / TheKanataThrilla

2h / Around The NFL / wpr

2h / Around The NFL / wpr

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

4h / Around The NFL / Smokey

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / TheKanataThrilla

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / TheKanataThrilla

7h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa


Packers Headlines