Thursday, October 11, 2012

Alex Karras July 15, 1935 October 10, 2012



James R said...

It's funny you should pick Alex Karras to honor on the pages of In Progress. Funny, but entirely appropriate. My memories of Alex Karras come almost exclusively from "Paper Lion" where you could immediately tell he was something special.

Big Myk said...

Well, I felt bad at his passing. Also, like many former pro football players, his "golden years" were hard. He suffered from kidney disease, heart disease, dementia and for the last two years, stomach cancer. It was kidney failure that finally did him in.

And while I was never quite the fan of Blazing Saddles like other people, Mongo was a truly inspired character. Mongo should at least be a nominee for the Harvey canon.