Merlin Olsen, Dead at 69

In MemoriumMerlin Olsen was 69. He was a member of the Los Angeles Rams' "Fearsome Foursome" in the 1960s, along with Deacon Jones, Lamar Lundy and Rosey Grier. He later starred on NFL broadcasts, commercials, and the TV series "Little House on the Prairie" and "Father Murphy."

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I loved Little House when I was a kid. Every time my dad walked through the room when it was on he would say, "That guy used to play pro football." Same deal when I watched Hunter.

March 15, 2010 @ 11:31 PM

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