October 10th, 2012, 02:02 PM #11
October 10th, 2012, 07:41 PM #12
October 11th, 2012, 04:30 PM #13
RIP....read the book "they call me dirty" years ago that up to that point was his bio. He was also in Porkys along with his wife, who was also his wife is real life.
Odd, that at the end he will always be known for Mongo. Life is strange.
October 11th, 2012, 08:05 PM #14
Wait. Why in the hell is this in Reality? It belongs in MEDIA...or NFL. Not Reality. Come on...
And thanks for reminding me about Porky's HC...Love that movie.
October 12th, 2012, 06:55 AM #15
October 12th, 2012, 07:59 AM #16
October 12th, 2012, 10:39 AM #17
Just a side note: Karras was on the field playing for the Lions (# 71) when Tom Dempsey, the Saints kicker kicked the record setting 63 yard field goal.
"His reputation as a league outlaw was cemented in 1963 when Rozelle suspended him indefinitely, along with Paul Hornung, for betting on NFL games, and both players missed the entire season. Neither man was accused of betting against his own team. Karras indicated that he was betting cigarettes and cigars on the games.
Shortly after Mr. Karras returned, an official asked him to call the pregame coin toss and Mr. Karras, with cheeky disdain, refused.
‘‘I’m sorry, sir,’’ he said, ‘‘but I’m not permitted to gamble.’’
October 12th, 2012, 01:15 PM #18
Kick shouldn't have counted.