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Why Were Super Stars Alex Karras and Paul Hornung Suspended in 1963?

Pigskin Dispatch

Here are some of the headlines we hit on in this episode: We celebrate Walter Camp, Herb Joesting, Bill Redell and Tony Boselli as well as talk about the big NFL shake up in 1963.Come join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website to see even more Positive football news! Sign up to get daily football history headlines in your email inbox @ Email-subscriberWe also feature great music by Mike and Gene Monroe along with Jason Neff & great graphics from time to time from the folks at Gridiron-Uniform Database.Want more Sports History delivered to your ears, come see this podcast and many more at the Sports History Network - The Headquarters of Sports' Yesteryear!We would like to thank the National Football Foundation, Pro Football Hall of Fame, On this day.com and Pro Football Reference Websites for the information shared with you today.

13mins

17 Apr 2021

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Alex Karras

Legends of Sportsball

Alexander George Karras was born July 15, 1935 in Gary, Indiana, to his parents Dr. George Karras, a Greek immigrant, and Emmeline Karras, a Canadian immigrant. Alex was the youngest of three boys; his brother Lou was 8 years older than he, and Ted was just a year older. Dr. Karras opened a medical practice in Gary, but would die suddenly when Alex was 13. Alex had learned to play football in a parking lot near his home and he would blossom into a 4-time Indiana all-state selection, playing defensive tackle at Emerson High School.Shortly after his graduation of high school, three coaches from University of Iowa arrived with an airplane and flew Karras to Spencer, Iowa. For the entire summer, Alex was a incommunicado writing in the Iowa-City Free Press “nobody knew where I was, not even my mom, although Louie told her not to worry. As Louie explained it, some accommodations were made by the people at Iowa that would make things easier for the family, and so away I went. It was the beginning of some awful years." Awful came in the form of his new college coach, Forest Evashevski or "Evy" to his players. In his sophomore year, Alex showed up 20 pounds over playing-weight and was hampered by a fractured ankle. After being disappointed that he wouldn’t play in the season finale, Alex threw a shoe at Evashevski. Karras would not earn a letter for the 1955 season. 

47mins

26 Nov 2020

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Gut punches from SoundOff, Lolo Jones not advancing in the bracket further, Scott Dochterman talks about his Alex Karras story and the Hawkeyes

Miller & Condon on KXnO

Gut punches from SoundOff, Lolo Jones not advancing in the bracket further, Scott Dochterman talks about his Alex Karras story and the Hawkeyes

51mins

30 Jun 2020

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Gut punches from SoundOff, Lolo Jones not advancing in the bracket further, Scott Dochterman talks about his Alex Karras story and the Hawkeyes

Miller and Condon on KXnO

Gut punches from SoundOff, Lolo Jones not advancing in the bracket further, Scott Dochterman talks about his Alex Karras story and the Hawkeyes

51mins

30 Jun 2020

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Alex Karras, Possible Lions Free Agent Targets, and More!

Detroit Koolaid Cast

On this episode of the Detroit Koolaid Cast, we talk all things Detroit Lions.  DRINK IT IN! Podcast Platforms: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Breaker Castbox Google Play Music Anchor Overcast Pocket Casts PodBean RadioPublic Stitcher Detroit Koolaid Cast Listener Line 989-272-3484.  Please call or text and leave us a message!! @DerekOkrie on Twitter, or reach out to Grifka on Twitter @GrifkaDKC Please SUBSCRIBE and leave us a review on iTunes. GO LIONS!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/detroitkoolaid/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/detroitkoolaid/support

1hr 11mins

24 Jan 2020

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EPISODE 25 PATRIOTS FREE AGENT OL TED KARRAS TALKS HOF UNCLE ALEX KARRAS & NFL CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY

Bleav in Touching Greatness with Ted Sobel

Touching Greatness chats with NFL offensive lineman Ted Karras who’s just into Free Agency after his first four pro seasons with the New England Patriots where he played center this past season and snapping the ball to Tom Brady in 16 of their games including the playoffs. It’s a very prideful week for the Karras … ContinuedSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

26mins

17 Jan 2020

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Previewing and predicting Detroit Lions vs. Denver Broncos, discussing Alex Karras' HOF chances

Talkin' Lions

Previewing and predicting Detroit Lions vs. Denver Broncos, discussing Alex Karras' HOF chances by Dave Birkett and the Detroit Free Press

26mins

20 Dec 2019

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Alex Karras and Vince Dooley-Sports and Torts: Alex Karras

Sports And Torts

We look back at Alex’s career, from Iowa, to Detroit, to Hollywood & the professional wrestling ring. Plus a funny story of how he landed the role of Mongo in Blazing Saddles.

29 Sep 2011

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Alex Karras and Vince Dooley-Sports and Torts: Tarnishing a Legend

Sports And Torts

David & Elliott offer their perspectives on the new Walter Payton biography, which paints a not-too-kind picture of the Hall of Fame running back

29 Sep 2011