Merlin Olsen - Quotes

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One of life's most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepared. ---->>>

I was captain and should have set the example. I would lift a minimum of weights. Mine was natural physical strength. I always thought quickness and agility were much more important. ---->>>

Our coach was absolutely out of his head. He must have read Bear Bryant's book. We had 78 players out. The first day 35 quit. Twenty quit the second day. We ended with 17 players. It was depressing. ---->>>

Nobody cared about swimming. You could draw a crowd for basketball. ---->>>

It took me a while to realize that basketball wasn't football. ---->>>

You are the land. The land is you. ---->>>

I just wanted to be an athlete. ---->>>

When a man lies, he murders some part of the world. ---->>>

Our whole philosophy was to intimidate the quarterback. We were able to do it. We were pioneers. People still recognize us as, maybe, the best defensive line of all time. ---->>>

The basketball coach cut me within two days, so I was back in the pool. I was the first one in the wall after the first 25 yards, but the last one out because I didn't have a flip turn. ---->>>

I probably played hurt a lot more times than I should have. ---->>>

I can ski out of my back door. ---->>>

I was always the last one chosen for football games in Central Park. ---->>>

I've caught fish as big as I am. I've caught marlin close to 300 pounds. ---->>>

After a few games I knew I was going to be able to compete. The idea of being a star never crossed my mind. ---->>>

I bet I made close to 20 tackles because nobody on either side knew what they were doing. ---->>>

Most exciting for me was to make the Pro Bowl in 14 of 15 years. ---->>>

Team doctors' jobs those days were to keep you on the field. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 09-15, 1940
Die: 03-11, 2010
Occupation: Athlete

Merlin Jay Olsen (September 15, 1940 – March 11, 2010) was an American football player, announcer, and actor. He played his entire 15-year professional football career in National Football League (NFL) as a defensive tackle with the Los Angeles Rams. He was selected to the Pro Bowl a record 14 straight times, missing selection only in the last year of his career (wikipedia)