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Alex Karras: A Football Great’s 5 Most Memorable Movie Roles

Posted on 10/10/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyDuring his 12-year career with the Detroit Lions, defensive tackle Alex Karras made All-Pro four times and earned a reputation for terrorizing quarterbacks. But he may have achieved even greater notoriety as a comic actor on television and in motion pictures. Karras, who died today at age 77 in Los Angeles, appeared in scores of television shows, starting in 1969 with a role in an episode of Daniel Boone. He went on to act in TV series ranging from The Odd …

John Williams: The NFL Star Who Fell Hard and Then Redeemed Himself as a Dentist

Posted on 07/12/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyWe’ve heard the story too many times: A professional athlete has his moments of glory, and then, after leaving the game, goes astray and pays a heavy price for it. But John Williams had a different story. Williams, who died July 8 at age 64 while taking a walk near his home, earned All-American honors at the University of Minnesota in 1967 and then went on to play 12 seasons (and in three Super Bowls) as an offensive lineman in the …

A Day in the Life of a Football Mom. Why Manners are a Must!

Posted on 01/26/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeLet me ask you a serious question. How many of you have ever spent any quality time in the ladies’ restroom at an NFL stadium, excluding “most” males? It’s really much more pleasant than you might think. However, my experience outside this secure place was much different. In fact, Roger Goodell should insist that the NFL offer life skill classes to teach folks to interact properly with other fans. The League is multicultural and contemporary, but I spent the entire day …

Super Bowl Commercials: Can They Help Burn Calories?

Posted on 01/23/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthJust in time for Super Bowl party planning — news to help you with your menu, as well as figure out what to do during all those clever ads. A new study shows that you can burn more calories if you stand up and walk in place during commercials, instead of just sitting on the couch watching this year’s funny VW commercial in which dogs bark the “Star Wars” Imperial March theme. And, speaking of calories, if you’re planning on serving chicken wings at …