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  1. Historically, B1G top conference for defense

    Josh Moyer

    Grab a pencil and a notepad. There will be a short test. Five questions. Open answer. And no cheating. Ready? OK, who is the best linebacker in college football history? How about defensive tackle? Defensive end? Cornerback? Safety? Time's up. ...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  2. Deacon Jones changed game, set standard

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Johnny Unitas and receiver Raymond Berry had been tormenting NFL Western Conference defenses with the deep ball when along came David "Deacon" Jones and a new wave of defensive linemen to spoil the fun. "The main pattern we were using ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  3. In Memoriam: Alex Karras

    Michael Weinreb

    I imagine there are worse things to be remembered for than felling a horse with a single punch, but it should be noted for posterity that this was not the only highly theatrical brawl of Alex Karras's career. In 1963, a professional wrestler named Di...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  4. Alex Karras death marks an end to another time - NFL

    Jeff MacGregor

    Football is the last Great Circus and the last of our epic American fables. To say otherwise is dishonest.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  5. Concussions concerned Alex Karras in '04

    Kevin Seifert

    The video offers three minutes worth of excerpts from a 2004 interview with former Detroit Lions defensive lineman Alex Karras, who died Wednesday at 77. What's amazing to me is how stark and clear he was on a concussion issue that only recently has ...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  6. Look back at acting career of Alex Karras

    Lynn Hoppes

    Alex Karras, who died on Wednesday, played 12 seasons of pro football but had a longer career on TV and the movie screen. Karras, 77, appeared in more than 35 shows, starting with an appearance on "Daniel Boone" in 1969. His last appearance was on...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  7. Rare post-football success for Alex Karras

    Kevin Seifert

    Alex Karras retired from the NFL before I was born. So for me and many others who grew up in places other than Detroit, he was a goofball actor who -- we found out later -- just so happened to be a pretty darn good football player a few decades earli...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  8. Alex Karras, Detroit Lions defensive great, dies at age 77

    Alex Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  9. NFL -- Clayton: Alex Karras' humor was his strength

    John Clayton

    Alex Karras was great on the field for the Lions but even more winning as an entertainer, writes John Clayton.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  10. Alex Karras released from hospital to spend final days with wife,...

    Alex Karras was recently released from a California hospital after having kidney failure so he could spend his final days with family.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  11. BBAO: Alshon Jeffery among big injuries

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Week 5 brought a number of significant injuries to the NFC North. As we noted late Monday night, the Green Bay Packers have lost tailback Cedric Benson for at least eight weeks and perhaps the season because of a Lis...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  12. Reports -- Detroit Lions great Alex Karras has kidney failure

    Alex Karras' condition has deteriorated and the NFL team he played for is extending its sympathies.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  13. Historical perspective on Vilma suspension

    Pat Yasinskas

    The season-long suspension of New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma pretty much is unprecedented in the NFL. There have been plenty of one-year suspensions (and some longer) for substance-abuse violations. But Vilma's suspension ranks as on...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  14. BBAO: Rounding out the week

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Let's breeze through some NFC North headlines on a quiet Friday morning (jinx): Former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras has joined a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of players who suffered concussions...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  15. Former Detroit Lion Alex Karras joins concussion lawsuit against ...

    To a generation of TV and film fans, Alex Karras will forever be the loving adoptive dad on the 1980s sitcom "Webster" or the big guy who punched a horse in 1974's "Blazing Saddles." Before his acting days, he was a football star, a three-time All-Pro def

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  16. Top 5 NFL scandals

    Mike Sando

    The most significant scandals in NFL history affected individuals and organizations alike. The nature of the allegations, the prominence of the individuals involved, the punishment meted out and the overall impact led us to single out the following f...

    Blog | March 21, 2012