Head Slap by Deacon Jones

March 12, 2010

I just heard that ex-NFL star Merlin Olsen died at the age of 69 yesterday from complications from cancer. He was in the NFL a little before my time, but of course I knew of him from the broadcast booth as well as his role on Little House on the Prairie and his stint as pitchman for FTD flowers. He seemed like a genuinely nice and well-liked man. While Merlin didn’t have his own biography, I’ve heard he is mentioned frequently in Head Slap by teammate Deacon Jones. Maybe I’ll have to pick this one up sometime.

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