Facts about Merlin Olsen

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Merlin Olsen was a famous Athlete from USA, who lived between September 15, 1940 and March 11, 2010.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Merlin.

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Famous quotes by Merlin Olsen (18)


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"Most exciting for me was to make the Pro Bowl in 14 of 15 years"
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"It took me a while to realize that basketball wasn't football"
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"I just wanted to be an athlete"
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"I've caught fish as big as I am. I've caught marlin close to 300 pounds"
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"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"
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"I was always the last one chosen for football games in Central Park"
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"You are the land. The land is you"
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"When a man lies, he murders some part of the world"
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"Nobody cared about swimming. You could draw a crowd for basketball"
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"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"
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"Team doctors' jobs those days were to keep you on the field"
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"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"
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"I can ski out of my back door"
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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"
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"I probably played hurt a lot more times than I should have"
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"I bet I made close to 20 tackles because nobody on either side knew what they were doing"
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"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"
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"After a few games I knew I was going to be able to compete. The idea of being a star never crossed my mind"


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