He was ready for that day.” Ted Karras saw this firsthand. Like Brady, the rookie offensive lineman from the University of Illinois had been drafted in the sixth round and had fought hard to make the squad. Karras hailed ...

Author: Casey Sherman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316416405

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The thrilling behind-the-scenes account of how the NFL's most sensational scandal culminated in sports history's greatest comeback, featuring dozens of exclusive interviews with Patriots players -- including Tom Brady himself. In January 2015, rumors circulated that the New England Patriots -- a team long suspected of abiding by the "if you ain't cheating you ain't trying" philosophy -- had used under-inflated footballs in their playoff victory against the Indianapolis Colts. As evidence began to build, however, a full on NFL investigation was launched, exploding an unsubstantiated rumor into an intense scandal that would lead news coverage for weeks. As shockwaves rippled throughout the NFL system, the very legitimacy of one of the league's most popular teams and their star quarterback began to erode, even as the Patriots and Brady went on to win that year's Super Bowl. But as the celebrations gave way to the offseason, the investigation only intensified, reopening old wounds between the Patriots' powerful owner, Robert Kraft, and the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell. Brady was devastated and seemingly more nervous in front of a judge that on a game-winning drive. When the dust settled, Brady would be able to play again - but only after watching the first four games of the 2016 season from his couch. The pressure couldn't have been more intense: Brady's legacy was at stake. If he failed to return to his usual self, all the critics and even the history books would have to put a giant asterisk next to his name, signifying one thing: he was a cheater. 12 is the propulsive story of this gritty comeback. It's a drama that unfolds in the locker room, the court room, and under the brightest lights in all of sports -- the Super Bowl. Now for the first time, readers will have an exclusive look into Tom Brady's experience and the NFL's shocking strangle-hold on their players. With unprecedented access to Brady himself, his teammates, and his lawyers, we will see just how a football legend went up against one of the largest corporations in the world to stage the greatest comeback in NFL history and emerge a god of the gridiron.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Football Hall of Shame 2

Football Hall of Shame 2

Karras got down on his knees, peered closely at the prostrate figure, and discovered he had been beating up his older brother, Ted Karras! Ted normally played left offensive guard and since Alex usually played left defensive tackle, ...

Author: Bruce Nash

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671694135

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 929

This second compilation of football's most embarrassing moments records the most outrageous blunders made by players, owners, managers and fans
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Charlie Sanders s Tales from the Detroit Lions

Charlie Sanders s Tales from the Detroit Lions

The News' story on the incident quoted Afflis as saying Karras had called him a “third-rate football player” from the ... When the Lions acquired guard Ted Karras, an ex-Marine, from the Washington Redskins, in 1965, that put him on a ...

Author: Charlie Sanders

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582619101

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 177

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Often when friends get together at home or perhaps at a sports bar on a Sunday afternoon during football season they'll trade interesting short stories about the game, acquired from memory or from reading. It's not necessarily a competition, but rather a way to impress others with what they believe is their wealth of knowledge. When it comes to swapping anecdotes about the Detroit Lions, even today's generation is going to know about some of the tales that have been handed down over the years about fabled quarterback Bobby Lane, or defensive tackle Alex Karras, or other legends who have worn the Honolulu blue and silver of that National Football League team that's been around for more than 70 years. To be sure, there are interesting anecdotes about some of the familiar faces from generations ago, and some from more recent stars, but what of the more obscure Lions? Many players, as well as coaches and officials, long lost to memory were rife with off-the-wall experiences worthy of any barroom or recreation room chips and beer party. Charlie Sanders's Tales from the Lions Sidelines records some of those anecdotes for posterity before they evaporate into the abyss of history. Many of the tales told here are first-hand from the memory of the great former Lions tight end. Some, also, are from the memory and records of coauthor Larry Paladino, a veteran sports writer who covered the Lions for a dozen years for the Associated Press and then for numerous sports publications. But perhaps the most interesting anecdotes--some funny, some serious, some sad--are the ones discovered through research in the old, crumbling pages of Lions' yearly newspaper scrapbooks. Regardless of what tales peak theinterests of readers, we're certain there is a lot to fascinate--and to pass on--for those who read Sanders's tales.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Remembering Me of Gary Indiana

Remembering Me of Gary  Indiana

... 2016 Jason Johnson – NFL player Tank Johnson – NFL player Alex Karras – Winner of Outland Trophy, member of College Football Hall of Fame, NFL player and actor in Blazing Saddles, and Webster Lou Karras – NFL player Ted Karras Jr.

Author: Emma Jackson-Causey

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781649571632

Category: Self-Help

Page: 90

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Remembering Me of Gary, Indiana: An Unexpected Crossroads From a Life of Love By: Emma Jackson-Causey Begin your journey to find your authentic self along with your spouse and heal your marriage. When we marry at a young age, we hope to have a life of closeness and connection with our spouse ‘til death do us part. What you don’t realize often times is that you need a break or two to rediscover YOU in the marriage. I came to realize that I, too, needed this time to rediscover me. I let go of my fear, doubt, and anxiety, and I let God begin His work in our lives, individually. Praying for a Christ-like attitude towards my marriage was the key to transitioning to Fishers, Indiana, in a great mood and feeling partnered with Christ. I no longer felt alone; I was praying to the author of life, love, and marriage. God took his rightful place in my heart. He became my first love, again. Sentimentally yours, Emma
Categories: Self-Help



Game films show Nitschke battling Chicago guards Ted Karras and Roger Davis. To Karras, the way Nitschke played his position was different than the other middle linebackers of his day. Karras found that Nitschke always took his blocks ...

Author: Edward Gruver

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9781461664963

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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With his no-nonsense, no-frills style of play, Hall of Fame middle linebacker Ray Nitschke personified the Lombardi era of the Green Bay Packers. Called the hardest hitter in NFL history by many football historians and fellow players, #66 instilled fear in opponents with his crushing blows, loudmouth taunting and trademark, toothless sneer. Drafted by Green Bay in the third round in 1958, Nitschke eventually went on to MVP honors in 1962, Pro-Bowl selection in 1964 and All-Pro selections in 1964, '65 and '66 playing in 190 games over his 15-year career, the second most in Green Bay history. Not only does Nitschke describe impressive statistics and football feats; it provides an intimate look into the life of a man who conquered his own emotional demons with alcohol abuse and aggression. Through interviews and first-hand accounts by players, coaches, journalists and friends, we find that Nitschke, the on-field ogre, was a gentleman and dedicated family man. As the product of a struggling blue-collar, Midwestern upbringing, Nitschke made himself available to football lovers and Green Bay fans of all ages, active in the community until his death in 1998. Nitschke accurately paints the picture of an "everyman," despite-all-odds football player who rose to inhuman heights in the game and forever changed the course of defensive denomination and player intensity in the NFL.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Gary s East Side

Gary s East Side

TED KARRAS. Emerson grad Ted Karras played for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He later served on the Gary City Council. Another brother, Lou, played for the Washington Redskins. (Courtesy of Calumet Regional Archives.) KARL MALDEN, 1956.

Author: John C. Trafny

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439613382

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Gary's East Side is a nostalgic look back at one of the Steel City's oldest neighborhoods. Through a captivating collection of photographs that chronicle the many aspects of life on the east side of Gary, the book presents the rich history of the community from 1906, the year of Gary's founding, to the present. From the steel mills to the churches to Gary's City Hall, Gary's East Side offers a touching look at this close-knit community. The east side of Gary was a place where people knew their neighbors, where children went to school together, and married high school sweethearts. The area has changed, but a new Gary is emerging. Gary's East Side presents the history of this area in poignant detail and points to the heartening future. Author John Trafny's skillful compilation promises to bring back fond memories of this historic neighborhood.
Categories: Photography

Bears by the Numbers

Bears by the Numbers

Ted Karras (1960–64) was another well-known No. 67 guard and the older brother of star defensive tackle-actor Alex Karras. Ted was a member of the 1963 Bears championship team and another brother, Lou, also played in the NFL.

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781683581048

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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What do Al Campana, Frank Dempsey, Stan Wallace, Don Mullins, Gale Sayers, and Steve Trimble all have in common? They all wore number 40 for the Chicago Bears, even though more than four decades passed between the last time Campana last pulled on his jersey and the number was retired for Sayers in 1994 (along with 51 for Dick Butkus). Since the Chicago Bears first adopted uniform numbers in 1932, the team has handed out only 99 numbers to more than 1,000 players. That’s a lot of overlap. It also makes for a lot of good stories. Bears by the Numbers tells those stories for every Bear since ’32, from Red Grange to Pernell McPhee. This book lists the players alphabetically and by number; these biographies help trace the history of one of football’s oldest and most beloved teams in a new way. For Bears fans, anyone who ever wore the uniform is like family. Bears by the Numbers reintroduces readers to some of their long-lost ancestors, even those they think they already know.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Uniform Numbers of the NFL

Uniform Numbers of the NFL

Brothers Mel Farr RB 1967–73 24 Miller Farr DB 1973 27 Jim Jones B 1946 42 Ralph Jones E 1946 31 Alex Karras DT 1958–70 71 Ted Karras G 1965 65 Darnell Walker CB 2000 41 Marquis Walker CB 2000 38 Fathers and sons Mel Farr RB 1967–73 24 ...

Author: John Maxymuk

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476603988

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 439

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Football is a game of numbers--fourth and inches, the three-man rush, a two point conversion, first down. Even with the obvious numbers in the statistics, rules and game situations, the players' uniform numbers themselves have become part of professional football and its lore. NFL players, like modern-day gladiators, are fitted head-to-toe in protective gear, obscuring even their faces from their most loyal fans. They have become largely identifiable through their uniform numbers. You cannot conjure up Larry Csonka without seeing the number 39 crashing through the line of scrimmage, or recall Lawrence Taylor without imagining the fear his 56 inspired in opposing quarterbacks. This comprehensive reference work lists all 32 current franchises of the NFL and includes brief team histories, statistics and interesting facts. Each chapter ends with an all-time numerical roster listing the numbers 1 through 99 (in some cases beginning with 00) and everyone, from Hall-of-Famer to replacement player, who has ever worn the corresponding number for that club. Four appendices are included.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series VI Cycle B

Lectionary Preaching Workbook  Series VI  Cycle B

He walked over to his brother, put his arms around him, and said: “Ted, you big jerk, I love you.” One week later, Ted Karras was released from the hospital and pronounced completely cured. What an as- tounding example of the healing ...

Author: E. Carver McGriff

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788013676

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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I would like to enter a partnership with you, sharing what these assigned passages say to me, setting forth what I might do with each assigned text, hopefully igniting ideas in your busy and at times overburdened mind and spirit, so that together we may bring that word from the Lord. ... My hope is not to take the work entirely out of sermon preparation, but to generate a process whereby the busy -- sometimes overworked -- preacher can get off to a running start.
Categories: Religion

Historical Dictionary of Football

Historical Dictionary of Football

His other older brother, Ted, was a lineman from 1958 to 1966 for four different NFL teams, including the Lions in 1965, when he was a teammate of Alex. Ted's son, Ted Karras Jr., appeared in one game for Washington in 1987.

Author: John Grasso

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810878570

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 598

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Gridiron football or American football or just plain football is the most popular sport in the United States in the 21st century. Although attempts have been made to develop the sport outside North America, it is still predominantly a North American sport with similar games (but significant rules differences) played in the United States and Canada. The Historical Dictionary of Football covers the history of American football through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on both amateur (collegiate) and professional players, coaches, teams and executives from all eras. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the sport of football.
Categories: Sports & Recreation