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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Blow Out the Candles September 15

Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino is celebrating his 52nd birthday today.
 1984 Topps #123

Career NFL statistics
Pass attempts 8,358
Pass completions 4,967
Percentage 59.4
TD-INT 420-252
Passing yards 61,361
QB Rating 86.4

Dan with favorite targets Clayton and Duper

Hall of Fame defensive tackle, actor and broadcaster Merlin Olsen was born in Logan, Utah on this date in 1940.
1969 Topps #34
 1972 Topps #181

Career highlights and awards
14× Pro Bowl (1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966,1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973,1974, 1975)
6× First-team All-Pro selection (1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970)
3× Second-team All-Pro selection (1965,1973, 1974)
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
1974 Bert Bell Award
1968 Pro Bowl MVP
1962 NFL Rookie of the Year
1961 Outland Trophy
2× All-American (1960, 1961)
St. Louis Rams #74 Retired
The Fearsome Foursome
Lamar Lundy. Merlin Olsen, Rosie Greer, Deacon Jones

Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry is celebrating his 75th birthday today.
 1968 Topps #85
"He should be in the Hall of Fame with a tube of KY jelly attached to his plaque." - Gene Mauch
"When you walk by, he smells like a drugstore." - Billy Martin

"I'd always have it (grease( in at least two places, in case the umpires would ask me to wipe one off. I never wanted to be caught out there with anything though, it wouldn't be professional."

Former player and current Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville is celebrating his 55th birthday today.

Coach Q is very intense when game time comes:

But Q also knows how to party:

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