DEAN: I turn 36 this week- which is the beginning of "old" according to my mind. It's when you REALLY supposed to not be in the NFL anymore.
PR: To make Dean feel better, I present the list of guys who - according to the rosters on ESPN.com - are 36 or older.
John Jackson (Bengals) - Age 37
David Diaz-Infante (Broncos) - Age 38
Bruce Matthews (Titans) - Age 40 (possibly retired)
Morten Anderson (Chiefs) - Age 41
Dan Stryzinski (Chiefs) - Age 36
Tim Brown (Raiders) - Age 35 (turns 36 in July)
Rich Gannon (Raiders) - Age 36
Jerry Rice (Raiders) - Age 39
Eric Allen (Raiders) - Age 36
Trace Armstrong (Raiders) - Age 36
Bill Romanowski (Raiders) - Age 36
Otis Smith (Patriots) - Age 36
Jumbo Elliott (Jets) - Age 37 (Yes, Jumbo is back with the Jets)
Vinny Testaverde (Jets) - Age 38
Doug Flutie (Chargers) - Age 39
Darren Bennett (Chargers) - Age 37
Jeff Feagles (Seahawks) - Age 36
Hardy Nickerson (Jaguars) - Age 36
Dale Hellestrae (Ravens) - Age 39
Chris Mohr (Falcons) - Age 35 (turns 36 in May)
Frank Winters (Packers) - Age 38
Chris Carter (Free Agent) - Age 36
Jerry Fontenot (Saints) - Age 35 (turns 36 in Nov.)
John Carney (Saints) - Age 37
Glenn Parker (Giants) - Age 35 (turns 36 on 4/22)
Sean Landeta (Eagles) - Age 40
Ray Brown (Niners) - Age 39
Darrell Green (Redskins) - Age 42
Bruce Smith (Redskins) - Age 38
Bryan Barker (Redskins) - Age 38
Rodney Peete (Panthers) - Age 36
Wesley Walls (Panthers) - Age 36
Sean Landeta....I can STILL get a laugh watching him shank that punt against the Bears in the 85 playoffs. Of course, if I had those guys coming after me, I'd drop the ball and run.
"You used it to shove your miserable daughter down our throats week in and week out...not anymore!" - Ric Flair gives me hope, Raw 3/18/02
"I thought it was cool how HHH just tossed Jericho out of the ring and made him vanish, possibly into another dimension, at the end of the match." - Dr. Unlikely says the funniest thing I've ever read on Wienerville.
That Ravens/Steelers tilt next week is going to be a brutal bloodbath that will rival old NFC "Norris" division games. Congrats to the Chiefs and their fans for an excellent season where most thought they would still stink.