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.
I suppose that in the long run it worked out. The 16 team super-WAC didn't work out in and of itself but the new WAC and the MWC worked out well in the long run. If the ACC invites only Miami, I'm fine with that even as a Maryland fan.