Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Little Guys & Old Men


Intriguing title, no?

Well, I hope it is. That's because the intent is to get you to go someplace else and get more than you're getting here (which isn't much lately, I admit, and God bless you for still coming back anyway.)

In case you hadn't already guessed, I want you to go to the Boston Herald and read my latest column, which has to do with the title here. If you're a sports fan, I'm sure you'll like it. If you're not a sports fan - Hello, Daryl! - you might get a kick out of it anyway. Who knows? It will only cost you a couple of minutes and I'd do the same for you if I wasn't such a self-centered dope.

Honestly (he said, knowing full well that he couldn't be trusted) it's good stuff and I do very much appreciate your patronage.

Soon, with more better stuff.




3 comments:

Craig said...

I thought George Blanda was older than 44, but it turns out he was 'only' 43 when he threw his last NFL pass, in the 1970 AFC championship game. But he was the Raiders' regular kicker until he was 48. . .

Tiger fan that I've been all my life, I've remembered three relatively obscure Tigers - Dave Rozema, who was the first Tiger who was younger than me (1977), and Frank Tanana and Dave Bergman, who were the last Tigers who were older than me (1992). . . If I were a little bit ambitious, I'd extend it to all major leaguers (I think Butch Wynegar was the first major leaguer younger than me; I'd have to do some digging on the older end. . .)

And we all remember Freddie Patek, or, as he was often known, '5-foot-4 Freddie Patek'. . .

And I'm sorry, but 'Isaiah Thomas of the Celtics' just sounds wrong. . .

messymimi said...

Players this great shouldn't be redefined by their age or size. They define their game.

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

I'm pretty sure sportscasters and sports journalists [sic] are paid by the word.
That's why thy enhance a player's name with descriptions like... The balding Y.A. Tittle; Portly Tommy Lasorda; et al.