This week we celebrate the old men of the NFL with a meme tribute. Old people love memes, like your crazy conservative aunt who sends you them about six times daily, usually featuring Obama being all Muslim and taking our guns away.
I completely love the funny memes people whip up; if you have time on your hands, spend some time checking out people who have even more time on their hands by searching your name with the word “meme” after it. Here’s mine –
This week, if you’re under 30, get back on your Snapchat or your Tinder, hop in your Ford Focus and grab a hit of Molly with Johnny Manziel. It’s time for us old folks to shine!!
In a week where 40 year old Matt Hasselbeck and 42 year old and NFL’s oldest player Adam Vinatieri led the Colts to victory, there were other senior moments to go around.
The Broncos best the Raiders, but not before Charles Woodson intercepted Manning for the first time in his career, then his second. The 39 year old because the oldest player with more than one interception in a game. And did it to a 38 year old. Just love this.
Mike Vick is only 35, but NFL years are like dog years (see what I did there?) so the fact that he burned the Chargers for a fourth quarter comeback as a Steeler is pretty impressive. Philip Rivers, at 33, had another strong passing game but individual stats mean nothing when your team is 2-3, right man?
Even Eli Manning, also 34, notched a late comeback against the 49ers. It was some weekend for the over 30 quarterbacks in the league, and that’s just how we like it.
Speaking of aging quarterbacks who may be someone decent at football (or not…whatever), for those of you who would like my comments about the Patriots visiting the Colts on Sunday night, here they are. My team has fallen apart this year and I am sure that we will get trounced. It doesn’t make the Patriots any more palatable for me – they are stinking rotten cheaters and I will only be watching to enjoy the clever signs about Tom Brady’s balls.
And if you have even more time on your hands, catch the latest 30 for 30 called Trojan War. These amazing sports documentaries are storytelling at its best, and this one chronicles Pete Carroll’s glory days with USC. Heady times these were, where it was not unusual to see Snoop Dogg or Denzel Washington on the sidelines, players were treated like Hollywood stars, and the team never seemed to lose. An ill-fated night at the Rose Bowl changed all that, and the Reggie Bush scandal came along to put the nail in the program’s coffin, but oh is it fun to remember those glory days. And Matt Leinart, at 32 holds up, ladies.
So as we watch these incredible players show us that age ain’t nothing but a number, enjoy these glory days of football, Uncle Rico style!