A story for the ages or the aged- the oldest player in college football debuts this September.: Gives a whole new meaning to fantasy football, a baby boomer re-living the glory days wants one more chance, and gets it.
posted by irunfromclones to extreme at 07:13 PM - 5 comments
irunfromclones, good post. I read this story this a.m. and you beat me to post it. I think its great that this guy has kept himself in good enough shape to make the roster. But, to play the devil's advocate, could this be a publicity stunt by the university to bring media attention to a small school? Or...could the team be so bad that it has to accept 59 year old players?
posted by FonGu at 06:24 AM on August 23
Hmm .. where have I seen this before?
posted by gradys_kitchen at 10:00 AM on August 23
Where's this school located? I still have gas in the tank. I still run a 4.3/40 (that was a summer ago.... so lets say 4.4/40) I turn 38 9/22. I wanna play; I will major in general studies. Do you think they will redshirt me?
posted by fourthreeforty at 01:11 PM on August 23
could this be a publicity stunt by the university to bring media attention to a small school? Or...could the team be so bad that it has to accept 59 year old players? Or a publicity stunt for him to sell his strength training program?
posted by scottypup at 05:06 PM on August 23
I have been following this story and the article contains errors/omissions. Most 59-year-olds would have laughed. (Most 59-year-olds did laugh and many had to be helped up off the floor from over-exertion.) His comeback peaked Wednesday with the coach saying he's made the Division III team's roster. (Actually the Sul Ross State athletic department needed money and Flynt agreed to donate $20,000 if they let him on the team.) He could be in action as soon as Sept. 1. (And he could be out of action as soon as Sept. 1.) Flynt's life was supposed to be slowing down this fall (instead, it will come to a halt.) they've moved to this remote patch of West Texas so Flynt can mend an old wound (plus open many new ones) and, he hopes, inspire others (not to engage in such crazy stunts). They keep comparing me to themselves and where they are physically (and mentally) Flynt's position is still being determined, but he used to play linebacker (he cannot play linebacker anymore and the mascot position is already taken). "I told him he's an idiot (and don't hire anyone who graduates from Sul Ross since we gave him a degree), " said Jerry Larned "I feel like I'm married to (George Blanda)," she said. ' Well, it's strength training that builds muscle, increases bone density and burns calories (so buy my training system - please!)," he said. With Vick in the pen, it would be a good time for George Blanda to make a comeback and bring some credibility back to the NFL.
posted by longgreenline at 01:24 AM on August 27
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