No Country For Old Men…With Bad Knees

I think everyone would agree that getting old sucks. I turned 40 on Monday so I know first-hand the magnitude in which it can suck! But on the bright side, the older you get the more memories you have. I have tons.

For instance, watching The Doomsday Defense dismantle the Denver Broncos and former Cowboy Craig Morton in Super Bowl XII. Then after the game I watched as Harvey Martin crushed an "Orange Crush" pop can during the locker room celebration.

Then there are not so fond memories like Super Bowl XIII against The Steelers. The horrible pass interference call against Benny Barnes when his feet got tangled with Lynn Swann’s which led to a Steelers score. And of course Jackie Smith. The drop. Dallas should have been the first team to win 3 Super Bowls. WE WERE ROBBED!!

Of course there was "The Catch". Montana to Clark in the NFC Championship. Should be called "The Lucky Catch". I also remember "The Fumble" by Danny White, deep in 49er territory on the ensuing drive.

And I could write a 10,000 word essay with one hand tied behind my back about the greatest dynasty in NFL history. Who might that be you ask? The 90’s Cowboys of course. This team could have and SHOULD have won at LEAST 4 in a row.

But this blog isn’t as much about my memories as it is about what it must be like to be an NFL player in the twilight of your career. Specifically Terry Glenn. Glenn’s career has had its ups and downs. He’s only played a full 16 weeks in 3 of the 12 seasons he’s been in the league so far. With 2 of those being for The Cowboys.

I think Glenn is a great player. Very professional. Super hands. Bad wheels. He’s struggled with injuries throughout his career and now time is not on his side. This will be his 13th season if he even plays at all. I personally think he should sign the $500,000 injury settlement. This way everyone is covered. Seriously, Jerry Jones could just cut the guy and he’d get nothing. He can’t pass a freakin physical and Jones is offering him 500 G’s! Not quite as sweet as the deal Glenn got last year. $5 million for 4 plays.

I feel for Terry Glenn. To a point. But he’s almost 34 with a huge bank account and he’s had the honor of playing for the greatest sports franchise on the planet. But he has bad knees. I’m 40 living paycheck to paycheck and I drive a truck for a living. And I also have bad knees.

Terry, you have my sympathies…

Comments
  1. Terrell Romo

    Incredible post

  2. Raina

    When you hit 40 it all falls apart. Believe me I know lol

  3. Eileen

    I totally agree!!!!
    It’s time to call it quits!

  4. Timothy Hadlock

    I totally agree with you guys as well. I turn 40 this coming August, but I am still in pretty good shape for someone my age. I do have soreness in my knees every now and then and could probably stand to lose a few pounds but other that that I feel fine. Now for Terry Glenn, I wish him the best because he has had a stellar career and played for some good teams the best one being the Dallas Cowboys. I hope he is able to play the entire upcoming season with the Cowboys because he is such a good player, good luck Terry. The Cowboys have been my team since I was a little kid around 4 or 5. So I know a lot of their history and have even done an article in college on them. So all of you Cowboys fans take care and have a great weekend especially all of you fathers out there seeing as how tomorrow is your day. Also I cannot wait to see the Cowboys in action this season. I am patiently awaiting the start of pre-season followed by I hope another great season for all the Cowboys and their fans.