The Clash Of Curmudgeons: Old Quarterbacks Facing Each Other Are One Of The Greatest Occurences In Sports
When I post this we'll be less than an hour from kickoff between the 3-2 New England Patriots and my 3-2 New York Jets. This is always a teeth-grinder, a nail-biter, a straight-up nipple-twister when these two clash for me, but it's got extra spice added to it because both these quarterbacks are "Old #1" & "Old #2" in the National Football League.
I looove old athletes. Absolutely love them. I've said this many times before and I'll continue to say it, athletes who continue to compete against father time I find to be an extremely fascinating storyline (if you don't believe me refer to player/coach Reg Dunlop) If you're a professional athlete and due for a colonoscopy, you're due for a round of applause - no two ways to shake it. You don't let those feeler AARP cards in the mail get you down, you saddle the hell up and hit the gridiron (my boy Vinny), court (Vince Carter), diamond (Julio Franco) or ice (Jagr).
Call him a cheater or call him the GOAT like I do, but Tom Brady is doing pretty remarkable things at the age of 40. And at 38, Josh Treadwell McCown is travelling from team to team like a circus carny on uppers, but as a spot starter, he still has posted a winning record despite the criticisms and that "0-16" label that was given Gang Green way before week 1.
If the Jets get the W today the NFL, it's fan base and that hot-take media will go absolutely bonkers.
Make it happen, Treadwell. Make it happen.