He is so old that his teammates make old jokes at his expense, lame wisecracks about how he must have played when guys wore leather helmets or single-bar facemasks. Jones himself wants to play at least three more years, to join what he called the NFL’s “40-and-Older Club,” and based on his performance so far this season, there’s little reason to think he can’t.
He is so old that he has punted in 205 NFL games over 14 seasons, and he has been so durable that when he punts Sunday in the Eagles’ game against the 49ers, it will be the 200th consecutive game in which he has punted. His net average over his 26 punts is 41.7, his highest mark in his five seasons with the Eagles and the best he’s posted since 2009, when he was an all-pro with the Rams.
I’ve never heard anyone of importance speak highly of non-believers, so hearing that really gave me hope that the world is moving (slowly) in a new direction. Bush and his foreign policy of spreading the word of God… As much as the right-wing conservative bible-thumpers love to say that this country was founded on christian beliefs, they are sorely mistaken.
Mike Sielski is a sports columnist for the Inquirer and Daily News.
The Associated Press Sports Editors named him the top sports columnist in America in 2015.
If there was indeed a God at the end of my days, I hoped he didn’t say, “But you were never a Christian, so you’re going the other way from heaven.” If so, I was going to reply, “You know what? Otherwise it’s the end of our species.“He did not subscribe to his family’s religion. Similarly, he campaigned for Ralph Nader in 2000, complaining of the stranglehold of “corporate power” on the political process.
I don’t feel like doing things just because people say things, but I also don’t really know if it’s better to just not believe in anything, either.
They call it a dreidel, but I know a top when I see one.