23 January 2007

OK, This Is Getting Ridiculous

I was OK with being older than most Pro athletes. They have a short shelf life (except baseball pitchers, it would seem), and you don't expect folks in their mid 30s to still be starring in the various big leagues (though it is a bit strange to see folks your age be retired for years).

But now, I'm older than a few coaches in the various major sports. That ain't right.

I shouldn't be significantly older than the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

In all likelihood, 31 year old Lane Kiffin will be hired and then fired by Al Davis before his 20th high school reunion.

(I am showing great restraint in not making a crack about his first name)

I guess you really feel old when Presidential candidates graduated high school after you did (luckily, not quite there yet).

Oakland has a fantastic defense, but they had an historically inept offense last year (averaged 3 points in the 2nd half of games in 2006), there's a rumor that they'll package unhappy Randy Moss and their #1 pick in the 1st round of the draft for unhappy Michael Vick and Atlanta's #10 pick in the 1st round hoping to turn things around sooner rather than later (instead of drafting Jamarcus Russell and waiting for him to develop).

I predict whichever way the Raiders go, Lane Kiffin will be fired before the end of his 5 year contract.

And on the official Raiders website, could they have found a picture of Kiffin that looked more like he was a deer caught in the headlights?

(all indications point to NO)

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