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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Writers Life 4/26 - Players

What do all the following NFL players, many of them Hall of Famers, have in common?
QB Tony Romo, in the league since 2004.
RB Joe Perry, 1948-'63
RB Priest Holmes, 1997-'07
WR Wes Welker, since 2004
WR Rod Smith, 1995-'06
TE Antonio Gates, since 2003
OL Jason Peters, since 2004
OL Jim Langer, 1970-'81
OL Jay Hilgenberger, 1981-'93
OL Mick Tingelhoff, 1962-'78
OL Larry Little, 1967-'80
DT John Randle, 1990-'03
DT Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, 1953-'62
DE Cameron Wake, since  2009
DE Rich Jackson, 1966-'72
LB James Harrison, since 2002
LB Sam Mills, 1986-'97
LB London Fletcher, 1998-'13
CB Willie Brown, 1963-'78
CB Dick "Night Train" Lane, 1952-'65
S Emlen Tunnel, 1949-'61
S Willie Wood, 1960-'71
P Sean Landeta. 1985, '05
K Adam Vinatieri, since1996
All were undrafted! At the start of the 2015 season, 35% of the 53-man rosters were comprised of undrafted players. They comprised the all-time team in that category comprised at Yahoo Sports.

So Tom Brady will be suspended for the first four games of 2016. Have we finally heard the last of Deflate-gate? Please let it be so.

The Chicago Blackhawks won three Stanley Cups since 2010. They went down fighting this year, extending the St. Louis Blues to a seventh game, which they lost 3-2. Kudos to both teams.

The floating book shop was a frustrating affair today. As forecast, it began drizzling at about 11:40. I packed up and, since my car was not in an advantageous position, I went home. An hour later I grabbed a bag full of recyclables, thinking and headed out. It wasn't raining and there was a parking spot open on Avenue Z. I raced the old Hyundai around the corner and, to my surprise, the spot was still available. This allowed me to run the operation from the foot of the vehicle. Unfortunately, it was all for naught. Only two women browsed seriously, but I did get to chat with several of the acquaintances I've made through the years, so it was a complete waste of time. Some days the endeavor makes a fool of you.
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