10-26-2020, 10:56 AM
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I guess it's probably just a reflection of my own autumnal age, but I find myself rooting more for an 'old' Tom Brady than my own local Seattle Seahawks, just as I used to cheer for a vintage Peyton Manning. And I really delight in seeing Leo Messi play a match, Phil Mikkelson or Tiger Woods play a great round of golf, LeBron James dominate a basketball game, or Roger Federer or Serena Williams win a tennis tournament. Rampant reverse ageism.

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 10-26-2020, 11:58 AM
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Satchel Paige quotes: 
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.


How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

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 10-26-2020, 03:22 PM
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Great stuff here, guys. Today was a tough one. Thanks very much  Sisi

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 10-27-2020, 07:35 AM
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These older gents and ladies are my inspiration to continue to play hard and do what I can competing against the younger crowd of athletes. As we age we need to put it all in perspective of exactly what it is we're trying to achieve. World class will always be just that no matter what tag they carry in the age graded groups. So, guess I'll go take my lashings from the teens I compete against yet again, and thank them when it's done for pushing me.

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 10-27-2020, 08:09 AM
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I golfed with an 81 year old guy who could barely walk and had a hand issue. He was a legend at the public course and always shot par or better for 18.

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 10-27-2020, 11:34 AM
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While Brady, Manning, Messi, Mickelson and Woods are "older," they're not truly "old" like the runner in the photo.   Biggrin

Actually, really old runners have done amazing feats.  One example is Ed Whitlock.  In 2004, at age 73, he set a world record for his age by running a marathon (26.2 miles) in 2:54:48.  In 2016, at age 85, he set a world record for his age by running a marathon in 3:55:33.  These are just some of his stunning achievements in running.  Sadly, he died in 2017 from cancer.  He had an amazing run.  Here he is in 2016, at 85, running his world record 3:55.33 marathon.

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 10-27-2020, 12:59 PM
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(10-26-2020, 03:22 PM)chazt Wrote: Great stuff here, guys. Today was a tough one. Thanks very much  Sisi


Here's one for you:
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 10-27-2020, 02:37 PM
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I compete in a sport where us older folks can "run" head to head and even defeat the younger competitors, and we do. There was a gent who I really enjoyed competing with, I think he was 84 and he gave me hope for myself. The last competition he was at he didn't know where he was and I haven't seen him since. What a shame. I REALLY enjoyed seeing him compete. But it's the wrong sport to have ones brain go wacky while competing.

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 10-28-2020, 05:47 AM
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At age 60, British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes ran 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents.  That was 4 months after suffering a heart attack.

If you have the chance, research Sir Ranulph Fiennes. One of the most fascinating humans I've ever encountered.  He was also a pioneer in polar exploration and a legend in the British military.

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 10-31-2020, 02:51 PM
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 10-31-2020, 03:21 PM
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My wife is fully aware of what my guitars are worth. 
Thankfully it’s never been an issue   Smiley_1140  Cool

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 11-02-2020, 01:51 PM
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(10-26-2020, 10:56 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I guess it's probably just a reflection of my own autumnal age, but I find myself rooting more for an 'old' Tom Brady than my own local Seattle Seahawks, just as I used to cheer for a vintage Peyton Manning. And I really delight in seeing Leo Messi play a match, Phil Mikkelson or Tiger Woods play a great round of golf, LeBron James dominate a basketball game, or Roger Federer or Serena Williams win a tennis tournament. Rampant reverse ageism.

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John, I've been following sports so long I still think of Brady, Woods and LeBron as the new guys. Hell when I started watching the NFL Peytons dad, Archie, was playing. While players in every sport have gotten better, the games have declined. Big money changes every sport, and while they become better for the athletes and casual fans, it always changes for the worse for the serious fan.

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