I usually rummage through my old cards whenever a new season starts and it’s finally here. No more pre-season games, watching guys trying to make the team. Now it counts. And incase I forget that, I'll have Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long to remind me, repeatedly, how much it counts.
They do this because they are no longer football players. No… they are “analysts.” Go ahead, look it up. They get paid to “analyze” which, in their case, means laugh a lot and point out the obvious. And sure, there is a whole crop of recent retirees who have traded their jerseys and pads for suits and microphones, but even the old timers gave it a try. Like Johnny Unitas and Joe Namath who stuck around for a bit, but eventually quit.
But there are those who stuck it out like Dan Dierdorf and Bob Griese and are still behind the microphone to this day.
Some even went into acting like Merlin Olsen (Little House on the Prairie), Alex Karras (Blazing Saddles, Webster), Dick Butkus (Any Given Sunday, Hang Time) and John Matuszak (Goonies).
All of this makes me think about what will happen to Kurt Warner? Will he be in the next Will Ferrel movie?
And what about Greg Jennings and Derrick Mason? Will they become "analysts" in 2020?
Will Darrelle Revis become the perfect replacement for Drew Carey on "The Price is Right?"
Its a lot to think about, but I don't have the time for that because Football is on and now it counts.