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At what point did you first feel "old"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BRoth, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. OTD

    OTD Well-Known Member

    For me, it was when they were born after I graduated high school.

    Also, the one major leaguer I went to high school with retired a couple years ago after a fairly long career.

    And I second SF's note about visiting college campuses with my daughter. It kind of gives you a new perspective on things.
  2. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Never once. Got carded for beer the other night. 8)

    I didn't feel as young as I usually do when I was talking to a kid in the supermarket a few weeks ago who has no memory of the Braves being bad.
  3. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Lee, that kid also probably has no memory of the Hawks being good.

    As someone said earlier, I've made a deal with myself not to feel old until I'm older than every single active ballplayer.

    Keep goin' Roger!

    I'm sure I've told this story dozens of times, but last summer I was at the dressmaker's getting a bridesmaid dress for my brother's wedding, and a lady walked in and asked me if it was for prom.

    ;D :D 8)

    Made my decade !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Well, since you are only 23 or 24...

  5. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    That's why I love coverin' colleges. I keep getting older; they stay the same age.
  6. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    When I finally moved on to a real college, not a community college where there's lots of older students, at 24.

    Damn, did I ever feel old.

    Of course, I'm also the same guy who kinda freaked when he turned 20. Wanted to be a teen forevah, for some weird reason.
  7. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    When I hit 25, and realized that I'm that much closer to 30.

    When the Minor Leaguers that I covered were all younger than me.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    A recent conversation I had with an intern...

    Me: Oh, you're a Royals fan. They were my team growing up.

    Intern: Yeah, it's hard to be one since they suck so badly...

    Me: I remember watching them in the series against the Phillies and being so pissed when they lost. I tell you, Game 6 of the 1985 series may have been one of my best sports memories ever...

    Intern: I was born in 1986.

    End of conversation...  :mad:
  9. At first, it was when I realized more than half of the pro athletes I covered were younger than me. Just recently, it was when I realized most of them, save for a a cagey veteran like Maddux, Clemens, etc., are younger than me.
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Realizing that one of the major leaguers I covered in his first spring training as a rookie was Julio Franco.
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I was fairly obviously checking out this hot girl at the beach, very very very OMG. And the look in her eye was like "EEEWWWWW, someones dad just checked me out". I was 32.
  12. greenie

    greenie Member

    I can't stand being called, "sir." I always say, "I'm not that old, and I sure ain't that respectable."
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