December 12, 1976

On December 12, 1976, “Broadway” Joe Namath, the Dr. Frank N. Furter, of the National Football League played his last game as a New York Jet. He looked fabulous before the game in his fur-trimmed full-length coat, he looked fabulous after the game when he went to the clubs and bars as a well-known “Man About Town”, and he looked terrible during the game as the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Jets 42-3. Two bad knees, a bad hammie, and 13 years of getting hammered to the ground by 280 pound behemoths had taken their toll. It was time to let younger, less attractive men, play the game, which he learned in 1977 when he finished his career as a Los Angeles Ram.

Math problem: If each generation of sportsball players gets younger and less attractive, how many years will pass before the game is played entirely by hideously ugly 5-year-olds? Share this post to show your work.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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