July 24, 2008

Godspeed, Ian Gold

News Item: NFL linebacker Ian Gold retires

He had a long, decent career. But of course, I'll remember Gold primarly for being one of the inaugural Eckstein Award honorees. He's an African-American man, but his name makes him sound like the president of a synagogue.

(Also, how strange is it that a guy who's a month younger than me is retiring from anything?)

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 24, 2008 12:17 AM

I was thinking that last season when Scott Niedermayer was agonizing over whether or not to retire. At 34. If only we could all be so lucky to have our toughest decision to be continuing to play in the NHL seven months a year versus quitting as a millionaire before 35.

Posted by: Emily at July 24, 2008 11:29 AM
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