View Full Version : Darrell Green at 50 claims fastest baby boomer

02-16-2010, 09:00 PM
Former Washington Redskins cornerback Darrell Green just turned 50. How did he celebrate? By proving that he's still way, way faster than you.

Green, via his Twitter account, claims to have run a 40-yard-dash in 4.43 seconds, and then claimed to be the fastest baby boomer alive. I'm not going to argue with him. Here are three consecutive tweets from Green.


02-16-2010, 09:07 PM
I could give him a run for his money........if Brian Cushing was chasing me. :jogger:

Even if he's exaggerating a bit that's still pretty incredible. Beep beep.


02-17-2010, 11:46 AM
Ok. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. He's obviously kept himself in great condition if he can do that.

02-17-2010, 04:04 PM
How can he just now be turning 50? I thought he played until he was 50!

04-16-2010, 10:06 AM
Totally hijacking and reviving this thread, but I didn't want to make a whole new one just for this little tidbit I found in an ESPN article about the best draft classes in the last 40 years, so without further ado...

via link... (http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/16724/five-greatest-draft-classes-since-67)

Green grew up in Houston rooting for the Oilers, but his hometown team wasn't very accommodating on draft day. His family didn't have cable TV, so they couldn't watch the draft on ESPN. They had heard the Oilers would be showing it at their facility, or at least providing real-time updates, but Green was turned away.

"They sent my little behind on out of there," Green said. "That is the way that went. What is funny, I’m a Houstonian, I played 20 years in the NFL, started 18 years and I never played in Houston but one time, so I couldn’t stick it to them. ... But you always love your hometown. I was a Luv Ya Blue, Bum Phillips, Kenny Burrough, Earl Campbell, Dan Pastorini fan."

Was just reading the article and ran into that little tidbit and thought some of you old geezers would get a kick out of it!


04-16-2010, 11:16 AM
So the team run by Adams was ungracious and callous to Darrell Green? There's a revelation.

He's lucky he never played for the Oilers. At least he had a chance at a few rings.

04-16-2010, 08:24 PM
Was just reading the article and ran into that little tidbit and thought some of you old geezers would get a kick out of it!


From the old geezers, and Old Army class of '81... F off, I can still outrun you :)