Redskins: Still the NFL's oldest team
At the dawn of the NFL season last fall, ESPN.com published the average ages of NFL rosters. The Redskins had the NFL's oldest team, averaging 28.02 years.
But then, the Future Was in the Future. Now, the Future is Now. And as another season approaches, with bloated NFL rosters filled with lots of players who won't be playing in the NFL, the Redskins are still the oldest. Another batch of ESPN.com rankings -- which counts undrafted free agents and unsigned draft choices, but doesn't count specialists -- has the Redskins as the NFL's oldest team, averaging 27.33 years. That's more than a half-year older than any other team's average.
The Future is Right Now! The Future is Expiring Soon! The Future is Maybe Yesterday! I think I saw The Future running full-speed into the past! The Future's burial will be shown live on Comcast SportsNet!
No, no, this is scare-mongering. CSNWashington's Rich Tandler explored this issue last week. He used Ryan O'Halloran's projected roster and a trusty calculator to find that the Skins projected average age this season comes in at 28.5 years, meaning they'll be older than last year's roster if things go as projected. But Tandler also pointed out that the oldest teams in the NFL did quite well last year, with at least one notable exception.
Anyhow, I guess The Future is Now fits as a 2010 slogan.
(Via Matt Mosley)
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