These are the Baltimore Colts of 1958, the World Champions who played in the famous Sudden Death game against the Giants and won on the touchdown scored by Alan Ameche (35). Other notables? Johnny Unitas, of course, (19), Jim Parker (77), Art Donovan (70), Lenny Moore (24), Gino Marchetti (89) and Raymond Berry (82), Hall of Famers all. #80 is Andy Nelson, who still runs a barbecue here in town. These men played football for an entire season for what Peyton Manning spends on tips to the clubhouse guys and bellhops, but it was a different world, a world in which Don Joyce (83) could edge Donovan in a fried-chicken-eating contest, 27 pieces to 26, and then put saccharin in his iced tea because he was watching his weight.
We talk in philosophy classes about whether God could make a rock so heavy that even He could not lift it, or whether or not science could come up with an acid so potent that it could eat through any container we might try to use to store it. But the people at Rustoleum really ought to consider using their own product on their own cans, doncha think?
We accept the love we think we deserve. It says so right here.
Ever read a book so wonderful that you just wanted to scoop up every single word and relish them one by one? That's how I am, too.