There are some things you can’t get rid of no matter how hard you try. Certain cancers. The remote threat of a zombie pandemic. White guilt. Well, you can add another thing to the list: Morten Andersen. The 48-year-old kicker has plans to lace up the cleats one more time.
(Morty’s rookie card)
During a reunion game at Michigan State, Andersen told reporters about his plan. When his old team the New Orleans Saints host the Falcons on December 7th, Andersen would be 48 years, 110 days old. Coincidentally enough, that’s one day older than George Blanda was when he retired from the sport, concluding his career as the oldest person ever to kick a ball through the uprights. If Andersen gets his way and dons the fleur-de-lis one more time to kick an extra point, he’ll have finally caught Old Man Blanda’s record, possibly one of the only things he still holds dear.
Seems like kind of a dick move.