Darrell Green’s claim of being fastest 50-year-old is utter hokum
Darrell Green used to play football, got paid lots of money. But his claim of being the fastest boomer and $2.25 will buy him a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Read this nonsense. On Monday, Darrell turned 50 and said, via his Twitter account, that he ran a 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds. “Quick update from the Birthday Boy:),” he tweeted. “I think today I became the fastest 50 year old in the world! . . . I’m guessing that makes me the fastest baby boomer!” Yeah, sure. Talk, talk, talk. Show up at Sacramento nationals this summer, Darrell, and see how you fare against Michael Waller, Val Barnwell, Marty Krulee and others. If 100 meters is too tiring, try 60 at Boston next month. Anyway, 40-yard-dash times are like professional wrestling — great entertainment and wholly bogus. In April 2005, my U-T colleague Mark Zeigler exploded the myth of the football 40 in this definitive article. Congrats on your Pro Football Hall of Fame induction, DG, but we’ll withhold the “fastest boomer” title until you deserve it.