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I think that’s true, and that there is another subpart of this story. I think he would have kept going but for the unregulated chaos of NIL + transfer portal.

There is something very graceful about viewing a changed landscape and being honest that it’s “shit I don’t want to deal with” and moving on.

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This makes me think of the hilarious Tim Dillon “boomers” rant on Rogan a few weeks ago. Wonder if Saban was listening /s.

Also kinda funny that Saban is being rumored to replace Lee Corso on College Gameday. Corso’s advanced age has clearly impacted his performance on television, where he’s basically been relegated to the show’s mascot. If you search “Corso” on Twitter on Saturday mornings in the fall, you’ll find hundreds of people begging Corso’s family to stop letting him on the air. He legit makes Joe Biden seem vivacious.

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If George Washington's decision to step down, retreat to private life and not be a monarch is one of this nation's most important decisions, his farewell address is one of its most prophetic speeches. It supposedly gets recited annually in the Senate, but it sure doesn't seem to be heard by the Washington (D.C.) politicians. https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/Washingtons_Farewell_Address.pdf

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Ethan. No mention of Pop?

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Not quite the same job but Phil Jackson was around 70 when he became Knicks GM and that was a disaster, think he basically did it part time so that’s a good example there of not hiring someone at that point to run the show at that point in life, keeping them on as a consultant like the seahawks is probably the best way to do it

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Well said, Ethan. I'm a father of two boys I had late in life. They're 15 and 11, and I'm 57. Staying fit and active is an important part of how I strive to be the father they deserve. I love your work and the thoughtfulness you put into it.

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Don't jump the gun too much Ethan. For all we know, this could be a coordinated effort with Saban returning as defensive coordinator on Belichick's new team.

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Let's see if Saban is done with coaching.

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At least on the political side, I think the Gerontocracy can be explained by Gen X's lack of participation. Gen X, not Boomers, run tech companies. Thank Reagan, who taught us that politicians were a bunch of incompetent parasites and that there was real virtue in the private sector.

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