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10/13/2007

Sports Talk: Mike Flynt Update

Filed under: Miscellaneous — DRJ @ 7:34 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Today (or as LSU and Cal fans call it, Sad Saturday, and you folks have my sympathy), 59-year-old Mike Flynt played college football for Sul Ross University for the first time since his senior year almost 40 years ago.

Flynt played on special teams (extra-points and field goals) with his entire family watching from the stands:

“When Flynt ran in for his first play, his son, Micah, was the first to holler, “There he goes!” All six members of his immediate family, even 1 1/2-year-old Collin, screamed before, during and after the play. As Flynt ran back to the sideline, a fist pump showed his thrill.

“Awesome, awesome, awesome,” said his oldest daughter, Delanie Flynt- Swanson. Then she turned to Collin and said, “You’re grandpa just played football!” “How many other grandpas can say that?” added son Micah Flynt. “None. Zero,” she said.”

Flynt missed playing in past weeks after sitting out with a muscle strain, then sitting the bench, and finally last week’s bye-week. He plans to keep playing if his body lets him.

— DRJ

5 Responses to “Sports Talk: Mike Flynt Update”

  1. The guy’s kept himself way younger with all the workouts he’s done steadily. But speed is one thing you can’t keep. As a linebacker that’s a necessity. But that’s about the only position he’d be capable of outside special teams. Maybe a blocking back on offense. Bet he’s having quite a time getting one more shot out there, though. I’d do it if I could.

    “You’re grandpa”…and what illustrious news outfit let that typo threw. Thru. Through.

    allan (bb4b13)

  2. I hope he fulfills his dream.
    I further hope that it doesn’t turn out that buying a red, Porsche convertible would have a lessor cost.

    Another Drew (8018ee)

  3. HE’S A FAKE DOESN’T ANYBODY BELIEVE ME??? I KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT MIKE FLYNT, IF YOU WANT ANSWERS CONTACT ME.
    -MARCO POLO

    marco polo (2f72af)

  4. Marco, please tell me how this man is a fake. He’s out there. He’s playing. He’s 59. What part of that is fake? What kind of medication are you on?

    What truth do we need to know?

    Rudyard Kipling (38f1b7)

  5. Really Marco Polo ? Anything you claim you know is a lie!!!!!!– I personally know this man and have for 20yrs, and there is nothing fake about him! He is honest about his mistakes and a wonderful person! I guess there is always someone who is so jealous they will do or say anything to hurt others. I feel sorry for you.

    kristy (4c0330)


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