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Generation gapped

Either the rest of the world is too young now, or I'm so ancient they should box me up, send me to Shipshewana and put me in an antique auction.

Overheard while driving to work today: Two ESPN talking heads, clearly far younger than I am, going over the list of potential Hall of Fame inductees, voting yay or nay on each one. Eventually Curley Culp's name came up, and one of the yapping poodles said "And I don't even know who that is."

Really, dude?

I mean, come on, I know you're, like, 12 and think history is something that happened five minutes ago, but surely you've watched one of those documentaries on the early Super Bowls at some point. And if you did, you probably saw Curley Culp.

A five-time Pro Bowler and the 1975 Defensive Player of the Year out of Arizona State, Culp, a quick but undersized lineman, had his greatest years with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he was instrumental in helping the Chiefs beat the Vikings in Super Bowl IV.

Great news that he's finally made the Hall of Fame, along with linebacker Dave Robinson from the Lombardi-era Packers -- who, frankly, I was stunned to discover wasn't already in the Hall.

But then, I'm old.

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