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I watched the 2011 SC/Clem game last night and I could not remember one score in that game except for our very last TD right before it happened. It was like i was watching it for the first time. My question is how many of you in my age group can remember the scores in that game. I will be 52 next month. Should I be worried about how pitiful my memory has become or is it normal for us old farts. I always told my wife when I started forgetting football facts I knew I was getting senile.
This post was edited by AKC18599 15 months ago
I'm 53, and senior moments are a concern, having cared for my mother-in-law who had dementia in our home her last six years of life. Seeing the impact of loss of memory up close like that is life-changing.
To answer your specific question, I don't remember every score in that game either, don't worry. I was watching the replay of when the Cocks upset then #1 Bama in 2010 last night on SportsSouth, and I was surprised how close the game was, because psychologically all I remembered was a blowout. So you're not alone in your concerns.
I'd be glad to help you with some long term care insurance, if you'd like long term peace of mind on the subject. ;-)
Follow me on Twitter @MeetMeAtThe50 for original thoughts and a good aggregate source of breaking info.
On the other hand, Davey Cockett remembers vividly every insult he's ever heard from a Clemson or Unc fan...
I turned 50 today and I am with you, I can't remember any of the scores either.
This post was edited by jimcmarshall 15 months ago
I am 42 and I can't even remember the scores of the games I coach in!! I was asked by the yearbook staff to submit scores for this past football season, and I could only remember a few of them off the top of my head.
I can remember all the crazy stuff I teach but cant remember half the scores of the Clemson game this year and I was there. (Sober too I might add)
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
You can't see! I can't see! All that matters is can the f*&%ing horse see! That's a raid!
Well, I am 62 and find that remembering is more difficult as time goes on. I had someone suggest taking Focus Factor for memory enhancement. I bought some. I had only one problem with it: I couldn't remember to take it!
This post was edited by lmn2413 15 months ago
It's progressive. I had those rare memory lapses in my 50s. They began to pile up in my 60s. I'll be 73 next month, and if I go to the grocery store to get more than 2 items, I have to have a list. BigOl is right about the crosswords and sudoku exercising your brain, though. I quit drinking 4 years ago, and that a whole lot. I definitely remember back to back 11-2s.
Don't think we play them anymore....used to have Taters calling and sending me Tater emails. I think we dropped them from our schedule about 4 years ago. It's been that long since any of those assholes have sent me anything!
At 63 my memory is not what it was and I'm happy with that. There are many things I hope the hell I never remember.
However, when it comes to Carolina football especially against those folks, I don't forget much. I had to live for years with their smugness and snide remarks. I took it but now I dish it out in heaping spoon fulls. My wife is from Spartanburg and although I have never been that close to her family many of them really do not like me especially these last wonderful 4 years.
If you are a Gamecock, you will never ever cut them any slack. While we have our foot on their throats, just continue with the pressure. When we give them "the thumb" next year, that will be so good.
Will be 50 in a couple months, but I attribute forgetting some of the scores to the VOLUME of scores the last few years against those inbreds.
Wait till 70 knocks on the door.
Let not your heart be troubled … that you can remember who won the games is what is most important. (P. S. The drive for five is alive!)
Although I have a little trouble remembering my exact age from time to time, I know I'm a sexagenarian. I can remember that word as it just sounds uplifting and is fun to say. The downside however is I can't remember what I had for dinner last night.
As long as you remember her birthday and your anniversary I wouldn’t worry too much.
I think that's one of the most remarkable things about Coach Spurrier - he remembers almost every detail of the hundreds of games he has been involved in both as a coach and as a player. When getting to know Deke Adams this week, he talked at length about the two games Adams played in against Spurrier's Florida teams in the early 90s.
This is me to a T...
Yes that is very impressive indeed.
The older I get, the better I was. Wait......Did I just say that?
"Act like you've been there before and expect to be back." - Bear Bryant
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