Sport: The Bald Eagle

Self-consciously, he tugged at the faded blue baseball cap he wears in practice to cover his balding head. "They always say," murmured Yelberton Abraham Tittle Jr., "that a player is the last one to know when he's too old to play." At 36, the New York Giants' "Yat" Tittle is the oldest quarterback in the National Football League, and the odd cant of his ruddy nose is the talisman of a violent game that he can no longer remember. But nobody—least of all Quarterback—Tittle thinks that he is too ancient to play a young man's game.

Last week against the unbeaten Washington...

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