You know you're getting old when:
- You remember watching the Montreal Canadiens play the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League playoffs. Twice in a row, 1978 and 1979 (the powerhouse Canadiens of the day won both series 4-0). And would have seen the 1967 Stanley Cup final between the teams had you not been living in Peru at the time, age 8.
- That's nearly 40 (!) years ago and the last time the teams met in the post-season.
- You tune to a sports TV talk show today and one of the young-ish (probably in his 30s) Toronto-based commentators is wondering aloud whether Habs-Leafs in a playoff series would be a big thing. "I'm not sure there'd be the hate; I mean, you have Saturday nights at the ACC but..." You have got to be kidding. Oh, there would be the 'hate'. It would be a huge thing. Maybe not all of Canada - though certainly large parts of the country - would be rivetted as would, obviously, the cities and provinces in question.
- You realize you've pretty much seen it all, though occasionally still you see something in sports you have not seen before. But not today. Like Canyon Berry's basketball free-throw technique (underhanded). ESPN did a feature on it, using his dad, NBA Hall of Famer Rick, to demonstrate/analyze the science of it.