59-year-old makes college football team
Kind of makes you want to get into shape. I'm really interested to see where this story is by mid-season. But.. good luck to him, I guess 60 is the new 25.
ALPINE, Texas (AP) - Mike Flynt was drinking beer and swapping stories with some old football buddies a few months ago when he brought up the biggest regret of his life: Getting kicked off the college team before his senior year.
A longtime strength and conditioning coach at Nebraska, Oregon and Texas A&M, he's spent the last several years selling the Powerbase training system he invented. Clients include school systems and the military. His colourful life story includes being the son of a Battle of the Bulge survivor and having dabbled in gold mines and oil wells - successfully.
Flynt's life was supposed to be slowing down this fall. With his youngest child starting at the University of Tennessee, he and Eileen, his wife of 35 years, are planning to take of advantage of being empty-nesters for the first time.
Instead, they've moved to this remote patch of West Texas so Flynt can mend an old wound and, he hopes, inspire others.
He became emotional discussing his goal of "helping a bunch of young men to make up for those guys that I let down." Then he laughed about the reality that fellow Baby Boomers are getting the most out of his comeback.