April 1st, 2008
Sizzle Query: Is Paolo Maldini Too Old?
LA Galaxy manager Ruud Gullit has recently gone on record stating that Paolo Maldini is geriatric, as is the style of the entire AC Milan squad. Gullit used to play for Milan back in the 1800s, and now feels that the team is in need of an update.
“These days, Milan is an old team. It must change… Paolo Maldini is now 40 years old and even too old for the United States.“
Granted, back in the days when Ruud was on the pitch with Milan, the team was in seriously top form, so he’s entitled to his opinion. However, we think he is talking out of his still-toned but annoying arse. It does beg the question though: how old is too old?
We fear the day our beloved Becks is put out to pasture and hope his hotness will remain even after he hangs up his boots. After all, how much of the sizzle for our favourite players is because of what we see on the pitch? If Becks worked at the local petrol station, would we care?
Wait, what was our point here?
‘Old’ or not, Maldini is in good form as of late. Such good form, we’re considering adding him to the Hot HOF. And actually, we’re thinking age for some ballers is a positive – imagine how hot Nando will be once he grows some chest hair, or the sexification of little Pato when he reaches puberty.
Anyhoo, do you agree with Ruud? Does Maldini need to install a fake hip and ride his electric wheelchair out of the players lounge for good? Most importantly, who are your favourite ballers hitting the ‘fine wine’ category?