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Randall Cobb becomes first NFL player born in 1990s

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For the first time, an NFL player who was born in the 1990s has taken the field in a regular-season game.

Randall Cobb, a rookie receiver for the Packers who was born on August 22, 1990, returned the opening kickoff and in the process became the first player born in the ’90s to step on the field in the NFL.

Among the things that happened before Cobb was born: The Berlin Wall was torn down, Ghost was released in theaters and MTV’s Unplugged premiered.

Those of us who were watching football for many years before 1990 are feeling little old right now.

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38 Responses to “Randall Cobb becomes first NFL player born in 1990s”
  1. kernelreefer says: Sep 8, 2011 8:49 PM

    … I have taught kids who were born in 1990.

    I never thought of myself as old until just now.

  2. trickbunny says: Sep 8, 2011 8:50 PM

    Jeez, I was 23 when he was born. But that’s ok, ’cause I’m still 23 in my brain. Now if only my body would cooperate.

  3. plundergrunge says: Sep 8, 2011 8:58 PM

    October 13th of ’90 for me. Tyron Smith is younger than I am. Kind of makes me jealous but hey, it was bound to happen sometime. And it will continue for the rest of my life. Here we go…

  4. paulydefense says: Sep 8, 2011 9:09 PM

    WE GROWIN OLD FOLKS

  5. blue18hutthutt says: Sep 8, 2011 9:13 PM

    God that makes me feel old

  6. the Gimp says: Sep 8, 2011 9:22 PM

    Wait till the President is younger than you are. Ya, that’s gettin’ old.

  7. sakatak says: Sep 8, 2011 9:22 PM

    Nice touchdown Randall, welcome to Green Bay.

  8. sjb12681 says: Sep 8, 2011 9:23 PM

    And now he’s the first person born in the 90s to score a td in the nfl

  9. waltdawg says: Sep 8, 2011 9:35 PM

    Thanks for that. Like the first playmate born in the 90s….wait….no

  10. friendlylittletrees says: Sep 8, 2011 9:43 PM

    Kickoff returns still existed too!

  11. timegambit says: Sep 8, 2011 10:06 PM

    Wasn’t he an ex-boxer and the rotten dog hatin’ bastard in Ace Ventura?

  12. quizguy66 says: Sep 8, 2011 10:16 PM

    I’ve become a big Jason Hanson fan this year (2 weeks older than me).

    -QG

  13. ratsofftoya says: Sep 8, 2011 10:17 PM

    boo

  14. david7590 says: Sep 8, 2011 10:30 PM

    The first player that is older than me

  15. david7590 says: Sep 8, 2011 10:31 PM

    I meant younger than me

  16. scoops1 says: Sep 8, 2011 10:41 PM

    108yd Kick off return!!!!!!!

  17. sakatak says: Sep 8, 2011 10:41 PM

    Randall, you might be young but you can run.

  18. sjb12681 says: Sep 8, 2011 10:46 PM

    Cobb now has 3 NFL records. In his rookie season. In his first game. At age 21. WOW.

  19. contraryguy says: Sep 8, 2011 10:51 PM

    Ghost, MDS, really? Chick flick reference in my PFT?

    Cobb staying up for that full run was solid. Let’s see how he does after about game 14. The entire game’s a track meet, but defenses will start to catch up eventually.

  20. cballlv11 says: Sep 8, 2011 11:19 PM

    Cobb is rippin it up! I think we know who’s buying after the game!!!!

  21. dwhitehurst says: Sep 8, 2011 11:42 PM

    2 TD’s and almost a 3rd in his first NFL game. Cobb plays with a chip. You always worry about underappreciated talents who play with a chip.

  22. joeinoh says: Sep 9, 2011 12:08 AM

    I just bought my high school dream car. A 1991 super clean 300ZX. It’s twenty fricking years old already. It goes by just too darned fast. Now I’m suicidal -thanks.

  23. dan39564 says: Sep 9, 2011 1:00 AM

    I went to my first NFL game in the Forties, Eagles vs Giants at Shibe Park in Philly!

  24. axespray says: Sep 9, 2011 1:09 AM

    I was born in the 90s too…
    Man do i feel like a loser.

  25. dawkattack says: Sep 9, 2011 1:10 AM

    @gambit That Was Randall “Tex” Cobb A Big Ugly Mean Lookin’ Dude

  26. ICDogg says: Sep 9, 2011 1:28 AM

    My socks are older then him

  27. asw1028 says: Sep 9, 2011 1:29 AM

    Thank you Michael, there’s nothing like being reminded of your old age by a toupee wearing lawyer.

  28. mholl704 says: Sep 9, 2011 1:38 AM

    I’m old enough to know better, too young to resist.
    I thought if was very nice of the NFL to throw this terrific Annual 39th Birthday party for me. And here in Green Bay, too! How awesome is that!

    Sure glad the Pack won. Let’s go all the way!!

  29. squakmaster says: Sep 9, 2011 5:58 AM

    what is happening in that pic? is he getting pick pocketed ? while goodell distracts him ..

  30. TheWizard says: Sep 9, 2011 8:13 AM

    ….too late to get the first “Tex” reference in………

  31. jagerbmb says: Sep 9, 2011 8:15 AM

    Tyron Smith is younger

  32. patpatriotagain says: Sep 9, 2011 8:19 AM

    I graduated in June of 1990. I had not thought of myself as old until just now

  33. trollhammer20 says: Sep 9, 2011 8:26 AM

    I do not feel old. Now get the hell off my lawn.

  34. EJ says: Sep 9, 2011 8:42 AM

    Just started watching football in 1989, but It still makes me feel old. I was a mere 13 years old when I was bit by the Buffalo Bills bug.

    Go Bills!!!!

  35. northshorejag says: Sep 9, 2011 8:45 AM

    Among the things that happened before Cobb was born:

    uhhh everthing?

  36. northshorejag says: Sep 9, 2011 8:45 AM

    Among the things that happened before Cobb was born:

    uhhh everything?

  37. shackdelrio says: Sep 9, 2011 9:09 AM

    Drafting a franchise QB in the first round and surrounding him with receivers from rounds two and three seems to be a good model for teams to follow. A true embarassment of riches.

  38. toolkien says: Sep 13, 2011 9:04 PM

    Drafting a franchise QB in the first round and surrounding him with receivers from rounds two and three seems to be a good model for teams to follow. A true embarassment of riches.

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    And just imagine if Favre had gotten his way. Remember all the complaining about how the Pack didn’t get sign blue chip free agents (or trading off draft picks), or how Favre wanted Sherman retained, or Mariucci hired, or Favre’s particular linemen resigned (even though the Pack were already spending 65% of their payroll on offense), or how Favre quit because the Pack didn’t sign Moss the way he directed. One just has to imagine if Favre had gotten his way where the Packers would be today. I guess we have as good a facsimile in the Vikings. Instead the Pack got to the NFCCG in 2007, with Favre, doing it Ted Thompson’s way and it didn’t ruin the integrity of the team afterward. But it wasn’t Favre’s way, so he quit. Favre didn’t want to make another Super Bowl only to lose, so the only way to build a guaranteed Super Bowl team was doing it Favre’s way.

    The Pack are one of the best teams on both sides of the ball. No question if Favre had gotten his buddies resigned, his buddies brought in ,and his buddies as coach, the Pack would have continued to sink coming out of the mid-2000’s and be a wreck right now. No question Packer nation would be seeking to ride Ted Thompson out on a rail. Instead, Thompson sticking to his guns, the Pack have a Super Bowl and likely very good to great for another 3 years at least.

    So yes, drafting the way Ted Thompson has has worked like a charm.

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