Originally posted on Buc Stop  |  Last updated 7/24/12
The problem with numbers is the sheer size sometimes escapes your imagination. You look at a digital clock that says 4:21 and you feel like its four thirty; see it on an analog face clock and you think its only quarter after. Numbers increase by adding zeros on the end, but the real effect of each digit is harder to measure unless its against something tangible. If your a million seconds old, your a three week old baby- Hit a Billion seconds of age, your now closer to 32 years old. A trillion seconds spans several times all of human recorded history; sometimes you need a little perspective on things.Ronde Barber turns out to be the one after all. When we watched the 1999 playoff run, we saw Paul Gruber establishing a Bucs longevity record, while Derrick Brooks was in his prime. Number 55 would pass Gruber, just like Barber has now established himself as the NFL iron man. Sure he is moving to safety, which is yet another 'real time' exhibit as to how long Barber has played for our Bu...
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