Bruce Thornton is a big man.
During the Premiere League flag football game, put on by the NFL Players Association the Friday night before the Super Bowl, I spotted him (well, I could not have missed him) in the media bullpen, towering over the rest of us.
It is hard to believe, but I recognized him. He is 52 years old and I had not seen him on TV or anywhere else since 1981, when he was 22 and I was not yet 20. Still, I remembered the face.