As the Hall of Fame welcomed Jerry Rice into their hallowed club this past weekend, the world watched the greatest player in the history of the NFL write the final chapter of his football career.
Forevermore, Rice's elegance and grace on the field will be nothing but a encapsulated memory, a reel with Steve Sabol's smooth voice narrating the exploits of the greatest player of all time.
The saying goes, "When life closes one door, it opens another."
Though trite, no saying better describes Jerry Rice these days.
Rice has traded in his cleats and playbook for a caddie and a bag of clubs in an attempt to make a run at a Nationwide Tour card.
Why should we believe he can do it? Here are five reasons: