When Obama visited CIA headquarters last year in Langley, Virginia, he praised Kappes as the "graybeard" at the agency.
The word "graybeard" is Shakespearean in origin, but really, there is no better example than Kurt Warner.
As-Salem Musa, a turbaned Baluch graybeard, told me that his father and grandfather before him built boats.
But unlike Manning, this season has hardly been a business-as-usual campaign for the 40-year-old graybeard.
In his regular-season home debut for the Vikings, the 39-year-old graybeard showed exactly why Minnesota made such a passionate play to lure him out of retirement with a 32-yard TD dart to Greg Lewis with 2 seconds remaining.