Kimo von Oelhoffen wasn't in the locker room when I got in there Saturday, so I approached Aaron Smith, his best friend on the team.
"Hey, you guys got anything special planned for Kimo's birthday Monday?" I asked.
"It's Kimo's birthday?" he replied.
Smith didn't know, but as he explained, players don't often talk about such things, especially once they get on the wrong side of 30, which von Oelhoffen is - he'll be 35 Monday.
"Maybe we'll get him a 40th birthday cake," said Smith, his wheels now spinning. "Or maybe a walker. That'd be pretty funny."
The best birthday present is a trip to the Super Bowl, which is how von Oelhoffen will celebrate his 35th birthday. Sure beats cake and ice cream.