[ngw] An unusual sponsorship

Randy Grein randygrein at comcast.net
Sat Apr 10 17:45:31 UTC 2010

That's fantastic! I knew about the dogs but not the football  
connection. I'm impressed, and agree with your assessment. The  
alternative is sitting in a rocking chair. Injuries are terrible of  
course, but it's not possible to eliminate all risk. Attempting to do  
so makes us something less than alive.

Randy Grein

On Apr 10, 2010, at 10:22 AM, Holly Newman wrote:

> We should have a Facebook group for this!
> In the fall, I'm a high school football referee - this will be my  
> 20th season. I also played women's full-tackle football for a couple  
> of seasons when I was well into my 40's. I wasn't very good compared  
> to the 20- and 30-somethings and I ended my career with a blown ACL,  
> but it was worth every bone-crunching, surgery-rehab'ing minute to  
> have that experience, those memories, and some fine new enduring  
> friendships.
> Year-round, I train and compete in canine agility trials - 11 years  
> and I'm training my third dog. Fun list trivia - stemming in part  
> from her friendship with me through this list and Brainshare, our  
> own Christel Powell started training her own dog a couple of years  
> ago and is getting ready to compete!
> Next?
> >>> Randy Grein <randygrein at comcast.net> 04/10/2010 9:59 AM >>>
> So, what other crazy things do people on the list do? I race  
> motorcycles for the past 30 years (roadracing, think Le Mans) and  
> wrestle in the veterans class. No, not that lame WWE nonsense, the  
> real variety you can see at the Olympics, just older and slower.  
> This was to be my year for the world championships but a pinched  
> nerve needs correcting. (Non injury, arthritic growths impinging.)  
> Next year for sure...
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