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MOLA vini: YES!
MOLA vidi: YES!
MOLA vici: TBD! Stay tuned for more MOLA updates throughout the year…
Tammie’s blogging about her chase too!
Greg Anderson invited me to participate in the annual event for the Crown Council. He purchased 200 RedRubberBalls/RRBs for the attendees! We raised money for the Smiles for Life Foundation and we raised money for a great youth empowerment program - LEAP Foundation! (note: we raised enough $ to get the co-founder of the LEAP Foundation, who also shares his dental expertise on network TV programs, to agree to shave off his “beautiful coif of hair” - thanks Dr. Bill Dorfman!)
Well, those same RRBs wreaked havoc throughout the Vegas airport TSA stations! Here’s a great RRB story that Greg forwarded to me from an attendee: Dr. Chris Hammond.
Date: February 8, 2009 5:19:48 PM MST
Subject: Breaking News: Red Balls Create Chaos at Las Vegas Airport
Coming home from the Annual Event I carefully packed my Red Rubber Ball (Thanks Kevin!) in a paper shopping bag…..all by itself. It went on the conveyor belt and through security. When I reached the other side of security and began to gather my belongings off the conveyor belt I reached for the bag with the ball in it…..the bag was there but NO RUBBER BALL! It had become stuck inside the x-ray scanner!
“I’m missing something” I asked the security guard.
“What?” He asked
“My red rubber ball” I replied.
“You’re kidding right?” He asked.
“No…...Why?” I inquired.
“We’ve been dealing with these red rubber balls all morning.” He said. “It seems like they’ve come out of no where! We’re chasing them all over the place”
My team all started laughing. He retrieved my ball…..I packed it up in the bag again….then looked across the 10 rows of security in time to see ANOTHER Red Rubber Ball being retrieved from the security station at the other end of the room.
Looks like the Crowns left their mark on Vegas….........
Greg also shared this note to me - PS: TSA also wanted to know if there was anything in my bottle of Magic. I told them yes. (duh) Magic!
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Slobberknocked!—at my first football practice, as a 5th grader at Coopertown Elementary School, I was lined up in “the Pit” drill vs. Lon Claney a 6th grader and he was like Troy Polamalu is for the Steelers - Lon Claney brought the pain!
5th grader/running back vs. 6th grader/defensive back…whistle…KRRAAACK!...he absolutely drilled me…slobberknocked! As I lay on the ground, gasping for any air I could suck into my heaving lungs and still clutching onto the football (at least I didn’t fumble the ball), my coach knelt down and screamed into my helmet’s earhole at me and for all the other players to hear/heed, “here’s a lesson that all football players need to know Carroll… the difference between being “hurt” ( it’s only temporary pain) & injured (no way you can continue) - which one are YOU?! Of course I couldn’t say a word because I was frantically trying to recall how to breath. My coach told me that I was ONLY hurt - lesson learned!
TD #1 - 5th grade game vs Oakmont ES; memorable play: Quick Pitch/Right; Scampered to the end zone untouched and ran “scared” the whole way—with my “slobberknocked” memory fresh in my head!
(note: I had to wear jersey #55 the whole season to honor an injured player on the 6th grade team. I had to give up my coveted #22 jersey that I wore to emulate the Dallas Cowboys Bob Hayes).
Watching football games always conjure up some of my early memories of the game that introduced me to organized sports. I took a lot of lessons from playing on the gridiron that helped shape my understanding of being a part of a team. Lessons like: support each other, you win as a team and/or lose AS a team, it’s not about YOU it’s all about the TEAM. Lessons that I still follow today. Do you have any positive and enduring lessons that you can recall from sport?!
Enjoy Super Bowl Sunday and enjoy your chase…