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February 11, 2002
My high school buddies and I formed our own four-man bobsled team. Mark, the German one got to be the driver. Steve, Matt and I pushed the imaginary sleigh. If I remember we used an old desk and slid it across the linoleum floor.

We adopted out own German names.

The team was molded after the fastest bobsled racers at the Olympics. Who else but the Germans-- East Germans. I was Fritz, there was also Gunther, Helmut and Dagmar on the team. We got our own T-Shirts, wore them around school like dorks. But we were proud, crazy but proud.