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Back in the olden days I played a lot of competitive volleyball. Used to travel the East Coast playing tournaments before the AVP went under. Mostly it was all fun, but occasionally it would get ugly. Now I just have two bad knees and a wrecked shoulder. Still play every so often. No longer doubles though, way too old for that nonsense.
Fixing the knees and shoulder is easy. I don't play anymore cuz the damage on the hip from the car wreck finally got too bad.
 

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@DrHawkeye I've had a complete shoulder rebuild (3 dislocations on the job), wife has had an ACL repair and later scar tissue clean-up on that knee (car crash), wife had both knees scoped the end of 2019 (no arthritis), sister-in-law has had a rotator cuff repair ...all by the same surgeon...and she just finally had a total hip replacement because of an early 80s car wreck and a 90s fall...by the first surgeon's partner. I think we should qualify for some kind of frequent flyer miles or family discount.
I got to play volleyball with some very pretty girls in Russia in 1993 as a visiting student.
If I were a ladies' volleyball ref, there'd be no losers.
 

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I take it then that casual games for fun and playing in school must not qualify one as "a player" in this particular discussion.
 

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Now that is INTENSE!
I met Misty May and Kerri Walsh at a tournament in Manhattan Beach. They were so, so nice! Unbelievably kind people. I was walking out of the porta potty (awkward!) and there they were. I just smiled, said hi and kept walking, but they wanted to chat for a bit. While we were talking, a few kids came up and asked for their autographs. They signed their stuff and then peppered with them for like 15 minutes.
 

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Fixing the knees and shoulder is easy. I don't play anymore cuz the damage on the hip from the car wreck finally got too bad.
Sorry to hear that. I’m holding out as long as I can. I had PT on the shoulder a few years ago and it made a world of difference. For a while I had trouble putting a shirt on. I just can’t play as much as I used to, but that gives me more time to drive my car!!
 

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Different perceptions of "intense" then. My idea of intense involves life or death, risk of grievous bodily harm, active shooter, firefight, hostage situation, etc. Sports, not so much.
 

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I met Misty May and Kerri Walsh at a tournament in Manhattan Beach. They were so, so nice! Unbelievably kind people. I was walking out of the porta potty (awkward!) and there they were. I just smiled, said hi and kept walking, but they wanted to chat for a bit. While we were talking, a few kids came up and asked for their autographs. They signed their stuff and then peppered with them for like 15 minutes.
I volunteered at the Chicago AVP event back in '08, when Misty won #100. Was the 2nd time meeting Kerri, and she remembered me from the indoor winter event earlier that year. All the players were very cool and friendly. I used to hit the AVP events in Sac back in the late '80s and met all the guys. Randy Stoklos was a blast.
 

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Sorry to hear that. I’m holding out as long as I can. I had PT on the shoulder a few years ago and it made a world of difference. For a while I had trouble putting a shirt on. I just can’t play as much as I used to, but that gives me more time to drive my car!!
You should get some prolotherapy on the shoulder. Should help it a lot.
 

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Different perceptions of "intense" then. My idea of intense involves life or death, risk of grievous bodily harm, active shooter, firefight, hostage situation, etc. Sports, not so much.
Being ex-EMS those are just something to do, they don't even get me excited anymore.
 

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What? Jaded to all of those? Where did you work EMS, Afghanistan? Baltimore?
 

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Almost 23 years as a Deputy Sheriff so far, plenty of stories to tell I guess...FTO, DUI/SFST/ARIDE/DRE /Hostage & Barricaded Subject...have an entire Patrol squad now. I like to work with my troops.
 
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