Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Just in case you didn't get enough humiliation and pain as a child...

Adults finding exercise with dodgeball

The Associated Press
5/18/2004, 2:02 p.m. CT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- If you were one of those kids who never got picked for the dodgeball team, you get a second chance.

The grade school game is now hot among young adults.

"It's ridiculously fun. It's high-energy, you don't stop moving. There's sensory overload," said Colleen Finn, who founded the Portland adult dodgeball league this year. [...]

Moments later, a large red rubber ball, thrown by a 250 pound man nicknamed "Thunder," slammed into the side of Ms. Finn's head, creating secondary sensory overload.

Although Finn was crying and dazed, the gym instructor told her to quit being a baby and to shake it off. Upon gaining her feet, Ms. Finn was ridiculed by several of the really cool girls, who said if she'd gotten hit in the chest, the resultant swelling could have meant she could could begin buying real bras instead of training bras.

Mr. Thunder was sent to the office and ordered to scrape gum off the bleachers.

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