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Football Legend Dan Marino Passes His Knowledge to Members as AARP’s New Ambassador

Posted on 04/23/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

Personal Health | Volunteering“There’s a lot of life ahead of you and a lot of things to accomplish after 50. You have to take advantage of it,” said NFL star and Hall of Famer Dan Marino Monday on CBS This Morning. Marino, who turned 50 last year, (watch him receive his AARP card here) announced his new role as AARP’s “Men’s Life Ambassador.” In this role, Marino will share his point of view and expertise on a variety of men’s interests including health, …

A Day in the Life of a Football Mom. Why Manners are a Must!

Posted on 01/26/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeLet me ask you a serious question. How many of you have ever spent any quality time in the ladies’ restroom at an NFL stadium, excluding “most” males? It’s really much more pleasant than you might think. However, my experience outside this secure place was much different. In fact, Roger Goodell should insist that the NFL offer life skill classes to teach folks to interact properly with other fans. The League is multicultural and contemporary, but I spent the entire day …

September 11th Reminds Us That We are United and Strong

Posted on 09/13/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeThis past Sunday was the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attack on our country. It was also the opening Sunday for the 2011 NFL football season. Therefore, late Saturday afternoon, Sean and I arrived in Baltimore to prepare for the Baltimore Ravens’ opening home game against our rival team the Pittsburgh Steelers. We had a lovely dinner with Michael Saturday night. We talked football, family and fall events. After dinner, Michael went off to team meetings, and we took a …

NASCAR, NFL and 9/11: Memories and Mixed Emotions

Posted on 09/12/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeTo paraphrase a Rolling Stones song, am I the only one with mixed emotions? I was happy about a beautiful fall weekend. Thrilled to be in Richmond covering NASCAR’s last race before ‘the Chase’ for our Drive to End Hunger effort. Excited for NFL kickoff weekend (go Redskins!). And extremely sad about what happened 10 years ago. Anyone who experienced it firsthand knows what I mean. Images can bring the sounds, sights and smells from that day rushing back all …

Super Bowl Flashback: Bart Starr

Posted on 01/14/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Entertainment(Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr (second to right, wearing #15) holds onto the ball under pressure from the Dallas Cowboys “doomsday defense” on New Year’s Day, 1967. Via.) “I don’t think anybody had [more] strength of character, mental strength or the will to win. Whatever it took to win the game, he was willing to do that.” That’s from former Green Bay Packers center Ken Bowman, talking about his twice-MVP quarterback Bart Starr. The Packers played in both of the …

NFLPA + AARP = Creating Good!

Posted on 02/4/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

VolunteeringWe all know that taking action in our communities is important – to both the communities we serve and our own well-being. AARP has been committed to volunteerism through its Create the Good initiative, and now AARP is teaming up with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to spread the word. James “JB” Brown – who also happens to be hosting the NFL’s biggest game this Sunday on CBS – has been involved with Create the Good since its launch in …