A Chance Meeting with a Raiders Legend

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Published: March 28, 2009

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... daughter participating in a weekend High School Track & Field meet in Southern California converged into a chance meeting with Raiders Legend Greg Townsend.

Beyond the occasional face plants, hurdles being knocked down, and runners collapsing from exhaustion I witnessed the kids put forth a strong effort in various events awaiting my friends daughter’s event.

I had no advance acknowledge that Greg was going to attend the event but on a rather cold afternoon for Southern California, 48 degrees with 35 mph winds very close to the coast it happened. Prior to both of us donning our hoodies due to the wind while looking over the crowd I recognized him.

A few moments later, there I am, face-to-face with one of my favorite players, Raider legend Greg Townsend. I stepped to him, introduced myself, and told him that I was a die hard Raiders fan and obviously a fan of his.

He greeted me with a handshake and a smile. We spoke and I told hi...

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