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AmericaOne New Zealand Chronicles:
Football Monday Provides a Day of "Rest"

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AUCKLAND, NZ - February 1, 1999 - Stay tuned to the AmericaOne website as we post reports from the team as they begin an intensive two-month training program in New Zealand.

Daily Report, February 1, 1999

Superbowl Monday! What, Superbowl Monday, that does not sound right. But, this was an outstanding day in Auckland. The day began with a team meeting at the Sheraton Auckland. The Sheraton has been kind enough to extend a discount to the guys on the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. With normal human beings this would be a money making proposition for the Sheraton. But, with our four grinders and the rest of the team, I think the Sheraton is losing out on us. Either way it is great for the Sheraton to extend their hospitality.

From the Sheraton, it was onto the Rose and Crown Pub for the game. There was a little betting amongst the team, in which Morgan and John were the big winners. The biggest highlight was the half-time show. The team was completely impressed at the ability of the half-time dancers. The way they worked the crowd was truly impressive. Throughout the game, the occasional person would swing around the bar on the poles. It was quite crazy and made it difficult to watch the game. While the guys all seemed to be mesmerized by the occasional swinging person, I think it was more because the game was such a blowout.

The day ended with a game of full contact frisbee football. For some odd reason, the gang seemed to be a little wound up and this was a good way for us all to get rid of some energy and get some exercise. That's all for now!

Cheers, Terry Hutchinson

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