The One Man Wolf Pack

Posted by Ryan Jerz on Thursday April 15, 2010.

OK, so, I was asked to play on this office kickball team. I: 1) didn’t really feel like it, 2) did not want to drive out to Golden Eagle Regional Park every Monday to play, 3) didn’t think it would be all that cool. A few weeks later, Amy, the “coach” of the team, asked me if I would be willing to make them a “recruiting” video. I agreed.

I went out to Golden Eagle Regional Park, which is about two minutes west of Utah, to shoot the video one Monday. After not looking up where the place is, I went out Pyramid Highway looking there. There’s a regional park there, but it doesn’t have 153 softball/baseball/kickball fields there. So I was about to give up and lie about why I couldn’t make it to video the evening when I saw some lights indicating the activities of people not willing to give up their youths about 45 miles east. I took a roundabout way of getting over to Vista Boulevard and eventually found the place. It’s really, really far.

I got there and started taping. The team all either knew me or knew who I was, so they were willing to talk to the guy with the camera. The umpire was cool and let me go wherever I wanted on the field. The other teams in the evening’s double header both thought I was with the news and were asking where they could see the video. I told them on the Dunbar Report.

As it turns out, this kickball thing looks pretty fun. Fun enough to drive to Wyoming once a week to play? No. But these guys had a good time and actually finished in first place for the season.

The people you see in this video all work with me. A couple are coaches, a couple are former athletes, and a couple are just funny. I think this is one of the most fun videos I have ever done. I sat on the footage for a few weeks, but once I looked through it to edit the video, I remembered how fun it was out there and decided I had to make a less recruiting-focused and more documentary-focused video. I hope you like it.

Ryan JerzRyan Jerz is an all-around good guy who wants people to eventually refer to him as "that dude who climbs mountains."

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