THE BE-THE-GUY (OR THE GAL) FISHING-LICENSE CHALLENGE
Wayne D Lewis, Colorado Outdoors
In the early 80s, for a group of gangly, basketball-loving young men in Golden, Colo., Pat Sanner was The Guy. He had the backyard basketball court, the basement sports cave, close access to a park for football and a mom who tolerated our group better than most. Sanner was genetically wired for sports: His father was Lynn Sanner, the sports director for KBTV (now KUSA) and host of “The Broncos with Red Miller,” the weekly Denver Broncos recap. I never met Lynn Pat had lost his father right around the time my family moved to Golden, but you could see the impact the father had on the son.
In the dark ages before group texts, Facebook groups and tweeting, Pat would gather the gang to either play a game or watch one. I bet if I thought hard enough, I could still remember his phone number, more than 30 years later. Others — Martin Croissant, Dave Thorpe, Bernie Kubistek, etc. — would also take turns being The Guy, each bringing their unique settings, tools and skill sets. Moving midway through high school isn’t easy for anyone, but all of those guys made it a lot easier by inviting and including me.
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