I am not going to lie, I was shocked when I found out ABC asked me, yes, ME to be on Battle of the Network Stars. This show is iconic and it requires athleticism, and let’s be real that is not something I’m known for. That being said, I’m never one to back down from a challenge, so of course, I said yes. I was absolutely TERRIFIED and immediately began to stress! I knew I would give everything I had, but was sure how that was going to translate for my team. I mean, let’s just talk about the title, BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS, I mean they don’t mess around. This truly was a Battle and I came home with plenty of war wounds to prove it.
I was part of TEAM FAMOUS TV FAMILIES! My teammates included, Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch), Willie Aames (Eight is Enough, Charles in Charge, and now Date My Dad, with BARRY WATSON), Charlene Tilton (DALLAS) and Danny Bonaduce (The Partridge Family). We were led by the great Demarcus Ware (of the DENVER BRONCOS)! I am not going to lie, I totally geeked out meeting Demarcus, I mean, he was a DENVER BRONCO and a SUPER BOWL CHAMPION! You all know that I am crazy DENVER fan, so spending the day with him and being coached by him was awesome. He is nicer than I ever could have imagined. He was patient and inspiring! I was lucky to call him Coach! I literally looked up to him being that I am pretty much half his size.
We were up against the TV DOCTORS. One of which was the uber talented and tough competitor Taye Diggs. The other TV DOCTORS included
We may not have been the most athletic team but I can tell you this much, I looked up to each and everyone of my teammates. I had the privilege of playing with some Veterans who participated in the Original Battle of the Network Stars back in the 70’s and 80’s. My teammates have had incredible careers and it was truly an honor to be able to hang out and play with them and be considered one of the FAMOUS TV FAMILIES.
I have to say that I’m truly proud of myself for conquering my fears and taking on something that scared the crud out of me. Not only did I sign myself up for an athletic competition, I did it on television. Maybe I should have started small but hey, this is what I did and I am proud. I put my all into every single event. I want to show my children that no matter what, you give it your all and it isn’t always about winning. Because sometimes just getting out and trying is winning. Forcing yourself to step beyond your comfort zone is always winning, because you never know what you are capable of if you don’t get out and try.
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