I have yet to see the movie "Avatar." Today a friend mentioned he is going to the AVP Beach Volleyball tournament in Cincinnati this weekend. The last time (the only time, really) I attended an AVP tournament I was still in college. My friends and I went and had a wonderful time watching Karch Kiraly, Sinjin Smith, Steve Timmons, Ricky Luyties, and Kent Steffes. Great players, great to look at, and all very tall. My kind of event!
As I looked at the current AVP roster my friend pointed out 7'1" Ryan Doherty. His nickname is Avatar. A former baseball pitcher at Notre Dame, he switched to volleyball in 2005. Very cool! Too bad he was born when I was in high school. :-)