The Team Fatty Team Champion / Messenger Awards

10.27.2010 | 8:44 am

Psst. It’s me. Fatty. I’m being held prisoner in a conference room in downtown Chicago. I’ve been told that I can’t leave until I synergize at a  30% more synergistic level.

Oh, and also they’re making me wear Dockers. I honestly don’t know how much longer I’m going to be able to survive.

I’ve ducked into a bathroom to quickly write a blog post. Specifically, I wanted to show off the cool video about Team Fatty that was shown at the LiveStrong Challenge / Ride for the Roses in Austin last weekend.

How awesome is that? Very awesome indeed, that’s how awesome.

I’ll post more the next time I can sneak into a bathroom. Or closet. Or under a table.


  1. Comment by Harmon | 10.27.2010 | 9:19 am

    Fight like Susan!

  2. Comment by Philly Jen | 10.27.2010 | 9:29 am

    I ♥ Team Fatty


    == Fight Like Susan ==

  3. Comment by Jenni | 10.27.2010 | 9:31 am

    During the dinner they gave us Livestrong books to share with people. I am heading over right now to give one to a very close relative after just receiving an awful awful call.


  4. Comment by OldManUtah | 10.27.2010 | 9:31 am

    Congrats! Team Fatty! Fatty thank you for the chance to fight cancer with such a great team of people. I can’t wait to see what we accomplish next year. What a great group of positive friends that I have never met.

  5. Comment by mar | 10.27.2010 | 9:38 am

    Amazing, indeed! Thanks Elden, and all of the members of Team Fatty – what a tribute to all you do, and to all you – WE – fight for. One day, we’re going to have a big party …. one day.

  6. Comment by Cyclin' Missy | 10.27.2010 | 9:41 am

    That was awesome!

  7. Comment by Henrik Wist | 10.27.2010 | 9:57 am

    Fatty, you rock!
    Cancer, you suck!

  8. Comment by Clydesteve | 10.27.2010 | 10:00 am

    Had a great time this past weekend! And the reairing of the video made me feel a little weepy. Again.

    And now, for something completely different, here is something Fattys can snicker about. some food-related humor.

  9. Comment by MOCougFan | 10.27.2010 | 10:01 am

    That was very cool. Strong work Fatty.

  10. Comment by KanyonKris | 10.27.2010 | 10:12 am

    The Chilean miners were trapped for 70 days. I think you can make it.

  11. Comment by The Real Doug | 10.27.2010 | 10:35 am

    Chilean miner were not force to wear Dockers for their 70 days.

  12. Comment by bobbie | 10.27.2010 | 10:36 am

    Awesome team; awesome leader; awesome video ~


  13. Comment by Tom Flanagan | 10.27.2010 | 10:43 am

    Wear your dockers to the new Race Across The Sky film on Nov 4th – get ready to see Fatty on the big screen!

  14. Comment by yannb | 10.27.2010 | 10:44 am

    Just found out last night that my friend’s dad who was diagnosed with leukemia a year ago passed away yesterday. Fortunately, she is still fighting her battle and appears to be winning. Lets kick some cancer butt!!!!!

  15. Comment by Corey | 10.27.2010 | 10:55 am

    “I’ve been told that I can’t leave until I synergize at a 30% more synergistic level.”

    Is that like the ‘Planning to Plan’ whiteboard in Office Space?

  16. Comment by roan | 10.27.2010 | 11:15 am

    Great video ! Show the video to board members at a meeting…then ask for a raise…what could they say ? If they have the nerve to say …”no”… then just look at them and say “huh ?…not sure I heard you correctly, maybe we better watch the video again…boneheads”.

  17. Comment by Barbara | 10.27.2010 | 11:27 am

    Great video – I cried when I saw the picture of Susan and the baby twins and by the end, I was really glad I’m sitting in an office alone.

    You rock, Fatty, even in Dockers. Synergize away!

  18. Comment by Squirrelhead | 10.27.2010 | 11:36 am

    Fatty, just wear your cycling shorts under your dockers. That will make you feel more comfortable thus allowing you to accomplish your needed 30% increase in synergistic levels.

  19. Comment by Joel P. | 10.27.2010 | 1:04 pm

    I love my Team Fatty Family. We rock!!! Can’t wait to see what 2011 brings.
    Joel P.
    P.S. @ Jenni, HATING cancer right along with you. Toughts and prayers for you and yours.

  20. Comment by Clifford J | 10.27.2010 | 1:45 pm

    That is AWESOME!!! Thanks for providing the vehicle to bring us together to join the fight!!!

  21. Comment by Ted M | 10.27.2010 | 2:37 pm

    I had a meeting with one of your co-workers today and he mentioned that you might be posting to the blog from the meeting. I think your post was a much better time investment than talking about email.

  22. Comment by Paul Guyot | 10.27.2010 | 3:39 pm

    Nicely done.

    As someone above mentioned – I can’t wait for that party of all parties one day! How great will that be?

    @Philly Jen… how did you make that cool heart?

  23. Comment by Geo | 10.27.2010 | 3:50 pm

    You need to be careful. You may need some embrocation if you are going to synergize in Dockers.

    Nice video. And again, a heck of an impressive list of names.

  24. Comment by Mike from Melbourne | 10.27.2010 | 3:57 pm

    I love your work Fatty, that was fantastic.
    Well done again and well done Team Fatty ! I am so proud to be a member.

  25. Comment by Heber Chad | 10.27.2010 | 4:00 pm

    I never know what to expect when I come here, sometimes I laugh till I almost pee, other times people walk by my office and see me wiping my tears. If they only knew what a neat family we all get to be a part of. Gracias Fatty!

  26. Comment by Bisso | 10.27.2010 | 4:40 pm

    Next time someone asks me why i’ve twice paid for the privilege of riding 100 miles going nowhere, they’re getting a dvd of that video. awesome.

  27. Comment by Jenni | 10.27.2010 | 4:48 pm

    Thanks Joel.

  28. Comment by Doug (way upstate NY) | 10.27.2010 | 4:54 pm

    The names scrolling for the entire video really say a lot. I wear my FS gear with pride!

    Jenni best. Let us know if we can help!

  29. Comment by stuckinmypedals | 10.27.2010 | 5:30 pm

    Beautiful, Fatty, just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Comment by Dan | 10.27.2010 | 6:11 pm

    Fatty you have certainly out done yourself as has this wonderful, dysfunctional family. I couldn’t watch it all at once, I was so choked up by it.

    One day, and hopefull ynot too long from now, we are going to have one helluva a party!!!!!

    Keep up the good work Fatty and the entire team!

  31. Comment by Dan | 10.27.2010 | 6:12 pm

    Oh yeah, as a side note, doesn’t everyone wear their bike shorts under their Dockers?? Just in case?????

  32. Comment by Nurse Betsy | 10.27.2010 | 6:48 pm

    Fatty, what a wonderful video. So happy to be a part of the Fatty family,and hope to give more. Going to start my training for the 100 Miles of Nowhere soon.

    Oh……sorry about the dockers thing.

  33. Comment by Dan O | 10.27.2010 | 7:28 pm

    Dockers are the pants of the devil….

  34. Comment by Paul Guyot | 10.27.2010 | 8:13 pm

    I heard the devil wears Pra….

    I can’t do it.

  35. Comment by bikerchick | 10.27.2010 | 8:45 pm

    Wow. Fatty. Tears here. What an awesome movement YOU have created. Hats/helmets/caps off to all!

  36. Comment by Joe Fleming | 10.27.2010 | 9:28 pm

    Totally cool. Great job!

  37. Comment by redrudy28 | 10.27.2010 | 9:55 pm

    I have to admit, that video touched my so much that I actually cried. The work that you and Team Fatty have done over the last few years is amazing. I will always remember Susan as I think of my own Mother. Congratulations.

  38. Comment by AK_Chick | 10.27.2010 | 10:07 pm

    Hey Fatty,

    They did an awesome job! Wish I could have been there. I hope to be there next year! I got my Twin Six gear today. I was doubtful about the bibs, but I think I really like them. It’s almost like I’m not wearing anything at all. The sweatshirt was a lot smaller than I expected and I got an XL! It’s form fitting and my hubby says it looks cute (I usually wear a medium or a large in ladies cause I’m pretty chesty). Glad I went with an XL. Everything else fits and love that the jersey unzips all the way down. Okay, enough about my cool new kit!

    Thanks for taking the time from your mind-numbing, will sucking, Docker wearing, synergistic synergy creating conference to post the video. Can’t wait til you can share more info! :)


  39. Comment by Richard | 10.28.2010 | 1:43 am

    FATTY – you are a f**king LEGEND!

    My first ever set of Fatty kit arrived today! UPS all the way to Perth, Western Australia! I thought it might have had a stop over somewhere because it i a long flight and the time difference and duty free shopping, but nooooo – it is Fatty tough and it is here.

    Thanks, Mate. (Man hug)

  40. Comment by Anne | 10.28.2010 | 2:50 am

    Simply awesome.

  41. Comment by Born 4 Lycra | 10.28.2010 | 6:16 am

    Um dockers??
    Great Video – Well done Fatty great job Team Fatty 2010 version.

  42. Comment by Doug (WAY upstate NY) | 10.28.2010 | 6:34 am

    @Dan, I’ve been know to wear my bike pants under my dockers. Usually its because I forgot to pack proper undergarments and realized my mistake when I got to work. :D

  43. Comment by Cardiac Kid | 10.28.2010 | 6:36 am

    Well done Fatty.
    I’m so glad that I’ve been able to be part of the team.

    And given that most people just play with their phones in the bathroom this blog post is ever more impressive.

  44. Comment by Jill P | 10.28.2010 | 9:48 am

    That video was a thousand kind of awesome Fatty! You’re a natural in front of the camera. Congratulations and thank you for all that you do!

  45. Comment by Maile in FL | 10.28.2010 | 10:20 am

    Wow. I am re-energized.

    Great video, even though it made me cry.

  46. Comment by bykjunkie | 10.28.2010 | 7:45 pm

    I am honored that our picture was included in your video. But I feel I have not done enough this year to have that honor. I will try harder this year, I promise.

  47. Comment by robert orler | 10.28.2010 | 7:49 pm

    Team Fatty will live forever- WIN – For anyone who fights the battle against cancer


  48. Comment by Bicycle Hound | 10.30.2010 | 4:24 am

    Congrats! Keep up the goo fight!

  49. Comment by Janneke | 10.30.2010 | 2:18 pm

    Hi Fatty, I’m very proud to be part of the 957(?)-strong family… PhillyJenn, Fight like Susan. I’m thinking of you!

  50. Pingback by Millions of People Surviving Cancer « Personal Units of Measure | 11.28.2010 | 1:13 pm

    [...] LIVESTRONG is a set of teams within a team. The winner of the team fundraising award, Team Fatty, raised $178,000 just for the Austin event. That’s after raising $144,000 at the Seattle event, $38,000 for [...]


Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.