The East Anchorage High School Thunderbirds that no cheerleader ever saw play. At a pep rally in my senior year, Coach Green introduced me as, "Joe Acton, Captain of the East High Puckers". Amid a thunderous roar of laughter from 2,500 over-hyped kids, I took a slight bow and looked for somewhere else to be. Coach thought it was funny as hell. So do I. Now.