Monday, July 6, 2020

Friend Encounters: Deena Fagiano and Henry Gee

Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.

Hnery Gee is the creator of the Global Women's Sports Radio website. As the title indicated, Henry focuses on women's sports. In addition to covering events, he tackles harder issues such as Title IX, gender pay inequity, lack of media coverage, need for corporate sponsorships and advertising dollars and more. If it involves women's sports, Henry is all over it.
Our paths probably crossed several years ago when we were both covering the Legends Football League.We had similar experiences with the LFL. We both loved the sport, the games, the players and the experience. Unfortunately, we came out of it disappointed that, through no fault of our own,  we couldn't do more coverage. We could have done great things separately and together. Fortunately, both of us have moved on to other things, but we keep fond memories of most of our time with the LFL.
One of those memories for Henry was covering the LFL championship in 2016. My beloved Chicago Bliss beat the Seattle Mist 31-26 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, AZ. The previous year, Jack Keenan and I were in Los Angeles when the Bliss won the 2015 championship.
Proving he is a great scout of talent, Henry got a picture with "The Italian Stallion" Deena Fagiano, one of my favorites. Deena played on the offensive line and occasionally took a handoff or caught a pass. She didn't show up big in the box scores, but Deena was a big part of the Bliss for several years. She was also a great interview and just a fun person. I miss Deena.
Go to to see the great work Henry and his crew do. You will even see yours truly on there on occasion. Also, check out Global Women's Sports Radio on Facebook for more frequent updates and other fun.
Deena Fagiano and Henry Gee in Scottsdale, AZ-August 2016.

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