March 27, 2022

Preblast for the Week of March 28th

Check out what we did last week: 
M: 55, T: 34, W: 51, Th: 38, F: 46, Weekend: 38 = 262 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!): Romo & Storm Trooper
WLs: Tootie (F3 Charlotte)
Air Up There officially launched as an AO on Wednesday at Grace Evan with Lochte as AOQ. This adds a new post or Q for those pursuing their AO or Q Passport
East Memphis POD enjoyed an evening of 2nd F on Friday night at Tomb Raider’s

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
Two Fitness Tests opportunities this week (AO Berm on Monday & AO Levee on Wednesday). The Fitness Test is 1 of 3 components required to complete the March monthly challenge
FNG/Kotter Challenge kicks off on Friday, April 1 and runs throughout the month

Mark your calendar (upcoming events):
Six In The City is coming to the Midtown AOs during Holy Week!

NOTE: The Barracks will close and converge with Sandlot on Friday with breakfast afterwards at Brother Juniper’s. On Saturday, the festivities will return to Old Forest and include a 60 minute ruck at 5:30AM and a 60 minute beatdown starting at 7AM.

Stay tuned…the date of this year’s F3 Crawfish Boil will likely be announced this week. Crayfish has built a team of HIMs to plan/execute this year’s event and they are meeting this week.

1ST F – Fitness

Have a Favorite Q? Or wanting to avoid a specific Q? Checkout who’s Qing the next 2 weeks right HERE!

April has been designated as FNG/Kotter Month! We want to get as many men as possible to have the F3 experience. All of us have become better men because of F3 so we need to tell others about it.  Make a list of 5 people that you will invite to F3 and start asking/telling them about it. Start now because we all know most Sad Clowns won’t come on the first invite. 

This will be a competition between PODs. You may be thinking, “What is a POD?” A POD is group of AOs in a geographical region. PODs in F3 Memphis are: Collierville, Germantown, Midtown, East Memphis, and the Northern Kingdom (Bartlett, Cordova, Lakeland, & Arlington). The winning POD will get to host a convergence on Saturday, May 7 at one of their AO’s. Other POD’s will provide the food, drinks, etc. All PAX that were FNG’s will be recognized along with the PAX that EH’d the most FNGs in April.

Scoring system:
2 points will be awarded to PODs for every FNG brought during the month of April. Sponsoring PAX MUST post with FNG to get the point. 1 point will be awarded to POD for bringing back a Kotter — PAX that has not posted in the last 12 months. Half a point (0.5) will be awarded every time the FNG or Kotter posts during the month. Once FNG is named, sponsoring PAX does not need to show up to get these points.

How many FNGs and Kotters can we bring out in a month? 15? 50? 100? 

AO and Q Passport Challenge started all over for the new year! Post to all 25 F3 Memphis AOs to receive the AO Passport Patch. Step Up and Q all 25 F3 Memphis AOs to receive the Q Passport Patch! 

Find the workout location nearest to you right HERE

March 2022 Fitness Challenge ends on Thursday! Let’s finish strong. Enter your results HERE

2ND F – Fellowship

Get to Know Your AOQs:

Birth Name:Darrison Wharton
Age:50
F3 Name:Hoya
What’s the story behind your F3 name?I went to Syracuse University, and to put it mildly, cannot stand Georgetown University, whose mascot happens to be a hoya…whatever that is.
What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you?My grandfather always told me to be a man with integrity.
If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?A bourbon glass, music streaming device, a hunting rifle, and a set of golf clubs.
What is something that you’re really good at, that is embarrasing? Playing the air drums…at least, I think I’m really good at playing them.
What is one thing you’ve done that you will never do again?Eat a smoked turkey leg at a fair…the ride operator at Liberty Land was not happy.
How many languages do you speak?One
What was your first job?Delivering newspapers
What is the strongest animal you could win against?With my bare hands, I’d have to say a coyote.
What would be the worst thing to put into a piñata?Flying cockroaches
What are you most thankful for?It’s cliche, but I’m most thankful for my family, those who raised me, those who support me, those I’m raising, and those I’m supporting.

Checkout #2F-lunches if you want to grab lunch with your bros! 

Checkout out Events Calendar for more 2nd F.

3RD F – Faith

WHETSTONE (Q1.8)- The Vertical Relationship Between Men
We have 21 Memphis PAX who have stepped up to be a “Stone” in the F3 Memphis Whetstone initiative.  So far, 11 “Blades” have emerged for sharpening, accountability, & growth. If you are a looking to take the next step in F3, click & read the link above and then reach out to Boudreaux to get a list of available Stones. 

Q Source Fridays are happening at AO Bermuda Triangle. Jump into their channel for details. Sometimes there is a different Startex.

If you want to post something in next week’s preblast, let me know by Saturday. Hit that :basketball: emoji if you read this.