Taylor and Aaron are not your average couple. The two ZogSportsLA football players met off the field only a year ago. Having ZogSports as common ground, these two avid players took their shirts and traveled the world together. Taylor and Aaron are here to share their story!
“Ready….hike!” And so began the relationship between Aaron and Taylor. We met during the first scrimmage game of the first season of ZogSports Los Angeles. After the game, teams were encouraged to head to a designated sports bar for fun and socializing. Since we were on opposing teams during the scrimmage, this is where we had our first friendly conversation…that lasted 5 hours!
Those five hours covered all of the typical questions and more, starting with “so what do you do?” Aaron: I’m a theoretical mathematician. Taylor: I’m an MRI technologist (oh yeah and a former NBA dancer). Aaron: A former NBA dancer?? Taylor: A theoretical mathematician?? The explaining went on and on between them as they swapped stories about everything from Aaron’s time living in England while receiving his PhD at the University of Cambridge to Taylor’s recent USO-style trip to Kuwait riding above the deserts in Chinook helicopters and performing for soldiers stationed at various U.S. military bases in the country. All of the sudden, it was five hours later and we had certainly hit it off! Date #2 was scheduled for later that week.
Time flew by with some notable events: Taylor fractured her elbow playing in a Zog game, they went to the 50th anniversary Rolling Stones concert, set a Guinness world record for “largest gathering of people wearing rally wigs” at an Anaheim Angels game, and some jet-setting to places all over the world including Australia, Vancouver, Cancun, Italy, England, and more has kept us active and enjoying life together. We recently got engaged in Geneva, Switzerland at CERN (site of the world’s largest particle accelerator).
We’ve played touch football every season since the start of ZogSports LA and literally take a picture in our Zog shirts in every location we visit. We’re so thankful for the amazing people at ZogSports and are having a blast planning our wedding!