If The Cast of "Friends" Was Your Executive Board

If The Cast of "Friends" Was Your Executive Board

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Chandler Bing: President.

Chandler has an unique mix of characteristics that would make him a good fit for president. He's caring but he doesn't let his emotions cloud his judgement; he's loyal but knows how to call people out; he can make decisions but hears other people's input first. He's definitely the most intense of the group, so with Chandler as president, he would be able to take control in chaotic situations (chapter meetings), but keep things light with a sarcastic comment every once in a while.

Monica Geller: House Manager.

Monica has the perfect storm of characteristics that make up a great house manager. She is a chef so you know she would choose only the best food to be served in the house. She is also a neat freak so the house would always be clean (not just clean, Monica clean). She loves being the hostess so you can always count on her to help prepare for parties, pregames or whatever the occasion.

Recruitment Chair: Rachel Green.

Rachel is energetic, popular, and is not afraid to say what's on her mind. Her knack for fashion will give your chapter an edge, and make sure you are the best dressed on sorority row during recruitment. Many see Rachel as the girl next door and America's sweetheart, being the perfect choice to represent your chapter during rush.

Phoebe Buffay: New Member Coordinator.

Phoebe has been through all the worst scenarios in life, from being homeless at the age of 14 to her mother's suicide. She is honest and kind, two necessary qualities needed to guide your new members through their new member period. She's willing to go the extra mile to help her family (like carrying triplets for her brother), but she's not afraid to tell it like it is. She will gently guide your newest pledge class through whatever the year throws at them.

Ross Geller: Standards.

Although he makes his own mistakes, Ross is the voice of reason for the group. He has a stable, albeit boring, career as a paleontologist. He loves commitment (his three marriages and his three divorces), and knows how to handle the biggest curveball life can throw at him. As standards chair he would serve as a steadfast member of your executive council, always making rational decisions even when times get tough.

Joey Tribbiani: Social Chair.

Joey is a smooth-talking, charming, lady's man, not-to-mention attractive. Joey comes from a big family so he has connections and knows how to interact with others. His way with words will come in handy when planning social events with other chapters. You will be able to swap with all the houses thanks to Joey's way with words, and if you get into a pinch with a venue, all it takes is a wink and a smile from Joey to work it out.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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The Football World Loses One Of Its Finest Players

Bart Starr passed away and NFL players, coaches, and fans all mourn the loss of the Packer legend, but his life and career will live on in hearts of Packer nation forever.

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Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.


Bart Starr was a Packers legend. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles and five world championships. As the quarterback of Vince Lombardi's offense, he kept the machine going and executed the plays like no other. His mastery of the position was a large part of the Packers success in the 1960s. Starr was also the perfect teammate for the perfect team. His leadership put him in command of the Packers. Starr's time in Green Bay will not be forgotten by former players, coaches, and the fans.

Bart Starr's resume is rivaled by few in NFL history. He played in 10 postseason games and won 9 of them. He led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and won the MVP award in both games. He was the MVP of the league in 1966 and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s. The Packers retired his number 15 and Starr has been inducted into the Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame.


After his playing days, Starr would become the head coach of the Packers. He could not repeat the success he had on the field from the 1960s teams. His coaching years do not take away from his legacy as one of the all-time great Packers. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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Starr leaves behind his wife Cherry, his son, and three granddaughters. Packers fans will have a tight grip on the memories Bart Starr and the 60s teams created. Starr left behind a template for being a Green Bay Packer. He also left a template for being a good man and a gentleman of the game of football. He was a competitor and a leader. Packer nation mourns for the loss of one of the finest human beings the game has seen.

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