|Sarah Snyder with Derek Heyes, Outlaws fan in the UK.|
Derek says “I have always been a sports fanatic, Manchester United being one of my greatest loves, but I never realized women played football (we call it American football over here) until stumbling across the Outlaws web site by accident several years ago." His decision to know more about American football was consistent with his love his love of sports in general. And his encyclopedic knowledge which, in 1981, helped him win the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) “brain of sport” quiz, a national quiz broadcast throughout the
Seeking to learn more about American football and the role of women in this sport he used his computer to communicate with Lily Messina and several other Outlaws, establishing "firm friendships with MaryLou Spence and a number of former and current players including Laura Eddy, Jill Elliott, Hollie Rhodes, Sarah Snyder, Lorin Smith and Veronica Narvaez." MaryLou and Sarah have visited Derek in England. Sarah says "he knew about everything and could talk – politics, soccer, football, American football including way back when history, didn’t really matter."