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Tag Brothers: 25 years of tagging and friendship

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Some of the "tag brothers" at Gonzaga Prep, where they met Some of the "tag brothers" at Gonzaga Prep, where they met
SPOKANE, Wash. -

What do February, Spokane, and tag have in common? 

The "tag brothers" met at Spokane's own Gonzaga Preparatory School about 30 years ago, where their game, and their friendship, began. It started as a game played in the school hall in between classes, and they just never really stopped. 

Eleven months out of the year, they're a priest, a teacher, a machinist, a healthcare executive, the CMO of Nordstrom, an attorney, a recreation leader, a financial analyst, an aeronautical engineer, and technology executive. But every February, all bets are off.

"So we decided as juniors in high school to do it for 30 years and then make a movie," Mike Konesky joked. Though that wasn't actually their intention, it turns out that may be an unintended consequence of the tag brothers' escapades. New Line Cinema has the rights to their story to turn into a movie, and it's even rumored that Jack Black and Will Ferrell have expressed interest in the story.

The tag brothers have taken their game so far, the lawyer in the group even drafted a legal document to outline the rules of the game. They are: the game is played in February only, there are no touch backs, and you can't lie about being "it."

They've flown all over the country to tag each other, and they are talking about taking the game international. But for the tag brothers, the game is about more than just fun. Now that they are adults, it gives them a reason not to drift apart, as it seems so many friends do through the years.

So what do February, Spokane, and tag have in common? 

They all sparked a lifelong friendship, that's lasted through good times and bad, and is kept alive by the game.



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