Sunday, December 19, 2010

Welcome to Around The Res!

Welcome to Around The Res! Formed by several recent Boston College graduates, Around The Res will be a platform to share our ideas, discussions and arguments concerning all things BC sports. We hope to offer readers several different perspectives on BC sports loosely presented in a roundtable discussion format by several main writers, but also featuring contributions from others who closely follow BC sports. We hope to provide many different perspectives on BC sports topics to try and capture all sides of the argument. We will also have articles, analysis and interviews with BC sports personnel. Without further ado, here are the four main writers for Around The Res:

Ralph graduated from Boston College in 2010 with a double concentration in finance and accounting from CSOM. At BC, he served as co-founder and treasurer of the BC Historical Society and actively participated in intramural sports, including basketball, flag football and volleyball. He currently works at a firm off Wall Street and is extremely thankful to BC for preparing him for this opportunity.

His favorite BC sport is basketball followed by football and hockey. It absolutely disgusts him that no one supports and goes to basketball games. His favorite player is Mark Herzlich who he famously boasted would be a first round pick after his freshman year. He remembers the Matty Ice Miracle like it was yesterday and accidentally gave his friend a black eye while celebrating.

Mike graduated from BC with majors in political science and economics. While at BC, he was editor-in-chief of The Observer at Boston College from the fall of 2008 to the spring of 2010. During his time there he helped develop a new sports section, which became known for its exclusive on-campus sports reporting and cutting-edge photography. Mike was also EIC of Campus Magazine Online from 2008-2009. He is currently studying at BC law and hopes to work in business law when he graduates as a double eagle.

Mike’s favorite BC sport is football, but he’s also interested in BC’s lesser known sports. He thinks that Luke Kuechly is superman, Alex Albright is currently his favorite player, and he has a picture of Mark Herzlich on his wall (which he hopes to get signed one day). He rues the fact that BC hockey isn’t appreciated on campus and thinks that BC’s lack of a healthy tailgating environment is one thing that simply must change. His all-time favorite BC guy is Matt Ryan, closely followed by Sean Marshall.

Alex is a 2010 graduate of Boston College. He majored in finance and theology. While enrolled at BC he was a member of the St. Thomas More Society and the Sons of St. Patrick. Alex is very grateful for his time on The Heights. Some of his favorite things from that period include studying under the Jesuits, exploring the city of Boston, admiring Gasson Hall, and of course devouring the Honey-Q wrap at Stuart Dining Hall.

Alex's favorite BC sport is football followed closely by hockey and basketball. He is a firm believer that Conte Forum should eventually be renamed to honor Jerry York. His favorite current Eagle is Joe Whitney. His favorite Eagle from his time at BC is a tie between Matty Ryan and Jared Dudley. A proud Minnesotan, Alex also supports the Golden Gophers (especially on the ice). Alex currently resides in Boston and works in the insurance industry. His blogging influences include Eagle in Atlanta, BC Interruption, Broston College, and Every Day Should Be Saturday. His hobbies include arguing about BC sports, studying philosophy, smoking cigars, and continuing to explore Boston.

Nick is at law school at Columbia but remains a loyal Eagle. He's mainly a basketball and football guy, but would watch more BC hockey if it were ever on TV outside of the Boston area. He and Ralph went to every home basketball game their junior and senior years, and also wishes more people would go to the games. He's also a hardcore Boston sports fan but is still kind of depressed at how little pub BC gets in the local media. Oh, and he's the smartest and wittiest of this bunch by far.

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