Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BC Athletics and Admissions Standards

I'm afraid that Ron Borges is correct here.   What do you think?

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/college/2017/02/borges_bc_can_t_compete_in_acc_until_eagles_lower_their_standards

Monday, February 20, 2017

Brad Bates

No surprise here.    Just so everybody knows, Brad Bates is a good man, a man of character and integrity.  I wish it worked out for him at Boston College.

Now let's go out and pay the money and getting a top notch AD:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/colleges/2017/02/20/brad-brad-resigns-athletic-director/FD4R6M85DGgFPCe4u7cVnI/story.html

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

BC Football - 2017

Perhaps it is Matt Ryan as NFL MVP and Superbowl quarterback or perhaps it is the bowl win but I am excited for the 2017 football season.    And here is the schedule:

Sept. 1  --  at Northern Illinois
Sept. 9  --   Wake Forest
Sept. 16  --   Notre Dame
Sept. 23   --   at Clemson
Sept. 30   --   Central Michigan
Oct. 7   --   Virginia Tech
Oct. 14   --   at Louisville
Oct. 21   --   at Virginia
Oct. 27   --   Florida State
Nov. 11   --   NC State
Nov. 18   --   at Connecticut (Fenway Park)
Nov. 25   --   at Syracuse

Always a great day to be an Eagle!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Today's Boston Globe - Boston College Basketball

Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe wrote an article about the process of trying to rebuild BC basketball.  For the most part the article was fair.  However,  this excerpt from the article ticked me off:

"it makes recruiting difficult. Christian’s job is not only to convince Division 1 players they can reignite passion back into Boston College basketball, but to sell players on a school that’s most vivid athletic memory is a Hail Mary pass from 32 years ago."

I was upset enough to write the author the following email.

Dear Mr. Washburn:

I appreciated your article in the Boston Globe on the state of BC basketball.  For the most part, it was fair .    However,  I do take exception with this:

"it makes recruiting difficult. Christian’s job is not only to convince Division 1 players they can reignite passion back into Boston College basketball, but to sell players on a school that’s most vivid athletic memory is a Hail Mary pass from 32 years ago."

Boston College has had many vivid athletic memories in recent years.    You fail to mention that Jerry York and the BC hockey team have won national championships in 2001, 2008, 2010 and 2012 while reaching the final four of college hockey in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008,  2010, 2012 and 2016.    This is the equivalent of a college sports dynasty and are much more vivid and lasting memories than Doug Flutie's pass that won nothing but a regular season football game in 1984.  

In addition, there are many other athletic memories that you fail to mention including Matt Ryan's pass to beat Virginia Tech to remain undefeated in 2007.   This memory is a much more vivid and meaningful athletic memory than the pass you alluded to in your article.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.   There is plenty to criticize about Boston College Athletics today.   But there is also a rich history of athletic success in a wide variety of men and women's sports that you fail to mention.   Hopefully, in the future when covering Boston College you will be a bit more transparent.

Happy New Year.


Edward Taylor
Boston College Alumnus


I encourage others to write to Mr. Washburn.  I realize we have issues with BC Athletics but there are also some positive things happening.  The Globe continues to cover BC in a negative way.
   

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2016/12/28/jim-christian-going-through-process-trying-rebuild-basketball/EiTZcmeuCPT0UvPmgyeFOM/story.html

Monday, December 26, 2016

Great Day To Be An Eagle!

I realize that BC played in a low tier bowl but it was really fun to watch them win and finish with a 7-6 record. Let's hope the 3 straight wins to end the season is a springboard to better days ahead.      I love BC as much as life itself and this is how I feel right now:

By the way, I will be using these golf balls in Florida later this week.   Obviously, I will not be losing any of them!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Golf Practice

As I prepare for my post-Christmas trip to Naples, I thought I would practice my swing outside:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uY1F17bsoQ