Friday, November 30, 2012

Jerry York

Thursday, November 29, 2012

What Is Important In Life? Great Read.

 A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnais
e jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else---the small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

Who Is Aaron Kromer?

Kromer emerges as Boston College candidate

Chargers Saints Football APBoston College is looking for a new head coach.  And the man who served as the interim to the interim head coach in New Orleans earlier this year will be getting a closer look for the job.

Per a league source, B.C. athletic director Brad Bates will interview Saints offensive line coach/running game coordinator Aaron Kromer for the vacant position in the days after the Saints’ Thursday night game against the Falcons.

If offered the job, Kromer will have a dilemma.  He’s regarded as a potential candidate for the various openings that will be emerging in the NFL.  So he’ll have to decide, if offered the job, whether to grab the bird in the hand or wait for an NFL opportunity to emerge from the bush.

Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael’s name previously emerged as a potential candidate for the Boston College vacancy.  It’s unknown if or when he’ll be formally interviewed.

Bates and Kromer have a common connection to Miami (Ohio).  Bates spent 10 years as athletic director at the school; Kromer worked as an assistant coach there from 1990 through 1998 and played for the MAC program from 1986 through 1989.

Monday, November 26, 2012

From USCHO - BC Hockey

OK, I’ll admit it. I need your help, particularly those with great memories of college hockey. With Boston College’s win last Saturday, it has won 29 of its last 30 games, dating to last season. Long-time radio announcer at Providence Mike Logan mentioned to me that this run is the best in college hockey since a Maine team that went 42-1-2 in 1992-93. But after I looked into it, even that Black Bears team didn’t post 29 wins in a 30-game period. I’ve racked my brain all weekend trying to figure out if any other team has posted 29 wins in 30 games and the only club I could think that would qualify for that is Cornell. In 1969-70, the Big Red went 29-0-0, thus regardless of the result of Cornell’s final game in 1968-69 or the first game of the 1970-71 seasons, Cornell at least matches BC’s 29 wins in 30 games.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Old Friends

Coach Spaziani Has Class

Obviously this is a sad day for my family and me. Boston College has been my home for more than 16 years and I have been fortunate to work with some amazing student-athletes. I will always treasure my relationships with them and the BC Staff. Boston College is a tremendous place, and I am extremely thanksful for my time there. I wish the current and future Eagles nothing but the best.

Who Will Be the Next BC Football Coach?

Possibilities who are existing head coaches: 

Miami coach Al Golden, Mississippi coach Dan Mullen, Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, and Air Force Coach Troy Calhoun, Northern Illinois’ coach Dave Doreen, Kent State coach Darrell Hazel, and Todd Berry, the head coach of University of Louisiana Monroe
Possibilities who are coordinators:

Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi and Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco.

New Era in BC Football

As a valued stakeholder in our football program, I wanted you to be among the first to know that Frank Spaziani and I met today. Coach Spaziani will not remain as our football coach, effective immediately. Coach Spaz and I have met with the team and we will issue a press release shortly.

It is with deep gratitude that we recognize the many wonderful contributions Coach Spaziani has made to Boston College during his 16 years in Chestnut Hill. He and his staff have devoted countless hours to our institution and our student-athletes. We thank them and wish them well.

Please know that I understand how important a successful football program is to you and our entire University community. We will begin a search for a new head football coach immediately. We will be seeking a leader whose vision of our football program mirrors the mission of our University, whose first priority is the development of our student-athletes and whose goal is to return our program to national prominence, tenaciously pursing the mantra "Ever to Excel."

I know how much you treasure the rich tradition and heritage of our football program, and I promise we will do our very best to find the right person to be your football coach. Thank you for your loyalty and continued support through this period.

Brad Bates
Director of Athletics

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

This Sums Up BC Football

"We’ve talked about this hundreds of times among the older guys. I think a lot of these games were lost three or four years ago when my signing class, which was I think 36 including walks-ons – there’s nine of us left. So, it’s hard to win when you don’t have experienced players and experienced depth. We’ve had a lot of young players playing and they’ve really played their asses off these past couple of years, but I think you’d prefer to have those guys redshirt and have experienced backups when injuries and losses happen."


Fifth-year senior and football captain Emmett Cleary on the biggest reason the team hasn’t been successful the past two seasons.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Learn From The Past

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

Thomas Jefferson