Monday, September 30, 2013

The Ice At Conte

Is down!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Boston College Has The Best Recruiting Class In The Nation

And it's not even close:

Be A Dude: Is the Slogan Offensive?

Apparently, a writer from The Heights thinks so.   More liberal nonsense:

From The Heights:

Let me start by saying that I, like many, am a fan of Boston College football. I go to the games, I yell too loud, I sing along with the marching band, I do the cymbal thing on third down, I love it. Being an Eagle has always been one of my favorite parts of being at BC, and that isn’t going to change. But part of being a fan is calling out my team when they aren’t doing a good job of representing me, and lately BC football deserves to be called out: the #BeADude mantra that trends on Twitter every Saturday and is plastered all over our promotional materials is offensive and should be removed. The slogan promotes a restrictive ideal of manhood and alienates the many women who love football as much as their male peers. #BeADude makes us look immature and frat-y, so it’s time to pick a new slogan. Asked by ESPN to explain what it means, Addazio said, “be a dude, and what being a dude is, is being a baller. You know? Just being a real baller. Just being a dude. Be great. Be a baller. Be great at what you are. Just don’t be average.”
Think about what BC football is saying. They’re drawing a line, with “dudes” on one side, and everyone else on the other and claiming for themselves the authority to determine which side of the line you fall on. In so doing, they’re simply perpetuating the narrow stereotype of machismo-laden masculinity that plagues our society, creating an in-group and an “other” group. We live in a society that encourages men to be aggressive and unfeeling while discouraging them from being emotional and vulnerable. Sports are manly, so they’re acceptable. I’m not saying that BC football is creating or even intentionally promoting this unbelievably restrictive standard of masculinity, but they’re certainly participating in a broken culture that fails to give many men space to express their gender identity comfortably. If you want to say something to your team, fine. But what message does it send to other students, not to mention young boys who idolize BC athletes, to equate being a “dude” with being a big, tough football player? I know some great dudes who sing opera or paint or do math. And they’re just as manly as the dudes I know who play football.

Hockey East Preview

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

USA Today College Hockey Poll

Preseason USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

September 23, 2013

TeamPoints(First Place Votes)Last PollRecord
1University of Massachusetts Lowell484(20)328-11-2
2Miami University444(9)625-12-5
3University of Wisconsin364(1)1322-13-7
4Boston College359822-12-4
5University of Minnesota347526- 9-5
6University of North Dakota300722-13-7
7University of Notre Dame285925-13-3
8Yale University269(4)122-12-3
9St. Cloud State University230425-16-1
10University of Michigan167NR18-19-3
11Quinnipiac University135230- 8-5
12Union College1241022-13-5
13University of New Hampshire1161120-12-7
14Minnesota State University1101224-14-3
15Providence College103NR17-14-7
Others receiving votes: Rensselaer 80, University of Denver 74, Cornell University 32, Western Michigan University 28, Niagara University 12, Merrimack College 8, Boston University 4, Ferris State University 4, Michigan Tech University 1.

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A Tour of Boston College

Monday, September 23, 2013

BC Hockey Roster

While golfing over the weekend, a hockey acquaintance of mine (who works in the industry) said that this year's hockey team is loaded and will not lose many games this year.     We shall see.

2013-2014 Boston College Hockey

Friday, September 13, 2013

College Hockey News - Preseason Rankings

1.   ULowell

2.   Miami

3.   Wisconsin

4.   Boston College

5.   North Dakota

6.   Minnesota

7.   Notre Dame

8.   Michigan

9    Providence

10  Minnesota State

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Marty McInnis

McInnis Named Assistant Hockey Coach

Sept. 12, 2013

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Marty McInnis, one of the best forwards in Boston College hockey history who went on to play nearly 800 regular-season games in the National Hockey League, has been named assistant hockey coach at Boston College, according to an announcement made by head coach Jerry York.

A prolific scorer who tallied 142 points in just three varsity campaigns (1988-91), he was a member of BC's famous "HEM Line" with fellow Hall of Famers Steve Heinze and David Emma.

As a sophomore, the left wing was the top point-scorer in the Hockey East Tournament with nine - including a record-tying five-goal scoring binge against Merrimack in a first-round game. During the 1990-91 season, he was the second-leading scorer (57 points) on one of Boston College's finest teams.

McInnis, a native of Hingham, Mass., went on to play for the U.S. national team in 1991-92 and recorded 34 points in 54 exhibition games before representing his country at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.

He played 12 seasons in the NHL as a member of the New York Islanders, Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks and Boston Bruins. He totaled 420 points - 170 goals and 250 assists - in 796 regular-season games in his NHL career.

McInnis, who retired from professional hockey following the 2002-03 season, was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.

He fills the vacancy left by former assistant coach Jim Logue, who announced his retirement in late June. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

BC Wins

The second half was very entertaining.  I also love the enthusiasm of the team.   I am still hopeful for a six win season.