|Profile for ERASMUS
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|Weight: 170 lbs.
|Alumni Status: No, but my son a 2006 grad,
|Location: Chicago suburbs now central Penna
|Favorite Baseball Team: Long time ago Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies
|Natural Enemies: Southern Cal and dogmatic politicians
|Reasonably good in high school but no future beyond that
|Whatever is clean in closet with fewest tears
|Favorite Beverage and Consumption Freq:
|Used to be beer. Now I eat a pint of Haagen Daas vanilla chip ice cream every day
|Edmund Burke conservative
|Roman Catholic. I am a believer but not with all the ritualistic requirements
|Rock and roll from the '60's, Broadway musicals and Irish folk songs
|Favorite Quote from an ND Coach:
|Rockne's response to reporter who asked, "Does Purdue have a chance to beat Notre Dame tomorrow?"
Rockne: "Purdue will beat Notre dame someday but it won't be tomorrow."
|Clearly a psychologist would say I lived vicariously through ND football when I first started listening to games in 1956 when I was 11 and an avid sports fan and player in LL baseball, football, etc. Unfortunately, I became an avid fan during the worst period of ND football ever (1956 through 1963) before Faust came along. I am better now but at one point refused to attend any wedding that conflicted with a game. When our children were young my wife always made sure I was in a separate room during a game. One benefit to becoming a devout fan in '56 was I learned how to deal with "disappointments" over which I had no control and the importance of never backing down when others thought they could make fun at my expense.