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Height:  6'2 Weight:  245 lbs. Alumni Status:  Subway
Location:  Wash., DC metro Favorite Baseball Team: 
Natural Enemies: 

Athletic Ability: Severely limited according to my freshman football coach. I joined my high school's nationally renowned debate team in the hope that (in compensation for average grades) it could bolster my chances for gaining entry into ND. That strategy did not pan out.

Sartorial Style: Not much to speak of

Favorite Beverage and Consumption Freq: Miller Lite, in part, because I worked over summer vacation while in college at the Miller Brew Co. Among other things, it afforded three half hour-long, paid breaks during which time I could drink as much beer as I wanted.

Political Philosophy: Right of center.

Religious Philosophy: R.C. and Jesuit-trained, so I do strive to see God in all things (well, almost). I'm hopeful that, just as the Irish are due for a decided rebound this Fall, so too is the Church, itself. Despite some of the reprehensible things of which we've learned in the last few years....I've simply had too many profoundly good experiences with great priests, lay people and institutions that have transformed my life to lose faith or hope in the Church's ability to deservedly regain the trust of her people.

Musical Favorites: The Who, Pete Townshend, Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, George Harrison, Screaming Trees, Black Crowes, & some Rolling Stones (from 1968-72, the Glimmer Twins WERE on a pretty torrid streak).

Favorite Quote from an ND Coach: None of which I can think. But I do love the story of Rockne's having sent brand new ND football uniforms to the inmates of the Pennsylvania penitentiary when all they had requested was used ones. There hadn't been much in it for The Rock to be so considerate.

Miscellaneous Data: I came to this board in December, 2004 enthused and in love with Irish football. Due to some extremely acerbic (albeit, oft-entertaining) posters, I am now a good deal more jaded.