Tim Russert of NBC News passed away today at the age of 58. Born in upstate New York, he went to college at John Carroll but over the last 4 years he became the definition of a BC Guy. We felt a special connection to Russert because he spoke at our BC graduation. One of the biggest thrills that came from writing this blog was when he showed his RFH shirt on Meet The Press with a smile from ear to ear. We got to meet him and take a picture with him at a football game in the fall. Even though we interrupted his time with his family, he could not have been any nicer. BC has lost an adopted son and the world has lost an excellent journalist. Our condolences go out to his wife and son.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Posted by mattfitz at 4:59 PM
Friday, February 15, 2008
2 Eagles need your help, RFH readers.
First, Nathan Gerbe is a finalist for the Hobey Baker and the fans have a say. Click here to vote for #9.
Second, EA Sports is leaving the NCAA 09 "cover model" up to the public. Click here to vote for Baldwin. You can vote once every day until mid-March.
Posted by mattfitz at 3:53 PM
Friday, February 1, 2008
We have no idea if anyone is still reading this blog but this needed to be done anyway. We should have penned this post about 2 months ago but it's better late than never, so here goes. Thanks to:
Brian (RFH6), Ryan, Brenden, Matt, Dave, Mike, The Beck, Mara and anyone else I am forgetting that was a member of our Chestnut Hill branch office.
Little Russ for taking the RFH campaign national, Luke Russert for letting us crash his parents weekend, Steph T, Ayla Brown, Mike Ryan for raising a model citizen and for his expert photography skills and the members of the 2007 BC football team for making this fall on the Heights so exciting.
Jess, Paul, Kelly, Justin, Becky (I told ya it was a good idea), Tim, Joe, BB, The Parts Wagon, Jeff (the man with three first names), Big Bill, Leanne, Little Bill, Joei, Kopech and Jeff for letting me make a spectacle of the tailgate and for spreading the word.
Everyone who bought a t-shirt and wore it with pride.
Vinny for his awesome video updates throughout the season.
Bill from Eagle in Atlanta for being an inspiration and for giving us more exposure than we ever could have gotten on our own. Our busiest days were whenever he linked and we couldn't have done it without him.
Butch, JoJo (tDFB), Bub (RFH5) and Christie for all of their help.
Cait (RFH4) and Weez(RFH3) for putting up with us and for being there from the start.
Chris (RFH2) for being our partner in crime and for his willingness to work his tail off and to go anywhere. The experiences we had with the RFH campaign are some of our most memorable (VT: did that really happen?) and he was there with us every step of the way.
And Finally, to Matt Ryan. He gave Eagle fans a nice ride and did it with understated class. He was the best ambassador that Boston College could ask for and he was always humble and polite in the process. We wish him all of the success in the world wherever life takes him, both in and out of football.
Posted by mattfitz at 10:34 AM