Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More on Herzy and other links

Thanks to all those who sent the latest Herzy article along. Not much new, but more positive quotes from Mark. He says the effects of chemo haven't hit him yet.

Did you know the the biggest college baseball blog was founded by a BC guy? Brian sat down with the BCI guys to talk about BC playing in the Big Dance. Look for his previews in the coming days.

Tom Dienhart and HD both both have BC qbs on their minds. A lot of talk but no real news or analysis. I know I've been slacking a bit of late (real life interrupts on occasion) but my plan is to have looks at our QBs and at Tranq this summer.


Big Jack Krack said...

Hello everyone - I've been out of pocket for awhile on both business travel and vacation travel to Paris and London. I took a peek at the blog on the day of the announcement about Mark - what a shocker. I'm praying for him and his family during this trying time.

I'd like to be able to wish him a Merry Christmas right now, because it will be that long before he completes his treatments and surgery. Believe me, I don't normally wish any of my time away, or to fly by, but I do in this case - and I hope the next 7 months somehow go by quickly for Mark.

Football is way on the back burner right now. Yes, it’s unbelievable, but I think the young man has a positive attitude and is in a good position to fight this disease.

Let’s continue to pray for him - and all those who are fighting this fight.

I had the opportunity to visit the Normandy beaches while in France, and to reflect on how fortunate I have been in my life compared to some people - especially those soldier's who did their duty and so bravely stormed Omaha Beach in particular almost 65 years ago. I am indeed a grateful and proud American.

Well, I've never had a major illness either, and have stayed ahead of heart problems to the extent that I can. I can hardly imagine how Mark must feel at this point in his young life. He's doing fine now, but he may well have some low points during his treatment. We will respect his privacy for sure. It will be difficult for such a strong athlete to be weakened by his treatments, in order to get better - but he'll get through it. We pray that he does, and we are with him and his family all the way.

I know that the Boston College football team will represent our school and community very well, and will continue to look to Mark for leadership and inspiration this fall.

May God bless all.

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jay said...

what ever happened to that providence hoops player that was considering coming to BC to play football for a year?

conlonc said...

Jay - last I heard the school and coaches were taking their time with that one. They won't make a decision until further into the summer, so it may be a little bit of a wait.

eagle1331 said...

At least, in reading their articles, the rest of the ACCs struggles are primary on defense, so that could benefit our lack of QB. The teams whose weaknesses are else seem to be focused on WR, which again, benefits our strong D...