If you want to stay fit, playing sports is a good way to do it. It can also create many opportunities for you. My brother attends SLU high school and is on the track team. This has created many opportunities for him, such as going out of town, creating new friends, and college offers. Not to mention it also helps him to stay in shape. Doing sports and having good grades can get you a full scholarship. Hard work and dedication pays off.
Okay, this post is gonna be about Griffin Gang, which is one of the organizations I’m involved in here at Fontbonne. It’s new this year, so it’s been a little slow to start, but it has a lot of potential. Its purpose is to support the athletic programs at Fontbonne by having events centered around games and enticing people to come and cheer. If you’ve been reading my blog at all the past few years, you know that I both used to be on a team here at Fontbonne (XC and track, what whaaaaat) and that I am an avid supporter of all the other athletes as well.
The main publicity stunt of Griffin Gang right now is an attendance punch card that allows people to get a free t-shirt once they go to 10 sponsored games. The punches started during the men’s soccer games in the fall, so we are just now getting some people with 10 punches on their card, which is super rad. If you don’t have one yet, come to one of the home basketball games and pick one up! All conference home basketball games will have a Griffin Gang table. There are also raffles, half-time activities, and themed games, which help to generate some interest. So check out their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FontbonneGriffinGang) and come to a game!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, at least one of them – The NFL Football season is back in full swing, the St. Louis Cardinals clinched a playoff spot, and the steamy days of this St. Louis summer are making room for brisk fall weather. If you’re like me the pinnacle of your week begins Sunday at noon – Fantasy Football! Nothing compares to sitting around with your buddies exchanging un-pleasantries about each other’s hand-picked teams, enjoying a smorgasbord of high caloric foods, a cold bottle of fermented fluid in hand – if you are of age – and watching (hopefully) the St. Louis Rams and your fantasy football team bring home a double-u.
This season, like years past, is full of bone-breaking hits, breath-taking tackles, game-changing interceptions, weird broken plays, epic diving catches, and much more. However there are some new trends this season in the NFL. For one, our western Missouri adversaries – the Kansas City Chiefs – are undefeated at 3-0! I can appreciate that yet they have played subpar teams including the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Unfortunately the dynasty that is the New England Patriots is still wining at a record of 3-0 even though they lost most of their offensive firepower they have squeaked out a couple victories. In addition to the list of undefeated teams, add the Miami Dolphins, who have surprised many so far this year.
On this side of the state the St. Louis Rams are beginning to struggle. Looking promising in their debut against the Arizona Cardinals we saw a pretty solid defense and a poised 4th year quarterback find his stride. Yet when traveling to Atlanta and Dallas, the Rams couldn’t maintain. Falling victim to an inordinate amount of penalties, highly questionable offensive game plans, and gaps in the run and pass defense, the Rams have fallen to 1-2. I’m no NFL offensive guru but I have to pose the question – How many times are Rams going to try and run screens and dump off passes at the line of scrimmage when our strengths are spreading the field and using the run to open the passing game? The rest of the NFL season should prove interesting as no team – except maybe the Denver Broncos – have showcased their elitism.
Hello, everyone! To start things off for my first blog, I’ll tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Kristen (which you probably already know). I am a third-year senior here at Fontbonne. By that, I mean this is my third year in college, but also my senior year, because I’m graduating early. I am a Speech-Language Pathology major. What is that, you may ask? It means that I am learning to treat speech and language disorders. When I grow up (after graduate school) I would like to work with children, maybe in a hospital setting.
Besides attending classes, I also am a part of Fontbonne’s dance team, the Griffin Girls; have a part-time job at the Wilson School, where I also teach ballet classes; am part of NSSHLA and Alpha Lambda Delta; and a couple of other school-ish things. You might see me around campus, at a basketball game or at a meeting. Be sure to say “hi” to me!
I’m sure you’ll learn more about me as we go, so enough of that introduction stuff.
By the way, we’re officially 1/3 through the semester. Congratulations! Even as I get excited about this milestone, I realize that this was the easy third. I have termed the next section “Death #1” and the final third of the semester “Death by Final Exams”.
It’s okay, Kristen. Deep breaths, happy thoughts.
There’s a lot of exciting stuff coming up for the rest of the semester. FAB , the Fontbonne Activities Board, always puts together some great events for students. There will also be St. Louis things like baseball, football and hockey games to attend. It will be a fun semester, I promise.
Good luck with your week, guys! And happy fall!