Saturday, June 24, 2017

Faith And Football

Former Dartmouth tight end and NFL fullback Casey Cramer was profiled in a Dartmouth Alumni Q&A. Today the pastor of children and families at a church in Nashville, Tenn., Cramer is also the chaplain of the Tennessee Titans. He explained the start of his journey from five-year NFL veteran to the church this way:
Every off-season I took the opportunity to prepare for the next phase of life after football. I had an internship on a bond trading floor, passed the Series 7 to sell and trade securities, did a wealth-management internship, participated in executive education courses at Stanford, Kellogg, Wharton, and Harvard business schools, and took the GMAT to prepare for doing an MBA. 
But after all these achievements, I learned that all the personal success and accolades I had received on and off the playing field did not satisfy me.
Read the full piece HERE.
Dartmouth alums are all over the sports world. Thanks to a loyal friend of BGA for sharing a link to a Boston Globe story about the retirement of Steve Nazro '63, the Boston Garden's vice president of event scheduling. The Globe notes that, "Nazro’s tenure spanned more than 8,000 events, 1,000 concerts, and eight Boston Celtics championships."

From the story:
Nazro, 75, recalled his mother asking him about his plans for the future. After graduating from Dartmouth College and serving two years in the US Army, it was time to find a profession.
Not long after his mother’s inquiries, Nazro sprung into action. On Dec. 26, 1966, he was hired as a group sales director at the Garden.
“From then on, I’ve just volunteered for everything,” Nazro said. “And I was volun-told to do everything.”
From a D1.Ticker posting:
"No way to celebrate Title IX: The poor hiring records of select college conferences." That's the title from UCF's Lapchick as he dives into the current state of diversity in leadership roles around college athletics, points to four conferences (SEC, Big East, Big Ten & Ivy) as receiving grades of "F" in his latest "Gender, Race & LGBT Inclusion of Head Coaches of Women's Teams" scorecard.
Find the story HERE.

 A little Saturday morning fun for you ;-)

Reprising something she did as a leader of a "psycho hiking" freshman trip while in college, That Certain Dartmouth '14 fooled some of the kids under her charge last summer during a weekend backpacking trip with a Yellowstone youth group. Check it out in this quick video clip (and know that you are not seeing what you think you are seeing. ) That's her in the orange shorts on the right. ;-)

For what it's worth, That Certain Dartmouth '14 is right about at the 500-mile mark on her Pacific Crest Trail hike.