Monthly Archives: March 2020

Free Agent Frenzy: Brady Mania 2020

Where Will The GOAT end up?

By Dalton Yoder

Photo: FOXBORO MA. – OCTOBER 27: New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick smiles as he walks off the field with quarterback Tom Brady after beating the Cleveland Browns 27-13 for his 300th win at Gillette Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Foxboro, MA. (Staff Photo By Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

We are in the dead period of no football.

Football fans may be tuning into the XFL, but are still glued to NFL Network as the combine has just ended and March 18th (new league year date) fastly approaches us. This date has significant meaning, the most exciting part of the offseason besides the draft starts which is the Free agent frenzy.

There are multiple players in this year’s Free Agent pool, but none bigger than the GOAT Tom Brady. The 42 year old QB is still seemingly on top of his game and almost every team will place a bid on him. Some of the bigger players in this are the Titans, Chargers, Raiders, with the outside chance of the 49ers saying they’d want to bring the Cali kid back home to the bay.

Brady holds the cards to a lot of other Quarterbacks futures as if he is the first to fall. The offseason can take turns and change the course of the NFL unlike what we have seen before. My personal opinion is that we will see Tom back in that Pats uniform as his relationship with owner Robert Kraft is as close as father son as an owner QB can be.

If Tom does go anywhere I think he would go to San Francisco and be closer to where he grew up and where his family is.

So, NFL fans get ready because this offseason looks to be a crazy one.

Meant to Be – Brianna Kulla

As I toured various college campuses, I can still hear myself saying, “This is nice. I could maybe like it here.” Then I visited Jamestown, and I knew I was home. I felt an instant click—looking back, I can’t picture doing college anywhere else. University of Jamestown has brought me some of the best teammates, coaches, friends, and professors I could have ever asked for.

Jamestown has been home for these past four years; it’s helped me grow in ways I never could have imagined.

Teamwork makes the dream work

Four years of soccer under the famous Coach Becker has forged a bond with many of my teammates—one I’m sure we will never lose. There’s something about a preseason full of 3-a-days that tends to burn into your brain. I can’t forget the fitness tests on the track that end with a sprint up the hill, just because Coach walked down and “thought it looked fun.”

I will forever cherish the long bus trips with their spontaneous karaoke and shenanigans, the numerous team adventures. I will even miss running X’s for punishment (maybe when the pain isn’t so fresh).

All jokes aside, this program has shown me what true passion and drive looks like. I will forever be proud of my teammates and the blood, sweat, and tears we’ve shed for this program (I’ve had my fair share of bloodstained white jerseys).

Coach Jack and Coach Becker, thank you for all you do. You have truly helped shape me into the person I am today.

What being a Jimmie means to me

To me, a Jimmie is well-rounded. Being a Biology major, the majority of my classes are in the sciences. Before coming to UJ, I decided to apply for their leadership program. Joining this program has allowed me to meet students from all different majors and activities. Most importantly, it’s been a program that has made me think and reflect in ways that I never would have within my major courses.

Jimmies give back. One of my favorite things about UJ is our relationship with the community. When the city was being threatened with flooding this past fall, we volunteered as a team to help. There were numerous students, teams, staff, and faculty that were out helping the community prepare. This to me is special; our UJ community extends far past our campus.

Lastly, a Jimmie is PROUD to be a Jimmie. I love being part of something that is so clearly bigger than myself. Our UJ community supports each other, whether that be in the arts or athletics. We truly have a one-of-a-kind culture here.

As I approach graduation this spring, I will have to come to terms with the fact that I’ll be leaving Jamestown behind. I know moving away from my best friends and teammates won’t be easy. However, I take comfort in the fact that UJ has helped prepare me for the real world. The instant I set foot on this campus, I knew it was meant to be.

Once a Jimmie, always a Jimmie.

A Small-Town Girl in a Jimmie World – Moira McNally

About 6 years ago, I received a letter in the mail from a place I had never heard of, University of Jamestown.

At that moment, my journey here began. Ever since then, my life has felt like a movie.

There is just something about this place, and I’ve felt it from the moment I stepped foot onto campus. Approaching the end of my time here, I have been reflecting, and it is really astounding how many things have happened here that will affect me for the rest of my life.

What’s Happened Here

I’ve met the most kind, funny, and intelligent women, who I am lucky enough to call my best friends for life. I met my boyfriend, who recently became my fiancé after proposing in the spot where I first stepped foot on campus. I have had teammates who were like a second family to me. I have been able to grow in my learning and really push the limits of my knowledge and study skills (thanks O-Chem). I have also developed a huge passion for science and developed an excitement to pursue science as a career after my academic career here.

The benefits of a small school

The small-school aspect has benefited me in surprising ways. In my recent travels from one graduate school interview to another, I’ve missed a fair amount of school. But for two weeks in a row, a professor of mine has come in on Sundays to do make-up work with me. Whenever I mention this to other interviewees from bigger schools, they respond with shock.

I truly believe that these college years are some of the most important years of our lives. I’ve learned the importance of surrounding oneself with the right people that will support you, challenge you, and make you laugh. This idea was really established for me during my time here. I feel as though I was encouraged to thrive and have been set up for success throughout life, not just academically or career wise.

Jimmies woo!