Connor was born and raised in the East Bay and took kindly to the Bay Area sports and culture scene at a young age. A 2003 graduate of Miramonte H.S., Connor went on to play baseball at the College of Marin, CAL Berkeley, and San Francisco State. After spending time in the East, North and West Bay, Connor approached Josh with the idea of "Section925" in 2012. Appropriately, the first Section article was written on St. Mary's legend Matthew Dellavedova.
When I was 6-years old, I moved to the City from Dallas amidst the A’s 1988 World Series and 49ers Super Bowl XXIII runs. With 3:10 on the clock and 92 yards away from the Lombardi trophy, my dad called me over to the TV to witness my first sports memory as well as the greatest drive in Super Bowl history. With the memory of John Taylor’s slant still fresh in my mind, my family moved to the 925. The ghosts of ’89 still haunt my fandom: Rickey, Montana to Rice, Run TMC. Those players and teams gave me one of the greatest gifts a fan can have, an irrational love for their teams. I cheer for the A’s, 49ers, and Warriors with the dedication and enthusiasm of Jerry Rice gliding up “The Hill,” during an offseason workout. I am also a connoisseur of players who reach legendary status for things that don’t show up on the stat sheet. Cult Bay Area sports icons like Al Attles, Ken Dorsey, J.T. O’Sullivan, Eric Byrnes, and of course Boobie Dixon, the Patron Saint of Section925. After college, I took my Bay Area fandom on the road when I joined the Army. I started the blog Rogue Mentality, which chronicled my sports experiences from life in SEC country to partnering with K-State baseball to watching the Iraqi National Soccer Team win the 2007 Asia Cup. After leaving the Army and moving back to California, Connor (who penned the great blog BA Surf ‘n Sport) suggested we pull a Captain Planet and create Section925. After three years of hard recruiting, Connor and I picked up Tripper, a local 925 celebrity, in free agency to solidify our squad. I hope you enjoy our fresh look at Bay Area sports and pop culture and stay tuned because the revolution will be live.