Welcome to Home Runs, Apple Pie, and Rock ‘n Roll. This is a sports blog with the occasional rants about politics and music. While Clemson sports will be a big focus, the sports topics cover the spectrum. I also work in some career related posts so I hope you don’t mind the eclecticism and will consider subscribing.
I typically try to write objectively, however, I often write persuasive or opinionated pieces. So to be fair, I’ll give a little background so readers can understand my perspective going in.
I’m a Clemson fan and alumnus and I’ve been a die-hard fan of the Yankees and Lakers since elementary school. During football season, this might seem an awful lot like a Clemson blog.
My political rants come from the perspective of someone who is almost always going to take the side of economic liberty. I won’t bother trying to hide my bias, but I always keep it respectful, and I ask that you do the same in the comments. My occasional music posts are simply about the bands, artists, and albums I’m enjoying and want to support. What really matters to me in music is that the songs are written from the heart (jump to 7:24 of the hyperlinked video), and not just a phony attempt at fame (Katy Perry, cough, cough). That, for better or worse, I can respect.
Seeing that I work in marketing research, I’ll occasionally share my thoughts and experiences about industry happenings as well.
I graduated from Clemson in 2011. While there I spent some time writing for a school newspaper about sports and politics– discussing mostly Clemson sports and current political events around the country. I recently graduated from the Master of Marketing Research program at UGA in Athens and now live and work in the Piedmont area of North Carolina where I work in the marketing research industry.
The Beginnings of The Blog
This blog was originally started by two Clemson University seniors, Ryan Kantor and Tommy Dianora, looking for an outlet for writing and their passions. Tommy has since started his own movie blog a topic he’s become increasingly passionate about. He’s also become a writer for The Artifice.
I now operate this blog under the domain of RyanKantor.com and the updated title, “Home Runs, Apple Pie and Rock ‘n Roll,” (formerly Ryan’s Rants & Tommy’s Tirades), mostly writing about sports, politics, music, marketing, marketing research, and on rare occasion something totally random. Starting in 2013, I began contributing as an author on Sports-Kings.com, so you may see some posts linking over to related articles there.
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