Ryan Kantor

Welcome to Home Runs, Apple Pie, and Rock ‘n Roll.

I am a writer on SB Nation’s Shakin’ the Southland, where I write about Clemson athletics. This is my personal site which will be focused on:

Home Runs (Sports)
Apple Pie (American Politics)
Rock ‘n Roll (…guess)

I may also work in the occasional career-related (marketing research) posts so expect some eclecticism.

About Me

I’m a Clemson fan, alumnus, donor, and football season ticket holder. I fell in love with the Tigers in the 8th grade when I visited for the first time and my neighbor bought my a souvenir basketball that I played with in my yard nearly everyday.

I’m also a die-hard Yankees fan and have been since 1996, when my mother bet me $0.50 that they’d beat our hometown Braves. Upon winning the bet, she offer that rather than pay her the $0.50, I become a Yankees fan. Four World Series Championships later, I’d say that’s great parenting.

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 graduated from the Master of Marketing Research program at UGA in Athens and now live and work in the Atlanta, GA.

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,” mostly writing about sports, politics, music, marketing research, and on rare occasion something totally random. Starting in Fall of 2013, I began contributing as an author on SB Nation’s Clemson site, Shakin’ the Southland. I’ll occasionally share a post from that site on here, otherwise it will have original content.

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