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Dog Meets God, with Relish

Jesus and the Hot Dog root for the home team at Agganis in this weekend’s Hockey East playoffs


The Boston University men’s ice hockey team has been around for 90 years, and more than a few home-ice icons have emerged over the decades: Rhett the Terrier, Coach Jack Parker (SMG’68, Hon.’97), and Sasquatch are just a few. Now, the next generation of superfans has arrived, and they’re aiming to establish a long-term presence at Agganis Arena. Meet Jesus and the Hot Dog.

The men behind the costumes, Brian Fadem (COM’10), aka the Hot Dog, and Ross Lichtenberg (SAR’10), aka Jesus, hope to make their mark on Terrier sports with energy, creativity, and true sports zealotry. They’re regulars at men’s hockey, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s lacrosse games and rarely miss a match, often putting in 12 or more hours of game time a week. And they’re getting results: the women’s basketball team is undefeated at the Case Center this season. “They’re definitely our lucky charms,” says point guard Christine Kinneary (CAS’09).

Jesus and the Hot Dog have a big weekend coming up: the men’s hockey team meets UMass-Lowell in the Hockey East quarterfinals at Agganis tonight, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. The best-of-three series continues on Saturday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at Agganis, and if necessary, on Sunday, March 16, also at Agganis at 7 p.m.

Alan Wong can be reached at alanwong@bu.edu.


10 Comments on Dog Meets God, with Relish

  • Anonymous on 03.07.2008 at 9:36 am

    I love Jesus and the Hot Dog. They’re seriously awesome.

  • Anonymous on 03.07.2008 at 11:02 am

    they’re so great!

  • Anonymous on 03.07.2008 at 5:45 pm

    I prefer to think of them as Hot Dog, and his friend Jesus, but they are clearly awesome

  • CDRAL on 03.08.2008 at 12:52 pm


    As a long time follower of BU Hockey (40+ years), I want to say I really enjoy the spirit that the ‘Dog and Jesus bring to the games. Whether they continue their involvement (as Sasquatch has done) beyond graduation has yet to be determined. It makes for an enjoyable evening.

    On another note, as a 38 year member of the US Military, I appreciate the way they honor the flag during the National Anthem with their own flag for the student section. It has not gone unnoticed.

    Keep up the good work.

  • Anonymous on 03.08.2008 at 8:26 pm

    Jesus and the Hotdog

    HA- the hotdog has custom accessories.

  • Anonymous on 03.10.2008 at 8:34 pm

    Hot Dog and Jesus, boss

    Witty, fun and clever. Hit the books too boys. We want you around for a long time. MBB going for 20+ wins next year and AE title and tourney. The triple header. Awesome Terrier fans.

  • Anonymous on 03.14.2008 at 10:13 am

    Ha Ha!

    I love that fact that Mom made the toppings–that’s awesome! Keep it up, guys!

  • Anonymous on 03.15.2008 at 1:32 am

    Superfans are from BC, but the Hot Dog and Jesus are definitely amazing!

  • Anonymous on 03.16.2008 at 6:48 pm

    Why is Jesus wearing BC colors?

  • Dog Forum on 05.07.2011 at 7:12 pm

    We love Jesus and the Hot Dog. They’re seriously the best team around.

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