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There are 24 comments on The Mayor of Terrier Nation

  1. What a tremendous story!

    Elliot is truly a fixture at BU athletic events, but beyond that, he truly cares about BU. He loves the place. It is his home, and his family.

    The article and the accompanying video are “required reading/ viewing” as it shows what it truly means to be a part of a modern extended family. Care, love, time and connectivity – it is all there.

    Way to go, Elliot. Way to go, Terriers. Just when I think that I got BU all figured out – I don’t. Thanks for making my day.

  2. Fantastic subject. I had no idea that BU had such an amazing and dedicated fan for ALL of its sports. Thanks Elliot for being so supportive of BU for all of these years.

  3. A beautifully delivered and well-deserved tribute to Elliot, the heart and soul of BU athletics. Glad to know he’s in the BU Hall of Fame. How about an honorary degree?

  4. It’s great to see Elliot’s story shared with the rest of the BU Community. Thank you BU Today for highlighting such a spectacular individual. And THANK YOU ELLIOT for all of the support and dedication you have given to BU Athletics!

  5. Truly amazing! I have had the opportunity to meet Elliot and know that every word of this story is absolutely true. What an amazing man, thank you for all that you do for BU! True inspiration!

  6. Elliot, you’re an amazing person. I’m moved by your passion for BU and am extremely grateful to you. Thank you… from a BU alum (twice), current employee and former BU athlete (rower)!

  7. Great story. Thank you, Elliot and BU Today. He not only shows his Terrier Pride but also continues investing the future of BU Athletics. I wish him stay healthy and keep supporting our student-athletes! He is definitely our good luck charm!

  8. Thank you to BU Today for publishing this story. I first saw Elliot at a BU game when I was a freshman in 1986. I have long since moved from the Boston area but it is always nice to know that no matter what has changed in the atheletics department at BU I can always see Elliot at games when I go back…regardless of the sport.

  9. In my nine year association with Terrier Athletics with the bands, I grew to know Elliot better and better every year, eventually encouraging him to join us on the road. He is a true fan, and a true gentleman, and I miss spending time with him. It’s great to see he is still such an important fixture on Commonwealth Avenue, and I wish him all the best! His support of the Terriers, and in particular the band, was certainly appreciated!

    Joe Wright
    SFA ’95 (MusM)
    BU Bands, 1992-2001

  10. What a wonderful, heart-warming story and video! Elliot has such a loyal, generous, determined, and bright spirit. Thank you for bringing us the story of this remarkable and inspiring man.

  11. Elliot was BU Baseball’s #1 fan, when fans were hard to come by for us during some tough years. He was always such a supportive presence, at home and on the road, who took a genuine interest in the games, athletes and BU in general. I’m very happy to see him receive this worthy recognition.

    Thank you for being you for all these years, Elliot!

    Brendan Burke (COM ’95)
    BU Baseball 1992-95

  12. Wonderfully touching story about a great guy. It is not an official BU athletic contest without Elliot present. His dedication knows no bounds.
    The idea of an honorary degree is tremendous. I hope that it would be considered. I’m not sure if anything would make him happier … except maybe more national championships won by his beloved Terriers.
    Go BU!

  13. So nice that others get to know the Elliot we all knew from walking the halls of the Walter Brown Arena and for you youngins the Agganis . On the rare occasion I get to see a BU game of any sort I’m almost guaranteed an Elliot sighting. He’s a fond memory from my time as a student-athlete. I’ve never seen someone that was so happy to see us. Always smiling, always with an encouraging word, always the ultimate fan. Thank you Elliot!!!

  14. Fabulous story and what a great guy! BU is lucky to have such a devoted fan and booster. The obvious high esteem in which the university holds Elliot speaks volumes about the heart of BU. Honorary degree indeed!

  15. WOW! amazing story… how could I have been there for 4 years and NOT HEARD OF HIM? or better yet — been in Terrier nation with season tickets my Jr + Sr. year and not SEEN him?

  16. I have known Elliot since I moved up the street from him in Brookline 61 years ago. We used to shoot hoops in his back yard on Kilsyth Road and at Dean Road (Waldstein) Playground and I remember his determination to overcome any obstacle. I moved away from Brookline 42 years ago and haven’t seen Elliot in at least that many years but you can NEVER forget him. Congratulations, Elliot, on all you have accomplished and what you have done for, and meant to, BU. You are truly an inspiration.

    P.S. Please say “hello” to my old friend and high school classmate, Kalman Zabarsky, next time you see him which will, I’m sure, will be in no more than a few days.

    Walter Zimmerman
    London, Ontario

  17. I really think that Elliot is the number 1 fan of BU
    No dought no matter how old he gets he will alaways inspire me i know that im a bu fan but when i saw this i felt true passion Thanks Elliot

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