25 Random Things about Me

1-    My wife is my best friend.

2-    I thought I loved my dog until my first child was born.

3-    I’m beginning to believe in Karma. I think the more you give the more you get.

4-    I might be one of the luckiest people in the world.

5-    My father is in the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame.

6-    I have an office in Agganis Arena. Agganis Arena was named for Harry Agganis arguably the greatest athlete in BU history. In a strange twist, my father was captain and center on the BU Football Team when Harry Agganis was a sophomore quarterback.

7-    I’m very proud of my Dad but, I don’t tell people often enough. At 49 I’m still worried that it will sound like bragging. I know, it’s silly. He’s been dead over 20 years and I still meet his former students who tell me how much he changed their lives. Some have been sixty years old. If you drive by Malden High School you will see a sign that says Arthur P. Boyle Building.

8-    My Mom was in the Marines in World War II. According to my sister she drove celebrities around Europe for the USO.

9-    My best sport growing up was swimming but, I was a wanna-be football player.

10- Failure is a great teacher. Trying to get stronger to play football changed the path of my entire life.

11- I love to watch my daughter Michaela compete at anything. My weekend centers around her games.

12- I don’t really enjoy working out. I do it sparingly so I will not die or embarrass my business.

13- My son Mark is named for Mark Bavis. Mark was one of my favorite players and died on 9/11/2000.

14- I like beer, probably too much. I rarely drink alone so I consider myself a social drinker. At times I can be very social.

15- I don’t like many foods that are good for you. I dislike most fruits and probably don’t eat a piece of fruit a week.

16- I also don’t really like water.

17- I really like donuts. I would eat them every day except I don’t really want to be fat.

18- I consider myself an obsessive-compulsive with attention deficit disorder. I get a lot done but, need to do it in small increments. I have a file called “articles to be finished” with at least thirty articles in it.

19- My younger brother has two adopted children. I’m very proud of him.

20- I am a recovering work-a-holic. Some days my recovery is going better than others. I don’t have email on my phone to create some peace in my life.

21- I am obsessed with email. It has made my life easier and harder all at the same time.

22- I really love my kids. I kiss then every chance I get. I’m going to kiss my son on the lips until he tells me it’s “gross” or that I’m “queer”.

23- My nine year old daughter is rapidly approaching the “come on Dad, not in front of my friends” stage and I’m a bit sad.

24- If given the choice of spending time with my wife or anyone else, I always choose my wife.

25- I’ve worked at Boston University since January of 1983, I think. It was so long ago I’m not really sure.

4 Responses to “25 Random Things about Me”

  1. By the way, the “come on Dad, not in front of my friends stage,” will pass. I did the same thing to my Dad, and now I would give anything to take that attitude back. I realize now, my Dad is my hero and my best friend and I want ALL of my friends to know it. In the meantime, keep being the great Dad that you are.

  2. mboyle1959 Says:

    I really like that one too. Thanks for reminding me I wrote it.

  3. This is my favorite blog post yet (again, this is all new stuff to me even though it was written 3 years ago). It’s nice to see the softer side of Mike Boyle.

  4. christopherwarden Says:


    Thanks for the insight. Very heart-warming and nice to picture you as a Husband, Father, Son. . . as well as a talented coach.


    Christopher Warden
    (A NYC Coach you met at Perform Better 2007 after your “Hands On” Lecture — I asked you a few questions while helping you pick up Val-slides. :))

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