Bryan Clark, creator of Captain Clarky, graduated of St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication in 2013. He is a sports and pop culture observer because he notices connections, coincidences and historical circumstances between sports and pop culture that many people don’t see such as the number of times the Kentucky Derby has taken place on Cinco de Mayo, Super Bowl results in presidential election years and how well Tiger Woods has performed in major golf tournaments in years Pixar has released a feature film.
His past communications experiences include:
- Sports information intern at Alfred University and St. Bonaventure University.
- Public relations intern at Alfred University.
- News Director at WSBU-88.3 FM The Buzz, St. Bonaventure University’s student-run radio station.
- Reporter for Pickin’ Splinters.com.
- Public announcer for the Wellsville Nitros, St. Bonaventure lacrosse and St. Bonaventure baseball.
His accomplishments include:
- Winner of the 2013 Buffalo News Investigative Reporting Award and St. Bonaventure University’s Jandoli Award for excellence in print.
- His colleagues at WSBU-88. 3 FM The Buzz voted the news department he oversaw as the fall 2012 department of the semester and named the spring 2013 staff person of the semester.
- Posts promoted by Meg D’ Incecco of Golf Magazine, Lindsay McCormick of Esquire magazine and CBS Sports and the St. Bonaventure University men’s basketball Twitter account.
- Bryan Paul’s Puzzling NFL Predictions content profiled on the Feb. 1, 2013 SBU-TV news broadcast.
Mr. Clark grew up in Wellsville, N.Y. and became a fan of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. Despite the pain and woe following those two franchises entails, he insists they will win a championship one day. As a 22-year-old, he still holds fond childhood memories of watching Nickelodeon cartoons, going to see Disney films with his parents and watching the NBA on NBC on Sunday afternoons. Along with his sports and pop culture interests, he enjoys listening to audiobooks, watching Ken Burns documentaries and talking about his dogs, Theo and Ginny.
Because he often pretended to be pirate as a young boy, enjoys the Pirates of the Caribbean films and sees himself as a guide through the sports and pop culture universe, he named his website Captain Clarky. Mr. Clark wants this website to be a popular sports and pop culture outlet that attracts readers of all sports interest levels.