From left to right: Nicholas Kmet, Logan Ellis, Brandon McCallum, Sam CarrollAll photos by Maranda Wilson
From left to right: Nicholas Kmet, Logan Ellis, Brandon McCallum, Sam CarrollAll photos by Maranda Wilson

This bromance consists of Heat athletes Logan, “Brando,” “Kmet,” and Sam. Logan, Brando, and Kmet have been together on the men’s soccer team since 2011, while Sam plays for the men’s rugby team. Despite their differences in sport, all the lads had plenty of opportunities to bond both on and off the pitch. Brando and Logan were roommates last year in the “Flophouse,” while Kmet and Sam lived together in the “Gongshow.”

Do you even lift?
Do you even lift?

Living Room:

“Some of our most college moments have been here: watching sports, playing video games and having someone work out.” - Brando

The common area of the Banterdome is a multipurpose mancave: a home gym, bar, and video game (specifically FIFA) utopia. The space came pre-furnished, but the boys have managed to add in their own personal touches by including banners that proudly display their loyalty to the England football team, Arsenal. All the guys use the bench press and weights equally, but their one rule is: “no drunk people allowed.” The weights however, aren’t only to show off; the boys collectively agreed to having had “some pretty solid work outs on it.”

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Dining room table which doubles as a study desk.
Dining room table which doubles as a study desk.

Describe your best memory together:

“Every day we burst out laughing… there is no way to just pick one,” says Logan, to which all the guys unanimously nodded. The boys managed to narrow it down to one time where they decided playing tennis indoors was a good idea. This lead to the eventual destruction of the custom Guinness beer glasses Logan gifted each of them from the brewery in Ireland.

Kitchen:

Kitchen area.
Kitchen area.

Top three fridge must-haves: Milk (they have it all: skim, 1%, 2%, and homogenized), spinach, and eggs.

The main fridge.
The main fridge.

And in their other fridge...

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Booze, booze, booze and Five Alive.

Overall self-evaluation of cleanliness: 8.5/10

*Note: One of Logan's pet peeves includes unfolded blankets on the couch.

Bedrooms:

Logan:

Logan's bedroom ft. Moose.
Logan's bedroom ft. Moose.
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“I bought all these wood hangers here. They are all mine. I can’t stand those cheap plastic ones.”

A small, but cozy space, Logan’s bedroom features crystal side lamps and a sizable headboard where he has pinned onto it his good-luck wishbone brooch from his grandma. Moose, who sets up and rotates camp in other areas of the house, chills on Logan’s bed, facing the wooden hangers in the closet Logan has proudly purchased. #adultchoices

Prized Possession: Moose. Moose was spotted and purchased at Costco. Logan’s computer is a close second.

Describe your room in one word: Monochromatic.

Brando:

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“This is where the magic happens. This is also where the magic happens. The magic has happened there before as well.” Logan in the background: “He’s not lying.”

Brando appreciates a well-organized closet where he can showcase his hats and shoes. In his spare time, Brando enjoys gaming on his PS3 on his TV with the convenient and game changing swivel stand. He also finds he dines more and *ahem* on his desk versus doing work.

Prized Possession: A glass soccer ball engraved with his initials from his grandma. “I always keep it wherever I am,” says Brando.

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Describe your room in one word: Relaxing.

Kmet:

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“I don't know why but I have 'sex lights' in my room. The other one wasn’t working last time, but they’re crazy bright. Wanna see?”

While Kmet's room lacks very many personal items, his room is the only room with adjustable wall lights that drastically raise the temperature of the bedroom to a near boil when turned on. The positioning and extreme brightness of the lights had made the guys question its purpose. Perhaps Kmet’s room isn’t the ergonomically designed bedroom, as the lights cast silhouette shadows through the frosted glass doors…

Prized Possession: “My bed?”

Describe your room in one word: “It’s just a room.”

Sam:

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“I sometimes eat breakfast on my own personal deck."

Sam’s bedroom houses both Sam and his plethora of sporting equipment. The artwork on the wall is complimented by his personal trinkets and sports mementos. What makes Sam’s bedroom special from the rest is his own personal deck.

Prized Possession: An autographed Zack Kassian Canucks jersey

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Describe your room in one word: “Nice."

Fun Facts:

All guests of the Banterdome are required to sign the guestbook before leaving. Questionable comments and doodles are always welcomed.
All guests of the Banterdome are required to sign the guestbook before leaving. Questionable comments and doodles are always welcomed.
3 out of 4 bedroom doors feature frosted glass.
3 out of 4 bedroom doors feature frosted glass.
There is no shortage of Gatorade water bottles. You will find one on every surface and nestled in every corner.
There is no shortage of Gatorade water bottles. You will find one on every surface and nestled in every corner.
Two of the lads share "his and hers" sinks (awwwww). Guess who. (Hint: they lived together last year with Moose).
Two of the lads share "his and hers" sinks (awwwww). Guess who. (Hint: they lived together last year with Moose).