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  • Birthday 06/13/1952

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    Stow, OH
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    Soccer, track & field, Zips wins and G-Ks

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  1. I'll make you a friendly side bet AyYo....there will be no GAs or interns hired for calendar 2019-20 in Marketing.....an adult beverage of your choice.
  2. We've chronicled the last few years our frustrations with the level and professionalism of marketing the MSOC team, but I think it's actually going to get worse. Once in awhile, I like to take a peek at the GoZips.com site and look at the Athletics tab and the Staff Directory to see any new names to the coaching staffs or missing ones. The Marketing staff will be down to just two individuals full-time for 2019-20 for ALL Sports combined, and with the upcoming cutbacks I'd doubt that that staff will grow, or that they will be using any GAs or interns. Bottom line - don't be surprised by a less-than-stellar Marketing and Promotion calendar for all sports.
  3. I'd donate....but I'm a bit of a moron anyway, and I'd think that even at "free" the U would pay to maintain it and keep it up, and not plnt trees next to it, at least trees whose root systems might be a problem.
  4. Kinda like the Lee Jackson Track???????
  5. It might not have been the Bahamas, Mobile, Shreeveport, Idaho (???) but it was at least driveable for the fan base that did want to attend a Zip bowl game that was announced, oh, 3 weeks before the game, and no good alternatives to get transportation, tickets and housing, thanks to our great marketing and alumni groups lack of an idea of how to put something together. I at least have driven the 2 and 1/2 hours to sit inside and watch a game there, and either got a reasonable room for overnight or droove back to Akron afterwards.
  6. So, I read the Troll of an Interim President's comments on the upcoming cuts to athletics, and I was surprised to NOT see any discussion on it on ZNO. I don't subscribe to the Beacon and only got to read the article as one of my X amount of free reads on line, but it sure sounds like some sports are gonna get whacked, or some of the staff that works "Game-Day experiences" are gonna be gone, or have to work for free. But I really was concerned with his comments regarding teams that don't need to have as a goal to work towards national titles., and comparing the new baseball arrangement as a be-all-end-all to the budget crunch. How can you realistically recruit college age kids and their parents or guardians, if you have hanging over your head that the University Administration doesn't give two hoots if you gain national prominence at your level? And I thought the baseball arrangement was temporary until they could fund some scholarships? And Green's comments that by not giving scholarships and bringing in local non-scholarship student-athletes, we would increase attendance at games because people would like to come see their kids and neighbor kids play was simplistic at best and just plain stupid at worst. I'd be hard-pressed to let my son or daughter come to U of A no matter what sport they played, as long as this attitude of funding only national caliber sports persisted. Except, of course, our national championship e-Sports team! I think Green thinks this is the way all sports should be played....
  7. Now it’s the Crystal Clinic WWC. Weird to see the big banner on Infocision when inside is Summa Field 😆
  8. Yeah, but like my son likes to remind me when I bring something like this us in any sport...."Dad, at least they got there." Hoping the Zippys do well in 2020 and beyond....looking forward to watching baseball again, no matter how bad at first.
  9. So, Akron advances six athletes to the NCAA D-1 finals in track and field this coming weekend in Austin TX. Abby Wilson (Discus), Lucy Bryan (PV), Mackenzie Andrews (Steeplechase), Matt Ludwig and Matt Keim (PV), Curtis Richardson (HJ) and Jordan Latimer (LJ). Not too shabby! Top 24 in the nation in each event through regional qualifiers last weekend. Kent State advances 2 men and Miami 1, while Ohio State got 4 men in, including ex-Zip Cody Stine who transferred this year in HJ. CMU women advance 2, BGSU 2, Kent State and Miami each 1. OSU women get 5 in and a relay team.
  10. Tree definitely suspended, I know Abreu did not make the trip, not usre if it was suspension or what, but you're right Cappy, neither played.
  11. Went down to the last Zip - WVU game at the clam shell. 2011. Pat Forsythe was still a Mountaineer and Zeke was our big guy. We got smoked. Seats were atrocious, but the good folk of Morgantown let you move down to the expensive seats after the 10 minute mark of the first half.... great and easy road trip, less than a 3 hour ride. Been down for numerous soccer matches too. Atomic Grill is a great place to eat. But are you sure you are talking about basketball at WVU? The Zips Men's Soccer team is scheduled to play at WVU on November 8th at 7:00 p.m. Maybe someone's mixed up on whether this is basketball or soccer game....? Which game to attend? UPDATED: Went on Mountaineer Sports website and indeed it is basketball AND men's soccer on 11-8....the siccer complex is kinda right across the street from the Clam, so maybe I'll get an UBER to drive me back and forth!
  12. So Central Michigan is the real deal, but kinda a different approach by their coach Jordan Bischel, who’s brand-smacking new. It’s interesting, it’s like a frat party without the keg in the dugout. This is gonna sound sexist - TRIGGER WARNING - but it reminds me of the way women’s volleyball and softball and swimming teams act at games/matches...add to that testosterone. They wear weird hats, they dance, they do coordinated cheers and whoops, they have a backboard in the dugout and play 3 on 3 during games. And they have FUN, smile a lot, and play kick-ass baseball. And their parents/fans are wacky too, dressing in costumes like a hot dog, a ketchup bottle, mustard bottle, fonzy the bear, even Santa Claus. But not obnoxiously. Interesting approach but for them it works....
  13. Portage County CC FIRST team eliminated in MACs, !! Central Mich so good, Ball State close second....why is it KSU fans are such Richards? But they do show up and support at least....
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