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bobbyake last won the day on June 28 2021

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  1. Or it’s time to hold those accountable for destroying our “average” football program that could surprise you on any given year with a bowl game. The decision makers behind hiring Arth and firing Bowden should be let go, including the board. The Zips, or should I say script Akron, are an embarrassment. I feel bad for the students that have to pay extra fees to support this garbage. And the person that decided to change the logo to script Akron, what the heck were you thinking? Also, the majority of Akron Alumni that watch football are most likely watching the Buckeyes every Saturday. The decision makers do not have the correct formula to turn Akron into another Cinci.
  2. Akron should have never fired Bowden is what a good majority of Akron alumni believe, and the way Bowden was fired with years left on his contract for an unproven coach was a reckless decision and we’re lucky the program is still D1 at this point. I’m expecting Arth to be a failure but I would love to be proven wrong. This program is in a sad state and I’d rather drive to Kent to watch Kent State play than go to a Zips game if I was looking to watch local D1 football program. There’s no excitement about the Zips, Arth doesn’t bring excitement. He’s no Caleb Porter.
  3. Terry Bowden is 113 on that list. It’s sad we threw him away with years still on his contract for Arth. Larry Williams did a horrible job at Akron and I’m glad he’s gone. It’s hard not to like Kent State with a fellow North High School Viking as their Athletic Director. I might as well start rooting for Kent until Arth gets the boot.
  4. With the coach Akron has, it’s unlikely we will win any games. The weeknight games don’t really make a difference for attendance, nobody wants to watch a sad losing culture. The payout from ESPN is smart. The payout from scheduling games against elite teams is smart. What was dumb was firing Bowden with years left on his contract while he was bringing a competitive culture to our program, and replacing him with the garbage coach that wasn’t proving himself where he was. At this point, we’re lucky to have a team still. We need a new coach and then we can start talking about smart moves. Might as well take all the money we can get right now.
  5. Trainwreck is an understatement. I hope Coach Arth is reading a lot of personal development books right now to help him get to D1 FBS level coaching status because D3 coaching mentality doesn’t work at this level. No matter what hashtags he thinks is cool. There’s no excuse for how this team performed this year. The players need to hit the weights hard during this offseason and Arth is going to need to learn how to lead their development. It’s going to be difficult to attract top players in the area with an 0-12 season on your resume. He’s going to have to learn how to develop what talent he can get. Otherwise, it’s an ugly 3-4 years for Akron football. Maybe bring Bowden back to help mentor Arth? Arth wasn’t ready for D1 FBS.
  6. What a financial disaster this is. The first mistake was firing Bowden with 2 years left on his contract, $630,000 down the drain. Can we bring him back for next year since we’re still paying him another year? The second mistake was hiring Tom Arth away from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a $370,000 buyout clause. The third and biggest mistake was giving Tom Arth a 5 year deal at $500,000 per year. He wasn’t doing anything spectacular at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to merit that kind of money. This is a financial disaster and there’s no way to fix it other than enduring the pain for the next 3-4 years. The only thing to do is cut costs. No matter how bad Tom Arth does, even if he goes 0-12 in 2020, he’ll be back again in 2021 and 2022, regardless of going 0-12 3 years in a row. It’s unreal how he got an underserved $2million contract. What was the University thinking??? I’m so grateful that I graduated in 2008 and don’t have to pay for this crap. I feel bad for the students that do. What a disaster this is. Those that wanted Bowden fired, this is all on you. I hope you’re happy. Source on financial figures: https://www.crainscleveland.com/kevin-kleps-blog/hiring-new-football-coach-tom-arth-costly-short-term-akron-banking-future-gains
  7. This #Ourway and #heretodevelop is embarrassing. How about #fireCoachArth instead?
  8. haha, not cool. I cheered at Akron for a couple years. I have no clue what they're like now. I haven't been to a football or basketball game in awhile and hardly make it to the soccer games anymore I'd like to go to the basketball games, but I do not enjoy the thought of sitting on those hard bleachers. I can do that at a high school game, but it's unacceptable for a college game.
  9. Remember when we called for Ianello's head with a Facebook page and it grew fast. Is Tom the right guy to lead Akron's athletic program?
  10. I hate this and the Buckeyes as much as everyone else here, but I am not going to make a fuss about this. Akron's athletic program is at a low point right now. Soccer attendance in 2014 was the worst it has ever been at the remodeled stadium. Football team's attendance was horrible and so was the performance on the field. The basketball team continues to struggle to attract fans to that awful JAR and the best player on the team got himself kicked off the team. The revenues are down. The fan support is down. Ohio State on the other hand, things couldn't be better. Akron's Facebook post got a lot of likes by a lot of Akronites that forgot UA had an athletics program. UA reminded them that they exist and wants to be a part of the bandwagon. Being an Akron fan, it sucks watching that. But I can't blame UA for doing it.
  11. Does anyone have 2 tickets available in the lower chair back section to sell? I'm thinking about attending the game tonight with my son but I'm not sure if I want to sit upstairs on those hard bleachers. I'd rather my son enjoy the experience and want to come back. If you have tickets, message me a price. Thanks.
  12. I think $5 would be reasonable. $10 is a big jump from $3. I haven't been to a Zips football game in years so I don't know what the current prices are. $10 on coffee is insane. I just spent $4 on a pumpkin sumthin latte at Panera a couple days ago. I spend $6-7 per beer at the bar, not $10. Win, Lose, or Draw, watching games at the Rubber Bowl was always fun because of the experience. I had around 30 people I tailgated with and we always had a great time. We tried to bring that experience to the Info and failed miserably as getting our group together was a challenge and we had to park in BFE, away from other tailgaters, to make it happen. We used to be able to pull up right by the older alumni and set up our own shop. For some still in college and others just out, $10 per car to park for a Zips game is steep. I don't know if Tom Wistrill ever witnessed the tailgating scene at the Rubber Bowl. Those were the days.
  13. Tailgating at the Rubber Bowl was a great experience because everyone tailgated near each other creating a fun environment. I tried tailgating the first 2 years for Akron football at the Info, but being put in the lot by the law school separated from other tailgating lots ruined the experience for me. Parking at the Rubber Bowl was only $3 and you could park anywhere you wanted. When they raised the prices to $10 for Infocision Staduim and made it difficult to park by others, it became a hassle. The product on the field, the increased prices, and the hassles that came with trying to carry over Rubber Bowl traditions, that is what ruined it for me. It was a big letdown.
  14. As for fans of Akron that aren't alumni, we have a lot of them in the soccer department. Winning changes everything.
  15. Let's take a look at the cities, since you've assumed soccer is a "white suburban game."Soccer is popular in Akron city limits with several little kid leagues and an indoor facility in Firestone park. Akron's demographics: The racial makeup of the city was 62.2% White, 31.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Ohio's biggest city, Columbus, has several high schools in city limits with soccer teams. Demographics: 61.5% White, 28.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 4.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.9% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Biggest city in the USA has a huge soccer following. NYC demographics: 44% white (33.3% non-Hispanic white), 25.5% black (23% non-Hispanic black), 0.7% Native American and 12.7% Asian. Can you even name a city where soccer isn't popular within city limits? Are you trying to say black city children don't play soccer??? Akron has Inner City Soccer Club with a good % of black children. https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=161309830562880 I'm sure the other cities have similar inner city clubs with young African-Americans playing, just like Akron. I lived in North Hill for 21 years, then Goodyear Heights for 6, and now Green for 3. You should turn off your vhs collection of the Lawrence Welk Show sometime and get out more.
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