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Article on one of my all-time favorite Zips.

Cool to see him doing so well. B)

Very cool! I'm always impressed by people who can put forth so much effort into a wide range of opportunities. I was also intrigued to read his Wikipedia entry (link at bottom of the Examiner page). Cherry, Sparks, Irwin, Bailey, Schifino......you have to admit LO had no problem bringing in quality wideouts.

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Article on one of my all-time favorite Zips.

Cool to see him doing so well. B)

Very cool! I'm always impressed by people who can put forth so much effort into a wide range of opportunities. I was also intrigued to read his Wikipedia entry (link at bottom of the Examiner page). Cherry, Sparks, Irwin, Bailey, Schifino......you have to admit LO had no problem bringing in quality wideouts.

You are right. We did have some good WR during LO tenure...

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Speaking with Matt a handful of times, it doesn't surprise me that he is directing. Good luck to him!

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Was nice to see Matt introduced to the crowd yesterday during the game.

They played his movie trailer on the scoreboard yesterday.

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Good to see Cherry has cleaned up his act since his UA days...hopefully he finds success.

Cleaned up his act?? I played with the guy and was friends with the guy, and I have no clue what that's supposed to mean.

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I DVR'd The Last Fall on BET this weekend and started watching it this morning. Pretty good so far and included a reference to Akron. The main charechter who is a now former NFL practice squad player is having dinner with a high school flame and her parents and they asked what he did for a living. He said played football and the dad said he used to play and they asked where they played college ball. The main charechter said Akron while the dad said Harvard. It was nice to get a mention in the movie.

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Outstanding! Anyone who has ever raised little girls will love this short film. Well done Matt. It's great to see a former Zip athlete, let alone a star receiver, give back to society.

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Chicago Sun Times Article

 

 

 

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Ten films will advance in the Animated Short Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards.  Ninety-two films qualified in the category.  Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

“Dcera (Daughter)”
“Hair Love”
“He Can’t Live without Cosmos”
“Hors Piste”
“Kitbull”
“Memorable”
“Mind My Mind”
“The Physics of Sorrow”
“Sister”
“Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days”

 

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Man I hope he wins this. How cool would it be to have an Olympic medal, a HOF inductee and an Oscar winner all stemming from Zips athletics in the last few years? 

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With the Academy Awards tonight, WEWS talked about this on Good Morning Cleveland this morning and News 5 at 5 pm tonight.

 

Former University of Akron WR Matthew Cherry receives Oscar nomination for animated short 'Hair Love'

WEWS Published February 9, 2020

 

Hope he wins tonight.

 

 

 

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He won!!!

They showed the short subject before the basketball game yesterday.  I knew it would win.  Those paying attention were enthralled.  Tearjerker...in a good way.

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I didn’t realize the story had made all 3 major networks today ... ABC, NBC, and CBS. So happy for Matt and all those involved. 

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