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Not really that "random", but since today is opening day, from the PD.

 

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney will throw the ceremonial first pitch. The tradition of the Carney family attending home openers spans three generations and nearly 60 years, according to ESPN. "My dad introduced me to basically everything I like still as an adult -- music, sports, baseball and comedy," said Carney, of Akron.  "I remember clearly the first time my brothers and I played catch. It was summer 1987 and we all became hooked on baseball. All of us played Little League for the next few years and would drive to the games listening to (Indians broadcaster) Herb Score."

 

 

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Dr Z, you just reminded me to post this one.

 

Did anyone else watch the USA vs. Guatemala soccer game the other night?

 

The play-by-play guy mentioned how much Yedlin has blossomed since playing at "The University of Ak-Ron" in his European-pronunciation voice. 

 

I watched the entire game, and I think it was the only time that any player's college affiliation was ever mentioned. 

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3 hours ago, MDZip said:

From a story in the Washington Post about the greater influx of Middle Eastern women in the Olympic games Akron was a training ground for a weightlifter from the UAE. Note her reference to "James LeBron". :) 

 

 

I didn't realize the WP had written a story on Amna.  She's a friend of mine.  She is also quite a beast, puts many weightlifters at the gym to shame.

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7 hours ago, ZippyRulz said:

Iowa has a running back named Akron Wadley.

 

Not so fast, ZippyRulz!  :lol:  I was watching the Iowa game and thought I heard "Akron" as well, but it is actually "Akrum."  Akrum Wadley.

 

I had to check it myself!  Here's Iowa's roster.

http://www.hawkeyesports.com/roster.aspx?path=football&roster=224&sort=position

 

Btw, I love the way Iowa displays their online roster.  Well done.

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On 12/14/2016 at 7:27 PM, skip-zip said:

Did anyone watch Wheel of Fortune tonight?

 

The final big-prize puzzle had "On The Map" as the clue.

 

And the letters came up.....

 

_ _ RON

OH_O

 

I couldn't believe it.  My wife and I almost jumped off of the couch.  

Finish the story!... did the contestant get it right? 

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On 12/14/2016 at 7:27 PM, skip-zip said:

Did anyone watch Wheel of Fortune tonight?

 

The final big-prize puzzle had "On The Map" as the clue.

 

And the letters came up.....

 

_ _ RON

OH_O

 

I couldn't believe it.  My wife and I almost jumped off of the couch.  

Well..what the hell was it?!

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The parents of potentially the top QB taken in this year's draft met at UA.

 

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Trubisky might have been born to play football. His parents met as flag football teammates at the University of Akron. Jeanne was a three-sport high school athlete, Dave played four sports. The genes passed on.

http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2016/12/21/nfl-draft-2017-mitch-trubisky-north-carolina-tar-heels-quarterback

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I almost forgot about this one....

 

On the Browns Pregame Show on TV 19 on Saturday, Bernie was talking about Philip Rivers being coached by Chuck Amato, who is now the DC at The University of Akron.......and then added that this is also where his old Browns teammate Larry Williams is now the Athletic Director.

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I can't find a clip but Sportscenter showed a moment during an Ohio State game where Dan Dakich was an announcer and he talked about how much he hated mascots and specifically called out Zippy for annoying him once during an Akron-BGSU game. Go Zippy! :-)

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