Aaron Nelson, assistant coach of the Firestone Falcons in for Eric Mitchell, spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Firestone Falcons football ahead of the 2017 season.
The Falcons are looking to make it back to the city championship again this year after losing to the Ellet Orangemen in 2017.
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The curtain has been lifted on the 2017 NFL campaign and for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a sparkling new stadium was dedicated to kick off the season.
Pro Football Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker said Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is truly a "game changer" not only for the Hall, but for the city of Canton.
"This is the finest small-venue NFLstadium in the world," Baker said.
The locker rooms each hold 105 people and the Club area holds 1,000 people. The press box is a new feature as well with great view lines of the playing field.
The 23,000 seat facility was dedicated Thursday morning and featured a statue of Saints owner Tom Benson, who contributed $11 million to the stadium project that now bears his name.
Baker was extremely appreciative of Benson's contribution to keeping football thriving in the Hall of Fame City.
"He felt that this was where the game of professional football began, and he thinks it should live forever in Canton," Baker explained.
Hall of Fame President David Baker said they are actively preparing for the NFL's 100th anniversary by building various amenites for the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.
The venue will host not only football at the high school, collegiate and pro level, but concerts, and other entertainment options for as Baker puts it, " the next 100 years.
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Our 2017 Camp Days continue with the Kenmore /Garfield Golden Rams and Coach Kemp Boyd.
This is the first year as a merged school for Kenmore and Garfield, and Coach Boyd has done a great job so far of bringing these young men together.
The Golden Rams start out the season with three non league games, Coventry, Barberton, and Springfield before opening up league play against Ellet.
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Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes sat with WAKR's Aaron Coleman to talk a little football, golf, and awareness for prostate cancer and screenings.
Haynes, a member of the Class of 1997, is also a prostate cancer survivor.
An avid golfer, Haynes has played at Firestone's South Course in the past and always enjoys watching the world's best golfers compete in the Bridgestone Invitational.
The race to replace Rep. Jim Renacci in Congress is heating up.
State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) announced he's entering the race for the Republican nomination for the 16th Congressional District. Patton currently serves as Majority Whip in the General Assembly. He also served in the State Senate from 2008-2016. He'll face State Rep. Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) in the GOP primary.
Patton joined Jasen to talk about why he's running and share his ideas on health care and the economy.
Sen. Rob Portman was seen as one of the Senators whose vote was in play during the Senate's debate over health care. He ultimately voted yes on the so-called "skinny repeal" bill that failed to pass, and still believes the health care bill known as Obamacare needs to be repealed and replaced. He joined Jasen on Tuesday to talk about where Congress goes next on health care. He also talked about a bill he proposed that would allow websites such as Backpage.com to be held liable in cases of human trafficking that involve their websites.
Longtime television producer for Fox Sports David Hill spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about being this year's recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio and TV Award during this week's festivities at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Akron North head football coach Sonil Haslam joined Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming football season.
J.J. Banks and LeErie Evans, two of the Vikings' senior leaders joined Coach Haslam to discuss the strides they are making in 2017.
North will open up the high school football season on the road against Beechwood August 25.
Sam and Brad caught up with East head coach Marques Hayes to preview the 2017 season for the Dragons.
The Dragons will open up the 2017 campaign with the Coventry Comets.
East made the state playoffs for the first time in school history last season and send three players off of last year's squad to play for Coach Terry Bowden at the University of Akron.
The Senate's failure to pass a health care bill last week left people wondering what will happen to the health care system in America. Will the health care bill commonly known as Obamacare be repealed and replaced with something else? Will it merely be changed? Will Republicans and Democrats be able to work in a bipartisan fashion to improve health care?
Rep. Jim Renacci stopped by The Jasen Sokol Show on Monday to answer those questions, talk about why Republicans couldn't get a bill passed, and talk about what Congress will focus on next.