Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jerome"The Bus" Bettis joined the Sam and Brad Show live from Canal Park Tuesday afternoon.

Bettis will be the featured speaker at the 2019 Best of Greater Akron Preps event. beginning at 6pm.

The fellas spoke about tonight's event, the Pittsburgh/Cleveland rivalry, and talked a little golf as well.  The Bus spoke with Bourquin and Russell at the South Course of Firestone a couple of years ago. 

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Monday, 10 June 2019 17:44

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 6.10.19

On the Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Former OSU standout AJ Hawk discussed being inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame (19.7 seconds) 

Sam talked about some news regarding the University of Akron's athletics department. (13:50) 

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 17:37

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.29.19

Sam and Brad's Wednesday Podcast:

TIm Kurkjian of ESPN talked about the Tribe and the rest of Major League Baseball (19.3 seconds) 

Jay Crawford talked about his new gig with WKYC-TV in Cleveland coming up soon and also discussed Browns OTA's. (14:50)

 

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Former Tribe and Oakland A's catcher and current A's broadcaster Ray Fosse joined Sam and Brad in Booth 6 at Progressive Field ahead of tonight's game. 

Fosse talked about the Indians and the revitalization of downtown when the Indians hit their peak in the 1990's 

"The beautiful thing about now that you see people come to a game and stay downtown," Fosse said. 

"It's a beautiful city and a growing city and I enjoyed my time here." 

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Kevin Kleps, sports business reporter from CraIn's Cleveland Business joined the Sam and Brad Show as they were live from Progressive Field as they discussed the possibility of Cleveland hosting the NFL Draft in 2021.

The announcement will be made in Key Biscayne, Florida tomorrow.

"The Browns and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission feels pretty good about it (the possibility of the draft coming here)," he said. 

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Friday, 17 May 2019 17:25

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.17.19

The Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and and Brad Show Podcast:

WKYC's Bud Shaw joined the show to talk all things Cleveland Sports (20.3 seconds) 

Ed DeRosa broke down the Preakness Stakes this weekend. (15:51) 

Connie in Canal Fulton told her story about two holes in one on the golf course (28:34) 

 

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Friday, 10 May 2019 17:29

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.10.19

On the Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

 Dallas Braden Oakland A's Broadcaster from NBC Sports California spoke with Sam about the upcoming A's and Indians series.(20.3 seconds) 

Lake High School graduate and North Carolina State graduate Jake McBride spoke with Sam about  advancing in the US Open Local Qualifer earlier this week. (16:27) 

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Our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week this week is Bill Gamble of the Jackson Polar Bears. He is the head baseball coach for the Polar Bears.

He talked about the team his run has been on, winning 50-plus Federal League games and getting ready for the post season.

Coach Gamble says his team is getting close to where he wants them to be, despite their tremendous success.

"We know the pitching is elite, we know that every play is going to matter the further and further we go in the tournament," he says. 

 

Stay tuned for the Coach of the Week next week on the Sam and Brad Show.

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Congratulations to Scott Kacsmar the head coach of the Walsh Jesuit Warriors baseball team as he is this week's G&G Fitness Coach of the Week. 

 

Stay tuned for next week's enstallment of the Coach of the Week! 

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Friday, 26 April 2019 17:32

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.26.19

On the Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:

Sam spoke with Scott Petrak about who the Browns might select on Day 2 or 3 of the NFL Draft. (21 seconds) 

He also spoke with Sam Amico of Amico Hoops.net to talk Cavaliers coaching search and a little NBA Playoffs. (13:30) 

 

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 17:16

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.23.19

Former goalkeeper for the Cleveland Crunch Otto Orf joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the 25th Anniversary Championship Reunion Game on Friday.

The event is April 26, 2019 at Goodyear Hall in Downtown Akron. Doors open at 5:30pm and the Game begins at 7:30pm.

Proceeds benefit children's charities including the Hands On Sports Foundation and the Max Cure Foundation.

 

Tickets are available here. 

 

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Friday, 19 April 2019 17:19

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.19.19

On the Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Draft prospect Andy Isabella joined the show to talk about the draft process (20.2 seconds) 

ESPN and MLB Network's Matt Vasgersian joined the show to talk about the Sunday night game that he will be calling in Cleveland between the Indians and the Atlanta Braves. (11:02) 

 

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This week our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Dave Mariola, the new wrestling coach at Walsh Jesuit high school.

Mariola comes to Walsh Jesuit from Barberton High School.

 Dave says it was a tough decision to make.

"It was a real emotional decision, three months no sleep," he says. "The people at Walsh said they needed the program to be built up, they contacted me, and little by little, I made the decision to go there."

Mariola will still teach at Barberton. 

Stay tuned for next week's 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week! 

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:22

The Sam and Brad Show Podcast 04/17/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys caught up with new Walsh Jesuit wrestling coach Dave Mariola (00:21) and Terry Pluto of The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com dropped by the studio to talk with the guys about all things Cleveland sports, including the:

Browns (9:16)
Indians (13:55)
Cavaliers (20:05)

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Monday, 15 April 2019 17:37

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.15.19

On the Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Jimmy Hanlin spoke about Tiger winning the Masters at Augusta National  (20.8 seconds) 

Chris in Copley spoke with the fellas to talk about the poll question posed by the guys: Who is the greatest golfer of all time? Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods? (8:51) 

Dane Brugler of the Athletic joined to talk about the upcoming NFL Draft. (15:08)

 

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This week our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Marcus Wattley, the new head football coach at Canton McKinley. 

Stay tuned for next week's Coach of the Week! 

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:27

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.11.19

Sam and Brad spoke with Brian Dulik of the Associated Press and the Medina Gazette in studio Thursday.

They spoke about the parting of ways between Larry Drew and the Cavaliers organization.

 

Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman will speak with the media tomorrow morning at Cleveland Clinic Courts to wrap up the season and address the Coach Drew news. 

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Ohio State Head Football Coach Ryan Day joined The Sam and Brad Show to discuss everything Buckeyes football ahead of the team's spring game this Saturday.

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:50

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 04/10/19

On Wednesday's abbreviated edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys caught up with Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day ahead of the 2019 Spring Game (00:21) and Tim Stried of the Ohio High School Athletic Association stops by to break down the latest in high school athletics (14:12).

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 17:46

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.9.19

On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:

John Feinstein of CBS Sports joined the Sam and Brad Show to preview the Masters at Augusta National (18.4 seconds in ) 

Marcus Wattley, the new head football coach of Canton McKinley High School joined the program to talk about his new venture. (18:02) 

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Monday, 08 April 2019 17:17

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.8.19

Sam and Brad's Monday edition of the Podcast!

They touched on the Indians and spoke with MLB.com Indians reporter Mandy Bell. (23.2 seconds) 

Sam and Brad discussed the Cavaliers and what they're looking to do this offseason after their season concludes Tuesday.(13:52) 

They also spoke with Nate Ulrich, Browns beat reporter from the Akron Beacon Journal. (28:53) 

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 17:51

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.2.19

Sam and Brad's Monday edtion of the podcast! 

The fellas talked about the AAF suspending operations: (19.4 seconds) 

They also offered their thoughts on the Indians and the home opener (6:05) 

Scott Petrak from Browns Zone.com and the Elyria Chronicle Telegram joined in to talk about the Odell Beckham Jr. press conference from Monday and Browns offseason workouts. (19:21)

Al Pawlowski joined in to talk about the Tribe as they won their home opener and continue on with their season (33:52) 

 

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Jasen Sokol, Sam Bourquin &  Brad Russell got everyone excited for Opening Day as the Cleveland Indians lift the curtain on another season at Progressive Field!

The Tribe will be taking on the Chicago White Sox at 4:10pm.

The fellas spoke with various people from the Indians such as Curtis Danburg, Jim Rosenhaus, and more.

 

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Monday, 01 April 2019 15:01

Tom Hamilton Talks Tribe Home Opener

The "Voice of the Tribe" Tom Hamilton joined Sam Bourquin, Brad Russell, and Jasen Sokol in Booth 6 ahead of the Home Opener between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.

 He talked about his Opening Day memories and how the club looks thus far in the young season.

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Friday, 29 March 2019 17:22

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 3.29.19

Sam and Brad Show Podcast from a "Feel Good Friday" edition of the show. 

 Keith Dambrot, head of Dusquene University men's  basketball joined the show to talk about the NCAA Tournament and what's been going on with him and his team (20 seconds in) 

Sam and Ben Thomas spoke about the Indians Opening Day and just how they are going to generate runs (15:12) 

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Friday, 29 March 2019 16:40

G&G Fitness Coach of the Week Mike Dies

This week our G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Mike Dies, co-head coach of the Firestone Falcons and President of the West Akron Baseball & Softball League. 

 Dies says that coaching is truly a labor of love for him. 

"It is, I grew up in family where we always helped kids and we enjoyed it," he said.

The WABL organization has over 700 kids in both baseball and softball and has a board of 26 members. 

Stay tuned next week for our announcement of the G&G Fitness Coach of the Week! 

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 18:44

The Sam and Brad Show Podcast 03/27/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys give their takes on the NFL expanding replay to review and challenge pass interference calls (00:21). They asked Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal for his take on the change as well (12:44). The guys also talked college basketball with ESPN's Dan Dakich (14:32) and Indians baseball with Zack Meisel of The Athletic (34:29).

 

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Monday, 25 March 2019 17:17

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 3.25.19

On the Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Sam and Brad talked a little fishing as Brad tries to convince Sammy B it's a good way to pass the time (23 seconds in) 

Sam and Brad also talked with a variety of callers to see how to fix attendance at the OHSAA State Basketball Tournament (9:47) 

OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the weekend in Columbus for the state tournament and ways to fix the attendance issue. (35:01)

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Friday, 22 March 2019 17:54

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 3.22.19

Brad Russell and Ben Thomas got into the Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:

 

ESPN's Buster Olney talked MLB and Indians (20 seconds in) 

Brad and Ben talked about the morale amongst fans and players for the Cleveland Indians if they were to make a trade with one of their ace pitchers (14:47) 

Ben Braun former NCAA College basketball coach chimed in on the NCAA Basketball Tournament. (17:18)

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This week our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Dru Joyce II  the longtime  boy's basketball coach at STVM. 

The STVM Fighting Irish will be playing in the state semifinals tonight.

Coach Dru said that he wasn't worried about the naysayers who said that they couldn't make it to Columbus again in Division I 

"People in the basketball community, you hear it," Joyce said, "It's not about me, it's about the kids and they understand it's not about getting there ,it's about winning and that's the mindset."

Stay tuned for next week's G&G Fitness Coach of the Week!

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Former Jackson Polar Bear and current Ohio State Buckeye Kyle Young caught up with the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Buckeyes' upcoming run in the NCAA Tournament.

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019 19:55

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 03/20/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys question if LeBron James will make it all four years in Los Angeles, as well as his value compared to Duke phenom Zion Williamson (00:21). Charles Davis of Fox Sports chats with the guys about the Browns and the NFL (20:04), and Clark Kellogg of CBS Sports gives his take on the upcoming NCAA Tournament (34:38).

 

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Monday, 18 March 2019 17:43

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 3.18.19

For Monday on the Sam and Brad Show:

Dru Joyce II on the STVM Fighting Irish heading back to Columbus for a chance at another state title. (19 seconds) 

Paul Hoynes Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com on the Tribe (11:05) 
 
Tom in Salem weighs in on the NCAA Tournament and Ohio State (20:19) 
 
 Michael DeCourcy Sporting News College Basketball Writer and Studio Analyst Big 10 Network on the State Tournament.(26:18) 
 

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:40

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 03/13/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys discuss the Browns acquisition of star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and the hype for next season with WKYC's Bud Shaw (00:21) and Bleacher Report's Brent Sobleski (14:49). University of Akron basketball coach John Groce also stopped by to talk about the Zips' upcoming showdown with Buffalo in the MAC Tournament (27:40).

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Monday, 11 March 2019 19:00

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 03/11/19

On this Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys debate the NBA's greatest of all time with USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt (00:21), and Chip Patterson of the CBS Sports Network breaks down the college basketball landscape as we get closer to the NCAA Tournament (14:54).

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This week our G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is none other than Fred Thomas, the former coach at Malone University. He is now a volunteer assistant at the University of Mount Union, helping with the offensive line.

 Coach Thomas said it's been an interesting road to get to Alliance and coach alongside Vince Kehres, but he says he's been fortunate to land with such a prestigious program.

 "It's been a blessing," Coach Thomas said. "The players have been great to me, the coaches have been great to me."

 The Purple Raiders start spring football in a week and a half. 

 For the video of Coach Thomas in the studio, click here. https://www.facebook.com/1590WAKRAkron/videos/1007896886086642/

 

 

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 18:41

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 03/06/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys catch up with head basketball coaches Dru Joyce II (STVSM, 00:21) and Mark Fisher (Ellet, 06:40) as their two teams prepare to square off. Former NFL scout Matt Manocherian chats with the guys about some of the top prospects from the NFL Combine and what implications the combine has on this year's draft (13:01).

 

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This week our G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Gene Schindewolf of Manchester. 

He coaches the boys' team there and has amassed over 500 wins as a coach.

 Coach says that this is a hard working and fun group of young men to lead in 2018-19.

"This is a fun group, they bust their tail and work hard," he said.

Stay tuned for next week's edition of the Coach of the Week!

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 18:58

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/27/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys catch up with the Akron RubberDucks' Adam Liberman to discuss the team's "signing" of Bryce Harper to a 330 million duck bills contract(00:20). Brian Dulik of the Medina Gazette and Associated Press stops by to talk with the guys about all things in area sports (05:42), and Paul Keels of the IMG Sports Network talks with the guys about the Ohio State Buckeyes following their big win over #22 Iowa(16:41).

 

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 19:45

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/26/19

On this Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys catch up with CBS Sports college basketball analyst Pete Gillen (00:21), talk Browns with Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and BrownsZone.com (9:37), and take a look at some new, unique snacks and drinks (18:09).

 

 

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Monday, 25 February 2019 17:42

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 2.25.19

On the Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Sam spoke with Kurt Helin, national NBA Writer from NBC.Sports.com on the One and Done rule in the NBA and if that could change in the next couple of years. (19 seconds in) 

Jeff from Akron weighed in on the television aspect of high school sports and why the NBA ratings are down. (15:52) 

Dr. Cash also called in to chop it up with Sammy B  (20:43) 

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Friday, 22 February 2019 20:15

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/22/19

On this Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys discuss the charges facing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (00:21), catch up with Canton McKinley boys basketball coach Andy Vlajkovich (Coach V) (8:54), and talk with Mount Union basketball coach Mike Fuline as his team prepares to compete for the OAC Championship (18:32).

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 19:28

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/20/19

On this Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys discuss the scandal involving former NBA official Tim Donaghy (00:21) and talk with ESPN The Magazine's Scott Eden about his article on the scandal (14:48). Later in the show, Phil Mickelson's calves were also discussed (26:22).

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 17:55

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 2.19.19

Sam and Brad on the Tuesday edition of the podcast:

Spoke with Buchtel coach Matt Futch (19 seconds) and Hoban coach TK Griffith (9:20) on their matchup tonight 

They also spoke with MLB.com reporter Anthony Castrovince.(19:52) to talk Manny Machado signing with the Padres and the Indians as they continue Spring Training. 

 

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Friday, 15 February 2019 15:53

G&G Fitness Coach of the Week Yontami Jones

This week our 1590 WAKR G&G Fitness Coach of the Week is Yontami Jones, the girls' basketball coach of Kenmore Garfield Golden Rams.

 The Lady Rams won the 2018-19 City Series title.

She says that her team fought through some adversity earlier in the season, but perservered and came through. 

Stay tuned for next week's Coach of the Week! 

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Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:07

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 2.14.18

The Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass (20.6 seconds) 

FOX MLB Analyst AJ Pierzynski on the start of the spring (18:09)

Former Indians great Kenny Lofton on baseball and his new movie "Chokehold" (33:26) 

 

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OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the state championships in High School football are staying in Canton in 2019.

Also, the state baseball championships are coming to Akron's Canal Park in 2019 as well.

 Snodgrass said that the folks with Canal Park and the City were very gracious and blew them away with their presentation.

"We were blown away about how they wanted to make the experience good for the players coming to Akron," he said. 

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Akron native and IFBB Pro fitness competitor and fitness model Ashley Kaltwasser joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about competiing in the Arnold in March.

 

Kaltwasser attended Coventry High School and the University of Akron, where she competed in the indoor pentathalon. 

She turned pro as a fitness and figure (bikini division) competitor in 2012. 

 

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Friday, 08 February 2019 16:38

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 2.8.19

On the Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast the guys spoke with:

The fellas themselves got into their thoughts on the NBA and tampering

Michael Buffer, sports announcer who will be inducted into the Arnold Sports HOF later this month

Bill Polian, Pro Football Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Alliance of American Football joined in to talk about the new league starting tomorrow. 

and Matt Thomas from Parmalee, who will be playing at the Hard Rock Rocksino on Saturday

 

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Friday, 08 February 2019 15:56

G&G Fitness Coach of the Week Jake Parsons

Jake Parsons, the new head coach of the Copley Indians is this week's G&G Fitness Coach of the Week.

He says Copley is one of the premier jobs in Summit County.

"They have great facilities, and great kids, it's a great area,  and I'm just excited to be a part of it," he said. 

Stay tuned for next week's Coach of the Week during the Sam and Brad Show! 

 

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