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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Thursday, 07 February 2019 20:04

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 02/07/19

On this Three Question Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, two local callers take the Three Question Thursday Quiz (00:21, 06:59), Kent State head basketball coach Rob Senderoff (11:18) and Akron head basketball coach John Groce (23:32) dish on the first of two Wagon Wheel showdowns between the two rival schools, and Kurt Helin of NBCSports.com joins the guys to discuss the NBA Trade Deadline (32:20).

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Monday, 04 February 2019 17:26

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 2.4.19

On the Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, the fellas spoke with Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository who was at the Big Game down in Atlanta (around 20 seconds in) and former Kent State Athletic Director Laing Kennedy to talk about former KSU Golden Flash Julian Edelman winning MVP honors last night. (17:34).

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Our  G&G Fitness Coach of the Week this week is Scott Callaghan of the Hoban Girls Basketball team.

Scott's team is undefeated at 17-0 and they have a lot of goals ahead of them.

 

"There's a lot of season ahead, we're very pleased with where we are right now, but we're excited for the stretch run and certainly tournament basketball," he said. 

The team will play tonight against St. Joseph Academy. 

 

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Monday, 28 January 2019 18:20

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.28.19

The Sam and Brad Show Podcast featured a host of solid guests including Pro Football Hall of Famer from the Rams Jack Youngblood,(20 seconds in)  Sandy Alomar Jr, who will be honored at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards in February,(8:14) and Steve Doerschuk who is covering the Big Game in Atlanta for the Canton Repository. (20:39)

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Friday, 25 January 2019 17:56

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.25.19

On the Sam and Brad Show Friday Podcast, the guys spoke with comedian Rob Schneider (21 seconds in)  and Buchtel Head Coach Matt Futch who was this week's G&G Fitness Coach of the Week (13:57).

 

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Friday, 18 January 2019 17:31

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.18.19

Sam and Brad caught up with former Tallmadge Head football coach Alan Vanderink to talk about his departure from Tallmadge High School and his arrival to Kent Roosevelt.

They also got into their NFL Picks ahead of the AFC and NFC Championship games.

 

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For the first G&G Fitness Equipment Coach of the Week, Sam and Brad caught up with Jeff Twiddy, the new head football coach of the Louisville Leopards.

Twiddy said that the timing was right for him to take that job and work in a community that loves football.

"I'm pumped because it reminds me of Mogadore, and football is the most important thing there, and as a football coach you can't ask for anything more than that."

 

 Coach Twiddy graduated from Mogadore High School and was previously coaching at Byesville before taking the job with the Leopards.

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

 

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Thursday, 17 January 2019 17:34

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.17.19

On the Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, the guys spoke with a variety of guests on a Three Question Thursday

Sam and Brad talk about the apology by Kyrie Irving to LeBron James (17 seconds in) 
Ross Benjamin on the AFC and NFC Championship Games (9:58)
Rob Senderoff Kent State Basketball Coach to talk about the big road win against Ohio University earlier in the week. (25:54)

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 17:18

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.15.19

Sam and Brad got into the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show podcast 

Here is the interview with Joe Vassalotti, APS AD to talk about the fight that occured last weekend at Firestone and what measures are being taken to prevent those incidents from happening in the future.

 

Anthony Castrovince from MLB.com talked Indians (21 seconds in) 

Jeff Twiddy of the Louisville Leopards, new head coach joined in (13:19)

Paul Keels talked Ohio State Buckeyes and the basketball team's struggles. (23:24)

Athletic Director Joe Vassalotti of the Akron Public Schools joined to talk about the fight that happened during last week's Buchtel/Firestone basketball game. (34:13)

 

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Friday, 11 January 2019 17:31

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.11.19

Sam and Brad spoke with former Brown Kamerion Wimbley to talk Browns and the hiring of Freddie Kitchens (21 seconds in) 

Also they spoke with Ken Rector, the former Barberton HS basketball coach to talk boys' high school basketball in the area.(12:25) 

Dave Tuley out in Vegas spoke about the future (and present) of sports gambling. (28:43) 

 

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 15:02

1590 WAKR Student Athletes of the Week

This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is junior basketball player Lukas Swartz of Mogadore High School. 

Lukas says the love of basketball came from his family growing up.
 
“My dad and my uncle played in college and I always grew up with a ball in my hands, and I've played ever since I was little," he said.
 
He says playing for his dad, Russ Swartz is a interesting and fun dynamic.
 
“I enjoy it a lot because he'll help me a lot, and at home, we talk basketball a lot."
   

 
The head coach had this to say about Lukas as a player and a person.
 
“Lukas is a hard worker both in the classroom and on the court,” Swartz said. “He wants to be the one best player and more importantly be the best person he can possibly be, and with that he is very team oriented and always puts the success of the team first.” 
 
In addition to being a member of the basketball team, Lukas plays baseball, and is a member of the National Honor Society.
 
Our next 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Hope Murphy, a junior basketball player from Mogadore High School. 
 
She says that working with her coaches and teammates is a true joy as they get ready to compete on the hardwood.
 
“We have come a long way from where we started this year," Murphy said. "We're a young team."
 
 
 
   
Her head coach Jennifer Ritch said she is a true leader on and off the court.
 
“Hope is a fantastic student athlete that always gives 100% whether on the basketball court, cross country course or track,” she explains.
 
“She is a great leader and she brings tenacity and toughness to our team, always putting her teammates first and is a perfect representative of what a Mogadore Wildcat is all about.”
 
In addition to being a three sport athlete, Murphy is a member of the National Honor Society and Junior Akron Leadership.
 
“It's opened me up to a lot of different professions and situations that have been very eye-opening to me."
 
We wish Lukas and Hope the best in all of their future endeavors. 
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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 17:45

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.8.19

On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show, the guys talked about the pros and cons of Freddie Kitchens possibly being the head coach of the Cleveland Browns ( 21 seconds in)

12:43 Bill Landis of the Athletic spoke about former OSU QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. declaring for the NFL Draft on Monday. 

24:01 Adam Kramer of Bleacher Report discussed the National Championship and the 2018 college football season with an early look at the 2019 season. 

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Friday, 04 January 2019 17:39

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.4.19

Sam and Brad caught up with Mike Fuline head coach of the Mt. Union Purple Raiders (7:52), Scott Petrak to talk Browns coaching search(17:56), and weighed in in the Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists (19.2 seconds in). 

 

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 17:29

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.3.19

Sam and Brad's Thursday podcast:

Eli Gold, Alabama radio play-by-play voice on the National Championship (21.4 seconds)

Sam and Brad talked about the discord in Pittsburgh (11:08)

Aditi Kinkhabala from the NFL Network talked about the National Football League and the Wild Card Weekend. (21;46)

Ross Benjamin picked against the spread in college and pro football (35:11)

Chris Spielman talked NFL and the Browns coaching search. (46:17)

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 17:47

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.2.18

To start things off with the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, the fellas talked about the coaching search for the Browns and what candidates John Dorsey should speak with, 

at 11:15 we spoke with the Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan to talk Browns

at 26:55 we spoke with Ari Wasserman of The Athletic to talk Ohio State and the Rose Bowl. 

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 19:14

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 12.20.18

On this Three Question Thursday edition of The Sam and Brad Show, the guys break down the Browns season with Nate Ulrich (00:22). take their game picks with Ross Benjamin (10:10), and lay the groundwork for the highly anticipated Sam and Brad Three Point Shootout with Ben Thomas (23:16)

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 14:41

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 12.18.18

On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, the fellas spoke with Ron Stokes, Zac Jackson, and new UA football coach Tom Arth. 

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Monday, 17 December 2018 17:29

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 12.17.18

Sam and Brad talked about the Browns coaching search, discussing who they would like to see coaching the Browns in 2019, and the possibility of them retaining Gregg Williams after their recent run of success.

At 13:20, the fellas spoke with Jim Donovan, the Play-by-play voice of the Browns as he talked about their win in Denver Saturday night.

 

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Monday, 17 December 2018 17:29

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 12.17.18

Sam and Brad talked about the Browns coaching search, discussing who they would like to see coaching the Browns in 2019, and the possibility of them retaining Gregg Williams after their recent run of success.

At 13:20, the fellas spoke with Jim Donovan, the Play-by-play voice of the Browns as he talked about their win in Denver Saturday night.

 

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 17:49

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 12.13.18

Sam and Brad spoke with STO's Jensen Lewis and Ross Benjamin from RBWins.com on the Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast! 

  

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Friday, 07 December 2018 17:34

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 12.7.18

On the Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, 

Sam and Brad spoke with TK Griffith of Hoban (around 32 minutes),  Dean Rahas of Revere (43:20),  Joe Noga of Cleveland.com on the Indians and previewing the Winter Meetings (starting off) , and Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository to preview the Browns and Panthers (around 11 minutes). 

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Tuesday, 04 December 2018 17:37

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 12.4.18

Sam and Brad spoke with Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch to talk about the retirment of Urban Meyer today and they spoke with former OSU linebacker Joshua Perry (14:25) to talk about playing for Coach Meyer. 

 

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Monday, 03 December 2018 17:29

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 12.3.18

Sam and Brad talked to George Thomas from the Akron Beacon Journal to talk about the firing of Terry Bowden right off the jump, At 12:51 they talked to Brian Bidlingmyer about this weekend's Greynolds Classic, and at 20 minutes they spoke with Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch.

 

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Friday, 30 November 2018 17:44

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.30.18

The Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast featured Tim Tyrrell, Doug Lesmerises talking Buckeyes (around the 15 minute mark) and Scott Petrak to talk Browns (around 22 minutes in).

 

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 18:35

Dan Coughlin Talking "One Last Story," Browns

Sam and Brad caught up with former Fox 8 TV personality and author Dan Coughlin about his new book on the Cleveland Browns, "Just Another Story" live in studio! 

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 17:49

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.27.18

Sam and Brad caught up with Doug Dieken to start the Tuesday Podcast.

At 13:05, they caught up with Ryan McGee to talk college football and where Ohio State might end up prior to the Big 10 title game.

 

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Monday, 26 November 2018 17:38

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.26.18

Sam and Brad caught up with Ari Wasserman of the Athletic right off the bat to talk about the OSU beatdown of the University of Michigan over the weekend and they also caught up with Tim Stried of the OHSAA at 13:12 to talk about the state championships this week in high school football, including Thursday's game between Hoban and Massillon. At 25:11 they talked Browns with beat writer Steve Doerschuk to talk about their win over the Bengals in Cincy. 

 

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Sam and Brad caught up with Cavs' beat writer Joe Vardon to talk about his article in The Athletic chronicling the Cavaliers' demise.

 

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Friday, 16 November 2018 16:45

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.16.18

On the Friday Prep Rally edition of the Sam and Brad Show,  the guys spoke with Tim Tyrrell of Hoban, Justin Todd of Wadsworth, Jim France of Manchester, and Nate Moore of Massillon (in that order) 

 

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 18:23

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.15.18

Ron Stokes, color analyst for the Ohio State men's basketball team on the Ohio State-IMG Sports Network joined the Show to talk about the Buckeyes' matchup with Creighton tonight 11 minutes in.

Also Ross Benjamin joined to talk college and pro football against the spread for entertainment purposes only right off the bat.

 

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 17:18

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.13.18

Sam and Brad caught up with Northeast Ohio native and  WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin  to talk all things Cleveland Sports and about his new movie coming out. 

 

Sam and Brad also caught up with Steve Wyche of the NFL Network (17:50 into the podcast)  and Ryan Harris of the Notre Dame IMG Sports Network to talk Fighting Irish (9:02 mark). 

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Monday, 12 November 2018 17:35

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.12.18

On the Monday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, Sam and Brad caught up with The Voice of the Buckeyes Paul Keels and the Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan!

  

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 17:52

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.8.18

Sam and Brad caught up with Wes Durham, play by play voice of the Atlanta Falcons to talk Falcons and Browns Sunday,

They also put "the mystery man" through the Three Question Thursday Poll Quiz

They picked against the spread for entertainment purposes only with Ross Benjamin.

and they spoke with McKinley coach Dan Reardon ahead of the Mentor game Friday night. 

 

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 17:53

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.6.18

Sam and Brad spoke with Steve Doerschuk to talk about his article on Bruce Arians and his possible interest in coaching the Browns right off the jump.

Kent State men's basketball coach Rob Senderoff also joined the program at 15:33 to talk about the opening up of the Flashes' season here soon.

 

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Monday, 05 November 2018 17:41

Sam and Brad Show 11.5.18

Doug Dieken of the Cleveland Browns Radio Network and Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk Browns and Buckeyes.

Tim joined in around 13 minutes and we spoke with Doug right off the jump.

 

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Friday, 02 November 2018 16:20

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.2.18

On the Friday Prep Rally Edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, the guys spoke with 

 Tim Tyrrell Archbishop Hoban Knights

Tony Gotto Barberton Magics  
 
Jim France Manchester Panthers 
 
Marques Hayes East Dragons 
 
 Dan Larlham CVCA Royals 
 
 Nate Moore Massillon Tigers 
 
 Justin Todd Wadsworth Grizzlies
 
in that order to talk Week #1 of the High School football playoffs. 

 

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 18:06

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 11.1.18

On this edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast 22 seconds in, the fellas spoke with Ross Benjamin who picked some college and pro football games against the spread for entertainment purposes only.

at 15:38, the guys spoke with Dan Reardon of the Canton McKinley Bulldogs as they prepare to take on Solon in Week 1 of the playoffs in high school football.

 

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 17:43

Sam and Brad Podcast 10.31.18

Sam and Brad spoke with Doug Lesmerises to start off the Sam and Brad Show Podcast.

Later on, the guys spoke with WKYC Sports Content Writer Bud Shaw to talk all things Cleveland Sports. 

 

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 11:12

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.30.18

Sam and Brad took a look at the NFL Trade deadline, and there were crickets there 20 seconds in.

Next up, at 11:19 Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network talked Browns with the fellas.

 

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Monday, 29 October 2018 18:38

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.29.18

Sam and Brad had a lot going on today with the firings of Browns coach Hue Jackson from earlier Monday and Cavaliers coach Ty Lue from Sunday

Jim Donovan, radio voice of the Browns joined in at 2:19 to talk about the firing of Hue Jackson and Todd Haley and what's next for the Browns.

18:12 Joe Vardon of The Athletic joined the conversation to talk about Ty Lue's firing and the rebuild for the Cavs.

29:40 Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and BrownsZone.com also talked about the Browns and who could be their next head coach in 2019.

 

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Friday, 26 October 2018 12:15

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.25.18

The Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast started with Leanne Graham talking about Victim Assistance and their benefit at the Spagetti Warehouse in downtown Akron, (28 seconds in)

Later on (9:20), Ross Benjamin picked some games against the spread in college and pro footbal for entertainment purposes only.

20:34 Dan Reardon head coach of McKinley talked about the War of 1894 against the Massillon Tigers this Saturday. 

 

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 17:54

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.23.18

Sam and Brad spoke with Steve Doershuck right off the bat to talk Browns and the tension between coaches.

Tom Withers joined in later to talk Cavaliers at 18:53

and Terry Bowden joined in to talk UA Zips football at 33:52

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Monday, 22 October 2018 17:30

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.22.18

Sam and Brad broke down the losses by a couple of our teams 21 seconds in, the guys spoke with "The Voice of the Buckeyes" Paul Keels to talk about the Buckeyes' loss to the Boilermakers.

12:53 the guys spoke with Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and BrownsZone.com to talk about the Browns' loss to the Bucs. 

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Friday, 19 October 2018 17:21

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 10.19.18

The Week #9 edition of the High School Football prep rallly.

Sam and Brad break down the matchups and more with Tim Tyrrell of Hoban 23 seconds in

Dan Larlham of CVCA at 14:33 

John DeMarco of Louisville at 22:58 

Nate Moore of Massillon at 28:55 

Jim France of Manchester at 44:03

and Tony Gotto of Barberton.at 49:05

 

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