#PACtion™ 2024

Now THAT game was even more memorable than the Indian Valley game that season! I believe Waynedale WR Strasbaugh broke a few records that game, as well.

Unfortunately, the most memorable part of the game was how slow the referees were. Normally after a TD and extra point, the referees will go to their spots and have the ball ready to be teed up when both teams enter the field. Nope, not that night. Once both kick/return teams were on the field and in their places, then and ONLY then would the reffing crew disperse from the back of the end zone. The referee carrying the ball for the kickoff would walk or slowly jog from the goal post, to the corner of the end zone, up the sideline to the opposite 40, and then cut 90 degrees in on the 40 to the kicker who was waiting for the ball to be delivered (as were we all). Multiply that process by all the TDs scored in that game, and someone did the math - it was over 45 minutes literally just waiting on referees that night. Longest game of my life.
One question: was Parker Carmichael related to former Wayne County Commissioner and State Representative Jim Carmichael? I broke bread with Jim. I liked him.
 
You’ve got to fill us in on some of the 2014?details. 😯
Ok, the one thing I'll say is THIS is why certain IVC schools or Carrollton or Minerva just can't do #PACtion. It's just too far.

You touched on it in your excellent game review of Triway vs IV. It's 80 minutes for Triway and too far for small schools. Great game? Yes.

I appreciate Massillon (and Perry and Jackson) in D2 or D1 football....and the bigger schools can get big busses and drive farther with their economic models.

It's harder in #PACtion.

It's reality.

WCAL and #PACtion and some others north of Dover and east of US 42 in Mansfield (Madison, Lucas, West Holmes, Ashland, Wooster, Loudonville) need to hang together.
 
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What's happened with golf is sad and another result of high gas prices, increasing suburban growth, and people living paycheck to paycheck.

Many courses that closed across Ohio were the mom & pop courses where you could walk 9 holes for $10-20 bucks and enjoy the game.

I'm not gonna beat up on the younger generation. I'd play video game golf, too, if my only courses were Jimmy Hanlin/Tony Rizzo wannabe courses.

Golf has a marketing problem and lost its mojo in addition to economic issues.

The cheaper, more rural, "lesser" courses served a valuable purpose. You could play the game and make mistakes, learn, and afford it without the course rangers riding your a*s like a tailgater on I-77 South.

Gen X had cool golf ambassadors like Tiger and Phil to inspire our love of the game and we were mostly sports smart enough to know about Jack & Arnie.

The kids get beat up enough. Being Gen X is stressful enough, I can't imagine going into the adult world today with inflation as it is.
I fell off the golf wagon 20 years ago at least (mostly due to loving hunting and fishing more), but grew up right by Rolling Greens, played there all the time for all the reasons you stated already. Cheap, fun and you could slice 2 fairways over and still make par or bogey LOL. This was super helpful to me since as the old timers like to point out," Hey sonny, you're standing on the wrong side of the ball" Also used to be able to play 9 at Chippewa for $5.00 when I was 16 or 17, Lyons den was fairly cheap as well.

I should pick it up again, get my kids involved when they aren't way too busy as it is with multiple sports, definitely has its place and helpful in the business world, if nothing else, can get you out of the office for "business". Everyone has a golf outing these days, but to your points feels like you need to skip a meal or two to afford the average round and then if you're starting from scratch, you may have to visit the SBA for a loan.
 
I believe Jim was the uncle of the late Sean Carmichael, Parker's father. Jim lived right around the corner from me until he passed. I believe his wife still lives there.
Did not personally know Mr Sean, but was introduced to him once and I took the opportunity to let him know how impressed I was with his sons playing in Tony Lee's "come kill my QB" offense.

That guy couldn't have been nicer to a complete stranger and, while he did express the pride of a dad in his sons, he couldn't have turned the conversation away from talking about his boys to talking about their overall teams faster.

That interaction, plus everything I've ever heard from anyone who actually knew him has me convinced that if there was an Olympics for "good dudes", Sean Carmichael would be standing on the podium at the end.
 
Did not personally know Mr Sean, but was introduced to him once and I took the opportunity to let him know how impressed I was with his sons playing in Tony Lee's "come kill my QB" offense.

That guy couldn't have been nicer to a complete stranger and, while he did express the pride of a dad in his sons, he couldn't have turned the conversation away from talking about his boys to talking about their overall teams faster.

That interaction, plus everything I've ever heard from anyone who actually knew him has me convinced that if there was an Olympics for "good dudes", Sean Carmichael would be standing on the podium at the end.
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Waking up today in Winston Salem. Three hours to the free beach haus.

@bob99
What are the chances of us both being in Winston-Salem on Saturday?
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Pretty good, I guess.

The legendary Bowman Gray Stadium. The football home of the Winston-Salem State Rams. But on summer Saturday nights, the oldest consecutively running weekly NASCAR track in the country.

Currently on a week-long Father-Son auto racing trip that took us to Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) on Friday night and Bowman Gray on Saturday. It will continue in Seekonk, Massachusetts on Wednesday and Lancaster, New York on Thursday, before returning home on Friday.
 

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What are the chances of us both being in Winston-Salem on Saturday?
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Pretty good, I guess.

The legendary Bowman Gray Stadium. The football home of the Winston-Salem State Rams. But on summer Saturday nights, the oldest consecutively running weekly NASCAR track in the country.

Currently on a week-long Father-Son auto racing trip that took us to Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) on Friday night and Bowman Gray on Saturday. It will continue in Seekonk, Massachusetts on Wednesday and Lancaster, New York on Thursday, before returning home on Friday.
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What are the chances of us both being in Winston-Salem on Saturday?
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Pretty good, I guess.

The legendary Bowman Gray Stadium. The football home of the Winston-Salem State Rams. But on summer Saturday nights, the oldest consecutively running weekly NASCAR track in the country.

Currently on a week-long Father-Son auto racing trip that took us to Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) on Friday night and Bowman Gray on Saturday. It will continue in Seekonk, Massachusetts on Wednesday and Lancaster, New York on Thursday, before returning home on Friday.
Now that is funny....lol..who knew Winston Salem was the happening place on Sat nights...sounds and looked like a blast...the guy with the free beach house probably isn't allowed to talk Racin!!!!!!..lol
 
What are the chances of us both being in Winston-Salem on Saturday?
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Pretty good, I guess.

The legendary Bowman Gray Stadium. The football home of the Winston-Salem State Rams. But on summer Saturday nights, the oldest consecutively running weekly NASCAR track in the country.

Currently on a week-long Father-Son auto racing trip that took us to Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) on Friday night and Bowman Gray on Saturday. It will continue in Seekonk, Massachusetts on Wednesday and Lancaster, New York on Thursday, before returning home on Friday.
I assume you went to a fight & a race broke out?
 
Did not personally know Mr Sean, but was introduced to him once and I took the opportunity to let him know how impressed I was with his sons playing in Tony Lee's "come kill my QB" offense.

That guy couldn't have been nicer to a complete stranger and, while he did express the pride of a dad in his sons, he couldn't have turned the conversation away from talking about his boys to talking about their overall teams faster.

That interaction, plus everything I've ever heard from anyone who actually knew him has me convinced that if there was an Olympics for "good dudes", Sean Carmichael would be standing on the podium at the end.
Anytime I have ever had any interactions with a Triway area Carmichael it was always a good interaction for me as someone from a competitors program. Always classy and you could always tell they cared about the athletes. The only time I had a bad interaction was then Derek and Parker were torching our defense for 300+ yards.
 
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