“Back in ’82, I used to be able to throw a pigskin a quarter mile.”

Alright, well I know my entry title is about football, but I think I could still tie it in to what the entry is about.  It will definitely be a stretch, so just go with it.

Tonight is the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission’s Cleveland Sports Awards.  This is a great evening where the Sports Commission recognizes local athletes for their great performances over the past year.  They range from high school to college to pro athletes.  Our very own Shin-Soo Choo is up for Pro Athlete of the Year.  He is up against the Browns’ Joe Thomas and Josh Cribbs (see, there is one tie in to the entry title already!). 

Another nice thing that will occur tonight at the Sports Awards is the recognition of the 1995 and 1997 World Series teams.  Making appearances from those teams tonight will be Chad Ogea, Brian Anderson, Manager Mike Hargrove, recent Indians Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Lofton and soon-to-be 600 home run hitter (hopefully), Jim Thome!  These guys will get a special introduction, have some questions thrown their way and a special tribute video of those crazy World Series years. 

In case you were thinking about it, yes, that is my other tie in to the entry title.  Although, instead of “Back in ’82″ it should be “Back in ’97″ and instead of “I used to be able to throw a pigskin…,” we should probably change it to “Ogea used to be able to throw a fastball…”  Either way, I wanted the quote up there for the title, so it stays!

So hopefully we see some of you at the awards banquet.  It’s a great night and good to see the old ’90′s teams getting recognized again in the community!

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