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Comment 14 Feb 2020

For starters you were wrong to bring a high school team into this conversation.  It's clear the OP was referring to college fan bases.  Secondly, you were wrong to think that you could make inaccurate comments about Massillon and not get challenged on it.  Third, you were wrong to imply that Massillon chose the be DII.  Massillon has struggled economically  for decades and the population has dwindled.  DII is where the numbers put them.  And lastly, I can't dispute the story about the vandalized vehicles but since most of the rest of your post is riddled with inaccuracies and half truths, that story is suspect also.  Even if it is true, Massillon vehicles have been vandalized at away games for at least 60 years that I know of so it is not unique to just Massillon games.  Massillon has a large fan base and has it's share of jerk fans but it's obvious that Saint Ignatius has at least one.   

Comment 13 Feb 2020

Oh and BTW you have another fact wrong.  Massillon did beat Iggy once in 2005 29-26.  It's not much but we do have 1 win.

Our starting QB took a cheap shot after a pass and it knocked him out of the game late in the 4th quarter..  The back-up came in and drove the field for the winning touch down with 10 seconds left.  That was at Byers Field. 

Comment 13 Feb 2020

Check this year's schedule.  Iggy will be coming to Paul Brown Tiger Stadium 9/25.  Maybe you and your fan base should just charter a bus down that way you don't need to worry about damage to your vehicles.  

Comment 24 Nov 2019

If we can't defend slants with any consistency next week then we sure wouldn't be able to deal with Joe Burrow.

Comment 21 Nov 2019

I'm rooting for Joe.  He's a great kid.  He wanted to play at OSU but it didn't work out.  If we have to play LSU I hope we mud stomp them but it won't go well for Joe in Red Stick.  I know that fan base very well as I married into an LSU family.  They will blame him for the loss even if he has a decent game.  

Comment 20 Aug 2019

I am never happy when a Massillon kid chooses to play for TTUN..  Ironically, both Denny Franklin and Shawn Crable  had a hand in helping the Buckeyes secure a win against them.  Franklin's fumble on the goal line on 4th and 1 in 1972 was key to the 14-11 win by the Good guys.  In 2006 Crable's hit out of bounds on Troy extended a drive and led to the game winning field goal.

Comment 12 Jul 2019

Absolutely RRR.  I remember from my high school days (graduated in 70) and even more recently.  Always an electric atmosphere when the Tigers and Big Red meet.  No matter if it was home or away the stadiums were always packed.  One thing that was annoying in your stadium was that constant braying of the horse (joking)!! Actually it's pretty cool.  

Comment 12 Jul 2019

Stuebenville has a great football tradition.  They always have hard nosed kids playing with lots of skill and knowledge.  To RRR: How many years do you think Reno has left in him?

Comment 17 Jun 2019

I was born in Massillon in 1952 so growing up it was natural to follow Buckeye football.  It's always been a part of my life.  I met my future wife the first weekend as a freshman at OSU.  Graduated in 1974 and was married the following day.  I've lived in many places but have always followed Buckeye football. My son was a walk on wrestler for the Buckeyes from 1997 to 2002 so naturally I have been following the wrestling team closely too.  

Comment 15 Jun 2019

Kraus' Pizza on Amherst in Massillon Ohio.

When I come home to watch a Tigers game I stop there first to pick one up and then take it home.  Dad and I eat it and then head to the game.  Best pre-game meal ever.

Comment 04 Jun 2019

Yeah keep shining those 21 year old trophies.  You've done very little since then despite the fact that you keep consolidating schools and insist on calling it McKinley. How many times will you need to consolidate before you get another one? Oh and by the way, for the record, the rivalry stands at 71-53-5 in favor of the Tigers.  Since the time you've been shining those trophies in the 1972 playoff era, the record is 30-23 in favor of the Tigers.  Sorry, I had to.  Low hanging fruit.    

Comment 18 May 2019

I got on to an elevator in Stradley Hall in either 73 or 74.  The only person on it was Archie.  We said Hi to each other but otherwise rode the elevator in silence.  I was in shock and just couldn't think of anything else to say.  The thing that stuck out at the time was it seemed like his thighs were as big as tree trunks.  Twenty four years later, as Assistant AD, he came to my son's room (incoming freshman wrestler) to welcome him to the campus.  He was a genuine, wonderful person.