Name: John Stiffler
High school: Altoona Area High School, class of 1979
College: Penn State
My favorite sporT: Golf
I usually attend games with: My wife, Julie
Favorite high school team: Altoona
Favorite college team: Penn State
Favorite pro team: Oakland Raiders
My favorite sports memory: Seeing Robert Clemente play at Three Rivers Stadium in the early 1970s.
The local athlete I've most enjoyed watching: Doug West
My all-time favorite local coach: Ron Rickens
The most famous athlete I ever met: Franco Harris
My most prized autograph or picture is of: I have a signed baseball from Nolan Ryan.
If I have a claim to fame as a fan, it would be: I have bowled a total of 17 300 games in my life.
If I were the boss of local sports, the one rule I would enforce would be: Shut off the scoreboards when it comes to certain youth league sports, basketball, baseball, football, etc. Who cares who wins? Shut the scoreboard off. Teach them the game first.
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