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Rocky Pacifico

November 11, 2007
The Altoona Mirror
Name: Rocky Pacifico

Age: 49

Residence: Altoona

High school: Altoona, Class of 1976

My favorite sport: Football

I usually attend games with: My friends and family

Favorite high school team: Altoona

Favorite college team: Penn State

Favorite pro team: Pittsburgh

My favorite sports memory: Coaching Mount Carmel football in the Altoona Parochial League in the late 1970s and early 1980s. I just loved working with all those kids.

The local athlete I most enjoyed watching while growing up: My brother Sonny Pacifico, who worked his butt off in high school football even though he never started for the Mountain Lions.

My all-time favorite local coach: My father, Al Pacifico

The most famous athlete I ever met: Franco Harris

My most prized autograph/picture is of: A photo of Burt Reynolds when he was playing football at Florida State

If I have a claim to fame as a fan it would be: I got to hang out with Muhammad Ali at a wedding one time.

If I were czar of local sports: Stop telling kids that it doesn’t matter if you win or lose. Winning does matter and that’s not a bad thing.

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