Name: Tim Matteson
College: Slippery Rock, class of 1992
I usually attend games with: My son, Nick
My favorite sport: A tie between baseball and college football.
My all-time favorite player to watch while growing up in the Philadelphia area: Steve Carlton
My all-time favorite local coach: Tom Irwin
My favorite high school team: Hollidaysburg
My favorite college team: Penn State
My favorite pro team: Philadelphia Phillies
The most famous sports person I have ever met: Joe Paterno
My most prized sports photograph/memorabilia: I have Mickey Mantle's autograph on a statue.
My sports claim to fame: I once had a beer with Don Sutton and Tommy John.
If I were the czar of local sports, the one thing I would change would be: Let the kids play multiple sports and don't make them specialize at such a young age. Let them have fun.
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