Name: Joel McElhinney
High school: Altoona, class of 1991
My favorite sport: Football
I usually attend games with: My buddies or my daughter
Favorite high school team: Altoona
Favorite college team: Penn State
Favorite pro team: Steelers
My favorite sports memory: Taking my daughter to her first Steelers game. It was against the Ravens.
The local athlete I’ve most enjoyed watching while growing up: Kevin Givens
My all-time favorite local coach: My coach at St. Mary’s in parochial school, Bill Luckett
The most famous athlete I ever met: Mike Iuzzolino
My most prized autograph or picture is of: A Sidney Crosby autographed jersey.
If I have a claim to fame as a fan, it would be: I was at a Pens’ game once in Washington when Jaromir Jagr, Mario Lemieux and Ron Francis all scored in the same game.
If I were the boss of local sports, the one rule I would enforce would be: No participation trophies. You have to win something to earn one.
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