John Stiffler

Name: John Stiffler

Age: 51

Residence: Altoona

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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