Are you ready for some football?
I am, for sure.
Man, it has been tough of late, listening or watching the Indians.
Actually, it has been tough all season long, but of late the Indians have fallen and aren’t getting up.
Their offense is woeful.
This is not the first column where I have mentioned any of the above.
Or that you can’t get rid of all of the players, so get rid of your hitting coach.
Actually, they have two of them.
A lot of good that has done.
The Indians held a closed-door meeting following their fourth straight loss to the Chicago White Sox Sunday.
The results haven’t changed.
After making the postseason in 2013, and coming oh so close last season, I believe it is “wait till next year” for the rest of the current campaign.
I guess the good news is that the Browns open training camp this week.
OTHER KOZA THOUGHTS:
The Browns still have their training camp in Berea. There was talk of moving it out of Cleveland, and we know that Ohio Northern University athletic director Tom Simmons made a strong pitch to have the Browns come to Ada. But the Browns have stayed put for now, although rumors still run rampant of possibly moving to Columbus.
Speaking of Columbus, the Browns will take their Family Day event to Ohio Stadium on Friday Aug. 7 for their “Orange and Brown scrimmage.”
Last year the Koza family went to the same event when it was held at the University of Akron and nearly 21,000 fans were there with us for the glorified practice.
Of course, many were there to see the debut of then rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel.
How did that work out?
Speaking of Manziel, Browns head coach Mike Pettine has reportedly left the door open for him to win the starting quarterback job, “based on performance.”
Pettine expects the veteran Josh McCown to be the starter, but honestly what is he going to say at this point?
Speaking of Ohio Northern, kudos to the aforementioned AD Simmons.
He has arranged ONU to honor veterans of the U.S. Armed Services by participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solder in Arlington National Cemetery this Saturday.
Simmons will be joined by the ONU President Dan DiBiasio, and a couple of Polar Bear student-athletes.
The Koza family has been to Arlington and watched the “Changing of the Guard’’ ceremony. Pretty awesome!
Rain, rain, rain: It’s been a very difficult summer locally with all of the rain we have had to endure. The nasty weather has crushed local golf courses, and outdoor sporting events, for sure.
But the good news is that the Lima Locos won the Great Lakes Collegiate League regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
The Lima Junior Golf Association finished up its season with a strong finish Monday at Shawnee Country Club.
And yours truly got a chance to play golf this past weekend at two different courses in Lima which have survived and actually were in pretty good shape.
Here’s to a great rest of the summer Limaland.
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