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    Thumbs up The Wheeling Ironmen

    This is a reallly cool and interesting article about the Wheeling Ironmen


    http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.c...07/1/index.htm
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    Enjoyed the article. Love reading about sports history in the Ohio Valley.

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    Anyone want Wheeling Iromen Tshirts let me know cause we have a ton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GetYoPopCornReady View Post
    Anyone want Wheeling Iromen Tshirts let me know cause we have a ton.
    Hell yeah. How much are they?

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    15.00

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    Make Checks payable to shirts n more.

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    Cool article!! Nice Find!!

    The SI vault is great to sift thru old articles and photos.
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    Im pretty sure coach Olsavasky played for the Ironmen

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwishiwasdougbutts View Post
    Im pretty sure coach Olsavasky played for the Ironmen
    Yes he did.
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    Don Donatelli, former Toronto City Schools superintendent and before that, teacher, coach, and administrator in the Steubenville City Schools, played center for the Ironmen after a stint with the Houston Oilers. Don's quarterback in Wheeling was NFL veteran Sam Wyche, who later coached the Bengals in the Super Bowl. "Double D" played his collegiate football at Florida State.

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    We had an Ironmen night when I worked for the Ohio Valley Greyhounds....team wore throwbacks that we gave away after the game, we honored the team with a halftime presentation and hanging a banner with a lot of the old players there, and we crushed Dusty Bonner and the Lexington Horsemen in front of a great crowd! Eddie Bynes was on Bonner more than his jersey. Truly a nice part of Ohio Valley history.

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    I remember that game Donnie, I think Clemons (RB from Michigan State) had a great game that evening also. He was one of the better RBs I saw play for the Hounds. We should start a Wish we still had the Hounds thread.
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    My dad saw the last Ironmen game at the Wheeling island stadium. He said the Ironmen had to punt and it was muddy. Jake dropped back into punt formation, ball was snapped, Jake went on his ass and kicked the ball straight up in the air and it landed behind him. It was infamously known as "Jakes Last Kick".

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