I laugh when people say that 'the Capital Region is a bad sports town.' Really? When people say that I sometimes feel that they are trying to find something wrong with everything. If you feel like I do, it's time to look at the facts. This is actually a pretty good sports 'town.'
We knew this was a possibility but I don't any of us really looked at this as a reality. RPI has decided to cancel their participation in all athletics and Intramural sports for the Fall season. Football, soccer, and other sports will all be put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How bad do you want some Chick-Fil-A? Members of the RPI Cross Country team wanted it bad enough to buy a ticket to Ft Lauderdale Florida and never get on the plane. Meet Vince Putrino and Ryan Morrison. These two and many other members of the RPI Cross Country/ Track and Field team enjoyed Chick-Fil-A after Vince went through TSA at Albany International Airport on a lunch run.
The RPI Cross Country/Track team wanted Chick-Fil-A and was willing to go to Florida to get it. Well not really but they were willing to buy a ticket to Florida to get into Albany International Airport to get Chick-Fil-A.
To say that I find the timing of these charges resurfacing "convenient" would be a bit of an understatement. New Detroit Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia has ties to the Capital Region from his days at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. While at RPI Patricia played football and was the Vice President of the Theta Chi Fraternity. He and his frat brother Greg Dietrich went to Spring Break in South Padre Island, Texas where they were accused and charged with aggravated sexual assault.
This week Levack and Goz is broadcasting live from Radio Row in Houston. New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia joined the show to discuss his time in Upstate New York.
Goz: Hey coach, we’re from Albany the Capital Region you played your ball at RPI give a little shout out to the capital region your time you spent here in the 518...
Before Matt Patricia was winning Super Bowl's as the defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, before ever meeting Bill Belichick, Matt Patricia was playing football for Joe King at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Patricia was an offensive lineman that started for two and half years...