Local superfan merits football Hall induction | News, Sports, Jobs

Local superfan merits football Hall induction | News, Sports, Jobs

There’s an actual alternative to get recognition for a Youngstown resident as an inductee into the Ford Corridor of Followers related to the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame in close by Canton.

Ray Prisby is certainly one of six soccer fanatics (fan is brief for fanatic) nominated for induction into the Ford Corridor of Followers. If he is among the winners, not solely will he be enshrined within the fan’s show on the corridor, he’ll get a visit to Tremendous Bowl LV in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 7.

Prisby was nominated for the award by Jim Brown, the Corridor of Fame operating again for the Browns who dropped by Prisby’s East Aspect house just lately to announce his nomination to the distinguished place within the Corridor of Followers.

Prisby has a world-class assortment of Browns memorabilia, which incorporates an architectural scale mannequin of First Vitality Stadium that was commissioned by former Browns’ proprietor Al Lerner, a replica of a paycheck issued by the Browns to Warren soccer hero and NFL Corridor of Fame member Paul Warfield and even a photograph from the 1964 NFL Championship sport that hung in former Browns proprietor Artwork Modell’s workplace. These are just some of the lots of of Browns gadgets in his assortment.

When this newspaper’s reporter requested Prisby why he ought to win induction to the Corridor of Followers, he replied, “I ought to win it as a result of the (Browns) fan base deserves it. I have a look at myself because the particular person holding on to it (the gathering) for the fan base, town of Cleveland, the Dawg Pound and the Haslams (the present homeowners).”

To achieve the induction, Prisby wants our assist. He’s competing towards followers from the Steelers, the Ravens, Cardinals, Cowboys and Raiders for restricted spots within the Corridor of Followers.

The winners might be determined by voting on-line at www.fordhalloffans.com/soccer. You’ll be able to vote as soon as a day by way of Feb. 1 to help Prisby’s nomination. And you’ll enter for an opportunity to win a visit to this yr’s Tremendous Bowl as properly. We recommend Ray Prisby for this honor.


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