Mark Froelich column, 9-05-12: C-N's Internet 'Tim & Chuck Show' worth a look

By MARK FROELICH froelich@crescent-news.com Published:

The discussion topic was simple: "Is it good for high school teams to schedule a tough or easy opponent early in the season?"

The response is the type you'll only find on The Crescent-News Online's "Tim & Chuck Show": "It's like a hot date on a Friday night, don't ever turn it down!"

And that's just part of the fun when Tim McDonough and Chuck Martinez-Brandon get together for a weekly Internet show on The Crescent-News Online to discuss topics of area high school football. McDonough is assistant sports editor for The Crescent-News. Martinez-Brandon is a former sports writer now on the news side, but is a defensive coordinator at a local high school and knows the area football scene.

Said one online viewer of the video: "These guys remind me of Herbie (Kirk Herbstriet) and Corso (Lee Corso) -- I wonder if they are going to start putting on the area school's helmets at the end!"

Herbie and Corso are on ESPN's College GameDay broadcast each Saturday morning.

This week's "Tim & Chuck Show" will be the third of the high school football season for the duo. The show lasts around five minutes and also includes two special features: The "Whopper Hit of the Week" and the "PowerAde Power Play of the Week." Both awards are taken from the C-N Online's "Video Highlights Game of the Week," where our videographer Ethan Matson goes to one game each Friday and puts together a highlights package that is posted early Saturday morning. This week, Matson will be at the Archbold vs. Fairview game.

Website: crescent-news.com

Football & Steubenville

The Cleveland Plain Dealer writer Rachel Dissell wrote a story from Steubenville titled "Rape charges against high school football players divide football town of Steubenville, Ohio."

From the article: "Two football boosters are leaning on a fence when a reporter walks up. 'You should get in your car and go home,' one says. 'Go back to Cleveland.' 'This is none of your business,' said the man, who eventually identified himself as Fred Walsh. 'We'll take care of our own mess.'"

It's a dynamic story about how this southeastern Ohio town is attempting to deal with this issue.

Website: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/09/rape_charges_divide_football_t.html

Babies tasting lemons

If you've had a child, it's great to watch him or her taste certain foods for the first time. We even videotape a lot of their reactions to food choices. Mashable.com has posted 10 YouTube clips of babies tasting lemons and it's a hoot to watch.

Website: http://mashable.com/2012/08/22/babies-lemons-youtube/

Facebook tips

Once again, Mashable.com comes up with an informative article helping you and me, the average Facebook users. Mike Wehner's article provides 20 tips, tricks and tools that will give help to "take your Facebook experience to the next level." The article, titled "20 tricks to make Facebook better for you, the user," offers items that maybe you've overlooked.

Website: http://mashable.com/2012/09/05/facebook-tools-add-ons/

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