OPR on the Go – Rima on the Road to Charles City


Today, Wednesday Sept. 17, ON PRESS ROW with The Sportsguy airs live from The Pub On the Cedar in Charles City. OPR airs every Monday through Friday from 5pm to 6pm  on NEWSTALK 1540 KXEL and this fall and winter OPR will broadcast live from various places around the area and today it is The Pub on The Cedar.

This is an awesome sports bar and grill that sits along the Cedar River. This is a really nice place with plenty of indoor seating plus a cool bar area and they have one of the nicer tiki bars I have seen in Iowa that is just a stones throw from the Cedar….hence the name! The food is good, the atmosphere is good and the service is good!

On todays show I think we have a really great line up of guests that will join me. Up first will be the Athletic Director and head boys basketball coach Todd Forsyth.  Coach Forsyth has had a number of players go on to play college basketball including the division one level. One of those guys is Nate Buss a senior on the UNI mens basketball team.

Following Coach Forsyth will be Brian Parrott and Mark Kuhn. Brian Parrott is a really interesting story. He is the son of Harold Parrott who was the traveling secretary for the Brooklyn Dodgers when Jackie Robinson broke into major league baseball. Brian was an accomplished tennis player in his day and came within one win in doubles in 1973 to get his doubles partner and him into the US Open. Along with Mark Kuhn, Brian is trying to start up and bring the American Tennis Hall  of Fame to  Charles City,Iowa!  Mark Kuhn established the All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club  in Charles City and built a beautiful grass tennis court on his farm near Charles City.  It’s a really cool story and we will tell you more about on todays show!

Our final guests was a 3 time high school state wrestling champ from Charles City then went on to be a 2 sport star at the University of Iowa. Mark Sindlinger played both football and wrestling at Iowa lettering in both sports. He  played for Coaches Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz and wrestled for Dan Gable!

Along with  these great guests we will give  away some great prizes as we play trivia! Also we will be giving away  UNI football tickets the first 75 fans to the show will get  a FREE UNI football poster!  The Pub  is  also  having some great specials including  50 cent wings and $15 buckets of beer!