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In this edition of the SDPC, we look back at the recent Super Bowl 55 and break down the game-day cuisine, commercials, and the game itself. And, it’s on to this weekend’s Great American Race, The Daytona 500. No in-depth analysis on that, just 2 crash dummies (yours truly and Scott Bradley) talking about a signpost of Spring…the Super Bowl Of Stock Car Racing!
Brady And Bucs Win SB 55, Young & Smith Garner NFL Awards, Caps Drop Third Straight
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won Super Bowl 55 yesterday in dominating fashion by a score of 31-9over the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium. Tom Brady threw 3 touchdown passes, including 2 to familiar target Rob Gronkowski, and the Tampa Bay defense kept Patrick Mahomes and the KC offense out of the end zone for the entire contest. Brady picked up his record fifth Super Bowl MVP award and becomes just the second quarterback to win a Super Bowl with 2 different teams.
Over the weekend, the league handed out it’s NFL Honors awards and Washington’s Chase Young was named Defensive Rookie of the Year, while WFT quarterback Alex Smith was named Comeback Player of the Year. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers earned his third MVP award.
Peyton Manning leads the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2021, which was also named this weekend. Also joining Manning among the 8 inductees are Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson.
To the NHL, where the Washington Capitals lost their third straight game yesterday, a 7-4 decision to the Philadelphia Flyers. Philly broke 4-4 tie with a 3-goal third period, as the Caps fell to 6-3-3 on the season. Alex Ovechkin had 2 goals and 2 assists for the Capitals, who return to the ice tomorrow at 6 against the Flyers.
On the Shenandoah University docket, Men’s Basketball will play at Hampden-Sydney tonight at 7, while the Hornet Women entertain Ferrum this evening at 7 at the Wilkins Center.
HS Scoreboard, Rangers Double Up Caps, Super Bowl Weekend
In girls high school basketball last night, Luray beat Page 66-51, Strasburg got past Clarke 58-51, Kettle Run got past Handley 37-28, and it was Highland over Randolph Macon Academy 65-17. In boys action, Strasburg defeated Clarke 51-43, Page routed Luray 85-53, and Handley beat Kettle Run 64-50.
On the Shenandoah University docket today, Track and Field will compete in Lynchburg, while Wrestling travels to Messiah College, then host Ferrum tomorrow at 2. On Sunday, Men’s Basketball will play at Hampden-Sydney at 2, while Women’s Basketball will host Ferrum at 2.
In D-1 college hoop tomorrow, number-14 Virginia hosts Pitt at 4, number-16 Virginia Tech plays at Miami at noon, and 17th-ranked WVU hosts number-23 Kansas at 2.
After a 6-0-3 start, the Washington Capitals have now lost 2 straight after a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers last night. In the loss, Alex Ovechkin scored career goal number 709, passing Mike Gartner for 7th all time. The Caps get back on the ice Sunday at noon against the Philadelphia Flyers.
And, Super Bowl 55 on Sunday pits the Kansas City Chiefs against the Tampa Bay Bucs. The Chiefs, led by QB Patrick Mahomes, will be defending their title, while Tampa Bay signal-caller Tom Brady will be appearing in his record 10th Big Game. 25-thousand fans will be allowed inside Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. Coverage begins at 2 on The River 95-3 and CBS Sports Radio 1450.
Area Hoop Scoreboard, Hornet Women Fall At Lynchburg, Cavs Back in Win Column
It was back on the hardwoods for several area basketball teams last night. In boys action, Skyline downed Warren County 75-54, Page beat Rappahannock 66-58, and Madison routed Luray 62-33. In girls hoop, Skyline defeated Warren County 54-42, and Luray outscored Madison 65-43.
A late 9-3 Lynchburg run spelled defeat for Shenandoah University Women’s Basketball last night, 63-58. SU led 49-48 with 2:34 left before Lynchburg pulled away. Sierra St. Cyr led Shenandoah with 24.
To the D-1 level, where number 14 Virginia beat NC State 64-57 last night. Trey Murphy and Sam Hauser had 18 apiece for the Cavaliers, who improved to 12-3. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech fell at Pittsburgh 83-72, as the Panthers got 47 points from it’s bench. The Hokies, who allowed 52 second half Panther points, fell to 13-4.
The Washington Capitals skate tonight against the New York Rangers. The Caps are currently in third place in the East Division with 15 points. Air time is 6:45 on The River 95-3.
And, don’t miss a play of Super Bowl 55 this Sunday when Tampa Bay takes on Kansas City. Complete play-by-play radio coverage can be heard on Sports Radio 1450 and The River 95-3. Kickoff happens at 6:30 from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Number-1 RMC Rolls Over SU, WVU Survives In Ames, Caps-Rangers Tonight
Number-one ranked Randolph Macon made nine 3-pointers in the first half on the way to a 56-20 lead at the break, and then cruised to a 102-51 win over the Shenandoah Men last night at Wilkins Center. The Hornets were never in the contest, as the Yellow Jackets shot 53 percent from the field for the game. Jaylen Williams led SU with 18.
The Hornet Women play at Lynchburg tonight at 7.
Number 17 WVU let a 15 point lead slip away in the final 7 minutes, but survived for a 76-72 Big-12 win at Iowa State last night. Taz Sherman hit 5 crucial free throws for the 12-5 Mounties in the final 2 minutes to seal the victory. West Virginia improved to 5-3 in the conference.
Tonight, number-16 Virginia Tech plays at Pittsburgh at 7, while 14th-ranked Virginia tips off at 9 at NC State.
And the Washington Capitals are back on the ice Thursday against the New York Rangers. The Caps are trying to bounce back after their first regulation loss of the season Monday night against Boston. Air time is 6:45 on The River 95-3.
Super Bowl 55 kicks off Sunday with AFC Champ Kansas City taking on NFC Champ Tampa Bay. The River 95-3 and Sports Radio 1450 will have complete play-by-play coverage of The Big Game, so don’t miss a play!
Super Bowl Matchup Is Set, Caps Lose (Again) In Shootout, College Hoop
The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55, after both teams won their respective conference championships yesterday. In the NFC title game, the Bucs held off Green Bay 31-26, depite 3 Tom Brady interceptions. Aaron Rodgers threw for 346 yards and 3 scores in the loss. Tampa Bay becomes the first team to host a Super Bowl in it’s home stadium.
In the nightcap, the Chiefs spotted the Buffalo Bills an early 9-0 lead, but stormed back for a 38-24 win in the AFC Championship game. Patrick Mahomes, cleared to play after last week’s concussion, passed for 325 yards and 3 scores, as Kansas City returns to the Super Bowl for a second straight year. The game will be played February 7th, and you can catch the play-by-play on The River 95-3 and CBS Sports Radio 1450.
The Washington Capitals lost to the Buffalo Sabres yesterday 4-3, in a game that was once again decided in the shootout round. Despite the loss, the 3-0-3 Caps picked up a point, and have now earned at least a point in all 6 of their games so far. Justin Schultz scored his first goal as a Capital, with Nick Backstrom lighting the lamp for the tying goal in the third. John Walton has the call of the Backstrom goal, courtesy of the Capitals Radio Network. Washington is back in action tomorrow night when they take on the Islanders. Air time is 6:45 on The River 95-3.
In college basketball tonight, number-13 Virginia hosts Syracuse at 7, while number-14 WVU entertains 12th ranked Texas Tech at 9. ON Saturday, the Shenandoah men fell to Bridgewater 81-65.