Sports: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

HS Hoop Tonite On 1450, Caps Beat Isles In OT, Dallas Takes Down Tampa

SPORTS 1-17-23

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ALL-NEW FOX SPORTS RADIO 1450, FEATURING DAN PATRICK, WASHINGTON CAPITALS HOCKEY…AND LOCAL HS BASKETBALL. WILLIAM MONROE VISITS SKYLINE ON TUESDAY…WITH RYAN RUTHERFORD ON THE CALL.

IN GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL HOOP YESTERDAY

STRASBURG ROUTED RAPPAHANOCK 54-31

THE CAPS SNAPPED A 2-GAME LOSING SKID WITH A 4-3 OVERTIME ROAD WIN AGAINST THE ISLANDERS. THE CAPS CLIMBED OUT OF A 3-0 HOLE AND GOT THE GAME WINNER FROM DIMITRY ORLOV IN THE EXTRA FRAME. THE CAPS ENTERTAIN THE WILD TONIGHT AT 7.

THE NFL SUPER WILD CARD WEEKEND CONCLUDED LAST NIGHT WITH DALLAS ELININATING TAMPA BAY 31-14. COWBOYS QB DAK PRESCOTT THREW FOR 304 YARDS AND 4 TOUCHDOWNS IN THE VICTORY AS DALLAS WON IT’S FIRST ROAD PLAYOFF GAME IN 30 YEARS. BUCS QB TOM BRADY THREW FOR 351 YARDS IN THE LOSS, AS THE SPECULATION BEGINS AGAIN ABOUT HIS RETIREMENT. THE COWBOYS NOW WILL TAKE ON SAN FRANCISCO SUNDAY IN THE DIVISIONAL ROUND…

THE WIZARDS DROPPED A 127-118 DECISION TO GOLDEN STATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

He Said, She Said

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Greetings from The Booth!

Well, I’ve got a bit of a dilemma this coming Thursday. Mountaineers or Commanders? The way both are going, I may opt for a third choice: bed. Thursday night, my 2-3 WVU Mounties host Baylor, while the dumpster fire franchise formerly known as the Redskins play the Chicago Bears. This past Sunday, I watched exactly zero seconds of the Washington disaster against Tennessee (I’d better explain. I don’t get CBS and efforts to stream or add some app would take longer than the game itself). I decided to tidy up my long-neglected .92 acre. It turned out to be a great choice, as the Commanders lost on a Carson Wentz interception on the Titans’ 2-yard line on the game’s final play.

As for West Virginia, the cries of “fire Neal Brown” are growing louder in the Mountain State, as the fans are growing tired of “trusting the climb.” Should things go south early against Baylor Thursday night, it could get ugly in Morgantown. I have never bailed on the Blue and Gold–until their last game against Texas. 28-0 down was about all I could take.

So, who to watch on Thursday night? Forget about the DVR option. That stuff is beyond me, My VHS is still blinking twelve o’clock.

OK, we’ve all heard about the imminent end of the perfect marriage of Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Apparently, the two are living separately, and she is nowhere to be seen at any of Brady’s games this year. I have no way of knowing for sure, but this all seems to stem from his decision to come out of a brief retirement and play one more season.

In my mind I can almost see how this breakup happened. After last season, Brady decided to hang up the cleats and concentrate more on his family. Football puts a great strain on a marriage and family, even more so with a player as driven as Tom Brady. His many Super Bowl rings are a testament to the time he has given to the game, and the sacrifice Brady has made at the expense of other facets of his life.

Gisele has made sacrifices of her own, having assumed most of the parental duties in the marriage while giving up her own career as a supermodel. I’m almost sure the couple mutually agreed that last season was to be Brady’s last. But, as most retired NFL players will tell you, there is an empty space when a player leaves the game. It’s not the grueling training camps they miss, or even the games. It’s the camaraderie they miss with the other guys. Players share a common bond that nothing else can replace, and Brady needed that more than another ring.

This has become a polarizing tale, with some calling Tom Brady selfish for choosing football over family, while some say that Gisele knew what she was getting when she married Tom Brady. As with most stories, there are three sides: his, hers, and the true story that lies somewhere in the middle. The truth, for now, remains Victoria’s secret…

Until the next visit from The Booth…GO MOUNTAINEERS!

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NFL Legend Terry Bradshaw leads SABF

Shenandoah Apple Blossom 2022

This year’s Grand Marshall for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival was Terry Bradshaw.

He was excited to finally make it to the festival after originally signing on two years ago.

Bradshaw was impressed by the amount of Steeler’s fans in the area and has his own ties to the region.

His favorite song to sing with his daughter is “Crazy” by Winchester native Patsy Cline.

Bradshaw said, “we have been singing that song together since she was 3 years old but my daughter is a much better singer than I am.”

The Hall of Fame quarterback reflected on his career and said what he is most proud of are his four Super Bowl victories.

“Anybody can have stats but to be a great quarterback you have to win,” said Bradshaw.

He then went on to discuss some of his favorite quarterbacks to watch play currently, “Tom Brady, Justin Herbert, Patrick Mahomes, and Matt Stafford have the stats and can win.”

When turning his focus to the newest Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett he said, “I got to speak with him the day after he was drafted and congratulated him. Pittsburgh is a great franchise and will put him in a position to succeed. It’s the perfect fit. He’s smart and competitive.”

Terry also believes that Carson Wentz should succeed in Washington with the Commanders, “as long as he gets protection. He was unfairly criticized after his injury, but I am rooting for him. He’s a good person and I like to root for good people.” 

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Sports Dogs Podcast: NFL Championship Sunday

He’s Baaack! After his incredible prediction of the Bengals advancing last weekend, Scott “The Predictor” Bradley joins R-Dog to break down this Sunday’s NFL Conference Championship games. Plus some thoughts on Brady and Rodgers, and the WFT name change.