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Monday, February 21, 2022
As the 2022 Winter Olympics Games wind down, history was made in American bobsledding and medal winning. Elana Meyers Taylor cemented herself among the American Winter Olympics greats in securing her record breaking fifth medal in women's bobsledding, spread over four Olympiads. The four-time World Champion secured silver in the monobob (behind country-mate Kaillie Humphries), and bronze in the two-woman sleigh (with Humphries) to cap off her legendary career. Her effort in both achievement in the sport and representing the United States earned her the nod to carry the American Flag in the closing ceremony. The 37-year-old ends her Olympic career setting the standard for generations to come, and her impact will be felt far beyond these two weeks. Meyers Taylor is a worthy Longhorndave Sportswoman of the Week!
Monday, February 14, 2022
Wrapping up one of the most exciting playoffs in NFL history was another game that went down to the last two minutes. This time, the Super Bowl. Specifically Super Bowl LVI. As someone who grew up in the 80s and 90s it was rare that Super Bowls lived up to the hype (mostly thanks to the 49ers or Cowboys blowing teams out). But the last few years have been down to the wire. This time, the Los Angeles Rams won their first Super Bowl (at least as a West Coast team) and delivered the punching bag Cincinnati Bengals a heartbreaking third loss in three tries. The Rams wrapped up their victory with huge plays by certainly the best player on the team, if not the best defensive lineman in history. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald punctuated one of the best runs in defensive history (really only Lawrence Taylor and J.J. Watt compare) by making critical plays in the clutch. With the Rams clinging to a 3-point lead, Donald both stepped up on third down and 1 yard for a tackle, then forced a desperation pass by Joe Burrow on fourth down by completely disrupting the play like only he can do. His 2 sacks and 2 tackles for loss don't fully represent his disruption of the game, drawing continuous attention from the line leading to 7 sacks total by the Rams. And a World Championship. Our Sportsman of the Week etched his bust in Canton.
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
This is it, we're a few days from Super Bowl LVI, and not many fans had the Cincinnati Bengals facing off against the Los Angeles Rams in the big game when the playoffs started. In a thrilling Conference Championship weekend, both games featured lead changes in the fourth quarter and were decided by a field goal, including more overtime. But this time, the coin toss winning team didn't win.
Once again, one of the coolest Social Media sports fans Kimberly Moten (@kimberlymoten1), who joins @lhd_on_sports to break down last week's action, talk about major NFL news off the field, and even thoughts on the Halftime Show! And of course, we'll give you final score predictions! Kim comes into her Super Bowl picks at 7-5, Dave at 6-6. It's been one of those postseasons.
Check out the third episode of the K&D NFL Picks, Super Bowl Edition!!
** Note we had some video challenges but throughout the audio catches up and you don't miss any of the analysis **
Enjoy your Super Bowl!
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
The Olympics is off to an interesting start at least (in the backdrop of COVID and international tension) as the world comes together for the quadrennial tradition of winter sports. This time in Beijing, China, which has now hosted the Olympics twice in the last 14 years counting the summer games of 2008. And this is the second Olympic games in six months since the 2020 Tokyo Games were postponed to 2021. But nevertheless, Jakara Anthony delivered a dominant performance in women's moguls to earn her native Australia its first Gold Medal in 12 years (2010 Vancouver games). Her gold medal performance followed a disappointing (from a medal perspective) fourth place finish in 2018 just off the podium. It's a proud effort for the entire country and a wonderful Sportswoman of the Week!