Long Road Trip Back

4 May

Driving home from Washington today. Yes, Washington. The Sacramento Sirens played the Portland Shockwave yesterday (Portland 26-6 victory), but the game had to be played at a Washington High School. I was told that there are four semi-pro “Men’s” teams in the Portland area who take priority over the women’s teams. To be quite honest, a lot of us liked the Washington school (Washougal H.S.) and field better than the one we played at in 2006. IMHO, I would stop giving money to a city that doesn’t support the sport.

Our van got started on the freeway at 6:45 am. The van Robin is in will be on the road at 8 am. Today’s show will be done from the road because our trip will be approximately 9 hours and won’t be pulling into the Sacramento area at earliest 4 pm. I have five sleeping players on the same van, along with two drivers, so other than the road noise factor it shouldn’t be a problem. I asked Nancy to help run the switchboard in case my Verizon broadband has a connection issue while enroute.

We hope to hear from Coach Dion Lee today to talk about the exciting Quake vs Showgirlz game that had a final score of 30 to 27, which lead to a California Quake victory (4-0). Watching the IWFL board was a nailbiter even at halftime with a 18 to 14 Quake lead.

The game to have listened to was yesterday’s long time rival battle between the DC Divas and the Pittsburgh Passion on US Sports Radio, Home of the DC Divas. As you probably know, the Divas and Passion came from the NWFA. The DC Divas moved into the IWFL for the 2007 season and the Pittsburgh Passion for the 2008 season. The Pittsburgh Passion never was able to defeat the Divas until yesterday (38-34 Passion victory).

The Pittsburgh Passion were the 2007 Champions in the NWFA and it was originally questioned why the sudden move? We had stated on a show last year that it was probably due to the competition of the long time rivals of the DC Divas and the Detroit Demolition who all played together in the same league.

For argument sake, it must also be noted that this is also a year of reconstructing. A lot of the power house teams in the last two years have had a lot of retirements, rookies and even a new coaching staff. The teams that may have beat you last year aren’t necessarily the same teams that you beat this year.

Tune in today at 3 pm pst at www.wfbtalk.com to hear more about yesterdays Sirens game as well as other recaps.

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