WIBX's Keeler Show strolled down memory lane on Friday morning when it comes to sports.
First, we spoke with former members of the 1983 Utica Blue Sox on Friday, including then manager, Jim Gattis. The former NY Penn League Champions talked about the craziness of those baseball days when Bill Murray and his brother were part-owners, and Roger Kahn wrote his book about that "bad news bears" season at Murnane field in Utica.
This weekend, the '83 team and its members will be inducted into the Greater Utica Hall of Fame.
Check out the complete interview in the YouTube video above.
Then, with the Aaron Rogers injury and the New York Jets win with backup quarterback Zach Wilson, we along with Don Laible thought it would be interesting to speak with the Jets backup QB from the 70s, Al Woodall, who was the backup to the legendary Joe Namath.
Woodall talks about the surreal times he experienced backing up Namath, who was injured often. Woodall's stories are amazing and worth checking out in the video above.
Utica's Chicken Riggies Dish Wasn't Invented in Utica? Say It Isn't So.
The now-famous Utica Chicken Riggies recipe has taken on a life of its own. The dish is now found well outside the Utica-Rome area and it's getting more and more popular as word spreads around the northeast. While there are many variations of the dish today, there's still only one original recipe. So, who created the first "Riggies" recipe and where did it really originate.
61 Amazing Snapshots of Utica's Most Unique Boilermaker Ever
The 2021 Utica Boilermaker Road Race will go down in the history books as one of the most unique, with an all-vaccinated field running the 5K and 15K on October 10th, without elite runners, and with thousands of regular participants sitting this one out because of COVID. The excitement this year was special and exclusive and there was no shortage of it, as seen through the lens of award winning photo-journalist Nancy L. Ford of Utica. Here are 61 awesome photos featuring some of the best moments from this year's race.
9 New Favorites from the New Menu at Utica's 72 Tavern and Grill
The 72 Tavern and Grill, a Utica, NY sports bar and restaurant connected to the Adirondack Bank Center, has now re-opened after an 18-month COVID-19 shutdown. The grand reopening has featured previous favorites from the previous menu, and some new updated menu items. Here are photos taken by photographer Nancy L. Ford of some of our favorites tasted during the restaurant's soft opening.