Sunday, November 15, 2009

Monday Morning Meissnervations

It's another Monday. Let's take a look at what's happening.


The Oregon State Beavers stayed in the Pac-10 title race Saturday, with an impressive 48-21 win over Washington. Sean Canfield threw four touchdown passes and the Beaver defense harrassed Washington quarterback Jake Locker all game long. Jacquizz Rodgers ran for 159 yards on 18 carries with 2 touchdowns, Joe Halahuni caught 2 touchdown passes as did James Rodgers, while Justin Kahut kicked 6 extra points and 2 field goals.

The Rose Bowl race is fairly simple now. If the Beavers win their final two games(This Saturday at Washington State and Thursday, December 3rd at Oregon) and Arizona loses once, the Beavers are in.

No TV from Pullman this week, so you can catch the game at


Yesterday was week one of the CFL playoffs. BC, the cross-over team from the West, beat Hamilton in overtime, 34-27 in the East. Casey Printers made a triumphant return to Steel Town, passing for 360 yards and 1 touchdown, while rushing for a score himself.

Over in the West, Calgary held off an Edmonton comeback to win, 24-21. Henry Burris 19-of-32 passing for 264 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Stamps.

The CFL playoff finals are next Sunday, with BC at Montreal, 1:00p.m. EST in Olympic Stadium. The Saskatchewan Roughriders host Calgary at 4:30p.m. EST. Listen links for both games are on the right side of this blog.


In the NFL, play this weekend opened on Thursday, with San Francisco beating Chicago 10-6(In a game most people didn't see on the NFL Network). Yesterday, Carolina topped Atlanta 29-18, Miami, propelled by a bizarre call, beat Tampa Bay 25-23(Bucs still had a ways to go, but held the lead until the last few seconds, as Josh Freeman gets his sea legs under him), Minnesota beat Detroit 27-10(Lions might be just as bad as last year) and Jacksonville beat the Jets 24-22.

Cincinnati slipped past Pittsburgh 18-12(No word on whether or not Ochcinco did anything stupid again this week), New Orleans stayed unbeaten by getting by St. Louis 28-23(Rams were surprisingly tough against sloppy Saints), Tennessee won their third straight, beating Buffalo 41-17, Washington beat Denver 27-17(What's happened with the Broncos?) and Kansas City knocked off Oakland 16-10(Two of the worst teams in the history of the NFL).

Arizona beat Seattle 31-20(Fans in St. Louis might want to swap their current team for the one they used to have), Green Bay smacked Dallas 17-7(I really would like to see a game in Lambeau Field one day), San Diego beat Philadelphia 31-23 and Indianapolis edged New England 35-34(Colts still unbeaten).

Pittsburgh beat Denver last Monday 28-10 to end week 9, week 10 ends tonight with Baltimore at Cleveland. Week 11 begins on Thursday, with Miami at Carolina.


The Tampa Bay Lightning split two shootout games this past week. They got a Ryan Malone goal with 14.7 seconds left in regulation last Thursday, on their way to a 4-3 win over Minnesota. Then, on Saturday, a goal with 1:40 left in overtime was amazingly disallowed for goaltender interference(even though replays show it shouldn't have been) and Los Angeles capitalized to win 2-1.

The Lightning are now 7-4-6 for 20 points, second in the Southeast, 8 points behind division-leading Washington. Tampa Bay now heads into a very busy second half of November, with 8 games in 15 days to close out the month. On Monday, November 16th, the Lightning are on the road to meet the Phoenix Coyotes.


Jimmy is busy growing up. He is discovering how to run, he loves stacking things, he's becoming better with Snoopy and Smoke(Less tugging, more petting) and his vocabulary has grown to 13 words. I was in the office, watching the Lightning vs. Los Angeles. Jimmy toddled in, looked at the TV and said: "Hockey?" I was sooooooo proud! Poor little guy, though. He's cutting more teeth and it's really making him fussy.

My lovlier-than-lovely bride Kim was told at work last Friday, that her services at the gulag, er, I mean her job, were no longer required. Bless her heart, she has a plan and is supremely confidant that we'll be okay. She leads, I follow. I'm not ashamed to admit that.

We consulted with a surgeon last Monday, in the continuing effort to find out what's going on inside me. He seemed surprised that the gastroenterologist sent me to him without a firm diagnosis, so they talked the next day, and decided I should have a Hida Scan on Friday. Hopefully, I learn the results by the end of the day today. If not, you can bet the phone in my house will be connecting with theirs at the first opportunity. What we're hoping for, is a definate diagnosis of something that will be easily fixable.

The surgeon was great. He listened, he asked lots of questions and really tried to figure out what was going on. He brought Jimmy a toy from his office to play with too. And, he claims to have remembered my wife from when he removed her gall bladder 11 years ago. I doubt he actually did, but the effort was appreciated. And if he did really remember her, then he's the guy I want working on me!


Well, that's it for today. All y'all be good and enjoy your week, okay? See ya soon.

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How to watch the videos on Oh Baby Vision

In the upper left hand corner, there's three horizontal lines. Click that once or twice and it'll bring up thumbnails of all the movies. Click on the one you want to watch and it'll start. It may play the next one automatically, or you may have to click the little box to bring the thumbnails back up.

Now with the addition of more videos, just use the scroll bar on the right to choose the one you want to watch.

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Countdown to Beaver Football

Countdown To Saskatchewan Roughriders Football

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