Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's Tuesday!












It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 7th, the 250th day of 2010. There are 115 days left in the year.

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Laperriere gets his own commercial.

Cheechoo to go to camp with Stars.

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It goes without saying the more money you make the happier your are, right? It's true -- up to a point. And that point is $75,000, according to a study. Once you hit that salary money buys no more happiness.

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Hamburg to Colgate.

Gamblers help charitable organizations in Green Bay. Here's how to get the team involved with your group.

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The CEO of Ryanair says it's no longer necessary to have two pilots on every flight. He says computers do most of the flying and a flight attendant could be trained to act as backup in case the one and only pilot gets sick. (Okay then. Let me know which airlines get onboard with this idea, so I know which airlines to avoid.)

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Avonlea is Riderville.

Continuing to own Labour Day.

Riders ground out a 27-23 win over Winnipeg in Sunday's Labour Day Classic in Regina, and now travel to Winnipeg for next Sunday's Banjo Bowl. Kickoff next Sunday is set for 1:00pm EDT on 620CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Listen links are to the right on this blog.

Here's a CFL spotlight look at Riders linebacker Barrin Simpson.

Check out Riderville.com for the latest on "Canada's (And Clearwater, Florida's) Team."

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Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas set a new world record Sunday when she ate 181 wings in 12 minutes at Wingfest in Buffalo, New York. (After she finished, she said "BUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRPPPPPPPP!!!!")

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Today in Sports History:

1896 - A.H. Whiting won the first automobile race held on a racetrack. The race was held in Cranston, RI.

1963 - The National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated in Canton, OH.

1979 - ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, made its debut on cable TV.

1986 - Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins threw his 100th career touchdown pass, in only his 44th NFL game, which set a NFL record.

1998 - Mark McGwire set a new major league baseball record for most homeruns hit in a single season. The previous record was 61 set in 1961.

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Naked and partially-naked cyclists took to the streets of Philadelphia Sunday evening for the second annual Philly Naked Bike Ride. They were promoting bicycling awareness and cleaner air. (Cleaner air? Not if they had beans for dinner before their ride they weren't!)

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Baltimore - Normally lopsided games are quickly forgotten inside the losing clubhouse, but the Rays' 12-5 loss to the Red Sox on Monday night at Fenway Park might not be so easily dispatched given the nature of what transpired.

Starting pitching has been the straw that's stirred the drink for Tampa Bay. Now there are serious questions about Jeff Niemann, the 6-foot-9 right-hander who has been the team's most consistent starter all summer. In the opener, he took his third consecutive loss.

Read the rest here.

The Rays are 83-54, and trail the Yankees by 2 1/2 games in the A.L. East. They continue their three-game set in Boston tonight, with first pitch set for 7:10pm EDT on 620AM WDAE and the Rays Radio Network. After tomorrow's game, Tampa Bay will then play three in Toronto, before returning home on Monday, September 13th, for a big three-game set with the Yankees to jump start a six-game home stand, that includes three games with the Angels. After that short stay at home, the Rays play four at New York on the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd. All games for the remainder of the season can be seen on Sun Sports with the exception of the September 18th game at Anaheim, which will be available online at MLB.tv. Three Wednesday games, with Boston September 8th and with the Yankees September 15th and September 22nd, will air on ESPN.

Notes: David Price(16-6, 2.92) will start for Tampa Bay tonight against Boston. The Red Sox will counter with Daisuke Matsuzaka(9-4, 4.29)....The Rays loss yesterday drops their all-time record in games played on Labor Day to 1-8(They beat the Orioles in 2007)....Rocco Baldelli was yesterday's DH for the Rays. He hit .253 with 7 homers and 23 RBIs last season for the Red Sox.

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Bob Dylan's paintings on display in Denmark are getting lousy reviews. And the museum that's displaying them is getting criticized for catering to a celebrity. (All this is putting a huge damper on the museum's upcoming Paris Hilton fingerpainting exhibit.)

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The Yankees lead Tampa Bay by 2 1/2 games in the A.L. East, Boston is 9 back in the division race and trail in the Wild Card race by 6 1/2, Toronto is 14 1/2 back and Baltimore(Eliminated from post-season contention) is 34 games out of first.

In the A.L. Central, Minnesota leads the White Sox by 3 1/2 games(Sox are 6 behind in the Wild Card), they're 13 games ahead of Detroit, with Kansas City 23 1/2 back and Cleveland(Eliminated from post-season contention) 25 games behind.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas leads Oakland by 7 and the Angels by 9 1/2 games, with Seattle trailing by 21 1/2 games.

In the N.L. East, Atlanta leads Philadelphia by 1/2 game(The Phillies lead the Wild Card race by 1 1/2 games), Florida trails by 8 1/2, the Mets are 12 behind and Washington is 19 out.

In the N.L. Central, Cincinnati leads St. Louis by 6 games,(The Cards are 5 games behind in the Wild Card race), Houston is 15 back and Milwaukee is 16 out, the Cubs are 19 1/2 behind and Pittsburgh(Eliminated from post season competition) is 33 games off the pace.

San Diego(The Padres broke a 10 game losing streak last night) leads the N.L. West by 1 game over San Francisco(The Giants trail the N.L. Wild Card chase by 1 1/2 games), Colorado is 4 1/2 behind(They're 5 back in the Wild Card), the Dodgers are 9 games out, and Arizona is 22 games behind.

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Here's Jimmy one year ago today in his Horsey Jumper. I kinda miss those days, you know?





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Phoenix - Nate Schierholtz didn't start in the Giants' Monday matinee with the D-backs. In fact, he hasn't been on manager Bruce Bochy's first lineup card in 41 games or since July 23, the last time his club was here in Arizona.

Read the rest here.

Notes: Tim Lincecum(12-9, 3.68) starts tonight's 9:40pm EDT game against the Arizona Diamonbacks, who start Barry Enright(6-2, 2.45). It's the second game of a 3 game series in Phoenix. San Francisco starts a big 4-game series in San Diego on Thursday, then returns home for 3 games with the Dodgers and 3 with Milwaukee starting next Tuesday....After going 4-for-36 in his past 10 games, Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff went 2-for-5 Monday, keeping his career average against Arizona at .400 (44-for-110). Huff's mark is the second-highest average by any active Major Leaguer against the D-backs (minimum 90 at-bats)....Giants closer Brian Wilson collected his Major League-leading 41st save Monday, joining Robb Nen as the only San Francisco-era closers to have multiple 40-save seasons.

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis finished recording seasonal tracks for a forthcoming Christmas album.


1974 - The album "Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis" hit #44 in the U.K.

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Cauz's MMQB: Week #10.

CFL Replay: Week #10.

Visit the league's official website: CFL.ca.

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Today in Beatles History

1969 - The half hour Saturday morning cartoon "The Beatles" aired its last show. The show had debuted on September 25, 1965.

1976 - Paul McCartney commemorated Buddy Holly's 40th birthday with the inauguration of "Buddy Holly Week" in Britain.

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Today is Google Commemoration Day.
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Power Rankings: First look at Beavers after week #1.

A Bad Trend: Rodgers Under 100 Yards Rushing In 3rd Straight Loss.

The Beavers have this week off, after Saturday's 30-21 loss at TCU. Oregon State plays their home opener on Saturday, September 18th, against the Louisville Cardinals. Kickoff at Reser Stadium in Corvallis is set for 5:30pm EDT. You can listen to the game on the Beaver Sports Network. Fox SAports Northwest has the T.V.

Here's the 2010 Oregon State Beavers' football schedule.

And here's the 2010 football roster.

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Today is Grandma Moses Day. It's also Salami Day(Link) and Another Look Unlimited Day.

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The Florida State League, a Long Season, Advanced A league, starts it's playoffs tonight. In the North Division, first-half champs Dunedin Blue Jays(Toronto Blue Jays affiliate), meet second-half champs Tampa Yankees(New York Yankees affiliate) in game one of a best-of-three series. Tonight's game is at Steinbrenner Field, with games 2 and 3 set for Dunedin Stadium.

In the South Division, first-half champs Charlotte Stone Crabs(Tampa Bay Rays affiliate), play second-half champs Bradenton Mauarders(Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate) in a best-of-three series, starting tonight at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, with games 2 and 3 set for Charlotte Sports Park. Schedule is below in the Coming Up section. The league's best-of-five championship series starts this coming Friday, September 10th and if the series goes the full five games, will end next Monday, September 13th.

Check the Florida State League website for more information.

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Today is "Neither Snow nor Rain" Day. The United States Postal Service has no official creed or motto. Often falsely cited as such, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" is an inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City,derived from a quote from Herodotus' Histories, referring to the courier service of the ancient Persian Empire:

It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a day’s journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed. (trans. A.D. Godley 1924)

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Baseball: Florida State League North Division Playoffs, Game One Dunedin Blue Jays at Tampa Yankees 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Florida State League South Division Playoffs, Game One Charlotte Stone Crabs at Bradenton Mauraders 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: Florida State League North Division Playoffs, Game Two Tampa Yankees at Dunedin Blue Jays 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: Florida State League South Division Playoffs, Game Two Bradenton Mauraders at Charlotte Stone Crabs 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Florida State League North Division Playoffs, Game Three Tampa Yankees at Dunedin Blue Jays 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: Florida State League South Division Playoffs, Game Three Bradenton Mauraders at Charlotte Stone Crabs 7:05pm EDT (If necessary)

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series: Richmond 250 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:10pm EDT

SEJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Minor Juniors 5:15pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia 7:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Major Juniors 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Minor Juniors 9:30am EDT

MJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Major Juniors 12:15pm EDT

CFL Football: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1:00pm EDT

NFL Football: Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

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That's all for today. See you tomorrow. Go Riders!

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