Friday, October 29, 2010

It's Friday

It's Friday. Here's what's happening....


Today is October 29th, the 301st day of 2010. There are 64 days left in the year.


Bruins blank Leafs.

Hall gets first goal, but Jackets win in shootout.

Senators beat Panthers.

Coyotes ride fast start to win at Detroit.

Halak leads Blues to win at Nashville.

Wild edge frustrated Caps.

Kings whip Stars.

Avs outlast Flames.


Today is National Oatmeal Day.


Western Michigan sophomore Nick Pisellini proving galvanizing in goal as Broncos hockey team rides five-game unbeaten streak.

Riders have USHL's youngest-ever player.


A Brazilian court has ruled that McDonald's has to pay a former manager $17,500 because he gained 65 pounds while working there.


Oregon State not overlooking inconsistant Cal team.

The Oregon State Beavers look to rebound from their one-point loss at Washington, when they host the Cal Bears for Homecoming tomorrow, with kickoff set for 3:30pm EDT. Check out the broadcast via the listen link on the right side of this blog.

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

And here's the 2010 football roster.

Here's the 2011 Beaver Pac-10 baseball schedule.


Michael Jackson's song Thriller will be turned into a full-length film.


Riders add pair to practice roster.

The Riders try to snap out of their slump Sunday on the road against the BC Lions, who are trying to grab a West Division playoff spot. The game, which starts at 5:00pm EDT, can be heard via the listen link on the right side of this blog. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri provide the play-by-play and commentary.


A new survey shows 63% of Americans still turn their noses up at cell phone users who make calls or text during a meal.


Lang's look ahead: Setting up week #18. selects its 2010 Gibson's Finest Players.

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In New York City, a public housing building cleaner was charged with arson for setting fire to a mattress she thought was infested with bedbugs. She found the mattress in a partially-enclosed hallway, lit it with a lighter and fled. No one was hurt.


A one, an' a two....

Conan O'Brien will host an online-only preview episode of his new late-night talk show a week before Conan airs on TBS. "Show Zero" will air this Monday.


Here's the Week 8 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills Kansas at City Chiefs

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at St. Louis Rams

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at New York Jets

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday October 31 4:05 p.m. Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders

Sunday October 31 8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints

Monday November 1 8:30 p.m. Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts


I've got my costume all set for Halloween. (I'm gonna be Jersey Shore's "The Situation" after a year on the doughnut diet.)


2010 World Series

Game 1, Wednesday, October 27th
Texas Rangers 7 at San Francisco Giants 11

Game 2, Thursday, October 28th
Texas Rangers 0 at San Francisco Giants 9

Game 3, Saturday, October 30th
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Game 4, Sunday, October 31st
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

Game 5, Monday, November 1st (If necessary)
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 7:30pm EDT

Game 6, Wednesday, November 3rd (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm

Game 7, Thursday, November 4th (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT


On this date in 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded under a sentence that had been brought against him 15 years earlier for conspiracy against King James I.


SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants' 9-0 rout Thursday over the Texas Rangers included the usual helpings of "torture" but also the hallmarks of a championship team.

Matt Cain, the Giants' budding October star, hastened their victory in Game 2 of the World Series with 7 2/3 resolute innings that preserved his 0.00 postseason ERA. A proven October hero, Edgar Renteria, homered to break a fifth-inning scoreless tie and drove in three runs. For the second night in a row, the Giants' offense generated not just a big inning, but an enormous one, scoring seven runs in the eighth inning after having two outs with nobody on base.

Read the rest here.


On this date in 1901,  Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President McKinley, was electrocuted..


Today in Elvis History:

1958 - In Stuttgart, West Germany, Elvis Presley attended a Bill Haley & the Comets concert.

1976 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Way Down."


The first ballpoint pens to be made commercially went on sale on this date in 1945 at Gimbels Department Store in New York at the price of $12.50 each.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles ended their first tour of Sweden in Eskilstuna.

2003 - The Beatles recorded "We Can Work It Out".

2005 - The white suit that John Lennon wore on the cover of the album "Abbey Road" sold for $118,000 at auction. At the same auction the Austin Princess he drove in the movie "Imagine" sold for $150,000 and the jacket Lennon wore in "Imagine" sold for $32,000.


"The Huntley-Brinkley Report" premiered on NBC on this date in 1956. The show replaced "The Camel News Caravan."


Today in Sports History:

1973 - O.J. Simpson, of the Buffalo Bills, set two NFL records. He carried the ball 39 times and he ran 157 yards putting him over 1,000 yards at the seventh game of the season.

1989 - Ozzie Newsome ended his NFL streak of 150 consecutive games with at least one reception.

1993 - A group of U.S. athletes were attacked by skinheads in Germany.

1995 - Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers became the NFL's career leader in receiving yards with 14,040 yards.


On this date in 1974, U.S. President Gerald Ford signed a new law forbidding discrimination in credit applications on the basis of sex or marital status


Coming up:

Tonight --

SEJHL Hockey -- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 4:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey-- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 7:15pm EDT

Saturday --

College Football -- California Golden Bears at Oregon State Beavers 3:30pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 3 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Tampa Alumni at Ellenton 7:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Phoenix Coyotes 9:00pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals 4:15pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 5:00pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 4 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT


That's all for today. Have a great Friday, see y'all on the weekend.

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