Saturday, October 30, 2010

It's Saturday











It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 30th, the 302nd day of 2010. There are 63 days left in the year.

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Habs complete home-and-home sweep of Isles.

Skinner steals show as Canes beat Rangers.

Giroux nets pair as Flyers win again in Pittsburgh.

Byfuglien's OT rush results in Atlanta win.

Oilers get offensive burst to beat Hawks.

Elias, Brodeur lead Devils past Ducks.

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Today is National Candy Corn Day.

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The Finnish Product.

Lincoln Stars' Dzingel gets chance to play international hockey.

Storm developing new rivalry.

Lumberjacks' Alexx Privitera will have special memories of his grandpa on Saturday's 'Pink the Rink' night.

Francis commits to Western Michigan.

Thrashers send Michael Forney to Gwinnett.

Friday's games:

Indiana 6, Team USA 3

Des Moines 4, Muskegon 3 (SO)

Green Bay 2, Youngstown 0

Cedar Rapids 7, Dubuque 3

Sioux Falls 7, Lincoln 2

Fargo 3, Omaha 2 (SO)

Sioux City 3, Tri-City 2 (SO)

Waterloo 3, Chicago 2 (SO)

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Tonight is Mischief Night.

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The Oregon State Beavers look to rebound from their one-point loss at Washington, when they host the Cal Bears for Homecoming today, 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.

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This is Checklists Day.  (Blog done. Check. Love my family. Check.)

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The Riders try to snap out of their slump tomorrow 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.

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Today is Create a Great Funeral Day.

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Campbell: Quarterback carousel in Edmonton.

Stampeders stomp Ticats at McMahon.

Als beat Argos on final, wild play.

Wanna see the ending of the Als' win over the Boatmen? Well, here it is.

Visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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Tonight is Haunted Refrigerator Night.

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Here's Jimmy with his "Puppy Book."






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Today is the 5th annual Forgiveness Day.

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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

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Today is the 275th birth anniversary of John Adams (1735-1826), second president of the US: “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.”

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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

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On this date in 1938, Orson Welles and his Mercury Players produced a radio drama based on H.G. Wells’s War of the Worlds that started a near panic when some listeners believed the Martian invasion of New Jersey was actually taking place.

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ARLINGTON -- The Giants sense that their domination of the Texas Rangers can't last.

That doesn't reflect a lack of confidence among the Giants. That's simply healthy realism as they approach Saturday's Game 3 of the 106th World Series.

Read the rest here.

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The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival begins today and runs through November 7th. (Linky Link)

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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - Elvis Presley began his first lengthy gospel music session. Much of the work appeared on the 1961 album "His Hand In Mine."

1960 - Elvis Presley recorded "Crying In The Chapel."

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The Emma Crawford Festival and Memorial Coffin Race is run today at Manitou Springs, Colorado. (Linky Link)

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - Work finished on "With the Beatles." The album was the second by the Beatles.

1973 - John Lennon released the album "Mind Games."

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The Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival runs today and tomorrow at Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach in Delaware. (Linky Link)

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Today in Sports History:

1919 - The professional baseball association ruled that spitballs and shineballs were illegal.

1974 - In Kinshasa, Zaire, Muhammad Ali regained his heavyweight-boxing title by knocking out George Foreman in the eighth round.

1988 - The New York Jets beat the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time.

1992 - Magic Johnson played his last game in the NBA before retiring for the second and last time.

1997 - Violet Palmer became the first woman to officiate an NBA game. The game was between the Dallas Mavericks and the Vancouver Grizzlies.

2001 - In New York City, U.S. President George W. Bush threw out the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

2001 - Michael Jordan returned to the NBA with the Washington Wizards after a 3 1/2 year retirement. The Wizards lost 93-91 to the New York Knicks.

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Soccer star Diego Maradona turns 50 today.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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

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That's all for today. Have a great Saturday, see y'all tomorrow.

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