Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Morning Meissnervations

It's Monday. Here's what's happening....


Today is October 18th, the 290th day of 2010. There are 75 days left in the year.


Perry, Hiller lead Ducks past Coyotes.

Raymond's pair leads Canucks past 'Canes.


Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day. (Linky Link)


Sunday's action:


Today is World Menopause Day.


The Oregon State Beavers look to rebound from their one-point loss at Washington, when they host the Cal Bears this coming Saturday, time TBA. 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.



The first place Calgary Stampeders tightened their hold on first place in the CFL West Sunday with a 34-26 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

The Riders grabbed the early lead with a pair of majors. The first score, a 25 yard Darian Durant pass to Weston Dressler was set up by a 20 yard pass to Wes Cates with 10:43 left in the first and came at the end of a 10 play, 67 yard drive. The second, a 11 yard Durant to Chris Getzlaf pass, came with 8:05 to go in the opening quarter and just one play after those two hooked up on an 85 yard catch and run that took the ball from the Rider 14 to the Calgary 11. Luca Congi converted after both, putting Saskatchewan on top 14-0. The Stampeders answered back with 2:08 remaining in the first, on an 11 yard Joffrey Reynolds run. Rob Maver converted, making it 14-7 Riders after one.

Maver kicked a 39 yard field goal 3:30 into the second quarter, then after an Eddie Johnson punt rolled out at the Calgary one, Burke Dales conceded a safety with 54 seconds left. Johnson, subbing for Congi, who was injured on a blocked field goal earlier in the quarter, booted a 35 yard field goal with 3 seconds 'til two quarter time, building a 19-10 halftime lead for the Riders.

The Stampders would close to within 2 just shy of the midway point of the third quarter, thanks to a 13 play, 80 yard drive, capped by a Reynolds 3 yard run. Maver kicked the convert with 7:58 left in the third to make it a 19-17 game in favor of Saskatchewan. Then, with 2:28 to go in the third, Romby Bryant caught a 17 yard touchdown pass from Henry Burris and with the Maver convert, Calgary would take a 24-19 lead into the final quarter.

The Stamps' ball control offense ate precious time off the clock, but fumbled the ball away around the 8 minute mark.After Durant rambled for 35 yards, backside pressure forced him to fumble with 6:27 left, with Calgary's Corey Mace running the fumble back 60 yards for a major score. Maver's convert made the Stamps' advantage 31-19. The Riders would respond, with Durant finding Getzlaf for a 64 yard catch and run score. Johnson converted with 4:53 left and Saskatchewan was within 5, at 31-26. Calgary would quickly move into Rider territory, ripping off significant chunks of yardage on several plays. The Ponies would move to the Saskatchewan 11, where Maver would kick it home for 3 big points with 1:35 to go in regulation time, giving Calgary a 34-26 lead. The Riders punched right back with a big catch by Jason Clermont, but gave back 9 yards on a QB sack. Durant, rolling out of trouble, was picked off, and the Stampeders would run out the clock to win the game 34-26.

For Calgary, Henry Burris was 19-of-26 passing for 254 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Romby Bryant caught a touchdown pass, Joffrey Reynolds ran for two touchdowns, Corey Mace ran back a fumble for a major score, and Rob Maver kicked 2 field goals and 4 converts. For Saskatchewan, Darian Durant was 15-of-29 passing for 341 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Chris Getzlaf caught 5 passes for 201 yards and 2 touchdowns, Weston Dressler caught a touchdown pass, Luca Congi kicked two converts, and Eddie Johnson kicked a field goal and a convert.

With the win, the Stampeders improve to 11-4 for 22 points and the Riders slip to 9-6 for 18 points. Saskatchewan is at Edmonton on Saturday, October 23rd at 7:00pm EDT. Calgary hosts BC on Friday, October 22nd at 10:00pm EDT.
Visit the teams' official website at


Today is No Beard Day. (Sorry, can't get behind that one.)


CFL Rewind: Week #16.

Visit the league's official website at


Today is Persons Day in Canada.


Here's the Week 6 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

At Pittsburgh Steelers 28, Cleveland Browns 10

At New York Giants 28, Detroit Lions 20

New Orleans Saints 31 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6

At Philadelphia Eagles 31, Atlanta Falcons 17

Seattle Seahawks 23 at Chicago Bears 20

Miami Dolphins 23 at Green Bay Packers 20

At St. Louis Rams 20, San Diego 17

At Houston Texans 35, Kansas City Chiefs 31

At New England Patriots 23, Baltimore Ravens 20

At San Francisco 49ers 17, Oakland 9

New York Jets 24 at Denver Broncos 20

At Minnesota Vikings 24, Dallas Cowboys 21

Indianapolis Colts 27 at Washington Redskins 24

Monday October 18 8:30 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars


Hooray for Elmo!


National Women's Businesss Week begins today.


Texas Rangers 3-2 vs
Tampa Bay Rays 2-3

New York Yankees 3-0 vs
Minnesota 0-3

Atlanta Braves 1-3 vs
San Francisco Giants 3-1

Cincinnati Reds 0-3 vs
Philadelphia Phillies 3-0


New York Yankees 1-1 vs Texas Rangers 1-1.


San Francisco Giants 1-1 vs Philadelphia Phillies 1-1

Friday's game:

New York Yankees 6 at Texas Rangers 5 (Yankees score 5 in eighth to win)

Saturday's games:

New York Yankees 2 at Texas Rangers 7

San Francisco Giants 4 at Philadelphia Phillies 3

Sunday's game:

San Francisco Giants 1 at Philadelphia Phillies 6


Today is Hurricane Thanksgiving Day in the Virgin Islands.


PHILADELPHIA -- Given a chance to take control of the National League Championship Series, the Giants responded with a performance that suited March more than October.

Sloppy defense and subpar hitting sank the Giants in Sunday night's 6-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies that evened the best-of-seven NLCS at one game apiece. The outcome left the Giants vaguely dissatisfied in the wake of their stirring Game 1 triumph.

Read the rest here.


The Mason-Dixon Line was drawn on this date in 1767.

Today in Elvis History:

1958 - The Elvis Presley single "King Creole" hit #2 in the U.S.

1967 - Near Sedona, AZ, filming began on the Elvis Presley film "Stay Away, Joe."


R. Buckminster Fuller tried to patent his Dymaxion Car on this date in 1933.


Today in Beatles History:

1957 - Paul McCartney made his debut appearance with the Quarrymen in Norris Green, Liverpool.

1967 - "How I Won the War," starring John Lennon, premiered in London.

1968 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana when Ringo Starr's apartment was raided by police.


General Sickles visited his troops oin this date in 1863..


Today in Sports History:

1873 - The first rules for intercollegiate football were drawn up by representatives from Rutgers, Yale, Columbia and Princeton Universities.

1924 - Red Grange (Illinois) scored four touchdowns in the first 12 minutes of a game against Michigan. He scored a fifth touchdown, intercepted a pass and threw a touchdown-pass in the second half.

1950 - Connie Mack announced that he was going to retire after 50 seasons as the manager of the Philadelphia Athletics.

1956 - NFL commissioner Bert Bell disallowed the use of radio-equipped helmets by NFL quarterbacks.

1967 - The American League granted permission for the A's to move to Oakland. Also, new franchises were awarded to Kansas City and Seattle.

1968 - Two black athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, were suspended by the U.S. Olympic Committee for giving a "black power" salute during a ceremony in Mexico City.

1968 - At the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Bob Beamon set a record of 29'2½" in the long jump. The record remained unbroken until August 30, 1991, when Mike Powell jumped 29'4½".

1977 - Reggie Jackson tied Babe Ruth's record for hitting three homeruns in a single World Series game. Jackson was only the second player to achieve this.

1997 - Hanson sang the national anthem at the opening game of the World Series.


A pipeline explosion in Nigeria killed 700 people on this date in 1998.


Coming up:
Tonight ---

NHL Hockey: Dallas Stars at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EDT

Baseball: ALCS, Game three: Texas Rangers at New York Yankees 8:00pm EDT


That's all for today. See you tomorrow.

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