Saturday, November 6, 2010

It's Saturday

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


Today is November 6th, the 310th day of 2010. There are 55 days left in the year.


Rangers blank reeling Devils.

Caps let lead slip before battling past Bruins.

Montreal edges Buffalo.

Panthers knock off Canes.

Wild slips past Calgary.

Dallas doubles up Phoenix.

Wings teach young Oilers some lessons.

Ducks hold off Penguins.


Today is the start of National Nurse Practitioner's Week.


Musketeers face weekend tests.

No panic over Lancers' slow start.

Brown named rookie of the month by Hockey Commissioners Association.

Lumberjacks' Micki Mihailovich embraces tough guy role, but don't call him a goon.

Stars return to action after week off.

Gamblers weekend preview.

Learning from a legend.

Force shake up roster.

Friday's games:

Muskegon 5, Team USA 3

Dubuque 6, Green Bay 0

Lincoln 3, Sioux Falls 1

Des Moines 4, Chicago 1

Tri-City 4, Fargo 3

Waterloo 4, Youngstown 1


Today is the start of National Rad Tech Week.                           


USA Hockey Renews Agreement with Easton Sports

Easton to Serve as an Official Equipment Supplier of USA Hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced the renewal of an agreement with longtime partner Easton Sports as an Official Equipment Supplier and an Official Marketing Partner.

Easton will provide hockey equipment to U.S. National Teams and various USA Hockey programs over the term of the agreement.

"It was important for us to extend our relationship with such a valued brand," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "Easton has been a significant partner for many years and joins us in our interest in the continued growth and development of the sport."

“Continuing our partnership with USA Hockey is an honor and we are excited to move forward with this incredible relationship," said Chris Zimmerman, president of Easton Sports. "It is the dream of every young hockey player in America to wear the U.S. team uniform and we will continue to be part of that dream.”

USA Hockey, Inc., founded in 1937 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the National Governing Body of the sport of ice hockey in the United States. With a membership of nearly 600,000 players, coaches, officials and volunteers that span all 50 states, USA Hockey seeks to promote the growth of hockey and provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing and administering the sport. For more information, visit

Easton Sports is a developer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of baseball, softball, hockey, lacrosse and cycling equipment for both sports professionals and enthusiasts. Easton Sports focuses on its ability to innovate and create products of unmatched quality and performance including the #1 bat in the College World Series®, Women’s College World Series®, Little League World Series® and Slow-Pitch Softball, as well as the #1 stick and #1 glove in the National Hockey League. Headquartered in Van Nuys, Calif., Easton Sports employs more than 1,200 people worldwide and maintains facilities in Utah, California, Mexico, Canada and Asia. For further information, please visit the company online at Prior to the combination with Riddell Bell, Easton Sports was a subsidiary of Jas. D. Easton Inc. Other subsidiary companies of Jas. D. Easton, including Easton Technical Products and Hoyt, both based in Utah, are not impacted by this combination.


Here's Jimmy, doing his Buddy Rich imitation.


Today is the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. (Wow, that's a mouthful, eh?)


The Oregon State Beavers attempt to keep their Rose Bowl hopes alive today when they play UCLA at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT on Versus. To listen, click the 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.


Set your clocks back an hour tonight. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00am in each time zone.


The Riders look to snap their four-game losing streak when they close the regular season season at home this Saturday against the Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT. Listen links for the broadcast are on the right side of this blog.


Today is Saxophone Day.


Final Weekend: What you need to know.

Frustrating season ending for Buono.

Visit the league's official website,


This is Zero Tasking Day.


Here's the Week 9 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. New York Jets at Detroit Lions

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Houston Texans

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. New England Patriots at Cleveland Browns

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday November 7 4:05 p.m. New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday November 7 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday November 7 4:15 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders

Sunday November 7 8:20 p.m. Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers

Monday November 8 8:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals


Today is Book Lover's Day.


SAN FRANCISCO -- Around the Giants, Mike Murphy is a living legend.

After Friday, the entire nation will have been exposed to the one and only Murph.

Murphy, the Giants' longtime equipment manager, was selected as Person of the Week for "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer." The show was scheduled to air on Friday at 5:30 p.m. PT in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Read the rest here.


Father John Carroll was appointed as the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States of America on this date in 1789.


Today in Elvis History:

1948 - The Presley family began their move to Memphis.

1963 - On location shooting for the Elvis Presley movie "Kissin' Cousins" ended.

1960 - Elvis Presley flew to California to begin working on pre-production for the film "Wild In The Country." The movie premiered in Memphis on June 15, 1961.

1971 - Elvis Presley's single "It's Only Love" hit #51 in the U.S.

1990 - The RIAA certified 150,000 sales of the Elvis Presley videos "Great Performances Volume 1 - Center Stage" and "Great Performances Volume 2 - Man And Music."

2001 - The album "The Country Side of Elvis" was released.


Charles Henry Dow was born on this date in 1851. He was the founder of Dow Jones & Company.


Today in Beatles History:

1966 - Beatles fans demonstrated outside Brian Epstein's house in England. They were demanding the the Beatles perform more live concerts.

1969 - The John Lennon and Yoko Ono film "Rape - Part II" screened at the Mannheim Film Festival in Germany.


Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the sixteenth president of the United States on this date in 1860.


Today in Sports History:

1861 - The inventor of basketball, James Naismith, was born.

1869 - The first official intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick, NJ.

1958 - The American League announced that Kansas City would play a record 52 night games in 1959.

1966 - Tim Brown (Philadelphia Eagles) ran back two kick-offs for touchdowns in the same game against the Dallas Cowboys.

1969 - A tie for the Cy Young Award occurred for the first time. Detroit's Denny McLain and Baltimore's Mike Cuellar both won the award for best pitcher in the American League.

1974 - Mike Marshall became the first relief pitcher to win the Cy Young Award.

1982 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the National Football League (NFL) could not dictate the home town of a team. The case resulted from the Oakland Raiders wanting to move to Los Angeles.

1989 - NFL Charities donated $1 million through the United Way to benefit the victims of the Bay Area earthquake.

1995 - ESPN announced a five-year contract extension with Major League Baseball. The contract represented the first time that baseball's post season would be on cable.

1995 - Art Modell, the owner of the Cleveland Browns, announced plans to move his team to Baltimore.

1995 - It was announced that a contract had been signed, on October 27, that finalized the Cleveland Browns' move to Baltimore.

1995 - Mark Messier scored his 500th NHL goal.

1996 - Michael Jordan scored 50 points for the 29th time in his career.

2002 - Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) dropped the puck at a game between the Dallas Stars and the Vancouver Canucks.


On this date in 1917, Candian forces take the village of Passchendaele, Belgium, in the Third Battle of Ypres during World War I.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas 12:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at UCLA Bruins 7:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Edmonton Eskimos at Saskatchewan Roughriders 7:00pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at East Coast Eagles 8:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at San Jose Sharks 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at East Coast Eagles 10:30am EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas 3:00pm EST


That's all for today, see you tomorrow.

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