Friday, September 30, 2011

It's Friday

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


Today is September 30th, the 273rd day of 2011. There are 92 days left in the year.


Crosby likely to travel to opener with Penguins.

Fans honor Jets' new owners during anthem.

Bolts blank Habs.


Today's Birthdays: Barry Williams is 57 ... Fran Drescher is 54 ... Crystal Bernard is 50 ... Monica Bellucci is 47 ... Jenna Elfman is 40 ... Marion Cotillard is 36 ... Tennis player Martina Hingis is 31 ... Lacey Chabert is 29.


Regina expected to host 2013 Grey Cup.

Nye: Miller still has hope in his Riders.

The Roughriders travel to Calgary tomorrow, October 1st for a showdown with the Stampeders. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri have the call on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, beginning at 4:00pm EDT. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on the NFL Network and

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Forbes released its latest list of the highest paid TV actresses, and Tina Fey and Eva Longoria both take the cake this year. The "30 Rock" star and "Desperate Housewives" actress tied at the top of the money mag's list, each bringing in $13 million between May 2010 and May 2011.


Landry: Rushing not only option for Boatmen.

Pierce to miss game against Als due to rib injury.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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Amazon launched 4 new models in its Kindle lineup Wednesday. There is the Kindle, a keyboard-less replacement for its low end model. Then there is the Kindle touch, an e-ink model with a touch screen, which also comes in a 3G flavor. And there is also the Kindle fire, a tablet-style version of the e-reader. Prices will vary depending on whether or not you're OK with Amazon showing screensaver ads.


OSU football: Cavanaugh more than just an offensive line coach.

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The recession continues to inspire people to do stupid stuff to avoid paying money. This week's example: the teen who got stuck in a Coke machine after he tried to get a free can of soda. The teen thought if he slid his hand up the machine the right way he might get a free soda, but he was wrong. The rescue process involved two fire trucks an an ambulance.


The 2011 NFL season is underway. Here's the week two results:

Week 3

Sunday, September 25th
At New Orleans 40, Houston 33
NY Giants 29 at Philadelphia 16
At Carolina 16, Jacksonville 10
At Buffalo 34, New England 31
At Cleveland 17, Miami 16
San Francisco 13 at Cincinnati 8
At Tennessee 17, Denver 14
Detroit 26 at Minnesota 23 (OT)
Baltimore 37 at St. Louis 7
At Oakland 34, NY Jets 24
At San Diego 20, Kansas City 17
At Seattle 13, Arizona 10
At Tampa Bay 16, Atlanta 13
Green Bay 27 at Chicago 17
Pittsburgh 23 at Indianapolis 20

Monday, September 26th
At Dallas 18, Washington 16

Week 4
All times Eastern

Sunday, October 2nd
Detroit at Dallas 1:00 PM
Carolina at Chicago 1:00 PM
Buffalo at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Tennessee at Cleveland 1:00 PM
Minnesota at Kansas City 1:00 PM
Washington at St. Louis 1:00 PM
New Orleans at Jacksonville 1:00 PM
Pittsburgh at Houston 1:00 PM
San Francisco at Philadelphia 1:00 PM
NY Giants at Arizona 4:05 PM
Atlanta at Seattle 4:05 PM
Miami at San Diego 4:15 PM
New England at Oakland 4:15 PM
Denver at Green Bay 4:15 PM
NY Jets at Baltimore 8:20 PM

Monday, October 3rd
Indianapolis at Tampa Bay 8:30 PM


The Census Bureau has issued an internal memo reminding workers not to take naps in the building. (They tried to take a count of exactly how many people were napping but they fell asleep.)


Jimmy does a jump spin with the Fresh Beat Band.


The Onion, a satirical news website and newspaper, didn't get many laughs on Thursday when it tweeted that there'd been a shooting at the U.S. Capitol. Twitter users immediately responded by asking whether this was a joke or if the site had been hacked. The Onion office in New York confirmed that the tweet was not a hack, saying: "This is satire. That's how it works."


ST PETERSBURG, Fl. -- The Rays reached the playoffs for the third time in four years with a great run down the stretch to overtake the slumping Red Sox.

If a team understands that records don't mean anything, it's this year's Tampa Bay squad. Last season, the Rays entered the playoffs with the best record in the American League, but they got bounced in the American League Division Series by the Rangers -- the same squad they'll face in a best-of-five showdown starting Friday afternoon.

Read the rest here.


The stapler was patented on this date in 1941.


Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley's EP "Just For You" hit #16 in the U.S.

1958 - EMI deleted all Elvis Presley and all other RCA products from its HMV catalog.

1967 - Elvis Presley's single "Judy" hit #78 in the U.S.

1978 - The album "Sings For Children And Grown Ups Too" hit #130 in the U.S.


To protect folks in the front seat during side impact crashes, General Motors says it plans to introduce the industry's first front-center air bag in three of its vehicles starting with model year 2013. The air bag would pop out from in between the driver and passenger seat.


Today in Beatles History:

1977 - Ringo Starr released the album "Ringo The Fourth."

1988 - John Lennon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


George Clooney has defended ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis. Clooney, who split from Canalis in June, denied reports that she has been harassing him with angry text messages.


Today in Sports History:

1916 - The Boston Braves stopped the New York Giant's 26-game winning streak. It was the longest winning streak in major league history.

1927 - George Herman "Babe" Ruth hit his 60th homerun of the season. He broke his own record with the homerun. The record stood until 1961 when Roger Maris broke the record.

1934 - Dizzy Dean won his 30th game of the season in a 9-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

1947 - The World Series was televised for the first time. The sponsors only paid $65,000 for the entire series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees.

1971 - The Washington Senators played their last game in Washington before moving to Arlington, TX. They were forced to forfeit the game to the New York Yankees when fans stormed the field in an effort to take souvenirs.

1972 - Roberto Clemente (Pittsburgh Pirates) recorded his 3,000th career hit. It was his last as he was killed in Venezuela during the off season.

1973 - Hank Aaron finished the season one short of Babe Ruth's record of 714 home runs. He broke the record in the first month of the 1974 season.

1973 - The New York Yankees completed their 50th season at the Stadium.

1984 - Mike Witt (California Angels) became only the 11th pitcher to throw a perfect game in major league baseball. He defeated the Texas Rangers 1-0.

1984 - The Los Angeles Rams set an NFL record when they registered three safeties in a 33-12 victory over the New York Giants.

1992 - George Brett (Kansas City Royals) reached his 3,000th career hit during a game against the California Angels. He was the 18th player to reach the mark.

1995 - Albert Belle (Cleveland Indians) became the first player in history to hit 50 home runs and 50 doubles in the same season.

1999 - The San Francisco Giants played the Los Angeles Dodgers in the last baseball game to be played at Candlestick Park (3Com Park). The Dodgers won 9-4 with 61,389 fans on hand.

2002 - Chris McAlister (Baltimore Ravens) returned a missed field goal 108 yards to set an NFL record.


IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND -- 50/50; Courageous; Dream House; What's Your Number.


Coming up:


MLB ALDS Series "B" -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 5:07pm (Game One, Best-of-Five)

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona Wildcats 3:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 4:00pm EDT

MLB ALDS Series "B" -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 7:07pm (Game Two, Best-of-Five)

NHL Pre-season Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens at Quebec City, QC 7:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Arizona State Sun Devils 10:30pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway 3:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway 2:00pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Kentucky Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway 2:00pm EDT

Monday --

MLB ALDS Series "B" -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 5:07pm (Game Three, Best-of-Five)

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts 8:30pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB ALDS Series "B" -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers TBD (Game Four, Best-of-Five) If necessary

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'.

Thursday --

MLB ALDS Series "B" -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers TBD (Game Five, Best-of-Five) If necessary

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EDT (Regular season opener)

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway 3:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway 2:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Rays at San Francisco 49ers 4:05pm EDT


That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

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