Friday, October 7, 2011

It's Friday




Fantastic Friday to you. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 7th, the 280th day of 2011. There are 85 days left in the year.

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NHL announces opening day rosters for '11-'12 season.

Firsts for the new NHL season.

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National Storytelling Weekend starts today.

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Not ready to call it a season.

Nye: The math is still there for the Roughriders.

Durant questionable against Esks on Monday.

Roughrider Stars & War Amps "Champ" Debut Safety PSA.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to keep their faint playoff hopes alive Monday when they take on the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network with kickoff set for 4:30pm EDT. Listen link is on the left side of this blog. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the States on ESPN3.com.

Visit the team's official website at http://www.riderville.com/.

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Lee's National Denim Day is today.

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Cornish flourishing as Calgary's starter.

High hopes for Sears' season debut with the Peg.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Today is National Diversity Day.

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Men's and Women's basketball tickets go on sale Monday.

The Oregon State Beavers look for their elusive first win of 2011 tomorrow when they host the Arizona Wildcats. Mike Parker, Jim Wilson and Ron Callan have the call on 860 AM KPAM and the Beaver Sports Network with kickoff set for 3:30pm EDT. Listen link is on the left side of this blog.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

Visit the school's official athletics website by clicking here.

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World Smile Day is today. (Linky Link)

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

Week 4

Sunday, October 2nd
Detroit 34 at Dallas 30
At Chicago 34, Carolina 29
At Cincinnati 23, Buffalo 20
Tennessee 31 at Cleveland 13
At Kansas City 22, Minnesota 17
Washington 17 at St. Louis 10
New Orleans 23 at Jacksonville 10
At Houston 17, Pittsburgh 10
San Francisco 24 at Philadelphia 23
NY Giants 31 at Arizona 27
Atlanta 30 at Seattle 28
At San Diego 26, Miami 16
New England 31 at Oakland 19
At Green Bay 49, Denver 23
At Baltimore 34, NY Jets 17

Monday, October 3rd
At Tampa Bay 24, Indianapolis 17

Week 5
Sunday, October 9th (All times Eastern)
Tennessee at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM
Seattle at NY Giants 1:00 PM
Cincinnati at Jacksonville 1:00 PM
New Orleans at Carolina 1:00 PM
Oakland at Houston 1:00 PM
Philadelphia at Buffalo 1:00 PM
Kansas City at Indianapolis 1:00 PM
Arizona at Minnesota 1:00 PM
Tampa Bay at San Francisco 4:05 PM
NY Jets at New England 4:15 PM
San Diego at Denver 4:15 PM
Green Bay at Atlanta 8:20 PM

Monday, October 10th
Chicago at Detroit 8:30 PM

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Yom Kippur is today.

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Jimmy rides the "marching band."

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On this date in 1765, nine American colonies sent a total of 28 delegates to New York City for the Stamp Act Congress. The delegates adopted the "Declaration of Rights and Grievances."

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American League ALDS (Best of Five -- All times Eastern)

Tampa Bay 9, Texas 0
Texas 8, Tampa Bay 6
Texas 4 at Tampa Bay 3
Texas 4 at Tampa Bay 3
(Texas wins series 3-1)

New York 9, Detroit 3
Detroit 5 New York 3
Detroit 5, New York 4
New York 10 at Detroit 1
Detroit 3 at New York 2 (Detroit wins series 3-2)

National League NLDS (Best of Five -- All times Eastern)

Philadelphia 11, St. Louis 6
St. Louis 5 at Philadelphia 4
Philadelphia 3 at St. Louis 2
At St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 3 (Series tied 2-2)
St. Louis at Philadelphia Friday, October 7th 5:07pm****

Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1
Milwaukee 8, Arizona 4
At Arizona 8, Milwaukee 4 )
Arizona 10, Milwaukee 6 (Series tied 2-2)
Next: Arizona at Milwaukee Friday, October 7th 8:37pm****

****if necessary

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My wife Kim and I had fun on our weekend getaway.












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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - RCA Victor announced that they had already received 500,000 advance orders for Elvis' Christmas album.

1960 - Elvis Presley went into the recording studio to re-record the song "Flaming Star."

1961 - Elvis Presley's single "Little Sister" hit #5 in the U.S.

1977 - The album "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee" was confirmed gold by the RIAA.

2003 - The ablum "Elvis 2nd To None" was released.

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Cornell University was inaugurated in Ithaca, NY on this day in 1868.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles appeared on "Shindig!" The show was taped in London and included the songs "I'm a Loser," "Kansas City," and "Boys."

1967 - The Beatles refused an offer to play Shea Stadium for $1 million.

2002 - In Paris, Stella McCartney showed her summer fashions at a show.

2002 - It was announced that archivists at the University of Dundee had found about 500 previously unpublished photographs of the Beatles.

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On this date in 1913, for the first time, Henry Ford's entire Highland Park automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly line when the chassis was added to the process.

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Today in Sports History:

1918 - The Georgia Tech football team defeated Cumberland College 222-0. Georgia Tech carried the ball 978 yards and never threw a pass.

1956 - Al Carmichael (Green Bay Packers) returned a kickoff 106 yards to set an NFL record.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 73rd home run of the season and set a new major league record.

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"Kate Hopkins, Angel of Mercy" was heard for the first time on CBS radio on this date in 1939.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 3:20pm

EJHL South -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 5:50pm

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

Saturday --

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

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

EJHL South Showcase -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Empire South Showcase vs Florida Eels 5:30pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Empire South Showcase vs Florida Eels 6:45pm EDT

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

Sunday --

EJHL South Showcase -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Empire South Showcase vs East Coast Eagles 7:00am EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Empire South Showcase vs East Coast Eagles. 7:15am EDT

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

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

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