Friday, October 21, 2011

It's Friday

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


Today is October 21st, the 294th day of 2011. There are 71 days left in the year.


Thornton hits 1,000th game cherishing everything.

European players applaud NHL-MTG broadcast deal.

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Another sunny day (with no humidity!!!!) here in Florida. Hockey preparations are all done for tomorrow's games, so it'll be an easy day, with Rider football on the big screen tonight.


Tampa, FL. -- When Lightning coach Guy Boucher looks at game video, he wants to see what he calls a "five-man picture."

That is, he wants five players in such a tight, structured defensive posture, they all fit onto the screen.

"It's a pack mentality," Boucher said. "It's all about support everywhere" and "suffocating the opponent."

Assume, then, Boucher will be pleased when he screens Thursday night's 4-1 victory over the Islanders at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Read the rest here.


Jimmy and I are watching Word World. If you have young ones in your house, it's a fun show about sharing and caring, so take some time and watch it with them.


The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to snap a four-game skid tonight in Calgary against the Stampeders and hopefully grab their first win against a West Division opponent in the process. Kickoff is set for 9:30pm EDT and the game, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action, can be heard on 620CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with the listen link on the left side of this blog. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on

The view from Regina: Rider rosters and game notes for tonight.

The view from Calgary: Stampeders counting on quarterback in first pro start.

Visit the team's official website at


Do you watch the CFL games on the NFL Network, or online in the states on If so, what elements of the game do you like? The three downs? Unlimited men in motion? The "rouge?"


Campbell: Receivers catch the love from QB Ray.

Stephen: Chevrier leads the Pink Power push.

Landry: Argos pay tribute to loved ones with Pink.

Owens chasing spot in pro-football history.

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Here's my favorite joke: A horse walks into a bar and the bartender asks him, "Why the long face?" Long face. Get it? Oh well.


The Oregon State Beavers look to grab an elusive Pac-12 win tomorrow, when they meet the Washington State Cougars at Qwest Field in Seattle. Kickoff is set for 10:30pm EDT on 860AM KPAM and the Beaver Sports Network. Mike Parker, Jim Wilson and Ron Callan call the action, which you can hear via the listen link on the left side of this blog.

OSU football: Mitchell headed for offseason surgery.

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


Jimmy's eating all my Ritz toasted chips. Someone please tell him to stop. ;-).


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

Week 6

Sunday, October 16th

San Francisco 25 at Detroit 19
At Green Bay 24, St. Louis 3
At Atlanta 31, Carolina 17
At Cincinnati 27, Indianapolis 17
At NY Giants 27, Buffalo 24
At Pittsburgh 17, Jacksonville 13
Philadelphia 20 at Washington 13
At Baltimore 29, Houston 14
At Oakland 24, Cleveland 17
At New England 20, Dallas 16
At Tampa Bay 26, New Orleans 20
At Chicago 39, Minnesota 10

Monday, October 17th (All times Eastern)
At NY Jets 24, Miami 6

·Bye: Denver, Tennessee, Kansas City, Arizona, San Diego, Seattle.

Week 7

Sunday, October 23rd

(All times Eastern)
San Diego at NY Jets 1:00 PM
Chicago vs Tampa Bay at Londan, England 1:00 PM
Washington at Carolina 1:00 PM
Atlanta at Detroit 1:00 PM
Seattle at Cleveland 1:00 PM
Denver at Miami 1:00 PM
Houston at Tennessee 1:00 PM
Kansas City at Oakland 4:05 PM
Pittsburgh at Arizona 4:05 PM
Green Bay at Minnesota 4:15 PM
St. Louis at Dallas 4:15 PM
Indianapolis at New Orleans 8:20 PM

Monday, October 24th
Baltimore at Jacksonville 8:30 PM

·Bye: Buffalo, Cincinnati, New England, NY Giants, Philadelphia, San Francisco


Does your cable provider offer those music channels that play songs and show "trivia" about the songs and the artists? Do you spend any time listening? I don't listen much, but when I do, I'm always listening to the 70s channel.


Howdy doo from me to you.


The maintenance guy came over this morning to fix a crank on one of the living room windows. Jimmy was so cute, he kept calling the man "sir." Our Jimmy is a pretty polite little guy.


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
St. Louis 1 at Philadelphia 0 (St. Louis wins series 3-2)

Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1
Milwaukee 8, Arizona 4
At Arizona 8, Milwaukee 4
Arizona 10, Milwaukee 6
At Milwaukee 3, Arizona 2 (Milwaukee wins series 3-2)

American League Championship Series (Best of Seven -- All times Eastern)

At Texas 3, Detroit 2
Detroit at Texas PPD, Rain
At Texas 7, Detroit 3
At Detroit 5, Texas 2
Texas 7 at Detroit 3
At Detroit 7, Texas 5
At Texas 15, Detroit 5 (Texas wins 4-2)

National League Championship Series (Best of Seven -- All times Eastern)

At Milwaukee 9, St. Louis 6
St. Louis 12 at Milwaukee 3
At St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 3
Milwaukee 4 at St. Louis 2
At St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 1
St. Louis 12 at Milwaukee 6 (St. Louis wins 4-2)

World Series (Best of Seven -- All times Eastern)

At St. Louis 3, Texas 2
Texas 2 at St. Louis 1 (Series tied 1-1)
Saturday, October 22nd St. Louis at Texas 8:05pm
Sunday, October 23rd St. Louis at Texas 8:05pm
Monday, October 24th St. Louis at Texas 8:05pm****
Wednesday, October 26th Texas at St. Louis 8:05pm****
Thursday, October 27th Texas at St. Louis 8:05pm****

****if necessary


I tuned in the World Series after last night's Lightning game was over. I knew the Cardinals were jinxed when Fox put up (and talked about) a graphic that pointed out how the Cardinals had never been involved in a 1-0 post-season game in their history. Texas then scored twice in the ninth on a pair of sac flies to win it. Oopsie doodle.


Today in Elvis History:

1957 - The Elvis Presley film "Jailhouse Rock" premiered.

1965 - Bill Black died four months after receiving surgery to remove a brain tumor.

1972 - Elvis Presley's single "Burning Love" hit #7 in the U.K.

1992 - Lisa Marie Presley gave birth to Benajmin Storm Keough.


"Old Ironsides," the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, was launched in Boston's harbor on this date in 1797.


Today in Beatles History:

1974 - John Lennon began producing his "Rock 'n' Roll" album at the Record Plant Studios.

2003 - Yoko Ono's EP "Will I/Fly" was released.


Today is World Toy Camera Day. (Linky Link)


Today in Sports History:

1956 - Billy Howton (Green Bay Packers) caught seven passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams. The final score was 42-17.

1966 - The U.S. Congress approved the AFL-NFL merger.

1973 - Fred Dryer (Los Angeles Rams) became the first NFL player to record two safeties in a single game. The Rams defeated the Green Bay Packers 24-7.

1975 - Carlton Fisk (Boston Red Sox) hit a home run in the 12th inning in a 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds in Game Six of the World Series.

1976 - The Philadelphia 76ers purchased the rights for Julius Erving from the New Jersey Nets.

1980 - The Philadelphia Phillies won their first World Series.

1984 - Steve Cox (Cleveland Browns) kicked a 60-yard field goal against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was the second longest field goal in NFL history. The Browns lost to the Cincinnati Bengals 12-9.

1997 - Ray Bourque (Boston Bruins) became the fifth defenseman in NHL history to play in 1,300 regular-season games.

1998 - The New York Yankees set a major league baseball record of 125 victories for the regular and postseason combined.

2000 - The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets 4-3 in 12 innings. It was the longest World Series game at 4 hours and 51 minutes.

2004 - The CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) ruled that Paul Hamm could keep his Olympic gold medal. They decided that Hamm was the rightful champion in the men's all-around gymnastics competition at the Athens Games. South Korea had challenged the medal.


And in car insurance news, our rates are going up because off all the fraud others are perpetrating on the company. Gee, great. Just great. Time to start shopping again I guess.


Coming up:


CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 9:30pm EDT

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 5:15pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Washington State Cougars at Seattle 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 9:30am EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Chicago Bears at London, England 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Good Sam Club 500 at Talledega Superspeedway 2:00pm EDT

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators 8:00pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 5:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Utah Utes 7:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 7:45pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 8:00am EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 10:45am EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:30pm 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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