Saturday, October 1, 2011

It's Saturday




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

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Today is October 1st, the 274th day of 2011. There are 91 days left in the year.

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Red Wings' Smith suspended for remainder of preseason and five regular-season games.

Kings, Doughty agree on eight-year deal.

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October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

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The Roughriders are in Calgary this afternoon 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 ESPN3.com.

The view from Regina: Little hope left for Riders.

The view from Calgary: Stamps' Coker shows big play ability.

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

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October is Antidepressant Death Awareness Month.

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Dome sweet dome: Leos win in B.C. Place return.

Als cling to victory in East Division showdown.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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This is Apple Month.

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The Oregon State Beavers are at the Arizona Sun Devils tonight, still in search of their first victory of the 2011 season. Mike Parker, Jim Wilson and Ron Callan have the call on 860 KPAM and the Beaver Sports Network, with kickoff set for 10:30pm EDT. Listen link is on the right side of this blog.

The view from Corvallis: Beavers perfectly cast as big underdogs.

The view from Tempe: ASU football's Vontaze Burfict needs more rage.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

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

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The Albuquerque International Balloon Festival starts today.

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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

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This is the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. (Linky Link)

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Didn't think it was poosible, but I've actually gotten cuter.

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Universal Children's Week starts today.

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Arlington, Tx. -- If the Rays had not made the playoffs with their dramatic come-from-behind win against the Yankees on Wednesday, Kelly Shoppach would have hit the road Friday night, making the 1 1/2-hour drive from Fort Worth to Waco, Texas, to watch the McGregor Bulldogs play Florence High.

Instead, the Rays reached the postseason and Shoppach spent Friday night dismantling the team he adored as a youngster growing up in the Fort Worth area.

Shoppach homered twice and Matt Moore continued to live up to all the hype as the Rays posted a 9-0 win in the first game of their best-of-five American League Division Series with the Rangers.

Shoppach had five RBIs and three hits off Rangers starter C.J. Wilson that put the game on ice early. In doing so, Shoppach joined Johnny Bench as the second catcher to have two home runs and five RBIs in a postseason game.

Read the rest here.

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Just in time for the baseball playoffs, it's World Bat Appreciation Month. (Oh, not THAT kind of bat? Well, okay then.) (Linky Link)

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

Tampa Bay 9, Texas 0 (Tampa Bay Leads 1-0)
Next: Tampa Bay at Texas Saturday, October 1st 7:07pm

Detroit 1, New York 1 (Game suspended by rain in top of 2nd inning)
Next: Game 1 resumption Saturday, October 1st 3:07pm

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

Next: St. Louis at Philadelphia Saturday, October 1st 5:07pm

Next: Arizona at Milwaukee 2:07pm

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This is Co-op Awareness Month.

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley began serving with Company D, 32nd Tank Battalion, 3rd Armor Corps. He was with the group until March 1, 1960.

1977 - The album "Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 1" hit #63 in the U.S.

1977 - The Elvis Presley album "Loving You" hit #24 in the U.K.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. (Linky Link)

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 -Vee Jay Records released the album "The Beatles Vs. The Four Seasons."

2000 - The album "Love In Song - An Atlanta Tribute To Sir Paul McCartney" was released.

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October is World Blindness Awareness Month. (Linky Link)

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Today in Sports History:

1903 - The first modern World Series took place between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1919 - Eight players for the Chicago White Sox began their conspiracy to lose the World Series to the underdog Cincinnati Reds.

1933 - Babe Ruth made his final pitching appearance. He pitched all nine innings and hit a home run in the 5th inning.

1946 - The first baseball play-off game for a league championship was played. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2.

1961 - Roger Maris (New York Yankees) hit his 61st home run of the season to beat Babe Ruth's major league record of 60. Maris got the home run in the last game of the regular season.

1994 - The National Hockey League (NHL) team owners began a lockout of the players that lasted 103 days.

2006 - Albert Haynesworth (Tennessee Titans) kicked off the helmet of Andre Gurode (Dallas Cowboys) and then scraped his cleat across his head. Gurode required 30 stitches and suffered blurry vision from the attack. The NFL suspended Haynesworth for 5 games without pay. This was the worst suspension for onfield behaviour to date.

2007 - Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) played his first game as captain. He was the youngest player to be named a captain in the NHL.

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October is Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

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 --

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

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

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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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