Saturday, October 8, 2011

It's Saturday




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

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Today is October 8th, the 281st day of 2011. There are 84 days left in the year.

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NHL fines Zuccarello $2,500 for boarding.

Can Flyers' Jagr be this productive all season?

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Alvin C. York Day is today.

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Raleigh, N.C. -- Six months after spoiling Carolina's 2010-11 playoff hopes, the Tampa Bay Lightning did the same to the Hurricanes' season-opener.

Tampa Bay scored two goals 10 seconds apart to blow open a one-goal game and Dwayne Roloson made 32 saves as the Lightning rolled to a 5-1 season-opening win at the RBC Center on Friday night.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1871, The Great Fire of Chicago broke out destroying about 17,450 buildings. About 250 people were killed and 90,000 were left homeless.

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Riders add offensive lineman.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to keep their faint playoff hopes alive Monday when they take on the Edmonton Eskimos 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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Nationa Depression Screening Day is today.

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Bombers defuse the Ticat attack en route to win.

Stephen: Crucial game for Stamps in Vancouver.

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

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Today is Universay Music Day.

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The Oregon State Beavers look for their elusive first win of 2011 today 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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National Pierogy Day is today.

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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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Peshtigo, WI, was destroyed by a forest fire on this date in 1871. Over 1,100 people were killed by the fire that eventually burned across 6 counties.

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Jimmy plays with his new Domidoes.

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On this date in 1895, The Berliner Gramophone Company was founded in Philadelphia, PA.

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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
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)

Next: Detroit at Texas Saturday, October 8th 8:05pm
Detroit at Texas Sunday, October 9th 7:45pm
Texas at Detroit Tuesday, October 11th 8:05pm
Texas at Detroit Wednesday, October 12th 4:19pm
Texas at Detroit Thursday, October 13th 4:19pm****
Detroit at Texas Saturday, October 14th 8:05pm****
Detroit at Texas Sunday, October 15th 8:05pm****

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

Next: St. Louis at Milwaukee Sunday, October 9th 4:05pm
St. Louis at Milwaukee Monday, October 10th 8:05pm
Milwaukee at St. Louis Wednesday, October 12th 8:05pm
Milwaukee at St. Louis Thursday, October 13th 8:05pm
Milwaukee at St. Louis Friday, October 14th 8:05pm
St. Louis at Milwaukee Sunday, October 16th 4:05pm
St. Louis at Milwaukee Monday, October 17th 8:05pm

****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:

1992 - The U.S. Postal Service announced the commemorative stamp booklet that would include Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, Dinah Washington, and Otis Redding.

1994 - In Memphis, TN, Michael Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley and Janet Jackson attended the all-star "Elvis Aaron Presley - The Tribute."

2002 - The CD "Story" was released.

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"The O’Neills" debuted on CBS radio on this date in 1935.

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Today in Beatles History:

1957 - Paul McCartney made his debut appearance with the Quarry Men in Norris Green, Liverpool.

1971 - "Imagine" was recorded by John Lennon.

2003 - In London, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attended a premiere of the documentary "Concert for George." The film was a tribute to George Harrison. The film was released on DVD on November 17, 2003.

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On this date in 1938, the cover of "The Saturday Evening Post" portrayed Norman Rockwell.

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Today in Sports History:

1956 - Donald James Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first perfect game in the history of the World Series.

1957 - The Brooklyn Baseball Club announced that it had accepted a deal to move the Dodgers to Los Angeles.

1975 - Doug Jarvis (Montreal Canadiens) began his streak of 984 straight games in the NHL. The streak ended on October 10, 1987.

2003 - Jarome Iginla (Calgary Flames) became the first black player in the NHL to become captain.

2009 - The UFL (United Football League) began it's first season with four teams.

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"The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" debuted on CBS radio on this date in 1944.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

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

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 7:00pm

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders 7:00pm

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs BYU Cougars 4:00pm

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:30pm

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm

Sunday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- IZOD Indy Car World Championships at Las Vegas at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 4:00pm

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints 4:15pm

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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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