Saturday, October 27, 2012

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


Today is October 27th, the 301st day of 2012. There are 65 days left in the year.


Twenty years later, 'The Mighty Ducks' remains classic.

Plimpton's tryout changed hockey, journalism.

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The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent on this date in 1787. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name "Publius."


No. 7 AP & BCS/No. 9 USA Today Oregon State (6-0, 4-0 in Pac-12) travels to Seattle tonight to face the Washington Huskies (3-4, 1-3). The game will kickoff at 10:22 p.m. EDT from CenturyLink Field, the home of the Seattle Seahawks/Sounders. The game airs on 1190 KEX and the Beaver Sports Network, with the listen link on the right side of this page. The game can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks.

The view from Corvallis: Beavers seek to find offensive balance.

The view from Seattle: Huskies hoping to finish strong, starting with game against Oregon State.

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The United States and Spain signed the Treaty of San Lorenzo on this date in 1795. The treaty is also known as "Pinckney's Treaty."


Blazing Start: Big first half enough to will Stamps to win.

Preview: Ticats, Bombers to bid farewell to Ivor Wynne.

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Roland Macy opened Macy's Department Store in New York City on this date in 1858. It was Macy's eighth business adventure, the other seven failed.


The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to get back on the winning side of the ledger this afternoon, as they host the Toronto Argonauts at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. Listen link is on the left side of this blog. You can see the game in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at

The view from Regina: Putting a wrap on 2012 at Mosaic.

The view from Toronto: Argos Gameday.

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The Manhattan Savings Bank in New York City was robbed of over $3,000,000 on this date in 1878. The robbery was credited to George "Western" Leslie even though there was not enough evidence to convict him, only two of his associates were convicted.


Tampa, FL. —The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did more than shake off a nine-game losing streak at Minnesota on Thursday night.

They also put to rest questions about trading up into the first round last spring to draft 5-foot-9, 223-pound running back Doug Martin out of Boise State.

Martin racked up 214 total yards — including a career-high 135 rushing — and two touchdowns, and the Buccaneers romped to a 36-17 victory to hand the Vikings their first home loss this season.

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The New York subway system officially opened on this date in 1904. It was the first rapid-transit subway system in America.


Jimmy took this picture of himself.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Sports on TV. How 'bout you?


ALDS:  New York wins series 3-2.

NLDS: St. Louis wins series 3-2. 

American League Championship Series
Game Matchup                         Day Date Time (ET)TV
Gm 1 Detroit  4 @ New York 2 (12 innings) 
Gm 2 Detroit 3 @ New York 0
Gm 3 New York 1 @ Detroit 2
Gm 4 New York  1@ Detroit 8 Detroit wins series 4-0
All games on ESPN Radio

National League Championship Series 
Game Matchup                                 Day Date Time (ET)TV
Gm 1 St. Louis 6 @ San Francisco 4
Gm 2 St. Louis  1 @ San Francisco 7
Gm 3 San Francisco 1 @ St. Louis 2
Gm 4 San Francisco 3 @ St. Louis 8
Gm 5 San Francisco 5 @ St. Louis 0
Gm 6 St. Louis  1@ San Francisco 6
Gm 7 St. Louis 0 @ San Francisco 9  San Francisco wins series 4-3

2012 World Series
Game Matchup                               Day Date Time(ET)TV
Gm 1 Detroit 3 @ San Francisco 8
Gm 2 Detroit 0 @ San Francisco 2 San Francisco leads series 2-0
Gm 3 San Francisco @ Detroit Sat Oct. 27 8:00pm FOX
Gm 4 San Francisco @ Detroit Sun Oct. 28 8:00pm      FOX
Gm 5* San Francisco @ Detroit Mon Oct. 29 8:00pm FOX
Gm 6* Detroit @ San Francisco Wed Oct. 31 8:00pm   FOX
Gm 7* Detroit @ San Francisco Thu Nov. 1 8:00pm  FOX
* - If necessary


Fred Waller received a patent for water skis on this date in 1925.


Detroit, MI. -- The Giants had a lot of reasons to be happy as they touched down in the Motor City late Friday afternoon, two wins shy of a second World Series title in three years and on the brink of building an almost-insurmountable 3-0 lead over the Tigers. They're loose, having fun, enjoying the ride and loving the company.

You couldn't tell that from the body language of their Game 3 starter, though.

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The first newsreel featuring sound was released in New York on this date in 1927.


Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Hound Dog" hit #2 in the U.K.

1962 - Elvis Presley's single "Where Do You Come From" hit #99 in the U.S.

1973 - Elvis Presley's single "Raised On Rock" hit #41 in the U.S.


On this date in 1938, Du Pont announced "nylon" as the new name for its new synthetic yarn.


Today in Beatles History:

1969 - 
The Beatles song "Something" was certified gold by the RIAA. 


"You Bet Your Life," the radio show starring Grouch Marx, premiered on ABC on this date in 1947. It was later shown on NBC television.


Today in Sports History:

1961 - 
The American Basketball League began play.

1973 - The New York Islanders beat the New York Rangers for the first time.

1985 - Anthony Carter began a National Football League (NFL) streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions.

1995 - The contract that finalized the Cleveland Browns' move to Baltimore was signed in secret.

1996 - Bud Adams, owner of the Houston Oilers, announced that he would allow his team to play one final season in Houston before moving the team to Nashville, TN.

1996 - Irving Fryer (Philadelphia Eagles) became the 15th player in NFL history to catch 600 passes in a career.

2002 - The Anaheim Angels won their first World Series. They beat the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of the series.

2002 - Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) became the all-time leading rusher in the NFL when he extended his career yardage to 16,743. He achieved the record in his 193rd game. He also scored his 150th career touchdown.

2003 - The Monday Night Football game between the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins was played in Tempe, Arizona. The game had been moved from San Diego due to wild fires.

2004 - Barry Bonds' 700th home run ball was sold at auction for $804,129.


The first Walt Disney television show "Disneyland" premiered on ABC on this date in 1954.


Coming up --

Tonight --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- World Series Game 3 San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 9:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Washington Huskies 10:15pm EDT


Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- World Series Game 4 San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT


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

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