Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It's Wednesday

It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is October 24th, the 298th day of 2012. There are 68 days left in the year.


The latest CBA/lockout sideshow: League allowed GMs, owners 48 hours to speak to players.

Alternate programming: Sun Sports to televise classic Tampa Bay Lightning games during lockout.

Visit the official league website,


Today's Birthdays: Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 76; F. Murray Abraham (Oscar for Amadeus) is 73; Kevin Kline (Dave, Oscar for A Fish Called Wanda) is 65; Drake is 26.


University of Minnesota Continues Run as Unanimous No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Women's College Hockey Poll - #5
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 Record
Weeks in Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
2Cornell University, 165
3Boston University, 152
4Clarkson University, 132
5Mercyhurst University, 102
6Boston College, 80
7Northeastern University, 60
8University of North Dakota, 53
9Harvard University, 51
10Ohio State University, 24
Others receiving votes: University of Wisconsin, 20; Minnesota State University, 13; Bemidji State University, 1; University of Minnesota Duluth, 1; Providence College, 1
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their sixth straight week as the unanimous No. 1 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Hockey East Association, and ECAC Hockey all boast three ranked teams while College Hockey America has one ranked program ... A total of 15 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineWomen’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.


Corvallis, OR. -- Thanks to the perspective of 37 years worth of coaching experience, Oregon State coach Mike Riley said he is able to enjoy the ride his seventh-ranked Beavers find themselves on this season.

"I do enjoy this team, and I do enjoy the ride, and I do have enough perspective to be thankful for what we're doing and what we're getting to experience,'' Riley said.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.


A study published this week reveals that researchers at a facility in San Diego once had a whale there that could imitate human speech. [A man on the moon AND a talking whale. USA! USA! USA!]


Stamps' young vet Fraser reaches milestone.

Eskimos hoping depth at running back pays off.

Visit the leagues' official website,


Apple on Tuesday showed the world it's two new iPads -- the iPad 4 and the iPad mini. The fourth-generation iPad has a faster processor. The iPad mini is the iPad, but 25% thinner and 53% lighter.


Forward thinking: Riders focusing on the positives.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to get back on the winning side of the ledger this coming Saturday, 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

Visit the team's official website,


Taylor Swift is poised to become the first female artist in the modern era (Nielsen SoundScan 1991 to present) to have a pair of albums sell more than a million copies in a single week. First-day sales for Red surpassed 500,000.


Tampa, FL. —Online fan voting for the 2013 Pro Bowl kicked off Tuesday on, so you can immediately begin helping your favorite Bucs make a trip to Hawaii in February.

Read the rest here.


At what age did you consider yourself no longer 'young'? If you ask women, it's after your 28th birthday. A new survey found 28 years old is the line in the sand to start concentrating more on work, and less on your sex life. How come guys don't have a problem making time for both?


Jimmy is one happy little guy.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Going to the doctor. 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 @ San Francisco Wed Oct. 24 8:00pm FOX
Gm 2 Detroit @ San Francisco Thu Oct. 25 8:00pm FOX
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


WORLD SERIES - The 108th edition of the Fall Classic begins tonight (Wednesday) in San Francisco. Fox will air the games.

... The Detroit Tigers visit the San Francisco Giants. The series begins in San Fran because the Giants are a part of the National League, which won the All-Star Game this year.

... The Giants are eying their second World Series title in three years. The Giants defeated the Texas Rangers 4 games to 1 in 2010, their first World Series championship since 1954.

... This is the 19th trip to the World Series for the Giants. It's the Tigers' 11th appearance.

... The Giants didn't have to travel after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals Monday night, but they also haven't had the recovery time Detroit has enjoyed. The Tigers have been idle since finishing off a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees in the ALCS on Thursday.


San Francisco, CA. -- It's a part of his job Giants manager Bruce Bochy doesn't relish, dropping the poison pill in a player's ear the way he had to do when he told veteran Barry Zito the team's postseason roster had no place for him in October 2010.

So on Tuesday, when Bochy informed Zito that the left-hander will make the Game 1 start in the 2012 World Series, he couldn't help but enjoy the opportunity to pass along much better news.

"I couldn't be happier for him. It says a lot about his mental toughness, his makeup," Bochy said.

Read the rest here.


Scientist Anthony van Leeuwenhoek was born in Delft, Holland on this date in 1632. He created the first microscope lenses that were powerful enough to observe single-celled animals.


Today in Elvis History

1960 - 
Arkansas State University inducted Elvis Presley into the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity as an honorary member. 


Poet Sarah Joseph Hale was born on this date in 1788. She wrote the poem "Mary Had A Little Lamb."


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The Beatles left Great Britain for their first tour outside of their homeland.

1965 - The Beatles recorded "I'm Looking Through You."

1967 - "A Hard Day's Night" was premiered on NBC-TV.

1980 - Paul McCartney was awarded a rhodium disc from the Guinness Book of World Records for his status as the world's best-selling songwriter.

1980 - John Lennon's single "(Just Like) Starting Over" was released.


Belva Lockwood was born on this date in 1830. She was the first woman formally nominated for the U.S. Presidency.


Today in Sports History:

1857 - 
The Sheffield Football Club of England was formed.

1943 - The Green Bay Packers intercepted nine passes in a 27-6 victory over the Detroit Lions.

1948 - The Chicago Cardinals scored 35 points in the third quarter on the way to a 49-27 victory over the Boston Yanks.

1965 - Fran Tarkenton (Minnesota Vikings) threw for 407 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-41 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

1970 - In Athens, Christo Papanikolaou (Greece) pole vaulted 18' 1/4". He was the first pole vaulter to clear the 18-foot mark.

1971 - Texas Stadium officially opened in Irving, TX.

1976 - Chuck Foreman (Minnesota Vikings) rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-12 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

1992 - The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series.

1996 - The Atlanta Braves played their last game at Fulton County Stadium. They lost to the New York Yankees 1-0 in Game 5 of the World Series. The next season the Braves began playing at Olympic Stadium.

1997 - In Arlington, VA, former NBC sportscaster Marv Albert was spared a jail sentence after a courtroom apology to the woman he'd bitten during a sexual encounter.

1998 - Ricky Williams (Baylor Bears) became the leading scorer in NCAA Division I football  history. At the end of the game he had a total of 428 points.

2003 - The Chicago Blackhawks fired general manager Mike Smith.


On this date in 1939, nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first time in Wilmington, DE.


Coming up --

Tonight --

MLB -- World Series Game 1 San Francisco Giants vs Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT 

Thursday --

MLB -- World Series Game 2 San Francisco Giants vs Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings 8:20pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

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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