Monday, December 10, 2018

Ducks' Support In AP Poll Vanishes

Despite dominating visiting Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday, what support the Oregon Ducks had in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll evaporated.

Still awaiting the results of Monday's USA Today/Coaches poll.

Beaver Fall To Billikens In Saint Louis

At St. Louis:

Javon Bess scored a career-high 24 points on Sunday as the Saint Louis Billikens (7-2) held off the visiting Oregon State Beavers (6-2) 65-61.

Ethan Thompson topped OSU with 22 points while grabbing 11 rebounds.

Niners Hold Off Broncos To End Three-Game Skid

At Santa Clara, California:

Tight end George Kittle caught seven passes for 210 yards and a touchdown (of 85 yards) on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers (3-10) held off the visiting Denver Broncos (6-7) 20-14, delivering a potentially crippling blow to the guests' playoff chances.

Army Makes It Three In A Row Over Navy

At Philadelphia:

In the 119th edition of this legendary football rivalry, Kelvin Hopkins ran for two touchdowns on Saturday as Army (#22 AP, #25 Coaches; 10-2) defeated Navy (3-10) for the third straight year 17-10.

The Midshipmen's advantage in the series has been cut to 60-52-7.

The Black Knights have now won back-to-back Commander-In-Chief's trophy for first time.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

73,019 FANS WATCH FIVE STRIPES SMOTHER VISITING TIMBERS FOR MLS CUP TITLE

At Atlanta:

Josef Martinez (39') and Franco Escobar (54') each scored once while goalkeeper Brad Guzan came up with three saves to preserve the shutout in his first championship match for club and country as Atlanta United, in front of an MLS Cup Final record 73,019 fans, blanked the visiting Portland Timbers 2-0 to win their first league title in only their second season of existence.

It was the first championship in a major league by an Atlanta club since the Braves won the 1995 World Series.

Ducks Cancel Mavericks In Eugene

At Eugene, Oregon:

Kenny Wooten scored 20 points while Bol Bol added 18 on Saturday as the Oregon Ducks (5-3) defeated visiting Nebraska-Omaha (3-7) 84-61.

Zach Jackson scored 21 points to top the Mavericks.

Pilots Hold Off Visiting Hornets

At Portland, Oregon:

JoJo Walker scored 22 points while Marcus Shaver, Jr. added 21 on Saturday as the Portland Pilots (6-5) ended a three-game skid by defeating visiting Sacramento State (4-2) 76-67.

Joshua Patton paced the Hornets with 22 points while grabbing 11 rebounds.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Just What America Wants

Another springtime pro football league, this one co-founded by the likes of Ricky Williams and Terrell Owens.


Lose Your Job With The Kansas City Chiefs Because of Beating a Woman,

You'll be removed from Madden NFL 2019.

Sorry, Kareem.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Magic Merle!

Here's Merle Oberon in a publicity photo for the 1939 film "Wuthering Heights."




Vikings Ground Pilots In Rose City Collegiate Roundball Derby To Stay Unbeaten At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

Holland Woods delivered 27 points on Wednesday as the Portland State Vikings (5-3) stayed unbeaten at home (4-0) after their 87-78 victory over the crosstown rival Portland Pilots (5-5).

It's Baaaaaaaaaaaack!

The revived XFL is set to kick off in 2020.

They announced the home cities and stadia of the eight clubs on Wednesday.

The original XFL folded after one season (2001).

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

More Toby!

Here's another glamour photo of Toby Wing.

Toby!

It's been awhile since I posted a glamour photo of 1930s actress, singer, and showgirl Toby Wing.

So here it is!

It's Official: Seattle To Get NHL Team

The new team is set to start play in 2021.

I hope they call themselves the Metropolitans, in honor of the first US club to win the Stanley Cup (1917).

Monday, December 03, 2018

College Hoops: Ducks Fall Out Of Both Polls After 0-2 Week

In the wake of defeats at the hands of Texas Southern (at home) and Houston (away), the Oregon Ducks fell out of both the Associated Press (where they were ranked #18 last week) and USA Today/Coaches (#21) men's college basketball polls that were released on Monday.

The Ducks have support where they would be ranked in a tie for #41 (with Notre Dame, Arkansas, and UCLA) in the former, #36 in the latter.

Seahawks Too Much For Niners; San Fran Eliminated From Playoff Contention

At Seattle:

Quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 185 yards and four touchdowns, two to Jaron Brown and one each to Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin, while linebacker Bobby Wagner ran back an intercepted pass for a franchise-record 98 yards and another score as the Seattle Seahawks (7-5) overpowered the visiting San Francisco 49ers (2-10) 43-16, assuring the visitors of missing the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season.

Packers Lose To Cardinals, Coach Loses His Job

This is the product of the coach and his star quarterback not seeing eye to eye.

The Packers now have the same record as the Cleveland Browns (4-7-1).


Ex-Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin was named interim head coach at Green Bay.

Heluva way to celebrate your team's 100th season.

Sooners Join 'Baba, Clemson, Fighting Irish In College Football Playoff; Ducks To Face Michigan State In Redbox Bowl

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma secured the four spots in the College Football Playoff after the season's final look at the CFP rankings released on Sunday.

Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, Central Florida, Washington (as the highest ranked Pac-12 team) and Florida rounded out the top ten.

Washington State (at #13) and Utah (#17) were the other Pac-12 schools in the rankings.



Here's the complete 2018-19 bowl schedule with the school's final CFP rankings indicated with all time Pacific:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15:

New Mexico Bowl @ Albuquerque, New Mexico:

North Texas vs. Utah State, 11:00 AM (ESPN)

Cure Bowl @ Orlando, Florida:

Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 11:30 AM (CBS Sports Network)

Las Vegas Bowl @ Las Vegas, Nevada:

Arizona State vs. #21 Fresno State, 12:30 PM (CBS)

Camelia Bowl @ Montgomery, Alabama:

Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern, 2:30 PM (ESPN)

New Orleans Bowl @ New Orleans:

Appalachian State vs. Middle Tennessee State, 6:00 PM (ESPN)



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18:

Boca Raton Bowl @ Boca Raton, Florida:

Alabama-Birmingham vs. Northern Illinois, 4:00 PM (ESPN)



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19:

Frisco Bowl @ Frisco, Texas:

Ohio U vs. San Diego State, 5:00 PM (ESPN)



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20:

Gasparilla Bowl @ Tampa, Florida:

Marshall vs. South Florida, 5:00 PM (ESPN)



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21:

Bahamas Bowl @ Nassau, Bahamas:

Toledo vs. Florida International, 9:30 AM (ESPN)

Idaho Potato Bowl @ Boise, Idaho:

BYU vs. Western Michigan, 1:00 PM (ESPN)



SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22:

Birmingham Bowl @ Birmingham, Alabama:

Memphis vs. Wake Forest, 9:00 AM (ESPN)

Armed Forces Bowl @ Fort Worth, Texas:

Army vs. Houston, 12:30 PM (ESPN)

Dollar General Bowl @ Mobile, Alabama:

Buffalo vs. Troy, 4:00 PM (ESPN)

Hawaii Bowl @ Honolulu:

Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech, 7:30 PM (ESPN)



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26:

First Responder Bowl @ Dallas, Texas:

Boston College vs. #25 Boise State, 10:30 AM (ESPN)

Quick Lane Bowl @ Detroit:

Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech, 2:15 PM (ESPN)

Cheez-It Bowl @ Phoenix, Arizona:

Texas Christian vs. California, 6:00 PM (ESPN)



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27:

Independence Bowl @ Shreveport, Louisiana:

Temple vs. Duke, 10:30 AM (ESPN)

Pinstripe Bowl @ New York City:

Wisconsin vs. Miami, 2:15 PM (ESPN)

Texas Bowl @ Houston:

Baylor vs. Vanderbilt, 6:00 PM (ESPN)



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28:

Music City Bowl @ Nashville, Tennessee:

Auburn vs. Purdue, 10:30 AM (ESPN)

Camping World Bowl @ Orlando, Florida:

#16 West Virginia vs. #20 Syracuse, 2:15 PM (ESPN)

Alamo Bowl @ San Antonio, Texas:

#24 Iowa State vs. #13 Washington State



SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29:

Belk Bowl @ Charlotte, North Carolina:

South Carolina vs. Virginia, 9:30 AM (ABC)

Arizona Bowl @ Tucson, Arizona:

Nevada vs. Arkansas State, 10:15 AM (CBS Sports Network)



MONDAY, DECEMBER 31:

Military Bowl @ Annapolis, Maryland:

Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech, 9:00 AM (ESPN)

Redbox Bowl @ Santa Clara, California:

Michigan State vs. Oregon, 12:00 Noon (FOX)


Liberty Bowl @ Memphis, Tennessee:

#23 Missouri vs. Oklahoma State, 12:45 PM (ESPN)

Holiday Bowl @ San Diego, California:

#22 Northwestern vs. #17 Utah, 4:00 PM (Fox Sports One)

Taxslayer Bowl @ Jacksonville, Florida:

#19 Texas A & M vs. North Carolina State, 4:30 PM (ESPN)

Sun Bowl @ El Paso, Texas:

Pittsburgh vs. Stanford (CBS)



TUESDAY, JANUARY 1:

Outback Bowl @ Tampa, Florida:

# 18 Mississippi State vs. Iowa, 9:00 AM (ESPN 2)

Citrus Bowl @ Orlando, Florida:

#14 Kentucky vs. #12 Penn State, 10:00 AM (ABC)



SELECTION COMMITTEE BOWL GAMES (NEW YEAR'S SIX):

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29:

Peach Bowl @ Atlanta:

#10 Florida vs. #7 Michigan, 9:00 AM (ESPN)



TUESDAY, JANUARY 1:

Fiesta Bowl @ Glendale, Arizona:

#11 LSU vs. #8 Central Florida, 10:00 AM (ESPN)

Rose Bowl @ Pasadena, California:

#6 Ohio State vs. #9 Washington, 2:00 PM (ESPN)

Sugar Bowl @ New Orleans:

#5 Georgia vs. #15 Texas, 5:45 PM (ESPN)



COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF:

SEMIFINAL ROUND:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31:

Cotton Bowl Classic @ Arlington, Texas:

#2 Clemson vs. #3 Notre Dame, 1:00 PM (ESPN)

Orange Bowl @ Miami:

#1 Alabama vs. #4 Oklahoma, 5:00 PM (ESPN)

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:

MONDAY, JANUARY 7:

At Santa Clara, California, 5:00 PM (ESPN)









Saturday, December 01, 2018

HUSKIES HOLD OFF UTES FOR PAC-12 CROWN AND ROSE BOWL BERTH

At Santa Clara, California:

Byron Murphy ran back a deflected interception 66 yards for the game's lone touchdown on Friday as the Washington Huskies (#11 in the College Football Playoff rankings; 10-3) defeated the Utah Runnin' Utes (#17 CFP; 9-4) 10-3 in the Pac-12 Conference Championship Game.

The Huskies will likely play in the January 1 Rose Bowl at Pasadena, California.

Vikings Obliterate Portland Bible Wildcats At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

The Portland State Vikings (4-3), with seven players---led by Robert McCoy's 26 points---scoring in double figures on Saturday---made mince meat of the visiting Portland Bible Wildcats, representing an NCCAA school, 123-40.

The Vikings set program records for turnovers forced (43), steals (31), and margin of victory (81) in the contest.

Durham Rosser was practically Portland Bible's lone bright spot, topped the Wildcats with 23 points, more than half of his team's point total.

Cougars Knock Off Ducks In Houston

At Houston:

Armoni Brooks scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds on Saturday night as the Houston Cougars (6-0), in their debut at their new home arena, the Fertitta Center, held off the visiting Oregon Ducks (#18 AP, #21 Coaches; 4-3) 65-61, despite 23 points from the guests' Bol Bol.

Beavers Dominate Missouri State At Home

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Stephen Thompson, Jr. scored 25 points on Saturday, converting five three-point shots (giving him a school-record 187 career three-pointers) in the process, as the Oregon State Beavers (6-1) overpowered the visiting Missouri State Tigers (3-5) 101-77.

Ethan Thompson, Stevie's brother, added 22 points (with five three-pointers of his own) to the Beavers' coffers.

Jarred Dixon and Tulio Da Silva paced the Bears with 31 and 21 points, respectively.