Monday, November 11, 2019

Ducks Climb Up To #6 In Both Gridiron Polls

Despite being off this past weekend, the Oregon Ducks climbed up a spot to #6 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Amway Coaches polls on Sunday.

Hogs Can Coach

The knockout blow came with the Pork Chops' home defeat to Western Kentucky.

Under the now ex-coach, the Razorbacks had an 0-14 record against SEC opponents.

Tight ends coach Barry Lunney, Jr. will serve as interim head football coach for the rest of the season.

Niners Look To Stay Unbeaten Against Seahawks

At Santa Clara, California:

Seattle Seahawks (7-2) @ San Francisco 49ers (8-0), NFL Monday Night Football, Monday @ 5:15 PM Pacific Time (ESPN)

SOUNDERS HOLD OFF REDS FOR SECOND MLS CUP TITLE IN FOUR YEARS

At Seattle:

Kelvin Leerdam (58'), Victor Rodriguez (76'; named game's Most Valuable Player), and Raul Ruidiaz (90') each scored once as the Seattle Sounders defeated visiting Toronto FC 3-1 in Sunday's MLS Cup Final.

The championship was the Sounders second (the other taking place, also at the Reds' expense, in Toronto in 2016).

Jozy Altidore scored the lone Toronto goal in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time.


Jo Jo Leads The Way As Pilots Overpower Spartans In San Jose

At San Jose, California:

Jo Jo Walker scored 22 points on Sunday as the Portland Pilots (2-1) downed the San Jose State Spartans (1-1) 72-57 on the road.

Grey Cup Playoffs: Eskimos, Blue Bombers Grab Road Wins To Get Shot At Ti-Cats And Riders Respectively

The Canadian Football League's Grey Cup Playoffs commenced on Sunday with both divisional semifinal games.

EASTERN DIVISION:

At Montreal:

C.J. Gable scored a pair of touchdowns while quarterback Trevor Harris threw for 421 yards and a score as the Edmonton Eskinos knocked off the Montreal Alouettes 37-29 on the road in their divisional semifinal game.

The Eskimos will visit the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in next Sunday's Eastern Division Final (10:00 AM Pacific Time)



WESTERN DIVISION:

At Calgary, Alberta:

The defense picked off quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell twice while running backs Chris Steveler and Nick Demski each ran for a touchdown as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers upended the Calgary Stampeders 35-14 in their divisional semifinal contest on thee road.

The Bombers will visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders in next Sunday's Western Division Final (1:30 PM Pacific Time).

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Hoosiers Hold Off Vikings At Home

At Bloomington, Indiana:

Al Durham scored 18 points on Saturday as the Indiana Hoosiers (2-0) held off the visiting Portland State Vikings (1-1) 85-74.

Holland Woods and Matt Hauser scored 27 and 21 points respective to pace the pesky Vikings.

Ducks Turn Broncos Into Horsemeat

At Eugene, Oregon:

Anthony Mathis scored 30 points while Payton Pritchard added 19 as the Oregon Ducks (2-0) throttled the visiting Boise State Broncos (1-1) 106-75 on Saturday.

Derrick Alston, Jr. topped the Broncs with 28 points.

Beavers Hold Back Visiting Cyclones

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Tres Tinkle scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds on Saturday as the Oregon State Beavers (2-0) held off the visiting Iowa State Cyclones (1-1) 80-74.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Glamorous Claire!

Here's a glamour photo of 1930s and early 1940s screen actress Claire Dodd.

Magic Madge!

Here's a glamour photo of 1930s screen actress Madge Evans.

Trojans Hold Off Game Pilots

At Los Angeles:

Onyeka Okongwu scored 20 points and grabbed ten rebounds on Friday night as the Southern California Trojans (2-0) held off the visiting Portland Pilots (1-1) 76-65.

Isaiah White topped the Pilots with 22 points.

Beavers Fall To Huskies At Home

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Salvon Ahmed ran for 174 yards and two touchdowns on Friday night as the Washington Huskies (6-3 overall, 3-4) clinched bowl eligibility by defeating the Oregon State Beavers (4-5, 3-3) 19-7 on the road.

The victory marked the Huskies eighth straight win over the Beavers.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Steffi!

Here's a glamour photo of Hungarian-born 1930s screen actress Steffi Duna.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Buckeyes Top Opening CFP Rankings With LSU, 'Bama, Penn State Rounding Out Top Four; Ducks Rank #7

In the first College Football Playoff rankings released on Tuesday, the Ohio State Buckeyes came out on top, followed by Louisiana State, Alabama, and Penn State.

Defending champions Clemson were ranked fifth, followed by Georgia.

The Oregon Ducks, at #7, and the Utah Runnin' Utes, at #8, were the only Pac-12 Conference teams to make the rankings.

Vikings Open Roundball Campaign By Chopping Down Loggers

At Portland, Oregon:

Matt Hauser scored 13 points on Tuesday night as the Portland State Vikings, with five players scoring in double figures, smothered the visiting Puget Sound Loggers 94-69 in their regular season opener.

Cal Hansen topped the visiting Division III team with 21 points.

It was an exhibition match for the Loggers.

Pilots Annihilate Visiting Bearcats To Open Season

At Portland, Oregon:

Jacob Tyron and Malcolm Porter each scored 13 points on Tuesday as the Portland Pilots opened their regular season by destroying the visiting Willamette Bearcats from Division III 86-36.

For the visitors from Salem, Oregon, it was an exhibition contest.

Beavers Open Season By Goring Visiting Matadors

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Tres Tinkle scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds (while dishing out seven assists) on Tuesday night as the Oregon State Beavers' men's basketball team opened their regular season by dominating the visiting Cal State Northridge Matadors 87-67.

Ducks Top Fresno State In Men's Roundball Season Opener

At Eugene, Oregon:

Payton Pritchard scored 24 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished out seven assists on Tuesday night as the Oregon Ducks (#15 AP, #14 Coaches) defeated the visiting Fresno State Bulldogs 71-57 in the men's basketball regular-season opener for both schools.

Monday, November 04, 2019

The Magnificent Fraud starring Akim Tamiroff and Lloyd Nolan! 1939



From Paramount Pictures in 1939, we present "The Magnificent Fraud," starring Akim Tamiroff, Lloyd Nolan, Mary Boland, Patricia Morrison, George Zucco, and a hot Steffi Duna.

Gilbert Gabriel and Walter Ferris wrote the screenplay, based on Charles G. Booth's story Caviare For His Excellency.

Directed by Robert Florey.

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Bobby Bowden

I wonder if he's available.

In the meantime, longtime Seminoles staffer Odell Haggins will serve as FSU's interim head football coach.

Ducks Edge Up To #7 In Both Polls

Following their Saturday road beat-down of Southern California, the Oregon Ducks wound up at  #7 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Amway Coaches college football polls that were released on Sunday (same as last week in the former, up a spot in the latter).

These were the last AP and Coaches polls taken before the first College Football Playoff rankings come out this coming Tuesday.