Wednesday, December 07, 2016


Here's another glamor photo of 1930s and early 1940s screen actress Claire Dodd.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Pilots Upend Vaqueros In 2OT Thriller

At Portland, Oregon:

Alec Wintering scored 24 points while Gabe Taylor (who added 16) tipped in the game-winning bucket in the second overtime period as the Portland Pilots (5-3) outlasted the visiting Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (2-8) 90-89 on Monday night.

D'Marques Tysen sank seven three-pointers en route to a 21-point performance while Jazz Johnson added 19 points for the Pilots.

Antonio Green scored 28 points and Nick Dixon added 22 to pace the Vaqueros. 

Men's College Hoops: Ducks Drop In Both Polls Despite Unbeaten Week

Even after running their current winning streak to five games, the Oregon Ducks still dropped to #24 in both the Associated Press (down one spot) and USA Today/Coaches (down four) men's college basketball polls that were released on Monday.

As has been the case all season long thus far, there was no support in either poll for any of the Beaver State's three other men's NCAA Division I basketball programs.

Luscious Madeleine

Here's another glamour shot of British-born 1930s and 1940s screen actress Madeleine Carroll.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Make That Eleven Straight Defeats For Niners

At Chicago:

On a snowy Sunday in the Windy City, running back Jordan Howard ran for three touchdowns and 117 yards as the Chicago Bears (3-9) handed the San Francisco 49ers (1-11) their eleventh consecutive defeat (stretching their franchise record) 24-6.

'Bama, Clemson, Buckeyes, UW Make College Football Playoff

Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Washington qualified on Sunday for the College Football Playoff, seeded first through fourth.

Here is the line-up for the 2016-17 Bowl Season, with all times Pacific Standard, starting with the non-CFP contests.

Saturday, December 17:

 Gildan Mexico Bowl at Albuquerque, New Mexico:

UT-San Antonio vs. New Mexico, 11:00 AM, ESPN

Las Vegas Bow at Las Vegas, Nevada:

Houston vs. San Diego State, 12:30, ABC

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl at Montgomery, Alabama:

Appalachian State vs. Toledo, 2:30 PM, ESPN

AutoNation Cure Bowl at Orlando, Florida:

Central Florida vs. Arkansas State, 2:30 PM, CBSSN

R+L Carrier New Orleans Bowl at New Orleans:

Southern Mississippi vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 6:00 PM, ESPN

Monday, December 19:

Miami Beach Bowl at Miami:

Central Michigan vs. Tulsa, 11:30 AM, ESPN

Tuesday, December 20:

 Marmot Boca Raton Bowl at Boca Raton, Florida:

Western Kentucky vs. Memphis, 4:00 PM, ESPN

Wednesday, December 21:

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at San Diego, California:

BYU vs. Wyoming, 6:00 PM ESPN

Thursday, December 22:

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Boise, Idaho:

Idaho vs. Colorado State, 4:00 PM, ESPN

Friday, December 23:

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl at Nassau, Bahamas:

Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion, 10:00 AM, ESPN

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth, Texas:

Navy (#25 in final College Football Playoff rankings) vs. Louisiana Tech, 1:30 PM, ESPN

Dollar General Bowl at Mobile, Alabama:

Troy (Alabama) vs. Ohio U, 5:00 PM, ESPN

Saturday, December 24:

Hawai'i Bowl at Honolulu:

Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee, 5:00 PM, ESPN

Monday, December 26:

St. Petersburg Bowl at St. Petersburg, Florida:

Mississippi State vs. Miami (Ohio), 8:00 AM, ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl at Detroit:

Maryland vs. Boston College, 11:30 AM, ESPN

Camping World Independence Bowl at Shreveport, Louisiana:

North Carolina State vs. Vanderbilt, 2:00 PM, ESPN 2

Tuesday, December 27:

Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl at Dallas:

Army West Point vs. North Texas, 9:00 AM, ESPN

Military Bowl at Annapolis, Maryland:

Temple (#24 CFP) vs. Wake Forest, 12:30 PM, ESPN

Holiday Bowl at San Diego:

Minnesota vs. Washington State, 4:00 PM, ESPN

Cactus Bowl at Phoenix, Arizona:

Baylor vs. Boise State, 7:15 PM, ESPN

Wednesday, December 28:

New Era Pinstripe Bowl at the Bronx, New York City:

Pittsburgh (#23 CFP) vs. Northwestern, 11:00 AM, ESPN

Russell Athletic Bowl at Orlando, Florida:

Miami (Florida) vs. West Virginia (#16 CFP), 2:30 PM, ESPN

Foster Farms Bowl at Santa Clara, California:

Indiana vs. Utah (#19 CFP), 5:30 PM, FOX

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl at Houston:

Texas A&M vs. Kansas State, 6:00 PM, ESPN

Thursday, December 29:

Birmingham Bowl at Birmingham, Alabama:

South Carolina vs. South Florida, 11:00 AM, ESPN

Belk Bowl at Charlotte, North Carolina:

Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech (#22 CFP), 2:30 PM, ESPN

Valero Alamo Bowl at San Antonio, Texas:

Oklahoma State (#12 CFP) vs. Colorado (#10 CFP), 6:00 PM, ESPN

Friday, December 30:

AutoZone Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tennessee:

Georgia vs. Texas Christian, 9:00 AM, ESPN

Hyundai Sun Bowl at El Paso, Texas:

Stanford (#18) vs. North Carolina, 10:00 AM, CBS

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl at Nashville, Tennessee:

Nebraska vs. Tennessee (#21), 12:30 PM, ESPN

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl at Tucson, Arizona:

Air Force vs. South Alabama, 2:30 PM (American Sports Network)

Saturday, December 31:

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Orlando, Florida:

Louisville (#13) vs. Louisiana State (#20), 8:00 AM, ABC

TaxSlayer Bowl at Jacksonville, Florida:

Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky, 8:00 AM ESPN

Monday, January 2:

Outback Bowl at Tampa, Florida:

Florida (#17 CFP) vs. Iowa, 10:00 AM, ABC

Here are the match-ups for the games that make up the New Year's Six and College Football Playoff with all kickoff times Pacific and all games televised by ESPN:

Friday, December 30:

Capital One Orange Bowl at Miami:

Florida State (#11 CFP) vs. Michigan (#6 CFP), 5:00 PM

Saturday, December 31:

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (National Semifinal) at Atlanta:

Alabama (#1 CFP) vs. Washington (#4 CFP), 12:00 Noon

Playstation Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Arizona:

Clemson (#2) vs. Ohio State (#3) at Glendale, Arizona, 4:30 PM

Monday, January 2:

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at Arlington, Texas:

Western Michigan (#15 CFP) vs. Wisconsin (#8 CFP), 10:00AM

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at Pasadena, California:

Penn State (#5) vs. Southern California (#9), 2:00 PM

Allstate Sugar Bowl at New Orleans:

Auburn (#14 CFP) vs. Oklahoma (#7 CFP), 5:30 PM

Monday, January 9:

College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Tampa, Florida:

Fiesta Bowl winner vs. Peach Bowl winner, 5:30 PM Pacific Time, ESPN

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Pilots Buffaloed At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

Xavier Johnson scored 19 points on Saturday as the Colorado Buffaloes (6-2), with four players scoring in double figures,  defeated the Portland Pilots (4-3) 76-63 on the road.

Vikings Down Visiting Vaqueros For Tyler Geving's 100th Career Victory As PSU Head Coach

At Portland, Oregon:

De'Sean Parsons and Calaen Robinson each scored 20 points on Saturday as the Portland State Vikings (3-3) defeated the visiting Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (2-7) 87-74 as PSU coach Tyler Geving became only the second coach in the history of the Vikings' men's basketball program to garner 100 career coaching wins.

Ducks Annihilate Savannah State, Stretch Home Winning Streak To 30 Games

At Eugene, Oregon:

Tyler Dorsey scored 29 points (a career high) while Dillon Brooks added 22 as the Oregon Ducks (7-2; #23 in the Associated Press poll, #20 in the USA Today/Coaches poll), with seven players scoring in double figures for the first time in nine seasons, scored a single-game school record as they destroyed the visiting Savannah State Tigers (2-8) 128-59.

The victory, the Ducks' fifth successive, ran their home winning streak to 30 games, a school record.

Beavers Suffer Tough Defeat At 49ers' Hands In Charlotte

At Charlotte, North Carolina:

Jon Davis scored eight of his 22 points in the final three minutes as the UNC-Charlotte 49ers (6-2) overcame then held off the visiting Oregon State Beavers (3-6) 69-66 on Saturday.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Time For Film Noir, Boys and Girls!

From Eagle-Lion Films in 1948, here's some classic film noir with "He Walked By Night."  This film starred Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts, Whit Bissell, James Cardwell, and Jack Webb.  This film, which was photographed in semidocumentary tone, was loosely based on newspaper accounts of the real-life actions of former Glendale, California police department employee and World Was II veteran Erwin "Machine-Gun" Walker, a fellow who unleashed a crime spree of burglaries, robberies, and shootouts in the Los Angeles area during 1945 and 1946.

With superb photography by John Alton, this movie was produced by Byron Foy and directed by Alfred L. Werker and Anthony Mann.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Beavers Fall To Bulldogs At Starkville

At Starkville, Mississippi:

Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 21 points on Thursday as the Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-2) built up a 45-19 halftime lead en route to a 74-57 home victory over the Oregon State Beavers (3-5).

Stephen Thompson, Jr. paced the Beavers with 20 points.

Here's Claire---Complete With Autograph!

Here's an autographed photo of 1930s and early 1940s screen actress Claire Dodd!

More Madge!

Another glamor shot of Madge Evans.


Here's a glamor photo of 1930s screen actress (and former child model) Madge Evans.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ducks Too Much For D2 Wolves

At Eugene, Oregon:

Dillon Brooks scored 21 points as the Oregon Ducks (6-2; #23 in the Associated Press poll, #20 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings) demolished the visiting Division II Western Oregon Wolves (4-4) 93-54 for their fourth successive victory (29th in a row at home).

MLS Cup Playoffs: It's Reds Vs. Sounders In Toronto For The Marbles

At Toronto:

After Nick Hagglund's goal in the 68th minute enabled Toronto FC to best the visiting Montreal Impact 3-2 in regulation of game two of their Major League Soccer Eastern Conference championship series on Wednesday, deadlocking the series at 5-5 on aggregate, the Reds got overtime goals from Benoit Cheyrou (98') and Tosaint Ricketts (100') as Toronto won their first-ever conference championship 7-5 on aggregate.

For the first time since 2008, two MLS Cup Final debutantes will meet in the championship game on Saturday December 10 as Toronto FC will host the Seattle Sounders at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (FOX Television Network).

It also will mark the first time that no original franchise will play in the MLS Cup Final.