Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hornets Sting Vikings On Road, Move To Top Spot In Big Sky Standings

At Portland, Oregon:

Mikh McKinney scored 21 points on Saturday night as the Sacramento State Hornets (19-8 overall, 13-3 in Big Sky play) climbed to the top spot in the Big Sky Conference with two regular-season games remaining following their 73-60 road victory over the Portland State Vikings (14-12, 8-8).

Pilots Drop Regular-Season Finale At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

Johnny Dee scored 12 points while Cameron Neubauer and Vasa Pusica each added 10 as the San Diego Toreros (15-15 overall, 8-10 in WCC play) defeated home-standing Portland (16-14, 7-11) 78-66 in the regular-season finale for both schools on Saturday afternoon, despite Kevin Bailey's 23 points and Alec Wintering's 21 for the Pilots, who now dropped four straight contests heading into the West Coast Conference Tournament, which takes place next week in Las Vegas.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Dammit, Jim, I'm Telling You That Vulcan Ears Is Gone

Actor Leonard Nimoy, best remembered for his portrayal of the human-alien Mr. Spock, first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the classic 1966-69 NBC Network series Star Trek, as well as several theatrical films based on the TV series, passed away on Friday at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles at age 83.

Mr. Nimoy's sister, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed Leonard's passing, resulting from end-stage obstructive pulmonary disease.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cardinal Prove Too Much For Road-Challenged Beavers

At Palo Alto, California:

Chasson Randle scored 15 points while Michael Humphrey added 14 (to go with his 15 rebounds) on Thursday night as the Stanford Cardinal (18-9 overall, 9-6 in Pac-12 play) ran roughshod over visiting Oregon State (17-11, 8-8) 75-46, despite 17 points from the Beavers' Gary Payton II.

Tyler Haws Eclipses Jimmer As School's All-Time Scoring Leader As BYU Cougars Overcome Halftime Deficit, Overpower Pilots On Road

At Portland, Oregon:

Tyler Haws scored 21 points on Thursday as he became BYU's all-time leading scorer, supplanting Jimmer Fredette, as the Cougars (22-8 overall, 12-5 in WCC play), who trailed by eight points at halftime,  defeated the Portland Pilots (16-13, 7-10) 82-69 on the road.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ducks End Seven-Year Losing Streak Against Cal Bears With Road Win

At Berkeley, California:

Joseph Young scored 25 points while Dwayne Benjamin added 18 (to go with his ten rebounds) on Wednesday night as the Oregon Ducks (21-8 overall, 11-5 in Pac-12 play) ended their 12-year losing streak against California (16-12, 6-9) by beating the Golden Bears 80-69 on the road.

What A Horny Wolf!

Here's a theatrical poster for the 1949 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon, "Little Rural Riding Hood," directed by Tex Avery. 

Coming To A Theater Near You!

Here's a promotional for a couple of upcoming (1946) Terrytoons entries: "Peace Time Football" with Gandy Goose and Sourpuss, and "Dinky Finds A Home" with Dinky Duck. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Men's Hoops: Ducks Gain Support In AP And Coaches Polls

Following their Sunday home win over then #9-ranked Utah, the Oregon Ducks actually received support in Monday's Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches men's college basketball polls and would be tied with Texas for #35 in the former and tied for #34 in the latter.


Here's a theatrical poster for the 1946 Warner Brothers cartoon, "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery," which was part of the studio's Looney Tunes series and which starred Daffy Duck and was directed by Bob Clampett. 

Time For A Terrytoons Poster

Here's a poster for the 1945 Terrytoons cartoon "Post  War Inventions," which starred Gandy Goose and Sourpuss. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Here's Another Old TV Guide Magazine Cover

Here's the cover of the April 23-29, 1955 issue of TV Guide magazine with Gale Storm. 

Mickey And His Friends

Here's the cover of the October 1-7, 1955 issue of TV Guide magazine. 

Time For Gandy And Sourpuss!

Gandy Goose and his sidekick Sourpuss visit a ghost town in "Gandy Goose in the Ghost Town," a 1944 Terrytoon produced by Paul Terry and directed by Mannie Davis, with story by John Foster and music by Philip A. Scheib.

This cartoon, with the original theatrical opening credits and title, was released theatrically by 20th Century Fox.

Yes, Folks----------CBS Was In The TV Set Business

Here's a 1952 magazine ad for the CBS-Columbia television sets. 

Home TV Equipment----From 1932?!

Here's an ad for the Jenkins Television Camera (for broadcasters) and home TV equipment that appeared in the May-June, 1932 issue of Television News magazine. 


Here's a 1949 ad for WEWS-TV, channel 5 in Cleveland that appeared in TeleVue Magazine from the city by Lake Erie. This was at the time that folks in Cleveland were just being able to receive live network television programming from New York.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ducks Knock Off Utes At Home, Help NCAA Tourney Chances

At Eugene, Oregon:

Dillon Brooks scored 19 points on Sunday as the Oregon Ducks (20-8 overall, 10-5 in Pac-12 play) knocked off the visitinig Utah Runnin' Utes (#9 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls; 21-5, 11-3) 69-58.  Delon Wright paced the Utes with 20 points.

More Fun And Games

Here's a kinescope of the November 5, 1957 CBS Network telecast of To Tell the Truth, with host Bud Collyer and panelists Polly Bergen, Ralph Bellamy, Kitty Carlisle, and Hy Gardner.

What's My Line?

Here's a kinescope of the October 17, 1965 CBS Network telecast of What's My Line?

The panelists on this broadcast were Arlene Francis, Milton Berle (guest panelist), Dorothy Kilgallen, and Bennett Cerf.

And, of course, the moderator was John Charles Daly.

Oscar Levant was the mystery guest.


Are You Kiddin'?

World War II-era magazine ad for Spud Imperial Cigarettes.

Creepy Kid

Does eating Post Raisin Bran make you look like that?!

1945 magazine ad. 

GP2 Has Big Night As Beavers Buffalo Colorado To Snap Losing Skid

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Gary Payton II scored 24 points, had four steals, and delivered a school-record seven blocks as the Oregon State Beavers (17-10 overall, 8-7 in Pac-12 play) led the visiting Colorado Buffaloes (12-14, 5-9) by 22 points at halftime, then coasted to a 72-58 home victory, ending a three-game losing streak.

Pilots Fall To Tigers In OT At Stockton; Big Night For Kevin Bailey Spoiled

At Stockton, California:

David Taylor, who scored 18 points, delivered a three-point basket to force overtime, then hit two key shots in the extra five minutes as the Pacific Tigers (11-17 overall, 3-13 in WCC play) came from behind and upended the visiting Portland Pilots (16-12, 7-9) 79-77, despite a career-high 30 points from the visitor's Kevin Bailey.

Vikings Too Much For Visiting Bears

At Portland, Oregon:

Gary Winston scored 19 points on Saturday as the Portland State Vikings (14-11 overall, 8-7 in Big Sky play), with five players scoring in double figures, defeated the visiting Northern Colorado Bears (12-14, 7-8) 91-75, despite an 18-point, 11-rebound performance from the guests' Dominique Lee.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Utes Smother Beavers' Sluggish Offense, Hand OSU First Home Defeat

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Dakarai Tucker scored eleven points off the bench on Thursday as the Utah Runnin' Utes (#9 in the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls; 21-4 overall, 11-2 in Pac-12 play) stymied Oregon State's offense in ending the Beavers' 15-game home winning streak 47-37.

Gaels Too Much For Pilots

At Morgana, California:

Kerry Carter scored 21 points while Brad Waldow added 14 (to go with his eight rebounds and five assists) on Thursday as the Saint Mary's Gaels (20-6 overall, 12-3 in WCC play) defeated the visiting Portland Pilots (16-11, 7-8) 68-51.

Vikings Outslug Visiting Fighting Sioux

At Portland, Oregon:

DaShaun Wiggings scored 27 points (converting all ten free throws in the process) on Thursday night as the Portland State Vikings (13-11overall, 7-7 in Big Sky play) defeated the visiting North Dakota Fighting Sioux (8-17, 4-10) 80-70.

Jerome Kersey, Former Trail Blazers Star Who Played On '90, '92 Western Conference Title Teams And On '99 Spurs NBA Champions, R.I.P.

Jerome Kersey, a former NBA star who played on the Portland Trail Blazers teams that went to the 1990 and 1992 Finals and played on the San Antonio Spurs' 1999 championship squad, passed away on Wednesday at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center in Tualatin, Oregon at age 52.

Mr. Kersey passed away from a blood clot that traveled from his left calf to a lung.

He was an integral part of some of the best teams in the history of the Blazers' organization.

Jerome played in the NBA for 17 seasons, 11 of them with Portland.

His name is scattered over the Blazers' record book.  Jerome is fifth all-time in scoring, third in rebounding and steals, sixth in blocked shots, and eighth in assists.

Only Clyde Drexler (867) played more games in a Portland uniform than Jerome (831).

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ducks Hold Off Buffs For Key Home Win

At Eugene, Oregon:

Joseph Young scored 23 points on Wednesday night as the Oregon Ducks  (19-8 overall, 8-5 in Pac-12 play) climbed back into sole possession of third place in the Pacific-12 Conference standings after holding off visiting Colorado (12-13, 5-8) 73-60.

Askia Booker scored 20 points to pace the Buffaloes.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pilots Hold Off Visiting Lions

At Portland, Oregon:

Kevin Bailey scored 14 points while Bryce Pressley and Volodymyr Gerun each added 13 on Saturday night as the Portland Pilots (16-10 overall, 7-7 in WCC play) held off visiting Loyola Marymount (8-19, 4-11) 66-63.

Evan Payne scored 21 of his 23 points for the Lions in the game's final six minutes and 27 seconds as LMU mounted a furious but ultimately futile comeback attempt.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Beavers Fall To Troy In City Of Angels

At Los Angeles:

Elijah Stewart scored a career-high 19 points on Saturday as the Southern California Trojans (10-15 overall, 2-11 in Pac-12 play) ended their nine-game losing streak with a 68-55 home win over the Oregon State Beavers (16-9, 7-6).

Ducks Fall To Bruins On Road

At Los Angeles:

Norman Powell scored 23 points and delivered a monster slam dunk at the end of the first half on Saturday as the UCLA Bruins (16-10 overall, 8-5 in Pac-12 play) moved into a second-place Pac-12 conference tie with Oregon (18-8, 8-5) following their 72-63 win over the visiting Ducks, despite a career-high 24 points from the guests' Jalil Abdul-Bassit. 

Vikings Knock Off Eagles On Road, End EWU's 6-Game Winning Streak And Hand Them First Home Loss Of Season

At Cheney, Washington:

DeShaun Wiggins scored 14 points on Saturday as the Portland State Vikings (12-11 overall, 6-7 in Big Sky play), with four players scoring in double figures, stunned Eastern Washington (19-6, 10-2) 68-66 on the road, snapping the Eagles' six-game winning streak and handing EWU their first home defeat of the season.

The Eagles' Tyler Harvey, the nation's leading scorer, returned to action after missing three games with an injury and scored 22 points.  However, he made only two of 13 three-point shots.

Gary Owens, Announcer On "Laugh In," R.I.P.

Gary Owens, a radio and television announcer best remembered for his deadpan, droll delivery as the announcer on the 1968-73 comedy-variety NBC TV series Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, passed away on Thursday at his Los Angeles home at age 80.

Mr Owens had struggled with diabetes.

Besides his duties on Dan and Dick's show, Gary was also known for doing numerous cartoon voice characterizations.

He was the voice of the title character on the CBS Network cartoon series Space Ghost (1966-67), which was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Vikings Fall To Vandals In Moscow

At Moscow, Idaho:

The Idaho Vandals (10-12 overall, 5-6 in Big Sky play), with Connor Hill converting eight three-point shots en route to a 28-point performance, defeated the visiting Portland State Vikings (11-11, 5-7) 87-76 on Thursday night, despite 23 points from the guests' Gary Winston.

Pilots Top Visiting Waves

At Portland:

Alec Wintering (who dished out six assists) and Kevin Bailey each scored 15 points as the Portland Pilots (15-10 overall) defeated the visiting Pepperdine Waves (15-10) 69-52 on Thursday, overcoming the 18 points (on eight-of-eleven shooting) and 10 rebounds from the visitors' Stacy Davis.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bruins Prove To Be Too Much For Beavers

At Los Angeles:

Bryce Alford scored 22 points (15 of them on five three-pointers) while Tony Parker added 15 (to go with his ten rebounds) on Wednesday night as the UCLA Bruins (15-10 overall, 7-5 in Pac-12 play) picked up their eleventh consecutive home victory over the Oregon State Beavers (16-8, 7-5), 75-59, despite a career-high-tying 24 points from the Beavers' Gary Payton II and 19 from Langston Morris-Walker.

Ducks Hold Off Trojans On Road

At Los Angeles:

Joseph Young scored 26 points while Dillon Brooks and Elgin Cook each added 15 on Wednesday night as the Oregon Ducks (18-7 overall, 8-4 in Pac-12 play) racked up their fourth straight win with an 80-75 road triumph over the Southern California Trojans (9-15, 1-11).  

Bob Simon, Veteran CBS Newsman, Longtime "60 Minutes" Correspondent, R.I.P.

Bob Simon, the veteran CBS News correspondent who was a longtime fixture on the network's television newsmagazine 60 Minutes, passed away at age 73 on Wednesday night, a result of an automobile accident in New York City.

Mr. Simon, who had been contributing reports on 60 Minutes since 1996, joined CBS News in 1967 as a reporter and assignment editor.  His career ranged from covering campus riots to the war in Vietnam to reporting from the network's Tel Aviv bureau to being the CBS News State Department correspondent.

Bob won four Peabody Awards and 27 Emmys.

Jerry Tarkanian, Hall-of-Fame College Basketball Coach Who Won National Title At UNLV (1990), R.I.P.

Jerry Tarkanian, the towel-chewing Hall-of-Fame college basketball coach who piloted UNLV to the national championship in 1990, and who won 729 games during a 34-year Division I coaching career (1968-2002) at Long Beach State, UNLV, and Fresno State, passed away on Wednesday morning in Las Vegas at age 84.

His passing happened less than four days after that of fellow Hall-of-Fame coach Dean Smith of North Carolina.

Coach Tarkanian, known to one and all as "Tark the Shark," had been in poor health in recent years, having suffered two heart attacks in the past three years.

Besides his success as a coach, "Tark" had numerous run-ins with the NCAA.

Jerry was elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 09, 2015

Ed Sabol, Founder Of NFL Films Who Turned Pro Football Into Cinematic Art, R.I.P.

Ed Sabol, the founder of NFL Films, the company that turned professional football into cinematic art, passed away on Monday at age 98, according to multiple reports.

Mr. Sabol founded Blair Motion Pictures in 1962 and was given the task of filming that year's NFL Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.

That company was renamed NFL Films in 1964 and was given exclusive rights to record NFL games on film.

He remained with the company until his retirement in 1995, after which he turned the reins over to his now-deceased son Steve.

During Ed's time with the company, NFL Films won 52 Emmy Awards.  He was elected and inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Ducks Dominate Cougars, Spoil Ex-Coach Ernie Kent's Return To Eugene

At Eugene, Oregon:

Joseph Young scored 29 points, grabbed ten rebonds, and dished out eight assists on Sunday as the Oregon Ducks (17-7 overall, 7-4 in Pac-12 play) manhandled the visiting Washington State Cougars (10-13, 4-7) 95-72.  

Dwayne Benjamin added 25 points for the Ducks, who ruined Cougars' head coach (and ex-Oregon player and head coach) Ernie Kent's return to Eugene.

Beavers Down Huskies By Double Digits, Stay Unbeaten At Home

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Gary Payton II scored 17 points and had five steals on Sunday as the Oregon State Beavers (16-7 overall, 7-4 in Pac-12 play) defeated the visiting Washington Huskies (14-9, 3-8) 64-50.

The Beavers, for the first time in school history, are 14-0 at home while they are off to their best showing after 23 games in a quarter-century, which is how long its' been since their most recent NCAA Tournament appearance.

UNC Icon Dean Smith, Who Coached Tar Heels To 879 Wins, Two National Titles; Mentor To Michael Jordan, R.I.P.

Dean Smith, who during his 36 years (1961-97) as head basketball coach at North Carolina, won 879 games (which at the time of his retirement was the all-time record for most wins by a men's college basketball coach), piloted the Tar Heels to national titles in 1982 and 1993, and who coached such players as Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Phil Ford, Sam Perkins, passed away on Saturday night at his Chapel Hill, North Carolina home at age 83.

Coach Smith also coached the United States men's Olympic team to the 1976 Gold Medal at that year's Montreal Summer Olympic Games.

The Tar Heels registered 20 or more wins for 27 consecutive years, still an NCAA Division I record.

To go with the two NCAA national titles, Coach Smith's Tar Heels won 13 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament titles, went to 11 NCAA Tournament Final Fours, and would be enshrined in both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and College Basketball Hall of Fame.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Pilots Buck Broncos At Santa Clara

At Santa Clara, California:

Thomas van der Mars (who grabbed 12 rebounds), Bryce Pressley, and Kevin Bailey each scored 16 points on Saturday night as the Portland Pilots (14-10 overall, 5-7 in WCC play), who shot 61.9% from the field,  dominated the Santa Clara Broncos (11-14, 5-8) 74-54 on the road.

Hornets Sting Vikings At Home

At Sacramento, California:

The Sacramento State Hornets (16-6 overall, 10-1 in Big Sky play) held off the visiting Portland State Vikings (11-10, 5-6) 64-60 on Saturday. Mikh Mckinney scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half to pace the Hornets, who are off to their best start since moving up to Division I in 1991.

Lizabeth Scott, Sultry Film Noir Siren, R.I.P.

Lizabeth Scott, a sultry blonde who had a come-hither voice cut out for seething romantic and homicidal passions in her Hollywood motion-picture film noir roles in the late 1940s and early 1950s, passed away last Saturday (January 31) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at age 92.

Billed as another Lauren Bacall or Veronica Lake, Miss Scott, in many of her 22 films, portrayed a good-bad girl in love in her head and larceny in her heart.

Amongst Lizabeth's co-stars were Humphrey Bogart, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, and other such tough customers.

Amongst her films were "The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers," "Dead Reckoning," "Too Late For Tears," "Pitfall," "Dark City," "I Walk Alone," and "Bad For Each Other."

She also co-starred with Elvis Presley in "Loving You," made in 1957.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Beavers Overcome Slow Start, Overcome Cougs, Remain Unbeaten At Home

At Corvallis, Oregon:

James Reid came off the bench and scored a career-high 20 points on Thursday night as the Oregon State Beavers (15-7 overall, 6-4 in Pac-12 play), despite trailing 8-0 to start the game, came back to defeat the visiting Washington State Cougars (10-12, 4-6) 55-50 to remain unbeaten at home (13-0). 

Pilots Knock Off Dons In Frisco

At San Francisco:

Alec Wintering and Kevin Bailey each scored 20 points on Thursday as the Portland Pilots (13-10 overall, 4-7 in WCC play) defeated the San Francisco Dons (9-15, 3-9) 69-57 on the road.

Mary Healy, Singer/Actress Wife Who Teamed Up With Husband Peter Lind Hayes, R.I.P.

Mary Healy, an actress and singer who was half of a long-time show business partnership with husband Peter Lind Hayes, passed away on Tuesday at Calabasas, California at age 96.

Mr. Hayes, a movie actor and Broadway, nightclub, and television comedian and the New Orleans-born Miss Healy, who he married in 1940, appeared in two early TV variety shows, The Peter Lind Hayes Show on NBC and Star of the Family on CBS.

Peter and Mary starred in the 1958 Broadway farce Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?" which ran for 26 weeks.

In 1960, the twosome starred in the sitcom Peter Loves Mary, which was about show-business personalities struggling with life in the suburbs.

Peter passed away in 1998.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Joseph Young Scored 32 Points As Ducks Slip Past Visiting Huskies

At Eugene, Oregon:

Joseph Young scored 32 points to boost his career collegiate total to 2002 on Wednesday night (becoming the fifth active Division I player to do so) as the Oregon Ducks (16-7 overall, 6-4 in Pac-12 play) defeated the visiting Washington Huskies (14-8, 3-7) 78-74.

Here's Another Ad

Here's a magazine ad for the 1957 Rambler.  Available at all Nash and Hudson dealers!  That year, American Motors stripped the Rambler of Nash and Hudson badging and made it a separate make.

A Rambler V-8?!

Here's the front of a brochure for the 1957 Rambler.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Actually, I Prefer My Ovaltine In Cold Milk

Here's an ad for Ovaltine that appeared in the October 6, 1945 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. 


1968 magazine ad for Franco American Spaghetti and Spaghetti O's. 

'55 Met

Looks like the front cover of a brochure for the 1955 British-built Nash Metropolitan (it was also sold at Hudson dealerships with a Hudson badge).

Dream Car, Eh?

Magazine ad for the 1955 Nash Ambassador and Statesman. 

On The Heels Of Deflategate...........

Now, you've got "Pipedincrowdnoisegate."

Sunday, February 01, 2015


At Glendale, Arizona:

The New England Patriots overcame a ten-point fourth-quarter deficit on Sunday and defeated the defending champions Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to win Super Bowl XLIX and their first National Football League championship in ten years.  Quarterback Tom Brady, who was named game Most Valuable Player, completed 37 of 50 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns (raising his career total to 12, a new all-time Super Bowl record), including the game-winning three-yarder to Julian Edelman with 4:50 remaining in regulation time.  But it was undrafted rookie defensive back Malcolm Bulter, with 20 seconds left, stepped in front of intended receiver Ricardo Lockett and intercepted Russell Wilson's pass to seal the Patriots' fourth Super Bowl triumph.  Both Tom Terrific and New England head coach Bill Belichick have now won four Super Bowls each, the former equaling the record shared by Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana, while the latter now joins Chuck Noll as the only four-time Super Bowl-winning head coaches.