Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Road Draw For Timbers U23s

At Seattle:

The Portland Timbers' Under-23 squad held the hosts Puget Sound Gunners to a 1-1 Sunday Premier Development League draw.

Monday, June 29, 2015

S2 Too Much For T2

At Portland:

San Garza (45') and Pablo Rossi (86') each scored once on Monday as Seattle Sounders 2 blanked home-standing Portland Timbers 2 by a score of 2-0 in United Soccer League play.

Jack Carter, Comedian Who Brought Rapid-Fire Delivery To TV, R.I.P.

Jack Carter, the Brooklyn-born son of Russian immigrants who would  go on to become one of television's first stars and is best remembered as a stand-up comedian known for his rapid-fire delivery and impressions, and whose career continued into the 21st Century, passed away on Sunday at his Beverly Hills, California home from respiratory failure just days after his 93rd birthday.

Mr. Carter was a frequent guest on The Ed Sullivan Show and his impersonations of the "Great Stone Face" even brought a smile or two to Mr. Sullivan.

Unlike many other comedians of his generation, Jack did not come out of the Catskill Mountains; instead he came from the theater.

After appearing in a number of plays during the 1940s, Jack hosted a short-lived ABC Network television show entitled American Minstrels of 1949, before becoming the original host of DuMont's Cavalcade of Stars.

In 1950, NBC signed him to host a Saturday night variety show which ran a couple of seasons.

Jack would appear in movies, on numerous TV shows, and on Broadway during the course of a career that would last for nearly three-quarters of a century.


Here's the front of a brochure for the 1950 Hudson Pacemaker.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fanendomania Returns As Timbers Bounce Back To Overpower Sounders In Cascadia Cup Clash

At Portland, Oregon:

Fanendo Adi scored twice in a two-minute stretch in the second half (74', 76') on Sunday as the Portland Timbers came back from their mid-weed embarrassment at the StubHub Center and dominated the visiting Seattle Sounds 4-1 in a Major League Soccer----and Cascadia Cup----contest.

Darlington Nagbe (12') and Rodney Wallace (90'+1) each added a goal to the Timbers' coffers.

Portland's next game is a US Open Cup Round-of-16 road clash with Real Salt Lake at Sandy, Utah on Wednesday (7:00 PM Pacific Time).

Next Sunday, the Timbers will host the San Jose Earthquakes in their next MLS encounter, which will start at 2:00 PM Pacific Time and will be televised by ESPN 2.

Outlaws Overtake Thunder As Time Expires

At Las Vegas:

Quarterback Dennis Havrilla ran for the winning touchdown from a yard out as time expired on Sunday as the expansion Las Vegas Outlaws (5-8) handed the visiting Portland Thunder (3-10) their sixth straight Arena Football League defeat (and ninth in their last ten starts) 48-46.


Here's the front cover of a brochure for the 1951 Hudson Hornet.

Riders Lose Season Opener---And Starting QB For Season With Ruptured Achilles

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Running back Paris Cotton ran for 108 and caught a touchdown pass while fellow back Cameron Marshall ran for a TD and caught a pass for another score on Saturday as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers knocked off the Saskatchewan Roughriders 30-26 in the Canadian Football League regular-season opener for both clubs.

Not only did the Riders lose at home to the Bombers for the first time since 2004, they lost their starting quarterback Darian Durant for the season with a ruptured Achilles which he suffered in the first half.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Timbers U23s Blank Sounders U23 On Road

At Sumner, Washington:

The Portland Timbers' Under-23 squad defeated their Seattle Sounders' counterparts 2-0 on the road in Friday Premier Development League play.

Friday, June 26, 2015

'49 Nash Airflytes

Here's a magazine ad for the 1949 Nash Airflytes, featuring the Ambassador and 600 (which was renamed the Statesman for 1950).

They may be bathtubs, the Nash did a much better job with their bathtubs than Packard did with theirs.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bad News For Catherine Gale and Emma Peel: Patrick Macnee, Who Starred As John Steed On "The Avengers," R.I.P.

Patrick Macnee, the British-born actor best remembered for portraying the British secret agent John Steed on the 1960s British-produced television series The Avengers, passed away on Thursday at his Rancho Mirage, California home at age 93 from natural causes. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Two Robbies Help Galaxy Undress Timbers, End Portland's Four-Game MLS Winning Streak

At Carson, California:

Robbie Keane successfully converted a penalty kick in the 18th minute and assisted on goals from Robbie Rogers (33') and Juninho (72') as the Los Angeles Galaxy ended the Portland Timbers' four-game Major League Soccer winning streak (five in all competitions) with a 5-0 home demolition on Wednesday.

Sebastian Lletget (13') and Jose Villarreal (88') also scored once apiece for the Galaxy.

The Timbers, who were reduced to ten men after Liam Ridgewell was ejected via a red card in the 78th minute, will try to get themselves back together in time for Sunday's nationally-televised Cascadia Cup clash at home against the Seattle Sounders (who will be minus the injured Obafemi Martens and the suspended Clint Dempsey) at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (Fox Sports 1).

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Which Size Car Would You Want?

Oh, I get it! RAMBLER size!

Magazine ad for the 1962 American Motors Rambler cars.

Dick Van Patten, Starred In "Eight Is Enough," R.I.P.

Dick Van Patten, the actor best remembered for portraying the father of eight youngsters on the ABC Television Network comedy-drama series Eight is Enough, passed away on Tuesday at Santa Monica, California of complications from diabetes at age 86.

Mr. Van Patten, who began his career as a model and child actor, made his Broadway debut in 1935 at age seven, billed as "Dickie Van Patten."

Dick first became known to television viewers as Nels, one of the sons of a Norwegian-American family on the CBS Network series Mama, which ran from 1949 to 1957.

But it was in 1977 that Dick first played his best-remembered role, as Tom Bradford, the father of eight kids on the 1977-81 comedy-drama series Eight is Enough.  It was following the passing of his first wife (played by Diana Hyland who passed away just weeks after the series premiered) that widower Tom married a nurse named Abby (played by Betty Buckey).  Together, the two ran and set up a chaotic household with all those kids. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

I Didn't Know Ted Lewis Had A New Orleans Accent

Here's a clip from a 1955 ABC Network telecast of The Lawrence Welk Show with clarinetist (and New Orleans product) George Aubry playing his instrument and doing his impersonation of bandleader Ted Lewis (complete with top hat) as the band plays Ted's theme song, "When My Baby Smiles at Me."


Some Called Them Bathtubs

Others called them pregnant elephants.

Magazine ad for the 1948 Packards.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Shock Heap More Misery For Thunder

At Portland, Oregon:

The Spokane Shock (4-8) handed the Portland Thunder (3-9) their fifth straight Arena Football League defeat (and eighth in their last nine starts) 69-54 on the road on Sunday night in a nationally-televised contest.

Portland will try to get back on the winning track next Sunday at Las Vegas for a contest against the expansion Outlaws at 2:00 PM Pacific Time.

Timbers U23s Defeat Sounders Counterparts

At Portland, Oregon:

The Portland Timbers' Under 23 squad defeated their Seattle Sounders counterparts 1-0 at home in Sunday Premier Development League play.

Timbers 2 Fall To Whitecaps II On Road

At Burnaby, British Columbia:

In Sunday United Soccer League action, Ethan Sampson scored the winning goal in the 80th minute as Vancouver Whitecaps II held off visiting Portland Timbers 2 2-1.

Timbers Blank Dynamo For Fourth Straight MLS Victory (Five In A Row In All Competitions)

At Portland, Oregon:

Maximiliano Urruti (31') and Gaston Fernandez (PK-61') each scored a goal while goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey only had to make one save for his seventh shutout of the season on Saturday night as the Portland Timbers won their fourth straight Major League Soccer contest, 2-0 over the Houston Dynamo.

The Timbers, who have won five straight games in all competitions, will visit the Los Angeles Galaxy this coming Wednesday night at 8:00 PM Pacific Time, telecast over ESPN 2.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Timbers U23s Demolish Gunners

At Portland, Oregon:

The Portland Timbers' Under-23 squad manhandled the visiting Puget Sound gunners 4-0 in Friday Premier Development League action.

You Can Be Sure----If it's WESTINGHOUSE!

1948 magazine ad for the Westinghouse console radio.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Known For Quality The World Over

Here's a magazine ad for the 1958 Philco Miss America Hyper-Power Television sets with Marilyn Van Derbur, Miss America of 1958.

This Country's Most Exclusive Cars, Eh?

Here's a magazine ad for the 1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk and 1958 Packard Hawk.

After that year, Studebaker-Packard pulled the plug on Packard and eliminated the Golden Hawk as well as just about every other series (saved for a pillared Silver Hawk) and put their baskets on the new Studebaker Hawk.

Nash Rambler With A Different Name

Here's the front of a brochure for the 1958 Rambler American.

American Motors decided to resurrect the old Nash Rambler body style and 100-inch wheelbase for their two-door Rambler Americans beginning with the 1958 model year.

They added a two-door station wagon for 1959 and a four-door sedan for 1960 before changing the sheet medal for the 1961s.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Last Gasp

Magazine ad for the 1955 Willys Bermuda Hardtop and 4-Door Sedan.

The Bermuda was billed as this country's lowest-priced hardtop for 1955.

1955 was the year that domestic production for the Kaiser and Willys passenger cars ended and that production moved to Argentina and Brazil respectively.

Kaiser and Willys, by this time, were the only two American cars that did not offer a V-8 engine.

'55 Studes

Here's a magazine advertisement for the 1955 Studebakers.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Buy A '57 Packardbaker Today!

Here's a magazine ad for the 1957 Packard Clipper.

The 1957 and '58 Packards were built at the Studebaker plant in South Bend, Indiana and were derided as "Packardbakers."

And they didn't sell.

Timbers Score Twice In OT, Oust Seven-Man Sounders In Open Cup Match, Advance To Fifth Round

At Tukwila, Washington:

Rodney Wallace scored the winning goal in the 100th minute on Tuesday as the Portland Timbers ousted the defending champions Seattle Sounders 3-1 on the road in overtime in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tournament in a contest that saw the Sounders, who suffered their first-ever defeat at Starfire Sports Stadium,  reduced to seven men with three players ejected and another one lost to injury after they had used up all three of their allotted substitutions.

The Timbers' next Open Cup match will take place on June 30 or July 1 with the opponent and site to be determined in a draw scheduled for Thursday.

Portland, with a three-match league winning streak (four in a row in all competitions), will host the Houston Dynamo in their next Major League Soccer contest this coming Saturday at 7:30 PM Pacific Time (Timbers broadcasting network via KPTV in Portland).

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


At Cleveland:
Stephen Curry (that's him driving to the basket against Cleveland guard J.R. Smith)and series Most Valuable Player Andre Iuodala each scored 25 points on Tuesday night as the Golden State Warriors won their first National Basketball Association championship since 1975 with their 105-97 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in game six of the NBA Finals which the Warriors won four games to two as they overcame LeBron James' 32 points, 18 rebounds, and nine assists.

USA Today photo by David Richard

Monday, June 15, 2015


At Chicago:
NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks
One goal each from Duncan Keith (who unanimously won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoffs Most Valuable Player; that's him, wearing #2, celebrating with Antoine Vermette, #80, after the game) and Patrick Kane each scored a goal while Corey Crawford stopped all 25 shots as the Chicago Blackhawks blanked the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 on Monday night and won the Stanley Cup by taking the final four games to two.

The cup title was Chicago's third in six years.  This, however, marked the first time since 1938 that the Blackhawks won the cup on home ice.

USA Today photo by Jerry Lai

Bud Bounced

Bench coach Dave Roberts will take over as Padres manager starting with tonight's game at home against Oakland.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

NBA Finals: Warriors Defeat Cavaliers Despite LeBron's Triple-Double; Golden State One Win Away From First Title Since '75

At Oakland, California:
2015-06-14 Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry (that's him, mugging to the crowd after scroing a fourth-quarter bucket) scored 37 points on Sunday as the Golden State Warriors, despite a 40-point, 14-round, 11-assist night from LeBorn James, defeated the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 104-91 to take a three-games-to-one lead in the NBA Finals.

The Warriors can wrap up their first NBA title since 1975 with a game-six victory at Cleveland on Tuesday night.  Should the Cavaliers win, the series will be decided in Oakland on Friday night. 

USA Today photo by Kyle Terada

Timbers 2 Too Much For Aztex

At Portland, Oregon

In a Sunday United Soccer League match, Blair Gavin (42'), Fatawu Safiu (PK-45'), and Jeanderson Salvador Pereira (89') each scored a goal as Portland Timbers 2 downed the visiting Austin Aztex 3-1.

Next Sunday, T2 will pay a visit on Vancouver Whitecaps 2 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time.

Timbers U23s Blank Crossfire

At Portland, Oregon:

In Saturday Premier Development League play, the Portland Timbers' Under-23 squad blanked the visiting (Seattle-based) Washington Crossfire 2-0.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Stanley Cup Final: Blackhawks Beat Lightning In Tampa; Chicago One Win Away From Third Title In Six Years

At Tampa, Florida:
Antoine Vermette (that's him wearing #80, celebrating with teammates) scored the winning goal early in the third period as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on the road in game five of the Stanley Cup Final.

Corey Crawford saved 31 of 32 shots for the Blackhawks, who now lead the series three games to two and can wrap up their third Stanley Cup championship in six years with a game-six victory back home in Chicago on Monday night.

USA Today photo by Kim Klement

Jim Ed Brown, Orpy Veteran With Hits With Sisters And As Solo Act, R.I.P.

Jim Ed Brown, who had several hits with sisters Maxine and Bonnie ("Looking Back To See," "The Three Bells") and as a solo act ("Pop A Top," amongst others), and who was a longtime regular on the Grand Ole Opry, passed away on Thursday at Franklin, Tennessee from lung cancer at age 81.

The Browns were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this past March.

After several Country-and-Western top-ten hits in the 1950s, Jim Ed and his sisters were set to go their several ways when their producer at RCA Victor records, guitar legend Chet Atkins asked if there was anything left they wanted to record.

They suggested a song that they had sung at home, "The Three Bells," which had been a hit for Edith Piaf and Les Compagnons de la Chanson as "Les Trois Cloches."

They recorded what was also known as "The Jimmy Brown Song," and it was a massive hit on the country charts that was also one of 1959's biggest pop hits.

The first major success for Jim Ed and Maxine came in 1954 with a  humorous song the two penned entitled "Looking Back to See."  Bonnie joined the act in 1955.

The trio were invited to join the Grand Ole Opry in 1963.

The Browns went their separate ways in 1967.  By then, Jim Ed had a big country solo hit, entitled "Pop A Top."  He would continue to have top 10 hits on the Billboard C&W charts well into the 1970s.

Thunder Bitten By Rattlers

At Portland, Oregon:

The Arizona Rattlers (9-2) converted three interceptions into two touchdowns on Friday night as they manhandled the Portland Thunder (3-8) 69-42 on the road for their fifth straight Arena Football League victory.  For the Thunder, the defeat was their fourth in a row and seventh in their last eight starts.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sir Christopher Lee, Horror Film Legend, R.I.P.

Sir Christopher Lee, the towering British film actor best remembered for starring roles in such motion pictures as "The Curse of Frankenstein" and "Dracula," passed away this past Sunday in London at age 93.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

NBA Finals: Warriors Pop Cavaliers' Balloon, Square Series At 2-2, Return To Oakland With Home-Court Advantage

At Cleveland:
Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala each scored 22 points on Thursday night as the Golden State Warriors leveled the NBA Finals at two games apiece following their 103-82 game-four road domination of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Timofey Mozgov paced the Cavaliers with 28 points while LeBron James added 20 (to go with his 12 rebounds and eight assists).

In this photo, here's Steph driving to the basket against the Cavaliers' Matt Dellavedova around the pick of Warriors' forward David Lee.

USA Today photo by Bob Donnan

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Switchbacks Too Much For T2

At Colorado Springs, Colorado:

Miguel Gonzalez scored twice in the first half (25', 34') on Wednesday as the Colorado Springs Switchbacks held off visiting Portland Timbers 2 by a score of 3-1 in United Soccer League action.

This was the match that was rescheduled from May 9 due to inclement weather.

The next contest for T2 will be at home this coming Sunday at 6:00 PM Pacific Time against the Austin Aztex.

Stanley Cup Final: Blackhawks Top Visiting Lightning, Square Series At Two Games Apiece

At Chicago:
Game 4: Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad is
Brandon Saad (shown here congratulated by teammates) scored the winning goal in the third period on Wednesday as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 and leveled the Stanley Cup Final at two games apiece.

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford saved 24 of 25 shots for the victory.

USA Today photo by David Banks

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

NBA Finals: Cavaliers Hold Off Warriors, Take 2-1 Series Lead

At Cleveland:
LeBron James scored 40 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and dished out eight assists on Tuesday night while Matthew Dellavedova added 20 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the visiting Golden State Warriors 96-91 to take a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA Finals.

Stephen Curry paced the Warriors with 27 points.

Here's the Cavaliers' Matt Dellavedova attempting a shot against the Warriors' Steph Curry.

USA Today photo by Bob Donnan

Monday, June 08, 2015

Stanley Cup Final: Lightning Top Blackhawks In Chicago, Take 2-1 Series Lead

At Chicago:
Cedric Paquette scored the winning goal with 3:11 remaining in regulation on Monday while Ben Bishop (shown here) saved 36 of 38 shots as the Tampa Bay Lightning reclaimed home-ice advantage in the Stanley Cup Final following their 3-2 game-three road win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Lightning now lead the series two games to one.

USA Today photo by Dennis Wierzbicki

KISS Pick Up First Win, Top Inconsistant Thunder At Home

At Anaheim, California:

A series of unforced errors enabled the previously-winless Los Angeles KISS (1-9) to pick up their first Arena Football League victory of the season on Sunday, 52-40 on at home over the Portland Thunder (3-7), who have now dropped six of their last seven starts.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

NBA Finals: LeBron Delivers Triple-Double As Cavaliers Outgun Warriors In OT To Square Series At 1-1

At Oakland, California:
LeBron James scored 39 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, and dished out 11 assists on Sunday as the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a fourth-quarter collapse and outlasted the home-standing Golden State Warriors 95-93 in overtime to square the NBA Finals at one game apiece.  This marked the first time that the first time that the first two games of the NBA's championship series both went to overtime.  Matthew Dellavedova made two key free throws in the final seconds of the extra period to put the Cavaliers ahead to stay.

Klay Thompson paced the Warriors with 34 points.  It was a rough night for Stephen Curry who scored 19 points but made only five of 23 shots from the field.

Here, we see LeBron shooting the ball against Golden State center Marreese Speights in the game's third quarter.

USA Today photo by Kyle Terada

Saturday, June 06, 2015

FanendoMania Returns As Timbers Blank Revs For Third Straight Win

At Portland, Oregon:

Fanendo Adi scored twice in the final minutes (86', 89') on Saturday as the Portland Timbers picked up their third consecutive victory---a first for their Major League Soccer regular-season existence---with a 2-0 blanking of the visiting New England Revolution.

Portland's next competitive match will be a US Open Cup fourth-round road contest against the Seattle Sounders on June 16 at Tukwila, Washington at 7:30 PM Pacific Time.

The Timbers' next MLS contest will be at home on June 20 against the Houston Dynamo at 7:30 PM Pacific Time (Timbers' broadcast network, via KPTV, Portland).

Stanley Cup Final: Jason Garrison's Power-Play Goal Helps Lightning Square Series At 1-1

At Tampa, Florida:
Jason Garrison scored the winning goal on the power play with 11:11 remaining in regulation on Saturday night as the Tampa Bay Lightning squared the Stanley Cup Final at one game apiece with a 4-3 home victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Yep, that's Jason (#5) being congratulated by teammates after his game-winning and series-equalizing tally.

USA Today photo by Reinhold Matay


At Elmont, New York:

American Pharoah led wire-to-wire on Saturday in winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes and became the 12th horse to win the Triple Crown---the first since Affirmed in 1978.

Trainer Bob Baffert won his first Triple Crown on his fourth try and jockey Victor Espinoza did so on his third.

Frosted finished second, 5 1/2 lengths behind, and Keen Ice finished third.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Too Much Energy, Too Little T2

At Oklahoma City:

Kyle Greig scored both goals (56', 78') in the Oklahoma City Energy's 2-0 Friday United Soccer League home victory over Portland Timbers 2.

Next Wednesday, T2 will continue their road swing as they pay a visit on the Colorado Springs Switchbacks.


Glamour shot of screen legend Merle Oberon.


Glamour photo of British-born screen actress Madeleine Carroll, who starred in a pair of Alfred-Hitchcock directed films ("The 39 Steps" and "Secret Agent," produced in England in 1935 and 1936 respectively) and in a batch of Hollywood-produced movies.


Glamour photo of screen legend Hedy Lamarr.


Here's a glamour photo of screen legend Constance Bennett.

Back In 1956....

CBS was more than just their radio and television networks as well as Colulmbia Records.

In '56, they built TV sets, too.

Two-page magazine ad.

The Greatest Packard Of Them All, Eh?

Here's a two-page magazine ad for the 1956 Packard.

And remember, these cars came with electronic push-button drive.

It was the last year for the Detroit-built Packards.  For the final two years of the marque (1957, 1958), the cars were build at the Studebaker plant in South Bend, Indiana.  Those were the much-maligned "Packardbakers."

Get A Load Of This!

Here's a two-page ad featuring all 16 models for the 1956 Studebaker.

That was the year that the Hawk was introduced.

The Golden Hawk was a stand-alone hardtop, while the Sky Hawk was related to the President, the Power Hawk was related to the Commander, and the Flight Hawk was related to the six-cylinder Champion.

You Have To Drive The Lark To Believe It!

Two-page magazine ad for the 1960 Studebaker Lark.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

NBA Finals: Warriors Overcome Sluggish Start (And LeBron's 44 Points) Top Cavaliers In OT In Series Opener

At Oakland, California:
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives
Stephen Curry (seen here in the fourth quarter driving to the basket against Kyrie Irving) scored 26 points and dished out eight assists on Thursday while Klay Thompson scored another 21 points as the Golden State Warriors overcame a sluggish start (and a 44-point performance from LeBron James) as the Golden State Warriors upended the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 108-100 in overtime in the opening game of the NBA Finals.

USA Today photo by Kyle Terada

Another Ad

Here's another magazine ad for the "1960 new" (in reality 1957) Plymouth.  After the Federal Trade Commission objected, Chrysler Corporation no longer billed the Plymouth as "1960 new," but as the 1957 Plymouth, which it was.

Remember Boys and Girls.............

This is a magazine ad for the 1957 Plymouth, NOT 1960. 

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Stanley Cup Final: Blackhawks Score Two Third-Period Tallies In Less Than Two Minutes To Snatch Series Opener

At Tampa, Florida:
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Teuvo Teravainen (86)
Teuvo Teravainen (who also had an assist---that's him, wearing #86, celebrating after scoring) and Antoine Vermette each scored a third-period goal 1:58 apart on Wednesday as the Chicago Blackhawks came from behind to upend the home-standing Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in the opening game of the Stanley Cup Final.

USA Today photo by Reinhold Matay

Timbers U-23s Settle For Road Draw With Foothills

At Calgary, Alberta:

The Portland Timbers Under-23 squad battled the Calgary Foothills to a 1-1 Tuesday Premier Development League road draw. The two clubs will face-off against each other again on Sunday back in Portland at 2:00 PM Pacific Time.

That Didn't Take Very Long

Just months after pulling the plug on its' football program, UAB decided to bring it back.

The school hopes to have it up and running in 2016.

This also should preserve the Blazers' membership in Conference USA.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Betsy Palmer, Panelist On Original "I've Got A Secret," R.I.P.

Betsy Palmer, the bubbly sugar-cookie blonde best remembered by baby boomers as a long-time panelist on the original version of TV's I've Got A Secret and to a younger generation as a villainess in the 1980 horror film "Friday the 13th," passed away this past Friday in hospice care near her Danbury, Connecticut home at age 88.

In the early 1950s, Miss Palmer began making frequent appearances on televised drama anthology programs, some of them telecast live.

In 1955, Betsy made the first of nearly 200 appearances as a panelist on the CBS Network program I've Got A Secret. By 1957, she became a regular panelist on the show and would remain so until it was canceled in 1967.

In 1980, Betsy played the role of the insanely murderous camp cook Mrs. Voorhees in the motion picture "Friday the 13th." 

Betsy became the third former IGAS panelist to pass away in the past half-year with Bess Myerson passing away last December and Jayne Meadows Allen this past April.