Sunday, July 31, 2016

Timbers Fall 1-0 At SKC

At Kansas City, Kansas:

Jacob Peterson scored the only goal of the match in the 50th minute on Sunday as Sporting Kansas City defeated the visiting Portland Timbers 1-0 in Major League Soccer action.

The Timbers will play their opening CONCACAF Champions League group-stage match this coming Wednesday night against CD Dragon from El Salvador at home at 7:00 PM Pacific Time (Galavision).

Portland will host Sporting KC in their next MLS contest next Sunday at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (ESPN).

Friday, July 29, 2016

Als Way Too Much For Riders In Montreal

At Montreal:

Quarterback Kevin Glenn threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns on Friday as the Montreal Alouettes (2-3) demolished the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-4) 41-3 in Canadian Football League action.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Big Yella

Let's be thankful Kellogg's did not go the Post Cereals' TV show route and had a network cartoon show featuring their homemade cereal box characters.

I don't think anyone would watch a cartoon featuring Big Yella, who's featured on this 1977 box of Kellogg's Sugar Corn Pops.

How Come My Cereal's No Longer Available, Fool?

From the 1980s, here's a box of Quaker's Mr. T cereal.

Pac-Man Cereal Box

Here are the front and back of a 1983 box of General Mills' Pac-Man cereal.

What's The Matter, So-Hi? Did They Run Out Of Rickshaws?

Here's a 1966 commercial for Post Rice Krinkles, starring So-Hi (then a cast member on CBS-TV's Linus the Lionhearted cartoon show) pushing scale model Ford Mustangs that were free inside specially-marked boxes.


From 1960-61, here's a commercial for Post Toasties Corn Flakes with Rory Raccoon.  Rory (along with his nemesis Claudius Crow) would become a regular on CBS TV's Linus the Lionhearted cartoon show in 1964.

Monday, July 25, 2016

T2 Fall To S2 On Road

At Tukwila, Washington:

In a Sunday United Soccer League match between two clubs owned and operated by their Major League Soccer namesakes, Mark O'Ojong scored the winning goal in the 89th minute as Seattle Sounders 2 posted a 1-0 home victory over Portland Timbers 2.

T2 will host the Colorado Springs Switchbacks on Wednesday, August 3 at 7:30 PM Pacific Time.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Storm Foil Steel Victory Bid

At Tampa, Florida:

Defensive lineman Everett Hawkins blocked Ernesto Lacayo's 23-yard game-winning field-goal attempt as time expired on Saturday as the Tampa Bay Storm (2-13) held off the visiting Portland Steel (2-13) 41-40 in Arena Football League play.

Galaxy Snap Timbers Unbeaten Run At Nine Games

At Portland, Oregon:

Robbie Keane (7') and Gyasi Zardes (11') each delivered an early goal on Saturday as the Los Angeles Galaxy ended the Portland Timbers' nine-game Major League Soccer unbeaten streak with a 2-1 road triumph.

Zarek Valentin scored for the Timbers in the 41st minute.

The Timbers will try to get back on track on July 13 on the road at Kansas City, Kansas against Sporting Kansas City (11:00 AM Pacific Time, FOX).

Friday, July 22, 2016

Riders Knock Off REDBLACKS For First Victory Of Season

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Tyler Crapigna kicked a 53-yard field goal with 68 seconds remaining as the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-3-0) picked up their first Canadian Football League victory of the season on Friday with a 30-29 triumph over the visiting Ottawa REDBLACKS (3-1-1).

Breakfast of Champions?!

Here's a 1947 box of Wheaties with an Iron Jaw the Robot cut-out mask on the back.

What?! No Bunny Rabbit or Mister Moose?!?!

From the early 1960s, here's a box of Kellogg's OK Cereal (sort of a competitor to General Mills'  Cheerios) with cutouts on the back to make Captain Kangaroo's garden.

The Captain, Mister Green Jeans, and Dancing Bear are featured, but not Mister Moose (maybe due to his penchant for dumping ping pong balls on the Captain as well as his bad jokes) or Bunny Rabbit (who always stole the Captain's carrots).

Yes, that's Yogi Bear on the front of the box.

Sugar Pops Pete!

Here's a late 1950s-early 1960s box of Kellogg's Sugar Pops with Sugar Pops Pete.

Where The Hell Did Snap, Crackle, and Pop Go?!

Here's a 1940 single-serving box of Kellogg's Rice Krispies.

Compact Box?!

From 1964, here's a "Compact Box" of Post Crispy Critters with Linus the Lionhearted.  The folks at Post Cereals decided to reduce the sizes of their boxes of cereals while maintaining their former weight.

Customers, though, were not impressed, thinking that they were being cheated out of an amount of cereal.

By 1965, General Foods, then the parent company of Post Cereals,  abandoned the Compact Box project.

From The WTF File

From around 1963, here's a box of Post Alpha Bits with the original design for the character soon to become known as Loveable Truly the Postman.

The Honeycomb Kid!

From circa 1965, here's a box of then newly-minted Post Honeycomb with the Honeycomb Kid on it.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sugar Jets

Early 1960s box of General Mills' Jets Cereal.

Where's Snidely Whiplash?

This is probable from the late 1960s or early 1970s, a box of General Mills' Frosty O's with Dudley Do-Right.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Rory Raccoon?!

From circa 1965, here's Rory Raccoon on a box of Post Sugar Sparkled Corn Flakes.

Apparently, Hoppy Ate Grape Nuts Flakes Too

Here's a 1951 box of Post Grape=Nuts Flakes with Hopalong Cassidy on the front.


Here's an early-1950s box of Post Raisin Bran with William (Hopalong Cassidy) Boyd on the front.

Post Sugar Crisp

From circa 1962, here's a box of Post Sugar Crisp cereal with Sugar Bear on the front.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

DV8 Scores Twice Is Timbers Hold Off Sounders In Cascadia Cup Clash

At Portland, Oregon:

In Sunday Major League Soccer action, Diego Valeri scored twice (44', 50') and Fanendo Adi once (64') while Jake Gleeson came up with four saves as the Portland Timbers stretched their MLS unbeaten streak to nine games with their 3-1 Cascadia Cup home victory over the Seattle Sounders.

Chad Marshall scored the lone Sounders goal in the 59th minute.

The Timbers will host the Los Angeles Galaxy this coming Saturday at 12:30 PM Pacific Time (ESPN).

Steel Knock Off Sharks

At Portland, Oregon:

In what may have been their most complete performance of the Arena Football League season, the Portland Steel (2-12) upended the visiting Jacksonville Sharks (5-9) 55-53 on Saturday night in front of a Moda Center crowd of 4,793 fans.

T2 Dominated At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

In a Saturday United Soccer League contest involving two clubs owned and operated by their Major League Soccer namesakes, Lee Nishanian (6'), Bryam Rebellon (18'), Raul Mendiola (39'), and Jack McBean (76') each scored once as Los Angeles Galaxy II dominated Portland Timbers 2 by a score of 4-1 on the road.

T2 will pay a visit on Seattle Sounders 2 on July 24 at Tukwila, Washington at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Riders Fall To BC At Home

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Quarterback Jonathan Jennings threw for a career-high 429 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday as the British Columbia Lions (3-1) defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-3) 40-27 on the road in Canadian Football League action.

WOW! Graham Crackers For Breakfast?!

You're mighty close.

Here's a 1978 box of Kellogg's Graham Crackos.

Time For A Bowl Of Sugar Crisp

From 1957-58, here's a box of Post Sugar Crisp with the original three bears.

Did You Ever Eat Chicken With This Cereal?

Here's a box of Waffelos, a now-extinct Ralston-Purina cereal with Waffelo Bill.

Maybe You Learned Your ABCs By Eating This Cereal

From circa 1957, here's a box of the newly-hatched Post Alpha Bits.

No, No, No! Tony The Tiger Is On The Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Box

From 1959-60, here's a box of Post Sugar Coated Corn Flakes.

What?! No Mercurys??

Here's a mid-1950s box of Post Sugar Rice Krinkles with Krinkles the Clown on it.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Early So-Hi

From circa 1960, here are the front and back of a box of Post Cereals' Sugar Coated Rice Krinkles, with So-Hi on the front.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Timbers Settle For Home Draw With Impact

At Portland, Oregon:

Ignacio Iapatti's equalizer in the 44th minute lifted the Montreal Impact to a 1-1 Wednesday night Major League Soccer road draw with the Portland Timbers, whose MLS unbeaten run was stretched to eight games.

Jack McInerney scored for the hosts in the 14th minute.

The Timbers will host the Seattle Sounders in a nationally-televised Cascadia Cup Clash on Sunday at 12:00 Noon Pacific Time (FOX Television Network).

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

CBS Saturday Mornings 1968

Here's a two-page magazine ad for CBS' Saturday daytime programming lineup in 1968.

Where's Bugs

Here's a two-page magazine ad promoting ABC's 1967 Saturday daytime lineup.

Missing was The Bugs Bunny Show, which still aired on ABC on Saturdays that season, before moving over to CBS the following year.

1950s Raisin Bran Commercial featuring Maisie the Raisin and Jake The Fl...

Here's a 1950 TV commercial for Post Raisin Bran with Maisie the Raisin and Jake the Flake.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sure Doesn't Look Like So-Hi

Here's an early 1950s box for Post Sugar Rice Krinkles.

With Krinkles the Clown.

Who Ate My Post Toasties?

Here's a 1925 magazine ad for Post Toasties Corn Flakes.


And we ain't talkin' about the American Broadcasting Company, either.

Here's a 1949 magazine ad for Chesterfield cigarettes.

With Liggett and Myers ABC means either "Always Buy Chesterfield" or "A: Always Milder, B: Better Tasting; C:Cooler Smoking."

Another Old Cereal Box

Here's another old box of Post Raisin Bran, this time from circa 1958.

Old Cereal Box

Here's a 1967 box of Post Raisin Bran.

Makes you feel old, now does it now.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Timbers Stretch Unbeaten Run To Seven Games After Scoreless Draw With Red Bulls In Jersey

At Harrison, New Jersey:

Goalkeeper Jake Gleeson racked up his third league shutout of the season (fourth in all competitions) on Sunday for the Portland Timbers as they battled the New York Red Bulls to a Major League Soccer 0-0 road stalemate.

The Timbers will host the Montreal Impact this coming Wednesday night at 7:30 PM Pacific Time (ROOT Sports Northwest).

Another Defeat---And Another Rose City AFL Record-Low Home Crowd---For The Steel

At Portland, Oregon:

In a tightly-contested Saturday night Arena Football League contest, the Orlando Predators (12-2) defeated the Portland Steel (1-12) 47-41 in front of another Rose City AFL record-low crowd---4.458 at the Moda Center.

The defeat assured Portland of traveling to Phoenix to face the Arizona Rattlers in a Western Conference playoff semifinal match (all AFL teams will make the playoffs this season).

Friday, July 08, 2016

Riders Fall In OT To Eskimos

At Edmonton, Alberta:

Quarterback Mike Reilly threw for 336 yards and four touchdowns on Friday night, three of them to Adarius Bowman, while Sean Whyte kicked two field goals, one from 51 yards at the end of regulation and the other from 32 yards out in overtime as the Edmonton Eskimos (1-1) came from behind to upend the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-2) 39-36 in Canadian Football League play.

After their go-ahead three-pointer in overtime, the Esks' defense prevented Riders quarterback Darian Durant from picking up a first down on a third down and short yardage play to preserve the victory.

1956 Studebaker Hawks

Here's a magazine ad for the 1956 Studebaker Hawks, featuring the top-of-the-line Golden Hawk, powered by a Packard-built 275-horsepower V-8 engine.

Complete with Twin Ultramatic Drive!!!

'53 Studebaker

Here's a magazine ad for the 1953 Studebaker as designed by the legendary Raymond Loewy.

Switchbacks Score Late To Secure Road Draw With T2

At Portland, Oregon:

Kharlton Belmar's equalizer in the 87th minute carried the Colorado Spring Switchbacks to a 1-1 United Soccer League Thursday deadlock with Portland Timbers 2.  Luke Vercollone scored for the hosts in the 16th minute.

A battle of Major League Soccer club-owned and operated USL affiliates is in store for July 16 as T2 will host Los Angeles Galaxy II at 2:00 PM Pacific Time.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

'59 Toyota (Toyopet)

Looks like the front cover of a US sales brochure for the 1959 Toyopet (Toyota) Crown Custom Sedan.

Quality First

Here's a US magazine ad for the British-built 1960 Morris 1000.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016


Here's Red Skelton, on the cover of the February 20-26 issue of TV Guide magazine.

Red's TV show was at the time a half-hour long, on Tuesday nights on CBS.

Mr. Bandstand

Here's Dick Clark, host of TV's American Bandstand, still airing live on ABC from Philadelphia each weekday at the time, on the cover of the September 10-16, 1960 issue of TV Guide magazine.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

This Is Babs?!

On the cover of the November 27-December 3, 1953 issue of TV Guide magazine is Lugene Sanders, who played Babs (daughter of Chester A.) Riley on the NBC sitcom The Life of Riley which starred William Bendix.

Yabba Dabba Doo!

Here's the cover of the July 1-7, 1961 issue of TV Guide magazine with Fred and Wilma Flintsone and Barney and Betty Rubble.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Noel Neill, Who Played Lois Lane In 1950's "Superman" TV Series, R.I.P.

Noel Neill, one of two actresses who portrayed Daily Planet reporter (and Clark Kent's colleague) Lois Lane on the 1950's television series The Adventures of Superman, passed away on Sunday at age 95 at her Tucson, Arizona home.

Miss Neill, who played Lois in a pair of Columbia Pictures theatrical serials, Superman (1948) and Atom Man vs. Superman (1950) opposite Kirk Alyn (who played Clark/Superman), replaced Phyllis Coates (who's still with us at age 89) in the role of Lois opposite George Reeves in 1953, one year after the syndicated TV series began.

It ended in 1958.  There were plans to revive the series, but they were halted by Mr. Reeves' suicide in 1959.

Before she began playing Lois, Noel appeared in some forty motion pictures.

Timbers and Rapids Gather Goose Eggs In Colorado

At Commerce City, Colorado:

In one of three Independence Day Major League Soccer contests, in first MLS game since 2003 (when he was with the then-New York/New Jersey MetroStars), after 13 years in the English Premier League (with Manchester United, then Everton), goalkeeper Tim Howard pitched a shutout as the Portland Timbers (with Jake Gleeson doing likewise for the second time this season) battled to a 0-0 stalemate.

The Timbers' next match is this coming Sunday at Harrison, New Jersey against the New York Red Bulls (the ex-MetroStars) 3:00 PM Pacific Time (ESPN 2).

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Der Bingle

Here's the front cover of the January 1-7, 1954 issue of TV Guide magazine with Bing Crosby.


Here's a glamour shot of actress Teresa Wright, who starred in such movies as "Pride of the Yankees" and "The Best Years of Our Lives," amongst others.

Saturday, July 02, 2016


Here's Constance Bennett, on the cover of the November, 2012 issue of Now Playing, Turner Movie Classics' monthly magazine.

'60 Falcon

Here's a full-color magazine ad for the 1960 Ford Falcon as Ford Motor Company (and the other "Big 3" US automakers) were coming out with their own compact cars to compete with American Motors, Studebaker, and the imports.

Friday, July 01, 2016

'63 'Vette and 'Vair

Here's a magazine ad for the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette (which was masterfully redesigned; here we see the Sting Ray Sport Coupe) and Corvair.

Floats On Fluid, Eh?

Here's a 1964 Australian television commercial for the Morris BMC 1100.  It floats on fluid!