Friday, October 20, 2017

Era Ends Down Under

The last Holden car was built on Friday at its' plant in Adelaide, Australia on Friday, marking the end of automobile manufacturing in Australia.

The last Holden was a VFII Commodore Redline four-door sedan with manual transmission.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

DODGERS BURY (AND OUST) CUBS, WIN FIRST NATIONAL LEAGUE PENNANT SINCE 1988, WILL GET HOME ADVANTAGE IN WORLD SERIES

At Chicago:

Enrique Hernandez hit three homers and drove in seven runs on Thursday as the Los Angeles Dodgers ripped apart the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on the road to win the National League Championship Series four games to one and advance to their first World Series since 1988.

The Dodgers avenged their League Championship Series defeat of last year, in which the Cubs took that series in six games, en route to their first World Series title since 1908.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NLCS: Cubs Hold Off Dodgers, Avoid Sweep, Force Game Five At Wrigley

At Chicago:

Javier Baez hit two home runs while Jake Arrieta pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning on Wednesday night as the Chicago Cubs held off the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in game five of the National League Championship Series.

The Dodgers, who still lead the series three games to one, can lock up their first National League pennant in 29 years with a game-five victory in Chicago on Thursday.

ALCS: Yankees Blank Astros; One Victory Away From World Series

At New York:

Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit shutout ball while Gary Sanchez delivered an RBI single and later hit a home run as the New York Yankees blanked the visiting Houston Astros 5-0 on Wednesday to take a three-games-to-two lead in the American League Championship Series.

The Yankees, with a game-six win in Houston on Friday, can win their 41st American League pennant and earn their first World Series berth since 2009.

'52 Holden

Here's a 1952 Australian-built Holden 48-215 FX convertible.

'49 Holden

Here's a 1949 Holden 48-215 four-door sedan (or is it saloon?).

When You Run Out Of Football Players...........

Heck, you might as well cancel your season, which is what one Division III school in California just did.

FB Holden TV commercial 1960



Here's another Holden Aussie TV commercial, this one from 1960.

Holden cars - football, meat pies, kangaroos (Australian ad, 1970's)



As a memorial to the manufacturing of automobiles in Australia, here's a 1970s commercial from that country for the Holden.

Just as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet once meant to us Americans, this slogan is typical of our friends from Down Under.

P.S.  Holden is (soon to be was) a General Motors product, just like Chevy.

Era Ending In Australia

The final Australian-built Holden car is set to come off the assembly line on Friday.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

NCLS: Dodgers Down Cubs Again; LA One Victory Away From First Pennant Since '88

At Chicago:

Andre Ethier and Chris Taylor each hit a home run on Tuesday while Yu Darvish pitched solidly into the seventh inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers manhandled the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on the road in the third game of the National League Championship Series, which the Dodgers now lead three games to none.

Los Angeles can lock up its' first National League pennant since 1988----and avenge their LCS defeat at the hands of the defending world champions---with a road win Wednesday in game four.

ALCS: Yankees Erase Four-Run Deficit, Level Series With Astros At 2-2

At New York:

Aaron Judge hit a home run in the seventh inning, then doubled during a four-run eighth inning as the New York Yankees battled back from a four-run deficit to square the American League Championship Series at two games apiece following their Tuesday game-four 6-4 home win over the Houston Astros.

Monday, October 16, 2017

ALCS: Yankees Bash Astros, Cut Houston's Series Lead To 2-1

At New York:

Aaron Judge and Todd Frazier each hit a three-run homer while C.C. Sabathia pitched six innings of three-hit shutout ball on Monday as the New York Yankees cut the Houston Astros' American League Championship Series advantage to two games to one after their 8-1 game-three home beat-down.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

NCLS: Justin Turner's Late Heroics Stretch Dodgers' Series Advantage Over Cubs To 2-0

At Los Angeles:

Justin Turner hit a walk-off three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning on Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers stretched their advantage over the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series to two games to none after their 4-1 game-two home victory over the defending World Series champions.

Timbers Thump DCU, Clinch Playoff Berth

At Portland, Oregon:

In Sunday Major League Soccer action, Sebastian Blanco scored twice (60', 86') while Diego Valeri (PK-45'+4) and Alvas Powell (50') each tallied once as the Portland Timbers locked up a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs after their 4-0 home demolition of DC United.

Goalkeeper Jeff Attinella made five saves to preserve the shutout.

The Timbers will wrap up their regular-season schedule with a home Cascadia Cup clash against the Vancouver Whitecaps at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (ROOT Sports Northwest).  A victory would give Portland the Western Conference regular-season title as well as the Cascadia Cup (for the first time in five years).

Redskins Hand Niners Another Tough Defeat

At Landover, Maryland:

Quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for two touchdowns and ran for another on Sunday as the Washington Redskins (3-2) blew a seventeen-point lead but then went on to hold off the visiting San Francisco 49ers (0-6) 26-24.

T2's Rough Season Ends With A Thud In Arizona

At Scottsdale, Arizona:

Kevon Lambert (4'), Chris Cortez (13'), Didier Drogba (56'), and Matthew Watson (74') each scored once on Saturday night as Phoenix Rising dominated visiting Portland Timbers 2 by a score of 4-1 in the United Soccer League regular-season finale for both clubs.

T2 closed out a tough league season with three wins, 23 defeats, and 6 draws for a grand total of 15 points.

Cardinal Make Mince Meat Of Ducks

At Stanford, California:

Running back Bryce Love carried the ball 17 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night as the Stanford Cardinal (#23 in the Associated Press poll, #25 in the USA Today/Amway Coaches rankings; 5-1 overall, 4-1 in Pac-12 play) demolished the visiting Oregon Ducks (4-3, 1-3) 49-7.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

NCLS: Dodgers Top Cubs In Series Opener

At Los Angeles:

In Saturday's opening game of the National League Championship Series, Yasiel Puig and Chris Taylor each hit a home run as the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a two-run deficit to overpower the visiting Chicago Cubs 5-2.

Buffaloes Pull One Out Against The Beavers In Corvallis

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Quarterback Steven Montez threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Bryce Bobo with 94 seconds remaining on Saturday afternoon as the Colorado Buffaloes (4-3 overall, 1-3 in Pac-12 play) picked up their first conference victory of the season 36-33 over the Oregon State Beavers (1-6, 0-4) on the road, ruining Cory Hall's debut as the Beavers' interim head coach. 

ALCS: Astros Post Another 2-1 Win Over Yankees, Stretch Series Advantage To 2-0

At Houston:

Carlos Correa, who had homered earlier in the game, delivered the game-winning double in the ninth inning, allowing Jose Altuve to scored the winning run as the Houston Astros once again defeated the New York Yankees 2-1 at home in Saturday's second game of the American League Championship Series.

Justin Verlander went the distance, striking out 13 batters as the Astros now have a two-games-to-none advantage.

Friday, October 13, 2017

REDBLACKS Battle Back, Knock Off Riders In Regina, Clinch Playoff Berth

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

A one-yard Quarterback sneak for a touchdown by Ryan Lindley on the game's final play on Friday lifted the Ottawa REDBLACKS (7-9-1) to a 33-32 Canadian Football League road victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-7-0).

The victory assured the defending Grey Cup champions of not only a playoff berth, but the right to host at least one playoff game.

ALCS: Dallas Keuchel Pitches Lights Out As Astros Blank Yankees In Series Opener

At Houston:

In Friday's opening contest of the best-of-seven American League Championship Series, Dallas Keuchel pitched seven innings of shutout baseball, striking out ten batters in the process, while Carlos Correa and Yuli Gurriel each delivered an RBI single in the fourth inning as the Houston Astros blanked the visiting New York Yankees 2-0.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

NLDS: Cubs Hold Off Nats In Game-Five Thriller, Get Another Shot At Dodgers

At Washington:

A two-run fifth-inning double from Addison Russell was a key part of a four-run inning as the Chicago Cubs came from behind, then held off the Washington Nationals 9-8 on the road in Thursday's fifth and deciding game of a National League divisional playoff series, which the Cubs won three games to two.

The Cubs will open their third successive National League Championship Series, against the Los Angeles Dodgers (a rematch of last year's title series which Chicago won), which opens this coming Saturday in the City of Angels.

Chalk Up Another Defeat For T2

At San Antonio, Texas:

In Wednesday United Soccer League action, Ryan Roushandel scored the winning goal in the 71st minute as San Antonio FC defeated visiting Portland Timbers 2 by a 2-1 score.

T2 will wrap up what has been a rough USL season on the road against Phoenix Rising on Saturday at 6:30 PM Pacific Time (streamed live via timbers.com and YouTube).

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

ADLS: Yankees Hold Off Indians, Win Series; New York To Take On Astros For Pennant

At Cleveland:

In Wednesday's fifth and decisive game of their American League divisional playoff series, Didi Gregorius hit two home runs as the New York Yankees held off the home-standing Cleveland Indians 5-2 to overcome a two-games-to-none deficit and win the series three games to two.

The Yankees will take on the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series, which is set to open in Houston on Friday.

NDLS: Stephen Strasburg Pitches Lights Out As Nats Blank Cubs To Force Game Five In DC

At Chicago:

Stephen Strasburg pitched seven innings of shutout ball, striking out a franchise postseason record 12 batters on Wednesday while Michael Taylor delivers the club's first-ever postseason grand slam home run as the Washington Nationals blanked the Chicago Cubs 5-0 on the road to deadlock their National League divisional playoff series at two games apiece.

The series is set to be decided in Washington on Thursday, starting a 5:00 PM Pacific Time (TBS).

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

NLDS: Cubs Take 2-1 Series Lead Over Nats; Dodgers Complete Series Sweep Of Diamondbacks

Both National League divisional playoff series resumed on Monday.

At Chicago:

Anthony Rizzo delivered the game-winning single with two outs in the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs overcame the visiting Washington National 2-1 for a two-games-to-one divisional playoff series advantage.

The defending World Champions can advance to a third successive National League Championship Series with a game-four home victory on Tuesday.



At Phoenix, Arizona:

Cody Bellinger homer and drove in two runs while Yu Darvish pitched five innings of solid baseball as the Los Angeles Dodgers completed their three-game divisional playoff series sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with their 3-1 road win in game three.

The Dodgers will have home-field advantage in the National League Championship series against the Chicago-Washington series winner.

  

Monday, October 09, 2017

ALDS: Astros Finish Off Sox In Beantown, Advance To ALCS; Yanks Down Indians To Force Game Five

Both American League divisional playoff series continued on Monday.

At Boston:

Alex Bregman hit a home run in the eighth inning while Josh Reddick delivered the game (and series)-winning run with his RBI single with two out in the same inning as the Houston Astros knocked off the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on the road in game four of their divisional playoff series and eliminated the hosts three games to one to advance to the American League Championship Series.

The series victory was the Astros' first since winning the National League pennant in 2005.



At New York:

With Gary Sanchez hitting a home run and Aaron Judge contributing a two-run double, the New York Yankees leveled their divisional playoff series with the Cleveland Indians at two games apiece following their 7-3 game-four home victory.

The series will be decided on Wednesday back in Cleveland.




Ducks' Support In Both Polls Evaporate

Following Saturday's home defeat at the hands of Washington State, support in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Amway Coaches college football polls for the Oregon Ducks evaporated.

Success With Badgers Didn't Translate Into Success With Beavers As OSU And Gary Andersen Part Ways

After a record of 7-23 overall and 3-18 in Pac-12 Conference play over the course of two and one-half seasons (1-5 and 0-3 respectively this season to date), Oregon State parted ways with head football coach Gary Andersen on Monday.

Assistant Cory Hall takes over as the Beavers' interim coach.

Y.A. Tittle, Hall Of Fame Pro Football Quarterback, R.I.P.

Yelberton Abraham (Y.A.) Tittle, Hall of Fame quarterback whose career in professional football spanned 17 seasons (1948-64), passed away early Monday morning at age 90.

The Texas-born Mr. Tittle played his college ball at Louisiana State.  He was named the Most Valuable Player in the Cotton Bowl game after the 1946 season.  The Tigers' game with Arkansas ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

Despite being the sixth overall pick in the 1948 National Football League by the Detroit Lions, Y.A. signed on with the Cleveland Browns, who originally held his All-America Football Conference rights.

However, before the start of the 1948 season, with the Browns having won the AAFC's first two league titles, and with concerns that Cleveland's unsurpassed domination was hurting the league, the league office wanted Paul Brown to surrender some of his players to the other, less fortunate clubs in the eight-team circuit.

That's how Y.A. ended up with the Baltimore Colts, a team that suffered through a dismal 1947 campaign.

But Mr. Tittle helped lead the Colts to a 7-7 record in '48, and into a tie-breaking playoff at home against the Buffalo Bills for the Eastern Division title, a game the Colts lost.

Despite a bad 1949 season, the Colts, along with the Browns and the San Francisco 49ers was admitted into the NFL when the two leagues agreed to a "merger."

The 1950 season was a disaster on the field and the gate for the Colts, who went 1-11 that year.

The Colts closed up shop on the eve of the 1951 NFL college draft, and Y.A. and the other Colts veterans were put in the hopper for the college draft.  That's how he ended up with the San Francisco 49ers.

During his ten season with the Niners, Y.A. posted a record of 45-31-1.  For much of that time, he was in the backfield with outstanding running backs Joe Perry, Hugh McElhenny, and John Henry Johnson.

But after ten years in Frisco, Y.A. was traded to the New York Giants.  It was during his time with the Giants that Y.A. reached the pinnacle of his career as he quarterbacked the Giants to three straight NFL Championship Game appearances (1961-63), though, alas, the Giants ended up on the short end of the stick each time.

In 1962 and '63, Mr. Tittle threw for 32 and 36 touchdown passes, respectively, becoming the first NFL quarterback to throw for 30 or more TDs over two consecutive seasons.

Y.A. retired after the 1964 season and was elected to and enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.

Y.A. threw for 242 touchdowns and 33,070 passing yards.


Sunday, October 08, 2017

ALDS: BoSox, Yanks Stay Alive, Force Game Fours

Both American League divisional playoff series continued on Sunday.

At Boston:

A four-hit, three-RBI performance from Hanley Ramirez helped the Boston Red Sox crown the visiting Houston Astros 10-3 in game four of their divisional playoff series, thus avoiding elimination.

The Astros, who still lead the series two games to one, can advance to the American League Championship Series with a game-four win in Boston on Monday.



At New York:

Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of shutout ball while Greg Bird hit a home run to produce the game's lone score in the seventh inning as the New York Yankees defeated the  Cleveland Indians 1-0 at home in game three of their divisional playoff series.

Aroldis Chapman produced a five-out save to preserve the victory and keep the Yankees alive in the series.

The Indians can still close out the Yanks with a game-four win in the Bronx on Monday.






Niners Drop Another Tough Decision, This Time At Indy In OT

At Indianapolis:

Adam Vinatieri kicked four field goals on Sunday, including the overtime game winner from 51 yards out as the Indianapolis Colts (2-3) defeated the visiting (and snakebit) San Francisco 49ers (0-5) 26-23.

T2 Fall To Galaxy II At The Death

At Carson, California:

Jeffrey Payeras scored the winning goal in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time on Saturday night as Los Angeles Galaxy II defeated visiting Portland Timbers 2 by a score of 3-2 in United Soccer League action.

T2 will visit San Antonio FC this coming Wednesday at 5:30 PM Pacific Time (streamed over timbers.com and YouTube).

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Riders Come Back To Knock Off Argos In Toronto

At Toronto:

Quarterback Brandon Bridge came off the bench on Saturday to complete 20 of 23 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns as the Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-6) came from behind to upend the Toronto Argonauts (7-8) 27-24 on the road in Canadian Football League action.

Cougs Manhandle Ducks In Eugene

At Eugene, Oregon:

Quarterback Luke Falk threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns while Erik Powell kicked four field goals on Saturday as the Washington State Cougars (#11 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Amway Coaches polls; 6-0 overall, 3-0 in Pac-12 play) clinched bowl eligibility by dominating the Oregon Ducks (4-2, 1-2) 33-10 on the road.

Trojans Too Much For Beavers In LA

At Los Angeles:

Quarterback Sam Darnold threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday as the Southern California Trojans (#14 in the Associated Press poll, #15 in the USA Today/Amway Coaches rankings; 5-1 overall, 3-1 in Pac-12 play) dominated the visiting Oregon State Beavers 38-10 (1-5, 0-3).

NLDS: Nats Square Series With Cubs At 1-1; Dodgers Down Diamondbacks Again, Stretch Series Lead To 2-0.

Both National League divisional playoff series resumed on Saturday.

At Washington:

Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman each hit an eighth inning  home run (for two and three runs, respectively) as the Washington Nationals squared their divisional playoff series at a game apiece after their game-two 6-3 home win over the Chicago Cubs.

At Los Angeles:

Yasiel Puig hat three hits and drove in two runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers downed the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 in game two of their divisional playoff series.

The Dodgers, who now lead the series two games to none, can close out the Diamondbacks with a game-three victory on Monday in Phoenix.

Friday, October 06, 2017

NLDS: Cubs, Dodgers Take Series Openers

Both National League divisional playoff series opened on Friday.

At Washington:

Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings of two-hit shutout ball while Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo produced RBI singles as the Chicago Cubs blanked the Washington Nationals 3-0 on the road in the opening match of their divisional playoff series. 

At Los Angeles:

Justin Turner hit a three-run homer en route to a five RBI evening as the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 in the opening game of their divisional playoff series.

ALDS: Indians, Astros Win Again, Stretch Respective Series Leads To 2-0

Both American League divisional playoff series continued on Friday.

At Houston:

Carlos Correa homered, doubled, and drove in two runs as the Houston Astros again registered an 8-2 home win over the Boston Red Sox, this time in game two of their divisional playoff series.

The Astros, who lead the series two games to none, can finish off the Red Sox with a Sunday victory in Boston.

At Cleveland:

Yan Gomes singled home Austin Jackson from second base with nobody out in the thirteenth inning as the Cleveland Indians came back from a five-run deficit to upend the visiting New York Yankees 9-8 in game two of their divisional playoff series.

The Tribe, who lead the series two games to none, can finish off the Bronx Bombers with a game-three Sunday victory at Yankee Stadium.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

ALDS: Astros, Indians Take Series Openers

Both American League divisional playoff series (best of five) opened on Thursday.

At Houston:

Jose Altuve hit three home runs as the Houston Astros demolished the visiting Boston Red Sox 8-2 in the opening contest of their divisional playoff series.



At Cleveland:

Pitcher Trevor Bauer pitched 6 2/3 innings of two-hit shutout ball (striking out slugger Aaron Judge three times) while the bullpen did the rest as the Cleveland Indians (with Jay Bruce batting in three runs) defeated the visiting New York Yankees 4-0 in game one of their divisional playoff series.

'75 AMC Gremlin X

Here's a 1975 American Motors Gremlin X.

 

The Eagle Has Landed!

Here's a 1982 American Motors Eagle four-door wagon.

 

Three Ways To Get Hires Root Beer

At least according to a 1931 magazine ad.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6wEyG9OR7Cc/TooZ_xdzxMI/AAAAAAAAALA/cUGmp9l4MNk/s1600/ad-1931-hires-rootbeer.jpg 

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

MLB Playoffs: Diamondbacks Outlast Rockies In NL Wild Card Slugfest For Crack At Dodgers

At Phoenix, Arizona:

In Wednesday's National League Wild Card playoff game, relief pitcher Archie Bradley delivered a two-run triple in the seventh inning---on of four triples hit by the Arizona Diamondbacks as they held off the visiting Colorado Rockies 11-8 to advanced to the National League divisional playoff series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, set to open on Friday night in the City of Angels.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

MLB Playoffs: Yankees Double-Up Twins In AL Wild Card Game, Get Indians Next

At New York:

In Tuesday's opening game of the Major League Baseball playoffs, Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer and Aaron Judge delivered a two-run shot as the New York Yankees defeated the visiting Minnesota Twins 8-4 in the American League Wild Card Game.

The Yankees will travel to Cleveland to take on the Indians in the opening game of their divisional playoff series on Thursday.

'52 Hudson Hornet And Wasp

Here's a magazine ad for the 1952 Hudson Hornet and Wasp, featuring Twin-H Power in the automaker's six-cylinder engine.



WOW!

'55 Studebaker Conestoga Station Wagon

Here's a magazine ad for the 1955 Studebaker Conestoga Station Wagon.

Which Would You Rather Drive?

A Rolls-Royce or an AMC Ambassador?

This is a two-page magazine ad for the 1968 American Motors Ambassador.



Pictured is the Ambassador DPL two-door hardtop.

'70 (Hudsonless) Hornet

Here's a magazine ad for American Motors' 1970 Hornet, which replaced the long-running Rambler.

'66 Rambler Classic

Here's a full-page magazine ad for the 1966 Rambler Classic.



Shown here is the Rambler Classic Rebel two-door hardtop.

Remember, folks, at American Motors, the quality was built in, not added on.

Monday, October 02, 2017

'40 Nash

Here's a 1940 Nash Ambassador two-door coupe.

Ducks, While Unranked, Gain Support In Both Polls

After their Saturday victory over visiting California, the Oregon Ducks, while still unranked, gained support in both the Associated Press (they would be ranked #26) and the USA Today/Amway Coaches (they would by ranked #32) college football polls.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Niners Drop OT Heartbreaker To Cardinals In Glendale

At Glendale, Arizona:

With 32 seconds remaining in overtime, quarterback Carson Palmer completed a 19-yard pass to veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald for the game's lone touchdown as the Arizona Cardinals (2-2) defeated the visiting San Francisco 49ers (0-4) 18-15 on Sunday.

Robbie Gould's five field goals (including one in overtime) produced all of the Niners' points, while his Arizona counterpart Phil Dawson (an ex-49er) kicked four three-pointers.

The NOW Cars From The 1967 American Motors!



Here's a TV commercial for the "Now Cars" from "The 1967 American Motors."  Featured are the Rambler American, Rambler Rebel, and Ambassador.


'61 Studebaker Lark And That Skybolt 6 Engine



Here's a commercial for the 1961 Studebaker Lark with Rex May.  In this one, Rex touts the Lark's new "Skybolt" 6-cylinder engine.

It was actually Studebaker's old Champion 6 engine with the L-head replaced by an overhead valve.

You could elect have one with a V-8 engine instead.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Ducks Top Cal Bears, Get Back On Winning Track

At Eugene, Oregon:

Justin Herbert, before coming out of the game with an injury, threw for a touchdown and ran for another while Kani Benoit ran for 138 yards and two more scores (one, a career-long 68-yarder) on Saturday night as the Oregon Ducks (4-1 overall, 1-1 in Pac-12 play) outdistanced the visiting California Golden Bears (3-2, 0-2) 45-24 to match their 2016 victory total, despite suffering a number of injuries in the contest.

Huskies Devour Beavers In Corvallis

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Quarterback Jake Browning completed 26 of 34 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns (all to Dante Pettis) while Myles Gaskin ran for 113 yards and another scored as the Washington Huskies (#6 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Amway Coaches polls; 5-0 overall, 2-0 in Pac-12 play) demolished the Oregon State Beavers (1-4, 0-2) 42-7.

Quakes Hold Off Timbers At Home, Prevent Portland From Clinching Playoff Berth, Snap DV8's Consecutive Games Scoring Streak

At San Jose, California:

Vako Qazaishvili (16) and Danny Hoesen (49') each scored once as the San Jose Earthquakes kept their playoff hopes alive with a 2-1 Saturday night Major League Soccer home victory over the Portland Timbers.

Sebastian Blanco scored the Timbers' lone goal in the 87th minute.

The defeat kept the Timbers from clinching an MLS Cup Playoff berth.  Portland's Diego Valeri saw his MLS-record consecutive games scoring streak snapped at nine.

The Timbers' next game will be at home against DC United on Sunday, October 15 at 4:30 PM Pacific Time (ROOT Sports Northwest).

T2 Knock Off Whitecaps 2 On Road

At Langley, British Columbia:

Victor Arboleda scored the only goal of the match in the 67th minute on Saturday as Portland Timbers 2 knocked off Vancouver Whitecaps 2 by a score of 1-0 in United Soccer League action.

T2 will pay a visit on Los Angeles Galaxy II next Saturday night at 7:30 PM Pacific Time (to be streamed live over timbers.com and YouTube).

I Think I'll Take Door Number Two, Saint Peter

Monty Hall, the Winnipeg-born co-creator and iconic host of the long-running television game show Let's Make A Deal, passed away on Saturday at his Beverly Hills, California home at age 96.

Mr. Hall passed away from heart failure, some three months after the passing of his television-producer wife of nearly 70 years.

On LMAD, costume-sporting contestants in the studio audience would try like the dickens to get Monty's attention for a chance to win (or trade up to win) fabulous prizes, even at the risk of getting a piece of crap (or getting "zonked") instead.

Some might say that this show was a testament to greed.

Maybe so, but that was a fun testament to greed.

The original series first aired late in 1963 on NBC, then moved to ABC some five years later before leaving that network in 1976.

After running on ABC's prime time schedule in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the nighttime show went into syndication.

Monty hosted a pair of 1980s syndication efforts.  The current version, hosted by Wayne Brady, was launched on CBS in 2009.

More on Monty's life and career can be found here.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Riders Stage Comeback Win Over REDBLACKS In Ottawa

At Ottawa, Ontario, Canada:

The Saskatchewan Roughriders (7-6) scored 18 unanswered points in the third and fourth quarters as they came back from down 17 points to upend the Ottawa REDBLACKS (5-9-1) 18-17 in Friday Canadian Football League action.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

T2 Fall In Season Home Finale

At Portland, Oregon:

Shaun Wright-Phillips (8') and Jason Johnson (82') each scored once on Wednesday night as Phoenix Rising FC blanked Portland Timbers 2 by a 2-0 count in T2's United Soccer League home finale for the season.

The Portland Timbers' USL affiliate will pay a visit on Vancouver Whitecaps FC II this coming Saturday at 3:00 PM Pacific Time (streamed over timbers.com and YouTube).

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

'66 Imperial

Here's a 1966 Imperial LeBaron four-door hardtop.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Ducks Fall Out Off Polls Though Still Have Support

After getting knocked off at Arizona State on Saturday, the Oregon Ducks fell out of both the Associated Press and USA Today/Amway Coaches college football polls.

The Webfoots still have support in both the AP (where they would be ranked in a three-way tie for #36) and Coaches (two-way tie for #36) polls.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

DV8 Helps Timbers Dominate Lions At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

Diego Valeri scored twice (PK-15', 59') and Darren Mattocks once (29') as the Portland Timbers dominated visiting Orlando City 3-0 in Sunday Major League Soccer action.

The Lions, with Jonathan Spector (47' after collecting his second yellow card) and Victor Giro (85' after a straight red card) being tossed out of the match by referee Baldomero Toledo,  ended the game with nine men as their playoff hopes are flickering away while the Timbers find themselves in second place in the Western Conference standings, one point behind front-running Vancouver.

The Timbers' next match is against the Earthquakes at San Jose this coming Saturday night at 7:30 PM (to aired over the Timbers' broadcast TV network via KPDX, Portland-Vancouver).

Riders Fall At Home To Hot Stampeders As Calgary Locks Up Playoff Berth

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Kicker Rene Paredes converted all five field-goal attempts on Sunday as the Calgary Stampeders (11-1-1) became the first club to clinch a berth in the upcoming Grey Cup Playoffs following their 15-9 Canadian Football League road win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-6).




T2 No Match For Reno 1868 On Road

At Reno, Nevada:

Dane Kelly (10', 13') and Antoine Hoppenot (49', 59') each scored twice on Saturday night as Reno 1868 FC destroyed visiting Portland Timbers 2 by a score of 6-1 in United Soccer League action.

T2 will host Phoenix Rising FC in their home finale this coming Wednesday at 7:30 PM Pacific Time (streamed live over timbers.com and YouTube).

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sun Devils Hold Off Ducks In The Desert

At Tempe, Arizona:

The Arizona State Sun Devils (2-2 overall, 1-0 in Pac-12 play) held off the previously unbeaten Oregon Ducks (#24 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Amway Coaches polls; 3-1, 0-1) 37-35 on Saturday in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools.

The Sun Devils snapped a 10-game losing skid against the Ducks.

ASU quarterback Manny Wilkins completed 24 of 39 passes for 347 yards and a touchdowns while running for two other scores himself.

Freshman kicker Brandon Ruiz kicked the game-winning field goal for the Sun Devils with 2:33 remaining.

'67 Marlin

Time for anther magazine ad from the 1967 American Motors, this NOW Car is the Marlin, in what turned out to be its' final season.

'67 Rebel

Here's a magazine ad for the Rebel SST, one of the NOW Cars from the 1967 American Motors!

Shown here is a '67 Rebel SST two-door hardtop.

'67 Ambassador

Here's a magazine ad for American Motors' 1967 Ambassador.



One of the NOW Cars from the 1967 American Motors.

'67 Rambler American

Here's a magazine ad for the 1967 Rambler American, with the Rogue Hardtop being pictured.



One of the Now Cars from the 1967 American Motors!

'55 Pontiac

Here's a 1955 Pontiac Star Chief two-door sedan.

'55 Imperial Hardtop

Here's a 1955 Imperial two-door hardtop.



It was with the '55 model year that Imperial became a separate make from Chrysler.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Alice and the White Rabbit ad for Hudson Wasp Rambler



In another American Motors commercial that featured some Walt Disney animation, here are Alice (of "Alice in Wonderland" fame) and the White Rabbit in the opening seconds of this TV ad, as Alice complains about the ride in the Rabbit's automobile.

This commercial is for the 1955 Hudson Hornet, Wasp, and Rambler.

Where's Uncle Remus?





Here, we see Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Bear, and Br'er Fox, who appeared in the 1946 Walt Disney classic feature-length motion picture, "Song of the South," starring in a Disney-animated television commercial for the 1955 American Motors Rambler, available at Nash and Hudson dealers.

'60 Dodge

Here's a full-page magazine ad for the 1960 Dodge.

It's The Compact Luxury Car............

It's the 1959 Ambassador by Rambler!



Full-page magazine ad for American Motors' luxury automobile.

'57 Studebaker Silver Hawk

Here's a 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Rams Hold Off Niners In Santa Clara

At Santa Clara, California:

Quarterback Jared Goff completed 22 of 28 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns, while running back Todd Gurley II (who caught one of the TD passes), ran for 113 yards and two other scores as the Los Angeles Rams (2-1) held off the San Francisco 49ers (0-3) 41-39 on the road in a Thursday night NFL thriller.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Too Hot To Hold Until '57?!

Here's a full-sized magazine ad for the 1956 Nash Ambassador Special, built on a Statesman wheelbase, and carrying American Motors' own 250-cubic inch, 190-horsepower V-8 engine.

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'56 Hudson Hornet Special

Here's a 1956 Hudson Hornet Special, which was built on a Hudson Wasp wheelbase.'
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This is the car that used American Motors' 250-cubic inch, 190 horsepower V-8 engine.

This (and the Nash Ambassador Special) came to being after AMC ended its' engine arrangement with Studebaker-Packard (the '55 and early '56 Hornets and Ambassadors had the Packard-built engine that delivered first 208, then 220 horsepower, and had Packard's Ultramatic automatic transmission as standard equipment).

AMC used its' new in-house engine on its' Nash Ambassador Specials (built on the Statesman wheelbase) as well.

Why couldn't AMC just call those cars Statesman and Wasp V-8s?

'55 Hudson Met

Here's a 1955 Hudson Metropolitan, sold at Hudson dealerships, which explains the Hudson, rather than Nash, badging.

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'76 Pacer

Here's a 1976 American Motors Pacer.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

'52 Hudson Wasp

Here's a 1952 Hudson Wasp Club Coupe Brougham.

'50 Hudsons

Here's a magazine ad for the 1950 Hudsons.

'51 Studebaker Commander V-8

Here's a magazine ad for the 1951 Studebaker Commander V-8.



That year, the South Bend automaker became the first independent to offer an overhead-valve V-8 engine, available on the Commander and Land Cruiser.

In this Paul Hesse photo, we see a Commander V-8 four-door sedan with "suicide" doors in the back.

'58 Edsel

Who says we don't do Edsels?

Here's a 1958 Edsel Ranger four-door sedan.

'66 Ambassador

Here's a 1966 American Motors Ambassador two-door hardtop.



Beginning with that model year, Ambassadors were no longer marketed as Ramblers, but as AMC cars.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Seahawks Top Niners In Defensive Struggle

At Seattle:

Quarterback Russell Wilson threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Paul Richardson with 7:06 remaining on Sunday as the Seattle Seahawks (1-1) defeated the visiting San Francisco 49ers (0-2) 12-9 in National Football League action.