Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Marvin Gaye - You're A Wonderful One, 1965

I had to put this up because it was so cool. The last years of innocence in America. I loved the Lloyd Thaxton Show as a kid. The Jackets and ties disappeared soon for the men and the women traded skirts for Blue jeans in coming years.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Chiefs Scalp The Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks continued their nose dive with a 35-28 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Ex Huskie Quarterback Damon Huard stepped up and controlled the game in spite of a groin injury during practice this week. He was responsible for 312 yards of offense. Larry Johnson was unstoppable most of the game with 155 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Granted, the game was at Arrowhead Stadium, and sure Matt Hasselbeck and Saun Alexander, the two most valuable Seahawks were out, but this was supposed to be a team headed back to the Super Bowl, with the exception of a few big plays, we looked like a mediocre team at best and one that will have to step it up just to make the play offs. Above, Jerremy Stevens with one of the few bright spots in the game, a Seahawk touchdown. Posted by Picasa

Coug Alum Kathy Brock Anchors The News In Chicago

Northwest native Kathy Brock has been anchoring the 6:00 and 10:00 News for WLS-TV since 2003. She graduated from WSU in 1981 and was a classmate of mine in TV Journalism class.
Brock has won 2 Chicago Emmy Awards and received national recognition for a project that in Mali, West Africa. She is a proud product of Pasco Washington. Her grandparents lived for many years in Walla Walla. I believe her Grandfather, Lewy Carpenter sold a house to my parents many years ago. Posted by Picasa

Oregon State Beavers Pull Mother Of All Upsets

Oregon State shocked the college football world by beating Pac Ten powerhouse USC 33-31 in Corvallis. This was USC's first Pac Ten loss since 2003. Beavers have a 5-3 record and up to now were not seen as any threat in the conference.

Legendary Red Auerbach Dies

Arnold "Red" Auerbach, who molded the Boston Celtics into a sports dynasty similar to baseball's New York Yankees, has passed away at 89. Auerbach coached the Celtics to 9 world championships, then guided them through 7 more as General Manager. He began coaching the Celtics in the 50s. During Auerbach's long career, the Celtics had such legends as Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, and Larry Bird. Auerbach made the victory cigar famous. It wound up being an expensive habit for Red! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Baseball Championship Is In The Cards

The St Louis Cardinals have exorcised their recent post season demons and have beaten the Detroit Tigers 4-1. Manager Tony LaRussa had lost 3 previous world series with the Cards.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Darcy To Apear In Bellevue

8th District Congressional Hopeful Darcy Burner is scheduled to apear at the Sunrise Senior Living Center in Bellevue Wednesday October 28th at 10:00 am. Stem cell research is the scheduled topic.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Do We Have A Sick Bird?

What is up with our Seahawks? Key player injuries, or much deeper problems. Time will tell. Posted by Picasa

Seahawks Cut Off At The Knee

For the first time this season, Seahawk fans are becoming aware that a return to the Super Bowl may not be in the offing for this season. The 'Hawks dropped a 31-13 decision to the Minnesota Vikings in Qwest Field and lost star quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in the process.
Hasselbeck, who last year had enough protection to shower, shave and play with his children in the backfield behind the strength of his offensive line has this season found the line to be totally offensive. The loss of Steve Hutchinson to these same Vikings has been devastating.
Hasselbeck went down on the third play of the second half and figures to be out for 3-5 weeks with a sprained knee that occurred when Viking defender E J Henderson rolled into him. Backup Quarterback Seneca Wallace proved to be inexperienced and the 'Hawks no longer threatened.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Cardinals Vs Tigers Memories From '68

This year's world series matchup between the St Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers brought back memories of the 2nd World Series that I ever followed between the Tiger and the Cards. I had known the Cardinals line up by heart Speedster Lou Brock Centerfielder great Curt Flood. Slugger Orlando Cepeda. Exact same line since the previous year when they slipped by the Boston Red Sox in 7 games. Detroit had been the sentimental favorite the whole year because of their great slugger Al Kaline who was winding down his career and had never been to the World Series. That was the summer I met Cousin Rick down in Seaside Oregon. He was about my age and equally mad about baseball. I had this game called Stat-O-Matic (it was sort of like what we know called fantasy baseball) and we had a blast playing it. Two of the teams we had were the Cardinals And Tigers.
It was the year that Denny McLaine became the last pitcher to win 30 games. It was the year of the pitcher as the batting average leader in one league barely had an average over .300.
Willie Mays was still great and at the time was my all time favorite player. Hank Aaron and Mickey Mantle where hanging in as well.
Back then, they were the St Louis "baseball" Cardinal as St Louis' Football team was also had that name.

A Karen And Linda Fan's View Of THE VIEW

Karen and Linda's apearance on the women's talk show THE VIEW, is of course permeating our family's blogosphere. I took a moment to see what others are saying.
I found this review from Willow Moon Markets.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Big Day For Karen And Linda

Don't forget that my second cousins Karen and Linda (above with host Rosie O'Donnell will be on "The View" tommorrow, October 19th. Set your VCR or Tivo or for heaven's sake just stay home and watch. The show starts at 10:00 am on your local ABC station. In the Puget Sound area, that would be KOMO channel 4 Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Rolling Stones - Angie

As I write this--The Rolling Stones are playing in Qwest Field. I have heard that some tickets to the event are going for $700. The Stones came on the scene in 1964, back then it would have been an outrage to pay $20 a ticket.
Here are the Stones doing my favorite "Angie"!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Lou Piniella To Manage The Chicago Cubs

For the 3rd straight time, Lou Piniella will be managing a last place team as the Chicago Cubs have hired the veteran manager. Piniella, who helped transformed the Mariners from one of the worst franchises in professional sports into a solid winning club, had considerably less success with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in his home town. Piniella signed a 3 years deal with the Cubs who have not been to a world series since 1945 and have not won one since 1908. The Cubs have however consistantly outdrawn their crosstown counterparts, the White Sox, even in years when the Sox had a better record. Their aging stadium, Wrigley Field, is a popular Chicago tourist attraction.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Seahawks By A Toe Over St. Louis Rams

Posted by Picasa Pressure? What Pressure? The reliable kicking of Josh Brown saved the Seattle Seahawks from a defeat that may have been more embarrassing than the one 2 years ago when they blew a three touchdown lead against these Rams.
The Seahawks, two weeks removed from a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Chicago Bears started out looking very sluggish against the high powered offense of St Louis. You had to wonder if this season was going down the tubes. The 'Hawks went to the locker room at halftime trailing 21-7.
Apparently Coach Holmgren read our Birds the "riot act" and the Seahawks came back in roaring fassion with the offensive fireworks of Matt Hasselbeck. Missing Bobby Engram, Saun Alexander, and perhaps more importantly, the 12th Man. Hasselbeck was able to rely on Daryl Jackson and Deion Branch and was able to take the lead. Suddenly the defense woke up from the dead and was able to contain the Rams. It looked like the deal was sealed when the 'Hawks marched into the red zone with a one point lead with less that 2 minutes remaining. Rather than just run out the clock though Seattle tried to get more points and wound up fumling the ball. Leonard Little recovered and Marc Bulger and company were back in business. The always dangerous Bulger hit Tory Holt for a touchdown pass and it looked like he would be the hero. The Seahawks crawled into field goal range and with time ticking off the clock, Brown hit the 54 yard field goal and the light of hope for the Seahawks this season was still burning. The final score was Seahawks 30 Rams 28.

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Shame Of Dave Reichert

If Dave Reichert somehow keeps his job as Washington's 8th district Congressman, it won't be from taking the high road. Just as he has did in 2004 in his race against Dave Ross, Reichert has crossed ethical lines. Watch this ad, then compare it with the Darcy Burner ad also on this page.
Does Reichert talk about his record in Congress, bills he sponsored, etc. No, he attacks Darcy. That is the fact and here is the proof.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Apprentice Winner To Make Local Appearance

Apprentice 3 winner Kendra Todd will be in town this weekend to make a keynote address at a real estate seminar at the Sea Tac Hilton. Todd, who was one of South Florida's top real estate agents was the first woman picked on Donald Trump's reality series. In addition to her speech, Kendra will autograph copies of her latest book "Risk And Grow Rich" Posted by Picasa

Reichert Meets His Foe

Darcy Burner Bio Spot

I went to the Dave Reichert vs Darcy Burner debate last night but the house was already full. 1st District Congressman Jay Inslee spoke to aproximately 100 people who arrive too late to speak about an energy proposal that he wants to put before Congress. This was a golden opportunity for Inslee. As a service for Darcy Burner, I have posted this ad which explains a little about who she is.
For a good wrap-up on what happened inside the debate, I'll link you to Switzerblog

Yankees Lidle Is Plane Crash Victim

New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle was killed when his small plane crashed. This event will cast a shadow on the upcoming play off games in both leagues. More later.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Sparkle From The Right

Not only is it boring for me to always read material that I agree with, I always feel that I need to get both sides of a particular issue. Right Wing Sparkle (above) leaves no doubt as to where it is coming from. I don't agree with much that she writes but she is well informed, entertaining, and tolerant of different points of view. Well at least she has yet to delete any of my posts, at least at this writing. A couple of my other favorite sites are Blatherwatch and David Goldstein's blog. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Bye Bye Yankees

What a shame, the Detroit Tigers only a week ago could not beat the lowly Kansas City Royal to clinch first place in the AL Central. Today baseball's Cinderella story put away the Yankees in the 4th game of the best of 5 series. The Tigers will know play the Oakland A's, both teams that have been to the World Series in earlier happier days.
There is one New York team still alive as the Mets eliminated the Dodgers today. The Mets will take on the Cardinals. There are some intriguing rematches that can take place. The A's have beaten the Mets in a World Series during the 70s. The Detroit Tigers beat the St Louis Cardinals in 1968. The second World Series that I ever watched.

Darcy Burner And Dave Reichert To Face Off In Debate

The Seattle Times is sponsering a debate between 8th District Republican Congressman Dave Reichert and his Democratic Challenger Darcy Burner (above). It will take place this Tuesday October 10th at the Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue. The public is invited as door open at 6:30pm, the debate starts at 7:00.
Reichert claims to represent his district, but a recent secret visit by political hatchetman Karl Rove and a lunch with Republican fatcats in Medina with George W Bush last August call that into question. It is understandable though if you could see Burner's ability to raise money from men and women throughout the district who are eager for a change. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 06, 2006

A Boomer Lashes Out

None of my generation really had to walk 20 miles in the snow to school but I got a chuckle out of this bit from another website

"Because of SUVs, cell phones, iPods, computers, 500 TV channels, and Paris Hilton, the teen-agers of today are far better off than the teens of the 60s.”Are you kidding me? Let's look at this and compare......THEM - SUV'sUS - 1965 Mustang ConvertiblesTHEM - cell phonesUS - Walkie-Talkies (how cool was it to have a pair?)THEM - iPodsUS - a pocket transistor AM radio with an earplug to listen to the BEST music ever and it sounded GREAT! Made us what we are today.THEM - computersUS - books (dictionary, encyclopedias, the library...we actually LOOKED THINGS UP to learn things)THEM - 500 TV channels (and still nothing on)US - 3, sometimes 4 channels and we couldn't make up our mind what to watch. We had NO remotes and turned the channel MANUALLY! I miss that.THEM - Paris Hilton (they can have her)US - Ginger, Mary Ann, Betty, Veronica......THEM - hackeysackUS - sandlot baseball, sandlot football, frisbeeTHEM - tv video gamesUS - sandlot baseball, sandlot football, frisbee....and going outside PLAYING WITH FRIENDSTHEM - American IdolUS - Ted Mack's Amateur HourTHEM - rapUS - ROCK AND ROLL!!THEM - MTVUS - (ahem) LLOYD THAXTON, Jimmy O'Neill, Ed SullivanWe win. Case closed."

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

No 'Hawk Game This Sunday Holmgren Fires Team

Ok, I'm kidding. The Seahawks have a bye scheduled for this weekend. It could not have happened at a better time as last Sunday's game will be known from this point on as "The Sunday Night Massacre." Saun Alexander, who usually does incredible things on Sunday night telecasts was out of the game nursing his broken foot. The Seahawks misfired on all cylindars against the Bears who may be the NFL's team of destiny. It is still early in the season though, but so far, even in it's wins, the Hawks scarcely look like championship material. I expect better things as the season wears on.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

No Seahawk Blog This Week

The Undefeated Seattle Seahawks will take on the Chicago Bears in a Nationally televised game at 5:oo on NBC (King 5 in Seattle). I am taking tonight and tommorrow off from writing about the 'Hawks in observation of Yom Kippur. You can get great a great report about tonight's game at Mike Sando's site. Posted by Picasa

Karen And Linda Go National

As mentioned below, writer cousins Karen Denino and Linda Woods are to apear on THE VIEW, the ABC women's panel show with Barbara Walters, Rosie O'Donnell, Joy Behar, and Elizabeth Hasselbeck. The show is seen in the Seattle area morning at 10:00 on KOMO Channel 4. Posted by Picasa