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What college football taught us this Saturday

Posted by Lindsey on Sat, 10/11/2008 - 21:05
Illinois, Northwestern and Notre Dame shouldn't want to look in the mirror Sunday morning. It doesn't take much analysis to realize that all three teams knocked themselves out in their losses to Minnesota, Michigan State and North Carolina, respectively. Let's examine the box scores, shall we? Might we find a common thread? First, here's the total yards for each team: Illinois--550 Minnesota--312 Northwestern--459 Michigan State--297 Notre Dame--472 North Carolina--322 Now, here's the turnovers for each team: Illinois--3 Minnesota--1 Northwestern--3 Michigan State--0 Notre Dame--5 North Carolina--0 Now you know why coaches always say the turnover battle, more than any other factor, decides college games.

Between the Circles

Khabibulin in, Hjalmarsson out

Posted by TimS on Sat, 10/11/2008 - 16:33
WASHINGTON - Nikolai Khabibulin gets the start tonight against the Capitals. "We're going to give him his shot here," Savvy said. "We know he's a great goalie. We'll give him an opportunity tonight and see how it goes." Evidently Savvy didn't feel Huet facing his former teammates was enough ot a factor to start him. "Habby needs to get in a game, too," Savvy said. "I have plenty of confidence he'll step in and play well. It's his chance." Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson has sore ribs and won't face the Caps. He is day-to-day, according to the Hawks. Matt Walker makes his debut on defense.

Between the Circles

Hjalmarsson hurt

Posted by TimS on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 22:21
NEW YORK - Rookie defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson suffered what Savvy called an "upper body" injury in the first period of Friday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers and will be evaluated on Saturday. If Hjalmarsson can't play Saturday in Washington, Matt Walker would make his debut. It will be interesting to see what happens if Hjalmarsson's injury is long term, perhaps a shoulder. Would Dale try to find a way to bring Cam Barker back from Rockford even though the Hawks are only about $1.5 million under the NHL salary cap with Barker having a $2.8 million cap hit?

All That Glitters - Celebrity news

Karina and Maks, sitting in a tree...

Posted by mipplet on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 20:47
...K-I-S-S-I-N-G?!? Say it isn't so! According to Star magazine, "Dancing with the Stars" pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy (a.k.a. Mr. Hot Pants) and Karina Smirnoff are getting hot and heavy off the dance floor! The two of them were spotted dirty dancing at a trendy L.A. club a couple of weeks ago, and Star's Web site features a photo of Maks and Karina in a tight lip-lock! EW! Maks is drop-dead gorgeous, but Karina is NASTY! What is Maks thinking?! Someone needs to find him a non-skanky girlfriend pronto!


Broken, beat & scarred

Posted by Sean Stangland on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 20:22

You rise / You fall
You're down / Then you rise again
What don't kill ya / Make ya more strong

-- "Broken, Beat & Scarred," Metallica

When "Body of Lies" comes out on DVD, some Ridley Scott fanboy is going to make a YouTube highlight reel of the film set to that song. (Let's face it, it'll be me.) I think we can safely say that Leonardo DiCaprio's pretty-boy persona from "Titanic" is dead, dead, dead -- his Roger Ferris spends the entirety of Scott's terrorism thriller broken, beat and scarred, and this on the heels of his gritty turn in "The Departed" and his masterful characterization in "The Aviator."

Between the Circles

Rangers flex their muscle

Posted by TimS on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 19:51
The second period was all Rangers, who used their size and muscle to go ahead 3-1 after a 1-1 first. The Rangers were hitting and the Hawks got sloppy in the second. Keith, Skille and Bolland each had the puck on their stick before Voros scored at 5:15 to make it 2-1. Sopel and Keith didn't look good on Dubinsky's goal at 15:36. It's way early, but against a big team from the Eastern Conference such as the Rangers, the Hawks look small. Rangers have five forwards 6-3 or bigger. Hawks have only Byfuglien.

Between the Circles

Decent first period

Posted by TimS on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 18:58
Not a bad first period. Hawks outshot 10-8 but had better chances and it's 1-1. Kane goal from Campbell, who lugged the puck all the way up the ice to set it up. Soft goal by Huet? Maybe. Easy rebound, but Skille missed his check on Redden for the goal. Sharp had two great chances he couldn't convert and Bolland missed the net from a sweet spot. Bad tripping penalty by Fraser gives the Rangers a PP to start the second. Keith and Seabrook were back together on defense after just eight minutes. Campbell with Hjalmarsson.

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Bill Murray asks Obama and McCain when the Cubs will win it all

Posted by Cj on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 11:46

Obama and McCain answer Bill's question.

Obama and McCain debate the issues; Featuring Bill Murray and Chris Parnell:

Jon Stewart continues making fun of Bush.
Clusterf#@k to the Poor House - Financial Crisis Cartoons:

Fox Panic:

I know I have posted this video earlier this week, but I have posted again for those who may have missed it.

Washington approves the bailout package:

Sen. Biden and Gov. Palin go head to head:

Between the Circles

Huet to face Rangers

Posted by TimS on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 10:59
NEW YORK - Savvy said a few minutes ago after the morning skate at the Garden that Cristobal Huet would start Friday's opener against the Rangers. Savard went with Huet based on his strong preseason and the fact Nikolai Khabibulin didn't play in any exhibition games. As for Saturday in Washington, Savvy left it open. "It's going to be day-by-day thing and that's how we're going to do it," he said. Lines for tonight (no surprises) Ladd-Toews-Havlat Byfuglien-Sharp-Kane Versteeg-Bolland-Skille Burish-Fraser-Adams Defense Keith-Campbell Hjalmarsson-Seabrook Hendry-Sopel

All That Glitters - Celebrity news

Angelina Jolie posed nude for a magazine cover...

Posted by mipplet on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 10:19
...but don't get too excited, guys. This isn't a Playboy centerfold or anything, but Angie's boobs are taking center stage in the latest issue of W magazine. The publication features intimate photos of Angie and her new twins taken by none other than Brad Pitt. A photo of Angelina breastfeeding one of the babies is featured on the magazine cover. Obviously, the picture is generating a lot of attention, which it should. It's actually quite beautiful...and in much better taste than the raunchy photos of Brad and Angie that were published shortly after Brad officially split from Jennifer Aniston several years ago.