Thursday, September 15, 2005

Thursday September 15th

Check out the poll question today on www.1080thefan.com
Which of the four unranked Pac-10 teams facing a ranked opponent has the best chance for an upset this week? That is the question. Something tells me right now it is UCLA, if indeed Maurice Drew is ok mentally after his grandfather suffered a heart attack and died last week. The always BOLD weekly predictions from Suke and me coming here tomorrow.

Harris Poll: It is so hard some days to be a proponent and supporter of college football and it's stupid system of selecting a national champion. I do like the polls. I think they give us something to talk about a reason to care about early season games like #25 Fresno State at Oregon or #10 Louisville hosting Oregon State. But then I read this from the LA Times.
http://www.latimes.com/sports/college/ucla/la-sp-dufcol15sep15,1,7647375,print.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-coll-ucla
So a member of the Harris poll has Oregon State ranked BEFORE they beat Boise State, and then doesn't rank them? Come on. Of course it doesn't matter, but still-give your heard a shake.

Ted Miller has a vote from the Seattle P-I. He joins us at 4:05 today.

Abe Madkour (www.sportsbusinessdaily.com) at 3:25 to talk about Saints relocation and ESPN's new MLB deal.

Good goings on by the local basketball community. First Jay John:

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Dozens of coaches in the college and
professional ranks are donating items to the "Coaches Care" program to
benefit the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast, and Oregon State's Jay John
has joined the effort.
Up for auction are two tickets right behind OSU's bench
to any one of the Beaver men's basketball team's 2005-06 Pacific-10
Conference home games, as well as access to the postgame press
conference.
"Any little thing that we can do to help the relief cause
is important," John said. "Whichever one of our fans that comes through
with the winning bid will get a pretty unique gameday experience, so I
hope Beaver Nation will come forward and support a great cause."
The auction is currently on-going on eBay.com, and ends
on Sept. 24. From eBay's home page, type in "Oregon State basketball
tickets" and the link will appear.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from this auction,
and all of the others, will go to Habitat for Humanity and its hurricane
response program.
For more information about the program, log on to the
website www.allcoachescare.com .


Also Theo Ratlif and Travis Outlaw are making donations too.

Finally, Hockey is BACK! There have been 16,000 Sydney Crosby jerseys sold already. Maybe this kid can save the NHL.