Live Blogging the Oscars or whatever else is on TV tonight

Live Blogging the Oscars or whatever else is on TV tonight

6:31 - Beyonce was just on the Style Channel walking down the red carpet.  She is hot.  Yeah, I had the Style Channel on.
6:40 - It is "ESPN: The Weekend" on ESPN, doing all their shows from Disney world. I don't get it really. I guess Disney is hurting for reasons for people to visit. Roger Clemmons just played Tracy McGrady in P.I.G. which wasn't very entertaining. 
6:58 - Great N.Y. strip steak with asparagus and baked potato for dinner.
7:01 - Natalie Portman wears her costume from Star Wars to the Oscars.
7:07 - E! has Star Jones running the red carpet.  I don't know who is worse, her or Queen Latifah.
7:13 - Hillary Swank is actually a woman!
7:26 - Random notables: Leo has a hot girlfriend, the girl from Maria Full of Grace looks greatKate Blanchett looks Hollywood.
7:28 - Maryland cuts UNC's lead to 2 with two minutes left with a huge 3.
7:29 - Wow! Maryland takes the lead with another huge 3. 1:25 left.
7:32 - Is Caner-Medley the most annoying name to hear over and over?  Tie game with 41 secs left.
7:37 - Maryland had a shot to win it at the buzzer, but UNC comes up with the win.
7:48 - Not much sports options tonight, Heat/Magic on ESPN, Jameer Nelson hit like 3 shots in a row.
7:59 - On my flight back from London I watched the movie Sideways, one of the two movies I actually saw (The Aviator) which is up for best picture.  Real funny movie, starring Virginia Madsen who is up for supporting actress.  She could use the support.
8:11 - Jamie Foxx wins the Oscar for Best Actor.  No, that doesn't happen until later.  If you wanted to bet on him to win the Oscar, sportsbook.com had him at 1-18.  Nuts.  Thats bet 18 dollars to win 1.
8:15 - Good looking women: Halle, Gwyneth twice, Scarlett, and Salma who is the hottest.
8:33 - 2 minutes and 54 seconds is the perfct time for a bag of popcorn in my microwave.
8:36 - Chris Rock is the man.  Standing Ovation?  Interesting.  "Rocky 5 Sucks!"  I thought the line about Bush working at the Gap and going to war with Banana Republic was pretty damn funny.
8:50 - Morgan Freeman wins for supporting actor, didn't see it.  I like Morgan, good work.  Renee Zellweger needs to eat, man.
8:55 - Robin Williams is the man.  The Incredibles wins for best animated film.
9:05 - Beyonce got changed, but still looks hot.  No idea what she is singing about though, sounds good though.
9:12 - Chris Rock is all about black jokes.  They were average funny, not great.
9:22 - Cate Blanchett wins for best supporting actress for The Aviator.  Chris Rock cracked on Tim Robbins for his politics, its about time someone ripped on him.
9:37 - I still hate the Counting Crows.  They are the worst.  Nice hair.
9:50 - Al Pacino is giving out some award, this show is kind of boring to tell you the truth.. and there isn't much else on.
9:58 - enrico (9:57:47 PM): they (Oscars) are kinda lame Supafly78 (9:58:00 PM): They blow, I am craving a beer
10:04 - The lady from Phantom of the Opera is very nice.  Beyonce got changed, again?  She can sure sing.
10:09 - Dwayne Wade is absolutely nasty.
10:25 - Salma Hayek is phenomenal.  Chris Rock had a pretty good joke saying "you won't be able to take your eyes off the next four presentors" talking about Salma and Penelope Cruz.  Santana and Antonio Banderas were pretty awful.
10:39 - Good Oprah joke by CRock: Oprah is so rich, I saw John Kerry proposing to her about an hour ago.
10:56 - Jesus Beyonce!  She is back again!  In another dress, still looking hot.  She is the big winner at the Oscars.
11: 04 - Supafly78 (11:04:08 PM): Watching the oscars is like watching a train wreck  enrico (11:04:18 PM): i suppose   Supafly78 (11:04:20 PM): you know its gonna be bad but you watch anyway
11:05 - Spicoli gives the award for Best Actress to Hillary Swank for Million Dollar Baby.  Apparently she lived in a trailer park?
11:13 - CRock joke: Please welcome the first woman to brea
st feed an Apple, Gwyneth Paltrow. 
11:18 - Charlie Kaufman wins for Writing Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  Phenomenal movie.
11:25 - Charlize Theron gives the Best Actor award to.. Surprise Surprise.. Jamie Foxx for Ray. You have to love a man who wears a purple suit to the Oscars.  Great speach by Mr. Foxx, I'm glad he won.
11:33 - Hello Julia Roberts.  Clint Eastwood won something.
11:37 - Million Dollar Baby takes home the big one for Best Picture.  I thought The Aviator was suposed to win this one?  Marty can't be pleased with this outcome.
11:40 - And its over, you have to love Chris Rock giving big ups to Brooklyn.  You can see the list of winners here.

Temple cracks Top 25 in final CFP rankings, will play in Military Bowl

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The Associated Press

Temple cracks Top 25 in final CFP rankings, will play in Military Bowl

After winning its first American Athletic Conference championship Saturday, Temple learned its postseason fate Sunday and it does not involve a New Year's Six bowl game.

The Owls will play in the Military Bowl on Dec. 27 in Annapolis, Maryland. Their opponent will be announced at 4 p.m. Temple also finished No. 24 in the final College Football Playoff rankings and No. 23 in the AP poll.

At 10-3, Temple has its first back-to-back 10-win season in program history. It's also the first time the Owls have been ranked in consecutive seasons. Head coach Matt Rhule now has 28 wins as Temple's head coach, tying him with Bruce Arians' for the sixth-most in school history.

Flyers-Predators 5 things: Going for longest win streak since 2014

Flyers-Predators 5 things: Going for longest win streak since 2014

Flyers (13-10-3) at Predators (11-8-4)
6 p.m. on CSN and CSNPhilly.com

The Flyers have won a season-high four games in a row. They'll try to make it five Sunday night when they visit the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena for the second game of a back-to-back set.

Let's take a look at five things you need to know.

1. Streaking like 2014?
Not only do the Flyers have a chance to extend their season-best winning streak, but they're also looking to win their most consecutive games since March 15-22, 2014, when they also won five straight.

The Flyers have put up strong showings in the back ends of back-to-backs, going 4-1-1 thus far.

“You just have to have the work ethic night in and night out," Steve Mason said Saturday after the Flyers' 3-1 win over the Blackhawks. "And, I think we were struggling to find that. There are games when we were swarming and giving teams no other option, and other nights we were chasing the puck.

"We have another tough test going to Nashville to play. So, we’re going to have to follow up with another great effort.” 

2. A Provorov encore?
Ivan Provorov's confidence has to be at his highest of the season.

In Saturday's win, the 19-year-old blueliner scored two goals in a 31-second span to double his goal total through the first 25 games.

Provorov said he thinks defense first, but the offensive production is a good sign.

“Score one goal in a game, it’s a good feeling. Score two in one shift, it’s unbelievable,” Provorov said.

“Every time you score, it’s like a confidence booster."

3. Predators finding stride
After losing eight of their first 11 games, Peter Laviolette's Predators have gotten on track, going 8-3-1 since.

Nashville ranks in the top half of the league in goals per game (3.00 — tied for fifth), goals against per game (2.61 — 15th), power-play percentage (22.6 — sixth) and penalty-kill percentage (84.5 — 10th).

Last time out, the Predators blew a 4-1 lead in the third period for a 5-4 overtime loss to the Devils on Saturday, so they should be extra focused.

4. Keep an eye on ...
Flyers: On Saturday, Brayden Schenn scored just his second goal in his past 18 games. Schenn can be streaky so maybe he feeds off that goal. He's also a career plus-4 against the Predators, with two goals and three assists in eight games.

Predators: Let's go P.K. Subban, who isn't exactly a favorite among Flyers fans. He's off to a nice start in his first season in Nashville with six goals and 10 assists, and eight points (three goals, five assists) in his last eight games.

5. This and that
• Flyers goalie Steve Mason is 7-7-5 with a 2.42 goals-against average and .916 save percentage in 20 career games against the Predators.

• Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne is 3-2-2 with a 2.91 goals-against average and .906 save percentage in seven career games against the Flyers.

• Claude Giroux is four assists away from passing Rick MacLeish (369) and Eric Lindros (369) for fifth on the Flyers’ all-time list.