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Baltimore team name

  • Ravens

    Votes: 5 41.7%
  • Baymen

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wolves

    Votes: 3 25.0%
  • Warships

    Votes: 3 25.0%
  • Blue Crabs

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Fire

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    12
  • Poll closed .
October 9, 1992: W. Clement Stone places a bid for the White Sox again. Rumors also spread that former President Ronald Reagan may attempt to buy the team.

Does Reagan have a connection to Chicago?

The obvious expansion sites are Chicago and Miami in the AL and…uh, I don’t know, Charlotte and Vancouver in the NL? The alignment will either need to revert to East-West or get really fucky to work.

Also, if the Habs’ arena becomes the catalyst to Quebec secession, how does that affect the Expos? I don’t think it would save the Nordiques but it could save the Expos.
 
October 12 1992
It is reported that Ronald Reagan is considering placing a bid for the franchise however he would want a partner who could provide more of the money.
 
October 13, 1992: Two bidders for MLB expansion come up. One is Chicago Blackhawks owner Bill Wirtz, who is bidding for the new White Sox franchise. The other is Louisiana lawyer Robert E. Couhig Jr, who wants a team in New Orleans.

October 14, 1992: The Atlanta Braves complete a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS to head to their first World Series since 1958 when they were in Milwaukee. In the ALCS, the favored Toronto Blue Jays lead the Seattle Mariners 2 games to 1. Also in an interview published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Braves owner and CNN founder Ted Turner says he has been talking to the NHL about possibly acquiring an NHL franchise and moving it to Atlanta. When asked what team it was, Turner declined to comment.
 
Game 4 heroics, NCAA Football
October 15, 1992: Ken Griffey Jr hits a walk off triple in game 4 of the ALCS to tie the series at 2 apiece

October 17, 1992: (1) Tennessee is crunched by (22) Alabama, 33-21. (3) Baylor wins over Houston, 49-31. (2) Illinois drubs Iowa, 67-14. (15) Clemson sets every record in the books against a poor Duke team, 84-10. (25) Kansas beats (24) Iowa State, 66-59.
 
October 18, 1992: The Patriots continue their hot start with a 31-6 win over an awful Seahawks team that is on track to become the first 0-16 team in NFL team as New England takes over the best record in the AFC. The AFC Central leading Oilers survive a late Browns comeback in the AstroDome 45-40 with Warren Moon throwing 4 touchdown passes, all in the first half. In the AFC West, the first place Broncos take over first place as the rival Raiders blow a 14 point fourth quarter lead to the Giants at the Meadowlands, losing in overtime 31-28.

October 19, 1992: The Blue Jays clinch their first ever AL Pennant with a 7-3 win over the Mariners at the SkyDome in game 6 of the 1992 ALCS to set up a date with the Braves in the World Series as game 1 will be from Atlanta. Also, on opening night of the NBA, new 76er David Robinson scores 36 and teammate Charles Barkely scores 41 as Philly cruises to a 101-85 win over the Larry Bird-less Celtics and Michael Jordan puts up a triple-double for the Seattle SuperSonics as they defeat the San Diego Clippers in San Diego 93-80.

Additionally, the NBA announces it's expansion bids are down to the final seven cities. Here they are

Toronto, Ontario (Led by Labatt Brewery. Would play at Maple Leaf Gardens)

Vancouver, British Columbia (Led by John McCaw Jr. Would play at a new arena slated to open in the fall of 1995)

Mexico City, Mexico (Led by Carlos Slim. Would play at a possible new arena that has yet to be approved by local government)

St. Louis, Missouri (Led by August Busch III. Would play at a new arena slated to open in 1994)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Led by Hershey's Company. Would play at the Civic Center aka the Igloo)

Jacksonville, Florida (Led by Wayne Weaver. Would play at the Jacksonville Coliseum)

Nashville, Tennessee (Would actually be publicly owned. Would play at a new arena slated to open in 1995)

The NBA will make it's decision around Valentines Day 1993.
 
October 21th, 1992: ESPN broadcasts a special edition of their show named "The Ever-Growing Basketball League" During the first broadcast of the special, a live vote was conducted on their website asking viewers who they believe out of the seven finalist cities would be the most likely to win an expansion team. The results were shown right before the episode ended with the results being

1.Toronto
2.Nashville
3.Vancouver
4.St Louis
5.Pittsburgh
6.Mexico City
7.Jacksonville
 
October 21, 1992: Martin Brouder scores a empty net goal all the way from the other end of the ice with just one second left in 4-2 Winnipeg Jets win over the Milwaukee Admirals, spoling the Admrials home debut.
 
October 22, 1992: Three more expansion bids have turned in offers to the MLB. One is a familiar face with Canucks owners Frank and Arthur Griffiths wanting a team in Vancouver. Bill Marriott also has placed a bid to bring the MLB back to Washington DC. Finally, Tom Golisano places a bid in for a team in Buffalo.

October 24, 1992: For the second week in a row, number one goes down. This time, it's (1) Illinois losing a stunner to Minnesota 31-28 on a last second field goal in Champaign. (6) Miami (FL) also goes down, losing to (18) Texas in Austin 27-13. (24) Arizona also pulls an upset, defeating (9) Washington 21-7 and (17) Alabama continues to roll, defeating (25) Florida 45-14.
 
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October 25, 1992: Emmitt Smith runs all over the Packers as the Cowboys roll in Lambeau 38-14 behind Smiths 288 yard day. Randall Cunningham runs for 150 and throws for 125 as the Eagles beat the Hounds in Philadelphia 30-17 as it seems the Cowboys and Eagles are both atop the NFC halfway through the year at 6-2 each. The NFC Central has the Lions at 5-3 as Brett Farve throws 2 touchdowns as Detroit overcomes a fourth quarter deficit to beat the Chiefs in the Silverdome 33-28. The NFC West is also tight as the Saints beat the 49ers 23-17 in overtime as the two squads are both at 5-3 and in first place.

October 26, 1992: The Toronto Blue Jays win their first World Series in franchise history with a game 5 6-2 win over the Braves. Joe Carter is named MVP of the series for having 8 RBIs in the series as for the first time ever, a team not located in the United States wins the Fall Classic.
 
MLB Signing, Saturday ball
October 30, 1992: Greg Maddux re-signs with the Cubs on a record 7-year, $88 million contract.

October 31, 1992: Florida beats Georgia 44-14, while (7) Illinois embarrasses Wisconsin 31-0. (9) Tennessee loses again, this time to South Carolina, 38-16. (19) Stanford beats (16) Washington 31-21, and (13) Texas falls to (25) Texas Tech 56-45.
 
November 1, 1992: Brett Farve throws a interception into the hands of Pat Swilling who returns 75 yards for a walk-off pick six in overtime as the Saints beat the Lions 27-21 in the SuperDome to move to 6-3 and the best record in the NFC West

November 2, 1992: Joe Sakic scores a hat trick and has 2 assists as the Whalers light up the scoreboard against the last place Flyers 7-1. Later that day, Pavel Bure records a hat-trick of his own as the Canucks beat the rival Emeralds in Seattle 5-1.
 
College
November 7, 1992: (12) Alabama wins once again, this time a 55-31 win over LSU. (4) Illinois wins the Purdue Cannon Trophy over Purdue, 21-5. (1) Baylor crushes Middle Tennessee 69-17. (21) Washington gives up 2 safeties and loses in a shootout, 60-56. Finally, (25) Wake Forest beats Duke 81-24.
 
November 7, 1992: Michael Jordan hits a pair of buzzer beaters, one to tie the game at the end of regulation and a layup to win it in overtime as the Sonics beat the Spurs 102-100.

November 9, 1992: John Elway and Jim Kelly play in an offensive shootout for the ages at Rich Stadium in Buffalo. Elway throws for 4 tds and Kelly does the same. However, Scott Norwood would send the fans home happy with a 53 yard field goal with 5 seconds left as the Bills pull it out 52-49 on Monday Night to move into a tie for first place with New England in the AFC East.
 
"The fight of the Century"
November 11, 1992: The Penguins meet the Blues in St. Louis Arena. With 12:33 left in the second period, at the score of 1-1, Larry Murphy lays a big hit on Doug Gilmour. Gilmour retaliates by shoving his glove in Murphy's face. They both drop their gloves and go at it. In the background, Craig Janney meets Rich Tocchet go into a bloody fistacuff. Then, the big one goes down. Mario Lemieux meets Brett Hull at center ice, and they go at it. Hull ends up beating Lemieux, however, as they go to the box, Kelly Chase of the Blues leaves the bench to fight with Lemieux. Hull tries to pull him away, but Chase repeatedly tells him to "f*ck off."In one of the weirdest scenes in hockey history, Kelly Chase punches Brett Hull, and Hull proceeded to beat Chase to a pulp, leaving him with a scratched eye, a black eye, and a bad concussion.
 
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