1.) Each week, ESPN’s GameDay visits a different college city, broadcasting from the site of that week’s “big game.” And, along with the 3 regular show hosts, each week also features a “guest picker” who gives his or her choices on who will win the important college games that weekend. So who will be making the selections this Saturday when GameDay is live in Columbia before the USC – Georgia game? We got the answer last night on Facebook – “just got the invite to be guest picker on College GameDay. So excited. Love that show. Go Cocks.” The post was from Darius Rucker.
2.) Tonight is the season premiere of the Fox comedy “Raising Hope.” On the show, actress Martha Plimpton plays Virginia Chance, who is a housekeeper. To celebrate the start of season three, Martha will come and clean your home. To win, simply upload an “awkward family photo to the Fox website, and explain how your family is like the Chance family. Since Martha isn’t a real housekeeper, she’ll bring a professional cleaning crew when she visit’s the winning home. The entry deadline for the contest is next Monday, October 8th.
3.) Regardless of what either candidate says tomorrow night during the debate, watching one specific thing will tell you who will be elected President. A psycho-physiologist at Boston College has analyzed past debates has determined that the candidate who blinks more will lose the election. 4 years ago President Obama blinked 62 times a minute, while John McCain blinked 104 times a minute. Only one candidate, George W. Bush, blinked more and was elected, but he lost the popular vote in winning. Since blinking is tied to our emotional state, the more stressed candidate will blink more. And, we all have an instinct to be turned off and suspicious when we see someone over-blinking.