Friday, November 26, 2010

It's Friday




It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 26th, the 330th day of 2010. There are 35 days left in the year.

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Hall's late goal lifts Oilers to win over Avs.

Several surprises among first-quarter storylines.

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The second half of Buy Nothing Day is today.

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Gamblers feast on Black Hawks.

Slap Shots for a soldier in Dubuque.

Black Hawks' Panzarella rough and ready.

Bailen not a typical rookie.

Hansen commits to Colorado College.

Win caps good trip for Lancers.

Lincoln Stars showing signs of a bright season.

Muskies drop third straight.

Matt Berry makes transition to USHL.

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On this date in 1716, the first lion to be exhibited in America went on display in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Jimmy gives thanks for a mud puddle to play in. Silly little guy.

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On this date in 1832, public streetcar service began in New York City.
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The Beavers hope to become bowl eligible tomorrow when they head to The Farm to play Stanford. Kickoff on the Beaver Sports Network is 7:30pm EST. Listen link is on the right side of this blog. 

Here's the 2010 Oregon State Beavers' football schedule.

And here's the 2010 football roster.

Here's the 2011 Beaver Pac-10 baseball schedule.

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On this date in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1939 Roosevelt had signed a bill that changed the celebration of Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November.

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Morgan gets another chance at elusive ring.

Knowing what awaits.

Superstitious Premier tries to ensure win.

The Riders play Montreal in the 98th Grey Cup championship game this coming Sunday in Edmonton. Kickoff is set for 6:30pm EST. Listen link for the game is on the right side of this blog.

Visit the teams' official website, Riderville.com.

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On this day in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing to begin December 1st.

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Stars seem aligned for Als heading into Grey Cup.

Bud's final game: 1-on-1 with Bud Steen.

98th Grey Cup Central.

Visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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On this date in 1965, France became the third country to enter space when it launched its first satellite, the Diamant-A.

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Here's the Week 12 NFL Schedule:

New England Patriots 45 at Detroit Lions 24

New Orleans Saints 30 at Dallas Cowboys 27

At New York Jets 26, Cincinnati Bengals 10

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at Cleveland Browns

Sunday November 28 4:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday November 28 4:05 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders

Sunday November 28 4:15 p.m. St. Louis Rams at Denver Broncos

Sunday November 28 8:20 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Indianapolis Colts

Monday November 29 8:30 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

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Rose Mary Woods told a federal court on this date in 1973, that she was responsible for the 18-1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape. Woods was President Nixon's personal secretary.

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Today in Elvis History:

1954 - Elvis Presley sent his parents a telegram from Texas. The note read "HI BABIES, HERES THE MONEY TO PAY THE BILLS. DON'T TELL NO ONE HOW MUCH I SENT I WILL SEND MORE NEXT WEEK. THERE IS A CARD IN THE MAIL. LOVE ELVIS."

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "Are You Lonesome Tonight" hit #1 in the U.S. 

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On this date in 1983, a Brinks Mat Ltd. vault at London's Heathrow Airport was robbed by gunmen. The men made off with 6,800 gold bars worth nearly $40 million. Only a fraction of the gold has ever been recovered and only two men have been convicted in the heist.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me."

2002 - Paul McCartney's album "Back in the U.S. Live 2002" was released.

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On this date in 1985, the rights to Ronald Reagan's autobiography were acquired by Random House for $3,000,000.

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Today in Sports History:


1917 - The National Hockey League (NHL) was founded. Teams included the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Arenas, and Quebec Bulldogs. Frank Calder was elected as the first NHL president. He served from 1917 to 1943.

1958 - Maurice Richard (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 600th NHL career goal.

1982 - Howard Cossell called his last boxing match.

1984 - Guy Lafleur (Montreal Canadiens) announced he would retire after 14 years in the NHL.

1998 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) became only the second running back in NFL history to run for more than 15,000 career yards.

1998 - Hulk Hogan announced that he was retiring from pro wrestling and would run for president in 2000.

2003 - Scott Stevens (New Jersey Devils) played in his 1,616th NHL game, breaking Larry Murphy's record for defensemen. Only three players had played more games that Stevens.

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On this date in 1992, the British government announced that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income. She also took her children off the public payroll.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 5:00pm EST

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Stanford Cardinal 7:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens 4:15pm EST

CFL Football -- Grey Cup Championship Game: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Montreal Alouettes at Edmonton 6:30pm EST

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That's all for today, see you tomorrow.

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