Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's Saturday




It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 27th, the 331st day of 2010. There are 34 days left in the year.

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Hurricanes blank Bruins.

Islanders blank Devils, snap skid.

Washington blanks Tampa Bay.

Thrashers blank Habs to extend win streak.

Rangers blank Panthers.

Calgary beats Flyers in shootout.

Pittsburgh edges Ottawa.

Minnesota mashes Nashville.

Blackhawks top Ducks.

Wings beat Columbus, regain first.

Sabres best Maple Leafs.

Dallad edges St. Louis.

Canucks rout Sharks.

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Happy Birthday today to Japan's Shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa. He's 326 years old.

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Thursday's Boxscores:




Friday's Boxscores:







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Anders Celsius is celebrating a birthday today. The inventor of the celsius thermometer, born in Sweden, is 309 years old.

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No better way to start a Saturday than with a donut!







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The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania on this date in 1779. It was the first legally recognized university in America.

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The Beavers hope to become bowl eligible tonight 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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The American Statistical Association was founded on this date in 1839.

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Andy Fantuz named Most Outstanding Canadian.

Riders homecoming.

Rider Nation receives Commissioner's Award.

The Riders play Montreal in the 98th Grey Cup championship game tomorrow 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 date in 1889, Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an automobile through Central Park in New York City. (No truth to the rumor that he waited in line at the local DMV for four hours before getting his permit.)

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Lang: 98th Grey Cup preview.

Landry: Getting into the spirit in Edmonton.

Alter: Team Serious vs. Team Avengers.

98th Grey Cup Central.

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

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Hosea Richardson became the first black horse racing jockey to be licensed in Florida on this date in 1951.

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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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On this date in 1970, Pope Paul VI, while visiting the Philippenes, was attacked at the Manila airport by a Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley achieved the rank of private first class in the U.S. Army.

1963 - The Elvis Presley movie "Fun In Acapulco" premiered nationally in the U.S.

1969 - The Elvis Presley double album "From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis" hit #12 in the U.S.

1977 - The Meditation Gardens at Graceland were opened to the public.

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On this date in 1973, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - Capitol Records released the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album in the U.S.

1970 - George Harrison released his solo album "All Things Must Pass."

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The British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord giving Dublin a consulting role in the governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland.

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Today in Sports History:


1942 - Ben Hogan won his third straight Vardon Trophy.

1960 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) scored his 1,000th point.

1980 - Dave Williams (Chicago Bears) became the first player in NFL history to return a kick for touchdown in overtime.

1994 - Joe Montana (Kansas City Chiefs) became the 5th quarterback to surpass 40,000 yards passing.

2003 - Luc Robitaille (Los Angeles Kings) earned his 700th career assist.

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French hostages Jean-Louis Normandin and Roger Auque were set free by the pro-Iranian captors in West Beirut, Lebanon on this date in 1987.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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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