Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's Saturday



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

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Today is December 4th, the 338th day of 2010. There are 27 days left in the year.

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Rangers complete sweep of Islanders.

Sutter lifts Hurricanes to OT win over Avs.

Sabres roll to shutout win over slumping Jackets.

Flames tip Wild in shootout.

Luongo stops 32 shots as Canucks beat Hawks.

Red Wings roll to shutout win at Anaheim.

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On this date in 1783, Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.

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Peter Gaillard patented the power mower on this date in 1812.

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Bucket, bucket, who's got the bucket?

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President Woodrow Wilson set sail for France to attend the Versailles Peace Conference on this date in 1918. Wilson became the first chief executive to travel to Europe while in office.

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The Beavers have one last chance to become bowl eligible this afternoon, when they host the Oregon Ducks. Kickoff is set for 3:30pm EST, with the listen link for the game 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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Happy Birthday today to: Max Baer Jr, Tyra Banks, Jeff Bridges, Deanna Durbin, Chris Hillman, Marisa Tomei, Cassandra Wilson.
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Lone Canadian QB happy to be flag-bearer.

Military families helped by Capital Power Zipline.

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

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The U.S. launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Comdr. James A. Lovell on board on this date in 1965.

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Here's the Week 13 NFL Schedule:

Thursday December 2 8:20 p.m. Houston Texans at Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns at Miami Dolphins

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills at Minnesota Vikings

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at New York Giants

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday December 5 1:00 p.m. Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday December 5 4:05 p.m. Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers

Sunday December 5 4:15 p.m. Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday December 5 4:15 p.m. St Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday December 5 4:15 p.m. Dallas Cowboys at Indianapolis Colts

Sunday December 5 8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens

Monday December 6 8:30 p.m. New York Jets at New England Patriots

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Pioneer 10 reached Jupiter on this date in 1973.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash held a recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis. The sessions were later named the "Million Dollar Quartet" and released nearly 25 years later.

1968 - Elvis Presley's NBC-TV special "Elvis" was aired.

1983 - The Elvis Presley album "A Legendary Performer Vol. 4" hit #91 in the U.K.

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Today is National Cookie Day. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles Fan Club in Britain announced it has 65,000 members.

2001 - The soundtrack to "Vanilla Sky" was released. Paul McCartney recorded the title track.

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Today is National Dice Day.

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Today in Sports History:

1943 - Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis announced that any club was free to employ black players.

1964 - Major league baseball established a free-agent draft that would take effect in 1965.

1977 - The NFL's 5,000th game was played.

1977 - Tony Dorsett (Dallas Cowboys) rushed for 206 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles. He became only the third rookie to rush for more than 200 yards in a game.

1987 - Kareem Abdul Jabaar's was held to only 7 points in a game establishing an NBA record of 787 straight games with double digit points.

1997 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended Latrell Sprewell of the Golden State Warriors for one year for choking and threatening to kill his coach, P.J. Carlesimo.

1997 - John Elway (Denver Broncos) surpassed 3,000 yards for the season. It was his 12th consecutive season to pass for more than 3,000 yards.

1997 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) set an NFL record when he rushed for over 100 yards in 12 consecutive games.

2001 - O.J. Simpson was involved in an incident with another motorist in Miami, FL. Simpson was accused of scratching the other motorists face while pulling off the man's glasses.

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The revival of the play "The Diary of Anne Frank" opened on this date in 1997.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Hampton Roads Junior Whalers 3:30pm EST

College Football -- Oregon Ducks at Oregon State Beavers 3:30pm EST

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 5:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 10:00am EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades at Palm Beach 11:10am EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons 4:15pm EST

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That's all for today. See you tomorrow.

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