Sunday, December 26, 2010

It's Sunday Afternoon



It's Sunday afternoon. Nap time is over, it's time to blog. Here's what's happening....

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Today is December 26th, the 360th day of 2010. There are 5 days left in the year.

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Hossa returns, Kane close.

Chiarelli: Lucic fined, not suspended for incident.

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Happy 62nd birthday to my sister Linda. Way to go!

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2011 Prospects: Matt Nieto.

Saints a pleasant surprise.

Grading the Force.

Win Ice tickets for New Year's Eve.

Q & A with Commissioner Skip Prince.

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On this date in 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers landed at New Plymouth, Massachusetts, to found Plymouth Colony, with John Carver as Governor.

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Argo legend Corrigall reflects on CFL days.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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The coffee percolator was patented by James H. Mason on this date in 1865.

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Merry Christmas Jimmy!









Jimmy got lots of neat presents!






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Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium on this date in 1898.

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Here's the Week 16 NFL schedule:

At Pittsburgh Steelers 27 Carolina Panthers 3

At Arizona Cardinals 27 Dallas Cowboys 26

At Kansas City Chiefs 34 Tennessee Titans 14

Baltimore Ravens 20 at Cleveland Browns 10

New England Patriots 34 at Buffalo Bills 3

At St Louis Rams 25 San Francisco 49ers 17

Detroit Lions 34 at Miami Dolphins 27

Washington Redskins 20 at Jacksonville Jaguars 17

At Chicago Bears 38, New York Jets 34

At Denver Broncos 24 Houston Texans 23

Indianapolis Colts 31 at Oakland Raiders 26

At Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38 Seattle Seahawks 15

At Green Bay Packers 45 New York Giants 17

At Cincinnati Bengals 34 San Diego Chargers 20

Monday December 27 8:30 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons

Tuesday December 28 8:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles (Postponed from Sunday because of expected major East Coast snow storm.)

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On this date in 1917, During World War I, the U.S. government took over operation of the nation's railroads.

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - The Memphis Draft Board granted Elvis Presley a deferment until March 20, 1958 so he could finish filming "King Creole."

1957 - Elvis Presley donated thousands of teddy bears to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.

1964 - The Elvis Presley single "Blue Christmas," from 1957, hit #11 in the U.K.

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On this date in 1941, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - Capitol Records released the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" backed with "I Saw Her Standing There."

1967 - The Beatles film, "Magical Mystery Tour," premiered on BBC-TV.

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On this date in 1944, Tennessee Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie" was first performed publicly, at the Civic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

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Today in Sports History:

1908 - Texan boxer "Galveston Jack" Johnson knocked out Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia, to become the first black boxer to win the world heavyweight title.

1917 - Harry Cameron (Toronto Maple Leafs) became the first defenseman to score four goals in a game.

1927 - The East-West Shrine football game featured numbers on both the front and back of players’ jerseys.

1928 - Johnny Weissmuller announced his retirement from amateur swimming. At the time he held all world swimming records for free-style swimming from 50 to 880 yards.

1941 - Booby Riggs won his first pro tennis match.

1968 - Ted Green (Boston Bruins) set a National League Hockey (NHL) penalty record when he recorded 3 minors, 2 majors and 2 game misconducts in a single game.

1974 - The Washington Capitals achieved their first NHL sellout.

1986 - Doug Jarvis, age 31, set a National Hockey League (NHL) record as he skated in his 916th consecutive game. Jarvis eventually set the individual record for most consecutive games played with 964.

2001 - "Ali," starring Will Smith, opened in the U.S.

2001 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the first goalie to win 500 NHL games.

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On this date in 1947, Heavy snow blanketed the Northeast United States, burying New York City under 25.8 inches of snow in 16 hours. The severe weather was blamed for about 80 deaths.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Seattle Seahawks 4:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Atlanta Thrashers 7:00pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning  7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- New York Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints 1:00pm EST (Final game of regular season)

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That's it for today. See you tomorrow.

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