Saturday, January 15, 2011

It's Saturday



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

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Today is January 15th, the 15th day of 2011. There are 350 days left in the year.

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Canucks hold off Capitals.

Blue Jackets top Red Wings in shootout.

Flames hold on to beat Senators.

Flyers score 3 late to beat Thrashers.

Devils ride fast start to win at Tampa Bay.

Avalanche top struggling Wild.

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England's Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Tudor) was crowned in Westminster Abbey on this date in 1559.

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Sommer scores Division I ride.

Stu's the glue for RoughRiders.

Fargo rallies, beats Lancers in shootout.

First-years Mavs off to good start.

Muskegon plays the numbers game.

Sioux Falls goalie stops Storm again.

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On this date in 1624, many riots occurr in Mexico when it was announced that all churches were to be closed.

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Argos lock up kicker Prefontaine.

Bedard back with Als, Seagraves retires.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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The University of Notre Dame received its charter from the state of Indiana on this date in 1844.

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Peek-a-boo Daddy!

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Here's the NFL Wild Card Round schedule:

At Seattle Seahawks 41, New Orleans Saints 36

New York Jets 17 at Indianapolis Colts 16

Baltimore Ravens 30 at Kansas City Chiefs 7

Green Bay Packers 21 at Philadelphia Eagles 16

Here's the NFL Divisional Round Schedule:

Sat Jan 15th 4:30pm Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sat Jan 15th 8:00pm Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons

Sun Jan 16th 1:00pm Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears

Sun Jan 16th 4:30pm New York Jets at New England Patriots

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Let's see, what to do today....Oh yeah, it's Saturday. Lounge around, blog, watch football and maybe go pay the phone bill. Maybe. (tee hee.)

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Today in Elvis History:

1955 - Elvis Presley performed at the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, LA. He performed "Hearts Of Stone," "That's All Right, Mama" and "Tweedle Dee." "Colonel" Tom Parker was in the audience and witnessed Elvis for the first time.

1958 - Elvis Presley recorded "Trouble" and "Hard Headed Woman."

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Willie Hoppe won the billiard championship of the world in Paris, France on this date in 1906.

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Today in Beatles History:

1991 -Sean Lennon's remake of his father's "Give Peace A Chance" was released to coincide with the United Nation's midnight deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. The lyrics were updated to reflect concerns of the 1990's.

2008 - Ringo Starr's album "Liverpool 8" was released. 

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The first telephone line between Berlin and New York was inaugurated on this date in 1913.

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Today in Sports History:

1892 - In Springfield, MA, the rules of "basketball" by James Naismith were printed in the "Triangle" newspaper.

1934 - Babe Ruth signed a 1934 contract for $35,000.

1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave baseball the approval to play despite World War II. He encouraged night games so that war workers could attend.

1958 - The New York Yankees announced that they would televise 140 games in the 1958 season.

1967 - The first National Football League Super Bowl was played. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs (of the American Football League) with a final score of 35-10. The game was televised by both CBS and NBC and was not a sell out.

1968 - Bill Masterson (Minnesota North Stars) died of a brain injury that he had suffered two days earlier in a game against the Oakland Seals. He was the first casualty in the NHL.

1978 - The Super Bowl was played indoors for the first time. The game was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Denver Broncos 27-10.

1990 - Don Nelson became the second man in NBA history to appear in 1,000 games as a head coach and as a player. Lenny Wilkins was the first to achieve the record.

1997 - Dennis Rodman (Chicago Bulls) kicked cameraman Eugene Amosin in the groin.

1997 - The Seattle Supersonics set an NBA record with 27 steals against the Toronto Raptors.

2001 - An anonymous bidder paid just over $3 million for a baseball. The ball was the 70th home run ball hit by Mark McGwire.

2002 - Seven minority players took part in an NHL game between the St. Louis Blues and the Edmonton Oilers. The record number of minority skaters included Edmonton's Anson Carter, Georges Laraque, Sean Brown and Mike Grier and St. Louis' Jamal Mayers, Fred Brathwaite and Bryce Salvador.

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"Happy Days" premiered on ABC-TV on this date in 1974.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs East Coast Eagles 1:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 1:00pm EST

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you again tomorrow.    

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