Sunday, March 13, 2011

It's Sunday













It's Sunday. Here's what's happening today.... 

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Today is March 13th, the 71st day of 2011. There are 293 days left in the year.

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Habs' Price blanks Pens in Pittsburgh.

Maple Leafs rally to beat Sabres.

Devils stay hot by beating Isles in OT.

Thrashers rally to beat Flyers in OT.

Jackets snap slide by beating Carolina.

Panthers top Lightning in OT.

Red Wings beat Blues.

Predators hold off Avs.

Canucks rally to beat Flames.

Rangers top Sharks in shootout.

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St. Felix III began his reign as Pope on this date in 0483.

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Stars net road win over Force.

Penalties costly for Black Hawks in loss.

Dubuque's overtime goal beats Gamblers.

Three-goal stretch leads Lancers.

Stampede fall at Cedar Rapids.

Bucs shootout loss enough to grab sixth in West.

Suter returns to career launch pad.

Jacks' vet Parker leads by example.

Jacks win first of two-game set with Team USA.

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The 12th recorded passage of Halley's Comet occurred on this date in 0607.


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2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Let's play some football!







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Harvard University was named for clergyman John Harvard on this date in 1639.

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Today in Elvis History:

1933 - Song writer Mike Stoller was born in Long Island, NY.

1956 - The "Elvis Presley" album was released.

1969 - The Elvis Presley movie "Charro" opened in the U.S.

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The New York "Lantern" newspaper published the first "Uncle Sam cartoon" on this date in 1852. It was drawn by Frank Henry Bellew.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles filmed the "Can't Buy Me Love" sequence for the film "A Hard Day's Night."

1965 - The Beatles single "Eight Days A Week" hit #1 in the U.S.

1986 - "The Beatles Live - Ready Steady Go" video was certified platinum by the RIAA.

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Chester Greenwood patented the earmuff on this date in 1877.

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Today in Sports History:

1878 - The first collegiate golf match was played between Oxford and Cambridge.

1894 - J.L. Johnstone invented Horse Racing's starting gate.

1954 - Bobby Thomson (Milwaukee Braves) broke his ankle sliding into a base during a spring training game. The Braves replaced him with a rookie named Hank Aaron.

1955 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard (Montreal Canadiens) was ejected from a game for fighting. Three days later, NHL commissioner Clarence Campbell suspended Richard for the rest of the season. Campbell's decision resulted in seven hours of looting and destruction of property.

1960 - The NFL's Chicago Cardinals transferred to St. Louis.

1983 - Randy Smith's NBA consecutive game streak ended at 906 games.

1992 - Chick Hearn, broadcaster for the Los Angeles Lakers, called his 2,500th consecutive Laker game. The streak began in November of 1965.

1993 - Oksana Bayul became the youngest world champion when she won the world figure skating championship at age 15.

1999 - A.C. Green (Dallas Mavericks) played in his 1,000th consecutive game.

1999 - Phil Housley (Calgary Flames) became the American all-time points leader in the NHL when he reached 1,066. He passed Joe Mullen who had 1,063.

2002 - Former NFL player Jim Brown began a six-month jail sentence for vandalizing his wife's car. Brown had refused to undergo court-ordered counseling and community service.

2007 - Mike Modano (Dallas Stars) scored his 500th career goal.

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Standard time was adopted throughout the U.S. on this date in 1884.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00pm EDT

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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