Saturday, November 26, 2011

It's Saturday












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

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Today is November 26th, the 330th day of 2011. There are 35 days left in the year.

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HHOF members highlight Classic alumni rosters.

Rink preparations begin at Citizens Bank Park.

Honoring Founder's Day with 94 signature moments.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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Today is the second annual Small Business Saturday. (Linky Link)

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Sunrise, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning had two days to chew on a dreadful performance at home against Toronto. They were determined not to have a similar showing in the front end of a home-and-home series against the Florida Panthers.

Mission accomplished.

Steven Stamkos' power-play goal 2:29 into overtime gave the Lightning a 2-1 victory against the Panthers before a sellout crowd at BankAtlantic Center on Friday night.

Read the rest here.

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International Aura Awareness Day is today.

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Campbell: Lions poised to hoist the Cup at home.

Landry: The military mind of Buck Pierce.

CFL continues to enjoy renaissance: Cohon.

Vanier Cup Preview: Laval faces McMaster.

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

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The first lion to be exhibited in America went on display in Boston, MA. on this date in 1716.

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The Oregon State Beavers and the Oregon Ducks meet today in the 115th edition of the Civil War. Mike Parker, Jim Wilson and Ron Callan call the action on 860AM KPAM and the Beaver Sports Network. Kickoff is set for 3:30pm EST. The game can also be seen on ESPN2.

The view from Corvallis: Special teams era ends at the Civil War.

The view from Eugene: Civil War predictions.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

Visit the school's official athletics website by clicking here.

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English poet William Cowper was born on this date in 1731. He is best known for "The Poplar Trees" and "The Task."

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The 2011 NFL season is underway. Here's the week eleven results:

Week 11

Thursday, November 17th

At Denver 17, NY Jets 13

Sunday, November 20th

At Green Bay 35, Tampa Bay 26
At Detroit 49, Carolina 35
At Cleveland 14 Jacksonville 10
Oakland 27 at Minnesota 21
At Miami 35, Buffalo 8
Dallas 27 at Washington 24 (OT)
At Baltimore 31, Cincinnati 24
At San Francisco 23, Arizona 7
Seattle 24 at St. Louis 7
At Atlanta 23, Tennessee 17
At Chicago 31, San Diego 20
Philadelphia 17 at NY Giants 10

Monday, November 21st

Kansas City at New England 8:30 PM

·Bye: Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Houston

Week 12

All Times Eastern
Thursday, November 24th

Green Bay 27 at Detroit 15
At Dallas 20, Miami 19
At Baltimore 16, San Francisco 6

Sunday, November 27th

Houston at Jacksonville 1:00 PM
Buffalo at NY Jets 1:00 PM
Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Minnesota at Atlanta 1:00 PM
Arizona at St. Louis 1:00 PM
Carolina at Indianapolis 1:00 PM
Tampa Bay at Tennessee 1:00 PM
Chicago at Oakland 4:05 PM
Washington at Seattle 4:05 PM
Denver at San Diego 4:15 PM
New England at Philadelphia 4:15 PM
Pittsburgh at Kansas City 8:20 PM

Monday, November 28th

NY Giants at New Orleans 8:30 PM

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On this date in 1789, U.S. President Washington set aside this day to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.

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Our little fire fighter.

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Public streetcar service began in New York City on this date in 1832.

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Today in Elvis History:

1954 - Elvis Presley sent his parents a telegram from Texas. The note read "HI BABIES, HERES THE MONEY TO PAY THE BILLS. DON'T TELL NO ONE HOW MUCH I SENT I WILL SEND MORE NEXT WEEK. THERE IS A CARD IN THE MAIL. LOVE ELVIS."

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "Are You Lonesome Tonight" hit #1 in the U.S.

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J.B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car on this date in 1867.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me."

2002 - Paul McCartney's album "Back in the U.S. Live 2002" was released.

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In Egypt, Howard Carter peered into the tomb of King Tutankhamen on this date in 1922.

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Today in Sports History:

1917 - The National Hockey League (NHL) was founded. The teams included were the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Arenas, and Quebec Bulldogs. Frank Calder was elected as the first NHL president. He served from 1917 to 1943.

1958 - Maurice Richard (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 600th NHL career goal.

1982 - Howard Cossell called his last boxing match.

1984 - Guy Lafleur (Montreal Canadiens) announced he would retire after 14 years in the NHL.

1998 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) became only the second running back in NFL history to run for more than 15,000 career yards.

1998 - Hulk Hogan announced that he was retiring from pro wrestling and would run for president in 2000.

2003 - Scott Stevens (New Jersey Devils) played in his 1,616th NHL game, breaking Larry Murphy's record for defensemen. Only three players had played more games than Stevens.

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On this date in 1941, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1939 Roosevelt had signed a bill that changed the celebration of Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans 1:00pm EST

CFL Football -- 99th Grey Cup Game, Winnipeg vs BC at Vancouver, B.C. 6:30pm EST

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 7:30pm EST

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lighting at Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:30pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 6:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey - Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

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