Friday, December 16, 2011

It's Friday

It's Friday. Here's what's happening....


Today is December 16th, the 350th day of 2011. There are 15 days left in the year.


Flyers say Pronger out for rest of the season.

Is HBO 24/7 selling an NHL that doesn’t currently exist?

Coaching uncertainty leaves Los Angeles in limbo.

Visit the official league website,


On this date in 1773, nearly 350 chests of tea were dumped into Boston Harbor off of British ships by Colonial patriots. The patriots were disguised as Indians. The act was to protest taxation without representation and the monopoly the government granted to the East India Company.


Tampa, FL. -- Steven Stamkos scored his 19th goal of the season 30 seconds into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday night.

Stamkos got the winner from in close off a nifty pass from Eric Brewer.

Teddy Purcell, Tom Pyatt, Ryan Malone and Nate Thompson also scored for the Lightning, who had lost seven of eight.

Calgary got goals from Matt Stajan, Jarome Iginla, Rene Bourque and Olli Jokinen. The Flames are 6-3-1 over their last 10 games.

Read all about it here.


Today is Barbie and Barney Backlash Day.


Roughriders name Chamblin new sideline boss.

Business as usual for Riders' Craig Smith.

Visit the leagues' official website,


"The Tale of Peter Rabbit," by Beatrix Potter, was printed for the first time on this date in 1901.


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

Week 14

All Times Eastern

Thursday, December 8th

At Pittsburgh 14, Cleveland 3

Sunday, December 11th

At NY Jets 37, Kansas City 10
At Jacksonville 41, Tampa Bay 14
New England 34 at Washington 27
Atlanta 31 at Carolina 23
At Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 10
Philadelphia 26 at Miami 10
At Detroit 34, Minnesota 28
New Orleans 22 at Tennessee 17
Houston 20 at Cincinnati 19
At Denver 13, Chicago 10 (OT)
At Arizona 21, San Francisco 19
At San Diego 37, Buffalo 10
At Green Bay 46, Oakland 16
NY Giants 37 at Dallas 34

Monday, December 12th

At Seattle 30, St. Louis 13

Week 15

All Times Eastern

Thursday, December 15th

At Atlanta 41, Jacksonville 14

Saturday, December 17th

Dallas at Tampa Bay 8:20 PM

Sunday, December 18th

Carolina at Houston 1:00 PM
Washington at NY Giants 1:00 PM
Miami at Buffalo 1:00 PM
Seattle at Chicago 1:00 PM
New Orleans at Minnesota 1:00 PM
Cincinnati at St. Louis 1:00 PM
Tennessee at Indianapolis 1:00 PM
Green Bay at Kansas City 1:00 PM
Detroit at Oakland 4:05 PM
New England at Denver 4:15 PM
NY Jets at Philadelphia 4:15 PM
Cleveland at Arizona 4:15 PM
Baltimore at San Diego 8:20 PM

Monday, December 19th

Pittsburgh at San Francisco 8:30 PM


Women ushers were employed for the first time at the Majestic Theatre in New York City on this date in 1903.


Jimmy with his #1 and #2 Flippers.


The first postage stamp to depict an airplane was issued on this date in 1912. It was a 20-cent parcel-post stamp.


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley made his 50th and final appearance on "Louisianna Hayride."

1957 - The Memphis Draft Board announced that Elvis Presley would be receiving his draft notice soon.

1957 - Elvis Presley purchased a Santa sleigh and eight reindeer that became a regular holiday decoration at Graceland.

1961 - Elvis Presley's soundtrack to "Blue Hawaii" reached #1 on the album charts. It remained at #1 for 20 weeks.

1973 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Promised Land."

1978 - The reissue of "Elvis' 40 Greatest Hits" hit #40 in the U.K.

2004 - It was reproted the Lisa Marie Presley would keep Graceland but sell the bulk of the Elvis estate. The deal, worth approximately $100 million, included the rights to the Elvis Presley name and image. The agreement stated that Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. would sell 85 percent of its assets to businessman Robert F.X. Sillerman. The new publicly traded name would be called CKX Inc.


NBC-TV debuted "Dragnet" on this date in 1951, in a special preview on "Chesterfield Sound Off Time". The show began officially on January 3, 1952.


Today in Beatles History:

1972 - Paul McCartney’s single, "Hi, Hi, Hi," was released.


Researchers announced on this date in 2000, that information from NASA's Galileo spacecraft indicated that Ganymede appeared to have a liquid saltwater ocean beneath a surface of solid ice. Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, is the solar system's largest moon. The discovery is considered important since water is a key ingredient for life.


Today in Sports History:

1929 - The Chicago Blackhawks played their first game at Chicago Stadium. They beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1.

1972 - The Miami Dolphins became the first NFL team to go unbeaten and untied in a 14-game regular season.

1973 - O.J. Simpson broke Jim Brown’s single-season rushing record in the NFL. Brown had rushed for 1,863 yards, while Simpson became the first NFL player to rush for more than 2,000 yards when he attained 2,003 yards in a single season.

1979 - Roger Staubach (Dallas Cowboys) played his last regular season game. The Cowboys came from behind to win the game in the last five minutes.

1990 - Warren Moon (Houston Oilers) threw for 527 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs.

1991 - The Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators were officially granted membership in the NHL.

1995 - Fox-TV aired a fight between Mike Tyson and Buster Mathis Jr. Tyson knocked Mathis out in the third round. The fight brought in Fox's highest Nielsen rating to date.

2001 - The Detroit Lions won their first game of the 2001-2002 season against the Minnesota Vikings. The Lions, after the win, had a record of 1-12.

2001 - An instant replay decision led to a bottle-throwing melee in a game between the Cleveland Browns and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The decision disallowed a catch by the Browns with 48 seconds left in the game. The Jaguars won the game 15-10.

2006 - During a game in New York, a fight occurred between multiple players for the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks. Ten players were ejected from the game. The NBA suspeneded everal players and both teams were fined $500,000.


Today is National Chocolate-covered Anything Day.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Empire South and EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Showcase

Saturday --

Empire South and EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Showcase

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets 7:00pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Dallas Cowboys 8:20pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South and EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Showcase

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at San Jose Sharks 10:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche 9:00pm EST

Saturday --

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

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'


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

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