Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's Sunday












Happy Sunday to you. Here's what's happening....

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Today is December 4th, the 338th day of 2011. There are 27 days left in the year.

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Job security not a problem for Pens' Bylsma.

You decide: What was the top play of the week?

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

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Today is National Cookie Day. (Linky Link)

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Tampa, FL. -- If, as the saying goes, revenge is a dish best served cold, the New York Rangers served up some revenge on ice Saturday night when they beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 at the St. Pete Times Forum.

The Rangers rallied for three third-period goals to get their first win against the Lightning since April 2, 2010. Tampa Bay swept all four games against New York -- and former Lightning coach John Tortorella -- last season.

Read the rest here.

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Today is National Dice Day.

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Riders using Lions as blueprint for next season.

Steven Jyles extends with Argos through 2014.

Calvillo weighing all options heading into 2012.

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

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Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York on this date in 1783.

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

Week 13

All Times Eastern

Thursday, December 1st

At Seattle 31, Philadelphia 14

Sunday, December 4th

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

Monday, December 5th

San Diego at Jacksonville

Week 14
All times Eastern

Thursday, Dec 8

Cleveland at Pittsburgh 8:20 PM

Sunday, December 11

Kansas City at NY Jets 1:00 PM
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville 1:00 PM
New England at Washington 1:00 PM
Atlanta at Carolina 1:00 PM
Indianapolis at Baltimore 1:00 PM
Philadelphia at Miami 1:00 PM
Minnesota at Detroit 1:00 PM
New Orleans at Tennessee 1:00 PM
Houston at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Chicago at Denver 4:05 PM
San Francisco at Arizona 4:05 PM
Buffalo at San Diego 4:15 PM
Oakland at Green Bay 4:15 PM
NY Giants at Dallas 8:20 PM

Monday, December 12

St. Louis at Seattle 8:30 PM

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Peter Gaillard patented the power mower on this date in 1812.

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Lookin' for Mommy.

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U.S. President Woodrow Wilson set sail for France on this date in 1918 to attend the Versailles Peace Conference. Wilson became the first chief executive to travel to Europe while in office.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash held a recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis. The sessions were later named the "Million Dollar Quartet" and released nealry 25 years later.

1966 - The Elvis Presley song "Tell Me Why" hit #15 in the U.K.

1966 - The album "Elvis For Everyone" hit #8 in the U.K.

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U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the dismantling of the Works Progress Administration on this date in 1942. The program had been created in order to provide jobs during the Great Depression.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles Fan Club in Britain announced it has 65,000 members.

2001 - The soundtrack to "Vanilla Sky" was released. Paul McCartney recorded the title track.

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On this date in 1965, the U.S. launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Comdr. James A. Lovell on board.

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Today in Sports History:

1943 - Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis announced that any club was free to employ black players.

1964 - Major league baseball established a free-agent draft that would take effect in 1965.

1977 - The NFL's 5,000th game was played.

1977 - Tony Dorsett (Dallas Cowboys) rushed for 206 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles. He became only the third rookie to rush for more than 200 yards in a game.

1987 - Kareem Abdul Jabaar's was held to only 7 points in a game, ending his NBA record streak of 787 straight games with double digit points.

1997 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended Latrell Sprewell of the Golden State Warriors for one year for choking and threatening to kill his coach, P.J. Carlesimo.

1997 - John Elway (Denver Broncos) surpassed 3,000 yards for the season. It was his 12th consecutive season to pass for more than 3,000 yards.

1997 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) set an NFL record when he rushed for over 100 yards in 12 consecutive games.

2001 - O.J. Simpson was involved in an incident with another motorist in Miami, FL. Simpson was accused of scratching the other motorists face while pulling off the man's glasses.

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The play revival "The Diary of Anne Frank" opened on this date in 1997.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Empire South Hockey - Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 9:30pm EST

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

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EST

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders 7:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

College Football -- Army vs. Navy at Washington, D.C. 2:30pm EST

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 5:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Philadelphia Flyers 7:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 10:00am EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 1:00pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars 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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