Saturday, March 3, 2012

It's Saturday

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


Today is March 3rd, the 63rd day of 2012. There are 303 days left in the year.


Report: Carlyle replaces Wilson as Leafs coach.

Flyers' van Riemsdyk to miss 4-6 weeks.

Wife: Beliveau progressing in recovery from stroke.

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The Iditarod Sled Dog Race starts today. (Linky Link)


Tampa, FL -- Ryan Malone scored 1:58 into overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night.

Malone beat Henrik Lundqvist from the slot as his game-winner stopped a personal 10-game goal drought.

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Today is: I want You To Be Happy Day, National Anthem Day, plus What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day.


Wally Buono named 2011 Coach of the Year.

Argos welcome home OL Andrew Jones.

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The U.S. Congress passed a resolution that created the U.S. Mint on this date in 1791.


Alright, breakfast is over. What do I do next?.


Florida became the 27th U.S. state on this date in 1845.


Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" debuted at #68 in the U.S.

1960 - Elvis Presley arrived in the United States after his time in the Army in Germany. Nancy Sinatra was his official greeter as he stepped off the plane.

1964 - Elvis Presley recorded the version of "Roustabout" that was written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott. It was not used in the film "Roustabout."

1980 - A napkin signed by Elvis Presley was bought for 500 pounds at a Sotheby's auction in London.

1981 - The documentary movie "This is Elvis" premiered in Memphis, TN.


On this date in 1849, the U.S. Department of the Interior was established.


Today in Beatles History:

1971 - The South African Broadcasting Corporation lifted its ban on the music of the Beatles.

1980 - Four dollar bills signed by the Beatles sold for 220 pounds at a Sotheby's auction in London.


On this date in 1849, the U.S. Congress created the territory of Minnesota.


Today in Sports History:

1875 - The first recorded hockey game was played in Montreal.

1920 - The Quebec Bulldogs beat the Montreal Canadiens 16-3.

1959 - The San Francisco Giants had their new stadium officially named Candlestick Park.

1968 - Jean Beliveau (Montreal Canadiens) became the first NHL player to score 1,000 career points.

1974 - George Foreman knocked out Ken Norton.

1982 - Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) scored his 77th, 78th and 79th goals of the season.

1992 - Mike Bossy's #2 became the second number retired by the New York Islanders.

1998 - Larry Doby became the first black player in the American League to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

2001 - John Ruiz became the first Hispanic heavyweight champion. He beat Evander Holyfield for the WBA heavyweight title.

2002 - The Dallas Stars set an NHL record with their 48th straight win when leading after two periods. The streak started on November 11, 2000.

2006 - In Tokyo, Japan, the opener of the World Baseball Classic took place.


The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was adopted as the American national anthem on this date in 1931. The song was originally a poem known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."


Coming up:

Tonight --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks at Sunrise, Florida 1:30pm EST

Nascar Nationwide Series - Bashas' Supermarkets 400 at Phoenix International Raceway 4:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 2:30pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

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

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 7:00pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 5:00pm EST

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

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2:30pm EST


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

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