Saturday, September 8, 2012

It's Saturday

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


Today is September 8th, the 252nd day of 2012. There are 114 days left in the year.


NHL, NHLPA meet Friday to discuss CBA negotiations.

Yaroslavl remembers those lost with tributes.

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A Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, FL on this date in 1565.


The Oregon State Beavers open their 2012 football season today, hosting the Wisconsin Badgers. Game time in Corvallis, Oregon is set for 4:00pm EDT. Hear the game on 1190 KEX and the Beaver Sports Network. Listen link is on the left side of this blog. The game will be televised nationally on FX.

The view from Corvallis: Beavers biggest challenge against Wisconsin comes on defense.

The view from Madison: Badgers football vs. Oregon State: Who has the edge?


On this date in 1664, the Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who then renamed it New York.


Cornish runs wild as Stamps top Esks at Commonwealth.

Determined Ticats defence ready for rematch with Argos.

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The first recorded birth of sextuplets took place in Chicago, IL on this date in 1866. The parents were James and Jennie Bushnell.


Roughriders’ LB Joe Lobendahn ready for Winnipeg return.

4-5 Saskatchewan's next action is tomorrow at 1:00pm EDT at 2-7 Winnipeg in the annual Banjo Bowl. Catch the game on 620 CKRM with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at

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An early version of "The Pledge of Allegiance" appeared in "The Youth's Companion" on this date in 1892.


Tampa, FL. -- The Buccaneers’ Friday injury report included game-status designations for the first time this week, and three Bucs made the list, including WR Arrelious Benn who is listed as questionable.

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In Washington, DC, a bus equipped with a two-way radio was put into service for the first time on this date in 1945.


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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Tampa Bay Juniors hockey. How 'bout you?


St. Petersburg, FL. -- Julianna Zobrist started the game off by singing the National Anthem with Brother Norwood. Almost four hours later, Julianna's husband, Ben, finished off the game with a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th.

Zobrist's blast gave the Rays a 3-1 win over the Rangers on Friday night before a crowd of 19,545 at Tropicana Field.

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The Ernest Hemingway novel "The Old Man and the Sea" was published on this date in 1952.


San Francisco, CA.--
Marco Scutaro heaped delayed gratification upon Giants fans Friday night, increasing the possibility that he and his teammates will attempt to provide similar joy in October.

Scutaro delivered a tiebreaking, two-run single with the bases loaded, lifting the Giants to a 5-2 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a National League West showdown.

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NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, was dedicated by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower on this date in 1960. The facility had been activated in July earlier that year.


Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley's " I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" hit #14 in the U.K.

1962 - Elvis Presley's single "She's Not You" hit #5 in the U.S.

1971 - Elvis Presley received the Bing Crosby Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley opened the 11th annual MTV Video Music Awards.

2003 - RCA/BMG announced the finalized track listing for "Elvis 2nd To None." The compilation disc was scheduled for release on October 7, 2003.


NBC-TV aired the first episode of "Star Trek" entitled "The Man Trap" on this date in 1966. The show was canceled on September 2, 1969.


Today in Beatles History:

1977 - Jimmy McCulloch quit Paul McCartney & Wings to join a reformed lineup for the Small Faces.


On this date in 1971 in Washington, DC, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was inaugurated. The opening featured the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass."


Today in Sports History:

1965 - Bert Campaneris became the first major league baseball player to play all nine positions in one game.

1973 - Hank Aaron hit his 709th home run.

1986 - Herschel Walker made his start in the National Football League (NFL) after leaving the New Jersey Generals of the USFL.

1998 - Mark McGwire, of the St. Louis Cardinals, hit his 62nd home run of the season. He had beaten a record that had stood for 37 years by Roger Maris. McGwire would eventually reach 70 home runs on September 27.

2002 - The NFL's Houston Texans played their first regular season game. The beat the Dallas Cowboys 19-10.

2002 - Pete Sampras won his 14th Grand Slam title when he beat Andre Agassi in the U.S. Open.


America Online acquired CompuServe on this date in 1997.


RICHMOND, Va. -- Assuming the lead on a late restart in Friday night's Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway, Kevin Harvick ended a 30-race NASCAR Nationwide Series drought dating to the fall race at Richmond in 2010.

Harvick beat Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to the finish line by 1.944 seconds to win for the fifth time at the 0.75-mile short track and for the 38th time in the series, tying Carl Edwards for third on the all-time victory list.

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On this date in 1999, Russia's Mission Control switched off the Mir space station's central computer and other systems to save energy during a planned six months of unmanned flights.


Coming up:

Tonight --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Wisconsin Badgers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls 5:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Speedway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls 10:45am EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:40pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers 4:25pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8:05pm EDT


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

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