Friday, November 23, 2012

It's Friday

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


Today is November 23rd, the 328th day of 2012. There are 38 days left in the year.


Statement from Blake Geoffrion.

Halifax's Fucale tops Central Scouting's list of goalies.

Visit the official league website,


Frederick County, MD, repudiated the British Stamp Act on this date in 1765.


The 16th-ranked Oregon State Beavers (8-2 overall, 6-2 Pac-12) play host to fifth-ranked Oregon (10-1, 7-1) in the 116th renewal of the Civil War this Saturday at 3:00pm EST in Reser Stadium. The game can be heard on the Beaver Sports Network and seen on the Pac-12 Network.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.


On this date in 1835, Henry Burden patented the horseshoe manufacturing machine.


Matthews named CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie.

Owens named 2012 CFL Most Outstanding Player.

Visit the leagues' official website,


The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon on this date in 1889.


Former Roughrider lineman Jeremy O'Day has fond memories of 2007 Grey Cup win.

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On this date in 1890, Princess Wilhelmina became Queen of the Netherlands at the age of 10 when her father William III died.


Tampa, FL. —
Continuing a season-long effort to help the local community through game-day supply drives at Raymond James Stadium, the Bucs and the Glazer Family Foundation will collect new and slightly-used sports equipment this Sunday.

Read the rest here.


On this date in 1936, the first edition of "Life" was published.


Jimmy and Mommy, in search of candy.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats turkey leftovers, doesn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1956 -Louis Balint, an umemployed sheet-metal worker, punched Elvis Presley at Toledo's Commodore Perry Hotel. Balint claimed that his wife's love of Presley led to his divorce. Balint was later jailed when he could not pay the fine ($19.60) for the assault.

1957 - Elvis Presley's song "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," the b-side of "Trying To Get To You," hit #15 in the U.K.

1960 - Polls were taken at advance screenings of the Elvis Presley movie "Flaming Star". As a result of the polls the songs "Britches" and "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" were cut from the final cut of the movie. Polls were also taken on November 25.

1960 - The Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues" was released nationwide in the U.S.

1966 - Elvis Presley's 22nd film, "Spinout," opened in the U.S.

1971 - Elvis Presley's single "I'm Leavin'" hit #23 in the U.K.

1974 - The album "Having Fun With Elvis On Stage" hit #130 in the U.S.

1976 - Police arrested Jerry Lee Lewis outside the gates of Graceland after he showed up for the second time that night and made a scene by shouting, waving a pistol and demanding to see Elvis Presley.


On this date in 1945, the U.S. wartime rationing of most foods ended.


Today in Beatles History:

1965 -The Beatles shot promotional clips for "I Feel Fine," "Ticket to Ride," "Help!," "Day Tripper," and "We Can Work It Out" at London's Twickenham Studios.


On this date in 1948, Dr. Frank G. Back patented the "Zoomar" lens.


Today in Sports History:

1968 - The Milwaukee Bucks made their first NBA trade. They traded Bob Love and Bob Weiss to the Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson.

1971 - The Washington Senators announced that they would now use the name Texas Rangers after their move to Arlington, TX.

1984 - Boston College defeated Miami 47-45 on quarterback Doug Flutie's last-second 64-yard pass.

1988 - The New York Yankees signed free agent Steve Sax to a 3-year contract.

1988 - Wayne Gretzky scored his 600th National Hockey League goal.

1991 - The Sacramento Kings ended the NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games.

2001 - A crowd of 87,555 people watched the Texas Longhorns beat the Texas A&M Aggies 21-7. The crowd was the largest to see a football game in Texas.


On this date in 1992, The play "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" opened.


Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks 3:00pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm EST


That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

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