Saturday, November 17, 2012

It's Saturday

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


Today is November 17th, the 322nd day of 2012. There are 44 days left in the year.


Niedermayer remains humble about chances for Hall.

McCoshen discusses college choice; USHL season.

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The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC, in the partially completed Capitol building on this date in 1800.


The Oregon State Beavers(7-2, 5-2) are home tonight to face the California Golden Bears(3-8, 2-6). Game time is 10:30pm EST. The game can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks.

The view from Corvallis: Mannion, Alexander, Nielsen expected to start for Beavers.

The view from Berekley: Cal Closes 2012 Season at Oregon State.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.


The Suez Canal opened in Egypt on this date in 1869, linking the Mediterranean and the Red seas.


Stephen: Stampeders no stranger to adversity.

Landry: Line of scrimmage key battleground for Argos.

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The first three British female graduates received their Bachelor of Arts degrees from London University on this date in 1880.


Riders’ Tearrius George suspended for hit on Tate.

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The first underwater submarine journey was taken, from Southampton, England, to the Isle of Wight on this date in 1904.


Tampa, FL. —
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-4) have crept back into the NFC playoff picture behind an explosive offense this franchise hasn't since the days of Doug Williams, Ricky Bell and Jimmie Giles.

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The steamship Louise became the first ship to travel through the Panama Canal on this date in 1913.


Bouncey, bouncey, bouce!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats waxing the kitchen floor, doesn't it?


San Francisco, CA. --When the World Series came to San Francisco in 2010, Matt Bradley and friends Tyler Draper and Amardeep Janda were unable to go to either of the two games at AT&T Park. By the time the Giants returned home from Texas, it was for a downtown parade, with the club having won the title in five games.

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In Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm banned the armed forces from dancing the tango on this date in 1913.


Today in Elvis History

1952 - Elvis Presley and his family were evicted from the Memphis Housing Authority property called Lauderdale Courts. They were evicted for making too much money. They had moved into the apartment on September 20, 1949.

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Love Me Tender" hit #1 in the U.S.

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Blue Moon" hit #9 in the U.K.

1962 - Elvis Presley's single "Return To Sender" hit #2 in the U.S.


Washington's Dulles International Airport was dedicated by U.S. President Kennedy on this date in 1962.


Today in Beatles History:

1967 -Beatles and Co. was renamed Apple Music Limited.

1980 - John Lennon's album "Double Fantasy" was released.

2009 - The album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released as a download for "The Beatles Rock Band."


On this date in 1970, the Soviet Union landed an unmanned, remote-controlled vehicle on the moon, the Lunokhod 1. The vehicle was released by Luna 17.


Today in Sports History:

1926 - The Chicago Black Hawks played their first game in the NHL.

1940 - The Green Bay Packers became the first NFL team to travel by plane.

1968 - NBC cut away from the final minutes of a New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game to begin a TV special, "Heidi," on schedule. The Raiders came from behind to beat the Jets 43-32.

1982 - The NFL reduced its 16-game season to nine as a result of a 57-day players' strike.

1991 - Mike Utley (Detroit Lions) suffered a spinal injury in a game against Los Angeles that left him paralyzed from the chest down.

1997 - Mario Lemieux was voted into the NHL Hall of Fame.

2003 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) became the first major league baseball player to receive six National League MVP awards.


On this date in 1973, U.S. President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, FL, "people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Ford Eco Boost 300 at Homestead - Miami Speedway 4:00pm EST

Empire South Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 5:15pm EST

EJHL South Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs California Golden Bears 10:30pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 9:30am EST

EJHL South Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EST

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

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Ford Eco Boost 400 at Homestead - Miami Speedway 2:00pm EST


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


Rod Pedersen said...

What's going on today Johnny Boy?

John Meissner said...

Just getting ready to take Jimmy to a friend's house, so I can go South and webcast a 4-game weekend. It's been a hectic wekk, as you can imagine, making funeral arrangements and such. Keep in touch Big Guy!

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