Saturday, November 24, 2012

It's Saturday

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


Today is November 24th, the 329th day of 2012. There are 37 days left in the year.


NHL announces cancellation of schedule through Dec. 14 and 2013 All-Star Weekend in Columbus.

Sundin, Forsberg highlight IIHF Hall of Fame class.

Visit the official league website,


French King Louis XIII married Ann of Austria on this date in 1615. They were both 14 years old.


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 afternoon at 3:00pm EST in Reser Stadium. The game can be heard on the Beaver Sports Network and seen on the Pac-12 Network.

The view from Corvallis: Happy Civil War eve.

The view from Eugene: Civil War Predictions.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.


On this date in 1859, Charles Darwin, a British naturalist, published "On the Origin of Species." It was the paper in which he explained his theory of evolution through the process of natural selection.

************************************************ columnists make their Grey Cup predictions.

Laval defeats McMaster to win the 48th Vanier Cup.

Visit the leagues' official website,


The National Rifle Association was incorporated in the U.S. on this date in 1871.


VANSTONE: Lance Frazier still a proud Rider.

Visit the team's official website,


On this date in 1874, Joseph F. Glidden was granted a patent for a barbed fencing material.


Tampa, FL. —
This week's studies include Doug Martin's ability to gain yards after contact, Tampa Bay's dominance in the third quarter and the advantage of short drives.

Read the rest here.


On this date in 1903, Clyde J. Coleman received the patent for an electric self-starter for an automobile.


Jimmy walks the plank.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats rooting for the Oregon Ducks, doesn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1964 -Production ended on the Elvis Presley film "Tickle Me."

1965 - The Elvis Presley film "Harum Scarum" opened.


On this date in 1947, the "Hollywood 10," were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in their industry.


Today in Beatles History:

1941 -Randolph Peter Best was born. In 1960, he became the drummer for the Beatles.

1986 - Paul McCartney took part in the annual "Royal Variety Performance" at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.


On this date in 1947, John Steinbeck's novel "The Pearl" was published for the first time.


Today in Sports History:

1960 - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors) set an NBA record with 55 rebounds against the Boston Celtics.

1991 - Monica Seles set a female tennis record by winning $2,457,758 in a year.

1996 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) set an NFL record when he recorded his eighth straight 1,000-yard season.

1996 - Rusty Wallace won the first NASCAR event to be held in Japan.

1996 - Clyde Drexler (Houston Rockets) became the 24th NBA player to record 20,000 career points. 


On this date in 1969, Apollo 12 landed safely in the Pacific Ocean bringing an end to the second manned mission to the moon.


Tonight --

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

Sunday --

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

CFL Football -- 100th Grey Cup - Toronto Argonauts vs Calgary Stampeders at Toronto 6:00pm EST


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

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