Saturday, December 22, 2012

It's Saturday

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


Today is December 22nd, the 357th day of 2012. There are 9 days left in the year.


Documentary examines concussion issue sports.

Russia favored over U.S., Canada in WJC Group B.

Visit the official league website,


The "American Bicycling Journal" went on sale for the first time on this date in 1877.


Corvallis, OR. -- Grant Enger didn’t get a chance to dress up for Halloween this year, but when he heard the Oregon State football team needed a Santa Claus for an event, the 6-foot-6, 293-pound offensive lineman happily volunteered.

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Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.


On this date in 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen made the first X-ray, of his wife's hand.


Garrett, Volny and Goltz re-up with Blue Bombers.

Top 10 Kick Return Touchdowns of 2012.

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On this date in 1910, U.S. Postal savings stamps were issued for the first time. They were discontinued in 1914.


Tampa, FL. —The first "D-Line Does Christmas" event proved to be a holiday miracle for 30 hard-luck families on Thursday, as the biggest Buccaneers treated the parents and children to a string of gifts and surprises.

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On this date in 1956, Colo, the first gorilla to be born in captivity, was born at the Columbus, Ohio zoo.


Mommy, did you call someone and tell them I'm cute?!?!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching junior hockey, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
Elvis Presley's single "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine," the b-side for "Blue Moon," hit #23 in the U.K.

1960 - The Elvis Presley movie "Flaming Star" opened nationwide in the U.S. For that week the movie was #12 on the National Box Office Survey. Due to strict laws of racial separation the movie was banned in South Africa because of its focus on the complications of a bi-racial family.


On this date in 1976, the last show of "Let’s Make A Deal" was aired.


Today in Beatles History:

1981 - A rock 'n' roll auction in London brought in $2,000 for a letter of introduction from Buddy Holly to Decca Records. John and Cynthia Lennon’s marriage certificate was sold for $850 and an autographed program from the world premiere of the Beatles film "Help!" brought in $2,100.

2010 - The pedestrian crossing outside Abbey Road Studios in north London was designated a site of national importance by the British government.


On this date in 1990, Lech Walesa was sworn in as Poland's first popularly elected president.


Today in Sports History:

1877 - The "American Bicycling Journal" went on sale for the first time.

1894 - The United States Golf Association (USGA) was formed in New York City.

1920 - Joe Lynch beat Peter Herman in the first blow-by-blow radiocast of a boxing match.

1943 - Sporting goods manufacturers received permission to use synthetic rubber for the core of baseballs.

1962 - Vince Lombardi, coach of the Green Bay Packers, was on the cover of TIME magazine.

1962 - The 1,000,000th NBA point was scored.

1974 - Phil Esposito (Boston Bruins) scored his 500th goal as a Bruin.

1983 - The New York Islanders scored three shorthanded goals against the Washington Capitals.

1986 - Joe Paterno was named Sportsman of the Year by "Sports Illustrated" magazine. It was only the second time a coach had won the award.

1993 - The Dallas Mavericks lost their 20th consecutive game in a 20-game streak.

1996 - Kordell Stewart (Pittsburgh Steelers) ran 80 yards for a touchdown against Carolina. It was the longest scoring run by a quarterback in NFL history.

1996 - Vinny Testaverde (Baltimore Ravens) became the eighth quarterback in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards and throw at least 30 touchdown passes in a single season.

1996 - Karl Malone (Utah Jazz) became the 11th player to get 20,000 career points and 10,000 career rebounds.

1996 - Brett Hull became the 24th player in NHL history to score 500 goals. Brett and his father Bobby became the first father-son combination to score 500 goals apiece.

1998 - The American Basketball League (ABL) announced that it was suspending operations and filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


On this date in 1998, a unit of RJR Nabsico pled guilty to attempting to smuggle cigarettes into Canada.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs St. Louis Rams 1:00pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs. Texas Longhorns 6:45pm EST

Sunday --

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


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

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