Saturday, December 22, 2012

It's Saturday




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

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

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Documentary examines concussion issue sports.

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

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com/.


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


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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.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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

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

Top 10 Kick Return Touchdowns of 2012.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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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.

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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.

Read the rest here.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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