Friday, November 22, 2013

It's Friday











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

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Today is November 22nd, the 326th day of 2013. There are 39 days left in the year.

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Youth won't hold Jones back in Olympic bid.


Sbisa's odyssey took him from juniors to Olympics.


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

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Today's Birthdays: Musician/actor Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band, The Sopranos) is 63; Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, Trading Places, True Lies) is 55; Mark Ruffalo is (The Avengers, The Kids Are All Right) 46; Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers, Lost in Translation) is 29.

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San Jose, CA. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning hoped to get back to their defensive-minded system against a San Jose Sharks team who is among the top two in the league for goals and shots per game. Yet an early deficit left the Bolts scrambling to keep pace on the scoreboard and led to their third straight loss in as many games.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1899, the Marconi Wireless Company of America was incorporated in New Jersey.

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Heavy Hardware: A look at the 2013 Award Recipients.

Morris: Sheets' attitude changes for the better.

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

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A rocket blasted off this week with several satellites aboard, including one built by high school students. [Their satellite uses global positioning technology to help you pinpoint the best places in town to purchase fake IDs.]

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Regina, SK. -If walls could talk, Mosaic Stadium would have some great stories to tell and another chapter will be written on Sunday.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the Riders is the 101st Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium in Regina against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, on Sunday, November 24th. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and NBCSN is set for 6:00pm EST.

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The International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin adopted the SOS distress signal on this date in 1906.

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Tampa, FL. — Thursday Notes: The Buccaneers know they face a stiff challenge Sunday against the Lions but they're headed to Detroit with a renewed sense of confidence…Plus, injury updates and other notes.

Read the rest here.

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South Korean electronics company LG has launched its Flex smartphone with a "self-healing" coating that supposedly allows it to recovers from accidental scratches. In a test, after just a few minutes the light scratches were already mostly cleared up and barely noticeable.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Jovan Stevenson plays the final home game of his college football career Saturday when Oregon State plays host to Washington in a 7:30 p.m. Reser Stadium matchup.

Read the rest here.

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U.S. President Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, TX on this date in 1963. Texas Governor John B. Connally was also seriously wounded. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson was inaugurated as the 36th U.S. President.

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Spider Jimmy gets another treat.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as reading Rod Pedersen's blog, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - 
Elvis Presley's contract with Bob Neal expired.

1961 - The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" was opened in the U.S.

1966 - Elvis Presley was released from work on the movie "Easy Come, Easy Go." Principal photography had finished on November 7.

1967 - The Elvis Presley film "Clambake" opened in the U.S.

1967 - Elvis Presley complete location shooting for the film "Stay Away, Joe."

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Internet retailer Amazon is taking Black Friday further this year, launching its first sales this Sunday (November 24). And the company says there will be new sales going up very frequently, as often as every 10 minutes.

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - 
The Beatles released their double album called "The Beatles" (a.k.a. "The White Album").

2005 - Paul McCartney's CD single "Jenny Wren" was released. It contained the songs "Jenny Wren" and "I Want You To Fly". A second single was released on November 29 that contained two more songs.

2005 - The John Lennon and Yoko Ono album "Sometime in New York City [Original Recording Remastered] was released.

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IN THEATERS - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13); Delivery Man (PG-13)

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Today in Sports History:

1910 - Arthur F. Knight patented a steel shaft to replace wood shafts in golf clubs.

1917 - The National Hockey League (NHL) was officially formed in Montreal, Canada.

1950 - The lowest scoring game in the NBA was played. The Fort Wayne Pistons (later the Detroit Pistons) defeated the Minneapolis Lakers (later the Los Angeles Lakers) 19-18.

1986 - Mike Tyson became the youngest to win the world heavyweight-boxing crown. He was only 20 years and 4 months old.

2003 - In Edmonton, Alberta, the Montreal Canadiens beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in the first NHL game to be played outside.

2006 - Tiger Woods won his seventh straight PGA Grand Slam.

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Wasilla, Alaska, is hoping to raise at least $10,000 by selling a Ford Expedition former mayor Sarah Palin drove from 1999 through 2002. The city listed the gold sport utility vehicle for sale on eBay.com with a minimum bid of $10,000. The Expedition XLT has 74,188 miles on it. The vehicle has been sitting in storage and proceeds would go to the city's vehicle replacement fund.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Anaheim Ducks 10:00pm EST

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Washington Huskies 10:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions 1:00pm EST

CFL Football -- 101st Grey Cup Game, Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Regina, Saskatchewan 6:00pm EST

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

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