Saturday, December 28, 2013

It's Saturday











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

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Today is December 28th, the 362nd day of 2013. There are 3 days left in the year.

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Super 16: Blackhawks hold top post-Christmas spot.

Must see: NHL Winter Classic rink build update.

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

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Westminster Abbey was consecrated under Edward the Confessor on this date in 1065.

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Tampa, FL. -- Coach Jon Cooper said the unusual drill, set early in Friday's fast-paced 90-minute practice, was aimed to have the Lightning players "touch as many pucks as possible."

Read the rest here.

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"The Pennsylvania Gazette," owned by Benjamin Franklin, ran an ad for the first issue of "Poor Richard’s Almanack" on this date in 1732

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Luc Brodeur-Jourdain signs three-year deal with Als.

Argos' Johnson retires after 14-year CFL career.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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On this date in 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign, stepping down over differences with President Jackson.


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Regina, SK. -Speaking over the telephone from San Francisco, Khari Jones made it clear that he left his heart in Saskatchewan.

Read the rest here.

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Iowa became the 29th state to be admitted to the Union on this date in 1846.

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Tampa, FL. — Three things to watch in Sunday's game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints.

Read the rest here.

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William E. Semple, of Mt. Vernon, OH, patented an acceptable chewing gum on this date in 1869.

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I'm thirsty after all this walking Daddy!

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

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Today in Elvis History

1954 - 
The Elvis Presley single "Milkcow Blues Boogie"/"You're a Heartbreaker" was released.

1954 - It was announced that Elvis Presley had signed a management contract with Bob Neal.

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On this date in 1945, the U.S. Congress officially recognized the "Pledge of Allegiance."

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The "New Yorker" printed an interview with Beatles manager Brian Epstein. It was the first serious press the Beatles received in the United States.

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On this date in 1956 after five years on television, the last "Ding Dong School" was aired on NBC-TV.

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Today in Sports History:

1902 - The first professional indoor football game was played at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Syracuse defeated the Philadelphia Nationals 6-0.

1918 - Georges Vezina (Montreal Canadiens) became the first NHL goalie to record an assist. The assist came on a goal by Newsy Lalonde.

1958 - The Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants 23-17 in overtime in the NFL Championship.

1975 - The Dallas Cowboys won the NFC divisional playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings with a Hail Mary with only 24 seconds left.

2003 - New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was released from the hospital. The previous day he had fainted at a memorial service.

2003 - Jamal Lewis (Baltimore Ravens) became the fifth NFL player to run for 2,000 yards in a season. He ended the season with 2,029 yards.

2003 - Mike Vanderjagt (Indianapolis Colts) set a new NFL record when he kicked his 41st consecutive field goal.

2003 - James Holmes (Kansas City Chiefs) set an NFL record with his 27th touchdown of the season.

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The Chamber of Commerce of Akron, OH, terminated its association with the All-American Soap Box Derby on this date in 1973. It was stated that the race had become "a victim of cheating and fraud."

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints 4:25pm EST (Final game of regular season)

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Vancouver Canucks 10:00pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames 9:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EST

USPHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at New England Showcase

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EST

USPHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at New England Showcase

Sunday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Edmonton Oilers 8:00pm EST

USPHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at New England Showcase

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

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