Saturday, November 30, 2013

It's Saturday











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

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Today is November 30th, the 334th day of 2013. There are 31 days left in the year.

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Weight helped usher in new era of American hockey.


HBO's '24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs' debuts Dec. 14.


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

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The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War on this date in 1782.

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Tampa, FL. -- It seemed that even though the Tampa Bay Lightning lost 3-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the score did not reflect the Bolts’ effort Friday evening at the Tampa Bay times Forum.

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On this date in 1803, Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France.

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Dickenson wants to be a head coach 'one of these days.'

Burris: 'I still feel like I can get it done.'

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

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase went on trial accused of political bias on this date in 1804. He was later acquitted by the U.S. Senate.

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Regina, SK. -If this is a dream, don’t wake me up.

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on this date in 1835. He wrote "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn" under the name Mark Twain.

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Tampa, FL. — Three things to watch in Sunday’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers.

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A.J. Ehrichson patented the oat-crushing machine on this date in 1875.

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Eugene, OR. -- With 10 receptions, Brandin Cooks set the Pac-12 Conference's single season record with 120, breaking the Marqise Lee's record of 118 set in 2012.

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On this date in 1897, Thomas Edison's own motion picture projector had its first commercial exhibition.

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Spider Jimmy gets ready to hed back to the store for more trick-or-treating.

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

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Today in Elvis History

1962 - 
The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" premiered in the U.K.

1993 - The Elvis Presley album "From Nashville To Memphis - The Essential '60s Masters I" was certified gold by the RIAA.

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On this date in 1936, 
London's famed Crystal Palace was destroyed in a fire. The structure had been constructed for the International Exhibition of 1851.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - 
The Beatles performed at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg for the last time.

1972 - Wings released their single "Hi, Hi, Hi." The BBC banned the record because it declared that the lyrics were "unsuitable" for broadcast.

1976 - George Harrison appeared on BBC-2-TV's "The Old Grey Whistley Contest."

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On this date in 1940, Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.

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Today in Sports History:

1971 - ABC-TV aired "Brian's Song." The movie was about Chicago Bears' Brian Picolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.

1991 - In the first Women's World Cup in soccer, the U.S. team defeated Norway 2-1.

1992 - The video "NFL Country," by various artists, was certified Gold by the RIAA.

1993 - The NFL awarded the league's 30th franchise to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

1996 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored his 25,000th NBA career point. He was only the 10th player to reach the mark.

2005 - The Boston Bruins traded captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks for Marco Sturm, Wayne Primeau and Brad Stuart.

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In Sylacauga, AL on this date in 1954, Elizabeth Hodges was injured when a meteorite crashed through the roof of her house. The rock weighed 8½-pounds.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Johnstown Tomahawks 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Johnstown Tomahawks 8:05pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets 7:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Johnstown Tomahawks 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 3:30pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Pa;m Beach Hawks 6:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets 7:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Johnstown Tomahawks 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 9:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 12:30pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buffalo Bills 1:00pm EST

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

Friday, November 29, 2013

It's Friday











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

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Today is November 29th, the 333rd day of 2013. There are 32 days left in the year.

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Ducks ink Bonino to three-year extension.


Rask not just product of Bruins' stingy 'D'.


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

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The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made on this date in 1929 by U.S. Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd.

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Tampa, FL. -- Despite diving deeper into the depth chart, the Tampa Bay Lightning continue to chip away in the standings. And although both Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell snapped out of personal slumps Monday, it was Victor Hedman and Anders Lindback’s show Wednesday, in a 4-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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On this date in 1945, the monarchy was abolished in Yugoslavia and a republic proclaimed.

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U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Heads to Toronto This Weekend for 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Team USA to compete against Canada, Korea and Russia
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will play in the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, Dec. 1-7, in Toronto, Ontario, as part of its preparation for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. In addition to the United States, the tournament includes Canada, Korea and Russia.
The U.S., which won the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, has participated in each of the last six tournaments. Team USA also won the tournament title at the 2009 event. Additionally, Team USA has won three of the last four major international events, including the 2009 International Paralympic Committee World Sledge Hockey Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic; the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, B.C.; and the 2012 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championship in Hamar, Norway.
The United States roster is highlighted by captain Andy Yohe (Bettendorf, Iowa); alternate captains Taylor Chace (Hampton Falls, N.H.) and Josh Sweeney (Phoenix, Ariz.); and goaltender Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.). For a complete U.S. roster, click here.
All games leading up to the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge championship game will be available via complimentary stream on FASTHockey.com. For more information, click here.
2013 World Sledge Hockey ChallengeDec. 1-7 - Toronto, Ontario - MasterCard Centre
DateOpponentTime (ET)/ResultLive Streaming
Sun., Dec. 1Russia1 p.m.FASTHockey.com
Mon., Dec. 2Korea5 p.m.FASTHockey.com
Wed., Dec. 4Canada8 p.m.FASTHockey.com
Thurs., Dec. 5Semifinals1/4 p.m.FASTHockey.com
Sat., Dec. 7Third-Place/
Championship Game
1/4 p.m.
Notes: For complete information on the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, including a team roster, schedule, news and more, click here ... Follow all U.S. games during the World Sledge Hockey Challenge via Twitter by following @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores, and join the conversation by using hashtag #WSHC ... Eighteen players were named to the 2014 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team on July 24. Team USA's roster will be trimmed to 17 players by Jan. 1, 2014, to conform to the Paralympic Games roster limit … Nine players return from the 2010 U.S. squad that captured the gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, B.C., including goaltender Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.); defensemen Taylor Chace (Hampton Falls, N.H.), Nikko Landeros (Johnstown, Colo.), Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.) and Andy Yohe(Bettendorf, Iowa); and forwards Taylor Lipsett (Plano, Texas), Adam Page (Lancaster, N.Y.),Alexi Salamone (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Greg Shaw (Merritt Island, Fla.). Cash, Chace, Lipsett, Salamone and Yohe also received bronze medals at the 2006 Paralympic Games in Torino, Italy … Dan Brennan (Colorado Springs, Colo.), director of sled and inline national teams for USA Hockey, is serving as the general manager of the 2014 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team ... Jeff Sauer (Madison, Wis.) is the head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. Guy Gosselin(Grafton, Wis.), American Development Model regional manager for USA Hockey, is in his third season as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team ... Due to rights restrictions, the championship game of the World Sledge Hockey Challenge is only available in Canada on TSN.



USA Hockey to Unveil Olympic Teams
Jan. 1 at NHL Winter Classic
Plans Remain Same Despite Date Change Announced by IIHF Today
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - While the International Ice Hockey Federation today announced that the deadline to submit rosters for the men's ice hockey competition for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games has been extended to Jan. 7, USA Hockey will move forward with plans to announce both its men’s and women’s Olympic hockey teams on Jan. 1 live on NBC Sports at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., as part of the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic.
“We look forward to celebrating the American player through the announcement of our Olympic teams as part of the NHL Winter Classic,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “It will be an extraordinary stage with an Original Six matchup, a record crowd, a worldwide television audience, the great pageantry of the event itself, and of course the unveiling of both our men’s and women’s Olympic teams.”
The women’s roster will be unveiled in the second intermission of the game, while the men’s team will be revealed on the ice at the conclusion of the Winter Classic.
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The Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by the U.S. with Enos the chimp on board on this date in 1961. The craft orbited the earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico.

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A Day of Firsts: Ottawa signs first three free agents.

Market bound? 2014 potential free agents list.

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

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U.S. President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy on this date in 1963.

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Regina, SK. -Kory Sheets ran wild in the Saskatchewan Roughriders Grey Cup victory but it was the offensive line that gave him room to roam.

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced that he was leaving the Johnson administration to become president of the World Bank on this date in 1967.

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Tampa, FL. — Thursday Notes: CB Darrelle Revis sat out a second straight workout with a groin injury but is still considered day-to-day...Plus updated injury reports and a productive Thanksgiving Day practice.

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The Who released their first concert record, "The Who Sell Out" on this date in 1968

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Corvallis, OR. -- As I watched Washington's 69-27 dress-down of Oregon State, I had one thought: Doesn't matter, the Beavers will still win the Civil War game.

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On this date in 1975, Bill Gates adopted the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul Allen had formed to write the BASIC computer language for the Altair.

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Spider Jimmy pushes the shopping cart.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as Civil War football, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - 
Elvis Presley's single "I Got Stung" hit #8 in the U.S.

1965 - Elivs Presley bought a Greyhound bus that he planned to refurbish and use to drive to and from California.

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On this date in 1986, Actor Cary Grant died at the age of 82.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The Beatles' fifth single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was released in Britain.

1969 - John Lennon was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $360 in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with Lennon on October 18, was cleared of charges.

2001 - George Harrison died at the age of 58. He had been undergoing treatments for cancer.

2005 - Paul McCartney's CD single "Jenny Wren" was released. It contained the songs "Jenny Wren", "I Want You To Fly", "This Loving Game" and "Summer of 59". A single for "Jenny Wren" had been released on November 22 with only the first two tracks.

2010 - George Harrison's limited edition vinyl box set "All Things Must Pass" was released in the U.K.

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On this date in 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the rights of criminal defendants are not violated when police unintentionally fail to preserve potentially vital evidence.

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Today in Sports History:

1890 - Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game. The game was played at West Point, NY.

1962 - Major league baseball decided to return to only one All-Star Game a year beginning in 1963.

1980 - "Monday Night Football" was on the cover of TV Guide.

1987 - Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers) completed a record 22 consecutive passes.

1987 - Venice Glenn (San Diego Chargers) ran back an interception for 103 yards. It was an NFL record.

1987 - Bob Froese (New York Rangers) became the second NHL goalie to score a goal. It was later ruled that he should not have been credited with the goal.

1992 - Jerry Rice caught his 100th NFL touchdown pass.

1992 - Dennis Byrd (New York Jets) was paralyzed after a neck injury in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

1995 - Grant Fuhr (St. Louis Blues) became the 11th NHL goalie to win 300 games.

2002 - Pierre Turgeon (Dallas Stars) played in his 1,100th NHL game.

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Godzilla received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this date in 2004.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 4:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Oregon Ducks 7:00pm EST

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Johnstown Tomahawks 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Johnstown Tomahawks 8:05pm EST

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

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving


Enjoy this day with those you love. See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It's Wednesday











It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 27th, the 331st day of 2013. There are 34 days left in the year.

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Islanders Unveil Outdoor Game Jersey.


Westgarth suspended two games for boarding.


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

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Anders Celsius was born in Sweden on this date in 1701. He was the inventor of the Celsius thermometer.

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Tampa, FL. -- In a week that has already been filled with a whirlwind of emotions, another blew through the doors of the Tampa Bay Times Forum Tuesday, former Bolts’ captain Vincent Lecavalier.

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On this date in 1779, the College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania. It was the first legally recognized university in America.

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U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Sold Out
Class of 2013 To Be Enshrined Monday in Detroit
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2013 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner, set for Monday (Dec. 2) at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, is sold out USA Hockey announced today.
“We look forward to a wonderful celebration Monday evening,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “The hockey family has so much to be thankful for, including the extraordinary contributions this year's class has made in helping our sport achieve the stature it enjoys today."
The Class of 2013 – including Cindy Curley, Bill Guerin, Ron Mason, Peter Karmanos Jr., and Doug Weight -- will be formally enshrined on Monday evening at the Sound Board Theater at MotorCity.
The evening’s festivities will also include the presentation of the Lester Patrick Trophy to Kevin Allen of USA Today.
Full coverage of the 2013 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration will be available online atushockeyhalloffame.com.

NOTES: ESPN's Steve Levy will serve as the master of ceremonies for the 2013 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration ... Supporters of the event include Platinum partners Ilitch Holdings and the National Hockey League Foundation and Diamond partners Carolina Hurricanes, Compuware Hockey, Michigan State University, National Hockey League Players Association and the Plymouth Whalers.


University of Minnesota Regains Unanimous No. 1 Ranking in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
17th Annual Women's College Hockey Poll - #10

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2013-14
Record
Weeks in
Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
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15-1-0
10
2University of Wisconsin, 163
2
11-2-1
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3Cornell University, 145
3
8-0-2
10
4University of North Dakota, 125
4
9-3-2
10
5Harvard University, 119
5
7-1-1
10
6Clarkson University, 86
8
12-3-2
10
7Quinnipiac University, 67
6
10-2-4
7
8Boston College, 65
7
11-3-1
10
9Boston University, 45
9
11-3-1
8
10Robert Morris University, 16
RV
12-3-1
1
Others receiving votes: University of Minnesota Duluth, 7; Mercyhurst University, 5; Princeton University, 1; St. Lawrence University, 1.
Notes: To view past polls, click here ... The University of Minnesota received all 19 first-place votes in this week's poll ... Minnesota has been the No. 1-ranked team in each of the last 36 polls dating back to March 20, 2012 ... ECAC Hockey leads the way with four ranked programs, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three, Hockey East Association has two teams ranked and College Hockey America is represented with one school in the poll ... A total of 14 teams received votes.
About the poll: The 17th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

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The American Statistical Association was founded in Boston on this date in 1839.

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Esks tab Chris Jones as new head coach.

Gable: 'I’m going to use this fire for next year'.

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

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Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an automobile through Central Park in New York City on this date in 1889.

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Regina, SK. -Some children skipped school and adults did the same with work to join the crowd at a Grey Cup parade in Regina on Tuesday.

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New York's Pennsylvania Station opened on this date in 1910.

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Tampa, FL. — In a season filled with negativity, controversy and underachievement, Tampa Bay Buccaneers management and fans alike can sit down at the Thanksgiving table and be thankful they don't have to shop for a new head coach or quarterback this offseason.

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The play "Key Largo," by Maxwell Anderson, opened in New York on this date in 1939.

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Corvallis, OR. -- THIS WEEK: Oregon State (6-5, 4-4 Pac-12) concludes the 2013 regular season Fri., Nov. 29 when it plays the annual Civil War in Eugene against the No. 12 (AP) Oregon Ducks (9-2, 6-2). Kickoff is at 4:07 p.m. PST in a game being televised by Fox Sports 1. The Civil War is presented by The Oregon College Savings Plan, PacificSource Health Plans, Your Local Ford Stores, Wells Fargo and McDonald’s.

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U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on this date in 1963.

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Spider Jimmy eyes the Lunchables at the grocery store.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a lazy vacation day, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - 
Elvis Presley achieved the rank of private first class in the U.S. Army.

1963 - The Elvis Presley movie "Fun In Acapulco" premiered nationally in the U.S.

1969 - The Elvis Presley double album "From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis" hit #12 in the U.S.

1977 - The Meditation Gardens at Graceland were opened to the public.

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On this date in 1973, The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - 
Capitol Records released the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album in the U.S.

1970 - George Harrison released his solo album "All Things Must Pass."

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On this date in 1976, Queen's "Somebody To Love" was released.

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Today in Sports History:

1942 - Ben Hogan won his third straight Vardon Trophy.

1960 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) scored his 1,000th point.

1980 - Dave Williams (Chicago Bears) became the first player in NFL history to return a kick for touchdown in overtime.

1994 - Joe Montana (Kansas City Chiefs) became the 5th quarterback to surpass 40,000 yards passing.

2003 - Luc Robitaille (Los Angeles Kings) earned his 700th career assist.

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Bjork was admitted to the hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland, with a high fever on this date in 1997. The singer was forced to cancel many upcoming dates due to a kidney infection.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 4:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Oregon Ducks 7:00pm EDT

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Johnstown Tomahawks 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Johnstown Tomahawks 8:05pm EDT

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

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