Saturday, October 11, 2014

It's Saturday

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


Today is October 11th, the 283rd day of 2014. There are 82 days left in the year.


Storylines abound as all 30 teams play Saturday.

Pronger joins NHL Department of Player Safety.

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The Juliana, the first steam-powered ferryboat, was put into operation by the inventor John Stevens on this date in 1811. The ferry went between New York City, NY, and Hoboken, NJ.


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning showed off an impressive power play in their season-opening victory.

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On this date in 1869, Thomas Edison filed for a patent on his first invention. The electric machine was used for counting votes for the U.S. Congress, however the Congress did not buy it.


Regina, SK. -- On November 2, 2013, Kerry Joseph had tears in his eyes as he slowly walked off the Mosaic Stadium turf. His Edmonton Eskimos had just defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the final regular season game of the season, but for Joseph he thought it was his final game period. On October 9, 2014, one wouldn’t blame Joseph if he had tears in his eyes again as he walked onto the Mosaic Stadium turf again to continue his career as he has been brought on by the Green and White to perhaps salvage a season.

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Coming up next for the 9-5 Riders is a week 16 road game with the 5-8 Montreal Alouettes on Monday, October 13th. Game time at Montreal's Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is 1:00pm EDT. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on


On this date in 1881, David Henderson Houston patented the first roll film for cameras.



Ray to the Rescue: Argos storm back to shock Ticats.

Happy Thanksgiving from the CFL.

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The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington, DC on this date in 1890.


Tampa, FL. --
TJ's Take: 3 Keys to Beat Baltimore

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JCPenney opened a store in Milford, DE on this date in 1929, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 states.


Corvallis, OR. -- Junior Sammy Harrison picked up right where she left off Friday evening, recording a pair of first-place finishes as the Oregon State swimming team opened its 2014-15 season by taking on Seattle U and Liberty at the Osborn Aquatic Center.

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On this date in 1932 in New York, the first telecast of a political campaign was aired.


St. Louis, MO. -- The sketchy handheld video shows Madison Bumgarner as a Minor Leaguer pitching for the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies just before he joined the Giants in 2010 reacting to his being thrown out of a game after a dispute with the umpires. It's hard to tell, but the kid wearing No. 40 appears to haul off and throw the ball into the outfield before his teammates escorted him from the field.

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The radio show, "Professor Quiz", aired for the first time on this date in 1936.


Let's go to the baseball game Daddy.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as staying up past midnight, watching baseball, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1958 - 
The Elvis Presley album "King Creole" hit #2 in the U.S. 

1994 - The book "Good Rockin' Toight: Twenty years on the road and on the town with Elvis" by Joe Esposito was released.


Pioneer 1, a lunar probe, was launched by the U.S. on this date in 1958. The probe did not reach its destination and fell back to Earth and burned up in the atmosphere.


Today in Beatles History:

1967 - 
John Lennon and Yoko Ono opened their joint exhibition Half-a-Wind Show at London's Lisson Gallery. 

1988 - Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, entered a rehab center to be treated for alcoholism.


Apollo 7 was launched by the U.S. on this date in 1968. The first manned Apollo mission was the first in which live television broadcasts were received from orbit. Wally Schirra, Don Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham were the astronauts aboard.


Today in Sports History:

1924 - 
The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Maroons were granted NHL franchises. 

1925 - The New York Giants played their first NFL game. The Giants lost 14-0 to Providence. 

1975 - New York Islander Bryan Trottier got his first hat trick. 

1980 - The Dallas Mavericks won their first game at Reunion Arena when they beat San Antonio 103-92. 

1984 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) made his debut in the National Hockey League (NHL) against the Boston Bruins. He scored a goal on his first shot on his first NHL shift. 

1998 - Steve Young (San Francisco 49ers) became the 20th player in NFL history to throw for 30,000 yards. 

2004 - The Houston Astros won a postseason series for the first time in their 43 year history. They defeated the Atlanta Braves 12-3 in Game 5. The Astros had lost 7 playoff series previously, three of them to Atlanta. 

2006 - In New York, Cory Lidle (New York Yankees) and his flight instructor were killed when Lidle's plane crashed into a high-rise apartment building.


Hugh Downs left the "Today" show and "Concentration" on this date in 1971. He later became the host of ABC's "20/20".


CONCORD, N.C.— In the closing laps of Friday night's Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with an air of inevitability, Brad Keselowski tracked down teammate Ryan Blaney and made the pass for the win on Lap 187 of 200.

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"Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time on this date in 1975. George Carlin was the guest host.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals (Game 1 NLCS) 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Baltimore Ravens 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals (Game 2 NLCS) 8:00pm EDT

Monday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Montreal Alouettes 1:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens 7:30pm EDT

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals (Game 3 NLCS) 8:00pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals (Game 4 NLCS) 8:00pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals (Game 5 NLCS) 4:00pm EDT (if necessary)

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Utah Utes 10:00pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals (Game 6 NLCS) 4:00pm EDT (if necessary)

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

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway 2:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Eskimos 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals (Game 7 NLCS) 7:30pm EDT (if necessary)


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

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