Saturday, October 25, 2014

It's Saturday

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


Today is October 25th, the 297th day of 2014. There are 68 days left in the year.


Bruins' Chara out 4-6 weeks with knee injury.

Video: MTS Centre crowd sings 'O Canada'.

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The first U.S. trademark was given on this date in 1870. The recipient was the Averill Chemical Paint Company of New York City.


Winnipeg, MB. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning used a big second period against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday to ensure a winning five-game road trip.

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On this date in 1881, the founder of "Cubism," Pablo Picasso, was born in Malaga, Spain.


Tickets On Sale Now for U.S. National Under-18 Team
Game Versus Adrian College at Winterfest
Outdoor Game to be Played at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Tickets are available now for the contest between the U.S. National Under-18 Team and Adrian College which will be played on an outdoor rink at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio during Winterfest 2014 presented by ProMedica. The two teams will play New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2014) at 4 p.m. EST.
The contest will mark the first-ever outdoor game played by any team from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program.
Tickets are $10 and all seating for the game is general admission. Fans can reserve tickets by calling the Toledo Walleye box office at (419) 725-WALL (9255) or by going online here.
Winterfest 2014 is a 10-day community-wide outdoor celebration taking place December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015. Fifth Third Field, home of Minor League Baseball's Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, will be converted from a baseball field into an outdoor hockey rink during the festivities. The NHL-sized rink will stretch across the infield with the two goals near first and third base. 
ABOUT THE NTDP: In 1996, USA Hockey launched a new initiative called the National Team Development Program, based in Ann Arbor, Mich. Celebrating its 18th season of play in 2014-15, the goal of this full-time development program is to prepare student-athletes under the age of 18 for participation on U.S. National Teams and success in their future hockey careers. Its efforts focus not only on high-caliber participation on the ice, but creating well-rounded individuals off the ice.


Alber B. Fall, of U.S. President Harding's cabinet, was found guilty of taking a bribe on this date in 1929. He was sentenced to a year in prison and fined $100,000.


The Tampa Bay Juniors played last weekend, with the Empire team winning twice and the Elite team once.

On Saturday the 18th, the Empire team scored three times in the second and once more in the third, then held on to beat the Palm Beach Hawks 4-3. Steven Noyes and Brandon Napoli scored once each, Mason Ledbetter twice for the Juniors, who got 36 saves from Sam Coleman. Tampa Bay was 1-for-6 on the power play and 6-of-7 on the penalty kill.

On Sunday the 19th, the Empire team won again, edging the Florida Eels in overtime, 4-3. Max Mulholland, Nathan Glick and Steven Noyes all scored in the second period, while Noyes netted the winner in overtime. Zac Gazzanna made 29 saves for Tampa Bay, which went 2-for-8 on the power play and 2-for-4 on the penalty kill.

Also on Sunday the 19th, the Elite team won, beating the Eels 3-2. Jared Goudreau scored twice and Trey Stern once. Michael Krch stopped 42 shots for the Juniors, who were 1-for-3 on the power play and 5-of-5 on the penalty kill.

Coming up this weekend, the Juniors take on the Florida Eels. On Saturday, the games, in Fort Myers, start at 3:20pm EDT for the Empire and 8:45pm EDT for the Elite. On Sunday, the scene shifts to Ellenton for the Empire game at 9:30am EDT and 12:15pm EDT for the Elite game. All games are available on


"The Time of Your Life," by William Saroyan, opened in New York on this date in 1939.


Coming up next for the 9-8 Riders is a week 19 bye, followed by a week 20 home game against the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday, November 8th, which wraps up the regular season. Game time at Regina's Mosaic Stadium is 7:00pm EST. 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 Calgary next hosts Winnipeg on Saturday, November 1st.


U.S. cabinet meeting was televised for the first time on this date in 1954.



Als pull out important win on emotional night.

2014 Game Notes: A look at Week 18.

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The microwave oven, for home use, was introduced by The Tappan Company on this date in 1955.


Tampa, FL. -- The Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have become all too accustomed to last place in recent years. That doesn't appear likely to change this season.

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On this date in 1960, t
he Accutron watch by the Bulova Watch Company was introduced.


Stanford, CA. -- Beavers Travel to Bay Area to Face Stanford

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American author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature on this date in 1962.


San Francisco, CA. -- Friday night's 3-2 defeat in Game 3 of the 2014 World Series reminded the Giants exactly what they must do against the Kansas City Royals to emerge with a victory -- get an early lead.

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On this date in 1971, t
he U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and admit mainland China.


Look, Daddy, some kid gave me a baseball!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as talking to a new friend on Facebook, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1977 - 
The album "Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Vol. 2" was certified gold by the RIAA. 

1990 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Known Only to Him: Elvis Gospel 1957-1971" was released. 

1990 - The Elvis Presley album "How Great Thou Art" was released on CD. 

1994 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Amazing Grace - His Greatest Sacred Performances" was released.


AT&T Corp. announced on this date in 2000 that it would restructure into a family of four separately traded companies (consumer, business, broadband and wireless).


Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
The Beatles did their first-ever interview. It was for the radio station at Cleaver and Clatterbridge Hospital. 

1963 - In Karlstad, the Beatles began their first tour of Sweden. 

1964 - The Beatles won five Ivor Novello Awards frm the British music industry. 

1968 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that their first child should be born the next January. Yoko miscarried. 

1974 - John Lennon completed his self-produced sessions for his "Rock 'n' Roll." 

1990 - John Lennon's album "Rock N Roll" was released on CD. 

2005 - George Harrison's remastered live album "The Concert for Bangladesh" was released.


TV TONIGHT: MLB WORLD SERIES - The series continues in San Francisco with Game 4. The Royals lead the Giants 2 games to 1. (7:30p ET, FOX)


Today in Sports History:

1947 - 
The Army football team was defeated by Columbia 21-20. The team had gone unbeaten in 32 games that spanned four seasons. They had earned two national titles in the same time frame. 

1964 - Cotton Davidson (Oakland Raiders) threw for 427 yards in a 40-7 victory over the Denver Broncos. 

1964 - Jim Marshall (Minnesota Vikings) picked up a San Francisco fumble and ran the wrong way 66 yards into his own team's end zone for a safety. 

1978 - Gaylord Perry became the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues when he won the award in the National League. 

1981 - David Woodley (Miami Dolphins) passed for 408 yards in a 28-27 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. 

1981 - Brian Sipe (Cleveland Browns) threw for 444 yards in a 42-28 victory over Baltimore. 

1986 - The Boston Red Sox lost Game 6 of the World Series to the New York Mets. The winning run was scored in the 10th inning when a ground ball went through Boston first baseman Bill Buckner's legs. 

1987 - The Minnesota Twins defeated St. Louis in the first World Series to include indoor games. It was the first championship for the Twins. 

1998 - Jason Elam (Denver Broncos) kicked a 63-yard field goal. The kick tied Tom Dempsey's 28-year-old NFL record. 

1998 - Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers) set an NFL record when he caught a pass in his 184th consecutive game. Also during the game, Rice became the first player to surpass 17,000 career receiving yards. 

1998 - Cris Carter (Minnesota Vikings) broke the team record when he caught a pass in his 106th straight game. He also tied Bill Brown's Minnesota record of 76 career touchdowns in the 34-13 victory over the Detroit Lions. 

2000 - NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that the Minnesota Timberwolves would forfeit their next five first-round draft picks and would be fined $3.5 million due to violations of the NBA's salary cap. 

2003 - Bobby Bowden (Florida State) became the winningest coach in major college football history with his 339th victory. 

2005 - The Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros 7-5 in the first World Series game to be held in Texas. The game also was the longest in World Series history at 5 hours and 41 minutes. The game actually ended on October 26th. 

2009 - The New York Yankees won their 40th American League pennant.


It was announced on this date in 2001, that scientists had unearthed the remains of an ancient crocodile which lived 110 million years ago. The animal, found in Gadoufaoua, Niger, grew as long as 40 feet and weighed as much as eight metric tons.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:20pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Stanford Cardinal 3:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 4) 8:00pm EDT 

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 8:45pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 9:30am EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Minnesota Vikings 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 5) 8:00pm EDT 

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Arizona Coyotes 7:30pm EDT

MLB --San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 6) 8:00pm EDT (If necessary)

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 7) 8:00pm EDT (If necessary)

Thursday --

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

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway 3:30pm EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 5:15pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:00pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs California Golden Bears 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 9:30pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway 3:00pm EST


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

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