Saturday, November 15, 2014

It's Saturday

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


Today is November 15th, the 318th day of 2014. There are 47 days left in the year.


Hall of Fame inductees embody hockey's globalization.

Around the League notebook for Friday, Nov. 14.

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The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, precursor to the U.S. Constitution on this date in 1777.


Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay forward Ondrej Palat headed to the locker room with an apparent injury in the third period of the Lightning’s 2-1 loss to San Jose on Thursday.

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On this date in 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop that became known as Pikes Peak.


Regina, SK. -- The 2014 Western Semi-Final match-up is set as the Edmonton Eskimos host the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Here is everything you need to know ahead of Sunday's game.

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The West Semifinal takes place on Sunday, November 16th, as the 12-6 Edmonton Eskimos host the 10-8 Saskatchewan Roughriders. Game time at Commonwealth Stadium is set for 4:30pm EST. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, or The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN2.


On this date in 1867, the first stock ticker was unveiled in New York City.



Pedersen: Riders' Hopson hoping to go out on top.

Campbell: Eskimos eager for Sunday's Rider rematch.

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COMING UP - Great American Smokeout: November 20. Thanksgiving: November 27. World Aids Day: December 1. Human Rights Day: December 10. Winter Solstice: December 21. Christmas: December 25.


Tampa, FL. -- Becht: 3 Keys for Bucs vs. Redskins.

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The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) debuted with a radio network of 24 stations on this date in 1926. The first network radio broadcast was a four-hour "spectacular."


Corvallis, OR. -- Beavers Make Ready to Host Sun Devils.

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U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC on this date in 1939.


Okay Daddy, me and Flipper are ready to go to school.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as Tampa Bay Juniors hockey, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
In New York City, the Elvis Presley movie "Love Me Tender" premiered. 

1960 - The Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues" premiered in Los Angeles to benefit the Hemophilla Foundation. Ronald Reagan, Juliet Prowse and Cesar Romero attended the event. The movie was released nationwide on November 23, 1960. 

1975 - The Elvis Presley single "Bringing It Back" hit #65 in the U.S.


The Soviet probe, Venera 3, was launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan on this date in 1965. On March 1, 1966, it became the first unmanned spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet when it crashed on Venus. (8p ET, CBS)


Today in Beatles History:

1959 - 
 John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison participated in the final round of Carroll Lewis' "TV Star Search." The men were calling themselves Johnny & the Moondogs.


The flight of Gemini 12 ended successfully as astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean on this date in 1966.


Today in Sports History:

1983 - 
Mike Bossy (New York Islanders) got his 75th career hat trick. 

1991 - Ricky Pierce (Seattle Supersonics) began a free throw streak of 75 games. 

1992 - Richard Petty drove in the final race of his 35-year career. 

1998 - Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) moved into third place on the all-time touchdown list when he got his 127th. 

1998 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) registered his fifth straight 100-yard running game. It was the 75th of his career. 

2002 - Mike Modano (Dallas Stars) scored his 1,000th NHL point. He was only the 5th U.S.-born player to reach the milestone. 

2002 - Dave Andreychuck (Tampa Bay Lightning) scored his 250th NHL power-play goal. 

2005 - Major League Baseball players and owners agreed to tougher penalties for steroid use for the next season. The new rules called for a 50 game suspension for a first offense, 100 games for the second, a lifetime ban for a third, plus testing for amphetamines. 

2006 - Emmitt Smith was named winner of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."


Britain and Ireland signed an accord on this date in 1985 giving Dublin an official consultative role in governing Northern Ireland.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway 4:30pm EST (Final race of season)

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Roswell Bulldogs 5:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm EST

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

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona State Sun Devils 10:45pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Roswell Bulldogs 11:15am EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway 3:00pm EST (Championship Round - Final race of season)

Monday --

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

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders 7:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Washington Huskies Time TBA

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota North Stars 7:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears 1:00pm EST


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

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