Saturday, November 22, 2014

It's Saturday












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

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Today is November 22nd, the 325th day of 2014. There are 40 days left in the year.

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Around the League notebook for Friday, Nov. 21.

Super 16: No panic in Blackhawks despite slow start.

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

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Lillian Russell made her vaudeville debut in New York City on this date in 1880.

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Tampa, FL. -- After playing in quicksand on Thursday, the Lightning look to climb their way out and get back on track.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1899, the Marconi Wireless Company of America was incorporated in New Jersey.

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Regina, SK. -- The CFL and Canadian North unveiled a custom-painted airplane, featuring the logo of each team, the other day. Given the current state of the on-field product, the Boeing 737-300 should be known as an err-plane.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1906, the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin adopted the SOS distress signal.

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Campbell: The matchup the Esks have been waiting for.

WF Analysis: The Pressure is on in Calgary.

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

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

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

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1909, Helen Hayes appeared on stage for the first time. She was a member of the cast of "In Old Dutch."

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Seattle, WA. -- Beavers Face Dawgs in Saturday Night Brawl.

Read the rest here.

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The first trans-Pacific airmail flight began in Alameda, CA on this date in 1935, when the flying boat known as the China Clipper left for Manila. The craft was carrying over 110,000 pieces of mail.

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Hi Daddy, I made a friend already!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going to a Lightning game, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1955 - 
Elvis Presley's contract with Bob Neal expired. 

1961 - The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" was opened in the U.S. 

1966 - Elvis Presley was released from work on the movie "Easy Come, Easy Go." Principal photography had finished on November 7. 

1967 - The Elvis Presley film "Clambake" opened in the U.S. 

1967 - Elvis Presley complete location shooting for the film "Stay Away, Joe."

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The film, "A Man for All Seasons", opened in New York City on this date in 1961.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The Beatles album "With the Beatles" was released in the U.K. 

1968 - The Beatles released their double album called "The Beatles" (a.k.a. "The White Album"). 

2005 - Paul McCartney's CD single "Jenny Wren" was released. It contained the songs "Jenny Wren" and "I Want You To Fly". A second single was released on November 29 that contained two more songs. 

2005 - The John Lennon and Yoko Ono album "Sometime in New York City [Original Recording Remastered] was released.

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On this date in 1963, U.S. President Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, TX. Texas Governor John B. Connally was also seriously wounded. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson was inaugurated as the 36th U.S. President.

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Today in Sports History:

1910 - 
Arthur F. Knight patented a steel shaft to replace wood shafts in golf clubs. 

1917 - The National Hockey League (NHL) was officially formed in Montreal, Canada. 

1950 - The lowest scoring game in the NBA was played. The Fort Wayne Pistons (later the Detroit Pistons) defeated the Minneapolis Lakers (later the Los Angeles Lakers) 19-18. 

1986 - Mike Tyson became the youngest to win the world heavyweight-boxing crown. He was only 20 years and 4 months old. 

2003 - In Edmonton, Alberta, the Montreal Canadiens beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in the first NHL game to be played outside. 

2006 - Tiger Woods won his seventh straight PGA Grand Slam. 

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On this date in 1984, Fred Rogers of PBS' "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" presented a sweater to the Smithsonian Institution.

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Coming Up:


Tonight --

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

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Washington Huskies 10:30pm 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

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday--

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks Time TBA

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

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cincinnati Bengals 1:00pm EST

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

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