Saturday, November 29, 2014

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

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Today is November 29th, the 332nd day of 2014. There are 33 days left in the year.

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Watch: Molson 'What's on Tap' for Sat., Nov 29.

Around the League notebook for Friday, Nov. 28.

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

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On this date in 1892, a patent was issued to Almon Brown Strowger for the rotary dial.

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Tampa, FL. -- A defeat to the Ottawa Senators in October is one of the few the Tampa Bay Lightning have suffered at home this season.

Read the rest here.

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

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Ticats' lineman expects 'wowzerrific' Grey Cup game.

Dickenson, O'Billovich headline Hall of Fame inductees.

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

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COMING UP - 102nd Grey Cup CFL Championship Game: November 30. World Aids Day: December 1. Human Rights Day: December 10. Winter Solstice: December 21. Christmas: December 25. New Years Eve: December 31. New Years Day: January 1.

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

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1961, the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by the U.S. with Enos the chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico.

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Corvallis, OR. -- The experiences, the memories and the hindsight views may vary, but here are the thoughts of 20 Beavers on Oregon State vs. Oregon:

Read the rest here.

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

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Jimmy has his breakfast.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as Oregon State beating Oregon, 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 - Elvis 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 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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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The Beatles' fifth single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was released in Britain. The U.S. release followed on December 26. 

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 Frosse (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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On this date in 2004, Godzilla received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks 8:00pm 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

CFL Football -- Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Calgary Stampeders in 102nd Grey Cup game in Vancouver, BC 6:00pm EST

Monday --

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

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 3:00pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 6:00pm EST

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

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 9:00am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 12:00pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions 1:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 8:05pm EST

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

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