Saturday, March 7, 2015

It's Saturday

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


Today is March 7th, the 66th day of 2015. There are 299 days left in the year.


Avalanche forward MacKinnon out with broken foot.

Rangers' Lundqvist 'moving in right direction': report.

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Spring Forward - Daylight Savings Time begins at 2am tomorrow.


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning boast one of the NHL's best home-ice advantages, something they hope continues into the playoffs after past postseason disappointment.

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On this date in 1854, Charles Miller received a patent for the sewing machine.


Mitchell could just be getting started in Cowtown.

BC Lions bring Canadian weather to Texas.

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On this date in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent (U.S. Patent No. 174,465) for his telephone.


Tampa, FL. -- A group of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders settled for $825,000 after winning a lawsuit filed against the team.

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On this date in 1906, Finland granted women the right to vote.


Corvallis, OR. -- Oregon State and Fresno State continue their series Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader at Goss Stadium. First pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m. PT.

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On this date in 1908, Cincinnati's Mayor Leopold Markbreit announced before the city council that, "Women are not physically fit to operate automobiles."




You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as having plugged ears, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1960 - 
Elvis Presley arrived back in Memphis, TN, after serving two years in the U.S. Army.

1968 - Elvis Presley recorded "A Little Less Conversation" for the first time. 


On this date in 1911, Willis Farnworth patented the coin-operated locker.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers, the Big Three, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas and several local bands played at a one-night stand called "Mersey Beat Showcase."


On this date in 1933, CBS radio debuted "Marie The Little French Princess." It was the first daytime radio serial.


Today in Sports History:

1921 - 
Cy Denneny (Ottawa Senators) scored six goals against the Hamilton Tigers. 

1939 - The Boston Bruins won the Prince of Wales Trophy when they clinched the NHL regular season championship. This marked the first time the Prince of Wales Trophy was awarded for this reason. 

1951 - Ezzard Charles won a 15-round decision over Jersey Joe Walcott. It was Charles' eighth heavyweight title defense. 

1954 - The NBA raised the baskets from 10 feet to 12 feet for an exhibition game between the Minneapolis Lakers and Milwaukee Hawks. 

1954 - The Soviet Union defeated Canada in the first international ice hockey competition. 

1955 - Baseball commissioner Ford Frick said that he was in favor of legalizing the spitball. 

1970 - Austin Carr (Notre Dame) scored 61 points against Ohio University. The feat was an NCAA tournament record. 

1974 - New Orleans became the 18th NBA franchise. The team was bought by nine people for $6.15 million. 

1982 - The NCAA college basketball tournament selections were televised for the first time. 

1983 - Phil Marhe won the Alpine World Cup championship for the third straight year. 

1983 - ESPN televised the first live professional football game on cable. The game was between the USFL's Birmingham Stallions and the Michigan Panthers. 

1987 - Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titlist when he beat James Smith in a decision during a 12-round fight in Las Vegas, NV. 

1989 - Tom Jordan rolled an 899 in a three-game series. It was the best three-game series to be recognized by the ABC in league play. 

1995 - Dominique Wilkins (Boston Celtics) became the ninth NBA player to achieve 25,000 career points. 

1996 - Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers) became the second player to reach 10,000 assists. 

1997 - Wilson Kipketer of Kenya set the world indoor 800-meter record at 1 minute, 43.96 seconds at the World Indoor Championships in Paris. 

1998 - Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) scored his 1,000th NHL goal. He had scored 878 regular season goals and 122 goals in the playoffs.


On this date in 1933, the board game Monopoly was invented.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nascar XFinity Series -- Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 4:00pm EST

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

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Wichita Falls Wildcats 8:05pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3:30pm EDT

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

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

Wednesday --

USPHL Elite Hockey Finals -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs and time TBA.

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey Finals -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs and time TBA.

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Amarillo Bulls 8:05pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey Finals -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs and time TBA.

Saturday --

Nascar Xfinity Series -- Axalta Faster Tougher Brighter 200 at Phoenix International Raceway 4:00pm  

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets 7:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Amarillo Bulls 8:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:30pm EDT


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

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