Friday, February 24, 2012

Baseball and Hockey History for February 24th

I got to talk baseball (and more important things) today with my buddy Herb Merriweather in California. He is a wise man but NOT old enough to remember this...
Thanks to TSN for sharing This Day In Sports on Facebook:
1932 - Malcolm Campbell set a Daytona speed record when he went 253.96 mph.

1937 - Lou Gehrig did a screen test for the role of Tarzan. Johnny Weissmuller eventually got the part.
- Wayne Gretzky became the first player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season before the age of 20.

- In Lake Placid, NY, the US hockey team defeated Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games.

- Wayne Gretzky scored his 77th goal of the season to break the NHL record of 76 held by Phil Esposito.

- Steve Yzerman scored his 1,000th career point.
TSN missed one though - which The Score pointed out on Facebook:
Today in 2002, Team Canada won the 2002 Olympic Gold Medal in Hockey by beating Team U.S.A. 5-2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Joe Sakic led the scoring with two goals and two assists.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Out with the old, in with the new...

I'm back with a post on the sweet 16th. Don't you think this would be a better day for Valentine's Day than the 14th? My wife and I actually celebrated Valentine's Day on the 15th this year and we plan to make it an annual tradition.

Two more Kelowna Chiefs home games and then the playoffs start. Care to join me for a double date as I handle PA duties? The playoffs ARE a whole new season!

Last weekend I got a new phone. It's next to my old one here along with my computer's old motherboard. It was replaced on February 6 by my amazing computer techie after I was left unable to record and work on my computer for about a week.

This voiceover has me "thinking outside the box":

                                             Are you thinking outside the box?

Originality  is not doing something no one else has ever done but doing what has been done countless times with new life, new breath. ~ Marie Chapian