Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's Thursday



It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is December 16th, the 350th day of 2010. There are 15 days left in the year.

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Sabres edge Bruins.

Devils blank Coyotes.

Rangers use big third period to beat Pens.

Caps drop seventh straight as Ducks win in OT.

Lidstrom's hat trick leads Wings past Blues.

Surging Flyers top Canadiens.

Lightning edge Thrashers in OT.

Carolina slips past Florida.

Predators knock off Sharks.

Fleischmann's hat trick leads Avs past Hawks.

Vancouver tops Columbus in OT.

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Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day.

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Off the Ice: Rink Pinkston.

Schwartz named to Team Canada WJC entry.

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Today's Birthdays: TV journalist Lesley Stahl (60 Minutes) is 69; TV producer/writer Steven Bochco (Raising the Bar, NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues) is 67; musician Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) is 61; actor Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order, The Cleaner) is 47; actress Miranda Otto (Éowyn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy) is 43.

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Hi Daddy. You gonna put this picture on your bwoggie woggie?




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For the second year in a row, Americans ranked "whatever" as the most annoying word or phrase used in conversation.

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CFL potential free agents list.

Visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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Congrats to Sugar Land, Texas' new minor league baseball stadium, and its sponsorship. When it opens in April, 2012, the $30 million facility will be called StarTex Power Field, for an energy retailer. The more interesting part of the story is the new minor league team's name: the Sugar Land Skeeters.

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Here's the Week 15 NFL Schedule:

Thursday December 16 8:20p.m. San Francisco 49ers at San Diego Chargers

Sunday December 19 1:00p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at St. Louis Rams

Sunday December 19 1:00 pm Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday December 19 1:00 p.m. Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans

Sunday December 19 4:05 p.m. Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday December 19 4:15 p.m. New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday December 19 4:15 p.m. Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders

Sunday December 19 8:20 p.m. Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots

Monday December 20 8:30 p.m. Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

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Larry King Live airs for the last time tonight on CNN. His final show will feature "a bunch of surprises" and rumor is that top news anchors, including Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Brian Williams and Barbara Walters, will salute Larry.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley made his 50th and final appearance on "Louisianna Hayride."

1957 - The Memphis Draft Board announced that Elvis Presley would be receiving his draft notice soon.

1957 - Elvis Presley purchased a Santa sleigh and eight reindeer that became a regular holiday decoration at Graceland.

1961 - Elvis Presley's soundtrack to "Blue Hawaii" reached #1 on the album charts. It remained at #1 for 20 weeks.

1973 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Promised Land."

1978 - The reissue of "Elvis' 40 Greatest Hits" hit #40 in the U.K.

2004 - It was reproted the Lisa Marie Presley would keep Graceland but sell the bulk of the Elvis estate. The deal, worth approximately $100 million, included the rights to the Elvis Presley name and image. The agreement stated that Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. woudl sell 85 percent of its assets to businessman Robert F.X. Sillerman. The new publicly traded name would be called CKX Inc.

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Time Magazine named that Facebook guy as its person of the year. And it came out with a 15 Minutes of Fame list. Some who got 15 minutes in 2010: Steven Slater; Old Spice Guy; Jim Joyce (umpire who cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game); Paul "Double Rainbow" Vasquez; Cat-Bin Lady (dropped a cat into a trash bin in the UK); Larry "Pants on the Ground" Platt.
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Today in Beatles History:

1972 - Paul McCartney’s single, "Hi, Hi, Hi," was released.

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Tufts University in Massachusetts has brought in dogs to help students relax while preparing for final exams. (The only problem is fleas. One night in the dorm room and the dogs were covered with them.)
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Today in Sports History:

1929 - The Chicago Blackhawks played their first game at Chicago Stadium. They beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1.

1972 - The Miami Dolphins became the first NFL team to go unbeaten and untied in a 14-game regular season.

1973 - O.J. Simpson broke Jim Brown’s single-season rushing record in the NFL. Brown had rushed for 1,863 yards, while Simpson became the first NFL player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a single season. He finished with 2,003.

1979 - Roger Staubach (Dallas Cowboys) played his last regular season game. The Cowboys came from behind to win the game in the last five minutes.

1990 - Warren Moon (Houston Oilers) threw for 527 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs.

1991 - The Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators were officially granted membership in the NHL.

1995 - Fox-TV aired a fight between Mike Tyson and Buster Mathis Jr. Tyson knocked Mathis out in the third round. The fight brought in Fox's highest Nielsen rating to date.

2001 - The Detroit Lions won their first game of the 2001-2002 season against the Minnesota Vikings. The Lions, after the win, had a record of 1-12.

2001 - An instant replay decision led to a bottle-throwing melee in a game between the Cleveland Browns and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The decision disallowed a catch by the Browns with 48 seconds left in the game. The Jaguars won the game 15-10.

2006 - During a game in New York, a fight occurred between multiple players for the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks. Ten players were ejected from the game. The NBA suspeneded everal players and both teams were fined $500,000.

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Today is Barbie and Barney Backlash Day.
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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

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

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EST

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

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That's all for today. See you tomorrow.

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