Friday, January 13, 2012

It's Friday

It's Friday. Here's what's happening....


Today is January 13th, the 13th day of 2012. There are 353 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)


Flames acquire Cammalleri in swap with Habs.

NHL names remainder of All-Star Game roster.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Richard Moll (Bull on Night Court) is 69; Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine) is 51; Actor Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy, Enchanted) is 46; Actor Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean films) is 35.


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning got the secondary scoring it needed, just not the desired result it hoped would come with it.

Nate Thompson and Teddy Purcell each had goals for Tampa Bay, which couldn’t recover from a slow start that led to a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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Besides it's being Friday the 13th, today is also Public Radio Broadcasting Day, as well as Rubber Duckie Day (Linky Link).


Obrand: Great start to 2012 off-season.

BC retains Chapdelaine as offensive coordinator.

Bauman, Kabongo, Osaisai released by Esks.

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U.S. President Washington approved a measure on this date in 1794, adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union.


The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Division Playoff Week schedule:

Division Playoffs

All times Eastern

January 14th

New Orleans at San Francisco 4:30pm
Denver at New England 8:00pm

January 15th

Houston at Baltimore 1:00pm
New York Giants at Green Bay 4:30pm


Anthony Faas of Philadelphia, PA, patented the accordion on this date in 1854.


Jimmy gets to know our flamingos, Benny and Bernice.


You knew your long commute sucked, but did you know it could destroy your relationship? ScienceDaily found that long-distance commuters are more likely to break up than others. And not just by a little bit -- the study found that long-distance commuters run a 40 percent higher risk of separating.


Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley recorded "Mean Woman Blues" and "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin" and "(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)" in Hollywood.

1961 - The movie "Flaming Star" opened in London.

1978 - Elvis Presley's single "My Way" was certified gold by the RIAA.

2001 - TV Guide issued a set of commemorative Elvis Presley covers.


The first Super Bowl played 45 years ago this coming Sunday. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles released "I Want To Hold Your Hand/I Saw Her Standing There" in the U.S.

1966 - Ringo Starr and John Lennon left England on a vacation to Trinidad.

1969 - The Beatles released the album "Yellow Submarine" in the U.S.


It's estimated that Facebook will sign up its 1 billionth user in August (according to projections from digital marketing agency iCrossing).


Today in Sports History:

1962 - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors) scored 73 points against the Chicago Bulls.

1968 - Bill Masterson (Minnesota North Stars) was injured when he was checked to the ice. He died two days later. He was the second casualty in the NHL. The first was Howie Morenz, in 1937 (Linky Link).

1983 - The Quebec Nordiques played their 251st NHL game without being shutout.

1984 - Wayne Gretzky extended his NHL consecutive scoring streak to 45 games.

1986 - The NCAA adopted the controversial "Proposal 48," which set standards for Division 1 freshman eligibility.

1995 - A collective bargaining agreement was ratified by NHL players.

1998 - The NFL completed a $9.2 billion deal to keep "Monday Night Football" on ABC and the entire Sunday night cable package for ESPN.

1999 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) announced his retirement from the NBA.

2003 - The NHL's Buffalo Sabres filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

2005 - Major League Baseball adopted a steroid-testing program that suspended first-time offenders for 10 days and randomly tested players year-round.

2005 - The NFL fined Randy Moss (Minnesota Vikings) $10,000 for pretending to pull down his pants and moon the Green Bay Packer crowd during a playoff win the previous weekend.


Hugh Gernsback, of the Electro Importing Company, advertised radio receivers for sale on this date in 1906, for the price of just $7.50 in "Scientific American" magazine.


Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 7:00pm EST

Saturday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Tampa Pro Alumni 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 1:00pm EST


That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

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