Saturday, January 28, 2012

It's Sunday













It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is January 29th, the 29th day of 2012. There are 337 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Crosby suffered neck injury.

Columbus to host 2013 NHL All-Star festivities.

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

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Catholic Schools Week, Meat Week and Intimate Apparel Week all start today.

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Kanata, ON. -- My first full day yesterday was bit hectic with everything going on, but I think now that the Draft is at least over, I feel a little bit more settled in here in Ottawa.

My parents arrived this morning so it was great to see them. I think a lot of people don’t realize how taxing the NHL 82-game regular season schedule is and how it doesn’t allow us to see our families a lot. I’m glad they’re here though, and I’m looking forward to spending some time with them.

We had a light snowstorm here in Ottawa today, which for me at least, was a welcome change to have that type of weather in January after coming from Florida where it’s warm and sunny. That’s more of what I’m used to and definitely brings back some good memories of home.

Read the rest of the Steven Stamkos All-Star Blog right here.

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Today is Curmudgeons Day, Free Thinkers Day, National Puzzle Day, Seeing Eye Dog Day and Thomas Paine Day.

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Feeling Outstanding: Bourke on the mend for Als.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress on this date in 1802.

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The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Super Bowl schedule:

Super Bowl XLVI

All times Eastern

February 5th

New England Patriots vs New York Giants 6:30pm

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Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" was published for the first time in the "New York Evening Mirror" on this date in 1845.

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Jimmy and Grampa Joe.

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Greenwich Mean Time was adopted by Scotland on this date in 1848.

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Today in Elvis History

1966 - Elvis Presley's "Tell Me Why" reached #33 in the U.S.

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Henry Clay introduced in the Senate a compromise bill on slavery that included the admission of California into the Union as a free state on this date in 1850.

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Today in Beatles History:

1992 - George Harrison's "Dark Horse" was released on compact disc. The album was originally released on December 9, 1974.

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In America, Kansas became the 34th state of the Union on this date in 1861.

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Today in Sports History:

1936 - The first members of major league baseball's Hall of Fame were named in Cooperstown, NY. They were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson.

1963 - The first members to the NFL's Hall of Fame were named in Canton, OH. The list included Sammy Baugh, Johnny Blood, Dutch Clark, Red Grange, Mel Hein, Pete Henry, Cal Hubbard, Don Hutson, Bronko Nagurski, Ernie Nevers, Jim Thorpe, Bert Bell, Joe Carr, George Halas, Curly Lambeau, Tim Mara, and George Preston Marshall.

1985 - Jari Kurri (Edmonton Oilers) set an NHL record when he scored his 100th point in the 39th game of the season.

1989 - Billy Joel sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXIII.

1995 - The San Francisco 49ers became the first team in National Football League (NFL) history to win five Super Bowl titles. The 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX. San Francisco quarterback Steve Young threw six touchdown passes in the game.

2004 - Major League Baseball owners approved the $430 million sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers from News Corp. to Frank McCourt.

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The first successful petrol-driven motorcar, built by Karl Benz, was patented on this date in 1886.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 11:00am EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 11:15am EST

NHL Hockey -- All Star Game at Kanata, Ontario 4:00pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 12:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EST

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

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