Friday, March 23, 2012

It's Friday












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

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Today is March 23rd, the 83rd day of 2012. There are 283 days left in the year.

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Whitney proving a magician again in 19th season.

Updated playoff projections: March 23rd.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actress Catherine Keener (Where the Wild Things Are, Capote, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) is 53; Actress Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Mission: Impossible III, Gone Baby Gone) is 36; Princess Eugenie of York (the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York) is 22.

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Tampa, FL -- Teddy Purcell spoiled the homecoming of a former hometown hero Thursday night.

Of course, he got a little help from Dwayne Roloson, and even a goal post too.

Purcell notched the game-winning goal in the sixth round of the shootout and Roloson made 34 saves to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory against the Edmonton Oilers at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tom Pyatt also recorded the first two-goal game of his career for the Lightning, which snapped a three-game losing streak.

Read the rest here.

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Today is the start of the two-day celebration known as National Day of Unplugging. It's also National Puppy Day (Linky Link), Near Miss Day, OK Day and World Meteorological Day.

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Landry: Rivals come together during off-season.

The new Mayor in town: Riders acquire DE Willis.

Congi finds new home, kicker signs with Ticats.

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

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American revolutionary Patrick Henry declared, "give me liberty, or give me death" on this date in 1775.

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Hi everyone. I'm way up here!

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A new survey reveals 35% of people watching TV yell at it. Most of these people are sports fans.

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Today in Elvis History

1961 - Elvis Presley recorded "Rock-a-Hula Baby" and "Can't Help Falling in Love."

2004 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Elvis Ultimate Gospel" was released by BMG.

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A refrigerator that can make hot water for your tea has just rolled off the assembly line at GE's new Appliance Park plant in Louisville, Kentucky. The fridge can also pour you a cold glass of water using the refrigerator's hands-free water dispenser and ice from one of its two icemakers. And it monitors its own energy use and sends alerts when it needs servicing. The fridge goes on sale until June.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - John Lennon's first book, "In His Own Write" was published.

1967 - The Beatles won two awards at the 12th annual Ivor Novello Awards.

1973 - Yoko Ono was granted permission to live in the U.S. permanently.

1985 - In San Antonio, TX, Julian Lennon held his first concert.

1999 - In Gibraltar, a set of postage stamps was released commemorating what would have been the 30th wedding anniversary of Yoko Ono and John Lennon.

2004 - The album "Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band Tour 2003" was released.

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DAMN YOU, CRAIGSLIST! - Sometimes Craisglist can be a pain.

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Today in Sports History:

1952 - Bill Mosienko (Chicago Black Hawks) scored the fastest hat trick in NHL history. He scored 3 goals in 21 seconds.

1971 - The Boston Patriots officially announced their name would change to the New England Patriots.

1972 - Evil Knievel broke 93 bones after successfully jumping 35 cars.

1991 - The London Monarchs beat the Frankfurt Galaxy 24-11 in the World League of American Football's (WLAF) first game.

1994 - Wayne Gretzky (Los Angeles Kings) score his 802nd career goal to pass Gordie Howe as the NHL's all-time leading goal scorer.

1995 - Jaromir Jagr (Pittsburgh Penguins) became the first European player to lead the NHL in scoring.

2002 - Keith Tkachuk (St. Louis Blues) slashed Lyle Odelein (Chicago Blackhawks) during a game. On March 25, 2002, Tkachuk was suspended for one game without pay for the incident.

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The first successful photo of the Moon was taken on this date in 1840.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Club Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway 5:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at Streets of St. Petersburg - 12:30pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway -- 2:30pm EDT

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils 7:00pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

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

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway 12:30pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park 2:00pm EDT

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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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