Friday, January 18, 2013

It's Friday




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

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Today is January 18th, the 18th day of 2013. There are 347 days left in the year.

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Rangers buy out Redden contract.

Stars add Modano, Recchi and Turco to organization.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Kevin Costner is 58; Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) is 44; Jason Segal (How I Met Your Mother, This Is 40) is 33.

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Lulay: 'This is my home now'.


Trestman looks back fondly on time with Alouettes.

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

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NEW ON DVD THIS WEEKEND

Taken 2
To Rome With Love
The Possession (Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedwick)
Won't Back Down (Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter)
Men of a Certain Age: The Complete Second Season



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Tampa, FL. —The long-running East-West Shrine Game spent decades in California but is now conducted in the Bucs’ own backyard, giving the team an easy way to supplement its draft preparations.

Read the rest here.

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The abbreviated 2013 NHL hockey season begins tomorrow (Saturday) and goes through April 27. The Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings raise their banner Saturday against the Chicago Blackhawks. The game will air on NBC (3p ET).

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Jimmy plays with his Hot Wheels rug.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as texting with people in Michigan, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1964 - 
The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley film "Fun In Alcapulco" hit #3 in the U.S.

1971 - The northern part of Bellevue Boulevard in Memphis was renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard.

1996 - Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson. 

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American Idol ratings are down 19%. [So they're making some changes. Out is Ryan Secrest as host, and in are Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.]

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - 
Pete Best won his defamation suit against the Beatles. He was asking for 8 million dollars, but won considerably less.

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Sunday is Disc Jockey Day. (The radio DJ, not the club kind.)

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Today in Sports History:

1886 - 
The Hockey Association was formed in England. This date is the birthday of modern field hockey. 

1951 - The NFL passed a rule that said that a tackle, guard or center was not eligible to catch a forward pass.

1958 - Willie O'Ree made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins. He was the first black player to enter the league.

1967 - The NHL held the All-Star Game at midseason for the first time.

1969 - Ted Williams was appointed manager of the Washington Senators.

1976 - The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 in Super Bowl X. The CBS telecast was viewed by an estimated 80 million people.

1985 - Mary Decker broke a world, indoor record when she ran the women’s, 2,000-meter race in just 5 minutes and 34.2 seconds.

1996 - Baseball owners unanimously approved interleague play for 1997.

1998 - The Boston Celtics retired Robert Parrish's #00.

2002 - Two NHL records held by Bobby Hull were broken in a game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Washington Capitals. Luc Robitaille scored his 611th career goal and Brett Hull scored his 99th game-winning goal. Robitaille's goal gave him the most goals of any left wing in NHL history and 10th place on the career NHL goal list. Brett Hull's goal moved him into third place on the game-winning goal list.     

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A pair of Massachusetts parents are making good on a wager and getting a new puppy after their children got more than a million likes on a Facebook photo. Ryan and Evie Cordell said their five kids could have a dog if their photo could top 1 million likes.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

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

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

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

1 comment:

Jennifer C. said...

Nothing beats texting people from Michigan, I mean come on........ lol

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