Thursday, January 17, 2013

It's Thursday




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

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Today is January 17th, the 17th day of 2013. There are 348 days left in the year.

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Team Orr blanks Team Cherry in 3-0 win.

Standing-room crowd for Penguins' scrimmage.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Betty White is 91; Talk-show host Maury Povich is 74; Jim Carrey is 51; First Lady Michelle Obama is 49; Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) is 33.

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University of Minnesota Extends No. 1 Streak
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Women's College Hockey Poll - #14
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 Record
(W-L-T)
Weeks in Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
1
22-0-0
15
2Harvard University, 164
2
13-1-1
13
3Boston College, 159
3
16-3-2
15
4Cornell University, 129
4
11-4-0
14
5Boston University, 112
5
14-3-3
15
6Clarkson University, 91
6
17-5-0
11
7Mercyhurst University, 76
7
16-3-1
15
8University of Wisconsin, 65814-6-29
9Ohio State University, 32
9
14-7-1
10
10Northeastern University, 18
10
11-8-2
11
Others receiving votes: University of North Dakota, 9.
NOTES: University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their 15th straight week as the unanimous No. 1 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Hockey East Association, and ECAC Hockey all boast three ranked teams while College Hockey America has one ranked program ... A total of 11 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineWomen’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

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One hateful Facebook comment might reduce you to tears, but a recent study found that the "likes" you get might also have a negative impact, especially on your waistline and pocketbook. Researchers (Columbia Business School professor Keith Wilcox and University of Pittsburgh business professor Andrew Stephen) studied people who use Facebook and found that the more likes and self-affirming comments they got, the more likely they were to reach for a cookie over a granola bar.

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New chapter to begin in Montreal.

Ticats extend All-Star lineman Peter Dyakowski.

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

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Dan Brown, the author of Da Vinci Code, announced that he has a new book due out in May. [It has blockbuster written all over it. It's called Fifty Shades of Harry Potter Code.]

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Tampa, FL. —The Buccaneers have multiple Pro Bowlers for the first time since 2008 as WR Vincent Jackson will be replacing Detroit's Calvin Johnson and joining teammate DT Gerald McCoy in the league's all-star game.

Read the rest here.

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Reportedly, Tiger is still devastated by his divorce from Elin Nordegren and is so desperate to win her back he's willing to sign a $200 million pre-nup with a $350 million "anti-cheating clause." The source on this is the National Enquirer, so...

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Look Daddy....I'm a present!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Stephen A. Smith on Sports Center, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1970 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Suspicious Minds" hit #2 in the U.K. It was his first U.K. single to have a picture sleeve.

1972 -Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN, was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd. 

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Forrest Kenneth Randall allegedly went out to a Dodge dealership in Nacogdoches, Texas, to have a little fun in his free time. According to a report, he smashed out the windows on 20 vehicles on the lot. Unfortunately he left his wallet at the scene.

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Today in Beatles History:

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

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AMERICAN IDOL - Another 2-hour auditions edition tonight (FOX), from Chicago.

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Today in Sports History:

1916 - 
The Professional Golfers Association was formed in New York City. 

1963 - Wilt Chamberlain (San Francisco Warriors) scored 67 points against Los Angeles.

1971 - Marvin Gaye sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl V in Miami, FL.

1972 - Roger Staubach and Bob Griese appeared on the cover of TIME magazine.

1989 - Al Arbour won his 600th game as a coach in the NHL.

1995 - The Los Angeles Rams announced that they would be moving to St. Louis.

1996 - Steve Yzerman (Detroit Red Wings) became the 22nd player in NHL history to score 500 goals.

1999 - The Atlanta Falcons beat the Minnesota Vikings to advance to the Super Bowl for the first time in team history.

2002 - The city of Los Angeles had "Muhammad Ali Day."    

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The average person should ingest around 2,000 calories per day -- which is what makes it so incredible that the Cheesecake Factory's Bistro Shrimp Pasta contains 3,120 calories. It's the top "winner" of this year's Xtreme Eating Awards, which highlight the highest-calorie meals you can order while eating out.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

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...

Definitely an entertaining read, Thanks John! :)

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