Tuesday, January 29, 2013

It's Tuesday




It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening.

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Today is January 29th, the 29th day of 2013. There are 336 days left in the year.

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Canadiens sign P.K. Subban to a two-year contract.

Gretzky happy these days just being an NHL fan.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Tom Selleck (Blue Bloods, Magnum P.I.) is 68; Oprah Winfrey is 59; Nicholas Turturro (Blue Bloods, NYPD Blue) is 51; Heather Graham (Lost in Space, Boogie Nights) is 43; Adam Lambert is 31.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning held practice on Monday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum following a 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night on home ice.

The win helped improve the Bolts to 4-1-0 on the year, while the club remained unbeaten on home ice.

Read the rest here.

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ON DVD TODAY

Hotel Transylvania
Seven Psychopaths (Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken)
The Cold Light of Day (Bruce Willis, Henry Cavill, Sigourney Weaver)
Paranormal Activity 4
Downton Abbey Season 3
Pan Am - Season 01

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University of Minnesota Comes in at No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men's College Hockey Poll - #16
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 497 (23)
1
18-4-4
17
2Quinnipiac University, 485 (11)
2
18-3-3
8
3Miami University, 420
6
15-6-5
17
4University of New Hampshire, 417
4
15-6-2
14
5Boston College, 369
3
14-7-2
17
6Western Michigan University, 330
9
16-6-4
17
7Yale University, 290
7
12-5-3
8
8University of North Dakota, 239
5
13-8-5
17
9Boston University, 182
10
13-9-1
17
10University of Denver, 174
11
13-8-4
17
11University of Notre Dame, 169
8
16-10-0
17
12UMass-Lowell, 145
12
14-7-2
9
13St. Cloud State University, 141
15
15-10-1
5
14University of Nebraska-Omaha, 77
14
15-9-2
10
15Minnesota State University, 65
NR
16-9-3
4
Others receiving votes: Dartmouth College, 43; Niagara University, 17; University of Alaska, 10; Union College, 6; University of Wisconsin, 3; Ferris State University, 1.
NOTES: Minnesota extends its streak at No. 1 for the fifth straight week ... Minnesota shared the preseason No. 1 with Boston College ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with six ranked programs this week. The Hockey East Association has four ranked teams, while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association boasts three ranked programs and ECAC Hockey has two ranked squads ... A total of 21 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 18th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’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 five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

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Hollywood says the recent cold snap kept people from going to the theaters. [Have you ever tried to eat popcorn with mittens?]

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Roughriders Introduce Geroy Simon.

Hunt offers fans glimpse into Ottawa's future.

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

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Is putting your Super Bowl ad on YouTube before the big game a good idea? It is if you want to get more views for your video. According to YouTube's research, ads that ran online before the Super Bowl last year got 9 million views, on average. Those that waited? 1.3 million.

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Tampa, FL. — The team's new long-term partnership with the industry-leading company will deliver a new food, beverage and retail experience for fans at the Buccaneers' home stadium.

Read the rest here.

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Here's something to keep in mind as we approach Valentines Day. A simple hug can save your life. Experts say oxytocin, or what they call the 'love hormone', increases during a hug, causing a calming effect. In fact, the effects from one hug in the morning lasted throughout a tough work day.

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Jimmy eats his cheesy omelette.



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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching your schnauzer snoozing on the arm of the couch, isn't it?

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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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A postgraduate psychology student out of New Zealand discovered that we are at our happiest while playing with our own children. Just kidding. That's actually fifth on the list. Sex is our favorite activity. In fact, sex and drinking rank ahead of childcare.

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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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Because the Puppy Bowl is Sunday... It's estimated that the family dog is the cause of at least 150 family arguments a year. Of all the money they spend on their dog, 56% is for food and treats. 2001 was the first year that pet cats out numbered pet dogs in the U.S. Every president since Harry Truman has owned a dog at some point while living in the White House. Police dogs have been used since the early 1800s.

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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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A man is recovering from surgery when the surgical nurse appears and asks how he's feeling. "I'm OK," the man tells her. "But I didn't like the four letter word the doctor used in surgery." The nurse asks, "What did he say?" The man replies, "Oops!"

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Coming Up:

Tonight --


NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EST


Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

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

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 9:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'


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

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