Friday, February 1, 2013

It's Friday

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


Today is February 1st, the 32nd day of 2013. There are 333 days left in the year.


Greg Jamison misses deadline to buy Coyotes.

Coyotes expect Smith will start in goal Friday.

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Today's Birthdays: Don Everly of The Everly Brothers is 76; Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks) is 48; Lisa Marie Presley is 45; Michael C. Hall (Dexter) is 42; Harry Styles of One Direction is 19.


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are proud to announce that the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy will be on hand at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Friday, February 1, for their game against the Winnipeg Jets. The trophy will be on display on Thunder Alley (West Plaza) prior to the game and throughout the Times Forum during the game. Fans will have the opportunity for photos with the trophy at the display locations.

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A British man who was walking his dog on the beach discovered a lump of whale vomit worth nearly $160,000. Ken Wilman said, "It smelled horrible. I left it, came back home and looked it up on the Internet. When I saw how much it could be worth, I went back and grabbed it." Whale vomit is used in the manufacture of perfume.


What's next for Desjardins and Hunt?

Eskimos acquire QB Reilly from Lions.

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IT'S A REAL PRODUCT - Toothpaste for bacon lovers.


Tampa, FL. — The 2012 season will unofficially come to an end on Sunday after the Super Bowl, but the NFL hardly loses any momentum in the offseason, and Buccaneer fans have much to look forward to in the coming spring.

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Think back to your last car purchase... if you made it with your spouse, who really made the final decision? If you ask him, it was him. Unless you ask her, then it was her. A new survey found 72% of men believing they were the ones with the most influence while 60% of women believe they had the most say.


Jimmy steers the dump truck to the construction site while Flipper supervises.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1958 - Elvis Presley made his last recordings before being inducted into the U.S. Army. He recorded "Your Cheatin' Heart," Wear My Ring Around Your Neck," "Doncha' Think It's Time" and "My Wish Came True."

1968 - Lisa Marie Presley was born. She was the only child of Elvis and Priscilla.

1969 - Elvis Presly's single "If I Can Dream" hit #12 in the U.S.

1975 - Lisa Marie Presley met her favorite singer, Elton John, for her seventh birthday. The event was arranged by Elvis Presley.

1975 - Elvis Presley's single "Promised Land" hit #9 in the U.S.


A Brooklyn, New York, man was arrested for allegedly throwing an avocado that hit a grocery store worker in the face.


Today in Beatles History:

1962 - The Beatles played at the Thistle Cafe in West Kirby, Lancs. The club was christened "The Beatles Club" for one night to mark Brian Epstein booking the band. The group never played the venue again.

1967 - The Beatles began sessions for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. They laid down the rhythm track for the title cut.

1968 - John Lennon shipped his Rolls Royce to the U.S.

1993 - Paul McCartney released the album "Off the Ground."

2007 - A limited edition version of Yoko Ono's album "Plastic Ono Band" was released in Japan. 


In New Orleans, Beyonce opened Thursday's press conference about the Super Bowl halftime show with a performance of the national anthem and finished by asking, "Any questions?" Despite the a cappella opening, media asked Beyonce to answer whether any sound came out of her mouth during her inauguration performance earlier this month. "Typically, they have you sing a pre-recorded track, so I did sing along with the pre-recorded track," she said, noting that she didn't have time to practice with the U.S. Marine Band.


Today in Sports History:

1913 - Jim Thorpe signed a contract to play baseball with the New York Giants.

1929 - Weightlifter Charles Rigoulet of France achieved the first 400 pound ‘clean and jerk’ as he lifted 402-1/2 pounds.

1962 - The National League released its first 162-game schedule.

1968 - Vince Lombardi resigned as the coach of the Green Bay Packers.

1970 - Terry Sawchuck got the last shutout of his career and set the career record at 103.

1992 - Barry Bonds signed the highest single season contract. It was for $4.7 million.

1992 - Dennis Potvin's #5 became the first number to be retired by the New York Islanders.

1995 - John Stockton (Utah Jazz) became the NBA's career assist leader when he scored his 9,922nd assist to move past Magic Johnson.    


Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and that means new movie trailers. Word is there will be six this year: our first look at Fast and Furious 6, new ones for Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z, and three from Disney: Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, and Oz The Great And Powerful.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

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'


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

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