Thursday, February 28, 2013

It's Thursday




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

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Today is February 28th, the 58th day of 2013. There are 307 days left in the year.

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What they're saying about the Blackhawks.

Player Safety video examines tripping/slew-footing.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat's Capt. Merrill Stubing) is 82; Frank Bonner (Herb Tarlek on WKRP in Cincinnati) is 71; John Turturro (Quiz Show, The Big Lebowski) is 56; Ali Larter (Heroes) is 37.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie and defenseman Brendan Mikkelson from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League after a conditioning assignment, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Read the rest here.

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North Korea says that the US is now well within range of its latest nuclear missiles. [My house could get hit with a nuclear missile all the way from North Korea but the local Chinese restaurant says I live outside their delivery area.]

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Something to prove: Foley ready for next chapter.

Ticats release veteran linebacker Renauld Williams.

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

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A new nonprofit company is launching a plan to launch the first manned mission to Mars in 2018, a voyage that could include a married crew. The project, led by American millionaire Dennis Tito -- who paid his own way to space in 2001 -- aims not to land people on the surface of the Red Planet, but to take advantage of a rare planetary alignment that would allow a relatively easy, quick flyby of Mars. Tito hopes to choose a space capsule and rocket from among those already on the market, and modify them to carry two people to Mars and back in 501 days.

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Tampa, FL. — Cornerbacks are always a hot commodity, in both free agency and the draft, but there may be a wider range of possibilities for those CB-hungry teams this year than in most offseasons.

Read the rest here.

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TV TONIGHT: AMERICAN IDOL - The fourth and final group of semifinalists performs in this 2-hour edition. (8p ET, FOX)

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Everybody was Kung Fu fighting....

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as playing with the dogs, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1970 - Elvis Presley's album "Portrait in Music" hit #36 in the U.K.

2004 - Elvis Presley was inducted into the Bay Area Blues Society's West Coast Blues Hall of Fame.

2006 - The remastered versions of "Elvis Inspirational", "Elvis Country" and "Elvis Rock" were released.

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HBO's Game of Thrones holds the title for most-pirated show of 2012, but one of the show's directors isn't concerned about the massive piracy from online viewers. Director David Petrarca thinks the buzz the show's pirates create benefits the show because the chatter could influence others to tune in legally. Season three of Game of Thrones premieres March 31.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - Paul McCartney and John Lennon composed "From Me To You."

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Happy Birthday to my Mom!

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Today in Sports History:

1931 - The Canadian Rugby Union adopted the forward pass.

1940 - The first televised basketball game was shown. The game featured Fordham University and the University of Pittsburgh from Madison Square Gardens in New York.

1948 - Bud Gartiser set a world record when he cleared the 50-yard low hurdles in 6.8 seconds.

1967 - Wilt Chamberlain set an NBA record with his 35th consecutive field goal.

1987 - Chick Hearn broadcasted his 2,000th consecutive Los Angeles Laker's game.

1988 - Pat Verbeek became the first New Jersey Devil to score 4 goals in a game.

1998 - Mark Messier (Vancouver Canucks) became the fourth NHL player to score 1,600 points.

1999 - Venus and Serena Williams became the first sisters to win WTA Tour events on the same day.

2002 - It was announced that John Madden would be replacing Dennis Miller on "Monday Night Football." Madden signed a four-year $20 million deal with ABC Sports.

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Well this just seems unfair. Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson is using Facebook to sell Girl Scout cookies. Thompson's fan page says each box will be signed by the Boo Boo herself and include an autographed pictured of the family.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 1:00pm EST

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 200 Fueled By Amerigas at Phoenix International Raceway 4:30pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:00pm EST

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

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