Friday, March 22, 2013

It's Friday











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

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Today is March 22nd, the 81st day of 2013. There are 284 days left in the year.

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Lupul suspended two games for illegal check.

What West teams could do at the Trade Deadline.

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

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Today's Birthdays: William Shatner (Star Trek, Boston Legal) is 82; sportscaster Bob Costas is 61; Reese Witherspoon (Water for Elephants, This Means War, Oscar for Walk the Line) is 37.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning agreed on a two-year entry level contract with defenseman Andrej Sustr, general manager Steve Yzerman announced Thursday.

The 22-year-old Sustr, 22, skated in 39 games with the University of Nebraska-Omaha this past season, recording nine goals and 25 points to go along with 53 penalty minutes. He ranked first among Nebraska defensemen in goals and points.

Read the rest here.

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Today (Friday) is Goof Off Day. Funny how it comes on a Friday during the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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Player safety a focus in rules committee vote.

Regional Combines helping expand evaluation process.

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

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The U.S. government on Thursday warned computer users to beware of fake emails they may receive from hackers claiming to be from the Department of Homeland Security and demanding money to reinstate use of their computer. Homeland Security's U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, or US-CERT, published an alert on its website warning it had received reports of the "ransomware."

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Tampa, FL. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed free agent long snapper Andrew Economos and linebacker Jacob Cutrera.

Read the rest here.

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If Peeps and Cadbury Creme Eggs are too low rent for your Easter-candy-loving-tastebuds, get them -- and your wallet -- to New York's Upper West Side and the bakery called Sugar & Plumm. It's created a $1,000 chocolate egg with dark, milk and white chocolates along with marzipan flowers, ladybugs, and what look like Angry Birds. A grand ain't peep, uh, cheap, but the egg does weigh 22-pounds and stands 3-feet-tall.

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I like corndogs!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Sesame Street, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "All Shook Up" was shipped to retailers.

1965 - Elvis Presley returned to Memphis after finishing filming for "Fun in Acupulco."

1967 - The movie "Easy Come, Easy Go," starring Elvis Presley and Elsa Lanchester, opened in the U.S.

1967 - Elvis Presley began working on "Clambake."

1969 - Elvis Presley's "If I Can Dream" hit #11 in the U.K.

1969 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "Change Of Habit."

2004 - It was announced that DIGGIT Enterntainment Group would develop Elvis-branded applications for mobile devices worldwide.

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A man in Jonesboro, Arkansas, tried to impress his date by arranging an incident where it would appear that they were being confronted by a knife-wielding maniac, and then he would fight him off. [She got suspicious when they both pulled out light sabers.]

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 -  The Beatles' first album, "Please Please Me," was released in the U.K.

1997 - Paul McCartney's birth certificate sold at auction for $84,146.

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Nadya Suleman is in another video, but it's nothing like the last one. Octomom is in a white wedding dress over a camouflage long-sleeve shirt for the "Honeymoon" music video by parody singer-songwriter Cledus T. Judd.

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Today in Sports History:

1888  The English Football League was established.

1893 - In Northampton, MA, The first women's collegiate basketball game was played at Smith College.

1894 - The first playoff competition for the Stanley Cup began. Montreal defeated Ottawa 3-1.

1904 - A patent was issued for a "baseball catcher."

1923 - Foster Hewitt used a telephone to broadcast the first hockey game. He called the game between Kitchner and Toronto Parkdale.

1934 - The first Masters golf championship began in Augusta, GA.

1964 - Ed Johnston (Boston Bruins) became the last goalie in NHL history to play every minute of every game for an entire season.

1967 - Muhammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing to be inducted into the United States Army.

1969 - UCLA beat Purdue to become the first college basketball team to win three straight NCAA titles.

1974 - Peter Revson died in a crash during a practice run for the South Africa Grand Prix.

1979 - The National Hockey League (NHL) voted to accept 4 WHA teams, the Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers.

1993 - Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews were killed in a motor boat accident. Bobby Ojeda was also seriously injured.

1994 - The NFL announced the addition of the two-point conversion. It was the league's first scoring change in 75 seasons.

1997 - Tara Lipinski, at 14 years and 10 months, became the youngest women's world figure skating champion.

2002 - Sergei Zubov (Dallas Stars) got his 400th career assist.

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NEW IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - Admission (PG-13) ; The Croods (PG); Olympus Has Fallen (R); Spring Breakers (R, goes wider); InAPPropriate Comedy (R, limited release)

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fresno Monsters 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 2:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fresno Monsters 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 12:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway 3:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets 8:00pm EDT

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

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