Thursday, March 21, 2013

It's Thursday











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

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Today is March 21st, the 80th day of 2013. There are 285 days left in the year.

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Leafs' Lupul faces hearing for check vs. Lightning.

Jarome Iginla: Should Flames keep him or move him?

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

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Today's Birthdays: Timothy Dalton (James Bond films The Living Daylights and License to Kill) is 67; Gary Oldman (Batman films) is 55; Matthew Broderick (Election, Inspector Gadget) is 51; former dancer and celebrity spouse Kevin Federline is 35.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning rookies displayed that they belong in the National Hockey League yet again on Wednesday night.

Unfortunately, however, the exhibit of skills came in a losing effort.

Radko Gudas scored the first goal of his NHL career, and Cory Conacher also lit the lamp for Tampa Bay, which fell 4-2 to the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre.

Read the rest here.

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Scientists told a U.S. Senate panel Wednesday that, without "a few years" warning, humans currently have no capacity to stop an asteroid on a collision course with the planet. Scientists are calling for continued funding and support for NASA satellites and observation programs that look for "near Earth objects."

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Argos sign free agent linebacker Jonathan Hood.

Former Riders George Reed and Hugh Campbell earn special honours.
Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.

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Samsung's has announced a price for its new 85-inch 4K HDTV, now dubbed the S9. Samsung says it'll cost $39,999 and plans to begin accepting pre-orders at the end of this month.

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Tampa, FL. — At the Ed Block Courage Awards in Baltimore on Monday, Buccaneers Director of Sports Medicine and Performance Todd Toriscelli and his assistants accepted the PFATS Athletic Training Staff of the Year award

Read the rest here.

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A few years ago a New York family purchased a simple white bowl for $3 at a garage sale. They sold it this week for $2.2 million. [They would have gotten even more for it but some of the Fruit Loops had stuck to the bottom.]

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I love Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as washing your car, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1964 - Elvis Presley's single "Kissin' Cousins" hit #12 in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "Kentucky Rain" hit #16 in the U.S. The song was written by Eddie Rabbit.

1970 - Elvis Presley's "Don't Cry Daddy" hit #8 in the U.K.

1981 - An updated version of Elvis Presley's album "Guitar Man" hit #43 in the U.K.

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Children could be the worst driving distraction on the road. The Australian research said that driving with children is 12 times more distracting than talking on a cell phone. Babies are 8 times more distracting to drivers.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 -  The Beatles single "She Loves You" hit #1 in the U.S.

1964 - The Beatles single "I Saw Her Standing There" hit #14 in the U.S.

1970 - The Beatles single "Let It Be" hit #2 in the U.K.

1984 - Part of Central Park in New York was renamed Strawberry Fields in honor of John Lennon.

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Just in time for the round-of-64"s start today (Thursday) we've learned which teams have the most Facebook buzz. Duke comes out on top, with a Final Four also including Notre Dame, Michigan and Indiana.

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Today in Sports History:

1946  The Los Angeles Rams signed Kenny Washington. Washington was the first black player to join a National Football League team since 1933.

1946 - The first Mexican League baseball game was played.

1953 - The Boston Celtics beat Syracuse Nationals (111-105) in four overtimes to eliminate them from the Eastern Division Semifinals. A total of seven players (both teams combined) fouled out of the game.

1968 - The new American League franchise in Kansas City, MO, took the nickname Royals.

1973 - Frank Mahovlich (Montreal Canadiens) became the 5th NHL player to score 500 career goals.

1994 - Wayne Gretzky tied Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals.

1994 - Michael Jordan was cut from the White Sox roster and was sent to their minor league club.

2004 - In Philadelphia, Veterans Stadium was demolished.

2004 - The NHL suspended Calgary Flames coach-general manager Darryl Sutter and forward Krzysztof Oliwa. Sutter was suspended for two games for player selection and team conduct in the final 2.5 seconds of the game. Oliwa was suspended for his conduct after being given a penalty for physical abuse of officials. The Flames lost to the Nashville Predators 3-1.

2004 - Mark Messier (New York Rangers) was ejected after he speared Martin Strbak (Pittsburgh Penguins). Messier was later suspended for two games by the NHL.

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The New York Times says the Tonight Show is expected to return to New York with Jimmy Fallon at the helm. Although a deal isn't done, NBC has apparently struck a deal with Fallon to replace Jay Leno as host of the late-night program, probably in the fall of 2014.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

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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