Tuesday, March 12, 2013

It's Tuesday

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


Today is March 12th, the 71st day of 2013. There are 294 days left in the year.


Parker announces 40th season at BU will be his last.

Player Safety video examines clipping/hip-checking.

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


Today's Birthdays: Liza Minnelli is 67; former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is 66; singer James Taylor is 65; Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking) is 45.


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Radko Gudas from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Gudas will wear jersey number 75.

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NEW ON DVD THIS WEEK - Released March 12

Life of Pi
Who Framed Roger Rabbit: 25th Anniversary Edition
Rise of the Guardians
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: The Final Year


Quinnipiac University Keeps No. 1 Ranking
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men's College Hockey Poll - #22
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Quinnipiac University, 504 (31)
2University of Minnesota, 478 (3)
3Miami University, 447
4University of North Dakota, 366
5Boston College, 358
6UMass-Lowell, 345
7University of New Hampshire, 270
8St. Cloud State University, 240
9Western Michigan University, 233
10University of Denver, 202
11Minnesota State University, 198
12University of Notre Dame, 166
13Yale University, 118
14Niagara University, 53
15University of Wisconsin, 46
Others receiving votes: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 24; Providence College, 18; Union College, 10; Boston University, 2; University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2.
NOTES: Quinnipiac University takes the top spot in the poll 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, Central Collegiate Hockey Association each boast three ranked teams, ECAC Hockey has two ranked squads and Atlantic Hockey has one ranked program ... A total of 20 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.


New York City's ban on large soft drinks was shot down by a judge Monday. [Demonstrators were ready to stage Sip-In protests throughout the city. These would have included a bathroom break every 15 minutes.]


Jones ready to raise the bar in Riderville.

Lions ink receiver Marco Iannuzzi to a contract extension.

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


Want to see the result of your Twitter rage? Just include the hashtag #ISLpaint on your next tweet and IStrategyLabs' PaintBot will rip off a shot in your honor. Set up in the offices of the social media agency, the automated paintball gun is linked to a controller that's programmed to respond to the hashtag. See PaintBot in action.


Tampa, FL. — Bucs Pro Bowl G Davin Joseph will be showing appreciation to U.S. troops in the Middle East on an NFL-USO Tour along with Champ Bailey, D’Qwell Jackson, Von Miller, Steve Smith, and J.J. Watt.

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An inmate at a prison in Portugal dug an escape tunnel, but made a mistake in his calculations. The inmate emerged from the ground in a courtyard well within the prison's walls. The inmate also tried to escape a few years ago but failed that time, too.


Shall I put these away now Daddy?.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as dodging rain drops, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley purchased a home for his family in Memphis, TN.

1961 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "I Feel So Bad." The single was released in May 1961.

1966 - Elvis Presley's "Blue River" hit #22 in the U.K.


The U.S. Post Office was established on this date in 1789.


Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles finished shooting "Help!" in the Bahamas.

1969 - Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman were married.

1969 - George Harrison and his wife Patti were arrested in Esher, Surrey. The charge was cannabis resin possession after authorities found 120 joints in their house.

1971 - John Lennon released the single "Power to the People."

1974 - Nilsson and John Lennon were ejected from the Troubador Club in Los Angeles for heckling the Tom Smothers' comedy act.


Dr. Lee DeForest demonstrated phonofilm on this date in 1923. It was his technique for putting sound on motion picture film.


Today in Sports History:

1913 - The American League approved the name change of the New York Highlanders to the Yankees.

1956 - Dick Farley (Syracuse) fouled out after playing just five minutes. It was the fastest disqualification in NBA history.

1966 - Bobby Hull (Chicago Black Hawks) became the first player in the NHL to score more than 50 goals in a season. Hull ended the season with 54 goals.

1971 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) announced his retirement after playing 26 seasons in the NHL. He came out or retirement two years later to play for the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association.

1972 - Bill Russell had his No. 6 retired at Boston Garden.

1985 - Larry Bird, of the NBA’s Boston Celtics, scored a club-record 60 points. The game was against the Atlanta Hawks.

1985 - In Katmandu, Nepal, 80 people were trampled to death because stadium doors had been locked during a soccer game. The people had been seeking cover during a violent hail storm.

1992 - Moses Malone (Milwaukee Bucks) became the fourth all-time scorer in NBA history.

1992 - Coach Don Nelson (Golden State Warriors) became the first man in NBA history to participate in 2,500 games as a player and coach.

1994 - Nancy Kerrigan and Aretha Franklin were guests on "Saturday Night Live."

2003 - The YES Network and Cablevision reached an interim deal to air New York Yankee games. Three million viewers had not had access to the games for 2002.


TheKnot.com has released a survey of average wedding costs, and the numbers are pretty staggering. In its survey of 17,500 couples, TheKnot.com has found that in 2012 the average wedding cost just over $28,000.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway 2:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Panthers 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT


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

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