Friday, May 24, 2013

It's Friday

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


Today is May 24th, the 144th day of 2013. There are 221 days left in the year.


Red Wings blank Blackhawks, lead series 3-1.

Quick stars as Kings blank Sharks in Game 5.

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Captain Christopher Newport and 105 followers found the colony of Jamestown at the mouth of the James River on the coast of Virginia on this date in 1607.


Tampa, FL. --Lightning head coach Jon Cooper took over the Official Twitter Account of the Tampa Bay Lightning to answer fan questions on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

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After years of unprofitable operation Virginia’s charter was revoked and it became a royal colony on this date in 1624.


Saskatoon, SK – Now watch Dale Hunter start Anthony Stolarz on Friday, just to destroy a hypothesis.

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The first passenger railroad service in the U.S. began service on this date in 1830.


U.S. Men's National Team Wins Bronze Medal
at 2013 IIHF Men's World Championship
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Men's National Team earned the bronze medal at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship Sunday (May 19) in Stockholm, Sweden, delivering Team USA its third medal in the world championship since 1963 and first since winning bronze in 2004. Team USA won seven games at the 2013 IIHF World Championship, matching the U.S. single-tournament record held by the 1939 U.S. Men's National Team.
Forwards Paul Stastny (St. Louis, Mo./Colorado Avalanche/Univ. of Denver) and Craig Smith (Madison, Wis./Nashville Predators/Univ. of Wisconsin) and defenseman Justin Faulk (South St. Paul, Minn./Carolina Hurricanes/Univ. of Minnesota Duluth) were named Team USA's three best players of the tournament. Stastny, who served as team captain, finished second in the tournament with 15 points, including seven goals and eight assists, and was named to the Media All-Star Team. Smith recorded a tournament-best 10 assists. John Gibson(Pittsburgh, Pa./Anaheim Ducks) finished second in the world championship in goaltending with a .951 save percentage and 1.56 goals against average. He won four of the five games he played, including the bronze-medal contest against Finland.
With the bronze medal, the U.S. has now medaled in every International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in 2013, including the IIHF World Junior Championship (gold), IIHF Women's World Championship (gold), IIHF Men's U18 World Championship (silver), and the IIHF Women's U18 World Championship (silver). In addition, the U.S. earned a silver medal at the IPC Sled Hockey World Championship.
USA Hockey Foundation Set to Host Annual Golf Outing
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The USA Hockey Foundation will host its annual golf outing Monday, August 19, at the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass.
The event, sponsored by New England Schooner, is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. ET with registration and lunch provided prior to a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A reception and dinner will be held following golf, with a projected 6 p.m. start time. Tickets are $500 per golfer or $2,000 per foursome.

All proceeds benefit the USA Hockey Foundation.

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Joyce Kulpinski Hired as SafeSport and Legal Administrator
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Joyce Kulpinski (Oak Lawn, Ill.), has been hired as USA Hockey SafeSport and legal administrator it was announced today by USA Hockey.
Kulpinski will provide support to USA Hockey's general counsel and serve as a primary point of contact in the administration of USA Hockey's SafeSport program.
Her career includes nearly 13 years as a legal secretary at Winston & Strawn LLP in the Greater Chicago Area. While working with Winston & Strawn, Kulpinski also volunteered with the Inner-City Education Program, where she helped the organization to provide academic scholarships for low-income children who participate in youth ice hockey while maintaining academic standards.


Samuel F.B. Morse formally opened America's first telegraph line on this date in 1844. The first message was sent from Washington, DC, to Baltimore, MD. The message was "What hath God wrought?"


Inspired Cornish ready to lead Stamps again.

Riders acquire McElveen, release Jackson, Alford.

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On this date in 1883, after 14 years of construction the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to traffic.


Tampa, FL. — Tampa Bay is down to just one unsigned draftee after inking second-round pick Johnthan Banks, the award-winning cornerback out of Mississippi State, to a four-year deal on Thursday.

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On this date in 1899, the first public garage was opened by W.T. McCullough.


St. Petersburg, FL. -- David Price went down, Jake Odorizzi came up, and life goes on with the Rays.

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Amy Johnson became the first woman to fly from England to Australia on this date in 1930.


San Francisco, CA. -- In the evolving history of relief pitching, Dave Righetti spanned eras.

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On this date in 1931, B&O Railroad began service with the first passenger train to have air conditioning throughout. The run was between New York City and Washington, DC.


Relay for Life is fun Daddy!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as listening to your schnauzer snore, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1958 - Elvis Presley's single "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" hit #3 in the U.S. and U.K.

1960 - The filming of the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues" ended.

1997 - The Elvis Presley song "Always On My Mind" debuted at #13 in the U.K.


On this date in 1954, the first moving sidewalk in a railroad station was opened in Jersey City, NJ.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - On "The Ed Sullivan Show," a taped Beatles performance was played. The Beatles performed "You Can't Do That" from the set of "A Hard Day's Night."

1965 - John Lennon's "A Spaniard in the Works" was published in England.

1969 - The Beatles single "Get Back" hit #1.

1969 - The Beatles single ""Don't Let Me Down" hit #35 in the U.S.

1997 - Paul McCartney's single "The World Tonight" hit #64 in the U.S. The song was from the movie "Father's Day."

2003 - Paul McCartney performed for 20,000 people at a concert in Moscow's Red Square.


On this date in 1958, United Press International was formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.


Today in Sports History:

1878 - The first American bicycle race was held in Boston.

1902 - Bill Bradley (Cleveland) became the first American League player to hit home runs in four consecutive games.

1918 - Cleveland defeated the New York Yankees 3-2 in the 19th inning.

1929 - The Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-4 in 21 innings.

1930 - Babe Ruth hit home runs in both games of a double header.

1935 - The Cincinnati Reds played the Philadelphia Phillies in the first major league baseball game at night. The switch for the floodlights was turned on by President F.D. Roosevelt.

1940 - The first night game at St. Louis's Sportsman Park was played.

1950 - "Sweetwater" (Nat) Clifton's contract was purchased by the New York Knicks. Sweetwater played for the Harlem Globetrotters and became the first black player in the NBA.

1951 - Willie Mays began playing for the New York Giants.

1962 - The officials of the National Football League ruled that halftime of regular season games would be cut to 15 minutes.

1964 - In Lima, Peru, a riot and panic followed an unpopular ruling by a referee in a soccer game between Peru and Argentina. More than 300 people were killed and over 500 were injured.

1967 - The AFL granted a franchise to the Cincinnati Bengals.

1984 - The Detroit Tigers won their 17th straight road game.

1986 - Montreal won its 23rd National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup championship.

1987 - Al Unser Sr. won his fourth Indianapolis 500.

1989 - Lee Gutterman (New York Yankees) set a record for pitching 30 and 2/3 innings before giving up his first run of the season.

1989 - The New York Rangers fired their general manager and coach Phil Esposito.

1990 - The Edmonton Oilers won their fifth National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup.

1990 - Andre Dawson was intentionally walked five times during a game.

2003 - At the Colonial in Fort Worth, TX, Annika Sorentam missed the cut by four shots. Two days early she had become the first woman in 58 years to play in the PGA.

On this date in 1967, California Governor Ronald Reagan greeted Charles M. Schulz at the state capitol in observance of the legislature-proclaimed "Charles Schulz Day."


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 2:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 4:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 6:00pm EDT


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

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