Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's Thursday

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


Today is November 14th, the 318th day of 2013. There are 47 days left in the year.


Rangers' Nash practices, thinks he's past symptoms.

2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ Los Angeles and New York game tickets go on sale next week.

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Today's Birthdays: Laura San Giacomo (Saving Grace, Just Shoot Me) is 52; Reverend Run of Run-DMC is 49; Patrick Warburton (Puddy on Seinfeld, Rules of Engagement) is 49; Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas, Transformers) is 41.


Tampa, FL. -- Captain Martin St. Louis has taken on full responsibility in stepping up his play with the loss of Steven Stamkos. It is something that he expects from the whole team as well.

Read the rest here.


Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the U.S. on this date in 1851.


2015 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships Locations Announced
Seven Cities to Host Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Sites for the 2015 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships were announced today by USA Hockey with seven cities across the country hosting events in late March.

USA Hockey has been conducting national championships since 1937. will provide live streaming coverage.

USA Hockey will announce dates and locations for its 2015 adult, women, junior and sled hockey national championships in the coming months.

The 2014 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships will be held March 26-April 6, 2014, in Amherst, N.Y., Green Bay, Wis., Hackensack, N.J., Marlborough, Mass., Omaha, Neb., Reston, Va. and Wayne, N.J. ... A complete list of USA Hockey national champions can be foundhere ... Michigan holds the distinction as home of the most USA Hockey national champions, boasting 116 programs that have captured a title. Massachusetts is second with 79 champions and Illinois has 31 champions.

2015 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championship Locations
March 18-30, 2015
High SchoolArnold, Mo.Mid States Club Hockey AssociationMarch 18-22, 2015
Youth, Tier I 14U, 16U, 18U
San Jose, Calif.
San Jose Junior SharksMarch 26-30, 2015
Youth, Tier II 14U
Salt Lake City, Utah
Utah Amateur Hockey AssociationMarch 26-30, 2015
Youth, Tier II 16U
Plano, Texas
Texas Amateur Hockey AssociationMarch 26-30, 2015
Youth, Tier II 18U
Troy, Mich.
Troy Youth Hockey AssociationMarch 26-30, 2015
Adult Women A, B, CGreen Bay, Wis.Green Bay Area Youth Hockey AssociationMarch 26-29, 2015
Girls, Tier I
Green Bay, Wis.
Green Bay Area Youth Hockey AssociationMarch 26-30, 2015
Girls, Tier IILansing, Mich.Lansing CapitalsMarch 26-30, 2015


On this date in 1889, New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing the journey the following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.


Burris, Ray headline the rivalry within a rivalry.

Miller continues to make his mark on Bombers.

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Sony's PlayStation 4 comes out tomorrow (Friday), though many stores will have it on sale at midnight tonight (which, technically, is tomorrow).


Regina, SK. -The BC Lions left Mosaic Stadium on Sunday knowing they let one slip away. The Riders were having trouble finding consistency on offence and defense and all of a sudden, it appeared to be the worst case scenario.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the Riders is the Western Final at Calgary against the Stampeders, on Sunday, November 17th. Kickoff on 620CKRM,, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and NBCSN is set for 4:30pm EST.


The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began domestic radio service on this date in 1922.


Tampa, FL. — Second-year RB Bobby Rainey scored the game-winning touchdown against Miami on Monday night, and with starter Mike James now out for the year, the Bucs will give Rainey a chance to do much more.

Read the rest here.


A formerly homeless dog discovered in a dump has become the first dog to climb Mount Everest. [That's life. One minute you're living in a dump, and the next you're freezing your tail off.]


Corvallis, OR. -- After a week off, the Oregon State Beavers (6-3, 4-2) return to action Saturday when they take on the No. 21 Arizona State Sun Devils (7-1, 5-1).

Read the rest here.


No wonder we feel full after Thanksgiving dinner. A recent study estimates the typical Thanksgiving meal contains a whopping 7,100 calories.


Look what I got Daddy!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a chilly morning, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1960 - 
"Billboard" reported that Elvis Presley's "It's Now or Never" was the fastest selling single in U.K. history. The song sold 780,000 copies in one week.

1961 - The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" premiered.

1963 - Stills were shot for the Elvis Presley movie "Kissin' Cousins."

1964 - Elvis Presley's single "Ain't That Loving You Baby" hit #15 in the U.K.


A man in the UK decided to dress up for church -- with salad dressing. Police were called when the dressing-covered man refused to leave.


Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
The Beatles finished a run of 14 shows at the Star-Club.

2006 - The DVD "Paul McCartney - The Space Within US" was released.


Chris Pratt, who leads next summer's Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy, is in early talks to star in Jurassic World, the latest installment of the Jurassic Park movie series. Bryce Dallas Howard is already on board for Jurassic World.


Today in Sports History:

1943 - Ernie Nevers of the St. Louis Cardinals became the first professional football player to score six touchdowns in a single game.

1943 - Sid Luckman (Chicago Bears) became the first to throw for more than 400 yards. He threw for 433 yards and seven touchdowns against the New York Giants.

1970 - The plane carrying the Marshall University football team crashed. Thirty-seven were killed.

1993 - Don Shula (Miami Dolphins) set a new NFL record with his 325th victory.

1995 - ESPN Radio acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast NBA games.

1998 - Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman were married in Las Vegas, NV.


Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon from Cape Kennedy, FL. on this date in 1969.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Phoenix Coyotes 8:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Arizona State Sun Devils 9:30pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway 3:00pm EST (Final race of season)


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

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