Thursday, January 30, 2014

It's Thursday











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

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Today is January 30th, the 30th day of 2014. There are 335 days left in the year.

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Suter hopes to join father as Olympic gold medalist.

Yzerman honored with Order of Hockey in Canada.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Gene Hackman (Oscars for The French Connection and Unforgiven) is 84; Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney is 73; Christian Bale (Batman films) is 40.

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Kanata, ON. --This is the third of five meetings between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Ottawa Senators in 2013-14.

Read the rest here.

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Motley Crue announced that it will call it quits this year. [They said that it's time to retire, and hand over rock and roll to another generation like those kids in the Rolling Stones.]

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Hanging them up: Joseph to announce retirement.

Three-time All-Star Dimitri Tsoumpas retires.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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Turn on your TV during prime time and you'll inevitably see a load of celebrity faces, ranging from Oscar winners to "Wasn't that the guy in that show we watched that one time?" Attaching a star to a brand is something that advertisers have been doing for many decades. But science says that people just don't care, and that it may have a negative impact on the brand the celebrity is pushing.

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Tampa, FL. — When I first encountered Tony Dungy, I didn’t think he was going to make it as an NFL head coach. Now, he’s a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Read the rest here.

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Valentine's Day is just over two weeks away. Forget the boring flowers, jewelry or fancy dinner -- what she really wants is glow in the dark solar system underwear. The manufacturer says the under is "fun and cute" and can "make an average day a little special." On the glow in the dark solar system under you'll see planets, moons, shooting-stars, asteroids, and swirling star clusters. | site link

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Oh boy! The Minions!!!!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as keeping your sick son home from school, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
Elvis Presley recorded "Blue Suede Shoes."

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A White House petition to get pop star Justin Bieber deported to Canada has collected more than 100,000 digital signatures. The We The People petition calls for "the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked" following his arrest last week for street racing while under the influence of alcohol. The petition states: "He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society."

... Having passed the 100,000 signature threshold, the petition has guaranteed an official response from the Obama administration.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - 
 The Beatles recorded a promotional clip for "Strawberry Fields Forever."

1969 - The Beatles made their last-ever public appearance as a group. The performance of "Get Back" was filmed for the movie "Let It Be." The performance took place on the roof of London's Apple Records.

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There is no bigger TV audience than the Super Bowl's, which is why movie companies are willing to shell out big bucks to promote movies that cost many millions to make. Some of the movie ads you'll see Sunday: Need for Speed; Captain America 2: Winter Soldier; Muppets Most Wanted; Noah; Transformers 4: Age of Extinction; Robocop and Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Today in Sports History:

1910 - Work began on the first board-track automobile speedway. The track was built in Playa del Ray, CA. 

1920 - Joe Malone (Quebec Nordiques) scored seven goals against the Toronto St. Patricks in a 10-6 win.

1960 - The women’s singles U.S. figure skating championship was won by Carol Heiss.

1994 - Natalie Cole sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXVIII. The Dallas Cowboys won 30-13 over the Buffalo Bills.

1994 - Dan Jansen of the United States set a world record of 35.76 when he became the first to skate 500 meters in less than 36 seconds.

2000 - The New York Mets announced that Garth Brooks would begin training with the team on February 20.

2000 - John Rocker (Atlanta Braves) was suspended from major league baseball for disparaging foreigners, homosexuals and minorities in an interview published by Sports Illustrated.

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On this date in 1933, "The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the first time. The program ran for 2,956 episodes and ended in 1955.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:00pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 1:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:20pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 8:45pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 9:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EST

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

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