Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's Thursday

It's THursday. Here's what's happening....


Today is January 9th, the 9th day of 2014. There are 356 days left in the year.


Sabres close to hiring Tim Murray as GM: report.

NHL announces acts for Stadium Series LA game.

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Today's Birthdays: Guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is 70; J.K. Simmons (Law & Order, Spider-Man movies) is 59; Dave Matthews is 47; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is 32.


Tampa, FL. -- Michelle Gingras meets up with a new Lightning supporter's group, Sticks of Fire, to take in their game day experience.

Read the rest here.


Injuries have been reported across the country this week of people tossing pots and pans of boiling water into the air to see if it will freeze. [Well, there's nothing wrong with a little family science experiment as long as you remember one thing -- it's supposed to be done outside, genius!]


Just kickin' it: Ticats sign Medlock, re-sign Lauther.

Argos extend Woodson, two more running backs.

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Imagine if you could mute your TV just by putting one finger to your lips and turn on off appliances by pointing at them. You can, thanks to a company called PointGrab. PointGrab's AirTouch system works kind of like Microsoft's Xbox Kinect, but you don't need special hardware. In fact, AirTouch works with even a basic webcam. It was unveiled at CES this week.


Tampa, FL. — The 2014 draft just got a lot more interesting with the news that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will be a part of it.

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The Dunphys are headed Down Under. ABC's Modern Family will be taking an Australian vacation thanks to a partnership with Qantas Airways. The three-part family has previously visited Hawaii, Wyoming and Disneyland.


Jimmy sings in the Angel Choir.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as keeping an appointment, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1971 - 
Elvis Presley was presented an award by The American Junior Chamber of Commerce for being one of the "10 Outstanding Young Men of America."


Kelly Osbourne and fiancé Matthew Mosshart "have decided to end their engagement." Her rep says the split is amicable. The couple, who met in 2011, had announced their engagement in July.


Today in Beatles History:

1975 - 
 A judge ruled that the Beatles were officially dissolved. It had been five years since the Beatles had recorded together.


NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 2,250: Cost, in dollars, of a basic cremation. By comparison, the average burial cost is $8,350.


Today in Sports History:

1918 - The NHL announced a new rule that permitted goaltenders to leave their feet while making a save. Previously a penalty was called if a goalie sat or lay on the ice to stop the puck.

1930 - The Boston Bruins set an NHL record with 14 straight wins.

1952 - Jackie Robinson became the highest paid player in Brooklyn Dodger history.

1954 - Bert Olmstead (Montreal Canadiens) tied an NHL record when he scored 8 points in a game.

1962 - The NFL banned the grabbing of face masks.

1972 - The Los Angeles Lakers ended their 33 game winning streak.

1972 - The 2,000,0000th NBA point was scored.

1973 - The Philadelphia 76ers began a 20 game losing streak.

1977 - Super Bowl XI set a pro attendance record with 103,438. The NBC telecast was viewed by 81.9 million.

1981 - Hockey Hall of Famer, Phil Esposito, announced that he would retire as a hockey player after the New York Rangers-Buffalo Sabres hockey game. The game ended in a tie.

1984 - Pascual Perez (Atlanta Braves) was arrested for cocaine possession in his native Dominican Republic.

1991 - A special committee of Major League Baseball authorities officially banned Pete Rose from being elected into the Hall of Fame.

1997 - Former Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall was sentenced to five years, 10 months in prison and ordered to repay five-million dollars after being convicted more than two years ago on bank fraud and conspiracy charges.

1998 - The "Hockey News" magazine selected Wayne Gretzky as the best NHL player ever.

2004 - Brian Boucher (Phoenix Coyotes) set a new NHL record with his fifth consecutive shutout. The total time of the streak was 325 minutes and 45 seconds.

2005 - Randy Moss (Minnesota Vikings) pretended to pull down his pants and moon the Green Bay Packer crowd during a playoff win. On January 13 the NFL fined Moss $10,000 for the act.


Molly Schuyler recently took down a 72 ounce steak to set a new world record. Schuyler broke the world record for fastest eating of a 72 ounce steak (and sides) at Sayler's Old County Kitchen in Portland, Oregon. She ate it in two minutes, 44 seconds. The previous record was a bit under seven minutes.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 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 Philadelphia Flyers 1:00pm EST

USPHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Tampa Pro Alumni 7:00pm EST

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

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'


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

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