Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's Tuesday

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


Today is January 21st, the 21st day of 2014. There are 344 days left in the year.


Rink at Dodger Stadium almost ready for use.

Henrik Sedin's ironman streak ends.

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


Today's Birthdays: Golfer Jack Nicklaus is 74; Geena Davis (Commander in Chief, Beatlejuice, Thelma & Louise) is 58; Emma Bunton (Spice Girls' "Baby Spice") is 38.


New York, NY. --Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 19.

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NEW ON DVD - Released January 20

Captain Phillips
Machete Kills
Blue Jasmine
Charlie Countryman
Best Man Down
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Criterion Collection)
NYPD Blue: Season Five


University of Minnesota Retakes Unanimous No. 1 Ranking in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
19th Annual Men's College Hockey Poll - #14

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
Weeks in
Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 510 (34)
2Boston College, 470
3Union College, 413
4Quinnipiac University, 378
5St. Cloud State University, 372
6Ferris State University, 367
7Providence College, 317
8UMass Lowell, 238
9University of Wisconsin, 235
10Yale University, 168
11Northeastern University, 162
12Cornell University, 131
13Clarkson University, 120
14University of Michigan, 86
15University of Notre Dame, 67
Others receiving votes: University of Denver, 18; University of North Dakota, 10; Western Michigan University, 7; Minnesota State University, 4; University of Minnesota Duluth, 3; Colgate University, 2; Air Force Academy, 1; University of Vermont, 1.
Notes: To view past polls, click here ... The University of Minnesota is the No. 1-ranked team for the 12th week in a row ... The Golden Gophers, who started the year at No. 5, have a 17-2-3 record ... ECAC Hockey and the Hockey East Association lead all conferences with five ranked teams each, while the Big Ten Conference has three teams in the rankings and the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association each have one ... A total of 23 teams received votes.
About the poll: The 19th 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 six NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.


Today is National Hug Day.


Taman working through off-season check list.

End of the line? Calvillo to make 'important announcement'.

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


Now that Iran has complied regarding its nuclear program, the U.S. is easing its sanctions against the country, opening the way to friendlier cultural exchanges. [Get ready for cable's Real Housewives of Tehran.]


Tampa, FL. — Making his first public appearance since being named the Bucs’ new head coach, Lovie Smith shared his thoughts at the Tampa Organization of Black Affairs Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast on Monday.

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If you take a lunchtime run, walk, or stroll, you'll return to work feeling less stressed if you exercise in a park. Finnish researchers found that even short-term visits to nature areas have positive effects on perceived stress relief.


Ho, Ho, Ho! It's our annual picture with Santa.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as having a clean house, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
"Record Mirror" became the first to print a picture of Elvis Presley in the U.K.

1957 - Filming began on Elvis Presley's second movie, "Loving You."

1965 - Production began on the film Elvis Presley film "Fun in Acupulco" with soundtrack recording.

1997 - Col. Tom Parker died from complications from a stroke. He was the promoter that guided Elvis Presley to stardom.


If you haven't yet started preparing for a potential breakdown of society, don't worry -- the Wolfram Survival Cabinet gives even the laziest among us a one-step way to go from woefully unprepared to ready for anything. The cabinet has over 170 items carefully selected to keep you safe and alive should all heck break loose. Price: $14,500.


Today in Beatles History:

1966 - 
 George Harrison and Patricia Anne Boyd were married. Patty eventually left Harrison for Eric Clapton.

2002 - George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" hit number one on the British pop charts 31 years after its first release. The song was re-released after the death of Harrison.


Google released a heat map that highlights the Earth's most photographed locales. Topping off the list at No. 1 is New York, followed closely by Rome (No. 2) and Barcelona (No. 3). European cities take up eight spots in the top 10 list, but South America also made it, with Buenos Aires at No. 9.


Today in Sports History:

1911 - The first Monte Carlo motor rally took place.

1973 - The AFC beat the NFC 35-31 in the NFL Pro Bowl in Dallas. The game had been played in Los Angeles since 1942.

1979 - The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 35-31 in Super Bowl XIII. The Steelers became the first team to win three Super Bowls.

1985 - Dennis Potvin tied Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals. Potvin ended up with 310 career goals.

1986 - Former major-league player, Randy Bass, became the highest-paid baseball player in Japanese history. Bass signed a three-year contract for $3.25 million. He played for the Hanshin Tigers.

1989 - Wayne Gretzky passed Marcel Dionne to become the NHL's second all time scorer.

1990 - John McEnroe was disqualified and expelled for throwing a tantrum and using abusive language at an official while leading Mikael Pernfors in the Australian Open. He was the first person to be thrown out of a Grand Slam in 27 years. He was fined $6,500 and kicked out of the tournament.

1995 - John Stockton became the NBA's all-time career assist leader when he got his 9,922nd.

1997 - Don Mattingly (New York Yankees) officially announced his retirement.

1997 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored 51 points against the New York Knicks.

2002 - Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) played his first game in Chicago as a visiting player. The Wizards beat the Bulls 77-69.

2010 - Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) became the 15th player in NBA history to reach 25,000 career points and the youngest to hit the milestone. He did it 35 days faster than Wilt Chamberlain.


Here's what the Internet taught me yesterday. The sentence "Are you as bored as I am?" can be read backwards and still makes sense.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Bismarck Bobcats 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche 7:00pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Bismarck Bobcats 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 9:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EST


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

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