Wednesday, February 12, 2014

It's Wednesday











It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is February 12th, the 43rd day of 2014. There are 322 days left in the year.

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AHL All-Stars edge Färjestad BK in skills competition.

Non-Olympians balance rest, conditioning.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Joanna Kerns (Growing Pains) is 61; Arsenio Hall is 58; Josh Brolin (Men In Black 3, True Grit, No Country for Old Men) is 46; Christina Ricci (Pan Am) is 34.

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Tampa, FL. --As the National Hockey League pauses to allow its players to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, the Tampa Bay Lightning is offering its fans the chance to renew season tickets for the 2014-15 regular season and reserve their seats for potential home playoff games in 2014.

Read the rest here.

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New York state lawmakers want to ban the use of those micro beads in facial scrubs that help with exfoliation. Experts say that the plastic beads are harmful to the ecosystem. [Though they do admit that the skin of local fish is absolutely magnificent.]

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University of Minnesota Tabbed as Unanimous No. 1 in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
17th Annual Women's College Hockey Poll - #19

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2013-14
Record
Weeks in
Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
1
28-1-1
19
2University of Wisconsin, 171
2
23-3-2
19
3Cornell University, 130
6
18-3-4
19
4University of North Dakota, 125
5
17-7-4
19
5Clarkson University, 124
3
21-4-5
19
6Harvard University, 106
4
18-3-3
19
7Boston College, 77
7
20-5-3
19
8Mercyhurst University, 51
10
19-7-3
12
9Robert Morris University, 31
8
21-6-3
10
10Quinnipiac University, 26
9
17-5-8
16
Others receiving votes: Boston University, 6; University of Minnesota Duluth, 5; Northeastern University, 2; Syracuse University, 1.
Notes: To view past polls, click here ... The University of Minnesota received all 19 first-place votes in this week's poll ... Minnesota has been the No. 1-ranked team in each of the last 45 polls dating back to March 20, 2012 ... ECAC Hockey leads the way with four ranked programs, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three, College Hockey America has two teams ranked, and the Hockey East Association is represented with one school in the poll ... A total of 13 teams received votes.
About the poll: The 17th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women'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 four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

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On this date in 1940, Mutual Radio presented the first broadcast of the radio play "The Adventures of Superman."

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FA14: Ticats, Argos make biggest splash on Day 1.

FA14: Another deal for Milo.

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

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Whether they know it or not, most guys stick to the tried-and-true Windsor knot when tying their neckties. According to a Swedish mathematician, the tie is far more versatile than even the most fashionable male could have previously. He recently calculated that there are more than 177,000 different ways to tie a necktie.

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Tampa, FL. — Even after a 4-12 season in 2013, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers don’t have an easy 2014 schedule.

Read the rest here.

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Australian (Ipswich) Steven Frank Steele was arrested for attempting to rob a gas station while wearing a flower pot on his head. His weapon was a chainsaw.

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Let's go eat Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching olympic hockey, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
Elvis Presley's "Too Much" hit number one on the Billboard Pop chart. It the first of four number one songs for Elvis in 1957. 

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NBC News legend Tom Brokaw has announced that he is battling cancer. The veteran journalist, who has been with NBC News since 1966, was diagnosed in August with multiple myeloma.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
The Beatles performed two 25-minute sets at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1965 - The "New Musical Express" reported that the Beatles would star in a film adaptation of "A Talent for Loving." The project was never completed.

1965 - Ringo Starr officially announced that he and Maureen Cox were married and were honeymooning.

2012 - Paul McCartney performed "My Valentine" at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

2012 - Paul McCartney won the Grammy for Best Historical Album for the "Band on the Run" reissue. This was the second Grammy for "Band on the Run," which won one in 1974 for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus. It was McCartney's 15th Grammy.

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Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones has been voted #1 in the annual AskMen Top 99 Most Desirable Women in the World list for 2014.

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Today in Sports History:

1878 - Frederick W. Thayer patented the baseball catcher’s mask. 

1879 - The first artificial ice rink opened in North America. It was at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY.

1880 - The National Croquet League was organized in Philadelphia, PA.

1982 - Wayne Gretzky tied the NHL record for points in a season when he got his 153rd point.

1987 - Bill Fitch became the fifth coach in NBA history to get 700 career wins.

1989 - Wayne Gretzky got his 45th career hat trick and achieved a 40+ goal season for the 10th time in his career.

1993 - The San Jose Sharks lost their 17th straight game to tie an NHL record.

1997 - Kevin Johnson reached 1,000 career steals.

2002 - Baseball owners approved the sale of the Florida Marlins and Montreal Expos.
 
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Johnny Carson surprised his audience by shaving the beard he had been wearing on "The Tonight Show" on this date in 1985.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NAHL -- Wenatchee Wild vs Soo Eagles 10:05pm EST

USPHL -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Pennsylvania Showcase

Saturday --

NAHL -- Wenatchee Wild vs Soo Eagles 10:05pm EST

USPHL -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Pennsylvania Showcase

Sunday --

USPHL -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Pennsylvania Showcase

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

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