Thursday, March 6, 2014

It's Thursday

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


Today is March 6th, the 65th day of 2014. There are 300 days left in the year.


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Stamkos announces he's ready to return Thursday.

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Today's Birthdays: Mary Wilson of The Supremes is 70; Actor (All in the Family), director (When Harry Met Sally, This is Spinal Tap) Rob Reiner is 67; Tom Arnold is 55; Connie Britton (Nashville, Friday Night Lights) is 47; Former NBA center Shaquille O'Neal 42.


Tampa, FL. --It seems ironic that on a day that so many Tampa Bay Lightning fans had been waiting for, the return of Steven Stamkos, other news took precedence - captain Martin St. Louis was no longer going to be donning a Bolts jersey.

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Aspirin was patented by German researchers Felix Hoffman and Hermann Dreser on this date in 1899.


Pierce's competitive fire still burns large.

E-Camp: Chambers' 40-Yard Dash.

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A Florida psychic has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for ripping off clients to the tune of nearly $18 million. [She wasn't very good. She predicted the Broncos would win the Super Bowl, and Adam Sandler's Grown-Ups 2 would win the Academy Award.]


Tampa, FL. — RB Bobby Rainey has signed a one-year contract extension with Tampa Bay, skipping the exclusive rights free agency process and returning to a deep and talented Buccaneer backfield for 2014.

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So if a bar over-serves an obviously-drunk customer, and that customer goes out and gets in a car wreck, there are laws in which the bar could be liable for damages. So, what about casinos? Mark Johnston visited a Vegas casino during Super Bowl weekend, got drunk, and lost $500,000. He's now suing the casino for letting him bet while drunk.


This is fun Daddy!.


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


Today in Elvis History

1954 - 
Elvis Presley filed his first income tax return. He listed a total $916.33 as his total income.

1964 - The Elvis Presley movie "Kissin' Cousins" opened nationwide.

1976 - The album "Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Vol. 2" hit #46 in the U.S. 


A 95-year-old WWII veteran just wanted to cheer on the runners who were passing by his house in San Jose, California. But to his surprise, they were more interested in cheering for him - with many of the runners veering off-course to shake his hand and thank him for his service. The runners were competing in an 8K to benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation. | video


Today in Beatles History:

1966 - 
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson was given a petition asking that Liverpool's Cavern Club be reopened. The club had recently closed due to bankruptcy.

1973 - John Lennon's visa extension was canceled by the New York Office of the Immigration Department. It had been granted only five days before.
1976 - EMI Records re-released all 22 British Beatles singles. In addition "Yesterday" was released for the first time on 45 in the U.K. 


In Fort Pierce, Florida, a man was arrested for misuse of the city's emergency services phone system after he called 911 to complain to police that, despite it being his birthday, his neighbors would not drink with him.


Today in Sports History:

1973 - Larry Hisle (Minnesota Twins) became baseball's first designated hitter. The spring-training exhibition game was against the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

1982 - National Basketball Association history was made when San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 in three overtime periods to set the record for most points by two teams in a game. The record was beaten on December 13, 1983 by the Pistons and the Nuggets when they played to a final score of 186-184

1983 - The United States Football League began its first season of pro football competition.

1997 - Mike Gartner (Phoenix Coyotes) scored his 30th goal of the season. He set a record for scoring 30 goals in a season for the 17th time in his career.


On this date in 1981, Walter Cronkite appeared on his last episode of "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite." He had been on the job 19 years.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 4:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 7:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3:00pm EDT


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

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