Thursday, March 13, 2014

It's Thursday

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


Today is March 13th, the 72nd day of 2014. There are 293 days left in the year.


Stars forward Peverley to miss remainder of season.

GM meetings could lead to tweaks; no major changes.

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Today's Birthdays: William H. Macy (Fargo, Shameless) is 64; Bassist Adam Clayton of U2 is 54; Danny Masterson (That '70s Show) is 38.


Tampa, FL. --The Tampa Bay Lightning will welcome all fans to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Sunday, March 16 with a completely free event, beginning at 11 a.m., as part of the Bolts' 10th Anniversary Stanley Cup celebration.

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On this date in 1951, the comic strip "Dennis the Menace" appeared for the first time in newspapers across the country.


Bulked up Reilly predicts turnaround year for Esks.

The Great Debate: Who is the league's top DL?

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You probably heard that the World Wide Web turned 25 this week. Well it was 22 years ago this week that Nathaniel Borenstein sent his colleagues the world's first email attachment: a picture of his barbershop quartet, The Telephone Chords. Borenstein, along with another researcher named Ned Freed, wrote the code for attachments because one day he hoped to get pictures of his grandchildren over email. To the delight of grandparents everywhere, his technology became commonplace.


Tampa, FL. — The latest addition to the Buccaneers' impressive free agency haul is QB Josh McCown, who compiled a 109.0 passer rating when he got an extended opportunity to start in Chicago last season.

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CBS has renewed The Big Bang Theory for three more seasons.


Jimmy shoots some hoops.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much as fixing waffles for breakfast, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1933 - 
Song writer Mike Stoller was born in Long Island, NY.

1956 - The "Elvis Presley" album was released.

1969 - The Elvis Presley movie "Charro" opened in the U.S.


Arthur Chu, the 11-time Jeopardy champion who has made headlines around the world with his unique strategy, has finally lost. He collected $298,200 during his reign. Chu lost in Final Jeopardy when he couldn't correctly answer "He was the last male monarch who had previously been the Prince of Wales." The answer was George VI but Chu guessed George II.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
The Beatles filmed the "Can't Buy Me Love" sequence for the film "A Hard Day's Night."

1965 - The Beatles single "Eight Days A Week" hit #1 in the U.S.

1986 - "The Beatles Live - Ready Steady Go" video was certified platinum by the RIAA.   


NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 1,050: Cost of an average wedding gown.


Today in Sports History:

1878 - The first collegiate golf match was played between Oxford and Cambridge. 

1894 - J.L. Johnstone invented the Horse Racing's starting gate.

1954 - Bobby Thomson (Milwaukee Braves) broke his ankle sliding into a base during a spring training game. The Braves replaced him with a rookie named Hank Aaron.

1955 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard (Montreal Canadiens) was ejected from a game for fighting. Three days later, NHL commissioner Clarence Campbell suspended Richard for the rest of the season. Campbell's decision resulted in seven hours of looting and destruction of property.

1960 - The NFL's Chicago Cardinals transferred to St. Louis.

1983 - Randy Smith's NBA consecutive game streak ended at 906 games.

1992 - Chick Hearn, broadcaster for the Los Angeles Lakers, called his 2,500th consecutive Laker game. The streak began in November of 1965.

1993 - Oksana Bayul became the youngest world champion when she won the world figure skating championship at age 15.

1999 - A.C. Green (Dallas Mavericks) played in his 1,000th consecutive game.

1999 - Phil Housley (Calgary Flames) became the American all-time points leader in the NHL when he reached 1,066. He passed Joe Mullen who had 1,063.

2002 - Former NFL player Jim Brown began a six-month jail sentence for vandalizing his wife's car. Brown had refused to undergo court-ordered counseling and community service.

2007 - Mike Modano (Dallas Stars) scored his 500th career goal.


Country singer Hunter Hayes will try to break a Guinness World Record, May 9-10, when he attempts to perform the most concerts in multiple cities over 24 hours. He is attempting to break the record, currently eight shows in 24 hours, set by The Flaming Lips.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Drive to stop Diabetes 300 presented by Lilly Diabetes at Bristol Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT


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

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