Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's Wednesday

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


Today is March 19th, the 78th day of 2014. There are 287 days left in the year.


Jackets' prospect Reilly making strides with Gophers.

WATCH: Sharks fan lives out his lifelong dream.

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Today's Birthdays: Ursula Andress (Dr. No, What's New Pussycat?) is 78; Glenn Close (Damages, Fatal Attraction, Albert Nobbs) is 67; Bruce Willis (Red, Looper) is 59.


Tampa, FL. -- So, exactly what was Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka doing so deep in the offensive zone Saturday against the Devils?

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The U.S. Congress approved Daylight-Saving Time on this date in 1918.


University of Minnesota Keeps No. 1 Ranking in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
17th Annual Women's College Hockey Poll - #24

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
Weeks in
Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
2Clarkson University, 167
3University of Wisconsin, 156
4Mercyhurst University, 128
5Cornell University, 117
6Boston College, 96
7Harvard University, 76
8Boston University, 54
9Quinnipiac University, 32
10University of North Dakota, 25
Others receiving votes: Robert Morris University, 3; Rochester Institute of Technology, 1.
Notes: 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 50 polls dating back to March 20, 2012 ... ECAC Hockey leads the way with four ranked programs, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three, the Hockey East Association has two teams ranked, and College Hockey America 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.


Remember that New Jersey teenager who was suing her parents for financial support? Well, she's dropped her lawsuit. [She says that she will never ask her parents for another dime, if they just give her Crimea.]


The Great Debate: Should P.I. be subject to video review?

Open for Discussion: CFL Rules Committee table changes.

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Remember that huge house cat that forced an Oregon family to take cover in their bathroom? Well, they've been forced by the cat's continuing bad behavior to turn it over to the (Multnomah) County Animal Services shelter.


Tampa, FL. — Amid their myriad moves to upgrade the offense and defense, the Buccaneers have also made a potentially significant move on special teams, picking up experienced long-snapper Jeremy Cain.

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A recent survey on jeans reveals that men take longer to find the perfect pair than women. One-third of women polled try on up to 10 pairs in a row, while some of the men in the survey admit to trying on as many as 20 pair before finding the perfect-fitting jeans.


Oh Boy! Time for cake!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much as watching football pro days, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1954 - 
Elvis Presley ended his employment at Precision Tool.

1957 - Elvis Presley bought the mansion he called Graceland for $102,500.

1962 - Elvis Presley recorded "She's Not You."

1980 - The autopsy of Elvis Presley was subpoenaed in the "Dr. Nick" drug case. "Dr. Nick" was Dr. George Nichopoulous who was Presley's personal physician.

1998 - "Elvis The Concert 1998 Tour" opened at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The show featured several of Elvis' touring musicians in front of a large video screen of Elvis in concert.

2001 - James Burton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He had been lead guitarist for Elvis Presley from 1969-1977.

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley performed three songs from her upcoming album "To Whom It May Concern" at the National Association of Recording Merchandisers' annual convention.


A 31-year-old woman is accused of biting off part of her ex-boyfriend's ear. The woman became 'enraged" when he mentioned her medications. According to the ex-boyfriend, Danielle Nebelung "laughed with my ear in her mouth" after the incident. Nebelung was charged with aggravated assault.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
Britain's Prime Minister Harold Wilson presented the Beatles with an award for Show Business Personalities Of The Year For 1963 at the 12th annual Variety Club of Great Britain luncheon.

1996 - The second part of the Beatles "Anthology" was released.   


The Academy Awards aired on television for the first time on this date in 1953.


Today in Sports History:

1938 - The Toronto Maple Leafs scored 8 goals in 5 minutes. 

1942 - The Thoroughbred Racing Association was formed in Chicago.

1948 - Lee Savold knocked out Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds of the first round of their prize fight at Madison Square Gardens.

1954 - Viewers saw the first televised prizefight shown in color when Joey Giardello knocked out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

1956 - The Minneapolis Lakers beat the St. Louis Hawks 133-75 in Game 2 of the Western Divisional Finals. It was the largest margin of victory in NBA playoff history.

1967 - The Chicago Bulls won their 33rd game of the season. It was the most games won by an NBA expansion team.

1981 - The Buffalo Sabres set a record when they scored 9 goals in the second period in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Sabres won the game 14-4.

1990 - The first world ice hockey tournament for women was held in Ottawa.

1991 - Brett Hull, of the St. Louis Blues, became the third National Hockey League (NHL) player to score 80 goals in a season.

1991 - NFL owners voted to take the 1993 Super Bowl away from the city of Phoenix because Arizona didn't recognize Martin Luther King Day.

1995 - Michael Jordan returned to the Chicago Bulls after nearly two years of retirement. He scored 19 points in the loss to the Indiana Pacers. The game, televised on NBC, was the most watched regular season game in NBA history with an estimated 35 million viewers.

2010 - Paul Kariya (St. Louis Blues) scored his 400th career goal. 


The last episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" aired on this date in 1977.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00pm EDT

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Port Huron Fighting Falcons 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- March Auto Club Race at Auto Club Speedway 5:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Port Huron Fighting Falcons 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway 3:00pm EDT


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

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