Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It's Wednesday












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

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Today is March 26th, the 85th day of 2014. There are 280 days left in the year.

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Penguins' Malkin out 2-3 weeks with foot injury.

Choices abound for Central Scouting's No. 1 ranking.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is 84; Leonard Nimoy is 83; Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is 66; Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) is 54; Keira Knightley (Atonement, Pirate of the Caribbean movies) is 29.

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Tampa, FL. -- Newly signed free agent forward, Cody Kunyk, may have been used to being in the upper echelon of hockey in the college ranks, but his first practice with the Tampa Bay Lightning quickly brought him back to the days of being a rookie.

Read the rest here.

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The TV movie "Marcus Welby" was seen on ABC-TV on this date in 1969. It was later turned into a series.

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Video: McGill's Briggs No Longer Flying Under the Radar.

Combine: Bishop's receiver Fox says he's 'the real deal'.

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

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While gathered in the Netherlands, the leaders of the world's leading countries played a nuclear war game. [They couldn't find the Scrabble board.]

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Tampa, FL. — Buccaneers new HC Lovie Smith mentioned on Wednesday that a contract extension for DT Gerald McCoy is a “priority” for them.

Read the rest here.

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Last year was a record year for the marathon, according to Running USA's Annual Marathon Report. Approximately 541,000 runners completed one of 1,100 26.2-mile events across the United States in 2013. That's up from 487,000 finishers in 2012. (Keep in mind, however, that one runner can count for more than one finish.)

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Jimmy says "It's time to go to the parade Daddy!"

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much as sleeping in on a Wednesday morning, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1953 - 
Elvis Presley visited the Tennessee State Employment Security Office. The interviewer noted that Elvis was "rather flashily dressed 'playboy' type."

1956 - Elvis Presley was at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles to screen-test for producer Hal Wallis.

1960 - The TV special "Welcome Home Elvis" was recorded in Miami Beach, FL. The show was hosted by Frank Sinatra.

1962 - Elvis Presley reported to the studio to begin work on the "Girls! Girls! Girls!" soundtrack.

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Checked in on Facebook? Then you're among the many being blamed for $260 million a day in lost productivity, according to a study (of 3,500 UK companies). The study concludes that 233 million hours a month are squandered because employees are "wasting time" on social networking sites.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
Pete Best (Beatles) appeared live on the TV show "I've Got a Secret." 

1966 - The Beatles posed for the cover of "Yesterday...and Today."

1966 - The Beatles single "Nowhere Man" hit #3 in the U.S.

1966 - Peter & Gordon's single "Woman" hit #22 in the U.K. The song was written by Paul McCartney under the pseudonym Bernard Webb.   

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Police in one German town are on the lookout for a nude man who was spotted taking a stroll with two dogs on Monday. The suspect is tall with thin hair who is believed to be in his 50s. And he's probably nude.

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Today in Sports History:

1931 - Boston Bruins coach Art Ross became the first NHL coach to pull his goalie for an extra attacker. The Bruins lost to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals.

1972 - The Los Angeles Lakers broke a National Basketball Association record by winning 69 of their 82 games.

1986 - Neal Broten (Minnesota North Stars) became the first U.S.-born player to score 100 points in a season.

1992 - In Indianapolis, heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was found guilty of rape. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison. He only served three.

1995 - An opera based on the life of tennis player Martina Navratilova premiered at New York's Carnegie Hall.

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"Cannon" premiered on CBS-TV as a movie on this date in 1971. It was turned into a series later in the year.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Aberdeen Wings 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 7:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Aberdeen Wings 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:00pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at the Streets of St. Petersburg -- 3:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings 5:00pm EDT

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

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