Friday, January 23, 2015

It's Friday












It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is January 23rd, the 23rd day of 2015. There are 342 days left in the year.

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Murray could leave Ottawa GM job after season: report.

NHL, NHLPA partner with GoPro to deliver hockey fans unique perspectives of the game.

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

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The big talk about American Sniper is the fake plastic baby. [But don’t laugh. That baby just signed a deal to be the next relative kidnapped in a Liam Neeson movie.]

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Tampa, FL. -- In another life, Mark Barberio might have made a great airplane pilot.

Read the rest here.

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Birthday Frosting Filled Chips Ahoy were a nice start, but Nabisco’s been hiding a much more enticing cake cookie up its sleeve. On Tuesday they announced the launch of the Red Velvet Oreo, a red-tinged treat that’s got cream cheese-flavored stuffing in the middle. Rumors have been swirling about Red Velvet Oreos for months, but the brand just now confirmed them.

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Cortez headlines Tedford's new-look coaching staff.

McDaniel extends with Stampeders.

Please visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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Get ready to see less “news” stories about Santa Claus truthers and dinosaur sightings in Utah filling your Facebook feed. The social media platform announced Tuesday that it is making a concerted effort to decrease the number of hoaxes and misleading stories in users’ News Feeds.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to revamp their offensive staff, adding Mike Bajakian as quarterbacks coach.

Read the rest here.

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Get ready to see less “news” stories about Santa Claus truthers and dinosaur sightings in Utah filling your Facebook feed. The social media platform announced Tuesday that it is making a concerted effort to decrease the number of hoaxes and misleading stories in users’ News Feeds.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Oregon State’s incredible home-court run continued unabated on Thursday night as the Beavers knocked off UCLA 66-55 to remain undefeated at Gill Coliseum.

Read the rest here.

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An Irish teenager who got stuck in an air vent and had to be rescued by emergency services appeared in an Australian court Tuesday. The 18-year-old was allegedly trying to gain access to a night club after having earlier been refused entry by bouncers. He tried climbing into the night club in the vent and became stuck.

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Thanks for the ice cream Daddy!

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

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - 
Elvis Presley recorded the song "King Creole." The single was released in July 1958.

1986 - Elvis Presley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Julian and Sean Lennon were his presenters. 

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Now that anyone who wanted to see The Interview has already paid to see it — either in theaters or online — Netflix announced Tuesday that it will be available to it subscribers beginning Saturday. Streaming will only be available in the U.S. and Canada, so the rest of the world should consider itself lucky.

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Today in Beatles History:

2001 - 
George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass" was released remastered and with extra tracks. 

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On this date in 1943, Duke Ellington and the band played for a black-tie crowd at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

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Today in Sports History:

1879 - 
The National Archery Association was organized in Crawfordsville, IN. 

1944 - The Detroit Red Wings set record for the most goals, most consecutive goals and most points in a game. The Red Wings beat the New York Rangers 15-0 and had a total of 37 assists. 

1950 - NFL owners approved the unlimited substitution rule that had been used on a trial basis for 1949. 

1966 - The Detroit Red Wings ended a streak of 47 straight wins when leading after two periods. The streak started on November 21, 1964. 

1982 - Diana Ross performed the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XVI. 

1985 - O.J. Simpson became the first Heisman Trophy winner to be elected to pro football’s Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. 

1988 - At the Quaker State Open, Bob Benoit won a $100,000 bonus and became the first bowler to win a televised tournament by rolling a perfect 300 game. 

2002 - The NHL fined Theo Fleury (New York Rangers) $1,000 for making an obscene gesture to fans after a game the night before.

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On this date in 1977, the TV mini-series "Roots," began airing on ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 3:00pm EST

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

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