Friday, January 9, 2015

It's Friday

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


Today is January 9th, the 9th day of 2015. There are 356 days left in the year.


Longtime NHL forward J.P. Parise dies at 73.

Selanne ready to have No. 8 retired by Ducks.

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Today's Birthdays: Guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is 71. J.K. Simmons (Farmers Insurance commercials, Spider-Man movies, Law & Order) is 60. Singer Dave Matthews is 48. A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys is 37. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is 34.


Tampa, FL. -- Bolts look to continue hot streak versus Sabres.

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Authorities in Scotland are looking for the person who abandoned a dog at a train station along with a small suitcase of his doggie belongings. [This sounds eerily familiar to the way an old girlfriend once got rid of me. ]


Top 10 Plays of 2014.

Perrett inks new deal with Als; team signs Phillip Blake.

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A Pittsburgh restaurant just banished tips and started paying its employees a $35,000 salary with benefits. The restaurant, Bar Marco, is giving its workers health care, 500 shares in the company, and paid vacation. Bar Marco co-owner Robert Fry says, “America needs to realize that working in the restaurant industry is an occupation.”


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quickly found themselves a new offensive coordinator, and one that's quite familiar with the NFC South.

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On this date in 1861, the state of Mississippi seceded from the United States.


Corvallis, OR. --Oregon State University head football coach Gary Andersen announced Thursday that quarterback Seth Collins has signed a financial aid agreement to join the Beavers’ program. Collins has been admitted to OSU and began classes this week.

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On this date in 1902, New York State introduced a bill to outlaw flirting in public.


Are we done yet?


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a Rob Lowe DirecTV commercial, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1971 - 
Elvis Presley was presented an award by The American Junior Chamber of Commerce for being one of the "10 Outstanding Young Men of America."


A 7-year-old boy in China was found driving a three-wheeler. With his dad on the back. His drunk, unconscious dad. The boy drove 12 miles to fetch his father, who had passed out after a heavy drinking session.


Today in Beatles History:

1975 - 
A judge ruled that the Beatles were officially dissolved. It had been five years since the Beatles had recorded together.


Game of Thrones,” “Veep” and “Silicon Valley” will return to HBO on April 12. All three shows will span 10 episodes.


Today in Sports History:

1918 - 
The NHL announced a new rule that permitted goaltenders to leave their feet while making a save. Previously a penalty was called if a goalie sat or lay on the ice to stop the puck. 

1930 - The Boston Bruins set an NHL record with 14 straight wins. 

1952 - Jackie Robinson became the highest paid player in Brooklyn Dodger history. 

1954 - Bert Olmstead (Montreal Canadiens) tied an NHL record when he scored 8 points in a game. 

1962 - The NFL banned the grabbing of face masks. 

1972 - The Los Angeles Lakers ended their 33 game winning streak. 

1972 - The 2,000,0000th NBA point was scored. 

1973 - The Philadelphia 76ers began a 20 game losing streak. 

1977 - Super Bowl XI set a pro attendance record with 103,438. The NBC telecast was viewed by 81.9 million. 

1981 - Hockey Hall of Famer, Phil Esposito, announced that he would retire as a hockey player after the New York Rangers-Buffalo Sabres hockey game. The game ended in a tie. 

1984 - Pascual Perez (Atlanta Braves) was arrested for cocaine possession in his native Dominican Republic. 

1991 - A special committee of Major League Baseball authorities officially banned Pete Rose from being elected into the Hall of Fame. 

1997 - Former Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall was sentenced to five years, 10 months in prison and ordered to repay five-million dollars after being convicted more than two years ago on bank fraud and conspiracy charges. 

1998 - The "Hockey News" magazine selected Wayne Gretzky as the best NHL player ever. 

2004 - Brian Boucher (Phoenix Coyotes) set a new NHL record with his fifth consecutive shutout. The total time of the streak was 325 minutes and 45 seconds. 

2005 - Randy Moss (Minnesota Vikings) pretended to pull down his pants and moon the Green Bay Packer crowd during a playoff win. On January 13 the NFL fined Moss $10,000 for the act. 


IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - Taken (PG-13) and Selma (PG-13).


Coming Up:

Tonight --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Islanders Hockey Club 8:30am EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Junior Bruins 1:20pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Bay State Breakers 6:20pm EST

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

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Lone Star Brahmas 8:30pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs P.A.L. Junior Islanders 9:50pm EST

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Lone Star Brahmas 8:30pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Adirondack Wings 8:30pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Jersey Hitmen 9:10pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Rochester Junior Americans 7:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Junior Bruins 10:10am EST


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

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