Friday, January 9, 2015

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

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

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

Selanne ready to have No. 8 retired by Ducks.

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

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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.

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

Read the rest here.

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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. ]

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Top 10 Plays of 2014.

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

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

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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.”

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

Read the rest here.

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

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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.

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Are we done yet?

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

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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."

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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.

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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.

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

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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. 

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

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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

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

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