Thursday, January 15, 2015

It's Thursday

It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....


Today is January 15th, the 15th day of 2015. There are 350 days left in the year.


Wild acquire goaltender Dubnyk from Coyotes.

Blues goalie Brodeur granted leave of absence.

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Today's Birthdays: Chad Lowe is 47. NFL quarterback Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) is 36. Rapper Pitbull is 34. Electronic musician Skrillex is 27.


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning haven't lost three straight all season and are returning home to face a lowly opponent enduring the longest road slide in franchise history.

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On this date in 1974, "Happy Days" premiered on ABC-TV.


Stamps continue to ink potential FAs; re-sign Love.

Vanstone: Roughriders shouldn't break the bank for Heenan.

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VH1 Classic will air a 19-day marathon of Saturday Night Live episodes. That’s 433 hours of SNL. [Or about 50 funny sketches.]


Tampa, FL. -- Wednesday’s news that Marcus Mariota is declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft is no surprise. It also is good news for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Snapchat is asking brands for $750,000 a day for its new ads. Snapchat only started running ads late last year, with its first coming from Universal Pictures for the film Ouija. Since that launch, McDonald’s, Samsung, Macy’s and Electronic Arts have been early Snapchat sponsors, paying for “Snaps” — quick videos and photos — that show up in users’ Recent Updates feed.


Corvallis, OR. --The No. 9/9 Oregon State women’s basketball team (14-1, 4-0 Pac-12) returns home this week for a pair of contests against the Washington schools. The two-game swing begins on Friday, when the Beavers host Washington State (10-5, 1-3).

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, police arrested a man who allegedly robbed a Walgreens by throwing rubbing alcohol on a store clerk.


Jimmy poses inside Amalie Arena.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as your son eating a good breakfast at school, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1955 - 
Elvis Presley performed at the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, LA. He performed "Hearts Of Stone," "That's All Right, Mama" and "Tweedle Dee." "Colonel" Tom Parker was in the audience and witnessed Elvis for the first time. 

1958 - Elvis Presley recorded "Trouble" and "Hard Headed Woman."


The Oscar nominations will be announced this morning (Thursday).


Today in Beatles History:

1971 - 
The George Harrison single "My Sweet Lord" was released in Britain. 

1991 - Sean Lennon's remake of his father's "Give Peace A Chance" was released to coincide with the United Nation's midnight deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. The lyrics were updated to reflect concerns of the 1990's. 

2008 - Ringo Starr's album "Liverpool 8" was released.


The Razzies honor the worst in film. Here are the Worst Picture nominees, announced Wednesday: Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas; Left Behind; The Legend of Hercules; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Transformers: Age of Extinction. The “winners” will be announced February 21.


Today in Sports History:

1892 - 
In Springfield, MA, the rules of "basketball" by James Naismith were printed in the "Triangle" newspaper. 

1934 - Babe Ruth signed a 1934 contract for $35,000. 

1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave baseball the approval to play despite World War II. He encouraged night games so that war workers could attend. 

1958 - The New York Yankees announced that they would televise 140 games in the 1958 season. 

1967 - The first National Football League Super Bowl was played. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs (of the American Football League) with a final score of 35-10. The game was televised by both CBS and NBC and was not a sell out. 

1968 - Bill Masterson (Minnesota North Stars) died of a brain injury that he had suffered two days earlier in a game against the Oakland Seals. He was the first casualty in the NHL. 

1978 - The Super Bowl was played indoors for the first time. The game was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Denver Broncos 27-10. 

1990 - Don Nelson became the second man in NBA history to appear in 1,000 games as a head coach and as a player. Lenny Wilkins was the first to achieve the record. 

1997 - Dennis Rodman (Chicago Bulls) kicked cameraman Eugene Amosin in the groin. 

1997 - The Seattle Supersonics set an NBA record with 27 steals against the Toronto Raptors. 

2001 - An anonymous bidder paid just over $3 million for a baseball. The ball was the 70th home run ball hit by Mark McGwire. 

2002 - Seven minority players took part in an NHL game between the St. Louis Blues and the Edmonton Oilers. The record number of minority skaters included Edmonton's Anson Carter, Georges Laraque, Sean Brown and Mike Grier and St. Louis' Jamal Mayers, Fred Brathwaite and Bryce Salvador. 


On this date in 1986, President Reagan signed legislation making Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a national holiday to be celebrated on the third Monday of January.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers 7:30pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Corpus Christi IceRays 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche 7:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Corpus Christi IceRays 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 1:30pm EST


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

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