Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It's Wednesday

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


Today is January 28th, the 28th day of 2015. There are 337 days left in the year.


Martin Brodeur to retire, join Blues front office.

Penguins acquire Lapierre from Blues for Goc.

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Today's Birthdays: Alan Alda is 79. Joey Fatone of ‘N Sync is 38. Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys is 35. Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) is 34. Ariel Winter (Modern Family) is 17.


Raleigh, NC. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning entered All-Star weekend at the top of the Eastern Conference standings with 64 points.

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On this date in 1973, CBS-TV debuted "Barnaby Jones."


Boston College No. 1 for 11th Straight Week in
USA Today/USAH Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Women's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #17

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1.Boston College, 190 (19)124-0-117
2.University of Minnesota, 171223-1-317
3.University of Wisconsin, 151319-4-317
4.Harvard University, 127514-3-217
5.Quinnipiac University, 111420-3-316
6.University of Minnesota Duluth, 91717-6-312
7.Boston University, 80616-6-217
8.Clarkson University, 60815-7-317
9.St. Lawrence University, 33n/a14-8-31
10.Cornell University, 22910-7-38
Others Receiving Votes: Mercyhurst University, 5; University of North Dakota, 4.
Notes: ECAC Hockey leads all women's conferences with five ranked teams. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three ranks teams, while the Hockey East Association has two ... A total of 12 schools received votes in this week's poll ... This season's previous polls can be found here.
About the Poll: The 18th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.


A Connecticut man was arrested for using his truck to tow kids on a sled down a snowy street at a high rate of speed. [What’s the point in being a kid in the snow if you can’t have fun with your completely irresponsible dad?]


Crompton looks to continue second half surge into 2015.

Chiles released: Set to become a free agent.

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A Chinese woman so disabled with cerebral palsy that she can only properly control her left foot has stunned the world by writing 60,000 words of a fiction novel using just her toes. The 21-year-old can comfortably manage 20 to 30 words a minute, and has finished the sixth chapter of her eight chapter book.


Tampa, FL. -- Dirk Koetter is confident he can help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers become relevant again.

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On this date in 1997, Clive Davis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Corvallis, OR. -- The Oregon State women’s basketball team jumped one spot in the USA Today/WBCA Coaches’ Poll, coming in at No. 7, the highest ranking in school history. The Beavers’ previous high was set last week, when the team came in at No. 8.

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On this date in 1999, Ford Motor Company announced the purchase of Sweden's Volvo AB for $6.45 billion..


It gets loud in here Daddy!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going to a special group meeting, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
Elvis Presley appeared on the Dorsey brothers' "Stage Show." It was Elvis' first network television appearance. 

1963 - Production began on the Elvis Presley film "Fun In Acapulco." 

1970 - "From Elvis In Memphis" was certified gold by the RIAA. 

2005 - Lisa Marie Presley's single "Dirty Laundry" was played on AOL's First Listen. 


For its “Band of Bands” advertising campaign, Newcastle Ale convinced 37 smallish brands to pool their marketing dollars together to collectively pay for a very expensive Super Bowl 49 ad. | VIDEO


Today in Beatles History:

1992 - 
George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" was released on compact disc. The album was originally released on May 30, 1973. 


When Facebook and Instagram went down for a bit Tuesday night, some in California panicked and called 911.


Today in Sports History:

1904 - 
The University of Chicago awarded blankets with the letter C to all seniors that played football during the 1903 season. This event marked the beginning of the sports letter tradition. 

1922 - The National Football League franchise in Decatur, IL, transferred to Chicago. The team took the name Chicago Bears. 

1948 - Max Bentley (Chicago Blackhawks) scored 4 goals and his brother Doug assisted on all of them. Doug also had a goal in the game. 

1957 - The Brooklyn Dodgers announced that circus clown Emmett Kelly had been hired to entertain fans at baseball games. 

1958 - Roy Campanella (Brooklyn Dodgers) was seriously injured in an auto accident in New York. He would never return to play again. 

1990 - Aaron Neville sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXIV. Joe Montana got his third MVP award. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 55-10. 

1996 - Diana Ross performed as the featured halftime performer at Super Bowl XXX in Tempe, AZ. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17. It was the fifth Super Bowl for the Cowboys. 

2003 - The WNBA announced that Connecticut had been awarded a franchise for the 2003 season. The team, the Connecticut Sun, was the first WNBA team to be owned by a non-NBA owner (the Mohegan Sun). 


Chris Pratt is reportedly being considered for Indiana Jones. Pratt’s rep and Disney have not addressed the rumor.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:00pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 5:00pm 

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets 7:00pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 8:00am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 11:00am EST


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

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