Thursday, February 19, 2015

It's Thursday

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


Today is February 19th, the 50th day of 2015. There are 315 days left in the year.


Injuries up front could lead Jets to seek further help.

John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge, Kris Allen and Symphony Silicon Valley to perform at 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series.

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Today's Birthdays: Smokey Robinson is 75. Jeff Daniels (Newsroom, Dumb & Dumber movies) is 60. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is 56. Seal is 52. Benicio Del Toro is 48.


Anaheim, CA. -- There was no magic button for the Tampa Bay Lightning to push after they were outplayed in the first period Wednesday. To hear captain Steven Stamkos tell it, it was an unspoken mandate to get back to their skating game.

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Today is Double Lunch Day. The lunch break is one of the best parts of the day, so today take two — an early lunch and a late lunch.


The USPHL Empire South playoffs begin this afternoon, as the Tampa Bay Juniors host the Florida Eels at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex. The best-of-three series sees games today and tomorrow at 5:00pm EST, with game three, if necessary, set for 8:45pm Saturday night. All games can be seen on


On this date in 1807, former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested in Alabama. He was later tried and acquitted on charges of treason.


CFL mourns the passing of Hall of Famer John Barrow.

Stampeders bring back Crapigna; sign Wiggan and Mouton.

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On this date in 1922, Ed Wynn became the first big-name, vaudeville talent to sign on as a radio talent.


Tampa, FL. -- Here's a sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.

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To raise money for charity a man is listening to Nickelback nonstop for 168 hours. [Couldn’t he think of something easier like bullfighting?]


Corvallis, OR. -- Beavers Back At Gill To Battle No. 9 Utah

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On this date in 1953, the State of Georgia approved the first literature censorship board in the U.S. Newspapers were excluded from the new legislation.


Jimmy opens the toy he got with his Happy Meal.


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


Today in Elvis History:

1969 - 
Elvis Presley recorded the song "Kentucky Rain." 

1971 - Elvis Presley hit himself in the mouth with a microphone and chipped a tooth. The cause was a fan that had rushed on stage. 

1974 - Lisa Marie Presley had a tonsillectomy. 

2010 - In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil's "Viva ELVIS" production world premiered at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter. 


The food industry has long known that three daily meals are out, and a procession of snacks from midday to midnight is in. And now the pet food industry is getting onboard. And why not. Snacking for Americans is a $1.2 trillion business that has historically grown about 6% a year. So it only makes sense to create snacks for pets and then market them like crazy to pet owners.


Today in Beatles History:

1971 - 
Paul McCartney released "Another Day" in the U.K. 

1981 - George Harrison was ordered to pay ABKCO Music the sum of $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" between his song, "My Sweet Lord" and the Chiffons "He's So Fine." 

2002 - George Harrison's former brother-in-law was barred from selling Beatle's memorabilia. Carl Roles was accused of stealing boxes of clothing, records and other memorabilia from Harrison's Los Angeles home in the 1970's. Roles attempted to sell the items the day after Harrison died.


The beloved children’s book author Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, died in 1991, but he’s got a new book coming out in July. What Pet Should I Get? is believed to have been written between 1958 and 1962, and features the same brother and sister from the 1960 book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.


Today in Sports History:

1935 - 
Lou Gehrig signed a contract with the New York Yankees for $30,000. 

1942 - The New York Yankees announced that they would admit 5,000 uniformed servicemen free to each of their home ball games during the coming season. 

1946 - Danny Gardella became the first major league player to go to the Mexican League. 

1965 - The NFL began using six officials during games. 

1977 - Rod Gilbert (New York Rangers) scored his 1,000th point. 

1996 - Charles Barkley (Phoenix Suns) got his 10,000th career rebound. He became only the 10th NBA player to reach 20,000 points and 10,000 rebounds in a career. 

1996 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the second youngest NHL goaltender and 12th overall to reach 300 career victories.  


Bacon lovers, listen up: Little Caesars is introducing a new crust that will blend chewy, cheese pizza and crispy bacon. The company announced Wednesday it is introducing Bacon Wrapped Crust Deep Deep Dish pizza on February 23.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

USPHL Empire Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:00pm EST (Game One)

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Budweiser Duel #1 at Daytona International Speedway 7:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Budweiser Duel #2 at Daytona International Speedway 8:30pm EST

Friday --

USPHL Empire Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:00pm EST (Game Two)

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Odessa Jackalopes 8:05pm EST

Saturday --

Nascar XFinity Series -- Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway 3:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Arizona Coyotes 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Odessa Jackalopes 8:05pm EST

USPHL Empire Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:45pm EST (Game Three - If necessary)

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway 1:00pm EST

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


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

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