Friday, March 13, 2015

It's Friday

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


Today is March 13th, the 72nd day of 2015. There are 293 days left in the year.


Islanders' Boychuk agrees to terms on new contract.

Tampa Bay Lightning struck by injury bug.

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Today's Birthdays: William H. Macy (Fargo, Shameless) is 65. Dana Delaney (Body of Proof) is 59. Bassist Adam Clayton of U2 is 55. Rapper-actor Common (Selma) is 43.


Boston, MA. -- TD Garden in Boston continues to be a house of horror for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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David Hasselhoff has been added to the cast of Sharknado 3. The Hoff will play Gilbert Shepard, the father of Ian Ziering’s Fin Shepard.


The Tampa Bay Juniors saw their season come to an end Thursday in a pair of losses, 4-0 to the Boston Junior Bruins and 11-1 to the Syracuse Stars.

In the game against the Bruins, Michael Moran and Dan Ferri scored first period goals to stake Boston to a 2-0 lead. Tommy Bishop scored in the second period and Moran again in the third, giving the Junior Bruins the 4-0 win. Michael Krch made 46 saves for Tampa Bay and Ian Milosz stopped all 34 shots for Boston. The Juniors were 0-for-2 on the power play and 2-of-2 on the penalty kill.

In Thursday's nightcap, the Syracuse Stars rolled to an 11-1 win. No stats were available for that game.

The Stars will play the Junior Bruins in the final Friday afternoon at 1:50pm EDT on


On this date in 1951, the comic strip "Dennis the Menace" appeared for the first time in newspapers across the country.


Shomari to Stamps; Calgary inks former first overall pick.

Riders sign quarterback Brett Smith.

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It's Friday the 13th -- again. This is the second of three Friday the 13ths of 2015. The third comes in November..


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

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There’s been a rash of pro football players announcing early retirement. They want to call it quits before they suffer serious injury. [Are you listening, Madonna?]


Phoenix, AZ. -- Oregon State jumps into Pac-12 Conference action when the Beavers visit Arizona State in a three-game series. The opener is slated for 6:30 p.m. PT on Friday at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

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Archaeologists have unearthed a 250-year-old pretzel in Germany (Bavaria) — possibly the oldest example of the knotted dough ever found in Europe. Carbon dating showed the pretzel was made between 1700 and 1800.


Jimmy watches the Lightning Guys.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching puppies play with each other, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1933 - 
Song writer Mike Stoller was born in Long Island, NY. 

1956 - The "Elvis Presley" album was released. 

1969 - The Elvis Presley movie "Charro" opened in the U.S. 


Now raising funds on Kickstarter: The PancakeBot, which lets you “print” out pancakes into just about any design you can imagine. | LINK

… Software allows you to design your own pancake by tracing any image right on your computer. The software creates the file and the PancakeBot does the rest.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
The Beatles filmed the "Can't Buy Me Love" sequence for the film "A Hard Day's Night." 

1965 - The Beatles single "Eight Days A Week" hit #1 in the U.S. 

1986 - "The Beatles Live - Ready Steady Go" video was certified platinum by the RIAA.


Police (in Wilkes-Barre) say a Pennsylvania man dropped to the ground and rolled around in dog waste to avoid being arrested for public drunkenness, but he was taken into custody anyway


Today in Sports History:

1878 - 
The first collegiate golf match was played between Oxford and Cambridge. 

1894 - J.L. Johnstone invented the Horse Racing's starting gate. 

1954 - Bobby Thomson (Milwaukee Braves) broke his ankle sliding into a base during a spring training game. The Braves replaced him with a rookie named Hank Aaron. 

1955 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard (Montreal Canadiens) was ejected from a game for fighting. Three days later, NHL commissioner Clarence Campbell suspended Richard for the rest of the season. Campbell's decision resulted in seven hours of looting and destruction of property. 

1960 - The NFL's Chicago Cardinals transferred to St. Louis. 

1983 - Randy Smith's NBA consecutive game streak ended at 906 games. 

1992 - Chick Hearn, broadcaster for the Los Angeles Lakers, called his 2,500th consecutive Laker game. The streak began in November of 1965. 

1993 - Oksana Bayul became the youngest world champion when she won the world figure skating championship at age 15. 

1999 - A.C. Green (Dallas Mavericks) played in his 1,000th consecutive game. 

1999 - Phil Housley (Calgary Flames) became the American all-time points leader in the NHL when he reached 1,066. He passed Joe Mullen who had 1,063. 

2002 - Former NFL player Jim Brown began a six-month jail sentence for vandalizing his wife's car. Brown had refused to undergo court-ordered counseling and community service. 

2007 - Mike Modano (Dallas Stars) scored his 500th career goal.


The world stopped for a brief moment on Thursday after Disney officially announced plans to produce a sequel to Frozen. The first film’s directors (Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck) are developing the project. A release date and production details are yet to be announced.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Amarillo Bulls 8:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Xfinity Series -- Axalta Faster Tougher Brighter 200 at Phoenix International Raceway 4:00pm  

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets 7:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Amarillo Bulls 8:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:30pm EDT


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

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