Friday, March 20, 2015

It's Friday

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


Today is March 20th, the 79th day of 2015. There are 286 days left in the year.


Panthers' Jagr passes Esposito with 718th NHL goal.

Rangers' Lundqvist to return 'when the time is right.'

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Today's Birthdays: Director Spike Lee is 58. Holly Hunter (Saving Grace) is 57. Model Kathy Ireland is 52. Bianca Lawson (Pretty Little Liars) is 36.


Tampa, FL. -- When Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat was diagnosed with a lower-body injury last Thursday, the initial timeline for his return was two to three weeks.

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Alex Winter, the Bill in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, says another Bill & Ted movie is “really close.” The former actor, who’s now a director and is promoting a film at SXSW, told an audience this week: “We’re really close [to doing another film]. We’re just about there. In Hollywood parlance, [that] means we’ll either be shooting soon, or it’s never going to happen.”


Esks' QB White calls it a career.

Hazelton signing adds to Argos' receiver competition.

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SPRING IS HERE - Spring begins today (Friday, 6:45p ET).


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made their fourth free-agent signing of the offseason Thursday, coming to terms with former Cowboys defensive back Sterling Moore.

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When a lawyer stood up in a Connecticut courtroom a bag of marijuana fell out of his back pocket. [So, like any good lawyer he’s suing his pants manufacturer for a wardrobe malfunction.]


Greenboro, NC. -- Finishing nearly 20 places higher in the event than she did in 2014, Sammy Harrison finished 26th in the 500 Freestyle Thursday at the NCAA Championships. Harrison stopped the clock with a time of 4:42.83.

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People with ears that stick out may feel self-conscious about how others perceive them. But according to a new study (Cantonal Hospital, Switzerland), while strangers do notice the ears they don’t make negative personality judgments based on them


Look how high I can go Daddy.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching endless hi-lites of March Madness, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1960 - 
Elvis Presley began his first post-Army recording. In Nashville, he recorded "A Mess of Blues." 

1964 - The principal photography for the Elvis Presley movie "Roustabout" began. 

1965 - Elvis Presley's single "Do The Clam" hit #19 in the U.K. 


Elizabeth Sullivan of Forth Worth, Texas, says she has one doctor to thank for her long life — Dr Pepper. She fell in love with the soft drink’s trademark “23 flavors” when she was in her sixties and now drinks three a day.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
The Beatles appeared on ITV's live "Ready Steady Go!" show. 

1965 - The Beatles single "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" hit #39 in the U.S. 

1967 - The Beatles single "Penny Lane" was certified gold by the RIAA. 

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married in Gibraltar. 

1972 - Ringo Starr released "Back Off, Boogaloo." 

1995 - "Baby It's You," by the Beatles, was released. 

2003 - It was announced that Paul McCartney would be playing his first concert in Russia on May 24, 2003. The show was planned as an open-air gig in Moscow's Red Square.


Emergency services came to the rescue after 4½ tons of live catfish slipped out of the back of a truck in China. In an effort to keep the fish alive hoses were used and then a bulldozer was commandeered to help scoop them up and get them back on board the truck.


Today in Sports History:

1897 - 
The first intercollegiate basketball game that used five players per team was held. The contest was Yale versus Pennsylvania. Yale won by a score of 32-10. 

1911 - The National Squash Tennis Association was formed in New York City. 

1914 - The first international figure skating championship was held in New Haven, CT. 

1918 - The Toronto Arenas beat the Vancouver Millionaires to become the first NHL team to compete in the Stanley Cup Finals. 

1948 - The University of Michigan beat Dartmouth to win the first NCAA men's hockey championship. 

1968 - Wilt Chamberlain became the first center in NBA history to lead the league with assists. He ended the season with 702 for an average of 8.6. 

1971 - For the first time in NHL history two brothers faced each other in goal. Ken Dryden (Montreal Canadiens) beat Dave Dryden (Buffalo Sabres) 5-2. 

1981 - NFL owners adopted a disaster plan for re-stocking a team should a club be involved in a fatal accident. 

1989 - It was announced that Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose was under investigation. 

1990 - The Los Angeles Lakers retired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33. 

1992 - Kenny Bernstein became the first drag racer to break the 300mph barrier. He averaged 301.7mph in a qualifying run at the National Hot Rod Association's Gatornationals. 

2004 - Wade Belak (Toronto Maple Leafs) slashed Ossi Vaananen (Colorado Avalanche) in the face. Belak was later suspended by the NHL for 8 games for attempt to injure. 

2005 - LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) became the youngest NBA player, at age 20 years and 80 days, to score 50 points in a game (56). The Cavaliers lost the game to the Toronto Raptors 105-98. The 56-point performance by James was a franchise record. 

2005 - Major league baseball players and owners agreed to remove fines as a possible discipline for positive testing of steroids. This left suspensions as the only punishment.


The new Avengers: Age of Ultron TV ad is the best teaser yet for the movie, which comes out in May. | LINK


Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Lone Star Brahmas 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

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

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Lone Star Brahmas 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

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

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 5:00pm EDT


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

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