Saturday, March 21, 2015

It's Saturday

It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....


Today is March 21st, the 80th day of 2015. There are 285 days left in the year.


Jakaitis sets ECHL record with fourth straight shutout.

Oilers' Hall could return to lineup Saturday vs. Flyers.

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


Tampa, FL. -- Alex Killorn scored the game-winning goal at 10:31 of the third period to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Amalie Arena on Friday.

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3,500: Hours that went into assembling Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show lion.


Checking Down: Draft chat, free agency and more.

Macho Signing: Harris re-ups with Riders.

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A toddler in China is doing fine after doctors removed part of a chopstick stuck in his brain. [Along with several packets of soy sauce.]


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

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Have you seen the new Netflix comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt about a woman who spent 15 years in a cult? It was created by Tina Fey. [And Katie Holmes.]


Corvallis, OR. -- The Oregon State women’s basketball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the season year in a row and for the third time in history on Friday with a 74-62 victory over South Dakota State before a Gill Coliseum crowd of 3,706.

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The NCAA has imposed penalties on the Syracuse men’s basketball program for letting the players’ homework be done by the team receptionist. [And in crucial late game situations she even took foul shots.]


Look at me climb Daddy.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a southern day trip, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1964 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Kissin' Cousins" hit #12 in the U.S. 

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "Kentucky Rain" hit #16 in the U.S. The song was written by Eddie Rabbit. 

1970 - Elvis Presley's "Don't Cry Daddy" hit #8 in the U.K. 

1981 - An updated version of Elvis Presley's album "Guitar Man" hit #43 in the U.K. 


Hall and Oats is suing a cereal company for its product, Haulin’ Oats. [They’re suing for copyright infringement and bad punning.]


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
The Beatles single "She Loves You" hit #1 in the U.S. 

1964 - The Beatles single "I Saw Her Standing There" hit #14 in the U.S. 

1970 - The Beatles single "Let It Be" hit #2 in the U.K. 

1984 - Part of Central Park in New York was renamed Strawberry Fields in honor of John Lennon.


Someone in South Carolina has sneaked into chicken houses and killed over 300,000 chickens by diabolically raising the thermostat. [Authorities are looking for a weasel with an IT background. ]


Today in Sports History:

1946 - 
The Los Angeles Rams signed Kenny Washington. Washington was the first black player to join a National Football League team since 1933. 

1946 - The first Mexican League baseball game was played. 

1953 - The Boston Celtics beat Syracuse Nationals (111-105) in four overtimes to eliminate them from the Eastern Division Semifinals. A total of seven players (both teams combined) fouled out of the game. 

1968 - The new American League franchise in Kansas City, MO, took the nickname Royals.

1973 - Frank Mahovlich (Montreal Canadiens) became the 5th NHL player to score 500 career goals. 

1994 - Wayne Gretzky tied Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals. 

1994 - Michael Jordan was cut from the White Sox roster and was sent to their minor league club. 

2004 - In Philadelphia, Veterans Stadium was demolished. 

2004 - The NHL suspended Calgary Flames coach-general manager Darryl Sutter and forward Krzysztof Oliwa. Sutter was suspended for two games for player selection and team conduct in the final 2.5 seconds of the game. Oliwa was suspended for his conduct after being given a penalty for physical abuse of officials. The Flames lost to the Nashville Predators 3-1. 

2004 - Mark Messier (New York Rangers) was ejected after he spearing Martin Strbak (Pittsburgh Penguins). Messier was later suspended for two games by the NHL.


China is blocking distribution of a documentary about its severe air pollution problem. [They’re particularly upset that their air is being compared to Seth Rogen’s office.]


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nascar XFinity Series -- 300 at Auto Club Speedway 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

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings 2:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 6:05pm EDT


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

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