Wednesday, March 4, 2015

It's Wednesday

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


Today is March 4th, the 63rd day of 2015. There are 302 days left in the year.


Panthers' Luongo leaves, returns after Montoya injury.

Predators' Fisher enjoying new role as father.

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Today's Birthdays: Catherine O’Hara (Home Alone, A Mighty Wind) is 61. Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) is 57. Bobbi Kristina Brown is 22.


Tampa, FL. -- Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves in his first career shutout and Ryan Callahan scored his 20th goal of the season to help the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-0 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Amalie Arena on Tuesday.

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On this date in 1877, Emile Berliner invented the microphone.


Boston College Holds Top Spot in
USA Today/USAH Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Women's College Hockey Poll - Postseason #22

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1.Boston College, 187 (16)132-1-222
2.University of Minnesota, 164 (3)231-2-422
3.University of Wisconsin, 146326-6-422
4.Harvard University, 139423-5-322
5.Clarkson University, 106624-9-321
6.Quinnipiac University, 95526-7-321
7.Boston University, 74723-8-322
8.University of North Dakota, 65822-11-311
9.Cornell University, 34n/a18-10-312
10.University of Minnesota Duluth, 13920-12-517
Others Receiving Votes: Bemidji State University, 12; St. Lawrence University, 1.
Notes: ECAC Hockey and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association each have four ranked 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 ... This season's poll will conclude Monday, March 24, following the Women's Frozen Four in Minneapolis.
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.


WE LOSE SLEEP THIS WEEKEND - Reminder: Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday.


Mitchell inks longterm extension with Stampeders.

Argos add Bernard Scott to backfield.

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On this date in 1902, the American Automobile Association was founded in Chicago.


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

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The next Oreo flavor will be cotton candy. [Because how many times have you been eating an Oreo when you thought, “This would be so much better if only it had more sugar”?]


Corvallis, OR. -- Oregon State women’s basketball head coach Scott Rueck was named John R. Wooden Pac-12 Coach of the Year, and junior Ruth Hamblin is Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, the conference office announced today. Hamblin also earned All-Pac-12 honors, and was joined in the award by junior Jamie Weisner and sophomore Sydney Wiese.

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On this date in 1908, the New York board of education banned the act of whipping students in school.


Here's Jimmy!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a day with sun and upper 70s, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1993 - 
The Elvis Presley compilation album "The King of Rock 'n' Roll - The Complete 50's Masters" was named Best Reissue Album in Rolling Stone magazine's 1993 Music Awards Critic's Picks. 


A passenger plane narrowly escaped landing on a packed beach instead of its runway at Maho Beach on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. Low-landing planes are a regular occurrence but video this landing shows the plane coming in about as low as possible before touching the runway. In the video it would appear beach-goers could reach up and touch the landing gear of the huge passenger jet. | VIDEO


Today in Beatles History:

1966 - 
An interview with John Lennon was published by "The Evening Standard" in London. In the article Lennon said "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue that. I'm right and will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus right now." The comment resulted in worldwide Beatles record burnings. 

1996 - The remaining Beatles issued a statement that they had turned down an offer to tour together. The deal was offered at $225 million. 

1996 - The single "Real Love" was released in the U.K. The song was originally featured on Lennon's "Imagine" soundtrack.


Marijuana on the menu at KFC? Not likely. A story that began circulating on Tuesday afternoon created a bit of a frenzy, but the fact is, there’s no sign KFC will really be selling marijuana in its stores. A satirical website (Racket Report) announced that marijuana profits were hitting such high levels that KFC had decided to get in on the game. The story ain’t true.


Today in Sports History:

1913 - 
The New York Yankees traveled to Bermuda for spring practice. They were the first team to leave the U.S. to train. 

1930 - Emma Fahning became the first woman bowler to make a perfect score in competition sanctioned by the Women's International Bowling Congress. 

1970 - The New York Rangers set an NHL record of 126 games without being shutout. 

1981 - Guy LaFleur (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 1000th career point. 

1993 - ESPN formed "The V Foundation" with Jim Valvano. 

1993 - In New York, the first ESPY Awards were held.


Sony has sold 20.2 million PlayStation 4 videogame consoles, making the device the fastest-selling PlayStation system in the company’s history. The system is priced at $400, and launched November 2013.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30pm EST

Friday -- 

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Wichita Falls Wildcats 8:05pm EST

Saturday --

Nascar XFinity Series -- Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 4:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars 7:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Wichita Falls Wildcats 8:05pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3:30pm EDT


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

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