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Anniversary of the day

Anniversary of the day

Today, local hockey fans can wish the Tampa Bay Lightning a happy birthday. It was 20 years ago today — Dec. 6, 1990 — that the National Hockey League granted a conditional franchise to Phil Esposito and the Tampa Bay area. The city of Ottawa also was awarded a franchise. After some trouble putting together the finances, the Lightning finally began play during the 1992-93 NHL season.

Joke of the day

"Friends say Eva Longoria could never have imagined that her husband, NBA star Tony Parker, would cheat on her. He's an NBA star. Apparently, she is new to our planet.''

Jay Leno, host of the Tonight Show

Numbers of the day

Ever wonder how many homes ESPN reaches? According to Sports Business Daily, ESPN, in December, reached just fewer than 100 million homes, around 99,844,000. ESPN2 reached around 99,723,000. Those two led sports cable channels. They were followed by Golf Channel (83,189,000), Speed (77,236,000) and Versus (75,187,000).

Anniversary of the day 12/05/10 [Last modified: Sunday, December 5, 2010 10:14pm]
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