February 20, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
February 15 - 17, 2010

Last Update - February 20, 2010 at 4:22 PM EST

If you want to know what was going on in the first half of the week, use the links in this 'Reading And Viewing List' for February 15 through February 17, 2010 to visit interesting places and find out.

February 17, 2010

Bryzgalov: Salt Lake City games were much better organized
By tj at Alex Ovetjkin

The team Russia's Ilya Bryzgalov harshly criticized the organizers of Vancouver Olympic Games, reports Sovietsky Sport journalist Sergei Pryakhin.

"I am awfully disappointed with the organizers of Vancouver Olympic games. Let's start with the fact that you can't write your name anywhere, neither on the helmet or on the glove. I am surprised that they did allow it on your jersey. I'm not advertizing for anything!"...

Glenn Hughes On Black Country - "There Will Be Proper Touring"
By Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

Glenn Hughes recently had a lengthy conversation with Tony Conley of the Rock Guitar Daily online blog to talk about Black Country, his new band formed with drummer Jason Bonham,(Led Zeppelin, U.F.O., Foreigner) hard rockin' bluesman Joe Bonamassa and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)...

Mexico road position will lose us time, admits Hirvonen
Posted at WRC.com

The winner of the opening round of the 2010 World Rally Championship, Mikko Hirvonen, has admitted he will have a difficult time replicating his success on the second round of the series, Rally Mexico, which starts on 4 March.

As championship leader, the BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team driver will start Rally Mexico first in Friday's running order, and will face the worst of the event's notoriously loose gravel stage surface...

Anthony Hopkins On 'Thor' Role: 'I Don't Just Play A Father,
I Play The God-Father'

By Blair Marnell at MTV's Splash Page

Last month, director Kenneth Branagh’s highly anticipated “Thor” adaptation finally began principle photography. And while Marvel Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada has already claimed that "Thor" will "redefine the superhero genre", Anthony Hopkins found a more personal connection in the film's depiction of the family relationship between Odin, and his sons Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston)...

By Ted Leonsis at Ted's Take

My wife and I attended the USA vs. Russia woman’s hockey game yesterday. It was a blow out win for America 13 to 0. And it could have been 20 to 0. We played that well. There was no female equivalent for Alex Ovechkin on the Russian squad...

Olympic Men's Hockey - Day Two
By Hockey Mom at Musings Of A Hockey Mom

...If you were watching the Canada/Norway game, you had yet another opportunity to see NBC hockey analyst (or babbling talking head) Mike Milbury, dismiss the dazzling skill, leadership and star power of Alex Ovechkin for the umpteenth time. But this time, recently retired and outspoken NHL fan favorite Jeremy Roenick, came to the Great8's defense...

No surprises in Olympic hockey openers: USA, Canada, Russia
win easily

By Lindsay Applebaum at Capitals Insider

Here's today's Olympic-inspired roundup of links:

*Alex Ovechkin scored twice to lead Russia to an easy 8-2 victory over Latvia. Postgame notes, quotes and other hockey odds and ends can be found on on Heavy Medal, our Olympics blog...

Vancouver: Varlamov Critiques the Food, Semin Goes for a Joyride
By tuvanhillbilly at Japers' Rink

Sport-Express reporter Igor Rabiner caught up with some members of Team Russia yesterday and got some insight into the living conditions for the players. I hope Malkin's mom hurries up and gets there so they can have some decent food to eat. Those guys aren't going to win Gold on a belly full of Big Macs...

February 16, 2010

U.S. tops Switzerland in hockey, 3-1
By Barry Svrluga at Heavy Medal

The American men's hockey team opened the Olympics with about as strong a performance as could be expected, a 3-1 victory over Switzerland that featured a splendid performance from goaltender Ryan Miller -- the U.S.'s best hope to lead a medal run -- and an inspired performance from David Backes...

Glenn Hughes: ‘Black Country Is A Big Rock Statement’
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Talking to Dave Lewis of www.tightbutloose.co.uk, the bassist/vocalist says of his alliance with guitarist Joe Bonamassa, keyboard player Derek Sherinian and drummer Jason Bonham...

Russian documentary about Ovechkin
Posted by tj at Alex Ovetjkin

I believe this is part of documentary (2 of 4) about Russian hockey players because it is called "Millionaires on ice"...

'Raikkonen effect' rockets WRC figures to record highs
Posted at WRC.com

The start of the 2010 World Rally Championship season and the arrival of superstar driver Kimi Raikkonen have generated unprecedented online interest in the series around the globe.

Raikkonen's decision to turn his back on the F1 circuit in favour of a WRC season with Citroen has been one of the biggest stories of the year so far in his home country of Finland...

Abbey Road For Sale
By mdome at Classic Rock

Abbey Road Studios has been put up for sale...

Iron Maiden Finish New Album
By mdome at Classic Rock

Iron Maiden have finished recording their new album...

We'd welcome Gronholm back, says Ford team boss
Posted at WRC.com

The boss of Ford's WRC squad, Malcolm Wilson, believes his former team-leader Marcus Gronholm still has the pace that netted him two World Rally Championships and would welcome the Finn back to the team if he wanted to tackle more events...

A Simple Reminder for Jacques Rogge and the IOC
By Eric McErlain at Off Wing Opinion

The opening round of the men's side of the Olympic ice hockey tournament begins tomorrow, but the functionaries at the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the same folks who caved under pressure from China when it came to censoring Internet access in Beijing two years ago, just couldn't leave well enough alone when it came to U.S. goalie Jonathan Quick's helmet...

February 15, 2010

Rink Side Radio tonight from 9:30-10:30 featuring special guest Julie Chu!
By Joe Fortunato at From The Rink

Hey guys. Got an update for you all here. Rink Side Radio is on the air tonight from 9:30-10:30 because we are having on a major guest at 9:45. Julie Chu, co-captain of the USA women's hockey team...

Aerosmith To Play Download With Steven Tyler!
By gbarton at Classic Rock

Aerosmith have been added to the bill of Download 2010. What’s more, that’s Aerosmith with Steven Tyler!...

Contract Banter: One Swedish Superstar Getting a Big Raise
By CollegePucker at On Frozen Blog

With the NHL’s Olympic roster freeze in effect and the trade market on everyone’s minds, struggling and contract-strapped teams are likely to try and dump salary and expensive contracts off to contending teams chasing the Stanley Cup. The Washington Capitals are buyers as opposed to sellers, a likely perennial contender and close-to-the-cap-ceiling team...

Start Living
By Lobese (Monica Lo) at Lobese

Happy Year of the Golden Tiger!
It's my year and I've got a new mantra.
Stop bitching. Start Living...

Clapton & Beck Getting Higher At The O2
By Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

Last night, February 14, two of the most legendary guitarists in rock history -namely Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck -shared the stage at the O2 in London, England...

Pavel talks with Ovechkin after team's skate (update)
Posted by tj at Alex Ovetjkin

Immediately after the team Russia's training the Sovietsky Sport correspondent Pavel Lysenkov talked with Alexander Ovechkin...

Heavy Metal Britannia Is Coming!
By mdome at Classic Rock

Nigel Planer, who was rhythm guitarist Den Dennis in Bad News, is to narrate Heavy Metal Britannia, a 90-minute documentary on the history of metal to be screened on March 5 by BBC 4.

Planer, of course, also famously played the character Neil in The Young Ones...

Accept Title New Album
By mdome at Classic Rock

Accept are to call their new album Blood Of The Nations...

Ovechkin, Caps arrive in Vancouver for Olympics
By Lindsay Applebaum at Capitals Insider

Welcome to the Olympic edition of the Morning Roundup, a collection of links dedicated to the five Caps players (and some others) representing their countries at the Vancouver Games...

Revealed: First Time Angus Wore School Uniform On Stage
By mdome at Classic Rock

The Daily Telegraph in Australia has just published a photo of the first time Angus Young ever wore his trademark school uniform on stage...

The Knack Frontman Dies
By mdome at Classic Rock

Doug Fieger, frontman with The Knack, died on Sunday (February 14) from cancer at the age of 57...

Give Raikkonen time, urges Citroen boss
Posted at WRC.com

Citroen racing boss Olivier Quesnel has praised the efforts of his latest driver signing, Kimi Raikkonen, on Rally Sweden, but has warned the WRC community not to expect too much too soon.

Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One world champion, completed his first ever World Rally Championship event at the weekend, reaching the finish in 30th place, 37 minutes behind the leaders, in his Citroen C4 WRC...

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