John Scott Named NHL All-Star Game MVP
John Scott, the unlikely NHL All-Star that commissioner Gary Bettman and the rest of the league tried to keep out of the league’s All-Star festivities, scored two goals in the contest and was voted the MVP. His Pacific Division team won the tournament and its 11 members split $1 million.
John Scott’s name was not among the league-selected finalists for the MVP award. Fans were encouraged to vote for the award using their phones. While the vote totals were not announced, fans overwhelmingly wrote in Scott’s name. As many noted, this made the score John Scott Fans 2, NHL 0. For being voted MVP, Scott won a Honda Pilot Touring SUV. He was heard on the team bench before the announcement kidding his teammates by saying how much he need the SUV with two young daughters already and another two kids expected this week. His wife, Danielle, gave memorable interview after the MVP announcement.
Danielle Scott interviewed after husband John named NHL All-Star Game MVP.
The NHL’s decision to move to a new All-Star format seemed quite successful, with the games featuring end-to-end action, great goals and great saves. The players were broken into teams representing each division. The Atlantic Division beat the Metro Division 4-3 in the first game. The Pacific Division beat the Central Division 9-6 in the second game. The Pacific then won tournament by beating the Atlantic 1-0.
The main story from the 2016 NHL All-Star festivities in Nashville was John Scott and as Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes, the NHL deserves zero credit for it. The NHL and the NBC Sports Network also owe Scott credit for television ratings that exceeded expectations.
John Scott named 2016 NHl All-Star Game MVP
2,000+ Dogs Show Up For 2016 Purina Pet Parade
The beautiful weekend weather meant near-record attendance for the 2016 Mardi Gras events held in Soulard. Restaurants and bars saw healthy numbers from the Taste of Soulard celebration and more than 2,000 dogs were registered for the 23rd annual Beggin’ Pet Parade.
You can see a large gallery of pet portraits from the event from on the website of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal was the Grand Marshal of the 2016 Beggin’ Pet Parade.
Kung Fu Panda 3 Rises To Occasion With $41 Million Opening Weekend
Kung Fu Panda 3 performed as expected in its opening weekend to lead the weekend box office. The third installment in the franchise brought in an estimated $41 million domestically and $75.7 million overseas. The Finest Hours brought in $10.3 million in its debut, which was in line with the prediction from our Weekend Movie Guide last week. Two other debuts under-performed with Fifty Shades of Black bringing in $6.2 million while Jane Got A Gun took in about $800,000.
Jane Got A Gun was only shown on 1,210 screens across the country compared with 2,075 for Fifty Shades, 3,143 for The Finest Hours and almost 4,000 for Kung Fu Panda 3.
Be sure to check back with RealLifeSTL this Thursday where I’ll preview Hail, Caesar! and The Choice as well as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in this week’s Weekend Movie Guide.
World Wide Technology Founder Steps Down From University Of Missouri Board of Curators
David L. Steward, one of the founders of World Wide Technology, headquartered here in St. Louis, has stepped down from the UM System Board of Curators. Steward had served on the board since being appointed by Governor Jay Nixon in 2011. In a statement, Steward said opportunities to expand WWT globally were a reason for his resignation.
Just last week, Yvonne Sparks resigned from her position on the board, having only served about two months. There are not just six members of what should be a nine-member board. All six are lawyers. All six are Caucasian, five men and one woman. None represent the St. Louis area, although Maurice Graham is listed as representing Clayton.
Missouri Women Move To 18-4 With Win Over Ole Miss
The University of Missouri women’s basketball team started a bit slow on Sunday afternoon in Oxford, Mississippi but finished when it counted to get their 18th won of the season. The team’s combined for just 7 points in the second quarter yesterday with Missouri trailing 19-18 at the half. At the game’s end, the scoreboard read Missouri 60, Ole Miss 46.
Sierra Michaelis sparked the Tigers in the third quarter, scoring 14 of the team’s 25 third quarter points. She also led all scorers on the day with 25 points. Freshmen Cierra Porter and Sophie Cunningham both had a game-high 11 rebounds with Cunnigham adding 10 points to record her second-career double-double.
Missouri is now 18-4 on the season and 5-4 in the SEC. They are back in action this Thursday at Mizzou Arena with a game against Georgia. The SEC conference game will air on SEC Network Plus with the tip at 7 pm.
SLU Billikens Fall To George Washington
The Saint Louis University Billikens women’s basketball team hit a roadblock Sunday after seven wins in a row. Playing in Washington, D.C, against a George Washington team undefeated in A-10 play, the Billikens fell 89-80. SLU is now 17-5 on the season and 7-2 in conference play.
SLU’s Sadie Stpanovich scored a game-high 20 points and added 7 rebounds. Aaliyah Covington put in 15 points of her own while Jackie Kemph recorded 14 points of her own to go with 8 assists.
SLU will attempt to get back to its winning ways this Wednesday as they take on Richmond, another A-10 opponent. The game will be played at 11 am and is the sixth annual Billiken Books and Basketball Field Trip Day game.
Uber Continues Rate Cuts, Driver Strike Planned In New York City
Uber is continuing with its seemingly poor fare cut strategy, leading more than 100 of its New York city drivers to go on strike today. The company dropped fares by 15 percent last week, telling drivers that it will increase demand. Many drivers feel quite differently, though some agree with the strategy.
A representative of the United Drivers Network told Business Insider that they expect more than 1,000 drivers at a protest planned for later today in front of the company’s headquarters in Queens.
12.2 Million People Watch Grease Live On Fox
An estimated 12.2 million people turned on Fox last night to watch Grease Live, a three-hour long television event. The event was well-received by critics, despite some glitches. NBC’s The Sound of Music Live brought in 18.3 million viewers when it first aired, but FOX did beat the numbers for both Peter Pan and The Wiz.
Anna Kendrick was one of many tweeting about watching Grease Live! and stars such Gossip Girl‘s Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough.
Bret Hart Has Prostate Cancer
Former professional wrestler Bret Hart announced today that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The “Hitman”, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006, made the announcement in a Facebook post. Hart wrestled for both the WWE and WCW during his career. He once knocked WWE honcho Vince McMahon out with a single punch in the dressing room after a match.
Tim Tebow To Perform “Eye of the Tiger” On Lip Sync Battle This Thursday
On this Thursday’s episode of Lip Sync Battle on Spike, Tim Tebow will take on Nina Dobrev. The show released a clip today of Tebow, the former football player and current analyst, performing “Eye of the Tiger” as the Rocky character made famous by Slyvester Stallone.
Nina Dobrev played Mia Jones om the Degrassi television series as well as the TV movie and on Degrassi: The Next Generation. She was also in The Vampire Diaries and will appear in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.
Tim Tebow to perform “Eye of the Tiger” on Lip Sync Battle
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