Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's Wednesday

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


Today is October 27th, the 299th day of 2010. There are 66 days left in the year.


Raymond's OT winner lifts Canucks past Avs.

Flames beat Oilers in SO.

Leafs knock off Panthers to end skid.

Balanced attack powers Flyers past Sabres.

Kovalev's pair helps Sens beat Coyotes.

Ryan gets pair as Ducks beat Stars.


Charlie Sheen's rep said it was "allergic reaction" that had him acting all goofy -- while naked -- an NYC hotel early Tuesday morning. Uh huh.


USHL update: Week #4.

Motte commits to Ferris State.


It's National Potato Day and the executive director of the Washington (state) Potato Commission's about halfway through his pledge to eat nothing but potatoes for 60 days. His goal is to prove the spud is a good and healthy food, though he admits he should have stunted for only 30 days.


University of Wisconsin New No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Wisconsin claims the No. 1 ranking in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll after earning two victories over The Ohio State University last weekend. The Badgers accumulated 178 points and 10-of-19 first-place votes to earn the top spot for the first time this season.

Cornell University drops one spot to No. 2 with 175 points and eight first-place votes after twice defeating Robert Morris University. The University of Minnesota Duluth remains in the No. 3 spot with 147 points and one first-place vote, having defeated the University of Connecticut in a weekend series, while Mercyhurst College (143) remains at No. 4. Boston University (114) rounds out the top five, following wins over St. Lawrence University and Clarkson University.

This weekend will feature two top-10 match-ups, as No. 3 University of Minnesota Duluth hosts No. 6 University of Minnesota for a weekend series.

NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association and ECAC Hockey each have two. Mercyhurst College is the only College Hockey America team ranked ... A total of 14 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 14th 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 Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Women's College Hockey Poll - #5
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 University of Wisconsin, 178 (10) 2 6-0-0 5
2 Cornell University, 175 (8) 1 2-0-0 5
3 University of Minnesota Duluth, 147 (1) 3 5-1-0 5
4 Mercyhurst College, 143 4 5-1-0 5
5 Boston University, 114 5 6-1-0 5
6 University of Minnesota, 88 7 5-2-0 5
7 University of North Dakota, 76 6 5-3-0 4
8 Boston College, 62 8 5-0-1 5
9 Harvard University, 30 10 0-0-0 3
10 The Ohio State University, 20 9 4-2-0 3

Others receiving votes: Providence College, 5; Quinnipiac University, 4; University of New Hampshire, 2; Syracuse University, 1.

Art Berglund Selected to Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Longtime USA Hockey Adminstrator to Join Hall in April 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Art Berglund, who was recently inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2010, has been selected to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011.

Berglund, along with fellow inductees Jason Elam, Keli McGregor, Bobby Unser, Larry Walker and Alfred Williams, will be formally enshrined at the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Banquet on Tues., April 12, 2011, at the Denver Marriott City Center. For ticket information, visit or call 720-258-3535.

Berglund's career in international ice hockey spans portions of five decades, during which time he managed or served on the administrative staff of more than 30 U.S. teams in a variety of tournaments worldwide.

In addition to his work as USA Hockey's director of national teams and international activities for 11 years, as well as the organization's senior director of international administration for nine years, Berglund previously managed the Broadmoor World Arena and worked as a National Hockey League scout. Among his many international assignments, Berglund served as the general manager of nine U.S. Men's National Teams and eight U.S. National Junior Teams, and was involved with six U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Teams.

He received the NHL's prestigious Lester Patrick Award in 1992 and was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 2008 and the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010.

For a more detailed biography, click here.

NOTES: Colorado Sports Hall of Fame inductees are chosen on the basis of their accomplishments and leadership in sports and athletic endeavors in the state of Colorado ... The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1964. For more information, visit the Hall's official web site at or official Facebook page at … The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum, located at INVESCO Field at Mile High in downtown Denver, was opened in 2001. For hours of operation and admission prices, visit or call 720-258-3888.


Researchers in Japan have developed an ink-jet printer that can embed paper with particular smells -- no scratch-n-sniff necessary.


Jacquizz Rodgers makes promise to play better football.

Oregon State midseason report cards: What grades do they get?

A look at the new Pac-12 alignment.

The Oregon State Beavers look to rebound from their one-point loss at Washington, when they host the Cal Bears for Homecoming this coming Saturday, October 30th, with kickoff set for 3:30pm EDT. Check out the broadcast via the listen link on the right side of this blog.

Here's the 2010 Oregon State Beavers' football schedule.

And here's the 2010 football roster.

Here's the 2011 Beaver Pac-10 baseball schedule.


PC World says the best tech product of 2010 is Google's Android 2.2 software, which is powering millions of smartphones.


The Riders try to snap out of their slump Sunday on the road against the BC Lions, who are trying to grab a West Division playoff spot. The game, which starts at 5:00pm EDT, can be heard via the listen link on the right side of this blog. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri provide the play-by-play and commentary.


Alex Sink, the Democratic candidate for governor in Florida, received a text message during a debate. (Which wouldn't be such a big deal if it hadn't been from Brett Favre.)


Trestman rallies the troops in Montreal.

Beasts get better: Larry Taylor rejoins Als.

Visit the league's official website,


Today is Cranky Co-workers Day.


I can't help it if I'm cute.


Today is Navy Day.


Here's the Week 8 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills Kansas at City Chiefs

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at St. Louis Rams

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at New York Jets

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday October 31 4:05 p.m. Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders

Sunday October 31 8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints

Monday November 1 8:30 p.m. Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts


William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson became the first Quakers to be executed in America on this date in 1659.


2010 World Series

Game 1, Wednesday, October 27th
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Game 2, Thursday, October 28th
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Game 3, Saturday, October 30th
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Game 4, Sunday, October 31st
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

Game 5, Monday, November 1st (If necessary)
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 7:30pm EDT

Game 6, Wednesday, November 3rd (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm

Game 7, Thursday, November 4th (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT


Roland Macy opened Macy's Department Store in New York City on this day in 1858. It was Macy's eighth business adventure, the other seven failed.


SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy recited the formula for success against the Rangers in the World Series. It sounded a lot like the blueprint for winning any other game against any other team.

"We have to pitch the ball and catch it and find a way to get a hit," Bochy said during the Giants' workout Monday night at AT&T Park. "We'll keep it simple here."

Some might accuse Bochy of oversimplification. But that could be the best approach for the Giants against the American League champions, who are mostly unfamiliar to them and will remain so until the Fall Classic begins here Wednesday night.

Read the rest here.


The Manhattan Savings Bank in New York City was robbed of over $3,000,000 on this date in 1878. The robbery was credited to George "Western" Leslie even though there was not enough evidence to convict him, only two of his associates were convicted.


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Hound Dog" hit #2 in the U.K.

2005 - Lisa Marie Presley's video "IDIOT" made it's world premiere on Entertainment Tonight.


Fred Waller received a patent for water skis on this date in 1925.


Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles were awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire) medals.


Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were divorced on this date in 1954. They had been married on January 14, 1954.


Today in Sports History:

1985 - Anthony Carter began a National Football League (NFL) streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions.

1995 - The contract that finalized the Cleveland Browns' move to Baltimore was signed in secret.

1996 - Bud Adams, owner of the Houston Oilers, announced that he would allow his team to play one final season in Houston before moving the team to Nashville, TN.

1996 - Irving Fryer (Philadelphia Eagles) became the 15th player in NFL history to catch 600 passes in a career.

1961 - The American Basketball League began play.

1973 - The New York Islanders beat the New York Rangers for the first time.

2002 - The Anaheim Angels won their first World Series. They beat the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of the series.


On this date in 1997, The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 554.26 points. The stock market was shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on U.S. President Reagan.


Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 1 -- Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Thursday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 4:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey-- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 7:15pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 2 -- Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 4:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey-- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 7:15pm EDT

Saturday --

College Football -- California Golden Bears at Oregon State Beavers 3:30pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 3 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Tampa Alumni at Ellenton 7:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Phoenix Coyotes 9:00pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals 4:15pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 5:00pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 4 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT


That's all for today. Have a great Wednesday, see y'all tomorrow.

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