Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's Tuesday

It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is December 7th, the 341st day of 2010. There are 24 days left in the year.


Pens beat Devils for 10th straight win.

Leafs rally, beat Caps in shootout.

Thrashers rally to top Preds in OT.

Jackets edge Stars in shootout to snap skid.

Sharks cruise to win at Detroit.


Today's Birthday's: Actress Ellen Burstyn is 78; baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench is 63; NBA legend Larry Bird is 54; actress Jennifer Carpenter (Debra Morgan on Dexter) is 31; singer Aaron Carter is 23.


UND recruit Schmaltz leads Sioux City to victory.

Girgensons eager to take the game global.

Stars win in overtime at Omaha.

Jacks outlast Steel.

Sunday's Boxscores:

Muskegon 3, Chicago 2

Lincoln 4, Omaha 3 (OT)


Pearl Harbor, located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu was attacked by nearly 200 Japanese warplanes on this date in 1941. The attack resulted in the U.S. entering into World War II.


Yale University New No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Yale University earns its first-ever No. 1 ranking in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll following wins over No. 13 Union College and No. 15 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last weekend. The Bulldogs, who boast a 10-1-0 record, collected 498 points and 24-of-34 first-place votes to claim the top spot.

The University of Minnesota Duluth sits in the No. 2 spot with 475 points and nine first-place votes after posting a 1-1-0 record against No. 10 University of Denver, while the University of New Hampshire (436) advances two places to No. 3 following victories over the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the University of Vermont. Boston College advances four spots to No. 4 with 394 points and one first-place vote after twice defeating No. 7 Boston University, while the University of North Dakota (382) rounds out the top five following a weekend sweep of St. Cloud State University.

This weekend features two top-15 match-ups, with No. 3 University of New Hampshire facing off against No. 6 University of Maine, and No. 7 Boston University visiting No. 15 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

NOTES: The Central Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and Hockey East each boast four ranked programs, and ECAC Hockey has two ... A total of 21 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’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 five 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
Men's College Hockey Poll - #10
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 Yale University, 498 (24) 2 10-1-0 10
2 University of Minnesota Duluth, 475 (9) 1 12-2-2 10
3 University of New Hampshire, 436 5 9-2-4 10
4 Boston College, 394 (1) 8 11-5-0 10
5 University of North Dakota, 382 7 11-5-2 10
6 University of Maine, 308 9 7-3-4 10
7 Boston University, 298 3 7-3-5 10
8 Miami University, 289 6 10-5-3 10
9 University of Nebraska Omaha, 246 4 9-4-1 8
10 University of Denver, 203 10 11-5-2 10
11 University of Notre Dame, 156 12 10-5-2 7
12 University of Michigan, 152 11 9-5-4 10
13 Union College, 114 13 8-3-3 7
14 University of Alaska, 69 14 8-5-3 9
15 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 22 15 8-4-3 2

Others receiving votes: University of Wisconsin, 17; Merrimack College, 13; Dartmouth College, 3; University of Minnesota, 2; Robert Morris University, 2; Bemidji State University, 1.


Ol' Blue Eyes.


Patrick Vaillancourt wants to break a world record, so the Canadian will have over 100,000 Internet addresses tattooed on his body by summer.


Hall, Berry among Rider coaching candidates.

All-Star linebacker Simpson re-signs with Stamps.

Visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.


The FCC has received dozens of complaints about the just-wrapped season of Dancing with Stars. Most were about supposed rigged voting and Bristol Palin.


Here's the Week 13 NFL Schedule:

At Philadelphia Eagles 34, Houston Texans 24

Cleveland Browns 13 at Miami Dolphins 10

At Green Bay Packers 34 San Francisco 49ers 16

At Kansas City Chiefs 10, Denver Broncos 6

At Minnesota Vikings 38 Buffalo Bills14

Chicago Bears 24 at Detroit Lions 20

Jacksonville Jaguars 17 at Tennessee Titans 6

At New York Giants 31 Washington Redskins 7

New Orleans Saints 34 at Cincinnati Bengals 30

Atlanta Falcons 28 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24

Oakland Raiders 28 at San Diego Chargers 13

At Seattle Seahawks 31 Carolina Panthers 14

St Louis Rams 19 at Arizona Cardinals 6

Dallas Cowboys 38 at Indianapolis Colts 35

Pittsburgh Steelers 13 at Baltimore Ravens 10

At New England Patriots 45, New York Jets 3


Search engine Bing says the most-searched-for athlete of 2010 was Tiger Woods. Lebron James came in second.


Today in Elvis History:

1976 - Vernon Presley was taken to the hospital after an Elvis concert. He left the hospital two days later after what appeared to be a heart attack.

1976 - Elvis Presley wrote a note, that was later found in his room, that explained his desperate mental state.


If you've got a big movie buff on your Christmas wish list -- and you can spare $350 -- then you can cross them off because of this DVD collection on Amazon and it goes on sale today. It's the Twentieth Century Fox 75th Anniversary Gift Set, a 75-film boxed set of classic films.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles appeared on the British TV show "Jukebox Jury."


Facebook's undergoing a makeover. (But don't let the cosmetic changes fool you -- just because your profile page looks better doesn't mean it's any more interesting.)


Today in Sports History:

1925 - Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 150-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 25 and 2/5 seconds. He went on to play "Tarzan" in several movies.

1939 - Lou Gehrig was elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. He was the first player to have the rule waived that required a player to be retired one year before he could be elected.

1963 - CBS introduced the first-ever "Instant Replay" during the Army-Navy football game.

1978 - Mike Bossy (New York Islanders) got his first career hat trick.

1986 - Huey Lewis and the News sang the U.S. national anthem a capella before a San Francisco 49ers-New York Jets NFL football game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA.

1988 - The Texas Rangers signed free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract.


A new study has found women are more likely to buy an iPhone for their next smartphone purchase, while men prefer Android devices.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames 9:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning at Edmonton Oilers 9:00pm EST

Saturday --

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 5:00pm EST

NHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning at Vancouver Canucks 10:00pm EST

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 11:30am EST

NFL Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins 1:00pm EST


That's all for today. See you tomorrow.

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