Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Evening Meissnervations

It's Monday evening. Here's what's happening....


Today is December 13th, the 347th day of 2010. There are 18 days left in the year.


Rangers pummel Caps at MSG.

Sedins lead Canucks past Oilers.

Ducks top line dominates Wild.


It's National Cocoa Day.


Lincoln Stars fall at home again.

Fargo Force hosts Make-a-Wish Night.

Black Hawks players of the week.

Des Moines Buccaneers lose fourth straight.

Stampede stop skid.

Gamblers sweep Youngstown.

Sunday's Boxscores:

Sioux Fall 4, Des Moines 3

Indiana 7, Team USA 6


In West Palm Beach, Florida, during a rehearsal for an elaborate Christmas pageant at a church a camel fell into the audience. (A camel? That's a wealthy church. Most churches use a cocker spaniel with a lumpy pillow.)


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

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Yale University becomes the unanimous No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll following a win over the University of Vermont last week. The Bulldogs, who boast an 11-1-0 record, collected 510 points and all 34 first-place votes to claim the top spot for the second week in a row.

The University of New Hampshire advances one place to No. 2 with 458 points after earning an overtime victory over then-No. 6 University of Maine, while the University of Minnesota Duluth (418) sits at No. 3 after posting a 1-0-1 record against the University of Minnesota. Idle Boston College (410) claims the No. 4 spot, while the University of North Dakota (403) rounds out the top five after twice defeating Minnesota State University.

NOTES: The Central Collegiate Hockey Association, Western Collegiate Hockey Association and Hockey East each boast four ranked programs, while ECAC Hockey has three ... A total of 22 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 - #11
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 Yale University, 510 (34) 1 11-1-0 11
2 University of New Hampshire, 458 3 10-2-4 11
3 University of Minnesota Duluth, 418 2 12-3-3 11
4 Boston College, 410 4 11-5-0 11
5 University of North Dakota, 403 5 13-5-2 11
6 Miami University, 306 8 10-5-3 11
7 University of Denver, 273 10 12-5-3 11
8 University of Nebraska Omaha, 261 9 11-4-1 9
9 University of Maine, 218 6 8-4-4 11
10 Union College, 178 13 10-3-3 8
11 University of Michigan, 176 12 10-5-4 11
12 Boston University, 148 7 8-4-5 11
13 University of Notre Dame, 141 11 11-6-2 8
14 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 107 15 9-4-3 3
15 University of Wisconsin, 31 NR 10-7-3 6

Others receiving votes: University of Alaska, 22; Merrimack College, 6; University of Minnesota, 6; Ferris State University, 3; Robert Morris University, 3; Colorado College, 1; Dartmouth College, 1.


Celebrating birthdays today: TV legend Dick Van Dyke is 85; rocker Ted Nugent is 62; actress Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me, Dream On) is 60; actor Steve Buscemi (Con Air, Fargo) is 53; musician Taylor Swift is 21.


Alright Jeemy, now you kees mee.


You know the weather's bad when the Salvation Army pulls its bell ringers. The Salvation Army stopped its bell ringing and pulled all of its donation kettles from store fronts on Saturday in Minnesota and North Dakota due to blizzard conditions.


LB Raymond resigns with Stamps.

Lions extend long snapper McCullough.

Visit the league's official website,


Car insurance company Progressive is testing a new discount program. You plug a device into your car that monitors your driving habits and if they like what they see you save up to 30%. They don't track your movements, though. It's not a GPS device.


Here's the Week 14 NFL Schedule:

Indianapolis Colts 30 at Tennessee Titans 28

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 at Washington Redskins 16

At Buffalo Bills 13 Cleveland Browns 6

At Detroit Lions 7 Green Bay Packers 3

At Jacksonville Jaguars 38 Oakland Raiders 31

At Pittsburgh Steelers 23 Cincinnati Bengals 7

Atlanta Falcons 31 at Carolina Panthers 10

At San Francisco 49ers 40 Seattle Seahawks 21

At New Orleans Saints 31 St. Louis Rams 13

At Arizona Cardinals 43 Denver Broncos 13

New England Patriots 36 at Chicago Bears 7

Miami Dolphins 10 at New York Jets 6

At San Diego Chargers 31, Kansas City Chiefs 0

Philadelphia Eagles 30 at Dallas Cowboys 27

Monday December 12 7:20pm New York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings at Detroit

Monday December 13 8:30 p.m. Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans


A Southern California woman has set a record for competing in the most marathons in one year. Guinness World Records says 52-year-old Yolanda Holder power walked through 101 races this year.


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - The Elvis Presley movie "Love Me Tender" premiered in London.

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "It's Now Or Never" passed million sales mark in Britain. It achieved the feat in six weeks.

1975 - Elvis Presley's U.K.-only version of Tom Jones' "Green, Green Grass Of Home" hit #29 in the U.K.


The latest The Chronicles of Narnia movie was the weekend's top film. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader took in $24.5 million.


Today in Beatles History:

1961 - The Beatles signed with manager Brian Epstein.

1974 - George Harrison had lunch with U.S. President Gerald Ford at the White House.

1976 - Wings' "Wings Over America" was certified Gold by the RIAA.


The American Film Institute has announced its top 10 movies of the year. Unlike other film honors, AFI does not rank the films. They are: Black Swan; The Fighter; Inception; 127 Hours; The Social Network; The Town; Toy Story 3; True Grit; Winter's Bone; The Kids Are All Right


Today in Sports History:

1936 - The Redskins played their last game in Boston. The next season the Redskins began playing in Washington, DC.

1949 - The American League rejected a revival of the spitball, which had been outlawed since 1920.

1956 - Jackie Robinson (Los Angeles Dodgers) was traded to the Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield and $35,000. Robinson retired instead of accepting the trade.

1966 - The rights to the first four Super Bowls were sold to CBS and NBC for a total of $9.5 million.

1973 - Detroit became the first city to receive a franchise for the World Football League.

1975 - The Washington Redskins beat the Los Angeles Rams 38-24. The Redskins made the playoffs for the first time since 1945.

1983 - An NBA record was set when the Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets played a triple overtime that resulted in Pistons winning 186-184.

1986 - Dwight Gooden was arrested with four friends after police officers stopped his car in Tampa, FL. Gooden later pled no contest and received three years of probation.

1995 - Paul Coffey (Detroit Red Wings) became the first NHL defenseman to reach 1,000 career points.

1998 - Gary Anderson (Minnesota Vikings) kicked six field goals against Baltimore. In the game Anderson set an NFL record for 34 straight field goals without a miss.

1998 - Marshall Faulk set a new Colts record for total yards from scrimmage in a season with 2,090. The record had been held by Eric Dickerson with 2,036.

2001 - Michael Frank Goodwin was arrested and booked on two counts of murder, one count of conspiracy and three special circumstances (lying in wait, murder for financial gain and multiple murder) in connection to the death of Mickey Thompson. Thompson and his wife Trudy were shot to death in their driveway on March 16, 1988. Thompson, known as the "Speed King," set nearly 500 auto speed endurance records including being the first person to travel more than 400 mph on land.


A new survey reveals what men and women like and dislike about the opposite sex's driving. Women admire the way men park, reverse and take charge during a breakdown. They don't like that men tailgate.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Atlanta Thrashers 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions 1:00pm EST


That's all for today. See you tomorrow.

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