Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's Tuesday



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

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Today is January 18th, the 18th day of 2011. There are 347 days left in the year.

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Chara's first hat trick leads B's past 'Canes.

Devils ride fast start to win against Isles.

Sharks make it two in a row with win at Phoenix.

Habs edge Flames in OT.

Little helps Thrashers rally past Panthers.

Stars beat Kings on Langenbrunner's big night.

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Man, did it ever rain here yesterday. The airport, which is crazy 'cause I don't know anyone who lives at the airport, had 2 inches of rainfall. But, typical Florida, it was blue skies and sunshine by late afternoon. Such is life in the Sunshine State.

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Cooper weighing college options.

Lancers' skid reaches four.

'Jacks put on quite a show against Green Bay.

Buccaneers finish weekend sweep by topping Dubuque.

Balisy named CCHA Rookie of the Week.

Babinsky commits to Ferris State.

Steel skid reaches 15 in loss to Waterloo.

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Today's Birthdays: Inventor Ray Dolby (Dolby noise reduction system) is 78; actor-director Kevin Costner is 56; actor Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) is 42; actor Jason Segel (Marshall on How I Met Your Mother) is 31.
 
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Bowman leaving a mark in Bomberland.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Today is Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day.

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

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Yale University retains the No. 1 ranking in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll after splitting a weekend series with Brown University. The Bulldogs, who boast a 15-2-0 record, collected 500 points and 26 first-place votes to claim the top spot for the sixth week in a row.

The University of North Dakota sits at No. 2 with 479 points and the remaining eight first-place votes after a weekend split with the University of Minnesota, while Boston College (404) claims the No. 3 spot. The University of Denver (380) advances two places to No. 4 after posting a 1-0-1 record against Minnesota State University, while the University of Minnesota Duluth (370) rounds out the top five after registering a win and a loss against then-No.11 University of Wisconsin.

This weekend features a Western Collegiate Hockey Association match-up between No. 2 University of North Dakota and No. 15 University of Nebraska Omaha.

NOTES: The WCHA leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while Hockey East boasts four ranked programs, and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and ECAC Hockey each have three ... A total of 20 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 - #15
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10

1 Yale University, 500 (26) 1 15-2-0 15
2 University of North Dakota, 479 (8) 2 17-6-2 15
3 Boston College, 404 3 15-6-0 15
4 University of Denver, 380 6 14-5-5 15
5 University of Minnesota Duluth, 370 5 15-5-3 15
6 University of Michigan, 353 7 15-6-4 15
7 University of New Hampshire, 325 4 12-4-4 15
8 University of Notre Dame, 236 8 15-8-3 12
9 University of Wisconsin, 190 11 15-8-3 10
10 Union College, 172 13 15-6-3 12
11 University of Maine, 164 14 11-6-4 15
12 Miami University, 151 12 13-8-3 15
13 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 121 9 13-6-3 7
14 Merrimack College, 120 15 12-4-4 2
15 University of Nebraska Omaha, 48 10 12-8-2 13

Others receiving votes: Boston University, 37; Dartmouth College, 21; Western Michigan University, 4; University of Alaska, 3; Robert Morris University, 2.

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Today is Thesaurus Day.

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I'll hold the 'brella Mommy.

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Here's the NFL Wild Card Round schedule:

At Seattle Seahawks 41, New Orleans Saints 36

New York Jets 17 at Indianapolis Colts 16

Baltimore Ravens 30 at Kansas City Chiefs 7

Green Bay Packers 21 at Philadelphia Eagles 16

Here's the NFL Divisional Round Schedule:

At Pittsburgh Steelers 31, Baltimore Ravens 24

Green Bay Packers 48 at Atlanta Falcons 21

At Chicago Bears 35, Seattle Seahawks 24

New York Jets 28 at New England Patriots 21

Here's the NFL Championship Round Schedule:

Sunday, January 23rd 3:00pm Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Sunday, January 23rd 6:30pm New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers   

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Two children's eyesight was saved by corneas from Christina-Taylor Green, the youngest person killed in the January 8 shooting in Tucson.

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Today in Elvis History:

1964 - The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley film "Fun In Alcapulco" hit #3 in the U.S.

1971 - The northern part of Bellevue Boulevard in Memphis was renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard.

1996 - Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson.

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So, are you following the NFL Playoffs? I am more than usual this season. The Jets made me a Pittsburgh fan and I'll be rooting for the Packers over the Bears. How 'bout you?

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 -Pete Best won his defamation suit against the Beatles. He was asking for 8 million dollars, but won considerably less.

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has filed his retirement papers with the NFL.

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Today in Sports History:

1886 - The Hockey Association was formed in England. This date is the birthday of modern field hockey.

1951 - The NFL passed a rule that said that a tackle, guard or center was not eligible to catch a forward pass.

1958 - Willie O'Ree made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins. He was the first black player to enter the league.

1967 - The NHL held the All-Star Game at midseason for the first time.

1969 - Ted Williams was appointed manager of the Washington Senators.

1976 - The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 in Super Bowl X. The CBS telecast was viewed by an estimated 80 million people.

1985 - Mary Decker broke a world, indoor record when she ran the women’s, 2,000-meter race in just 5 minutes and 34.2 seconds.

1996 - Baseball owners unanimously approved interleague play for 1997.

1998 - The Boston Celtics retired Robert Parrish's #00.

2002 - Two NHL records held by Bobby Hull were broken in a game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Washington Capitals. Luc Robitaille scored his 611th career goal and Brett Hull scored his 99th game-winning goal. Robitaille's goal gave him the most goals of any left wing in NHL history and 10th place on the career NHL goal list. Brett Hull's goal moved him into third place on the game-winning goal list.

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A free app written by a 14-year-old from is the No. 1 game on iPhone. It's called "Bubble Ball" and can also be downloaded for Android phones.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' doin'.

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Atlanta Thrashers 7:00pm EST

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:30pm EST

Saturday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Knights 5:15pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Knights 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Knights 9:30am EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Knights 12:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Atlanta Thrashers 5:00pm EST

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That's all for today. See you again tomorrow. 

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