Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's Tuesday

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


Today is February 1st, the 32nd day of 2011. There are 333 days left in the year.





Lightning unveil new logo, uniforms.

Bergeron tops January's Three Stars.


Today's Birthdays: Rock Hall of Famer Don Everly is 74; actor Sherman Hemsley (The Jeffersons' George Jefferson) is 73; actress Sherilyn Fenn (Dawson's Creek, Twin Peaks) is 46; singer Lisa Marie Presley is 43; actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter) is 40; actress Heather Morris (cheerleader Brittany Pierce in Glee) is 24.


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

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boston College is the new No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll after defeating the University of Massachusetts Lowell last weekend. The Eagles, who boast a 18-6-0 record, collected 497 points and 26 first-place votes to return to the top spot for the first time in 14 weeks.

Yale University claims the No. 2 spot with 448 points and three first-place votes following losses to then-No. 12 Union College and then-No. 10 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, while the idle University of Denver sits at No. 3 with 445 points and two first-place votes. Idle University of Minnesota Duluth is No. 4 with 407 points and three first-place votes, while the University of North Dakota (393) rounds out the top five after splitting a weekend series with Colorado College.

Boston University returns to the poll at No. 14 after earning a win and tie against then-No. 11 University of Maine.

This weekend features two top-15 weekend series, with No. 9 University of Michigan traveling to No. 13 Miami University and No. 6 University of New Hampshire hosting No. 15 University of Maine.

NOTES: Hockey East leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association 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 - #17
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 15
1 Boston College, 497 (26) 2 18-6-0 17
2 Yale University, 448 (3) 1 17-4-0 17
3 University of Denver, 445 (2) 3 16-5-5 17
4 University of Minnesota Duluth, 407 (3) 4 17-5-3 17
5 University of North Dakota, 393 5 19-8-2 17
6 University of New Hampshire, 325 8 15-5-4 17
7 University of Wisconsin, 272 7 19-8-3 12
8 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 259 10 17-6-3 9
9 University of Michigan, 258 6 17-7-4 17
10 University of Notre Dame, 197 9 16-9-5 14
11 Union College, 189 12 18-7-3 14
12 Merrimack College, 147 14 15-5-4 4
13 Miami University, 95 13 14-9-5 17
14 Boston University, 41 NR 12-7-7 14
15 University of Maine, 39 11 11-7-6 17

Others receiving votes: Western Michigan University, 37; Dartmouth College, 16; Princeton University, 10; University of Nebraska Omaha, 4; Robert Morris University, 1.


Eunice Sanborn, the world's oldest woman, died Monday at her home in Texas at the age of 115 years. Some claimed she was 114 but her family insists she was a year older.


Riders beat Saints in shootout.

Q & A with Lancers coach Bliss Littler.

USHL alum Sharp is NHL all-star MVP.

Fargo Force Q & A with Chase Grant.

Gamblers host record Teddy Bear night.


Think you had fun last Friday? Check out what my buddy Rod Pedersen did, as detailed on his blog.


Hamilton stadium plan clears another hurdle.

Quebec-born Desriveaux re-signs with Als.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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


Today is Robinson Crusoe Day. (Why isn't it on a Friday?)


Mr. Cake Face


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:

Green Bay Packers 21 at Chicago Bears 14

At Pittsburgh Steelers 24, New York Jets 19

Super Bowl XLV:

Sunday, February 6th 6:30pm Pittsburgh Steelers vs Green Bay Packers at Cowboys Stadium


Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley made his last recordings before being inducted into the U.S. Army. He recorded "Your Cheatin' Heart," Wear My Ring Around Your Neck," "Doncha' Think It's Time" and "My Wish Came True."

1968 - Lisa Marie Presley was born. She was the only child of Elvis and Priscilla.

1969 - Elvis Presly's single "If I Can Dream" hit #12 in the U.S.

1975 - Lisa Marie Presley met her favorite singer, Elton John, for her seventh birthday. The event was arranged by Elvis Presley.

1975 - Elvis Presley's single "Promised Land" hit #9 in the U.S.


Via ESPN: Pittsburgh has 25 players who have been to a Super Bowl previously, while Green Bay has only two.


Today in Beatles History:

1962 - The Beatles played at the Thistle Cafe in West Kirby, Lancs. The club was christened "The Beatles Club" for one night to mark Brian Epstein booking the band. The group never played the venue again.

1967 - The Beatles began sessions for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. They laid down the rhythm track for the title cut.

1968 - John Lennon shipped his Rolls Royce to the U.S.

2007 - A limited edition version of Yoko Ono's album "Plastic Ono Band" was released in Japan.


Today is Work Naked Day. (You really DON'T want to picture me doing the blog that way, so you?)


Today in Sports History:

1913 - Jim Thorpe signed a contract to play baseball with the New York Giants.

1929 - Weightlifter, Charles Rigoulet of France, achieved the first 400 pound ‘clean and jerk’ as he lifted 402-1/2 pounds.

1962 - The National League released its first 162-game schedule.

1968 - Vince Lombardi resigned as the coach of the Green Bay Packers.

1970 - Terry Sawchuck got the last shutout of his career and set the career record at 103.

1992 - Barry Bonds signed the highest single season contract. It was for $4.7 million.

1992 - Dennis Potvin's #5 became the first number to be retired by the New York Islanders.

1995 - John Stockton (Utah Jazz) became the NBA's career assist leader when he scored his 9,922nd assist to move past Magic Johnson.


February is Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'  

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:30pm EST

Saturday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:30pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 10:30am EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 10:30am EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs St. Louis Blues 3:00pm EST


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

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