Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It's Tuesday

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


Today is March 1st, the 60th day of 2011. There are 305 days left in the year.





Blackhawks beat Wild for fifth straight win.

Wings cruise to sixth straight road win.

NHL trade tracker.


Today's birthdays: Rocker Roger Daltrey (The Who) is 67; actor Alan Thicke (Growing Pains) is 64; actor-director Ron Howard is 57; actor Tim Daly (Private Practice, Wings) is 55; actor George Eads (Nick Stokes on CSI) is 44; actor Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Eat Pray Love, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) is 42; singer Ke$ha is 24; singer Justin Bieber is 17.


Phantoms on a roll.

Gamblers blank Hawks.

Stampede capture lucky number seven.

Q&A: Lancers' forward Matt Tabrum.

Keepin' in (and away from) stitches.


It's National Peanut Butter Lover's Day.


University of North Dakota Remains No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of North Dakota remains No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll following a weekend sweep of Bemidji State University. North Dakota, which boasts a 24-8-3 record, collected 505 points and 30 first-place votes to earn the top spot for the second week in a row.

Boston College claims the No. 2 spot with 473 points and four first-place votes after twice defeating the University of Massachusetts last weekend, while Yale University sits at No. 3 with 432 points after earning a victory over Cornell University and a tie against Colgate University. Union College (401) advances one place to No. 4 with wins over Princeton University and Quinnipiac University, while the University of Michigan (333) advances five places following a weekend sweep of Northern Michigan University to round out the top five.

The University of Maine returns to the poll at No. 14 after a three-week hiatus, having twice defeated then-No. 4 Merrimack College.

This weekend features two top-15 weekend series, with No. 11 University of Minnesota Duluth hosting No. 12 University of Nebraska Omaha, and No. 2 Boston College and No. 8 University of New Hampshire facing off in a home-and-home series.

NOTES: Hockey East leads all conferences with five ranked programs, 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 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 - #21
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
2010-11 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1University of North Dakota, 505 (30)
2Boston College, 473 (4)
3Yale University, 432
4Union College, 401
5University of Michigan, 333
6University of Denver, 331
7Merrimack College, 264
8University of New Hampshire, 263
9University of Notre Dame, 253
10Miami University, 247
11University of Minnesota Duluth, 214
12University of Nebraska Omaha, 153
13Boston University, 74
14University of Maine, 53
15Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 37

Others receiving votes: Western Michigan University, 21; Colorado College, 12; University of Wisconsin, 7; Dartmouth College, 3; University of Minnesota, 3; Rochester Institute of Technology, 1.


Charlie Sheen's publicist said Charlie's latest tirades were too much for him so he resigned. (He's going back to his former client, Mel Gibson.)


Riders release Omarr Morgan.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.


Let's see what I can find in here.


Despite almost unanimously horrible reviews, the 83rd Academy Awards didn't dive in the ratings, but they did dip about 7% from last year.


Today in Elvis History:

1960 - Elvis Presley left Company D, 32nd Tank Battalion, 3rd Armor Corps with a "Farewell Elvis" press conference. He had been with the group since October 1, 1958.

1975 - Elvis Presley's single "My Boy" hit #21 in the U.K.

1975 - Elvis Presley won his third Grammy Award for the 1974 live version of "How Great Thou Art."

1981 - The movie "Elvis And The Beauty Queen" aired on NBC-TV. Don Johnson played the part of Elvis Presley.

1991 - Geraldo Rivera became the first talk show personality from the West to be televised on a daily basis in the USSR. The first show featured a segment about the death of Elvis Presley.

1995 - Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" was inducted into the NARAS 22nd Hall of Fame at the 37th annual Grammy Awards.

2005 - CKX stock began trading on the NASDAQ.


In a study, Athens, Greece, was named the "most flirtatious city" of the modern world.


Today in Beatles History:

1966 - About one hundred Beatles fans barricaded themselves inside Liverpool's Cavern Club. The day before the club had closed due to bankruptcy.

1966 - "The Beatles At Shea Stadium" was world premiered on BBC1.

1969 - The Beatles album "Yellow Submarine" hit #2 in the U.S.

1970 - Two clips of the Beatles, performing "Let It Be" and "Two of Us," were aired on "The Ed Sullivan Show." It was the last time the group appeared on the show.

1972 - John Lennon was granted an extension on his American work visa.

1972 - John Lennon began recording "Sometime in New York City."

1995 - The Beatles' "Abbey Road" was inducted into NARAS' 22nd annual Hall of Fame at the 37th annual Grammy Awards.


American Idol's on tonight (Tuesday). It's three nights of Idol this week. Tonight the top 12 guys take the stage for America's votes.


Today in Sports History:

1941 - Elmer Layden was named the first Commissioner of the NFL.

1949 - Joe Louis announced that he was retiring from boxing as world heavyweight boxing champion.

1960 - Gordie Howe was profiled in "LOOK" magazine.

1969 - Mickey Mantle announced his retirement from baseball.

1972 - Wilt Chamberlain became the first NBA player to score 30,000 points.

1979 - The NCAA granted ESPN the exclusive rights to telecast collegiate events.

1987 - The Boston Celtics defeated Detroit 112-102 to post win number 2,235.

1988 - Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) got his 1,050th assist to become the NHL's all-time assist leader. Gordie Howe had held the record for 26 years.

1993 - The expansion NHL team owned by Disney was named the Mighty Ducks.

1996 - Lenny Wilkens won his 1,000th game as a coach in the NBA.

1996 - The Dallas Mavericks set a record when they attempted 44 3-point shots in a game against the Vancouver Grizzlies.

1997 - "Bottom Line2" debuted on ESPN2.

2002 - The Vancouver Canucks said that they would bill Ed Belfour (Dallas Stars) for damaging the visiting team's locker room on February 28th. Belfour broke two televisions, a clock and a VCR and damaged the walls of the dressing room after he was pulled during the first period.

2005 - The NHL's board of governors met and emerged fully behind Commissioner Gary Bettman and totally committed to having a season in the fall.


A guy from Britain plans to row naked across the Atlantic Ocean. He's raising money for Help for Heroes, a charity that helps wounded British soldiers.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils 7:00pm EST

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'


That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.        

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