Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's Wednesday

It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is September 28th, the 271st day of 2011. There are 94 days left in the year.


Today would have been the 14th birthday of my beloved Miniature Schnauzer, Meggie May. Without her, I would have never met my wife and there'd be no Jimmy. She was then, and always will be, an important part of my life. Happy Birthday to my "Sweet Sweetie," and have fun up there at the Rainbow Bridge. I love you Meggie May!!!!


Ducks' Jacques suspended for remainder of preseason, five regular-season games.

Colin Campbell statement on Rangers-Flyers altercation.


Today's Birthday's: Actor Jeffrey Jones (Dean of students Edward R. Rooney in Ferris Bueller's Day Off) is 65 ... Actress-comedian Janeane Garofalo is 47 ... Actress/director Mira Sorvino is 44 ... Actress Naomi Watts is 43 ... Singer/actress Hilary Duff is 24.


University of Wisconsin Unanimous No. 1 Selection in USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineWomen's College Hockey Preseason Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Women's College Hockey Poll - #1 (Preseason)
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Final Rank
2010-11 Record
1University of Wisconsin, 190 (19)
2Cornell University, 161
3Boston University, 158
4University of Minnesota, 131
5Boston College, 102
6University of Minnesota Duluth, 100
7University of North Dakota, 76
8Mercyhurst College, 57
9Providence College, 31
10Quinnipiac University, 21
Others receiving votes: Northeastern University, 8; Dartmouth College, 6; Harvard University, 3; Ohio State University, 1.
NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with four ranked teams, while Hockey East Association has three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two. Mercyhurst is the only College Hockey America team ranked. ... For the second time in the last three years, the University of Wisconsin has been selected as the unanimous No. 1 selection in the preseason poll. ... A total of 14 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 15th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’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 four 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.

Potter to Be Inducted into Edina Athletic Hall of Fame
Four-Time Olympian One of Eight to Be Named to the Class of 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Jenny Potter (Edina, Minn.) will be one of eight individuals enshrined into the Edina Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday (Sept. 29) at the Edina Country Club.

"There are so many great student-athletes that have gone through Edina," said Potter. "It is an honor and humbling experience to be inducted into the Edina Hall of Fame with all the other great inductees."

A 1997 graduate of Edina High School, Potter was one of the first girls to play tackle football in Edina in fifth grade. She later played for the boys high school hockey program at EHS.

Potter played on the women's ice hockey team for three years at the University of Minnesota Duluth (1999-2004) and one year at the University of Minnesota (1998-99), earning All-America honors each season. She was also a three-time finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, which is presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey.

She is one of just two U.S. women's ice hockey players to have competed in four Olympic Winter Games, with a gold medal (1998), two silver medals (2002, 2010) and a bronze medal (2006) to her credit.

Potter, at age 32, is in her 15th season as a member of the U.S. Women's National Team program, and is in her fifth season with the Minnesota Whitecaps of the Western Women's Hockey League.

NOTE: The other seven members elected to the Hall of Fame Class of 2011 are Leo Cabalka (Coach), Doug Hastins (1969), Karl Mecklenburg (1978), Phil Olson (1975), Dan Plante (1990), Mick Stenson (1966) and Sara VanderTop (1995).


Fish Tank Floor Show Night is tonight.


Riders add six to practice roster.

Miller attributes loss to lack of synchronicity.

The Roughriders travel to Calgary this Saturday, October 1st for a showdown with the Stampeders. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri have the call on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, beginning at 4:00pm EDT. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on the NFL Network and

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Today is National Good Neighbor Day.


Injury bug takes big bite out of Bombers.

Phillips finally finds his place with Lions.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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60 minutes legend Andy Rooney has decided to end his longtime run with the CBS newsmagazine. The network announced Tuesday that the 92-year-old veteran commentator will make his final regular appearance on 60 Minutes this Sunday, October 2. A career retrospective presented by CBS correspondent Morley Safer will precede Rooney's final -- and 1,097th -- essay this Sunday. Rooney has been a contributor to 60 Minutes since its inception in 1968, ultimately becoming an episode-ending fixture in 1978. (The 92-year-old says he wants try new things. Like date Betty White.)


Mike Riley previews the Arizona State game.

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Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is today.


The 2011 NFL season is underway. Here's the week two results:

Week 3

Sunday, September 25th
At New Orleans 40, Houston 33
NY Giants 29 at Philadelphia 16
At Carolina 16, Jacksonville 10
At Buffalo 34, New England 31
At Cleveland 17, Miami 16
San Francisco 13 at Cincinnati 8
At Tennessee 17, Denver 14
Detroit 26 at Minnesota 23 (OT)
Baltimore 37 at St. Louis 7
At Oakland 34, NY Jets 24
At San Diego 20, Kansas City 17
At Seattle 13, Arizona 10
At Tampa Bay 16, Atlanta 13
Green Bay 27 at Chicago 17
Pittsburgh 23 at Indianapolis 20

Monday, September 26th
At Dallas 18, Washington 16

Week 4
All times Eastern

Sunday, October 2nd
Detroit at Dallas 1:00 PM
Carolina at Chicago 1:00 PM
Buffalo at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Tennessee at Cleveland 1:00 PM
Minnesota at Kansas City 1:00 PM
Washington at St. Louis 1:00 PM
New Orleans at Jacksonville 1:00 PM
Pittsburgh at Houston 1:00 PM
San Francisco at Philadelphia 1:00 PM
NY Giants at Arizona 4:05 PM
Atlanta at Seattle 4:05 PM
Miami at San Diego 4:15 PM
New England at Oakland 4:15 PM
Denver at Green Bay 4:15 PM
NY Jets at Baltimore 8:20 PM

Monday, October 3rd
Indianapolis at Tampa Bay 8:30 PM


Today is Native American Day.


Call me Mr. Popular!


A new study (commissioned by Rebtel) finds that women are significantly more likely to use online social networks, like Facebook or Twitter, to communicate with friends, family, and co-workers. The study shows 68 percent of women use social media to stay in touch with friends, as opposed to 54 percent of men.


ST PETERSBURG, Fl. -- One swing produced three runs. Another produced three outs. Both played prominent roles in the Rays' 5-3 win over the Yankees on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field to keep their postseason hopes alive.

With the victory, Tampa Bay moved to 90-71, earning the right to play for the American League Wild Card spot on the final day of the regular season. Boston (90-71) hung on to claim an 8-7 win over Baltimore on Tuesday night, which means if one club wins and one club loses on Wednesday, the loser's season is over. If both the Rays and Sox have the same result, there will be a one-game playoff at Tropicana Field on Thursday at 4:07 p.m. ET.

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A central Florida ice cream man has received numerous complaints after locals mistook his ice cream cone costume for a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Apparently the complainers are overlooking the fake sprinkles and waffle cone design that are a part of the costume.


SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. -- While the Giants will end the season Wednesday afternoon with just one player having enough at-bats to qualify for the batting title, the majority of their rotation has been the model of consistency.

Even after their World Series run and subsequently shortened offseason, Matt Cain threw 221 2/3 innings, Tim Lincecum tossed 217 and Ryan Vogelsong unexpectedly emerged to average more than six innings per start -- and likely would have racked up 200-plus had he begun the year in the rotation.

The Giants added Madison Bumgarner to the 200-innings club Tuesday night at AT&T Park as he allowed two hits over seven frames in his final start to lead the Giants past the Rockies, 7-0, in the penultimate game of San Francisco's title defense before a sold-out crowd of 42,370..

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Teacher and philosopher Confucius was born on this date in 551 B.C. He dedicated most of his life to teaching, starting at the age of 22 when he opened his first school.


Today in Elvis History:

1993 - The Elvis Presley compilation boxed CD-set "From Nashville To Memphis - The Essential '60s Masters 1" was released.


On this date in 1542, San Diego, California was discovered by Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo.


Today in Beatles History:

1976 - A&M Records sued George Harrison for failing to deliver his LP "33 1/3" on time.


On this date in 1850, the U.S. Navy abolished flogging as a form of punishment.


Today in Sports History:

1892 - The first nighttime football game in the U.S. took place under electric lights. The game was between the Mansfield State Normal School and the Wyoming Seminary.

1919 - The New York Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 in a day game that lasted 51 minutes. The time set a National League record.

1941 - Ted Williams (Boston Red Sox) hit .406 for the season. He was the last major league player of the century to achieve this feat.

1955 - The World Series was televised in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1968 - The Atlanta Chiefs won the first North American Soccer League Championship.

1978 - Don Sherman, editor of Car & Driver, set a new Class E record in Utah. Driving the Mazda RX7 he reached a speed of 183.904 mph.

1991 - Michael Jordan was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

1995 - Randy Myers (Chicago Cubs) was charged by a 27-year-old man while standing in the outfield. Myers saw him coming, dropped his glove and knocked the man down with his forearm.


"Bachelor's Children" debuted on CBS Radio on this date in 1936.


Coming up:


MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 3:45pm EDT(Final game of regular season)

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Thursday --

NHL Pre-season Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 4:00pm EDT

NHL Pre-season Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens at Quebec City, QC 7:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Arizona State Sun Devils 10:30pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway 3:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway 2:00pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Kentucky Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway 2:00pm EDT


That's all for another day. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

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