Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's Tuesday




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

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Today is October 11th, the 284th day of 2011. There are 81 days left in the year.

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Report: Sid could receive clearance for contact today.

Dynamic Duos: Who's better than Datsyuk-Zetterberg?

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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Today's Birthdays: Singer Daryl Hall is 65 ... Actor David Morse (The Green Mile) is 58 ... Actor Joan Cusack is 49 ... Actor Luke Perry is 45 ... Actor Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) is 43 ... Actress Emily Deschanel (Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan on Bones) is 35 ... Golfer Michelle Wie is 22

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Washington, DC. -- It didn't take long for the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning to provide hockey fans with some more drama.

Meeting for the first time since the Caps were swept by the Lightning in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Matt Hendricks and Alexander Semin scored shootout goals as Washington overcame a rough debut by Tomas Vokoun for a 6-5 win Monday night.

Read the rest here.

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Today is General Pulaski Memorial Day. (Linky Link)

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

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Men's College Hockey Poll - #1
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Boston College, 495 (27)
5
2-0-0
2
2University of Notre Dame, 428 (3)
2
1-1-0
2
3University of Denver, 399 (2)
4
0-0-0
2
4Miami University, 384
1
1-1-0
2
5University of Michigan, 338
9
3-0-0
2
6University of North Dakota, 328
3
1-1-0
2
7Boston University, 314 (1)
6
1-0-0
2
8Colorado College, 306
7
0-0-0
2
9University of Minnesota Duluth, 252
10
1-1-0
2
10Yale University, 234 (1)
8
0-0-0
2
11Union College, 163
11
1-0-0
2
12Western Michigan University, 146
13
2-0-0
2
13Merrimack College, 61
NR
1-0-0
1
14University of Minnesota, 60
NR
2-0-0
1
15University of Nebraska Omaha, 47
14
1-1-0
2
Others receiving votes: University of New Hampshire, 43; University of Maine, 21; University of Wisconsin, 15; Colgate University, 10; Cornell University, 7; Ferris State University, 6; Northern Michigan University, 6; University of Alaska, 5; Dartmouth College, 5; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 3; St. Cloud State University 2, Bemidji State University, 1; Rochester Institute of Technology, 1.
NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with six ranked teams, while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association has four ranked teams and the Hockey East Association has three ranked programs. ... A total of 28 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 17th 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.

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Native Americans Day is today.

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Laying an egg on Turkey Day.

Visit the team's official website at http://www.riderville.com/.

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This is National Face Your Fears Day.

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X-Factor: AC sets record, Als clinch playoff spot.

Calvillo becomes CFL's all-time leading passer.

2011 CFL Replay: A look back on Week #15.

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

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A sweet tooth isn't necessarily bad for your health -- at least not when it comes to chocolate. Researchers studying more than 33,000 Swedish women found that the more chocolate women said they ate, the lower their risk of stroke. The results add to a growing body of evidence linking cocoa consumption to heart health, although we aren't free to gorge on chocolate.

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Beavers look to make it two in a row against BYU.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

Visit the school's official athletics website by clicking here.

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NEW ON DVD TODAY -- Bones: The Complete Sixth Season ... Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season ... Horrible Bosses (Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx) ... Zookeeper (Kevin James, Rosario Dawson) ... Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer (Heather Graham, Jordana Beatty) ... The Tree of Life (Brad Pitt, Sean Penn) ... Green Lantern (Oct. 14) (Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively)

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

Week 5

Sunday, October 9th

At Pittsburgh 38, Tennessee 17
Seattle 36 at NY Giants 25
Cincinnati 30 at Jacksonville 20
New Orleans 30 at Carolina 27
Oakland 25 at Houston 20
At Buffalo 31, Philadelphia 24
Kansas City 28 at Indianapolis 24
At Minnesota 34, Arizona 10
At San Francisco 48, Tampa Bay 3
At New England 30, NY Jets 21
San Diego 29 at Denver 24
Green Bay 25 at Atlanta 14

Monday, October 10th
At Detroit 24, Chicago 13

·Bye: Cleveland, Dallas, St. Louis, Miami, Washington, Baltimore.

Week 6
Sunday, October 16th (All times Eastern)
San Francisco at Detroit 1:00 PM
St. Louis at Green Bay 1:00 PM
Carolina at Atlanta 1:00 PM
Indianapolis at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Buffalo at NY Giants 1:00 PM
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM
Philadelphia at Washington 1:00 PM
Houston at Baltimore 4:05 PM
Cleveland at Oakland 4:05 PM
Dallas at New England 4:15 PM
New Orleans at Tampa Bay 4:15pm
Minnesota at Chicago 8:20 PM

Monday, October 17th (All times Eastern)
Miami at NY Jets 8:30 PM

·Bye: Denver, Tennessee, Kansas City, Arizona, San Diego, Seattle.

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Parson Mason Weems was born on this date in 1759. He is remembered for his fictitious stories that he presented as fact. He was responsible for the story about George Washington cutting down his father's cherry tree.

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Jimmy sure is a happy little guy!

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A recent study shows that spoilers don't actually spoil our enjoyment of a story. (It's not spoilers that spoil things for us -- it's the actor named Adam Sandler.)

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American League ALDS (Best of Five -- All times Eastern)

Tampa Bay 9, Texas 0
Texas 8, Tampa Bay 6
Texas 4 at Tampa Bay 3
Texas 4 at Tampa Bay 3 (Texas wins series 3-1)

New York 9, Detroit 3
Detroit 5 New York 3
Detroit 5, New York 4
New York 10 at Detroit 1
Detroit 3 at New York 2 (Detroit wins series 3-2)

National League NLDS (Best of Five -- All times Eastern)

Philadelphia 11, St. Louis 6
St. Louis 5 at Philadelphia 4
Philadelphia 3 at St. Louis 2
At St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 3
St. Louis 1 at Philadelphia 0 (St. Louis wins series 3-2)

Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1
Milwaukee 8, Arizona 4
At Arizona 8, Milwaukee 4
Arizona 10, Milwaukee 6
At Milwaukee 3, Arizona 2 (Milwaukee wins series 3-2)

American League Championship Series (Best of Seven -- All times Eastern)

At Texas 3, Detroit 2
Detroit at Texas PPD, Rain
At Texas 7, Detroit 3 Sunday, (Texas leads 2-0)
Next: Texas at Detroit Tuesday, October 11th 8:05pm
Texas at Detroit Wednesday, October 12th 4:19pm
Texas at Detroit Thursday, October 13th 4:19pm****
Detroit at Texas Saturday, October 14th 8:05pm****
Detroit at Texas Sunday, October 15th 8:05pm****

National League Championship Series (Best of Seven -- All times Eastern)

At Milwaukee 9, St. Louis 6
St. Louis 12 at Milwaukee 3 (Tied 1-1)
Next: Milwaukee at St. Louis Wednesday, October 12th 8:05pm
Milwaukee at St. Louis Thursday, October 13th 8:05pm
Milwaukee at St. Louis Friday, October 14th 8:05pm
St. Louis at Milwaukee Sunday, October 16th 4:05pm
St. Louis at Milwaukee Monday, October 17th 8:05pm

****if necessary

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My wife Kim and I had fun on our weekend getaway.












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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - The Elvis Presley album "King Creole" hit #2 in the U.S.

1973 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley were divorced after six years of marriage.

1994 - The book "Good Rockin' Toight: Twenty years on the road and on the town with Elvis" by Joe Esposito was released.

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This is Pet Peeve Week. (What's your pet peeve?)

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles released their single "Roll Over Beethoven," a cover of the Chuck Berry classic.

1967 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono opened their joint exhibition Half-a-Wind Show at London's Lisson Gallery.

1988 - Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, entered a rehab center to be treated for alcoholism.

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On this date in 1936, the radio show, "Professor Quiz", aired for the first time.

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Today in Sports History:

1924 - The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Maroons were granted NHL franchises.

1925 - The New York Giants played their first NFL game. The Giants lost 14-0 to Providence.

1975 - New York Islander Bryan Trottier got his first hat trick.

1980 - The Dallas Mavericks won their first game at Reunion Arena when they beat San Antonio 103-92.

1984 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) made his debut in the National Hockey League (NHL) against the Boston Bruins. He scored a goal on his first shot on his first NHL shift.

1998 - Steve Young (San Francisco 49ers) became the 20th player in NFL history to throw for 30,000 yards.

2004 - The Houston Astros won a postseason series for the first time in their 43 year history. They defeated the Atlanta Braves 12-3 in Game 5. The Astros had lost 7 playoff series previously, three of them to Atlanta.

2006 - In New York, Cory Lidle (New York Yankees) and his flight instructor were killed when Lidle's plane crashed into a high-rise apartment building.

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An argument over chores got way out of hand Sunday in California and now Antonio Gutierrez is accused of pulling a sword on his 18-year-old son. Gutierrez says he was upset about his son being lazy around the house.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders 7:00pm

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs BYU Cougars 4:00pm

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

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm

Sunday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- IZOD Indy Car World Championships at Las Vegas at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 4:00pm

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints 4:15pm

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

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