Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's Wednesday




Wonderful Wednesday to you. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 5th, the 278th day of 2011. There are 87 days left in the year.

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Maple Leafs acquire Steckel from Devils.

Rangers waive Sean Avery.

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October is Employee Ownership Month. (Linky Link)

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University of Wisconsin Retains Unanimous No. 1 Ranking in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Women's College Hockey Poll - #2
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1University of Wisconsin, 190 (19)
1
2-0-0
2
2Cornell University, 167
2
0-0-0
2
3University of Minnesota, 145
4
2-0-0
2
4Boston University, 132
3
1-1-0
2
5Boston College, 112
5
0-0-0
2
6University of North Dakota, 98
7
1-1-0
2
7University of Minnesota Duluth, 73
6
0-0-0
2
8Mercyhurst College, 61
8
1-1-0
2
9Quinnipiac University, 32
10
1-1-0
2
10Dartmouth College, 9
NR
0-0-0
1
Others receiving votes: University of New Hampshire, 7; Harvard University, 6; Northeastern University, 5; Bemidji State University, 4; Providence College, 4.
NOTES: ECAC Hockey and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association lead all conferences with four ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association has two ranked teams and College Hockey America has one. ... A total of 15 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 15th annual USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineWomen’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.


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This is German-American Heritage Month.

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Weary Riders welcome break.

Injured foot may sideline Riders' Darian Durant.

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

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This is Financial Planning Month.

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Cobourne and Grant are Hamilton's dynamic duo.

Moffat: Als' longest yard true battle of the trenches.

Cornish doubles up in Players of the Week.

Irving: Bombers' resiliency to be put to the test.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Beginning this week The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is launching an extensive advertising campaign designed to improve the image of Mormons. (Basically their message is, hey we ain't Scientologists.)

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OSU football: Saturday's game against Arizona could be a long one.

Read more: http://www.gazettetimes.com/sports/article_8750ec82-eded-11e0-83d2-001cc4c03286.html#ixzz1ZrWp7yDK.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

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

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October is Go Hog Wild - Eat Country Ham Month.

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

Week 4

Sunday, October 2nd
Detroit 34 at Dallas 30
At Chicago 34, Carolina 29
At Cincinnati 23, Buffalo 20
Tennessee 31 at Cleveland 13
At Kansas City 22, Minnesota 17
Washington 17 at St. Louis 10
New Orleans 23 at Jacksonville 10
At Houston 17, Pittsburgh 10
San Francisco 24 at Philadelphia 23
NY Giants 31 at Arizona 27
Atlanta 30 at Seattle 28
At San Diego 26, Miami 16
New England 31 at Oakland 19
At Green Bay 49, Denver 23
At Baltimore 34, NY Jets 17

Monday, October 3rd
At Tampa Bay 24, Indianapolis 17

Week 5
Sunday, October 9th (All times Eastern)
Tennessee at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM
Seattle at NY Giants 1:00 PM
Cincinnati at Jacksonville 1:00 PM
New Orleans at Carolina 1:00 PM
Oakland at Houston 1:00 PM
Philadelphia at Buffalo 1:00 PM
Kansas City at Indianapolis 1:00 PM
Arizona at Minnesota 1:00 PM
Tampa Bay at San Francisco 4:05 PM
NY Jets at New England 4:15 PM
San Diego at Denver 4:15 PM
Green Bay at Atlanta 8:20 PM

Monday, October 10th
Chicago at Detroit 8:30 PM

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A Florida woman faces a charge of battery causing bodily harm after breaking the eleventh commandment: Thou shalt not throw thy Bible at thy son's girlfriend. A fight and Bible tossing ensued after she suspected the girlfriend of stealing her jewelry. She used the Bible to hit the girlfriend in the eye, causing a bleeding wound.

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Jimmy loves to dance with Mommy.

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DOLPHIN TALE WINS BOX OFFICE - In its second weekend of release, Dolphin Tale took over the top spot at the (North American) box office. The weekend's top new release, 50/50, came in at fourth.

OPENING FRIDAY - The Ides of March and Real Steel.

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St Petersburg, FL. -- And so, the frog did not turn into the prince on Tuesday afternoon, when the Rays' fairy tale came to a crashing halt in a 4-3 loss to the Rangers in Game 4 of the American League Division Series at Tropicana Field with 28,299 watching.

But to those on the team, and to the many following its every move, what an incredible ride the 2011 season has been.

"Unfortunately history only remembers the champions at the end," Johnny Damon said. "But I do think that the month of September really won a bunch of hearts of the fans in the St. Pete, Tampa, Orlando area. I'm sure it was fun for people to watch."

Read the rest here.

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Today is World Teachers Day.

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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 (Series tied 2-2)
Next: Detroit at New York Thursday, October 6th 8:37pm****

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 (Philadelphia leads 2-1)
Next: Philadelphia at St. Louis Wednesday, October 5th 9:37pm
St. Louis at Philadelphia Friday, October 7th 5:07pm****

Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1
Milwaukee 8, Arizona 4
At Arizona 8, Milwaukee 4 (Milwaukee leads 2-1)
Next: Milwaukee at Arizona Wednesday, October 5th 6:07pm ****
Arizona at Milwaukee Friday, October 7th 8:37pm****

****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:

1968 - The Elvis Presley single "Almost In Love" hit #95 in the U.S.

1999 - Paul McCartney's album "Run Devil Run" was released. The album is a collection of rock 'n' roll cover songs recorded by various artists including Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

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Lee's National Denim Day is today.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - "Love Me Do" by the Beatles was released in the U.K. It was their first single.

1993 - The Beatles' "1962-1966" and "1966-1970" were released on CD.

1999 - Paul McCartney's album "Run Devil Run" was released. The album is a collection of rock 'n' roll cover songs recorded by various artists including Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

2004 - Mark David Chapman was denied parole for the third time. Chapman was convicted of killing John Lennon on December 8, 1980.

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Balloons Around The World Day is today. (Linky Link)

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Today in Sports History:

1919 - Enzo Ferrari debuted in his first race. He later founded the Auto Avio Construzioni Ferrari, an independent manufacturing company.

1921 - The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time. The game was between the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.

1932 - The Detroit Falcons introduced a new name (the Redwings) and new uniforms to the city of Detroit.

1983 - Wayne Gretzky began a streak of scoring that covered 51 games. The streak ended on January 27, 1984.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 71st and 72nd home runs in a single season.

2003 - The Chicago Cubs won their first postseason series since the 1908 World Series.

2003 - Dante Hall (Kansas City Chiefs) scored on a return in an NFL-record fourth straight game. He scored his fourth touchdown on a return in only 5 games.

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October is Rhubarb Month.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

Nothin' Doin'.

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EDT (Regular season opener)

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers TBA

EJHL South -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers TBA

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona Wildcats 3:30pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway 3:30pm EDT

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

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Empire South Showcase vs TBD TBA

EJHL South Showcase -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Empire South Showcase vs TBD TBA

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway 2:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Rays at San Francisco 49ers 4:05pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Empire South Showcase vs TBD TBA

EJHL South Showcase -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Empire South Showcase vs TBD TBA

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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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