Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's Wednesday












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

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Today is November 30th, the 334th day of 2011. There are 31 days left in the year.

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Yzerman expecting an emotional return to Detroit.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of America honors Wings.

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

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Today's Birthdays -- TV personality and producer Dick Clark is 82; Director Ridley Scott (Robin Hood, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Blade Runner) is 74; Singer-actor Mandy Patinkin (Homeland, Criminal Minds, The Princess Bride) is 59; Singer Billy Idol is 56; Actor-director Ben Stiller (Tower Heist) is 46; Singer Clay Aiken is 33; Actress Elisha Cuthbert (24) is 29.

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The Lightning play at Detroit tonight. There's a preview of the game right here.

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This is Computer Security Day.

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


USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Women's College Hockey Poll - #10
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1University of Wisconsin, 190 (19)
1
15-1-0
10
2University of Minnesota, 167
2
14-2-0
10
3Cornell University, 156
3
9-1-0
10
4Boston College, 126
4
10-4-1
10
5University of North Dakota, 100
6
10-5-1
10
6Mercyhurst College, 86
7
10-2-0
10
7Boston University, 82
5
9-6-1
10
8University of Minnesota Duluth, 57
8
6-7-1
10
9Bemidji State University, 36
NR
10-5-2
1
10Northeastern University, 14
T-9
10-4-0
8
Others receiving votes: Harvard University, 12; Dartmouth College, 10; Ohio State University, 7, Quinnipiac University, 2.
NOTES: The University of Wisconsin earned the No. 1 ranking for the 10th straight week ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association has three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey and College Hockey America have one team ranked ... A total of 14 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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Today is Stay Home Because You're Well Day.

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Travis Lulay's the main man in B.C..

Champs invite fans back to BC Place to celebrate.

Changes abound for Bombers in off-season.

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

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Christian Bale says the next Batman movie will be his last. (He's being replaced by Billy Crystal.)

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

Week 12

Thursday, November 24th

Green Bay 27 at Detroit 15
At Dallas 20, Miami 19
At Baltimore 16, San Francisco 6

Sunday, November 27th

Houston 20 at Jacksonville 13
At NY Jets 28, Buffalo 24
At Cincinnati 23, Cleveland 20
At Atlanta 24, Minnesota 14
Arizona 23 at St. Louis 20
Carolina 27 at Indianapolis 19
At Tennessee 23, Tampa Bay 17
At Oakland 25, Chicago 20
Washington 23 at Seattle 17
Denver 16 at San Diego 13
New England 38 at Philadelphia 20
Pittsburgh 13 at Kansas City 9

Monday, November 28th

NY Giants at New Orleans 8:30 PM

Week 13

All Times Eastern

Thursday, December 1st

Philadelphia at Seattle 8:20 PM

Sunday, December 4th

Carolina at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM
Atlanta at Houston 1:00 PM
NY Jets at Washington 1:00 PM
Indianapolis at New England 1:00 PM
Oakland at Miami 1:00 PM
Denver at Minnesota 1:00 PM
Tennessee at Buffalo 1:00 PM
Kansas City at Chicago 1:00 PM
Baltimore at Cleveland 4:05 PM
Dallas at Arizona 4:15 PM
Green Bay at NY Giants 4:15 PM
St. Louis at San Francisco 4:15 PM
Detroit at New Orleans 8:20 PM

Monday, December 5th

San Diego at Jacksonville

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On this date in 1782, the United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.

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Jimmy's ready to go fight fires.

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What's the best way to scare a guy into using a condom? How about sending him a creepy Facebook friend request from the baby he might have if he doesn't use one? A Brazilian ad agency (AGE Isobar) organized just such a campaign recently for Olla condoms. The agency apparently targeted specific guys and created actual Facebook profiles for their unborn children (by tacking "Jr." on to their names), who then attempt to friend Daddy.

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Today in Elvis History:

1963 - The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" premiered in the U.K.

1993 - The Elvis Presley album "From Nashville To Memphis - The Essential '60s Masters I" was certified gold by the RIAA.

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A man in Atlanta has hauled in a million-dollar lottery payday for the second time in just three years. Fifty year old Delma Kinney recently won a $1 million dollar prize playing the instant game Super Millions. In 2008, Kinney also won $1 million playing another instant game.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - The Beatles performed at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg for the last time.

1972 - Wings released their single "Hi, Hi, Hi." The BBC banned the record because it declared that the lyrics were "unsuitable" for broadcast.

1976 - George Harrison appeared on BBC-2-TV's "The Old Grey Whistley Contest."

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 has passed the $500 million mark. The film grossed $508 million in global ticket sales since the film's release on November 18.

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Today in Sports History:

1971 - ABC-TV aired "Brian's Song." The movie was about Chicago Bears' Brian Picolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.

1991 - In the first Women's World Cup in soccer, the U.S. team defeated Norway 2-1.

1992 - The video "NFL Country," by various artists, was certified Gold by the RIAA.

1993 - The NFL awarded the league's 30th franchise to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

1996 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored his 25,000th NBA career point. He was only the 10th player to reach the mark.

2005 - The Boston Bruins traded captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks for Marco Sturm, Wayne Primeau and Brad Stuart.

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on this date in 1835. He wrote "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn" under the name Mark Twain.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lighting at Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

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

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 6:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey - Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

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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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