Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's Tuesday













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

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Today is December 13th, the 347th day of 2011. There are 18 days left in the year.

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Kings fire Murray, name Stevens interim coach.

Chelios, Suter, Tkachuk enter U.S. Hockey Hall.

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

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Today's Birthdays: TV legend Dick Van Dyke is 86; Actor Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Doctor Parnassus) is 82; Rocker Ted Nugent is 63; Actress Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me, Dream On) is 61; Actor Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, Con Air, Fargo) is 54; Rock singer Amy Lee (Evanescence) is 30; Musician Taylor Swift is 22.

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Tampa, FL. -- Despite fighting to the end, The Tampa Bay Lightning can't seem to buy a win -- home or away -- and the run of turnovers, empty power-play opportunities, easy goals allowed and just plain bad luck is getting on the team's nerves.

The New Jersey Devils were the latest to frustrate the Lightning on Monday night at the St. Pete Times Forum, scoring three times on six shots in the second period -- including a shorthanded score by Adam Henrique that proved to be the game-winner -- to break open a 2-2 tie. New Jersey then had to hang on for a 5-4 win after Steven Stamkos scored two goals in the third period

Read all about it right here.

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Five ships under the command of Sir Francis Drake left Plymouth, England on this date in 1577, to embark on Drake's circumnavigation of the globe. The journey took almost three years.

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University of Minnesota Duluth Unanimous 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 - #11
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12
Record
Weeks in Top 15
1University of Minnesota Duluth, 510 (34)
1
12-3-3
11
2University of Minnesota, 463
2
14-5-1
10
3Ohio State University, 415
4
13-4-1
5
4Boston College, 409
3
12-6-2
11
5Merrimack College, 406
5
10-2-2
10
6University of Notre Dame, 290
7
11-6-3
11
7Colorado College, 272
6
9-5-0
11
8Western Michigan University, 265
8
9-4-5
11
9Boston University, 238
12
10-5-1
8
10Colgate University, 190
11
11-4-2
5
11Ferris State University, 182
10
11-6-1
8
12Union College, 163
9
8-3-5
11
13University of Denver, 81
13
7-6-3
11
14Michigan State University, 62
14
10-6-2
2
15Cornell University, 56
NR
7-3-1
1
Others receiving votesUMass Lowell, 44; Lake Superior State University, 20; Miami University, 3; Northeastern University, 3; Quinnipiac University, 2; University of Michigan, 2; United States Air Force Academy, 1; University of Nebraska Omaha, 1; University of North Dakota, 1; Yale University, 1.
NOTES: The Central Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has four ranked teams and Hockey East Association and ECAC Hockey have three ranked teams ... A total of 25 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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ON DVD TODAY - Rise of the Planet of the Apes (James Franco); Kung Fun Panda 2; Fright Night (Colin Farrell); Family Guy, Vol. 9; Spin City: The Complete Sixth Season.

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Campbell: Edmonton's blockbuster QB trade.

Ray Day! Argos land new QB in deal with Esks.

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

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On this date in 1636, the United States National Guard was created when militia regiments were organized by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

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

Week 14

All Times Eastern

Thursday, December 8th

At Pittsburgh 14, Cleveland 3

Sunday, December 11th

At NY Jets 37, Kansas City 10
At Jacksonville 41, Tampa Bay 14
New England 34 at Washington 27
Atlanta 31 at Carolina 23
At Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 10
Philadelphia 26 at Miami 10
At Detroit 34, Minnesota 28
New Orleans 22 at Tennessee 17
Houston 20 at Cincinnati 19
At Denver 13, Chicago 10 (OT)
At Arizona 21, San Francisco 19
At San Diego 37, Buffalo 10
At Green Bay 46, Oakland 16
NY Giants 37 at Dallas 34

Monday, December 12th

At Seattle 30, St. Louis 13

Week 15

All Times Eastern

Thursday, December 15th

Jacksonville at Atlanta 8:20 PM

Saturday, December 17th

Dallas at Tampa Bay 8:20 PM

Sunday, December 18th

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

Monday, December 19th

Pittsburgh at San Francisco 8:30 PM

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Today is Violin Day.

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Tampa, FL.-- On a black Monday for two NFL head coaches who received pink slips, beleaguered Bucs coach Raheem Morris said the only scrutiny he cares about will come from the Glazer family or general manager Mark Dominik.

Regardless of his future, Morris said the adversity of a seven-game losing streak and another lost season will eventually make the Bucs better.

Read the rest here.

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Jimmy really likes hockey.

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Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry is up for auction beginning today (Tuesday). [Not everyone can attend the auction. We're talking to you, Lindsay Lohan.]

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - The Elvis Presley movie "Love Me Tender" premiered in London.

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "It's Now Or Never" passed million sales mark in Britain. It achieved the feat in six weeks.

1975 - Elvis Presley's U.K.-only version of Tom Jones' "Green, Green Grass Of Home" hit #29 in the U.K.

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This is a British survey, but you have to imagine it applies in this country, too. One in three Brits will go into debt this Christmas. Why? Marketing, according to the chief executive of a charity organization. He believes TV advertisements give the impression that you're not a good parent if you don't buy your children everything they want.

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Today in Beatles History:

1961 - The Beatles signed with manager Brian Epstein.

1974 - George Harrison had lunch with U.S. President Gerald Ford at the White House.

1976 - Wings' "Wings Over America" was certified Gold by the RIAA.

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Reality television star Richard Hatch has been released from a Rhode Island prison after serving a nine-month sentence for failing to pay back taxes. Hatch served six weeks at a state minimum-security facility as a transition after spending most of his sentence in federal prison.

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Today in Sports History:

1936 - The Redskins played their last game in Boston. The next season the Redskins began playing in Washington, DC.

1949 - The American League rejected a revival of the spitball, which had been outlawed since 1920.

1956 - Jackie Robinson (Los Angeles Dodgers) was traded to the Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield and $35,000. Robinson retired instead of accepting the trade.

1966 - The rights to the first four Super Bowls were sold to CBS and NBC for a total of $9.5 million.

1973 - Detroit became the first city to receive a franchise for the World Football League.

1975 - The Washington Redskins beat the Los Angeles Rams 38-24. The Redskins made the playoffs for the first time since 1945.

1983 - An NBA record was set when the Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets played a triple overtime that resulted in Pistons winning 186-184.

2010 - The New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings played at Detroit's Ford Field. The game was moved due to the collapse of the inflatable roof at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Mall of America Stadium the previous day.

1986 - Dwight Gooden was arrested with four friends after police officers stopped his car in Tampa, FL. Gooden later pled no contest and received three years of probation.

1995 - Paul Coffey (Detroit Red Wings) became the first NHL defenseman to reach 1,000 career points.

1998 - Gary Anderson (Minnesota Vikings) kicked six field goals against Baltimore. In the game Anderson set an NFL record for 34 straight field goals without a miss.

1998 - Marshall Faulk set a new Colts record for total yards from scrimmage in a season with 2,090. The record had been held by Eric Dickerson with 2,036.

2001 - Michael Frank Goodwin was arrested and booked on two counts of murder, one count of conspiracy and three special circumstances (lying in wait, murder for financial gain and multiple murder) in connection to the death of Mickey Thompson. Thompson and his wife Trudy were shot to death in their driveway on March 16, 1988. Thompson, known as the "Speed King," set nearly 500 auto speed endurance records including being the first person to travel more than 400 mph on land.

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A story of '60 comedians Tom and Dick Smothers will be made into a feature film. George Clooney is one of the producers.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Calgary Flames 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Empire South and EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Showcase

Saturday --

Empire South and EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Showcase

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets 7:00pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Dallas Cowboys 8:20pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South and EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Showcase

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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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