Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's Wednesday

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


Today is December 14th, the 348th day of 2011. There are 17 days left in the year.


Tampa Bay's Steve Downie fined $2,500.

Flyers' Giroux out indefinitely with concussion.

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Today's Birthdays: Producer Michael Ovitz is 65; Actress Dee Wallace-Stone (Elliot's mom in E.T.) is 63; Actress Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) is 23.


Tampa, FL. -- General manager Steve Yzerman said he wasn't surprised the Lightning lost free agent Antti Miettinen off waivers to the Jets.

"We knew there would be a risk in doing this," he said.

Read all about it here.


Today is Monkey Day. (Linky Link)


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 - #12
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
Weeks in Top
1University of Wisconsin, 190 (19)
2University of Minnesota, 170
3Cornell University, 152
4Boston College, 126
5Mercyhurst College, 114
6University of North Dakota, 93
7Northeastern University, 63
8University of Minnesota Duluth, 44
9Harvard University, 37
10Bemidji State University, 34
Others receiving votes: Boston University, 14; Clarkson University, 5; Dartmouth College, 3.
NOTES: The University of Wisconsin earned the No. 1 ranking for the 12th straight week ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association and ECAC Hockey each have two ranked teams. Mercyhurst is the only College Hockey America team ranked ... A total of 13 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.


A new study published by the American Psychological Association found mothers with jobs tend to be healthier and happier than stay-at-home moms. Employed mothers enjoy better overall health, fewer symptoms of depression, and are also just as involved in their child's school.


Jon Cornish inks new deal with Stampeders.

Mike Benevides named new head coach in B.C.

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David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patented the nut and bolt machine on this date in 1798.


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


Today is Ditch the Dishes Day. Organizers are encouraging you to go out to eat and dirty up someone else's dishes instead. I'm betting the 'organizers' are in the restaurant biz.


I wanna be a Lightning Guy and play Lightning Hockey.


Two women from Orange County, California, have been charged with forging a $285,000 check from the law firm where one of them worked. They forged the check to hire a private jet and fly to New York City for a shopping spree. The money was used for the jet, five rooms at a Times Square hotel, and some shopping at New York jewelry stores.


Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)" hit #7 in the U.K.

1966 - The Elvis Presley film "Spinout" premiered.

1974 - Elvis Presley's version of Chuck Berry's "Promised Land" hit #14 in the U.S.


THE MOST FASCINATING PEOPLE OF 2011 - For the 19th year, Barbara Walters interviews some of the year's top newsmakers tonight (Wednesday), including the Kardashian family, Simon Cowell, Modern Family stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, Derek Jeter, Donald Trump, Katy Perry and Pippa Middleton. The most fascinating person of the year will be revealed during the special.


Today in Beatles History:

1972 - The Ringo Starr film about U.K. rocker Marc Bolan, "Born to Boogie," debuted in London. The film stars Elton John.

1980 - Yoko Ono called for a 10-minute silent vigil around the world for John Lennon, her husband, who was shot to death six days earlier. Over 100,000 people went to Central Park in New York to honor the request.

1995 - Classified documents from the White House were released that revealed the FBI had spied on John Lennon and his anti-war activities during the early '70s in a possible attempt to have Lennon deported.

1999 - Paul McCartney played a show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. It was the first time that McCartney had played at the club since 1963.


IF MEN WERE IN CHARGE OF CHRISTMAS - If Christmas were left up to men, how would it be different? A third of men say women make too much of a fuss about Christmas and if left up to them, would do a much better job. For one thing, 40% of men said they would cancel visits to the in-laws


Today in Sports History:

1901 - The first table tennis tournament was held. It was at the London Royal Aquarium.

1915 - Jack Johnson became the first black world heavyweight champion.

1952 - The Brooklyn Dodgers signed pitcher Sandy Koufax.

1982 - Marcel Dionne (Los Angeles Kings) scored his 500th goal.

1984 - Howard Cosell retired from the NFL's Monday Night Football.

1986 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) set an NFL record with his seventh 400-yard game.

1988 - CBS won the exclusive rights to major league baseball's 1990-94 seasons for $1.1 billion.

1988 - The NBA's Miami Heat won their first game. They had lost their first 17 games.

1997 - Mike Gartner (Phoenix Coyotes) became only the fifth player in NHL history to score 700 career goals. The other 700 goal scorers were Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Phil Esposito and Marcel Dionne.

1997 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) ran for more than 100 yards for his 13th consecutive game.

1998 - Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers) caught a pass in a game against the Detroit Lions. It was his 191st consecutive game with a reception.


On this date in 1799, the first president of the United States, George Washington, died at the age 67.


Coming up:

Tonight --

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


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

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