Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's Tuesday













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

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Today is January 17th, the 17th day of 2012. There are 349 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Report: Caps' Green to undergo abdominal surgery.

Wings set franchise record with 15 straight home wins.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actress Betty White is 90; Actor James Earl Jones (Hunt for Red October, The Lion King) is 81; Boxer Muhammad Ali is 70; Actor Jim Carrey is 50; First Lady Michelle Obama is 48; Singer Kid Rock is 41.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning host the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins tonight, in a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference Finals.

Read the preview right here.

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Today is the start of National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week.

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University of Minnesota Duluth Unanimous No. 1 Selection
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 
Men's College Hockey Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Men's College Hockey Poll - #15
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1University of Minnesota Duluth, 510 (34)
1
15-4-3
15
2University of Minnesota, 435
5
16-8-1
14
3Boston University, 422
6
13-6-1
12
4Boston College, 406
4
14-8-1
15
5Ohio State University, 363
2
14-6-3
9
6University of Notre Dame, 335
3
13-8-3
15
7Merrimack College, 321
7
12-4-5
14
8Western Michigan University, 275
11
12-7-5
15
9Cornell University, 232
9
10-4-3
5
10University of Michigan, 191
15
14-8-4
11
11Colorado College, 165
8
13-8-1
15
12Union College, 152
13
12-5-6
13
13UMass Lowell, 97
10
12-6-0
3
14Ferris State University, 84
12
14-8-2
10
15University of Denver, 60
NR
13-8-3
14
Others receiving votes: University of North Dakota, 8; Colgate University, 7; Northern Michigan University, 7; Michigan State University, 5; University of Nebraska Omaha, 3; Miami University, 1; Quinnipiac University, 1.
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Duluth is atop the poll for the sixth straight week ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while Hockey East Association and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association have four ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two ranked programs ... A total of 22 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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Today is Cable Car Day, Hot Heads Chili Days(Runs through tomorrow), Judgment Day, Kid Inventor's Day and Rid The World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day.

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CFL Prospects: January 2012 Rankings.

Lions agree to new deal with All-Star Mitchell.

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

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ON DVD TODAY - Courageous;The Ides of March (Ryan Gosling, George Clooney); Abduction (Taylor Lautner); Dirty Girl (Juno Temple, William H. Macy, Milla Jovovich, Mary Steenburgen); Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (Nick Swardson, Don Johnson); Waking the Dead - The Complete 6th Season

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The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Division Playoff Week schedule:

Division Playoffs

All times Eastern

January 14th

At San Francisco 36, New Orleans 32
At New England 45, Denver 10

January 15th

At Baltimore 20, Houston 13
New York Giants 37 at Green Bay 20

Conference Finals

January 22nd

Baltimore at New England 3:00pm
New York Giants at San Francisco 6:30pm

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Today is Ditch New Years Resolutions Day.

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Good breakfast and good TV. I like it Daddy!

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The founder of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store chain, Dan Evans, has died at 76. Evans opened his first restaurant in Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1969.

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Today in Elvis History:

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "Suspicious Minds" hit #2 in the U.K. It was his first U.K. single to have a picture sleeve.

1972 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN, was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd.

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Hawaii's monarchy was overthrown on this date in 1893, when a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate.

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - The Beatles album "Yellow Submarine" was released in the U.K.

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Police say the manhunt for an escaped prisoner in Germany (Bochum) was brief. The search began when wardens went to check in on a 50-year-old inmate after he did not show up to breakfast, only to find the bars of his cell window were sawed off and he was gone. The prisoner was found hiding in the prison's attic.

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Today in Sports History:

1916 - The Professional Golfers Association was formed in New York City.

1963 - Wilt Chamberlain (San Francisco Warriors) scored 67 points against Los Angeles.

1971 - Marvin Gaye sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl V in Miami, FL.

1972 - Roger Staubach and Bob Griese appeared on the cover of TIME magazine.

1989 - Al Arbour won his 600th game as a coach in the NHL.

1995 - The Los Angeles Rams announced that they would be moving to St. Louis.

1996 - Steve Yzerman (Detroit Red Wings) became the 22nd player in NHL history to score 500 goals.

1999 - The Atlanta Falcons beat the Minnesota Vikings to advance to the Super Bowl for the first time in team history.

2002 - The city of Los Angeles had "Muhammad Ali Day."

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TiVo has singled out the moments that Golden Globes viewers were captivated by and needed to see again and again. At the top was host Ricky Gervais introducing Melissa McCarthy and highlighting her defecation in a sink on Bridesmaids: "That's still less demeaning then what most of you have done to make it in show business."

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Dallas Stars 8:30pm EST

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Jr. Knights 5:15pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Jr. Knights 8:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Phoenix Coyotes 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Jr. Knights 11:30pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Jr. Knights 2:15pm EST

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

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