Tuesday, October 23, 2012

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is October 23rd, the 297th day of 2012. There are 69 days left in the year.

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What We Learned: Why canceling NHL games could give us the best season ever.

Oilers forward Ben Eager charged with assault.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Singer and actor Dwight Yoakam is 56; newstalker Nancy Grace is 54; Weird Al Yankovic is 53; Ryan Reynolds is 36.

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Boston College Claims Sole Possession of No. 1 Ranking
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men's College Hockey Poll - #3
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Boston College, 477 (18)
3
2-1-0
4
2University of Minnesota, 461 (11)
1
3-1-0
4
3Miami University, 405 (3)
4
3-0-1
4
4University of North Dakota, 387
2
1-1-0
4
5University of Denver, 358 (1)
8
2-0-0
4
6University of Michigan, 347
6
2-1-0
4
7Cornell University, 269
5
0-0-0
4
8Union College, 260 (1)
7
2-1-0
4
9University of Notre Dame, 226
10
3-1-0
4
10Western Michigan University, 185
12
3-1-0
4
11University of New Hampshire, 176
NR
3-0-0
1
12UMass Lowell, 165
9
1-1-1
4
13Boston University, 89
11
1-1-0
4
14University of Minnesota Duluth, 77
13
2-2-0
4
15Northern Michigan University, 56
15
3-1-0
2
Others receiving votes: Colorado College, 35; Harvard University, 32; St. Lawrence University, 27; Northeastern University, 13; University of Nebraska-Omaha, 12; Quinnipiac University, 12; Ferris State University, 8; Minnesota State University, 2; United States Air Force Academy, 1.
NOTES: The Boston College Eagles claim sole possession of the No. 1 ranking for the first time this season; Minnesota and Boston College split the preseason No. 1 ranking ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and the Hockey East Association have four ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two ranked programs ... A total of 24 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 18th 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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Corvallis, OR. -- It’s all there in living black and white:

Oregon State is ranked seventh nationally in the Associated Press poll, ninth in the coaches' poll and eighth in the BCS rankings.

The Beavers are 6-0 overall and 4-0 in Pac-12 play for the first time ever and tied with Oregon atop the North standings as they prepare for next Saturday’s visit to Washington.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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Blanche S. Scott became the first woman to make a public solo airplane flight in the United Stateson this date in 1910.

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Dressler headlines Players of the Week.

Power Rankings Wk.17: A true perennial powerhouse.

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

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ON DVD TODAY:; Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter; Dragon Eyes (Jean-Claude Van Damme!); Madea's Witness Protection; Magic Mike (Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey); Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (Steve Carell, Keira Knightley); Amazing Race Season 8; Amazing Race Season 9; Fantasy Island: The Complete Third Season; Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Year Eight; Happy Endings: The Complete Second Season.

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Pedersen: Roughriders remain unapologetic.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to get back on the winning side of the ledger this coming Saturday, as they host the Toronto Argonauts at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. Listen link is on the left side of this blog. You can see the game in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at ESPN3.com.

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

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Approximately 25,000 women demanded the right to vote with a march in New York City, NY on this date in 1915.

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Tampa, FL. —Buccaneer RB Doug Martin is up for the NFL's Rookie of the Week award for the second time this season after posting a combined 122 yards against the Saints on Sunday.

Read the rest here.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 210 million: Kids and adults who dress up for Halloween every year.

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Takin' a break.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Taking Jimmy to the doctor again. How 'bout you?

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ALDS:  New York wins series 3-2.

NLDS: St. Louis wins series 3-2. 



American League Championship Series
Game Matchup                         Day Date Time (ET)TV
Gm 1 Detroit  4 @ New York 2 (12 innings) 
Gm 2 Detroit 3 @ New York 0
Gm 3 New York 1 @ Detroit 2
Gm 4 New York  1@ Detroit 8 Detroit wins series 4-0
All games on ESPN Radio

National League Championship Series 
Game Matchup                                 Day Date Time (ET)TV
Gm 1 St. Louis 6 @ San Francisco 4
Gm 2 St. Louis  1 @ San Francisco 7
Gm 3 San Francisco 1 @ St. Louis 2
Gm 4 San Francisco 3 @ St. Louis 8
Gm 5 San Francisco 5 @ St. Louis 0
Gm 6 St. Louis  1@ San Francisco 6
Gm 7 St. Louis 0 @ San Francisco 9  San Francisco wins series 4-3

2012 World Series
Game Matchup                          Day Date Time(ET)TV
Gm 1 Detroit @ San Francisco Wed Oct. 24 8:00pm FOX
Gm 2 Detroit @ San Francisco Thu Oct. 25 8:00pm FOX
Gm 3 San Francisco @ Detroit Sat Oct. 27 8:00pm FOX
Gm 4 San Francisco @ Detroit Sun Oct. 28 8:00pm      FOX
Gm 5* San Francisco @ Detroit Mon Oct. 29 8:00pm FOX
Gm 6* Detroit @ San Francisco Wed Oct. 31 8:00pm   FOX
Gm 7* Detroit @ San Francisco Thu Nov. 1 8:00pm  FOX
* - If necessary

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The San Diego Chargers are being investigated for the suspected use of a banned adhesive product that helps players catch passes. [It's the same banned adhesive Lance Armstrong used to keep himself from slipping off bicycle seats.]

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San Francisco, CA. -- The showers that drenched AT&T Park toward the end of Monday night's game seemed surreal.

"We haven't had rain like that in a long time," Matt Cain said.

But the precipitation provided a nice segue to the waterworks in the Giants clubhouse, where ballplayers sprayed each other with champagne to celebrate their latest triumph.

And what a triumph it was. Completing their second rare comeback of the postseason, the Giants subdued the St. Louis Cardinals, 9-0, to win Game 7 of the National League Championship Series and advance to a World Series confrontation against the Detroit Tigers.

Read the rest here.

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Wi-Fi light bulbs are almost here. Plug them in to an ordinary light socket. Fire up the Wi-Fi device that comes with them. Grab the app. Now you've got yourself an instant "smart home" where you can program your home lighting from your tablet or phone, no rewiring required. GreenWave Reality, the maker of the Wi-Fi light-bulb system, has just gotten approval to sell it in the U.S. market..

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Today in Elvis History

1961 - 
Filming began on the Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad."

1965 - The album "Elvis For Everyone" hit #10 in the U.S.

1968 - The Elvis Presley movie "Live A Little, Love A Little" opened in the U.S. 

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The kids of the United States have spoken and President Barack Obama has been elected the winner of Nickelodeon's 2012 Kids Pick the President "Kids' Vote." Since it began in 1988, kids have correctly picked the winner (in advance of the national election) five out of the last six times. More than half a million votes were cast in the network's online poll as part of Nickelodeon's Kids Pick the President initiative to build young citizens' awareness of, and involvement in, the election process.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
 
The Beatles recorded "I Wanna Be Your Man."

1972 - Filming began on the musical "That'll Be The Day." The musical starred David Essex, Keith Moon and Ringo Starr.

2001 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Milk and Honey" album was re-released. This version contained 3 additional songs and an interview with the couple. The original was released in 1984.

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What's the number one item that gives a woman buyer's remorse? Leather pants. Forty-six percent of 2,000 women said they never wore the leather pants they purchased because they were afraid the pants made them "look tacky" and "that they were trying too hard."

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Today in Sports History:

1930 -  
J.K. Scott won the first miniature golf tournament. The event was held in Chattanooga, TN.

1945 - The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson.

1978 - Bryan Trottier (New York Islanders) broke an NHL record when he scored six points in one period.

1988 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) passed for 521 yards, three touchdowns and completed 35 of 60 against the New York Jets. It was considered the single-best passing day in NFL history.

1993 - Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) became only the second player to end the World Series with a homerun.

1993 - The Toronto Maple Leafs set an NHL record when they won their ninth straight game at the start of the season.

1996 - The civil trial of O.J. Simpson opened in Santa Monica, CA. Simpson was later found liable in the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

1998 - Mark Messier (Vancouver Canucks) became only the 10th player in NHL history to reach 600 career goals.

2002 - Brett Hull (Detroit Red Wings) got his 1,250th career point.

2003 - Peter Forsberg (Colorado Avalanche) scored his 200th career goal. He scored three goals in the Avalanche's 6-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

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NBC broadcasted the first videotape recording on this date in 1956. The tape of Jonathan Winters was seen coast to coast in the U.S.

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Coming up --


Tonight --


Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

MLB -- World Series Game 1 San Francisco Giants vs Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT 

Thursday --

MLB -- World Series Game 2 San Francisco Giants vs Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings 8:20pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- World Series Game 3 San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 9:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Washington Huskies 10:15pm EDT

Sunday--

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- World Series Game 4 San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT

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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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