Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's Tuesday




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

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Today is October 30th, the 304th day of 2012. There are 62 days left in the year.

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Lightning season on hold, but Vinik's charitable events go on.

AHL Roundup: Offenses off to good start in AHL.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Henry Winkler (Here Comes the Boom, Happy Days) is 67; Harry Hamlin (L.A. Law) is 61; Gavin Rossdale of Bush (married to Gwen Stefani) is 45; Matthew Morrison (Glee) is 34.

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Boston College Retains No. 1 Ranking for Second Straight Week
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men's College Hockey Poll - #4
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Boston College, 504 (28)
1
4-1-0
5
2University of Minnesota, 459
2
4-1-0
5
3University of Denver, 417 (5)
5
4-0-0
5
4Miami University, 389
3
4-1-1
5
5Cornell University, 355
7
2-0-0
5
6University of North Dakota, 345
4
2-1-1
5
7University of Michigan, 300
6
3-2-0
5
8University of Notre Dame, 277
9
5-1-0
5
9Union College, 240 (1)
8
3-1-1
5
10University of New Hampshire, 204
11
4-0-1
2
11Western Michigan University, 194
10
3-1-0
5
12Boston University, 144
13
3-1-0
5
13Harvard University, 77
NR
1-0-0
1
14UMass Lowell, 60
12
1-3-1
5
15St. Lawrence University, 31
NR
3-1-0
1
Others receiving votes: Northeastern University, 23; University of Minnesota Duluth, 21; Ferris State University, 19; St. Cloud State University, 13; Northern Michigan University, 3; Providence College, 3; Quinnipiac University, 1; University of Wisconsin, 1
NOTES: The Boston College Eagles claim sole possession of the No. 1 ranking for the second time this season; Minnesota and Boston College split the preseason No. 1 ranking ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association, ECAC Hockey and the Hockey East Association all boast four ranked teams, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three ranked programs ... A total of 23 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.

This Week's Top-15 Match-ups
Friday, November 2
No. 11 Western Michigan
at
No. 8 Notre Dame
No. 12 Boston University
at
No. 6 North Dakota 
University of Minnesota Extends Unanimous No. 1 Streak
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Women's College Hockey Poll - #6
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 Record
(W-L-T)
Weeks in Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
1
10-0-0
7
2Cornell University, 160
2
4-1-0
7
3Boston University, 154
3
7-1-0
7
4Clarkson University, 134
4
7-1-0
4
5Mercyhurst University, 114
5
8-1-1
7
6Harvard University, 90
9
2-0-0
5
7Northeastern University, 71
7
5-1-1
4
8Boston College, 57
6
2-3-0
7
9University of North Dakota, 33
8
4-4-0
7
10Ohio State University, 30
10
7-3-0
4

Others receiving votes: University of Minnesota Duluth, 5; Quinnipiac University, 4; Darmouth College, 1; Providence College, 1; University of Wisconsin, 1.
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their seventh straight week as the unanimous No. 1 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Hockey East Association, and ECAC Hockey all boast three ranked teams while College Hockey America has one ranked program ... A total of 15 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th 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.

Try Hockey For Free Day to Take Place Saturday at Nearly 500 Locations
Nationwide Event is Part of Second Annual Come Play Hockey Month
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Try Hockey For Free Day is set to take place Saturday (Nov. 3) as part of the second annual Come Play Hockey Month. Nearly 500 rinks across the country will encourage boys and girls, ages 4 to 9, to come to a local participating rink and try youth hockey free of charge.

"Try Hockey For Free is the cornerstone of Come Play Hockey Month as we introduce the sport to thousands of children," said Pat Kelleher, assistant executive director of development for USA Hockey. "The initiative provides an opportunity to become active in hockey and hopefully spark a passion for the game."

Free equipment will be provided for children attending Try Hockey For Free Day and no experience is required to participate. For those interested in registering for the event, full details and local participating ice rinks can be found at TryHockeyForFree.com.

NOTES: Try Hockey For Free Day is part of Come Play Hockey Month. The program, designed to provide youth hockey associations a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport, is a joint‐effort between USA Hockey, the National Hockey League, and NHL member clubs. With Total Hockey and Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports, the official sponsors of Try Hockey For Free Day, USA Hockey has nearly 500 locations offering boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 9 years old this unique opportunity.


This Week's Top-10 Match-ups
Wednesday, October 31
No. 8 Boston College
at
No. 3 Boston University
Friday, November 2
No. 4 Clarkson
at
No. 9 North Dakota
Saturday, November 3
No. 3 Boston University
at
No. 8 Boston College
No. 4 Clarkson
at
No. 9 North Dakota





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There's controversy over a new version of the poem Twas the Night Before Christmas where mention of Santa Claus smoking a pipe has been removed. The editor said she wanted Santa to set a better example. [Oh, he's a good example alright. There's no role model quite like a morbidly obese man who commits breaking and entering.]

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Corvallis, OR. -- Cody Vaz will be the starting quarterback and Sean Mannion the backup when 11th-ranked Oregon State (6-1 overall, 4-1 in Pac-12 play) plays host to Arizona State (5-3, 3-2) in a 7:36 p.m. Reser Stadium matchup Saturday.

Mannion returned as the starter at Washington last Saturday after missing two games following knee surgery. The 6-5, 215-pound sophomore was replaced by Vaz in the fourth quarter after throwing four interceptions in the Beavers’ 20-17 loss.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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ON DVD TODAY

The Campaign (Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis),  A Christmas Story 2 Ruby Sparks (Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas), Safety Not Guaranteed (Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson), Rosemary's Baby (The Criterion Collection - Mia Farrow), All In The Family: The Complete Series.

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Double Blue double dip in Players of the Week.

Power Rankings Wk. 18: BC stays on top despite loss.

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

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RANDOM LINK - Taco Bell USB flash drive. Stocking stuffer for your run-for-the-border geek?

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Riders bench boss Chamblin urges positivity.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders close out the regular season and get ready for the playoffs when they travel to Vancouver to play the West leading BC Lions on Saturday, November 3rd. Kickoff is set for 10:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. You can watch the game in Canada on TSN and in the U.S., catch the game online at ESPN3.com.

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

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Today is National Oatmeal Day.

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Tampa, FL. —
Say it ain't so.

Say the 2012 Bucs' new slogan isn't, "One for all and all for Adderall."

Read the rest here.

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Google was supposed to host a big shindig in New York Monday to announce its new gadgets. Then a hurricane named Sandy came along. But that didn't stop Google from announcing its new gadgets: the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets and a new phone.

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I'm outta here.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Isn't it fun?

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San Francisco, CA. --For more than two hours on Monday afternoon, several hundred Giants fans waited patiently on both sides of the AT&T Park driveway, cheering at any passing charter bus in hopes that it would hold their beloved 2012 World Series champions.

And at around 4:40 p.m. PT, a police-escorted caravan of charter buses pulled into the driveway at 2nd and King to draw raucous cheers from the crowd. The scene erupted when Pablo Sandoval emerged from behind one of the buses after they parked with the World Series Commissioner's Trophy in hand, skipping along the droves of screaming fans behind temporary fences who serenaded him with chants of "MVP."

Read the rest here.

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A new app called Badabing will search Facebook for scantily clad photos of your friends. Sexy Halloween costumes and bikini pics are instantly mined with the help of the $1.99 app.

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - Elvis Presley began his first lengthy gospel music session. Much of the work appeared on the 1961 album "His Hand In Mine."

1960 - Elvis Presley recorded "Crying In The Chapel."

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Police in hot pursuit of a speeding bicyclist in Poland were shocked when they finally caught up with him. He was riding completely naked and wearing his pants on his head.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - Work finished on "With the Beatles." The album was the second by the Beatles.

1973 - John Lennon released the album "Mind Games."

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With the network's The Office in the middle of its ninth and final season, NBC had plans for a spinoff following Rainn Wilson's Dwight Schrute. Although a pilot was produced, Wilson revealed Monday through his Twitter feed that the show will not go to series. Wilson tweeted: "NBC has passed on moving forward with The Farm TV show. Had a blast making the pilot - onwards & upwards!"

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Today in Sports History:

1919 - The professional baseball association ruled that spitballs and shineballs were illegal.

1974 - In Kinshasa, Zaire, Muhammad Ali regained his heavyweight-boxing title by knocking out George Foreman in the eighth round.

1988 - The New York Jets beat the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time.

1992 - Magic Johnson played his last game in the NBA before retiring for the second and last time.

1997 - Violet Palmer became the first woman to officiate an NBA game. The game was between the Dallas Mavericks and the Vancouver Grizzlies.

2001 - In New York City, U.S. President George W. Bush threw out the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

2001 - Michael Jordan returned to the NBA with the Washington Wizards after a 3 1/2 year retirement. The Wizards lost 93-91 to the New York Knicks.

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The time clock was patented by Daniel M. Cooper of Rochester, NY on this date in 1894.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 10:00pm EDT

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 4:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway 7:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona State Sun Devils 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 10:00am EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Oakland Raiders 4:05pm EST

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

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