Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It's Wednesday

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


Today is November 21st, the 326th day of 2012. There are 40 days left in the year.


NHL and Union to resume negotiations Wednesday.

MacKinnon, Jones top preliminary rankings for 2013.

Visit the official league website,


On this date in 1620, the Mayflower reached Provincetown, MA. The ship discharged the Pilgrims at Plymouth, MA, on December 26, 1620.


University of Minnesota Extends 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 - #9
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 Record
Weeks in Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
2Cornell University, 170
3Clarkson University, 149
4Mercyhurst University, 126
5Boston University, 106
6Boston College, 103
7Harvard University, 77
8Ohio State University, 52
9Northeastern University, 30
10University of North Dakota, 26
Others receiving votes: University of Wisconsin, 11; University of Minnesota Duluth, 3; Darmouth College, 2.
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their tenth 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 13 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.

There's a new, permanent addition to the Johnny Blog. My wife's best friend, Debbie Deane, made a video in honor of my wife. It's at the top of the right hand column. I hope you take the time to watch it, it's very good. Then, scroll down to my blog links and click Down Memory Lane. She can make you a video too.


Sean Mannion was at the controls as expected during Oregon State’s practice session Monday.

Mannion will start at quarterback Saturday when the 16th-ranked Beavers (8-2 overall, 6-2 Pac-12) play host to fifth-ranked Oregon (10-1, 7-1) in the 116th renewal of the Civil War at noon in Reser Stadium.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.


On this date in 1783, the first successful flight was made in a hot air balloon. The pilots, Francois Pilatre de Rosier and Francois Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, flew for 25 minutes and 5½ miles over Paris.


Let's get started: Argos, Stamps kickoff Grey Cup week.

Argos LB Ball headlines Players of the Week.

Visit the leagues' official website,


North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on this date in 1789.


VANSTONE: Remembering Rider fan Bobby Corman.

Visit the team's official website,


Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph on this date in 1877.


Tampa, FL. —
For the sixth straight year, the Bucs' offensive line conducted the "Turkey Time with the O-Line" event at team headquarters, distributing full Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of families in need.

Read the rest here.


On this date in 1922, Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve as a member of the U.S. Senate.


Jimmy made a pretty good Captain America I think.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats watching the news, doesn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1962 -The Elvis Presley film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" opened in the U.S.

1963 - The Elvis Presley film "Fun in Acapulco" premiered.

1964 - Elvis Presley's single "Ain't That Loving You Baby" hit #16 in the U.S.

2006 - The album "Elvis at the Hayride" was released. The live show was the a remastered version of the original recording.


The Alaska highway across Canada was formally opened on this date in 1942.


Today in Beatles History:

1960 -George Harrison was deported from Germany for being too young to perform there with the Beatles.

1968 - Yoko Ono suffered a miscarriage.

1995 - The "Beatles Anthology I" set a first-day sales record, selling 450,000 units.

2006 - The Beatles album "Love" was released. The soundtrack to the Cirque de Soleil show contained 26 tracks.


On this date in 1953, British Natural History Museum authorities announced that "Piltdown Man" was a hoax.


Today in Sports History:

1934 - The New York Yankees purchased the contract of Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League.

1959 - Major league baseball lifted the ban on inter-league trade.

1964 - The Detroit Red Wings began a streak of 47 straight wins when leading after two periods. The streak ended on January 23, 1966.

1977 - Walter Payton (Chicago Bears) ran for an NFL record 275 yards against the Minnesota Vikings.

1982 - The National Football League (NFL) resumed its season following a 57-day players' strike.


On this date in 1973, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, announced the presence of an 18½-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to the Watergate case.


Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --\

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks 3:00pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm EST


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

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