Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's Wednesday




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

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Today is November 28th, the 333rd day of 2012. There are 33 days left in the year.

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A numerical look at 1,000-point scorers.

City of Glendale Approves Revised Lease Agreement.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Musician Paul Shaffer (Late Show With David Letterman) is 63; Ed Harris is 62; S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order) is 60; Judd Nelson (Breakfast Club) is 53; Jon Stewart (The Daily Show) is 50.

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University of Minnesota Continues 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 - #10
(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
16-0-0
11
2Clarkson University, 164
3
12-2-0
8
3Cornell University, 142
2
9-2-0
11
4Mercyhurst University, 124
4
12-1-1
11
5Harvard University, 113
7
6-1-0
9
6Boston College, 101
6
8-3-2
11
7Boston University, 90
5
9-3-1
11
8University of North Dakota, 42
10
9-5-0
11
9Northeastern University, 39
9
8-3-2
8
10Ohio State University, 22
8
11-5-0
8
Others receiving votes: Wisconsin, 18.
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their eleventh 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 11 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.

Sixth Annual Hockey Weekend Across America Set for February 15-17
Fan participation themes scheduled for each of the three days
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey will lead the nation in the sixth annual Hockey Weekend Across America presented by CCM, Feb. 15-17.

"Hockey Weekend Across America has become a signature event on the hockey calendar," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "This weekend is about celebrating our great game and those involved at all levels and also about exposing our game to new audiences as we continue to expand the reach of our sport."

Each of the three days of Hockey Weekend Across America features a special theme, including Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey, sponsored by ShopUSAHockey.com on Friday; Try Hockey Day, sponsored by the National Hockey League on Saturday; and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes on Sunday.
For full information surrounding the weekend, visitHockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com. Visitors can seek out activities around their community or across the country, participate in exciting giveaways and download promotional materials. Associations and teams celebrating Hockey Weekend Across America are encouraged to submit their event plans to USA Hockey on this site.

"Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day" on Friday, Feb. 15, is the day for fans to show off their hockey pride by wearing their prized hockey jerseys. USA Hockey's Facebook and Twitter pages will accept photos from families, friends, and colleagues in search of the most passionate hockey fans.

On Saturday, Feb. 16, hundreds of rinks nationwide will host "Try Hockey for Free" clinics, allowing thousands of children to experience hockey for the first time. Arenas interested in hosting an event and players wishing to take part should visit HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com for more details.

To cap off the weekend, "Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes" day on Sunday, Feb. 17, encourages hockey programs nationwide to develop ways to honor their local hockey heroes. USA Hockey invites all to post pictures and stories on its Facebook and Twitter pages. The day also includes NBC's Hockey Day in America coverage, which includes an NHL doubleheader on NBC and coverage of a third NHL game that evening on NBC Sports Network. Along with its game coverage, NBC will also produce content in and around the games showcasing hockey at all levels in the United States.

Hockey Weekend Across America was created by USA Hockey in 2008 to engage the hockey community in celebrating the sport of hockey at all levels and exposing the sport to new audiences.

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Funeral services for my wife, Kimberly C. Meissner, are scheduled for Saturday, December 1st, 10:00am at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 3200 McMullen Booth Road (Right across from Mease Countryside Hospital) in Clearwater, Florida 33761. If you can make it, that would be great. If not, prayers during that time would be greatly appreciated. God bless us all.

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Corvallis, OR. -- The 116th regular season of Oregon State (8-3, 6-3 Pac-12) football concludes Sat., Dec. 1 when the Southland Conference’s Nicholls State Colonels (1-9, 0-7 Southland) visit Reser Stadium. The game will air on the Pac-12 Networks beginning at 11:30 a.m. PST. The game is a reschedule of what was to be the season opener for both teams Sept. 1; however Hurricane Isaac forced several universities to close, including Nicholls State, forcing the change of date. The Beavers enter the contest No. 15 in the BCS, No. 16 in the AP and No. 17 in the USA Today polls.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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Consumer Reports says that most of the U.S. pork supply is tainted with all sorts of things including a growth hormone. [Which explains how a pig was able to win the Tour de France.]

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Argonauts parade Cup through downtown Toronto.

Scianitti: Younger the glue that held Argos together.

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

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The Powerball jackpot drawing, which will be held tonight (Wednesday), has a $500 million jackpot.

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Tampa, FL. —
The Bucs have placed S Cody Grimm and T Jeremy Trueblood on injured reserve, bringing their 2012 seasons to an end.

Read the rest here.

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A new survey found 68% of Americans prefer stores with signs that say "Merry Christmas" over "Happy Holidays." Can we move on now?

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Jimmy.tosses the football through the hole. Way to go Jimmy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats watching most anything on TruTV, doesn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1956 -In Memphis, TN, Elvis Presley went to a matinee showing of "Love Me Tender."

1957 - Elvis Presley went to see Pat Boone's new movie "April Love."

1964 - Elvis Presley's song "Ask Me" hit #12 in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" hit #11 in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "I've Lost You" hit #9 in the U.K.

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The so-called Cleaning Fairy who broke into an Ohio house, cleaned up and left a bill, was this week sentenced to one year of probation + community service. Susan Warren broke into a home May 22, cleaned up and left a bill for her services.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" was released.

1979 - Ringo Starr's (Beatles) home in Los Angeles, CA, burned down. 

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TV: CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER - (8p ET, NBC) The 80th-annual tree-lighting ceremony in New York includes performances by Trace Adkins, Mariah Carey, CeeLo Green, Rod Stewart and Il Volo. Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker host.

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Today in Sports History:

1929 - Ernie Nevers (Chicago Cardinals) set an NFL record when he scored 40 points in a game. He scored six touchdowns and kicked four extra points.

1948 - Dippy Evans (Chicago Bears) became the first NFL player to score two touchdowns on recovered fumbles in a game.

1969 - The New York Knicks set an NBA record when they won their 18th consecutive game.

1977 - Larry Bird was introduced as "College Basketball's Secret Weapon" with a cover story in Sports Illustrated.

1979 - Billy Smith (New York Islanders) became the first goalie in NHL history to get credit for a goal. Smith was the last Islander to touch the puck before Rob Ramage (Colorado Rockies) put it into his own net.

1982 - Ron Sutter began his NHL career as a Philadelphia Flyer. With his start a record was set when 5 brothers all played in the NHL. His brothers were Brian (St. Louis), Darryl (Chicago), Brent (Islanders) and Duane (Islanders). Ron's twin Rich signed with Pittsburgh a year later to make it six Sutters brothers in the league at one time.

2002 - Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) announced that he would retire for the third and final time at the end of the NBA season.

2002 - The Dallas Mavericks lost their first game of the season to the Indiana Pacers. The Mavericks had won the first 14 games of the season.

2002 - LeAnne Rimes performed at the half time show at the Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins Thanksgiving Day game. 

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TV: SNL CHRISTMAS - 9p ET, NBC) This new, 2-hour special is a collection of the funniest holiday sketches from 37 years of SNL.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Nicholls State Colonels 2:30pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at University of Tampa 3:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Denver Broncos 4:05pm EST

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

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