Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's Tuesday













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

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Today is January 31st, the 31st day of 2012. There are 335 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Crosby skates again Tuesday prior to practice.

GMs starting to size market as trade deadline nears.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actress Carol Channing is 91; Actor Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace, Murder One) is 53; Actress Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, The Riches) is 42; Actress Portia De Rossi (Ally McBeal, Arrested Development) is 39; Singer/actor Justin Timberlake is 31.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are in action tonight on home ice against the Washington Capitals.

Read the preview right here.

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Today is the start of National Hoof Care Week. And today is also Backward Day, Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day and Inspire Your Heart With Art Day.

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University of Minnesota New 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 - #17
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 475 (18)
3
19-9-1
16
2University of Minnesota Duluth, 473 (16)
1
17-5-4
17
3Boston University, 394
2
15-8-1
14
4Merrimack College, 376
5
14-5-5
16
5Boston College, 332
8
16-10-1
17
6University of Notre Dame, 320
4
15-10-3
17
7Ferris State University, 317
12
17-8-3
12
8University of Michigan, 278
9
15-9-4
13
9UMass Lowell, 250
11
16-7-0
5
10Ohio State University, 178
7
14-8-5
11
11Colorado College, 150
10
14-9-1
17
12Union College, 128
13
15-6-6
15
13University of Denver, 118
15
15-8-3
16
14Cornell University, 108
6
11-6-4
7
15University of Maine, 60
NR
14-8-3
2
Others receiving votes: Western Michigan University, 44; Miami University, 34; University of North Dakota, 24; Northern Michigan University, 12; Colgate University, 7; Rochester Institute of Technology, 2.
NOTES: The Hockey East Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association have four ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two ranked programs ... A total of 21 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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On this date in 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. It was ratified by the necessary number of states on December 6, 1865. The amendment abolished slavery in the United States.

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Ticats sign RB Martell Mallett.

Argonauts announce leadership change.

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

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ON DVD TODAY - Drive (Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston); The Thing (Mary Elizabeth Winstead); To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition; Transformers: Dark of the Moon; In Time (Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried); Dream House (Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz); The Big Year (Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson)

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The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Super Bowl schedule:

Super Bowl XLVI

All times Eastern

February 5th

New England Patriots vs New York Giants 6:30pm

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According to a new study (just in time for Valentines Day!), nearly a quarter of couples surveyed say their love life suffered when their bed was over 10 years old. I should mention the survey was commissioned by a mattress chain.

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Look Daddy, it's Word World.

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Reacting to a story about a supposed interview with Pippa Middleton, Barbara Walters claimed ABC doesn't pay for interviews. [Someone's trying to take from Betty White the title of Funniest Woman Over 80.]

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Today in Elvis History

1959 - Elvis Presley's sing "I Got Stung/One Night" hit #1 in the U.K. where it remained for 3 weeks.

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The trademark "Coca-Cola" was first registered in the United States Patent Office on this date in 1893.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - John Lennon purchased an 1843 circus poster that read "For the Benefit of Mr. Kite."

2010 - "All Together Now" won a Grammy for Best Long Form Music Video. The film documents the story behind the partnership between the Beatles and Cirque de Soleil that resulted in the creation of "LOVE."

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More than four million people watched a cryptic 10-second teaser featuring Matthew Broderick after the clip's Thursday release, revving up the rumor mill that there may be a Ferris Bueller sequel. By mid-morning the true point of the clip was revealed: Matthew Broderick's Bueller would be selling a Honda. On Monday Honda gave us a taste of its upcoming weekend ad magic, one that will cost around $3.5 million for a mere 30 seconds of airtime. Which is probably why they put the 2 minute, 25 second video on YouTube.

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Today in Sports History:

1920 - Joe Malone (Quebec Bullldogs) set an NHL record with 7 goals in a game.

1961 - In Houston, TX, voters approved financing for a domed stadium.

1988 - Herb Alpert performed the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXII. The Washington Redskins beat the Denver Broncos 42-10.

1999 - The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl XXXIII. It was their second consecutive Super Bowl win.

2003 - The Chicago White Sox announced a deal that would change the name of Comiskey Park after a 93-year association with the Comiskey name.

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The radio show "The Green Hornet" debuted on this date in 1936.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 12:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm 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!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Afternoon Meissnervations













It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is January 30th, the 30th day of 2012. There are 336 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Team Chara rides Gaborik's hat trick to All-Star win.

Crosby suffered neck injury, now fully healed.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Gene Hackman is 82; Former Vice President Dick Cheney is 71; Singer/musician Phil Collins is 61; Actor Christian Bale (Batman movies, Terminator Salvation) is 38.

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Kanata, ON. -- Just one night after being crowned champion in the Elimination Shootout contest, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos admitted he was exhausted following Sunday's 2012 NHL All-Star finale at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa.

With good reason too.

The Bolts center had an assist and also recorded three shots in nearly 15 minutes of ice time as he and Team Alfredsson fell 12-9 to Team Chara in what proved to be a back-and-forth scoring duel at the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game.

Read the rest here.

Here's the final entry in the Steven Stamkos All-Star Blog:

Kanata, ON. -- It’s hard to believe that my time in Ottawa has already come to an end.

I’m all set to leave on Monday, and while I’m looking forward to heading back to Tampa Bay and seeing all my teammates, I certainly am going to miss the experience here.

The day started off with a cool pre-game celebration for fans to get them amped up for the game, which was earlier this afternoon. I headed to the arena at around 1 p.m. to take photos in my All-Star jersey and to get ready for the game.

Read the rest of the Stamkos blog right here.

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Today is the start of National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week. And today is also Inane Answering Message Day and Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (Linky Link) (Another Linky Link).

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Crowton named Bombers offensive coordinator.

Yurichuk fighting his way towards bigger role.

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

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I got a call from the Doctor's office this morning. The polyp snagged in last week's colonoscopy was all clear. That's means I'm still NED, or No Evidence of Disease. The 800lb. gorilla has packed his bags and left our house. Hooray and good riddance!

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The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Super Bowl schedule:

Super Bowl XLVI

All times Eastern

February 5th

New England Patriots vs New York Giants 6:30pm

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It's been revealed that Apple is so obsessed with secrecy, it sometimes puts new hires on fake products until they can be trusted. Adam Lashinsky reported this tidbit in his new book Inside Apple, and a former Apple employee confirmed it.

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Jimmy with Gramma and Uncle Bob.

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Never-before-seen color photographs have been released of Adolph Hitler at home. [I could have gone my entire lifetime without seeing Adolph Hitler in Bermuda shorts.]

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley recorded "Blue Suede Shoes."

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A breakfast is attracting criticism from healthy eating advocates. The Kidz Breakfast at Jesters Diner in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, includes 12 slices of bacon, 12 sausages, and six eggs and weighs 9 pounds. Eat the whole thing and it's free, saving you $24. But you'll pick up 6,000 calories.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles recorded a promotional clip for "Strawberry Fields Forever."

1969 - The Beatles made their last-ever public appearance as a group. The performance of "Get Back" was filmed for the movie "Let It Be." The performance took place on the roof of London's Apple Records.

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Police in Bakersfield, California, are looking for a thief who robbed a business in the off hours. Cops are pretty sure they'll get their man since they have multiple clear photos of his face... taken as he stole security cameras.

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Today in Sports History:

1910 - Work began on the first board-track automobile speedway. The track was built in Playa del Ray, CA.

1920 - Joe Malone (Quebec Nordiques) scored seven goals against the Toronto St. Patricks in a 10-6 win.

1960 - The women’s singles U.S. figure skating championship was won by Carol Heiss.

1994 - Natalie Cole sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXVIII. The Dallas Cowboys won 30-13 over the Buffalo Bills.

1994 - Dan Jansen of the United States set a world record of 35.76 when he became the first to skate 500 meters in less than 36 seconds.

2000 - The New York Mets announced that Garth Brooks would begin training with the team on February 20.

2000 - John Rocker (Atlanta Braves) was suspended from major league baseball for disparaging foreigners, homosexuals and minorities in an interview published by Sports Illustrated.

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The Grey, starring Liam Neeson, topped the weekend movie box office chart with an estimated $20 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 12:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm 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!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

It's Sunday













It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is January 29th, the 29th day of 2012. There are 337 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Crosby suffered neck injury.

Columbus to host 2013 NHL All-Star festivities.

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

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Catholic Schools Week, Meat Week and Intimate Apparel Week all start today.

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Kanata, ON. -- My first full day yesterday was bit hectic with everything going on, but I think now that the Draft is at least over, I feel a little bit more settled in here in Ottawa.

My parents arrived this morning so it was great to see them. I think a lot of people don’t realize how taxing the NHL 82-game regular season schedule is and how it doesn’t allow us to see our families a lot. I’m glad they’re here though, and I’m looking forward to spending some time with them.

We had a light snowstorm here in Ottawa today, which for me at least, was a welcome change to have that type of weather in January after coming from Florida where it’s warm and sunny. That’s more of what I’m used to and definitely brings back some good memories of home.

Read the rest of the Steven Stamkos All-Star Blog right here.

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Today is Curmudgeons Day, Free Thinkers Day, National Puzzle Day, Seeing Eye Dog Day and Thomas Paine Day.

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Feeling Outstanding: Bourke on the mend for Als.

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

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John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress on this date in 1802.

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The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Super Bowl schedule:

Super Bowl XLVI

All times Eastern

February 5th

New England Patriots vs New York Giants 6:30pm

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Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" was published for the first time in the "New York Evening Mirror" on this date in 1845.

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Jimmy and Grampa Joe.

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Greenwich Mean Time was adopted by Scotland on this date in 1848.

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Today in Elvis History

1966 - Elvis Presley's "Tell Me Why" reached #33 in the U.S.

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Henry Clay introduced in the Senate a compromise bill on slavery that included the admission of California into the Union as a free state on this date in 1850.

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Today in Beatles History:

1992 - George Harrison's "Dark Horse" was released on compact disc. The album was originally released on December 9, 1974.

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In America, Kansas became the 34th state of the Union on this date in 1861.

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Today in Sports History:

1936 - The first members of major league baseball's Hall of Fame were named in Cooperstown, NY. They were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson.

1963 - The first members to the NFL's Hall of Fame were named in Canton, OH. The list included Sammy Baugh, Johnny Blood, Dutch Clark, Red Grange, Mel Hein, Pete Henry, Cal Hubbard, Don Hutson, Bronko Nagurski, Ernie Nevers, Jim Thorpe, Bert Bell, Joe Carr, George Halas, Curly Lambeau, Tim Mara, and George Preston Marshall.

1985 - Jari Kurri (Edmonton Oilers) set an NHL record when he scored his 100th point in the 39th game of the season.

1989 - Billy Joel sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXIII.

1995 - The San Francisco 49ers became the first team in National Football League (NFL) history to win five Super Bowl titles. The 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX. San Francisco quarterback Steve Young threw six touchdown passes in the game.

2004 - Major League Baseball owners approved the $430 million sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers from News Corp. to Frank McCourt.

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The first successful petrol-driven motorcar, built by Karl Benz, was patented on this date in 1886.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 11:00am EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 11:15am EST

NHL Hockey -- All Star Game at Kanata, Ontario 4:00pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 12:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm 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!

It's Saturday













It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is January 28th, the 28th day of 2012. There are 338 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Bettman to address media in Ottawa.

Hawks acquire Brendan Morrison from Flames.

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

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My Mom took me to my very first hockey game on this date in 1968.

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Kanata, ON. -- Steven Stamkos, known for possessing arguably some of the best hands in hockey, might strengthen his case for that distinction if he can conquer the challenge that weighs upon them Saturday night in the 2012 NHL All-Star Skills Competition.

The NHL's leading goal scorer is slated for three events including Accuracy Shooting, the Skills Challenge Relay and the Elimination Shootout, but while the success he's enjoyed so far throughout his young career proves he can tackle all three, there's no guarantee Saturday's skills showcase is going to be easy.

Read the rest of the Steven Stamkos All-Star Blog right here.

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Today is Data Privacy Day (Linky Link), National Kazoo Day (Linky Link), National Seed Swap Day and Thank a Plugin Developer Day (Linky Link).

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Tampa, FL. -- Greg Schiano's dream died when the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League released the former Bucknell linebacker after one preseason game.

He planned to go to law school. At night, he studied for the LSATs. During the day, he was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Rampano (N.J.) High.

Before long, Schiano hung a white sheet in a bedroom at his parents' house, where he was living, and began watching 16mm tapes of games. The law books were pushed aside for playbooks.

Read the rest http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/bucs/new-tampa-bay-buccaneers-coach-greg-schiano-expect-accountability-physical/1212671.

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The first telephone switchboard was installed in New Haven, Connecticut on this date in 1878.

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Doug MacIver, former Riders defensive lineman, dies at 58.

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

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"The Yale News" was published for the first time on this date in 1878. It was the first, daily, collegiate newspaper in the U.S.

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The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Super Bowl schedule:

Super Bowl XLVI

All times Eastern

February 5th

New England Patriots vs New York Giants 6:30pm

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The Carnegie Institution was established in Washington, DC on this date in 1902. It began with a gift of $10 million from Andrew Carnegie.

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Jimmy and Snoopy watch TV.

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The Coast Guard was created on this date in 1915 by an act of the U.S. Congress to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on the Dorsey brothers' "Stage Show." It was Elvis' first network television appearance.

1963 - Production began on the Elvis Presley film "Fun In Acapulco."

1970 - "From Elvis In Memphis" was certified gold by the RIAA.

2005 - Lisa Marie Presley's single "Dirty Laundry" was played on AOL's First Listen.

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CBS-TV debuted "Barnaby Jones" on this date in 1973.

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Today in Beatles History:

1992 - George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" was released on compact disc. The album was originally released on May 30, 1973.

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The U.S. space shuttle Challenger exploded just after takeoff on this date in 1986. All seven of its crewmembers were killed.

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Today in Sports History:

1904 - The University of Chicago awarded blankets with the letter C to all seniors that played football during the 1903 season. This event marked the beginning of the sports letter tradition.

1922 - The National Football League franchise in Decatur, IL, transferred to Chicago. The team took the name Chicago Bears.

1948 - Max Bentley (Chicago Blackhawks) scored 4 goals and his brother Doug assisted on all of them. Doug also had a goal in the game.

1957 - The Brooklyn Dodgers announced that circus clown Emmett Kelly had been hired to entertain fans at baseball games.

1958 - Roy Campanella (Brooklyn Dodgers) was seriously injured in an auto accident in New York. He would never return to play again.

1990 - Aaron Neville sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXIV. Joe Montana got his third MVP award. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 55-10.

1996 - Diana Ross performed as the featured halftime performer at Super Bowl XXX in Tempe, AZ. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17. It was the fifth Super Bowl for the Cowboys.

2003 - The WNBA announced that Connecticut had been awarded a franchise for the 2003 season. The team, the Connecticut Sun, was the first WNBA team to be owned by a non-NBA owner (the Mohegan Sun).

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Ford Motor Company announced the purchase of Sweden's Volvo AB for $6.45 billion on this date in 1999.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 5:00pm EST

Sunday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 11:15am EST

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 1:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- All Star Game at Kanata, Ontario 4:00pm 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!

Friday, January 27, 2012

It's Friday













It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is January 27th, the 27th day of 2012. There are 339 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Who will win? Breaking down All-Star teams.

Jackets' owner: Howson safe, but changes are coming.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor James Cromwell (Babe films, Deep Impact, 24) is 72; NFL wide receiver-turned-broadcaster Cris Collinsworth is 53; Actress (Single White Female, A Simple Plan) Bridget Fonda is 48; Rapper/producer Lil Jon is 41; Reality star Jake Pavelka (The Bachelor) is 34.

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Kanata, ON. -- My 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend has officially begun. I arrived in Ottawa this afternoon and I'm trying to take as much of it all in as I possibly can before heading over to the All-Star Fantasy Draft.

It seems at least like there is a good buzz around the city and that the fans here in Ottawa are excited about all of the events going on this week. Even on the way from the airport to our hotel, you could see all the banners hanging off the street light poles advertising the All-Star Game. It's definitely going to be a fun event and I'm sure the fans are looking forward to it too.

Read the rest of the Steven Stamkos All-Star Blog right here.

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Demi Moore is out of the hospital. She was released Thursday after a three-night stay to recover from, well, any number of ailments or drugs, depending on what gossip blog you believe.

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Tampa, FL. -- Although it might be hard for their faithful to admit, the Bucs are a team still under construction. So when they went in search of a new coach, they looked for someone who could build a lasting contender.

They are convinced Greg Schiano has the blueprint.

Schiano, 45, who took Rutgers from a laughingstock to perennial Big East contender, was hired Thursday.

Read the rest here.

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Today is Auschwitz Liberation Day, Holocaust Memorial Day (Linky Link), International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, National Pre-School Fitness Day, Thomas Crapper Day, Viet Nam Peace Day and Fun at Work Day.

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Stamps eager to build connection with QB Jyles.

Arland Bruce extends with Grey Cup champs.

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

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The NFL Pro Bowl plays Sunday in Honolulu.

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The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Super Bowl schedule:

Super Bowl XLVI

All times Eastern

February 5th

New England Patriots vs New York Giants 6:30pm

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Newt Gingrich told his supporters this week that if elected, he would establish a colony on the moon. [Newt's been fascinated with the moon ever since he learned that he'd weigh much less there.]

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Jimmy's on the prowl for more toys.

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A mysterious Super Bowl teaser popped up on YouTube Thursday, with Matthew Broderick bringing back his role as Ferris Bueller, 26 years after his fateful day off. Bueller, er Broderick, seems to be in a hotel room so perhaps he's selling for a hotel chain?

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley's debut single for RCA Records, "Heartbreak Hotel," was released.

2004 - Master Tape Collection, based out of New Jersey, began selling 2-inch sections of reel tape. The tape contained original recordings (the "Sun Sessions) of Elvis Presley. The 2-inch cuttings preserved in a plaque sold for $495

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Want to make someone you don't even know feel instantly lonely? Do NOT look at them. A study found those who received a glance and a smile from a passing stranger felt less disconnected from others. Conclusion: Stop staring at your phone while walking.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - John and Cynthia Lennon flew to the Alps for a ten day skiing vacation.

1967 - The Beatles signed a 9-year contract with EMI.

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Negotiating together, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms are asking for base salary of $15 million each to revisit their Hangover roles. Their base for H2 was $5 million each.

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Today in Sports History:

1965 - Ulf Sterner became the first Swedish-born player to appear in the NHL. Sterner only played four games in the NHL.

1967 - Paige Cothren became the first player to sign with the New Orleans Saints.

1973 - The UCLA Bruins won their 61st consecutive game to break the NCAA record held by the University of San Francisco.

1984 - Carl Lewis beat his own two-year-old record by 9-1/4 inches when he set a new indoor world record with a long-jump mark of 28 feet, 10-1/4 inches.

1984 - Wayne Gretzky set a National Hockey League (NHL) record for consecutive game scoring. He ended the streak at 51 games the next night against the Los Angeles Kings. The streak began on October 5, 1983.

1991 - Whitney Houston sang the "Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV.

1992 - Former world boxing champion Mike Tyson went on trial for allegedly raping an 18-year-old contestant in the 1991 Miss Black America Contest.

2002 - The Montreal Canadiens became the first NHL team to score 10,000 home goals. The feat was achieved in the Canadiens' 2,675th regular season game. The goal was scored by Sergei Berezin who had come to the team only two days before from the Phoenix Coyotes.

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IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - The Grey; Man on a Ledge; One for the Money.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 5:00pm EST

Sunday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 11:15am EST

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 1:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- All Star Game at Kanata, Ontario 4:00pm 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!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

It's Thursday













It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is January 26th, the 26th day of 2012. There are 340 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.) In the process of publishing today's blog entry, I inadvertantly erased yesterdays. Sorry gang.

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Don Fehr’s union sounds ready to take on NHL.

Flu ends Wings D Lidstrom’s games played streak.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Scott Glenn (Backdraft, The Bourne Ultimatum) is 71; Rocker Eddie Van Halen is 57; Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is 54; Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky is 51; the Suleman octuplets (Octomom's kids) are 3.

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Tampa, FL. -- In a case of viral video and cloak-and-dagger intrigue, ThunderBug has been fired.

The final offense? Inappropriate use of Silly String.

The Tampa Bay Lightning mascot sprayed a Boston Bruins fan at a Jan. 17 hockey game. The fan took offense and pushed ThunderBug down. Thousands saw it on YouTube.

The team did not condone ThunderBug's actions.

Read the rest here.

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Yesterday was my 57th birthday. Jimmy went to Gramma and Grampa's house and Kim and I went to dinner at BD's Mongolian Grill.












Like my birthday hat? After dinner, we went to the movies. We saw Red Tails, the movie about the Tuskegee Airmen and some of the action they saw in WWII. We give it 4 enthusiastic thumbs up. It's a definite must see. And when we went back to Gramma and Grampa's house to get Jimmy, there were birthday cupcakes and ice cream. It is a definite a must see.

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Massive Team USA Jersey on Tour to Engage Fans Leading Up
to the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship


Fans Have Opportunity to Sign Jersey at Several Locations Across the U.S.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Hockey announced today that a giant Team USA jersey, spanning 20 feet by 20 feet, will be touring several key locations en route to the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship in Burlington, Vt., this April.

The tour stops currently include Burlington, Vt., for the Winter Festival; St. Paul, Minn., in conjunction with Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by Reebok; and Lake Placid, N.Y., for Team USA's pre-tournament camp.

The jersey -- complete with well wishes from those signing the jersey during the tour -- will hang in the rafters of the Gutterson Fieldhouse during the upcoming 2012 IIHF World Women's Championship, which will be hosted by USA Hockey April 7-14.

Details with specifics related to each stop on the "jersey tour" as well as ticket information for the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship can be found at Burlington2012.com.

NOTES: Team USA has won the last three world championships (2008 2009, 2011) ... The event will mark the third time the IIHF Women's World Championship has been held in the United States. Lake Placid, N.Y., played host in 1994, while Minneapolis was the site in 2001. Team USA earned the silver medal in Lake Placid and Minneapolis ... Media accreditation information will be released at a future date ... Katey Stone, head women's ice hockey coach at Harvard University, will serve as head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team for 2011-12 ... For more information on the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship, click here.

IIHF Women's World Championship Game Schedule
April 7-14 - Burlington, Vt.

Date Match-up Time (EDT) Group Arena
Apr. 7 Slovakia vs. Sweden 1 p.m. B Cairns
Finland vs. Russia 3 p.m. A Gutterson
Switzerland vs. Germany 5 p.m. B Cairns
USA vs. Canada 7 p.m. A Gutterson
Apr. 8 Sweden vs. Germany 1 p.m. B Cairns
Canada vs. Finland 3 p.m. A Gutterson
Switzerland vs. Slovakia 5 p.m. B Cairns
USA vs. Russia 7 p.m. A Gutterson
Apr. 10 Sweden vs. Switzerland 1 p.m. B Cairns
Canada vs. Russia 3 p.m. A Gutterson
Germany vs. Slovakia 5 p.m. B Cairns
Finland vs. USA 7 p.m. A Gutterson
Apr. 11 A4 - B1 3 p.m. Quarterfinal #1 Gutterson
B3 - B4 5 p.m. Relegation Cairns
A3 - B2 7 p.m. Quarterfinal #2 Gutterson
Apr. 13 B4 - B3 1 p.m. Relegation Cairns
A2 - 3A/2B 3 p.m. Semifinal #1 Gutterson
L (Q1) - L (Q2) 5 p.m. 5th/6th Place Game Cairns
A1 - 4A/1B 7 p.m. Semifinal #2 Gutterson
Apr. 14 B3 - B4 # 1 p.m. Relegation Cairns
L (S1) - L (S2) 3 p.m. Bronze-Medal Game Gutterson
W (S1) - W (S2) 7 p.m. Gold-Medal Game Gutterson

National Team Development Program Weekly Update

U18 Team Earns Five of Six Points in USHL Standings, Sets Sights on College Schedule;
U17 Team Splits with Muskegon, Hosts Two USHL Opponents Over Weekend


U17 TEAM HOSTS TWO USHL OPPONENTS: The U.S. National Under-17 Team returns home for the first time since Dec. 17 when it hosts the Muskegon Lumberjacks on Friday (Jan. 27) and Dubuque Fighting Saints on Saturday (Jan. 28). Both contests are scheduled for 7 p.m. EST at the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Ice Cube. Team USA and Muskegon split the season series thus far, with both games contested at L.C. Walker Arena (Jan. 20-21). This will be the Under-17 Team's first meeting against defending United States Hockey League champion, Dubuque, this season.

U18 TEAM SETS SIGHTS TOWARDS COLLEGE SCHEDULE: The U.S. National Under-18 Team has a break this weekend before turning its sights toward collegiate action. Team USA next faces Lake Superior State University on Feb. 3 at 7:05 p.m. EST. The game will be held in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. at the Taffy Abel Arena. The U.S. holds a 2-1-3 (W-L-T) all-time record against the Lakers. Team USA last defeated LSSU, 3-1, on Dec. 16, 2006. The Under-18 Team is 5-7-2 against collegiate opponents this season.

U17'S SPLIT SERIES WITH MUSKEGON: Evan Allen (Sterling Heights, Mich.) scored once and added an assist, but the U.S. National Under-17 Team fell to the Lumberjacks, 4-3, at L.C. Walker Arena on Jan. 20. The following night (Jan. 21), Andrew Copp (Ann Arbor, Mich.) notched one goal and added two assists, as Team USA won the rematch against Muskegon, 5-4, at L.C. Walker Arena.

U18'S EARN FIVE OF SIX POINTS IN USHL: Ryan Hartman (West Dundee, Ill.) recorded the game-winning goal in overtime, as the U.S. National Under-18 Team bested the Dubuque Fighting Saints, 3-2, at the Mystique Ice Center on Jan. 19. Collin Olson (Apple Valley, Minn.) made 23 stops in the victory for Team USA. In the Under-18 Team's next game (Jan. 20), Quentin Shore (Denver, Colo.) tallied the eventual game-winning goal in the second period, as the U.S. National Under-18 Team clipped the Green Bay Gamblers, 3-2, in the first of back-to-back contests at the Resch Center. Jared Rutledge (Chicago, Ill.) turned aside 31 shots in the win for the U.S. In the final game of the road trip on Jan. 21, Hartman and Nicolas Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif.) netted one goal and collected one assist each, as the U.S. National Under-18 Team fell in overtime to the Green Bay Gamblers, 5-4. Team USA earned one point and took five of six points over the weekend in USHL action.

UNDER-17 TEAM NEWS/NOTES: Blueliner Gage Ausmus (East Grand Forks, Minn.) tallied his first goal of the season in a 5-4 win over Muskegon (Jan. 21) ... Forward Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) is riding a five-game point (3-3) streak dating back to Dec. 17 ... Evan Allen and Anthony Louis (Winfield, Ill.) are both in the midst of three-game point streaks. Allen has two goals and three assists in that span, while Louis has scored one goal and added four assists dating back to Jan. 21 ... Forward Andrew Copp joined the U.S. National Under-17 Team and recorded four points (2-2) and a plus-3 rating in two games played (Jan. 20-21).

UNDER-18 TEAM NEWS/NOTES: Frankie Vatrano (East Longmeadow, Mass.) is on a four-game point streak dating back to Jan. 14. The forward has potted three goals, collected two assists and registered a plus-4 rating in that stretch ... Jared Rutledge has now won his last four USHL starts dating back to Dec. 11. The netminder has posted a .943 save percentage and 1.50 goals-against-average in those games ... Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich.) has recorded eight points (3-5) in his last five contests dating back to Jan. 13. The defenseman is plus-5 in those games ... Forward Ryan Hartman has four points (2-2) in his last three games played dating back to Jan. 19 ... Nicolas Kerdiles is averaging one point per game in his last five outings. The forward netted one goal and had a hand in four others dating back to Jan. 13.

NTDP ALUMNI UPDATE: Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (Ogdensburg, N.Y./2001-02) won his National Hockey League-best 30th game on Jan. 23 against the St. Louis Blues. Howard turned aside 21 saves in the 3-1 victory ... Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel (Madison, Wis./2003-05) notched a goal in a 3-0 shutout of the New York Islanders on Jan. 23. Kessel's 26 tallies are tied for fourth most in the NHL ... Predators defenseman Ryan Suter (Madison, Wis./2001-03) recorded two assists on Jan. 23 as Nashvhille defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-1 ... Kings blueliner Jack Johnson (Faribault, Minn./2003-05) scored one goal as Los Angeles topped the Ottawa Senators, 4-1, on Jan. 23 ... Predators forward Colin Wilson (Greenwich, Conn./2005-07) had two points (1-1), including the eventual game-winning goal in a 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 21 ... Canucks forward David Booth (Washington, Mich./2001-02) recorded a two-point (1-1) night in a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Jan. 21 ... Avalanche forward Peter Mueller (Bloomington, Minn./2003-05) tallied the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win over Los Angeles on Jan. 21. Two nights earlier (Jan. 19), Mueller had two goals and one assist in 4-3 win over Florida.

For the complete weekly update, click here.

ABOUT THE NTDP: In 1996, USA Hockey launched a revolutionary new initiative called the National Team Development Program, based in Ann Arbor, Mich. Celebrating its 15th season of play in 2011-12, the goal of this full-time development program is to prepare student-athletes under the age of 18 for participation on U.S. National Teams and success in their future hockey careers. Its efforts focus not only on high-caliber participation on the ice, but creating well-rounded individuals off the ice.

THE USHL AND FASTHOCKEY: Catch all of Team USA's USHL action on FASTHockey.com, the premier online destination for ice hockey fanatics from around the world. Visitors can choose from an incredible array of games from national governing bodies, conferences, leagues, teams, tournaments, and other events.

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Today is Military Spouses Day, to recognize and honor the real backbone of the military... the spouses of our soldiers. It's also Lotus 1-2-3 Day, National Peanut Brittle Day (Linky Link) and Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement.

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CFL.ca's Top 10 Running Plays of 2011.

Glenn, Stamps agree to restructured deal.

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

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President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech scored at an eight-grade readability level, according to the University of Minnesota. His three State of the Unions all rank among the six lowest scoring ones ever and are, on average, "more than two grades lower than the 10.7 grade average for the other 67 addresses written by his 12 predecessors."

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The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Conference Finals Week schedule:

Super Bowl XLVI

All times Eastern

February 5th

New England Patriots vs New York Giants 6:30pm

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According to a new survey (Zagat), 44% of couples intend on dining out this Valentine's Day. The average expected dinner tab comes out to $147 per couple, compared to the regular check for two of around $43.

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Someone's been playing in the dirt.

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Police in Thailand apprehended a thief with more than a thousand pairs of women's underwear in the trunk of his car. They later found more than ten thousand pairs at his home.

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Today in Elvis History

1971 - Elvis Presley began a month-long, 57-show season at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

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If you're among the 200 richest people in the world you can join the exclusive new social network TopCom. According to Esquire, TopCom is a highly secure private social network, a sort of "combination Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, texting, and Skype" for "the people who run the world."

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - The Beatles recorded covers of "Shake Rattle And Roll," "Kansas City," "Miss Ann," "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," "Blue Suede Shoes," "You Really Got A Hold On Me" and "Tracks Of My Tears."

1970 - John Lennon wrote and recorded "Instant Karma."

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In case you weren't watching TV or using the Internet in the past week, President of the United States, Barack Obama, caused quite a stir with his rendition of "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green. Now his people have turned a viral YouTube karaoke session into an official ringtone. Yes, you can have Barack Obama singing "Let's Stay Together" every single time you get a phone call. Get the ringtone.

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Today in Sports History:

1924 - Charles Jewtraw of the United States won the 500-meter speed skating. He was the first Gold Medalist at the Winter Olympics.

1985 - Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in 49 games.

1990 - Steffi Graf won her 48th consecutive match.

1997 - ZZ Top, James Brown and the Blues Brothers performed at the Super Bowl XXXI halftime show. The Green Bay Packers won 35-21 over the New England Patriots. It was the third Super Bowl win for the Packers.

2002 - Jennifer Capriati won Australian Open Tennis Championships in Melbourne.

2003 - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII. Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden became the youngest coach to ever win a Super Bowl. It was the first Super Bowl appearance for the Buccaneers.

2003 - In Berlin, Lindsay Benko broke the 400 freestyle world record. She became the first to go under the four-minute mark (3 minutes, 59.53 seconds).

2003 - In Berlin, Thomas Rupprath set a new world record in the men's 100 medley. He came in at 52.58.

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Seal tells talk show host Tavis Smiley his divorce from Heidi Klum will be handled civilly for the benefit of their kids. "What one has to do in this situation is to remain civil, to retain one's dignity, to be professional, and to understand that we are not the only people on this planet that are going through this."

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 5:00pm EST

Sunday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 11:15am EST

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 1:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- All Star Game at Kanata, Ontario 4:00pm 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!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's Wednesday













While publishing Thursday's blog, I inadvertently erased the Wednesday entry. Sorry gang.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's Tuesday













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

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Today is January 24th, the 24th day of 2012. There are 342 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Stars sign Goligoski to four-year extension.

Rangers are back atop Power Rankings.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Ernest Borgnine (Airwolf, McHale's Navy) is 95; Singer Neil Diamond is 71; Former Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton (Gold at 1984 Olympics) is 44; Actor Matthew Lillard (The Descendants, Scream movies, Scooby Doo movies) is 42; Actor Ed Helms (The Hangover films, The Office) is 38.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are on home ice tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Read the preview right here.

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There was no blog yesterday, because I was out having a colonoscopy done. One polyp was found, results are due in a week. If you have a family history or are age 50 or older and haven't had one before, schedule one soon. It saved my life, it can save yours too.

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


USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Men's College Hockey Poll - #16
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12
Record
Weeks in Top 15
1University of Minnesota Duluth, 507 (31)
1
17-4-3
16
2Boston University, 479 (3)
3
15-6-1
13
3University of Minnesota, 420
2
17-9-1
15
4University of Notre Dame, 375
6
14-9-3
16
5Merrimack College, 333
7
13-5-5
15
6Cornell University, 320
9
11-4-4
6
7Ohio State University, 292
5
14-7-4
10
8Boston College, 261
4
14-10-1
16
9University of Michigan, 239
10
15-9-4
12
10Colorado College, 199
11
14-9-1
16
11UMass Lowell, 183
13
14-6-0
4
12Ferris State University, 154
14
15-8-3
11
13Union College, 104
12
13-6-6
14
14Western Michigan University, 103
8
12-9-5
16
15University of Denver, 51
15
13-8-3
15
Others receiving votesMiami University, 30; Michigan State University, 12; University of Maine, 10; Northern Michigan University, 6; Rochester Institute of Technology, 1; University of North Dakota, 1.
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Duluth is atop the poll for the seventh 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 21 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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This is Clean Out Your Inbox Week.

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Stamps release franchise rushing leader Reynolds.

O'Shea still 'learning' 18 years later.

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

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The Columbia Phonograph Company was formed in Washington, DC on this date in 1889.

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The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Conference Finals Week schedule:

Conference Playoffs

January 22nd

At New England 23, Baltimore 20
New York Giants 20 at San Francisco 17 (OT)

Super Bowl XLVI

February 5th

New England Patriots vs New York Giants 6:30pm

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Want to save $200 this year? Researchers say backing way off on using your clothes dryer can do just that. Visit your favorite retail store or Amazon and ask for a clothes drying rack. The money you save could cover your cable TV bill for a few months.

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Time for another water break.

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A new survey of bar managers in the U.S. found the Margarita remains the most popular mixed drink nationwide. The Martini and Rum and Coke take second and third.

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley recorded "Teddy Bear" and "One Night."

2006 - The Elvis Presley box set "Elvis #1 Singles" was released in the U.S. The set included all of Elvis' 21 #1 U.S. hits on 20 singles with original B sides. Each single included the original 45 rpm single artwork.

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The Internet is wondering what OnWander is. Get your username before it's gone. (For what, we don't know.)

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - Brian Epstein signed with the Beatles as their manager and began to direct their image away from leather jackets. He led them toward a smarter stage presentation, with matching suits and bows to the audience.

1970 - It was announced that John Lennon and Yoko Ono had shaven their heads to commemorate the start of Year One for Peace.

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An Italian woman was rushed to the hospital after collapsing with laughter while watching a funny show on TV. The woman fell off her chair when she started laughing at a joke. She lost consciousness and was treated for shock. Docs gave her some sedatives and are still wondering what was so funny.

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Today in Sports History:

1930 - Primo Carnera made his American boxing debut by knocking out Big Boy Patterson in one minute, ten seconds of the opening round.

1947 - NFL owners voted to allow a sudden-death overtime in playoff games. The rule wasn't used until 1958.

1955 - The rules committee of major league baseball announced a plan to strictly enforce the rule that required a pitcher to release the ball within 20 seconds after taking his position on the mound.

1962 - Jackie Robinson became the first black player to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was also the first black player in major league history.

1964 - CBS-TV acquired the rights to televise the National Football League’s 1964-1965 regular season. The move cost CBS $14.1 million a year. The NFL stayed on CBS for 30 years.

1981 - Mike Bossy (New York Islanders) tied Rocket Richard's record of 50 goals in first 50 games of the season.

1982 - The San Francisco 49ers won their first Super Bowl. Joe Montana won the first of his three MVP awards.

1987 - Walter Payton and Joe Montana were guests on "Saturday Night Live."

1990 - Clarence "Big House" Gaines collected the 800th victory of his college coaching career when Winston-Salem State University beat Livinstone, 79-70.

1995 - The prosecution gave its opening statement at the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

2006 - Mario Lemieux retired from playing in the NHL for the last time. He had previously retired and came back from cancer, a heart problem, agonizing back pain, a rare bone infection, a self-imposed one-season layoff and, five years earlier, from the boredom of retirement.

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Underworld: Awakening topped domestic box office charts and brought in an estimated $38.8 million around the world. In second place, World War Two story Red Tails opened with $19.1 million domestically.

... Opening Friday: The Grey, Man on a Ledge and One for the Money.

ON DVD TODAY - Real Steel (Jackman, Lilly); 50/50 (Gordon-Levitt, Rogen); Paranormal Activity 3; The Whistleblower (Weisz)

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 5:00pm EST

Sunday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 11:15am EST

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 1:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- All Star Game at Kanata, Ontario 4:00pm 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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