Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's Wednesday




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

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Today is October 31st, the 305th day of 2012. There are 61 days left in the year.

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Waterloo's McCoshen, McAdam earn USHL honors.

Medicine Hat's Shinkaruk filled the nets all weekend.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Former NBC anchorwoman Jane Pauley is 62; director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) is 51; Rob Schneider (SNL, several movies, stand up comic)is 49; Vanilla Ice (Rob Van Winkle) is 45; singer-actress Willow Smith (I Am Legend, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl) is 12.

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The Tampa Bay Juniors Empire and EJHL South teams played at the Florida Eels this past Saturday, October 27th.

In the Empire game, Tampa Bay couldn't overcome a 3-1 deficit after one and lost 6-3. Jesse Bafia, Brent Barber and Roope Hintz scored for the Juniors, Kyle Gertz made 28 saves. Tampa Bay was 1 for 4 on the power play and 6 of 8 on the penalty kill.

In the EJHL South game, the Juniors grabbed the lead early on a Michael Pelletier goal but weren't able to expand on the lead and eventually lost 6-1. Nick Malvin made 28 saves for Tampa Bay. The Juniors were 0 for 4 on the power play and 1 of 3 on the penalty kill.

Coming up on Saturday and Sunday November 3rd and 4th, the Juniors are on the road once again, with the Palm Beach Hawks providing the opposition. The Empire team plays at 4:00pm EDT Saturday and 10:00am EST Sunday. The EJHL South team plays at 8:00pm EDT Saturday and 12:15pm EST on Sunday. All games can be seen live on FASTHockey dot com.

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It's National Knock-Knock Day. A day for kids of all ages to try out their best knock-knock jokes.

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The Oregon State Beavers, No. 13 AP/USA Today and No. 11 BCS hosts the Arizona State Sun Devils (5-3, 3-2) this Saturday on Dad’s Weekend. The game will kickoff at approximately 10:36 p.m. EDT from Reser Stadium and air on 1190 KEX, the Beaver Sports Network and on TV on ESPN2.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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Because of season-ending injuries to four quarterbacks, the University of Maryland football team is converting a freshman linebacker into this week's starting quarterback. [Next in line for the job is a guy who answered a Craigslist ad.]

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Ultimate Replay: Week 18.

Cauz: Thanks for the memories Ivor Wynne.

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

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Smokers miss an average of two or three more days of work each year than non-smokers, according to a new analysis of 29 past studies. Based on that finding, absenteeism due to smoking costs employers billions each year.

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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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Movember's coming. During November each year, the Movember campaign is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men's faces. With their Mo's, the men raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

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Tampa, FL. —
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed guard Carl Nicks, an All-Pro last season, on injured reserve.

They also put tight end Danny Noble on IR on Tuesday and elevated guard Roger Allen to the active roster from the practice squad.

Read the rest here.

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In England, a couple liked their hotel shower so much they decided to take it with them when they left. The pair had spent the night. After they checked out, staff found the shower unit was gone from the wall.

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Let's watch TV Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats being in jail. doesn't it?

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San Francisco, CA. --Several members of the newly crowned World Series champion San Francisco Giants emptied their lockers and dressing stalls Tuesday at AT&T Park, which will enable them to make a quicker getaway to their offseason homes after Wednesday's parade.

Of course, most of the Giants' 2012 season can't be stashed in a box or tossed in a garbage can. Various memories and thrills already have become entrenched in the hearts and minds of various Giants who visited the clubhouse to pack their baseball belongings.

Read the rest here.

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Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind Star Wars. It's also making a seventh movie in the Star Wars series called Episode 7, set for release in 2015, with plans to follow it with Episodes 8 and 9 and then one new movie every two or three years.

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Today in Elvis History

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

1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" had its world premiere in Honolulu, HI. It opened across the United States on November 21.

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Mount Rushmore was declared complete after 14 years of work on this date in 1941. At the time the 60-foot busts of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were finished.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles' "I Feel Fine" and "The Beatles' Story" were certified gold by the RIAA.

1983 - Paul McCartney released the album "Pipes of Peace."

1988 - Paul McCartney released the album "Back in the USSR."

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On this date in 1956, Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole. Dufek also became the first person to set foot on the South Pole.

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Today in Sports History:

1968 - The Milwaukee Bucks won their first game. They beat Detroit 138-118.

1995 - The NHL's New Jersey Devils announced that they would stay in New Jersey.

1999 - Bryan White sang the National Anthem at the Adelphia Coliseum in Nashville prior to the game between the Tennessee Titans and the St. Louis Rams. Following the game, White gave his second annual Howl-O-Ween concert at the north end of the coliseum.

2001 - In Miami Beach, FL, Jose Canseco was involved in a nightclub brawl. Canseco later violated his probation and was sentenced to two years of house arrest and three years probation.

2010 - For the first time in major league history, two former presidents attended the same World Series Game. George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush both attended Game 4 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, TX.

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On this date in 1869, Wal-Mart Discount City stores were incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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

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
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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!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Afternoon Meissnervations




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

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Today is October 29th, the 303rd day of 2012. There are 63 days left in the year.

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Pride, hurt feelings driving NHL lockout.

Lightning goalie Anders Lindback to play in Finland during lockout.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl, Mr. Holland's Opus) is 65; Kate Jackson (Charlie's Angels) is 64; Dan Castellaneta (many voices on The Simpsons, including Homer) is 55; Winona Ryder (Black Swan, Heathers) is 41.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Coming off its first loss of the season and still the best seven game start since the 2000 Fiesta Bowl season, Oregon State is ranked No. 13 in this week’s Associated Press and USA Today rankings.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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HURRICANE SANDY - It's the top U.S. story today. Check out live updates from the New York TimesABC NewsTwitterAccuWeather.

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Alouettes hold off late surge by Eskimos for home win.

Burris seizes moment in stadium's final sendoff.

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

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What does your phone number spell?

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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. —
According to a report by Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright is facing a four-game suspension for using the banned stimulant Adderall.

Read the rest here.

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Are you still looking for a Halloween costume? [If so, just grab the nearest five people to you and go as an unemployment line.]

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There's a Jimmy behind that Flipper. Honest.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. How do you like it so far?

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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 3 @ San Francisco 8
Gm 2 Detroit 0 @ San Francisco 2
Gm 3 San Francisco 2 @ Detroit 0
Gm 4 San Francisco  4 @ Detroit 3 San Francisco wins series 4-0

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A fire station in China was gutted by a fire recently. It was first announced as a "training exercise," but later fire officials had to admit that a welding spark ignited a nearby can of gasoline, and the resulting blaze spread out of control.

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Detroit, MI. --Sergio Romo stared at catcher Buster Posey's sign for the final pitch of the 2012 season and shook his head. That may have been the only moment of discord the San Francisco Giants experienced during October.

Like everything else the Giants did this month, it all worked in the end. Refusing Posey's request on a 2-2 count for a slider, his best pitch, Romo preferred a simple fastball, which he flung at 89 mph past Miguel Cabrera for strike three.

The digital clock on the Comerica Park scoreboard read 11:50 p.m. For the second time in three years, the Giants won the World Series, needing 10 innings Sunday night to outlast the Detroit Tigers, 4-3, in Game 4 of the Fall Classic.

Read the rest here.

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Moviegoers had four new films to choose from at the box office this weekend, but Argo seemed like a better option to most. Ben Affleck's political thriller claimed the top spot at theaters with $12.4 million.

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - In Stuttgart, West Germany, Elvis Presley attended a Bill Haley & the Comets concert.

1976 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Way Down."

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HALLOWEEN BY THE NUMBERS

BOO - 41 million: the number of potential trick-or-treaters ages 5 to 14 across the united States.

BOO - $79.82: Amount the average American will spend on decorations, costumes and candy this year (up from $72.31 last year).

BOO - 18 percent: Of people will make rather than buy a Halloween costume.

BOO - $8 billion: Total expected holiday expenditure in 2012.

BOO - 15.1 percent: Of Americans will dress a family pet in a costume

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles ended their first tour of Sweden in Eskilstuna.

1965 - The Beatles recorded "We Can Work It Out."

2005 - The white suit that John Lennon wore on the cover of the album cover "Abbey Road" sold for $118,000 at auction. At the same auction the Austin Princess he drove in the movie "Imagine" sold for $150,000 and the jacket Lennon wore in "Imagine" sold for $32,000.

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The Massachusetts Bay Colony proclaimed itself to be an independent commonwealth on this date in 1652.

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Today in Sports History:

1973 - O.J. Simpson, of the Buffalo Bills, set two NFL records. He carried the ball 39 times and he ran 157 yards putting him over 1,000 yards at the seventh game of the season.

1979 - Willie Mays severed all ties with major league baseball when he accepted a public relations job with an Atlantic City casino.

1989 - Ozzie Newsome ended his NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions.

1993 - A group of U.S. athletes were attacked by skinheads in Germany.

1995 - Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers became the NFL's career leader in receiving yards with 14,040 yards.

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"The Huntley-Brinkley Report" premiered on NBC on this date in 1956. The show replaced "The Camel News Caravan."

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Mr. Martinsville is back -- with mission accomplished.
With surgical precision, polesitter Jimmie Johnson triumphed at one of his best race tracks, gathering steam toward a sixth Sprint Cup Series title while fending off a strong performance from his closest challenger for the championship.
Holding off Kyle Busch during a five-lap closing green-flag run at Martinsville Speedway, Johnson won Sunday's Tums Fast Relief 500 at the .526-mile short track and grabbed the series lead from sixth-place finisher Brad Keselowski.
Read the rest here.

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General Mills became the first corporation to use close-circuit television on this date in 1959.

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Coming up:


Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

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!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's Sunday











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

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Today is October 28th, the 302nd day of 2012. There are 64 days left in the year.

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Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly statement regarding cancellation of 2012-13 schedule through Nov. 30.

NHLPA statement from Executive Director Don Fehr.

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

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Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts on this date in 1636. The original name was Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was the first school of higher education in America.

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Seattle, WA. -- No one said being good was going to be easy.

Seventh-ranked Oregon State learned that Saturday night with its first loss.

OSU began the second half of the football season with a sluggish performance and Washington took advantage for a 20-17 Pac-12 Conference victory before a crowd of 60,842 in CenturyLink Field.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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Eli Whitney applied for a patent for his cotton gin. on this date in 1793.

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CFL announces 100th Grey Cup entertainment.

Fitting Finale: Ticats close out Ivor Wynne in style.

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

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On this date in 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."

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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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The St. Louis Police Department became the first to use fingerprinting on this date in 1904.

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Tampa, FL. —The first specialist to blast 21 straight kickoffs for touchbacks since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, Buccaneers punter Michael Koenen has been a major field-position weapon this year.

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The U.S. Congress enacted the Volstead Act, also known as the National Prohibition Act, on this day in 1919. Prohibition was repealed in 1933 with the passing of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Mommy keeps a watchful eye on Jimmy.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Nothing in particular. 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
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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 3 @ San Francisco 8
Gm 2 Detroit 0 @ San Francisco 2
Gm 3 San Francisco 2 @ Detroit 0 San Francisco leads series 3-0.
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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Fred Waller received a patent for water skis on this date in 1925.

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Detroit, MI. --If pitching is the currency of baseball, as some say, then the Giants continued to sit on a gold mine Saturday night.

The next time they leave that perch could be to collect more riches -- their newest World Series rings.

Relying on clutch pitching from Ryan Vogelsong and Tim Lincecum, San Francisco crept one victory away from its second championship in three years by edging Detroit, 2-0, in Game 3 of the World Series. The Giants increased their Series lead over the Tigers to 3-0 and appear poised to capture their seventh world title in franchise history.

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The Statue of Liberty was rededicated by U.S. President Roosevelt on its 50th anniversary on this date in 1936.

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
Elvis Presley's song "Love Me Tender" became the #1 Billboard Pop Hit. He became the first artist to follow himself into the #1 position. The song "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" had been the #1 song for 11 weeks.

1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the second time. He performed "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender," "Hound Dog" and "Love Me." Sullivan presented Presley with a gold disc for "Love Me Tender."

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "It's Now Or Never" was released in Britain.

1968 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It)."

1972 - Elvis Presley's single "Burning Love" hit #2 in the U.S.

2005 - A new Tennessee license plate featuring Elvis was unveiled. 

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U.S. President Harry Truman
swore in Eugenie Moore Anderson as the U.S. ambassador to Denmark. Anderson was the first woman to hold the post of ambassador on this date in 1949.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
 
The Beatles made their first major stage appearance at the Liverpool Empire. The bill was headed by Little Richard, with Craig Douglas, Jet Harris, Kenny Lynch and Sounds Incorporated.

2003 - The DVD "Ed Sullivan Presents the Beatles" was released. 

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The Gateway Arch along the waterfront in St. Louis, MO, was completed on this date in 1965.

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Today in Sports History:

1961 - 
Construction began on Municipal (Shea) Stadium for the New York Mets.

1923 - Fats Henry was credited with a 94-yard punt. Research later indicated that it was an 83-yard punt.

1984 - The New York City Marathon was marred by its first fatality when a French runner collapsed and died.

1993 - Ron Francis (Pittsburgh Penguins) became only the 38th player in NHL history to achieve 1,000 career points.

1994 - The NFL Management Council and the NFL Players Association announced an agreement for the formulation and implementation of the most comprehensive drug and alcohol policy in sports.

1996 - Members of the New York Yankees and their manager appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.

1997 - The NBA announced that they had hired the first women to officiate a major-league all-male sport. The women were Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer.


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 The centennial of the Statue of Liberty was celebrated in New York on this date in 1986.


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Coming up --


Tonight --


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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