Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's Wednesday




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

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Today is January 23rd, the 23rd day of 2013. There are 342 days left in the year.

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Former NHLer Battaglia to compete on 'Amazing Race'.

McCoshen among top stars at USHL prospects game.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) is 63; Gail O'Grady (NYPD Blue, American Dreams) is 50; Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU) is 49; Tiffani Thiessen (Beverly Hills 90210, White Collar) is 39.

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Raleigh, N.C. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning made themselves right at home on the road on Tuesday night.

Tom Pyatt, Cory Conacher and Keith Aulie each had goals for the Lightning, which earned their first road victory of the season following a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena.

Read the rest here.

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Two new studies show Facebook can make you feel socially isolated and miserable because seeing friends' happy pictures triggers feelings of envy. One in three people feel worse after visiting the site and their 'general dissatisfaction' with life decreases. Positive images of friends enjoying holidays, commenting on their happy lives or simply posting pet pictures were enough to trigger feelings of jealousy.

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University of Minnesota Continues Run at No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Women's College Hockey Poll - #15
(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
24-0-0
16
2Harvard University, 165
2
16-1-1
13
3Boston College, 150
3
17-4-2
16
4Cornell University, 126
4
14-4-0
15
5Boston University, 123
5
15-3-3
16
6Mercyhurst University, 98
7
17-4-1
16
7Clarkson University, 71
6
18-6-0
12
8University of Wisconsin, 64815-7-210
9University of North Dakota, 26
NR
14-10-0
14
10Ohio State University, 23
9
15-7-2
11
Others receiving votes: University of Minnesota Duluth, 4; Northeastern University, 4; Dartmouth College, 1.
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their 16th straight week as the unanimous No. 1 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads with four ranked schools, ECAC Hockey boasts three ranked teams while the Hockey East Association has two ranked teams and College Hockey America has one ranked program ... A total of 13 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineWomen’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.


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An additional 300 Blockbuster stores are scheduled to be closed, putting an estimated 3,000 people out of work. [I didn't even know there were still Blockbuster stores. Where are they, next door to the 1-hour photo booths?]

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33-year-old Stala has plenty more to offer Ticats.

Riders sign George, release three including Patrick.

Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.

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Coca-Cola is hoping consumers are up for another game during the Big Game. The cola giant has unveiled a campaign called "Coke Chase" that pits three teams against each other and lets fans determine which of the teams will be featured in a post-game ad. Coke released a teaser for the ad on Tuesday.

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Tampa, FL. — WR Vincent Jackson and RB Doug Martin put themselves in elite company with their combined performances in 2012, and the history of such productive duos is promising for the Buccaneers.

Read the rest here.

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Even worse than Facebook, the worse thing for your relationship is lack of sleep. A study suggests that lack of sleep tends to prioritize ourselves over our partner and become complete jerks. We forget the little things, like saying "thank you." The study, out of UC Berkeley, found that if "you slept like a baby, but your partner didn't, you'll probably both end up grouchy."

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Hey Jimmy....Let's play with the colorful pencils.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Bill Callahan deny sabotaging the Super Bowl, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - 
Elvis Presley recorded the song "King Creole." The single was released in July 1958.

1986 - Elvis Presley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Julian and Sean Lennon were his presenters. 

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Springfield, Massachusetts, police said three would-be robbers were foiled when they were unable to open the cash register at a Chinese restaurant. The men left empty-handed.

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Today in Beatles History:

2001 - 
George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass" was released remastered and with extra tracks.

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AMERICAN IDOL - The auditions continue in Charlotte, North Carolina, tonight (Wednesday) in this 2-hour edition. (8p ET, FOX)

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Today in Sports History:

1879 - 
The National Archery Association was organized in Crawfordsville, IN. 

1944 - The Detroit Red Wings set record for the most goals, most consecutive goals and most points in a game. The Red Wings beat the New York Rangers 15-0 and had a total of 37 assists.

1950 - NFL owners approved the unlimited substitution rule that had been used on a trial basis for 1949.

1966 - The Detroit Red Wings ended a streak of 47 straight wins when leading after two periods. The streak started on November 21, 1964.

1982 - Diana Ross performed the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XVI.

1985 - O.J. Simpson became the first Heisman Trophy winner to be elected to pro football’s Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.

1988 - At the Quaker State Open, Bob Benoit won a $100,000 bonus and became the first bowler to win a televised tournament by rolling a perfect 300 game.

2002 - The NHL fined Theo Fleury (New York Rangers) $1,000 for making an obscene gesture to fans after a game the night before.         

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Beyonce lip-synced the "Star-Spangled Banner" at Monday's inaugural ceremonies. A U.S. Marine Band spokeswoman said Tuesday, "We all know Beyonce can sing. We all know the Marine Corps Band can play. We do not know why she decided to go with the pre-recorded music at the last minute."

... Another Band source says Beyonce felt she didn't have enough time to practice with the Marine Band and wanted to play it safe.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EST

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 11:30am EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers 6:00pm EST

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

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