Tuesday, February 5, 2013

It's Tuesday




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

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Today is February 5th, the 36th day of 2013. There are 329 days left in the year.

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Wild acquire Rupp from Rangers for Powe, Palmieri.

Burke took up brother's cause after his passing.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Christopher Guest (Spinal Tap, Best in Show) is 65; Laura Linney is 49; Duff McKagan of Velvet Revolver (and Guns N' Roses) is 49; Bobby Brown is 44; Darren Criss (Glee) is 26.

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Tampa, FL. -- Tuesday’s game is the second of three matchups between the Flyers and Lightning this season. The Bolts took the first meeting 5-1 on January 27 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, a win powered by a four-point effort from Martin St. Louis. Last season, Tampa Bay went 1-1-0 against the Flyers in Philadelphia, with the Lightning winning the most recent meeting out of town, 5-3 at Wells Fargo Center back on March 26, 2012.

Read the rest here.

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ON DVD TODAY

Celeste and Jesse Forever (Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones)
Peter Pan (1953) [Blu-ray]
Flight (Denzel Washington)
Cabaret (Liza Minnelli) [Blu-ray]
Alex Cross (Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox)
Here Comes the Boom (Kevin James)
Cougar Town - The Complete First Season
Cougar Town - The Complete Second Season
Cougar Town - The Complete Third Season
Southland - The Complete 2nd, 3rd & 4th Seasons

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University of Minnesota Retains No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men's College Hockey Poll - #17
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 494 (21)
1
18-4-4
18
2Quinnipiac University, 488 (13)
2
19-3-4
9
3Miami University, 427
3
17-6-5
18
4Boston College, 400
5
15-7-2
18
5University of New Hampshire, 375
4
16-7-2
15
6Western Michigan University, 337
6
17-6-5
18
7University of North Dakota, 274
8
14-8-6
18
8University of Denver, 240
10
15-8-4
18
9Yale University, 238
7
13-6-3
9
10St. Cloud State University, 233
13
17-10-1
6
11Boston University, 149
9
13-10-1
18
12University of Notre Dame, 104
11
16-11-1
18
13Minnesota State University, 98
15
16-9-3
5
14Niagara University, 85
NR
17-4-5
1
15University of Nebraska-Omaha, 63
14
16-10-2
11
Others receiving votes: UMass-Lowell, 39; Union College, 12; University of Alaska, 7; Dartmouth College, 7; Ferris State University, 6; Merrimack College, 3; Ohio State University, 1.
NOTES: Minnesota extends its streak at No. 1 for the sixth straight week ... Minnesota shared the preseason No. 1 with Boston College ... Niagara University enters the poll for the first time this season ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with six ranked programs this week. The Hockey East Association and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association boast three ranked programs while ECAC Hockey has two ranked squads and Atlantic Hockey has one ranked representative ... A total of 22 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.

Sixth Annual Hockey Weekend Across America Less Than Two Weeks Away
Fan Participation Themes Scheduled for Each of the Three Days
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey will lead the nation in the sixth annual Hockey Weekend Across America presented by CCM, Feb. 15-17.

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

Each of the three days of Hockey Weekend Across America features a special theme, including Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey, sponsored by ShopUSAHockey.com on Friday; Try Hockey Day, sponsored by the National Hockey League on Saturday; and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes on Sunday.
Now through Feb. 17 fans can enter the CCM "Pick Six Sweepstakes" to win one of three grand prizes -- the choice of six of 12 CCM products, including a hockey stick, hockey gloves, helmet/facemask combo, hockey pants, shoulder pads, shin pads, hockey bag, elbow pads, winter jacket, mini-hockey set, sports bag or golf bag. In addition to the grand prize winners, three "Pick Six" daily prize winners (one per day of Hockey Weekend Across America) will receive a CCM "Strap a Rocket to the Puck" hockey stick and 30 consolation prizes of a USA Hockey custom hat will be awarded (10 per day of Hockey Weekend Across America). VisitHockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com and click "Sweepstakes" in the top right corner to enter.

The HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com website contains a list of activities across the country for hockey fans and players to get involved in. Associations and teams celebrating Hockey Weekend Across America are encouraged to submit their event plans to USA Hockey on this site too. Promotional materials, like posters, logos and dasherboards are also available for dowload.

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

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

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

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

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HUG YOUR WEATHERMAN - Today is Weatherperson's Day.

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Jackson released by Argos; joins Lions coaching staff.

Bob O’Billovich announces retirement.

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

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The NFL hasn't decided whether or not there will be a Super Bowl Halftime Show next year because for the first time the game will be played in a cold climate -- New Jersey. [You mean people would be sitting in the cold, AND in the dark with no power, AND no entertainment, AND in New Jersey?]

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Tampa, FL. — Now that the former Tampa Bay great has joined Lee Roy Selmon in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will any of Warren Sapp's teammates follow suit next year? An early look at the likely competition.

Read the rest here.

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Pakistan has announced a $30 million amusement park in Abbottabad, best known as the site of Osama bin Laden's assassination. Officials say, "This project has nothing to do with Osama bin Laden. We are working to promote tourism and amusement facilities in the whole province and this project is one of those facilities."

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Jimmy and his Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Jimmy go to pre-school, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - Elvis Presley recorded a cover of Arthur Gunter's "Baby Let's Play House", "I Got A Woman" and "Trying to Get to You".

1965 - Exotic dancer "Little Egypt" filed suit against Paramount Pictures and Elvis Presley Music in the New York Supreme Court. She claimed she was owed damages because she owned the rights to the song "Roustabout." She lost the case.

1966 - Elvis Presley arrived in Los Angeles and began living in his new home in Bel Air.

1968 - The Presley family went home to Graceland after the birth of Lisa Marie.

1975 - Vernon Presley had a heart attack and was admitted to Baptist Memorial Hospital. Elvis was in the hospital already. The public was told that Elvis was undergoing tests for a "liver problem."

1976 - Elvis Presley recorded "Danny Boy."

1977 - Elvis Presley's reissue of the 1962 single "Suspicion" hit #9 in the U.K.

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A Florida man commandeered a motorized scooter and went on a drunken joyride Sunday night at a Walmart, where he knocked items off shelves.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - Baroness Erisso approached Brian Epstein about signing her daughter, Marianne Faithfull, to NEMS Enterprises.

1967 - The Beatles shot clips for "Penny Lane."

1969 - The Beatles album "Yellow Submarine" was certified gold in the U.S.

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This year's Super Bowl was the most-watched in NFL history. The 164.1 million viewers for the 49ers-Ravens championship game topped the previous record of 162.9 million total viewers for Super Bowl 45 two years ago, when the Packers played the Steelers.

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Today in Sports History:

1943 - Mervyn "Red" Dutton was named the new NHL president. Frank Calder had died the day before.

1950 - Dick Irvin (Montreal Canadiens) became the first NHL coach to win 500 games. He ended his career with 690 wins.

1972 - Bob Douglas became the first black man elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.

1977 - Sugar Ray Leonard won his first pro fight. He beat Luis Vega in 6 rounds.

1988 - The first time in 30 years a wrestling match was aired in prime-time. Andre beat Hulk Hogan in the match.

1989 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became the first NBA player to score 38,000 points.

1990 - NBC-TV obtained the television rights to all of Notre Dame's home football games for the next five years. Notre Dame was the first school to sell its games to a major TV network.

1991 - Dave Taylor (Los Angeles Kings) became only the 29th NHL player to score 1,000 career points.

1994 - Peter Bondra (Washington Capitals) became the 10th player in NHL history to score four goals in one period.

1997 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) became the seventh player to score 600 career goals.

1999 - Mike Tyson was sentenced to a year in jail for assaulting two people after a car accident on August 31, 1998. Tyson was also fined $5,000, had to serve 2 years of probation, and had to perform 200 hours of community service upon release.

2003 - Bob Knight (Texas Tech) coached his 800th victory.

2003 - Mike Modano (Dallas Stars) got his 600th career assist making him only the second American-born player to get 400 goals and 600 assists. Jeremy Roenig was the first American-born player to achieve the feat.

2006 - The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in Super Bowl XL. It was the fifth Super Bowl victory for the Steelers. Jerome Bettis announced his retirement after the game. 

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"The Oregon Spectator", based in Oregon City, became the first newspaper published on the Pacific coast on this date in 1846.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Philadelphia Flyers 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils 7:00pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 1:00pm EST

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

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

Sunday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 11:30am EST

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

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers 7:30pm EST

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

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