Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It's Wednesday




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

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Today is February 6th, the 37th day of 2013. There are 328 days left in the year.

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Americans can see Hockey Day in Canada on NHLN.

War veteran Bowser helping through hockey.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Mike Farrell (M*A*S*H) is 74; TV journalist Tom Brokaw is 73; Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses is 51; Rick Astley is 47.

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Tampa, FL. -- A hard-fought effort emphasized by a valiant comeback effort fell just short for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

Benoit Pouliot scored a late game-tying goal in the third period and goaltender Anders Lindback turned away 22 of 24 shots, but in a closely-played 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.

Read the rest here.

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BAD VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT IDEA NO. 17 - The Butt Mug.

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University of Minnesota Holds Down 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 - #17
(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
28-0-0
18
2Boston College, 170
2
20-4-2
18
3Boston University, 139
3
18-3-3
18
4Cornell University, 130
5
19-4-0
18
5Harvard University, 125
4
17-2-2
15
6Clarkson University, 91
6
21-7-0
14
7Mercyhurst University, 80
7
21-5-1
18
8University of North Dakota, 52
9
18-10-0
16
9University of Wisconsin, 43815-9-212
10University of Minnesota Duluth, 14
10
13-10-3
5
Others receiving votes: St. Lawrence University, 7; Northeastern University, 3; Providence College, 1.
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their 18th 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.
Countdown to Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Three-time Olympian Julie Chu to Participate in Teleconference
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey will join the United States Olympic Committee in celebrating the one-year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, which will run from Feb. 6-23, 2014, during the "Road to Sochi" campaign. Three-time Olympian Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.) will represent USA Hockey in a media teleconference scheduled for 1 p.m. ET tomorrow (Feb. 6) to kick-off the weeklong celebration.
The teleconference will preview the outlook of Team USA for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and allow media to ask questions of top 2014 hopefuls on their preparation for the Games. For more information on the teleconference, click here.
For the latest news about USA Hockey, visit usahockey.com or the official Facebook page. Up-to-the-minute information can also be found on Twitter, at @USAHockey.

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Law enforcement authorities say a mafia war is brewing in Sochi, Russia, the city slated to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. [Before each speed skating round the starting pistol will be checked against ballistics.]

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Boatmen release veteran receiver Ken-Yon Rambo.

Age just a number for 43-year-old McCallum.

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

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Would you snoop on your partner's emails? Almost half of us do -- and a third of people stalk their exes on Facebook and Twitter. One in five admit having stalked their current partner's ex.

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Tampa, FL. — Before free agency starts on March 12 this year, teams will have a three-day window to negotiate with the agents of pending unrestricted free agents, which could change how the process unfolds.

Read the rest here.

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Summer's a few months off, but if hot, sweaty feet ruin the warmest season of the year for you, look to Japan for help. A Japanese website called Chiyoda is now selling air conditioned shoes. The dress shoes run about $80 a pair and have small fans in the soles.

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I like going to Daddy's Happy Birthday.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your kid to the doctor, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1939 - Elvis Presley's father, Vernon, was released from prison after serving 8 months for altering a check.

1959 - The Elvis Presley LP "For LP Fans Only" was shipped. The release was a compilation of ten previously released songs.

1961 - Elvis Presley was called by to California to re-shoot the ending for the movie "Wild In The Country." The preview audiences did not like the original ending.

1990 - The television show "Elvis" began airing on ABC-TV. The show was cancelled on May 19th.

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A brewery in Alaska is powering its operations with beer. The Alaskan Brewing Co. uses a $1.8 million furnace that can burn the grains left over after the brewing process. The beer power saves nearly half a million dollars a year.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - John Lennon's "Instant Karma" with Yoko Ono's "Who Has Seen the Wind?" was released in the U.K.

1981 - Former Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison teamed up to record a musical tribute to John Lennon. The song "All Those Years Ago" was the result.

2005 - Paul McCartney headlined the Super Bowl XXXVIIII halftime show and performed four songs. The songs were "Drive My Car," "Live and Let Die," "Get Back" and "Hey Jude."

2007 - Yoko Ono's CD "Yes, I'm a Witch" was released.

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Authorities in Tel Aviv, Israel, repainted a parking spot as a handicap zone while a car was parked there. Then, after painting was complete, they towed the car away for parking illegally because it didn't have a permit. The owner of the car received an apology from the city. Check out the video.

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Today in Sports History:

1921 - The New York Yankees issued a press release to announce the purchase of 10 acres of property in the west Bronx. The land was used for Yankee Stadium I.

1926 - The National Football League adopted a rule that made players ineligible for competition until their college class graduated.

1932 - Dog sled racing happened for the first time in Olympic competition.

1958 - Ted Williams signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox that was worth $135,000. The contract made him the highest paid player in major league history.

1970 - The NBA expanded to 18 teams for the 1970-71 season. The new teams added were Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston and Portland.

1986 - Peter McNab (New Jersey Devils) became the 42nd player to score 450 career goals.

1990 - Brett Hull (St. Louis Blues) and his father Bobby Hull, became the only father-son combination in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season.

2005 - The New England Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX. It was the 3rd win in four years for the Patriots.

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On this date in 1971, NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had brought inside his spacecraft and swung at three golf balls on the surface of the moon.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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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