Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It's Wednesday




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

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Today is February 13th, the 44th day of 2013. There are 321 days left in the year.

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Blue Jackets fire GM Scott Howson.

MCL sprain to sideline Kiprusoff another two weeks.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Peter Tork of The Monkees is 71; Stockard Channing (Grease) is 69; Jerry Springer is 69; Peter Gabriel (Genesis, solo) is 63; Mena Suvari (American Beauty) is 34.

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Tampa, FL. -- A three-goal deficit late in the final period is typically a tough task for any team to overcome.

Not the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Victor Hedman scored twice, and Sami Salo scored the equalizer while on the power play with just 44 seconds to play to send the game into overtime, before the Bolts ultimately fell to the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Read the rest here.

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Did you hear the State of the Union last night (Tuesday)? [It looked like the President had a lot of things to say, but I couldn't hear him over the crunching of my Doritos.]

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University of Minnesota Continues 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 - #18
(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
30-0-0
19
2Boston College, 171
2
21-4-2
19
3Boston University, 139
3
18-4-3
19
4Cornell University, 126
4
20-5-0
19
5Harvard University, 107
5
17-3-2
16
6Clarkson University, 101
6
23-7-0
15
7University of North Dakota, 63
8
20-10-0
17
8Mercyhurst University, 61
7
22-6-1
19
9University of Wisconsin, 53917-9-213
10Northeastern University, 18
NR
15-10-0
12
Others receiving votes: University of Minnesota Duluth, 10; QuinnipiacUniversity, 6.
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their 19th straight week as the unanimous No. 1 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, ECAC Hockey and the Hockey East Association boast three ranked teams apiece, while College Hockey America has one ranked program ... A total of 12 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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In Jackson, Michigan, Linda Ackley went to the hospital Friday morning thinking she had a hernia. By Friday night, she had given birth to a 10-pound baby. It's an amazing story when you hear about the couple. Linda and Mike are high school sweethearts that have been married 24 years and thought they were unable to have kids. Not only that, Linda contracted a bacterial infection that put her in a week-long coma 2 years ago. Doctors thought she wouldn't pull through.

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2013 Free Agent Tracker.

Boatmen bring Bryant aboard.

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

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Christopher Mordecai walked outside of his Palm Bay, Florida, home to find a strange car in the driveway. Then he saw his wife and another dude inside, went back in to grab a machete, and turned the guy's windows into a shower of glass shards.

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Tampa, FL. — Having had the opportunity to attend several helpful pre-audition classes, those hoping to earn a spot on the 2013-14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders squad will now begin the actual tryouts on Saturday.

Read the rest here.

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WATCH THIS - A baby. A dad. Fart noises. Enough said.

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Jimmy helps blow out the candles at Daddy's Happy Birthday.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Fireman Sam, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - Elvis Presley's "Don't/I Beg of You" became number one on the Billboard Pop chart. It was his last number one before being inducted into the U.S. Army.

1959 - In Friedberg, Elvis Presley was the cause of a traffic jam when he stopped to sign autographs.

1961 - Elvis Presley's album "His Hand in Mine" hit #13 in the U.S. It was Elvis's first wholly religious album.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 9.2: Days of vacation unused by the average person (American) in 2012.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles released "Penny Lane" backed with "Strawberry Fields Forever" in the U.S.

1993 - Paul McCartney appeared on "Saturday Night Live." He performed "Get Out of My Way," "Biker Like an Icon" and "Hey Jude." 

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Matt Damon held a fake press conference Tuesday to announce he would be going on a toilet strike in support of water.org, a non-profit organization he co-founded that provides aid for developing regions that don't have access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

... Damon announces in the tongue-in-cheek video press conference: "In protest of this global tragedy and until this issue is resolved, until everybody has access to clean water and sanitation, I will not go to the bathroom."

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Today in Sports History:

1920 - The National Negro Baseball League was organized.

1923 - "The Renaissance," the first black pro basketball team, was organized.

1937 - The NFL's Boston Redskins moved to Washington.

1953 - The Oakland Athletics changed the name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium. The change was in honor of their longtime owner and manager.

1965 - Sixteen-year-old Peggy Fleming won the ladies senior figure skating title at Lake Placid, NY.

1973 - Frank Mahovlich (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 1,000th career point in the NHL.

1977 - Julius "Dr. J" Erving played in his first NBA All-Star Game. He was voted MVP with 30-points and 12-rebounds.

1982 - Bryan Trottier (New York Islanders) scored five goals against the Philadelphia Flyers.

1983 - Marvin Gaye sang the U.S. national anthem at the NBA All-Star game.

1983 - The World Boxing Council became the first to cut matches from 15 to 12 rounds.

1990 - Bryan Trottier (New York Islanders) scored his 500th career goal in the NHL.

2002 - Bill Simpson filed a defamation suit against NASCAR for blaming a seat belt made by Simpson Performance Products for the death of Dale Earnhardt a year before. Simpson said that all he wanted was an apology, but when NASCAR refused he filed the suit.

2008 - Roger Clemens denied having taken performance-enhancing drugs in testimony before Congress.

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On this date in 1997, astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery brought the Hubble Space Telescope aboard for a tune up. The tune up allowed the telescope to see further into the universe.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 3:00pm EST

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs. Palm Beach Hawks 5:15pm EST

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

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs. Palm Beach Hawks 9:30am EST

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

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

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