Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is October 29th, the 302nd day of 2013. There are 63 days left in the year.

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Analysis: Vanek deal is good for Sabres, risk for Isles.


Knight, Duggan out to avenge 2010 Olympic loss.


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 66; Dan Castellaneta (many voices on The Simpsons, including Homer) is 56; Winona Ryder (Black Swan, Heathers) is 42.

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Newark, NJ. -- Considering the cheering, good-natured taunting and stick-tapping celebrations that accompany the shootout competition at the end of Lightning practices, you would assume it is not entirely serious business.

Read the rest here.

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The International Committee of the Red Cross was founded on this date in 1863.

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University of Minnesota Voted Unanimous No. 1 in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
19th Annual Men's College Hockey Poll - #4
(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2013-14
Record
Weeks in
Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 510 (34)
1
5-0-1
5
2University of Notre Dame, 438
2
5-1-0
5
3Providence College, 391
8
4-0-1
5
4University of Michigan, 388
4
4-1-1
5
5Miami University, 355
3
3-2-1
5
6University of North Dakota, 335
7
2-1-1
5
7Boston College, 312
5
2-2-1
5
8St. Cloud State University, 283
10
3-0-1
5
9Quinnipiac University, 275
9
6-1-0
5
10Rensselaer, 166
12
4-1-0
2
11Yale University, 160
6
1-1-0
5
12University of Wisconsin, 137
11
2-2-0
5
13Lake Superior State University, 81
15
4-0-0
2
14University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 65
RV
3-3-0
4
15Cornell University, 54
RV
2-0-0
1
Others receiving votes: Northeastern University, 24; Boston University, 23; Clarkson University, 19; University of New Hampshire, 18; Minnesota State University, 12; Brown University, 8; University of Denver, 7; University of Alaska, 4; University of Minnesota Duluth, 4; Union College, 2.
Notes: To view past polls, click here ... The University of Minnesota is the first team to receive a unanimous No. 1 ranking this season ... The Golden Gophers, who started the year at No. 5, have a 5-0-1 record ... ECAC Hockey and the Hockey East Association lead all conferences with four ranked teams each, while the Big Ten and National Collegiate Hockey Conference each have three squads ranked and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has one ... A total of 25 teams received votes.
About the poll: The 19th 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 six NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

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ON DVD - Released October 29

- R.I.P.D.
- Monsters University
- Damages: The Complete Series

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CFL.ca Power Rankings: Lions stay put despite win.

Maybin ready to learn on the fly in Argos defence.

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

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Four inmates escaped from a jail in Oklahoma by crawling through a hatch in the shower. [They are described as desperate but clean and fresh.]

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Calgary, AB. -Roughrider defensive back Dwight Anderson, a Stampeder for three seasons before eventually heading to Saskatchewan, had a direct message for his former team.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 11-6 Riders is a home game on Saturday, November 2nd against the 3-14 Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 5:00pm EDT.

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The first peacetime military draft began in the U.S. on this date in 1940.

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Tampa, FL. — Monday Notes: S Dashon Goldson and several other players were limited during Monday's bonus practice, but Head Coach Greg Schiano is optimistic about their return this weekend...And other notes.

Read the rest here.


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On this date in 1945, the first ballpoint pens to be made commercially went on sale at Gimbels Department Store in New York at the price of $12.50 each.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Notes, quotes and observations after a Sunday conversation with Oregon State coach Mike Riley, looking back at Saturday's 20-12 loss to Stanford and ahead to Friday's 6 p.m. Reser Stadium matchup with Southern Cal ...

Read the rest here.

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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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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The name has changed, but the excitement of the sheer star power that will be on the field remains the same.

Read the rest here.


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If you are thinking of quitting smoking, it is probably Monday. Researchers monitored Google searches for five years and almost every week, searches about kicking the habit peaked on Mondays.

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Don't worry Flipper, you won't fall off.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Monday Night Football in bed, isn't it?

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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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According to some new numbers (from Pew) 54% of adult Internet users post original photos or videos online. Eighteen percent of cell phone owners use Instagram, and nearly 10% use Snapchat.

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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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New research shows one in six married ladies don't let their husbands see them nude. Nearly half of these women said the reason for this was because of their insecurity about their bodies. A third said it was because of issues with their sex drive.

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

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs USC Trojans 9:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 3:30pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway 3:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Eskimos 5:00pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 6:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs St. Louis Blues 7:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 9:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 12:30pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway 3:00pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks 4:05pm EST

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

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