Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is October 16th, the 289th day of 2013. There are 76 days left in the year.

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Yesterday, the blog took the day off to mourn the passing of our beloved Miniature Schnauzer, Snoopy Boo Meissner the Always. His loss has left a huge hole in our hearts and we miss him very much. Always loved, never forgotton. Be good Boopers. Say hi to your Mommy for us.

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ON DVD THIS WEEK - Released October 15

o The Heat
o Pacific Rim
o The Colony
o Kevin Hart - Let Me Explain
o Arrested Development: Three Original Seasons
o Bewitched - The Complete Series
o I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series
o The Partridge Family - The Complete Series

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Capitals' Chimera fined for boarding.


Excerpt from chapter one of 'Orr: My Story'.


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

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Today's Birthdays: Suzanne Somers (Three's Company) is 67; Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption, Mystic River) is 55; Bassist Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is 51; John Mayer is 36.

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Tampa, FL. -- It took the Tampa Bay Lightning 19 seconds to jump out to a lead, and once they had it they never looked back in a 5-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Read the rest here.

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Three Americans won this year's Nobel prize for economics. [They proved that when you factor in tax McDonald's Dollar Menu really isn't a dollar menu.]

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Miami University Takes Over Top-Spot
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2013-14 Men's College Hockey Poll - #2
(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last
Week's
Ranking
2013-14
Record
(W-L-T)
Weeks in Top 10
1.Miami University, 503 (28)
2
2-0-0
3
2.University of Wisconsin, 459 (3)
3
2-0-0
3
3.University of Minnesota, 424
5
2-0-0
3
4.University of Notre Dame, 366
8
2-0-0
3
5.University of Michigan, 313
10
2-0-0
3
T-6.Boston College, 302
4
1-1-0
3
T-6.Yale University, 302 (3)
6
0-0-0
3
8.University of North Dakota, 284
7
1-0-1
3
9.University of Massachusetts Lowell, 250
1
1-1-0
3
10.Providence College, 217
14
2-0-0
3
11.St. Cloud State University, 165
9
1-0-1
3
12.University of Denver, 127
NR
2-0-0
1
13.University of New Hampshire, 117
12
1-1-0
3
14.Quinnipiac University, 85
13
1-1-0
3
15.Union College, 58
15
1-0-1
3
Others receiving votes: Boston University, 48; Rensselaer, 23; Minnesota State University, 10; Cornell University, 9; University of Minnesota Duluth, 8; Colorado College, 5; Brown University, 3; St. Lawrence University, 3.
Notes: Miami University is the top-ranked team, receiving 28 first-place votes ... Yale University, the defending NCAA Division I national champion, received three first-place votes and is ranked in a sixth-place tie with Boston College ... Each team from last year's Frozen Four is ranked -- Yale University (T-6), UMass Lowell (No. 9), St. Cloud State University (No. 11) and Quinnipiac University (No. 14) ... Hockey East Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the National Collegiate Hockey Conference boasts four teams in the rankings and the Big Ten and ECAC Hockey each have three squads ranked ... A total of 23 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.


University of Minnesota Reclaims Unanimous No. 1 Ranking
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2013-14 Women's College Hockey Poll - #3
(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last
Week's
Ranking
2013-14
Record
(W-L-T)
Weeks in Top 10
1.University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
1
4-0-0
4
2.Boston College, 166
2
3-0-0
4
3.Clarkson University, 155
3
5-0-0
4
4.University of North Dakota, 116
6
3-0-1
4
5.Cornell University, 113
4
0-0-0
4
6.University of Wisconsin, 105
5
2-2-0
4
7.Harvard University, 63
8
0-0-0
4
8.Boston University, 41
7
1-0-1
4
9.Mercyhurst University, 15
10
2-3-0
4
10.Quinnipiac University, 13
NR
3-0-1
1
Others receiving votes: Ohio State University, 9; University of Minnesota Duluth, 5; Northeastern University, 3.
Notes: The University of Minnesota is the defending NCAA national champion after posting a 41-0-0 record last winter ... The Golden Gophers received all 19 first-place votes in this week's poll ... Minnesota has been the top-ranked team in each of the last 30 polls dating back to March 20, 2012 ... ECAC Hockey leads all conferences with four teams ranked, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three ranked programs, Hockey East Association boasts two squads in the rankings and College Hockey America has one team ranked ... A total of 13 teams received votes.
About the poll: The 17th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women'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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Don't try to print the Obamacare regulations on your home printer or you'll run out of ink -- many, many times. A new report says the regulations for Obamacare have grown to a whopping 11.5 million words, or 30 times the size of the Obamacare law itself.

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Top 10 Plays of Week 16.

CFL.ca Power Rankings: Calgary holding strong at no.1.

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

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Police in Nashville have arrested a 22-year-old man (David White) after a gun he was playing with accidentally discharged, firing a bullet through his floor into the apartment below and hitting a sleeping woman in the shoulder. She's in stable condition.

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Regina, SK. -As the colours of the leaves change around here, so too have peoples’ attitudes towards victories by their beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 10-5 Riders is a game at home on Saturday, October 19th against the 9-6 BC Lions. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 7:00pm EDT.

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AMC saw some huge ratings during Breaking Bad's finale last month but that was nothing compared to the premiere of The Walking Dead. The zombie show brought in a record shattering 16.1 million viewers Sunday night. In comparison, the finale of Breaking Bad brought in 10.3 million viewers.

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Tampa, FL. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik and coach Greg Schiano both said Sunday that the team would be open to an NFL investigation into how it was revealed that former starting quarterback Josh Freeman was in the league's substance-abuse program.

Read the rest here.


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There's a media report that Jenny McCarthy isn't scoring well as the new co-host of The View, and that fans want her off the show. [House Republicans are even threatening to shutdown the network until it happens.]

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Corvallis, OR. -- THIS WEEK: Oregon State (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) makes yet another road trip heading to Berkeley to play the California Golden Bears (1-5, 0-3 Pac-12) this Saturday. The game is being televised nationally by ESPN2.

Read the rest here.

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Apple on Tuesday sent out invites for a news event next week, where new iPads and Macs are expected. The invite says only, "We still have a lot to cover," and has colorful leaves from the Apple logo.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Rays fans have grown accustomed to trusting the team's management to field a quality team. Six consecutive winning seasons and four trips to the playoffs in that stretch will do that to a fan base.

Read the rest here.


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Oreos are as addictive as cocaine, at least for lab rats, and just like us, they like the creamy center best. Researchers (at Connecticut College) found eating the sugary treats activates more neurons in the brain's "pleasure center" than drugs such as cocaine.

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Jimmy's in there somewhere.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as enjoying a cool, yet sunny morning, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - The Elvis Presley film "Love Me Tender" premiered.


1957 - Elvis Presley made his first radio appearance on the "Louisiana Hayride."

1976 - Elvis Presley's single "The Girl Of My Best Friend" hit #9 in the U.K.

2001 - The CD single of Elvis Presley's version of "America the Beautiful" was released.


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I'm not a huge fan of people posting video of their marriage proposal, but I have one you have to see. This guy actually took his girlfriend through a haunted house, and while zombies were screaming all around them, he took out a ring. Really? Yep, that's the story he wants to tell your grandkids.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 -
The Beatles recorded "I Saw Her Standing There," "Love Me Do," "Please Please Me," "From Me to You," and "She Loves You" for the BBC program Easy Beat.


1963 - It was announced that the Beatles would play at the coming year's Royal Command Performance.

1964 - The Beatles appeared on the British TV show "Ready Steady Go."

1987 - George Harrison released his single "I Got My Mind Set on You" in the U.S. The song went to number one.


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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as hosts of the Golden Globes for the next two years. The two-year deal is a big win for the Globes because Fey and Poehler's last stint as hosts generated positive reviews and nearly 20 million viewers, a six-year high.

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Today in Sports History:

1946Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) played his first NHL game. 

1960 - The National League voted to admit Houston and New York to the league. It was the first structural change since 1900.

1971 - Norm Ullman (Toronto Maple Leafs) recorded his 1,000th point in a 5-3 loss to the New York Rangers.

1972 - Joe Namath was on the cover of TIME magazine.

1991 - Roy Tarpley (Dallas Mavericks) became the 7th player to be banned from the National Basketball Association (NBA) for life under the league's anti-drug agreement.

1992 - Magic Johnson played his first professional game since coming out of retirement.

1996 - In Guatemala City, at least 84 people died and 147 were injured when a stampede of soccer fans occurred before the 1998 World Cup qualifying match between Guatemala and Costa Rica.

2003 - Two NHL games ended in a scoreless tie for the first time since December 30, 1934. The games were Atlanta at the New York Rangers and Philadelphia at San Jose.


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"His Honor the Barber" debuted on NBC Radio on this date in 1945.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Soo Eagles 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

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

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Soo Eagles 7:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions 7:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 7:00pm EDT

Indy Car Series -- MAVTV 500 at Fontana, California 8:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at California Golden Bears 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 12:05pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talledega Super Speedway 1:00pm EDT

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

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