Wednesday, October 9, 2013

It's Wednesday

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


Today is October 9th, the 282nd day of 2013. There are 83 days left in the year.


Kevin Allen to receive 2013 Lester Patrick Trophy.

Lightning knock off Sabres in overtime.

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Today's Birthdays: Fyvush Finkel (Boston Public, Picket Fences) is 91; Manager-TV personality Sharon Osbourne is 61; Tony Shalhoub is 60; Scotty McCreery (American Idol) is 20.


University of Minnesota Keeps No. 1 Streak Alive
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2013-14 Women's College Hockey Poll - #2
(First-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
2013-14 Record
Weeks in Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 189 (18)
2Boston College, 164
3Clarkson University, 157 (1)
4Cornell University, 113
5University of Wisconsin, 100
6University of North Dakota, 97
7Boston University, 87
8Harvard University, 5280-0-03
9University of Minnesota Duluth, 51
10Mercyhurst University, 14
Others receiving votes: Ohio State University, 13; Quinnipiac University, 5; Northeastern University, 2; Dartmouth College, 1.
Notes: The University of Minnesota is the defending NCAA national champion after posting a 41-0-0 record last winter ... The Golden Gophers received 18 of 19 first-place votes in this week's poll. Clarkson was the only other school to garner a first-place selection ... Minnesota has been the top-ranked team in each of the last 29 polls dating back to March 20, 2012 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with four ranked teams, while ECAC Hockey has three ranked programs, Hockey East Association boast two squads in the rankings and College Hockey America has one team ranked ... A total of 14 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.


On this date in 1635, Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, was banished from Massachusetts because he had spoken out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away land that belonged to the Indians. Williams had founded Providence, Rhode Island as a place for people to seek religious freedom.


Lions working on restoring ground game dominance.

Tasker happy he can make mark early in CFL career.

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The TSA now allows people with marijuana to board airplanes. [But you have to share with the pilot.]


Regina, SK. -The Saskatchewan Roughriders have announced the addition of five import players to the practice roster. Quarterback Ryan Katz, receiver DeMarco Sampson, receiver Thomas Mayo, offensive lineman James Lee, and defensive back Troy Stoudemire have all joined the team.

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Next up for the 9-5 Riders is a game on Saturday, October 12th at home against the 3-11 Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff on 620CKRM,, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and is set for 4:30pm EDT.


Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine motor on this date in 1855.


Tampa, FL. — Hall of Famer Warren Sapp, who will be inducted into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' ring of honor next month, had some strong criticism for his former team, particularly coach Greg Schiano, during a podcast on

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Apple will unveil the newest updates to its iPad line on October 22. Apple will likely introduce the fifth generation iPad and the second generation iPad Mini. Sources say the fifth generation iPad will feature a thinner, lighter design similar to that of the iPad Mini.


Corvallis, OR. -- From Oregon State's practice session Tuesday at the Truax Center …

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Joshua C. Stoddard received a patent for his calliope on this date in 1855.


St. Petersburg, FL. -- Joe Maddon told reporters following Saturday's loss in Game 2 of the American League Division Series that he would see everyone on Thursday in Boston.

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The Guinness Book of World Records said Tuesday that Grand Theft Auto V had broken seven records, including the record for fastest-selling video game franchise and fastest-selling entertainment franchise.


I'm ready to catch the ball Daddy.


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


Today in Elvis History

1965 - 
Elvis Presley's single "I'm Yours" hit #11 in the U.S.

1965 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Flaming Star And Summer Kisses" hit #11 in the U.K.


A team of Chinese scientists found in tests on 57 drinks that Sprite performed the best in relieving the alcohol-related symptoms.


Today in Beatles History:

1940 - 
John Winston Lennon was born in Woolton, Liverpool.

1975 - Sean Ono Lennon was born.

1964 - The Rolling Stones cancelled the planned tour in South Africa because of an anti-apartheid embargo by the British Musicians' Union.

1970 - John Lennon finished recording his album "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band."

1980 - John Lennon released "Starting Over" on his 40th birthday. It was his first record in five years.

1985 - A 2½-acre garden memorial was dedicated to John Lennon by his widow Yoko Ono. The memorial in New York City’s Central Park is called Strawberry Fields.

2001 - Yoko Ono's album "Blueprint For A Sunrise" was released.

2002 - Mark David Chapman was denied parole for the second time. Chapmand had killed John Lennon in 1980.

2011 - Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell were married at Old Marylebone Town Hall, London.


WHAT CONSUMERS ARE USING EACH DAY - Percentage of general consumers who are using the following every day.
TV - 85%
Radio - 80%
Internet - 60%
Email - 36%
Social networking - 29%
Apps - 25%
Print - 25%
Tablets - 9%


Today in Sports History:

1919The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series. The win would be later tainted when 8 Chicago White Sox were charged with throwing the game. The incident became known as the "Black Sox" scandal. 

1974 - The Washington Capitals played their first NHL game.

2000 - Brett Hull (Dallas Stars) scored his 611th NHL goal. The goal allowed him to pass his father, Bobby Hull, on the all time scoring list bringing him to number 9.

2001 - Prosecutors in Miami, FL, announced that they would seek a prison sentence if O.J. Simpson was convicted in his road rage trial. Jury selection began for the trial just after the announcement.

2002 - The L.A. Kings retired Wayne Gretzky's #99.


"Cavalcade of America" was first broadcast on CBS radio on this date in 1935.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Eskimos 4:30pm EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 5:15pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 6:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Port Huron Fighting Falcons 7:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Washington State Cougars 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 9:00am EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles 1:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Port Huron Fighting Falcons 4:00pm EDT


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

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