Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Today is November 19th, the 323rd day of 2013. There are 42 days left in the year.


Biggest storylines so far in 2013-14.

Mantha's late goal leads QMJHL past Russia.

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


Today's Birthdays: TV journalist Ann Curry is 57; Allison Janney (The West Wing) is 54; Meg Ryan is 52; Jodie Foster is 51; TV chef Rocco DiSpirito is 47.


Tampa, FL. -- In one of his first press conferences after the injury to Steven Stamkos, Lightning coach Jon Cooper plainly stated: “We can’t replace Steven Stamkos.”

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On this date in 1850, the first life insurance policy for a woman was issued. Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison, NJ.


University of Minnesota Keeps No. 1 Ranking in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
19th Annual Men's College Hockey Poll - #7

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
Weeks in
Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 508 (32)
2St. Cloud State University, 444
3Providence College, 424 (1)
4Quinnipiac University, 390 (1)
5University of Michigan, 386
6University of Notre Dame, 370
7Boston College, 321
8Miami University, 265
9Yale University, 224
10Clarkson University, 153
11UMass Lowell, 150
12University of Wisconsin, 146
13Ferris State University, 136
14University of North Dakota, 48
15Union College, 31
Others receiving votes: Rensselaer, 30; Lake Superior State University, 21; University of New Hampshire, 15; Cornell University, 4; University of Denver, 4; Air Force Academy, 3; Bowling Green State University, 3; Ohio State University, 3; University of Minnesota Duluth, 1.
Notes: To view past polls, click here ... The University of Minnesota is the retains the No. 1 ranking for the fifth week in a row ... The Golden Gophers, who started the year at No. 5, have an 8-1-1 record ... ECAC Hockey and the Hockey East Association lead all conferences with four ranked teams, while the Big Ten and National Collegiate Hockey Conference each have three squads ranked and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association boasts one ranked program ... A total of 24 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.


On this date in 1863, U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.


Nothing quite like Grey Cup week.

Milanovich: 'I'm disappointed I didn't coach better'.

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


The first newspaper color supplement was published in the Sunday New York World on this date in 1893.


Regina, SK. -The Saskatchewan Roughriders have one more home game in 2013 and what a home game it will be. The Riders will play on the Mosaic Stadium turf next Sunday night in the 101st Grey Cup when they take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after walking into Calgary and crushing the Stampeders 35-13 in a game they had control of right from the get-go.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the Riders is the 101st Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium in Regina against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, on Sunday, November 24th. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and NBCSN is set for 6:00pm EST.


NEW ON DVD - Released November 19

- We're the Millers
- The To Do List
- Paranoia
- Planes
- 2 Guns
- The World's End
- Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5
- Touched By an Angel: Ninth & Final Season


Tampa, FL. — I saw the quotes scroll across my Twitter timeline on Sunday and couldn't believe them. Skepticism washed over me as I read the words of Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Davin Joseph, as reported by Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.

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In Italy an 80-year-old grandmother has been arrested for selling cocaine and meth. [Police grabbed her after she returned from visiting the Mayor of Toronto.]


Corvallis, OR. -- Oregon State junior football player Brandin Cooks has been selected as one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to the nation’s top wide receiver.

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The "paper pencil" was patented by Frederick E. Blaisdell on this date in 1895.


I'll take one of these please.


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


Today in Elvis History

1966 - 
Elvis Presley's single "All That I Am" hit #41 in the U.S.

1977 - The album "Elvis In Concert" hit #5 in the U.S.

2001 - It was announced that 50 workers at Graceland would be laid off due the decline in tourism associated with the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.


Someone's making a sequel to Frank Capra's iconic 1946 movie It's a Wonderful Life, which starred Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. The sequel, titled It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story, should be in theaters for the 2015 holiday season.


Today in Beatles History:

1997 - 
The U.S. premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's "Standing Stone" was played in Carnegie Hall by St. Luke's Orchestra.

2001 - Jools Holland's album "Small World Big Band" was released. George Harrison's "Horse to the Water" appeared on the album.

2002 - George Harrison's album "Brainwashed" was released.


In Hollywood, a chic new cocktail bar called The Powder Room is advertising its $500 milkshake. Although the recipe has yet to be refined, this milkshake will contain edible gold leaf, "the finest" Belgian chocolates, and a $190 Swarovski Nirvana Mountain Ring mixed in with an assortment of liquors. The ring can be taken home after consuming the drink, and is perfect for "a bachelorette party or a special occasion."


Today in Sports History:

1966 - Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers) announced his retirement from major league baseball.

1979 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) signed a four-year contract for $4.5 million. At the time, Ryan was the highest paid player in major league baseball.

1984 - Dwight Gooden (New York Mets), at 20 years old, became the youngest major league pitcher to be named Rookie of the Year in the National League.

1995 - Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks) became the 23rd NBA player to pass the 20,000 point mark.

1996 - Albert Belle signed a contract with the White Sox for a record $55 million. He was the first player to surpass the $10 million per year mark.

1999 - Evel Knievel and Krystal Kennedy were married.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) became the first baseball player to win four Most Valuable Player Awards.

2004 - During a Detroit Pistons and Indian Pacers game a fight broke out involving fans and players. Several players were suspended and all involved were later charged with assault and battery.


If you're the kind who likes to shake up their smartphone photos, check out I Pixel U, an iOS app that lets you selectively pixelate people and objects in photos, creating the effect of 8-bit characters in the real world.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Los Angeles Kings 10:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at San Jose Sharks 10:30pm EST

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Anaheim Ducks 10:00pm EST

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Washington Huskies 10:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions 1:00pm EST

CFL Football -- 101st Grey Cup Game, Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Regina, Saskatchewan 6:00pm EST


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

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