Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is November 13th, the 317th day of 2013. There are 48 days left in the year.

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Overtime modifications on table at GMs meeting.


Lightning's Stamkos has successful surgery.


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

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Today's Birthdays: Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) is 66; Chris Noth (The Good Wife, Sex and the City) is 59; Whoopi Goldberg is 58; Jimmy Kimmel is 46.

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Montreal, PQ. -- It was not going to be easy and it was going to take an entire commitment from the Tampa Bay Lightning, but they had the confidence that they could get the job done.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

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University of Minnesota Top-Ranked Team for 34th Straight Week in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
17th Annual Women's College Hockey Poll - #8

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2013-14
Record
Weeks in
Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
1
12-0-0
8
2University of Wisconsin, 167
2
8-2-0
8
3Cornell University, 152
3
7-0-1
8
4University of North Dakota, 127
4
8-1-1
8
5Boston College, 116
5
9-2-0
8
6Harvard University, 83
8
5-1-0
8
7Clarkson University, 58
6
8-3-2
8
8Boston University, 56
10
9-1-1
6
9Quinnipiac University, 55
7
8-1-3
5
10Mercyhurst University, 20
9
6-4-1
8
Others receiving votes: Robert Morris University, 16; St. Lawrence University, 3; Ohio State University, 1; Syracuse University, 1.
Notes: To view past polls, click here ... The University of Minnesota received all 19 first-place votes in this week's rankings ... Minnesota has been the No. 1-ranked team in each of the last 34 polls dating back to March 20, 2012 ... ECAC Hockey leads the way with four ranked programs, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three, Hockey East Association has two teams ranked and College Hockey America is represented with one school in the poll ... 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.

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On this date in 1805, Johann George Lehner, a Viennese butcher, invented a recipe and called it the "frankfurter."

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Exciting times: Hufnagel, Stamps amped for Western Final.

Moffat: Calvillo, Flory have futures in plain sight.

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

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The U.S. Justice Department says that it has given its okay for the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. [But, so far, still no ruling on Kanye and Kim.]

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Regina, SK. -The song “How Do You Like Me Now?” by country star Toby Keith blared through the speakers at Mosaic Stadium early Sunday evening, immediately after the Saskatchewan Roughriders had fought back to beat the BC Lions 29-25 in the 2013 Western Semi-Final.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the Riders is the Western Final at Calgary against the Stampeders, on Sunday, November 17th. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and NBCSN is set for 4:30pm EST.

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The Holland Tunnel opened to the public on this date in 1927, providing access between New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.

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Tampa, FL. — More than dozen members of a thriving Buccaneer fan club based in London visited team headquarters Monday morning and got a behind-the-scenes look at the Bucs' home.

Read the rest here.


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Tourists who went up to the viewing level of Chicago's Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) Tuesday got a shock. The 1,451-foot building is no longer the tallest building in the U.S. That distinction was given to New York City's One World Trade Center, standing tall at 1,776 feet.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Brandin Cooks appreciates that his coach feels the need to take blame for Cooks’ underwhelming numbers the past two weeks, but the junior receiver isn’t buying it.

Read the rest here.

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A designer from India has come up with an eco-friendly use for a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses. She has managed to equip the Ray-Ban's temples with a solar panel, allowing it to harness energy in the day so it can be detached and used to charge your iPhone when the sun goes down.

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Spider Jimmy searches for a prize.

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

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Today in Elvis History

1971 - 
Elvis Presley performed in Dallas, TX.

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A London-based company has recently started a service that will make Fridays even more awesome than they already are - a beer subscription service that sends craft beers from London breweries right to your work desk every Friday.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
Paul McCartney caught the flu. The British press reported on his condition in hour-by-hour progress reports.

1966 - It was reported in Britain's "Sunday Telegraph" that two unnamed Beatles had approached Allen Klein about having him manage their affairs. Beatles manager Brian Epstein dismissed the report.

1968 - The Beatles' animated movie "Yellow Submarine" premiered in the U.S.

1969 - John Lennon declared that any hippie could live on the island Dorinch. Lennon had purchased the island, which is off of Ireland.

1991 - The 83-minute archive video "The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit" was released in the U.S.

2001 - Paul McCartney's album "Driving Rain" was released.

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The Indiana Jones-inspired mobile app Temple Run is being turned into a movie. The first game was downloaded over 100 million times in its first year. No script has been written, but producers say it'll be about an explorer who, having stolen an idol from a temple, is chased by demonic forces.

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Today in Sports History:

1900 - The Baltimore Orioles entered major league baseball's American League.

1934 - Ralph "Scotty" Bowman (St. Louis Eagles) scored the first penalty shot goal in NHL history.

1991 - Roger Clemens won his third Cy Young Award for the American League.

1993 - The Dallas Mavericks began a 20 game streak of losses.

1995 - Greg Maddox (Atlanta Braves) became the first pitcher to win four consecutive Cy Young Awards.

1997 - Mike Keenan was named the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks.

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On this date in 1971, the U.S. spacecraft Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, Mars.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Phoenix Coyotes 8:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Arizona State Sun Devils 9:30pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway 3:00pm EST (Final race of season)

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

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