Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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


Today is October 21st, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.


Hockey Fights Cancer campaign begins Oct. 20.

Kings defenseman Voynov suspended indefinitely.

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


Today's Birthdays: Judge Judy is 72. Carrie Fisher is 58. Michael McMillian (True Blood) is 36. Kim Kardashian is 34.


Edmonton, AB. -- After Alex Killorn suffered an upper body injury Monday during morning skate ahead of Tampa Bay’s game against Edmonton, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper made the decision to give forward Jonathan Drouin, who had been recalled from the Bolts’ American Hockey League affiliate in Syracuse a day earlier, his first NHL action.

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On this date in 1797, "Old Ironsides," the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, was launched in Boston's harbor.


Minnesota Continues to Hold No. 1 Spot in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll
30 Schools Receive Votes in This Week's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Men's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #4

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1.University of Minnesota, 499 (23)12-0-04
2.Union College, 449 (10)24-0-04
3.University of North Dakota, 428 (1)33-1-04
4.Colgate University, 39743-1-04
5.Providence College, 34051-1-04
6.Boston College, 30881-1-04
7.Ferris State University, 27562-1-04
8.UMass Lowell, 26392-0-12
9.St. Cloud State University, 25771-1-04
10.Miami University, 231113-1-04
11.Boston University, 131131-0-04
12.Minnesota State University, 95122-2-04
13.University of Denver, 93n/a2-0-02
14.University of Michigan, 60101-2-04
15.Quinnipiac University, 49141-1-12
Others Receiving Votes: University of Alaska, 45; University of Vermont, 33; Cornell University, 27; University of Notre Dame, 18; Robert Morris University, 15; University of Minnesota Duluth, 14; University of Nebraska Omaha, 14; Yale University, 9; University of Alaska Anchorage, 8; Bowling Green State University, 6; Merrimack College, 6; Michigan Tech University, 5; Ohio State University, 3; University of New Hampshire, 1; Bemidji State University, 1.
Notes: A total of 30 schools received votes in this week's poll ... The National Collegiate Hockey Conference and Hockey East Association each have four schools in the top 15. The ECAC has three, and the Big Ten Conference and Western Collegiate Hockey Association each have two ranked teams ... This is Minnesota's fourth week at number one ... This season's previous polls can be found here.
About the Poll: The 20th 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.


A source says Comedy Central stars Michael Key and Jordan Peele have signed on to create a new film.


Regina, SK. -- 
Win or lose, Saskatchewan Roughriders Head Coach Corey Chamblin learns something about his team every time they take to the field. As he spoke to reporters after a 24-19 loss to the Edmonton Eskimos---a loss that will deny the team the opportunity to host a home playoff game this year, he shared what he had learned on yet another tough afternoon for the football club and it was something that didn’t please him.

Read the rest here.

Coming up next for the 9-7 Riders is a week 18 road game at the 13-2 Calgary Stampeders on Friday, October 24th. Game time at Calgary's McMahon Stadium is 9:30pm EDT. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.


On this date in 1918, Margaret Owen set a typing speed record of 170 words per minute on a manual typewriter.



Pinty's Power Rankings: Alberta reigns supreme.

Pedersen: Positive signs for Riders despite loss.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.


TV TONIGHT: MLB WORLD SERIES - Game 1 of the World Series has the San Francisco Giants in Kansas City to face the Royals. (7:30p ET, FOX)


Tampa, FL. -- Their division was sliding off the rails, two would-be contenders routed, another losing a lead late, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watched the wreckage from afar. They were the fortunate ones.

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NEW ON DVD - Released October 21.

The Purge: Anarchy
Sex Tape
Earth to Echo
Mad Men: the Final Season-Part 1
Married... with Children - Seasons 5 & 6


Seattle, WA. -- Goalkeeper Bella Geist set the Oregon State freshman record for saves in a season, but the Beavers were unable to overcome a first-half deficit as they fell 3-0 to No. 20 Washington Monday evening in Seattle, Wash.

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A male northern white rhino has died leaving only six of the species left — five females and one male. [Scientists say that there job is to do all they can to keep the species from disappearing completely while at the same time making sure that the male doesn’t drop dead from exhaustion.]


Kansas City, MO. -- Buster Posey casts an assertive presence as a hitter, but he could loom even larger in the World Series against the Kansas City Royals when he settles into his catcher's crouch.

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A man in Florida was so sick of seeing political campaign signs in the yards of his neighbors that he decided to steal as many as he possibly could. By the time he was caught, the man had stolen 244 political signs.


Please, can I have something to eat Daddy?!?!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as Lightning hockey and the World Series on the same night, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1957 - 
The Elvis Presley film "Jailhouse Rock" premiered. 

1965 - Bill Black died four months after receiving surgery to remove a brain tumor. 

1972 - Elvis Presley's single "Burning Love" hit #7 in the U.K. 

1992 - Lisa Marie Presley gave birth to Benajmin Storm Keough.


The more parents watch violent or sexual content the more likely they are to allow their children to watch risque content at a younger age. Researchers were surprised at how quickly parents became desensitized to violence and sex after watching only a few scenes from PG-13 and R-rated films.


Today in Beatles History:

1974 - 
John Lennon began producing his "Rock 'n' Roll" album at the Record Plant Studios. 

2003 - Yoko Ono's EP "Will I/Fly" was released.


Looking for a Christmas job? A garden center in England (Titchfield) is recruiting two reindeer walkers for the upcoming holiday season. Garsons is recruiting two full-time reindeer carers to help. The reindeer are the centerpiece of the garden center’s festive display. Successful applicants to the job will walk the reindeer in a paddock, feed them and introduce customers to them. Training will be provided. Successful applicants will work between November 17 and Christmas Eve.


Today in Sports History:

1956 - 
Billy Howton (Green Bay Packers) caught seven passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams. The final score was 42-17. 

1966 - The U.S. Congress approved the AFL-NFL merger. 

1973 - Fred Dryer (Los Angeles Rams) became the first NFL player to record two safeties in a single game. The Rams defeated the Green Bay Packers 24-7. 

1975 - Carlton Fisk (Boston Red Sox) hit a home run in the 12th inning in a 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds in Game Six of the World Series. 

1976 - The Philadelphia 76ers purchased the rights for Julius Erving from the New Jersey Nets. 

1980 - The Philadelphia Phillies won their first World Series. 

1984 - Steve Cox (Cleveland Browns) kicked a 60-yard field goal against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was the second longest field goal in NFL history. The Browns lost to the Cincinnati Bengals 12-9. 

1997 - Ray Bourque (Boston Bruins) became the fifth defenseman in NHL history to play in 1,300 regular-season games. 

1998 - The New York Yankees set a major league baseball record of 125 victories for the regular and postseason combined. 

2000 - The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets 4-3 in 12 innings. It was the longest World Series game at 4 hours and 51 minutes. 

2004 - The CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) ruled that Paul Hamm could keep his Olympic gold medal. They decided that Hamm was the rightful champion in the men's all-around gymnastics competition at the Athens Games. South Korea had challenged the medal. 


LINKS WE LIKE - A 1980s Wendy’s training video.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 1) 8:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames 9:00pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 2) 8:00pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 3) 8:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 9:30pm EDT

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:20pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Stanford Cardinal 3:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 4) 8:00pm EDT 

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 8:45pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 9:30am EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Minnesota Vikings 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Kansas City Royals (World Series Game 5) 8:00pm EDT (If necessary)


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

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