Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's Wednesday

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


Today is October 22nd, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.


Watch: 'What's on Tap' for Wednesday games.

Nathan Horton's career could be in jeopardy: report

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Today's Birthdays: Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) is 76. Jeff Goldblum is 62. Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad) is 52. Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell Modern Family) is 39. Jonathan Lipnicki (Stuart Little, Jerry Maguire) is 24.


Edmonton, AB. -- Before his team’s game against the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper dismissed the Lightning’s inability to get shots on net a night earlier facing Edmonton, pointing to the team’s first five games as a counter.

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On this date in 1746, the College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It later became known as Princeton University.


Minnesota Unanimously Back at No. 1 in
USA Today/USAH Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Women's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #5

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1.University of Minnesota, 190 (19)25-0-15
2.University of Wisconsin, 16916-2-05
3.Boston College, 14733-0-15
4.Harvard University, 13140-0-05
5.Cornell University, 10750-0-05
6.Boston University, 10663-1-05
7.Quinnipiac University, 6394-0-13
8.University of North Dakota, 4084-2-04
9.Mercyhurst University, 28104-1-15
10.Clarkson University, 2073-3-05
Others Receiving Votes: University of Minnesota Duluth, 17; Northeastern University, 15; St. Lawrence University, 9; Ohio State University, 2; Bemidji State University, 1.
Notes: The ECAC leads all women's conferences with four ranked teams, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three and the Hockey East Association has two. College Hockey America has one ... A total of 15 schools received votes in this week's poll ... This season's previous polls can be found here.
About the Poll: The 18th 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.


Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas on this date in 1836.


Regina, SK. -- 
"The mentality that you have to take right now is the playoff start right now. You have to treat every game like it's a playoff game." Geroy Simon explains what the Riders need to do to extend their season into the end of November.

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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 The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on


On this date in 1968, Apollo 7 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft had orbited the Earth 163 times.



Down to two: Riders release member of running back trio.

Nye: Chamblin looking to hit the right buttons.

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TV TONIGHT: MLB WORLD SERIES - The Giants and Royals play Game 2 in Kansas City. Little Big Town will sing the National Anthem. (7:30p ET, FOX)


Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay has signed KR Trindon Holliday, one of only three players in league history with at least three TDs each on punt and kickoff returns...Solomon Patton was waived among a round of moves

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The Taliban is upset that the group lost a prominent spokesman to ISIS. [He couldn’t resist. ISIS offered better dental plus free daycare.]


Corvallis, OR. -- The Oregon State men’s soccer team is ranked No. 25 in this week’s Top Drawer Soccer Poll, which was released on Monday.

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Police in Stockholm, Sweden, say a boy was home alone when he called emergency services and reported hearing a loud thump, which he suspected could be a burglar. Police arrived and searched the area around the home to verify no one was attempting to break into the residence. The 11-year-old was scared so an officer stuck around — and helped the boy with his math homework.


Kansas City, MO. -- Madison Bumgarner continued to ensure his place in baseball history, while the Giants kept pursuing theirs with a 7-1 triumph over the Kansas City Royals in Tuesday night's World Series opener at Kauffman Stadium.

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A “wet Willy” practical joke landed a Minnesota man in jail. Riley Swearingen was getting on a bus (in Mankato) after the bars closed early Saturday when police say he walked up behind a police sergeant, licked his fingers and poked them in both the officer’s ears. Swearingen was charged with fourth-degree assault on a peace officer involving bodily fluid and disruptive intoxication.


I like the baseball game.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the Giants winning game 1 of the World Series, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1977 - 
The album "Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3" hit #64 in the U.S. 

1977 - Ronnie McDowell's single "The King Is Gone" hit #13 in the U.S. The song was one of the most successful tribute records. 

1977 - Ronnie McDowell performed "The King Is Gone" on "American Bandstand." The song was a tribute to Elvis Presley.


On this date in 1995, the 50th anniversary of the United Nations was marked by a record number of world leaders gathering.


Today in Beatles History:

1969 - 
Paul McCartney issued a statement announcing that he was not dead. 

1984 - Paul McCartney released the album "Give My Regards to Broad Street." 

2002 - Yoko Ono's "Yang Yang [Maxi Single]" was released.


Ashoka Mukpo, the American freelance cameraman diagnosed with with Ebola earlier this month, has been declared free of Ebola. He will be leaving a biocontainment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center today (Wednesday).


Today in Sports History:

1939 - 
The first televised pro football game was telecast from New York. Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 23-14. 

1950 - The Los Angeles Rams set an NFL record by defeating the Baltimore Colts 70-27. It was a record score for a regular season game. 

2000 - Corey Dillon (Cincinnati Bengals) ran for 278 yards against the Denver Broncos. 

2011 - Albert Pujols (St. Louis Cardinals) became the third player to hit three home runs in a World Series game. 


The SyFy Channel announced Tuesday that Sharknado 3 is officially coming in the summer of 2015.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

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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