Wednesday, October 8, 2014

It's Wednesday

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


Today is October 8th, the 280th day of 2014. There are 85 days left in the year.


Flames waiting on talks for new contract with Hartley.

2014-15 expert predictions: Cup to remain in West.

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Today's Birthdays: Chevy Chase is 71. Sigourney Weaver is 65. Matt Damon is 44. Bruno Mars is 29. Angus T. Jones (formerly of Two and a Half Men) is 21.


Tampa, FL. -- Ryan Callahan has settled in nicely to his new Davis Islands waterfront home, him and his wife, Kyla, making room for their new baby girl, Evelyn, born two months ago.

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On this date in 1895, the Berliner Gramophone Company was founded in Philadelphia, PA.


University of Minnesota Holds No. 1 Spot for Third Week in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Women's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1.University of Minnesota, 187 (16)12-0-03
2.University of Wisconsin, 170 (3)24-0-03
3.Boston College, 15631-0-03
4.Harvard University, 12650-0-03
5.Cornell University, 10860-0-03
6.Boston University, 10441-1-03
7.Mercyhurst University, 6792-0-03
8.Quinnipiac University, 45n/a1-0-02
9.Clarkson University, 2881-1-03
10.Northeastern University, 25n/a0-0-01
Others Receiving Votes: University of North Dakota, 18; Bemidji State University, 7; Robert Morris University, 3; RIT, 1.
Notes: The ECAC leads all women's conferences with four ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association has three and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has two. College Hockey America has one ... A total of 14 schools received votes in this week's poll ... This is Minnesota's third consecutive week at number one, as well as Wisconsin's at number two.
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.


"The O’Neills" debuted on CBS radio on this date in 1935.


Regina, SK. -- Kerry Joseph is coming out of retirement to return to the CFL.

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Coming up next for the 9-5 Riders is a week 16 road game with the 5-8 Montreal Alouettes on Monday, October 13th. Game time at Montreal's Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is 1:00pm 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 1938, the cover of "The Saturday Evening Post" portrayed Norman Rockwell.



MOP Watch: Who's in the early running?

CFL announces search process for next Commissioner.

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A four-year-old girl in Delaware showed up at school with a backpack full of heroin. [Which meant that her mother was somewhere on the street trying to get top dollar for packages of genuine pure animal crackers.]


Tampa, FL. --
Struggles of Lovie Smith's defense have become too consistent to consider them outliers. They have become part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' identity on that side of the ball, and a group that many thought had a chance to become elite has fallen short too often in a 1-4 start.

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Brazil has surpassed the U.S. as the country with the most cosmetic surgeries. Brazil has fewer people and collectively less disposable income than the U.S. but Brazilian patients lean more heavily toward surgical procedures, while American patients favor nonsurgical ones.


Boulder, CO. -- Oregon State Athletics is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in the spirit of the cause is offering 1,000 free tickets for families (limit of 4) touched by any form of cancer for the Thurs., Oct. 16 home football game vs. Utah. The outreach is part of the department’s new “BeaversSalute” program.

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On this date in 1944, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" debuted on CBS radio.


San Francisco, CA. -- Many Giants took a victory lap around the perimeter of AT&T Park's playing field Tuesday night as they began celebrating their National League Division Series triumph over the Washington Nationals. The players might as well have extended their brief jog into a marathon.

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We’ve been hearing about a flying car for decades. Now a company called Aeromobil says it’s coming. The Aeromobil 3.0 transforms from plane to car by folding its wings behind the cockpit. They fit alongside a boom that houses a shaft for the rear-mounted propeller, and serves as the mounting point for the flying car’s tail. Despite all of the extra bodywork, the Aeromobil will supposedly fit in a standard parking space, and run on premium pump gas.


Why, yes Jimmy. Your Daddy is the best announcer I ever had!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the Giants winning the NLDS, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1992 - 
The U.S. Postal Service announced the commemorative stamp booklet that would include Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, Dinah Washington, and Otis Redding. 

1994 - In Memphis, TN, Michael Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley and Janet Jackson attended the all-star "Elvis Aaron Presley - The Tribute." 

2002 - The CD "Story" was released.


The New Jersey State Police closed an interstate in northern New Jersey Monday morning after the State Police Arson and Bomb Squad investigated a suspicious item. A robot was brought in to inspect the item, which appeared to be a suitcase, on the median of the highway. Authorities said the soft-case suitcase had stuffed animals and trash inside.


Today in Beatles History:

1957 - 
Paul McCartney made his debut appearance with the Quarry Men in Norris Green, Liverpool. 

1971 - "Imagine" was recorded by John Lennon. 

2003 - In London, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attended a premiere of the documentary "Concert for George." The film was a tribute to George Harrison. The film was released on DVD on November 17, 2003.


A television revival series based on the 1989 movie Say Anything has been shelved. After news of the NBC-TV adaptation broke, original director Crowe and star John Cusack publicly expressed unhappiness about the project.


Today in Sports History:

1956 - 
Donald James Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first perfect game in the history of the World Series. 

1957 - The Brooklyn Baseball Club announced that it had accepted a deal to move the Dodgers to Los Angeles. 

1975 - Doug Jarvis (Montreal Canadiens) began his streak of 984 straight games in the NHL. The streak ended on October 10, 1987. 

2003 - Jarome Iginla (Calgary Flames) became the first black player in the NHL to become captain. 

2009 - The UFL (United Football League) began it's first season with four teams.


NEW ON DVD - Released October 7

Edge of Tomorrow
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Million Dollar Arm
American Horror Story: Season 3 - Coven
The Following: Season 2
China Beach - The Complete Series
The Office: The Complete Series


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT (First game of regular season)

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nascar Nationwide Series October Charlotte Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT 

Saturday --

NHL -- Tampa Bay Lightnings vs Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals (Game 1 NLCS) 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Baltimore Ravens 1:00pm EDT


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

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