Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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


Today is November 25th, the 328th day of 2014. There are 37 days left in the year.


Legendary NHL, international coach Quinn dies at 71.

Former NHL player, coach Oliver dies at 77.

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


Today's Birthdays: Dancing with the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli is 59. Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan, Law & Order) is 45. Christina Applegate is 43. American competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut is 31.


Tampa, FL. -- For the first time in nearly a month, the Tampa Bay Lightning have consecutive days off between games, a welcome respite after completing a difficult stretch of 10 games in 17 days, six of them on the road.

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On this date in 1947, movie studio executives meeting in New York agreed to blacklist the "Hollywood 10," who were cited a day earlier and jailed for contempt of Congress when they failed to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo./PLYMOUTH, Mich. - The USA Hockey Foundation and Compuware Arena have an agreement in place, that subject to due diligence, could result in the Foundation acquiring the Plymouth, Michigan, facility by the first half of 2015.
“Both parties felt it best to make public that there is intention to move forward with a sale, however, there are many steps in the process left to complete and nothing is final at this point,” said Mike Vellucci, representing Compuware Arena on behalf of owner Peter Karmanos. “It’s important to note that the Compuware youth program would remain at Compuware Arena and be supported by Mr. Karmanos. Further, Mr. Karmanos will continue to own the Plymouth Whalers. While there are likely to be questions, out of respect for the on-going process and confidentiality involved, we’ll have no further comment.”
“Our intention is to relocate the National Team Development Program to the facility and also use it to host and showcase other USA Hockey programs and international events,” said Ron DeGregorio, president of The USA Hockey Foundation and USA Hockey, Inc. “In addition, keeping the current users of the building is important to both us and Pete Karmanos. There are a number of issues we’re still working through, and while I know people will have questions, we’ll have nothing further to say until a final resolution is reached.”

Boston University Takes Over No. 1 Spot in 
USA Today
/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Men's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #9

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1.Boston University, 497 (27)28-1-19
2.University of North Dakota, 447 (4)39-3-19
3.University of Minnesota, 40947-3-09
4.UMass Lowell, 36758-2-37
5.Michigan Tech University, 358 (1)110-2-04
6.Miami University, 337910-4-09
7.Minnesota State University, 321 (2)99-3-09
8.University of Minnesota Duluth, 24189-5-03
9.Colgate University, 23669-4-19
10.University of Denver, 226118-3-07
11.Boston College, 166127-5-09
12.University of Vermont, 140108-3-15
13.University of Nebraska Omaha, 128137-2-13
14.Quinnipiac University, 72148-3-14
15.Bowling Green State University, 43n/a10-3-1n/a
Others Receiving Votes: St. Cloud State University, 31; Harvard University, 30; Union College, 13; Merrimack College, 5; Providence College, 5; Robert Morris University, 5; St. Lawrence University, 3.
Notes: A total of 22 schools received votes in this week's poll ... The National Collegiate Hockey Conference has five ranked in this week's poll. The Hockey East Association has four, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three, the ECAC Hockey has two and and the Big Ten Conference has 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.

Tickets On Sale for IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship
Event Takes Place Jan. 5-12 at HARBORCENTER in Buffalo, New York

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women's World Championship, set for Jan. 5-12 at HARBORCENTER in Buffalo, New York. The event, which will feature the best women's hockey players in the world, 18 years of age and younger, includes teams from the U.S., as well Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Japan, Russia, Switzerland and Sweden.
Each team will play three preliminary-round contests and the tournament culminates with the bronze and gold medal games on Monday, Jan. 12. For a complete tournament schedule, click here.
Individual tickets start at $5 and are also available as day passes (four games) and tournament passes (all-inclusive). For more information on the IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship, including all ticket information, click here, or call the First Niagara Center box office at 716.855.4444.
NOTES: Team USA has played in the gold medal game in seven of previous IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championships, capturing the event’s top prize three times (2008, 2009, 2011).


Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" opened in London on this date in 1952.



Dunk: Ticats reconnect with Hamilton, return to Grey Cup.

#KegSize Plays of The Week - wk. 22.

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


COMING UP - Thanksgiving: November 27. World Aids Day: December 1. Human Rights Day: December 10. Winter Solstice: December 21. Christmas: December 25.


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line gathered to give back to the Tampa Bay community and celebrate Thanksgiving Monday evening.

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NEW ON DVD - Released November 25

The Expendables 3
The Giver
A Madea Christmas
November Man
Merry Friggin' Christmas
Better Off Ted: Season 2,

... And Amazon has released a bunch of Blu-ray DVDs for $3.99.


Corvallis, OR. -- The Oregon State wrestling team opened its Pacific-12 Conference season on Monday with a 16-15 victory over Arizona State before a crowd of 1,287 at Gil Coliseum.

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In the U.S., the Interstate Commerce Commission banned racial segregation on interstate trains and buses on this date in 1955.


Okay, we go here to get our food.


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


Today in Elvis History:

1954 - 
Elvis Presley played at the Paladium Club in Houston, TX. 

1955 - In Port Arthur, TX, Elvis Presley gave his first performance after signing with RCA. 

1960 - Polls were taken at advance screenings of the Elvis Presley movie "Flaming Star". As a result of the polls the songs "Britches" and "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" were cut from the final cut of the movie. Polls were also taken on November 23. 

2002 - Nicolas Cage filed for a divorce from Lisa Marie Presley citing irreconcilable differences. The two had been married four months before.


Men in China who want to get an idea what their pregnant wives are experiencing can visit a hospital where they can get hooked up to a machine that will deliver electronic shocks to the abdomen. [Then they have to go stand on the sidewalk where random strangers come by and rub their bellies.]


Today in Beatles History:

1969 - 
John Lennon returned his MBE to Buckingham Palace with a note. The note said, "Your Majesty, I am returning this MBE in protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam, and against "Cold Turkey" slipping down the charts. With love, John Lennon of Bag." 

2003 - The remastered version of John Lennon's album "Plastic Ono Band" was released.


A Brazilian airline changed one of its flight numbers after a renowned clairvoyant predicted a plane bearing the original number would crash shortly after takeoff. Jucelino Nobrega da Luz, who says he predicted the deaths of Princess Diana and a Brazilian racing legend (Ayrton Senna), told authorities flight JJ3720, set to depart last Wednesday from Sao Paulo, would develop engine trouble and crash. Leaving nothing to chance, the airline changed the flight code to JJ4732.


Today in Sports History:

1921 - 
The first play-by-play broadcast of a football game was aired in College Station, TX, via an amateur radio station. The game was between the University of Texas and Texas A&M in Austin. 

1961 - Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics) scored his 15,000th NBA career point. 

1965 - The first color broadcast of an NFL game aired on CBS. The Detroit Lions and the Baltimore Colts played to a 24-24 tie. 

1976 - O.J. Simpson (Buffalo Bills) ran for 273 yards against the Detroit Lions. 

1980 - Larry Holmes knocked out Marvis Frazier in the first round to retain the world heavyweight title. 

2002 - Pete Rose and baseball commissioner Bud Selig met secretly to discuss Rose's lifetime ban from baseball. 


His first marriage just didn’t work out. So the actor and environmentalist from Bogota, Columbia decided to give it a second chance. The man, Richard Torres, loves the environment so much he married a tree at a national park in Bogota. During the marriage young girls placed fruits and vegetables at the base of a tree as offerings. And yes, the tree was wearing a dress.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'


NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cincinnati Bengals 1:00pm EST


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

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