Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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


Today is November 12th, the 315th day of 2014. There are 50 days left in the year.


Video: Fan retaliates after taking pie in the face.

Stars trade Gonchar to Canadiens for Moen.

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Today's Birthdays: Neil Young is 69. Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, married to Nick Offerman) is 56. Figure skater Tonya Harding (Olympic ice skater involved in attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan) is 44. Ryan Gosling is 34. Anne Hathaway is 32.


Chicago, IL. -- Tampa Bay had defeated Chicago five-straight times entering Tuesday’s matchup at the United Center.

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Andrew Ellicott Douglass witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys on this date in 1799.


Boston College Holds No. 1 Spot in
USA Today/USAH Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Women's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #8

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1.Boston College, 186 (17)19-0-18
2.University of Minnesota, 171 (1)27-1-28
3.University of Wisconsin, 155 (1)39-2-18
4.Harvard University, 13242-0-08
5.Quinnipiac University, 10757-0-17
6.Boston University, 8766-2-18
7.Clarkson University, 7178-3-08
8.Mercyhurst University, 5089-2-18
9.University of Minnesota Duluth, 35106-4-26
10.University of North Dakota, 3194-5-13
Others Receiving Votes: Bemidji State University, 8; Dartmouth College, 5; Cornell University, 4; Ohio State,University 2; Princeton University, 1.
Notes: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all women's conferences with four ranked teams, while the ECAC 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.


The first flying trapeze act was performed by Jules Leotard at Cirque Napoleon in Paris, France on this date in 1859. He was also the designer of the garment that is named after him.


Regina, SK. -- "Everyone is a good team that is left in the playoffs. It's about who wants it more." Rob Bagg discusses what is motivating him during his best season and how he is preparing for the Western Semi-Final in Edmonton.

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The West Semifinal takes place on Sunday, November 16th, as the 12-6 Edmonton Eskimos host the 10-8 Saskatchewan Roughriders. Game time at Commonwealth Stadium is set for 4:30pm EST. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, or The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN2.


The code to download a free copy of Usher’s latest song can be found in boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios. [Justin Bieber fans should look in Fruit Loops.]



Cauz: The matter of the 2014 playoff pivots.

Pinty's Power Rankings: Ticats claw right back.

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COMING UP - Great American Smokeout: November 20. Thanksgiving: November 27. World Ais Day: December 1. Human Rights Day: December 10. Winter Solstice: December 21. Christmas: December 25.


Tampa, FL. -- Here's a sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.

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So you’re at the movies and the person in front of you has her phone on and is tapping away merrily. It’s the previews, so who really cares? And now the movie has just started, still annoying, but okay. Five minutes in is kind of pushing it. That’s when witnesses at a theater in Hollywood say one man in the audience politely asked a woman to put her phone away. She allegedly responded by spraying Mace in his face.


Corvallis, OR. -- From a Sunday conversation with Oregon State coach Mike Riley, whose Beavers (4-5 overall, 1-5 in Pac-12 play) play host to seventh-ranked Arizona State (8-1, 5-1) Saturday night at Reser Stadium …

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Walt Disney released "Fantasia" on this date in 1940.


Here's Jimmy with Chase and Flipper.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as anticipating what could be a life-changing phone call, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1936 - 
Songwriter Mort Shuman was born in Brooklyn, NY. 

1955 - Elvis Presley was voted Most Promising Country And Western Artist in the annual U.S. DJ Poll. 

1960 - Bill Black, former bass player for Elvis Presley, hit #11 in the U.S. with his version of "Don't Be Cruel." 

1977 - The Elvis Presley album "Les 40 Grands Plus Succes" (the French pressing of "40 Greatest") hit #56 in the U.K. 

2002 - The documentary "Elvis, The King In Hollywood" was released.


It seemed too good to be true: Wearing caffeine-infused undergarments would promote substantial weight loss around your middle. Not quite, says the Federal Trade Commission. This week the FTC banned two companies, Norm Thompson Outfitters Inc. and Wacoal America Inc., from making those false marketing claims, ordering them to pay $230,000 and $1.3 million, respectively, which the FTC can use to refund customers.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
 A concert at the Guild Hall, Portsmouth ('The Beatles Autumn Tour') was postponed because of Paul McCartney being sick. 

1965 - "The Beatles In Italy" was released in Italy. 

1988 - The 7th episode of a BBC series, essentially based on 'The Beatles At The Beeb' collection, aired. 

2001 - Paul McCartney released the album "Driving Rain."


A man in China was detained for stealing urns from cemeteries and holding them for ransom. The man is accused of stealing 30 urns and getting families to pay a total of $81,000.


Today in Sports History:

1892 - 
William "Pudge" Heffelfinger became the first professional football player when he was paid a $500 bonus for helping the Allegheny Athletic Association beat the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. 

1920 - Judge Keneshaw Mountain Landis was elected the first commissioner of the American and National Leagues. 

1931 - Maple Leaf Gardens opened in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was to be the new home of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League (NHL). 

1933 - In Philadelphia, the first Sunday football game was played. 

1953 - The NFL policy of blacking out home games was upheld by Judge Allan K. Grim of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. 

1967 - The Detroit Lions set a National Football League (NFL) record when they fumbled the ball 11 times. They only lost possession five of the eleven times. 

1972 - Don Shula, coach of the Miami Dolphins, became the first NFL head coach to win 100 regular season games in 10 seasons. 

1996 - "Dennis Rodman's World Tour '96" debuted on MTV.


The reality series “The Osbournes,” which followed Ozzy and his family and ran on MTV from 2002 to 2005, is returning to the air. Sharon Osbourne spilled some details on Tuesday’s edition of The Talk.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway 4:30pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Roswell Bulldogs 5:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 7:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona State Sun Devils 10:45pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Roswell Bulldogs 11:15am EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway 3:00pm EST


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

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