Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Morning Meissnervations

It's Monday once again. Here's what's happening....


Today is September 27th, the 269th day of 2010. There are 96 days left in the year.


The Tampa Bay Juniors' SEJHL and MJHL teams were both in action this weekend in Atlanta against the Knights. In Saturday's SEJHL game, Cody Schmidt's 3 goals and 1 assist led Atlanta to a 7-2 win over Tampa Bay. Ben Winter and Wes Moon scored goals for the Juniors, Dominic Calandra manned the goal. On Sunday, Atlanta rolled to a 10-1 win, Michael Pignataro scored the lone Tampa Bay goal and Jordan Kruger manned the goal.

In the MJHL games, Atlanta swept Tampa Bay, winning 3-0 on Saturday and 7-2 on Sunday. In Saturday's game, three different players scored for Atlanta. For Tampa Bay, Evan Weiss stopped 50 of 53 shots. On Sunday, Dustin Disbro and Scott Vargas scored goals, Patrick Rodgers picked up a pair of assists, but Atlanta, led by Sean McTiernan's 2 goal, 1 assist effort, was able to skate to a 7-2 win. In goal, Braxton Schultz stopped 64 of 71 shots.

Coming up for the Tampa Bay Juniors SEJHL team, is a game with the Tampa Bay Lightning AAA U16 team this coming Sunday, Oct 2nd at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex. Faceoff is 8:30am EDT. Then the following weekend, Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th, comes a home-and-home with the Florida Junior Blades. Saturday's game in Estero starts at 3:30pm EDT and Sunday's game in Ellenton starts at 6:35pm.

On the upcoming schedule for the Tampa Bay Juniors MJHL team, is a home and home with the Florida Junior Blades. The two teams meet in Ellenton at 5:15pm EDT on Saturday, October 2nd and at 12:30pm in Estero on Sunday, October 3rd. The Tampa Bay MJHL Juniors will then travel to the Northern Cyclones MJHL Showcase the following weekend. On Saturday, October 9th, the Juniors meet the Walpole Express at 9:15pm EDT. On Sunday, October 10th, the Juniors meet the Cranston Reds at 8:55pm EDT. Then, on Monday, October 11th, the Atlanta Knights provide the opposition, with face-off set for 8:10am EDT.

Keep up to date with the Tampa Bay Juniors at the teams' official website,


Today is Crush a Can Day.


Wild goalie Harding injured, likely to miss season.

Niederreiter getting comfortable in New York.


Today is the beginning of Banned Books Week.


Lincoln goalie optimistic about upcoming season.

Lancers reconnect Omaha, hockey.

Force finish 1-2 at Fall Classic.

Aurora Bay Care Night with the Green Bay Gamblers.


Today is Ancestor Appreciation Day.


Tampa Bay Lightning to host Ice Fest 2010 tomorrow night. Read all about it here.

Clark bringing more than experience.


Today is the first day of Remember to Register to Vote Week.


Saskatchewan, now 8-4 on the year after Saturday's 32-25 win at Hamilton, are now just 2 points behind first place Calgary in the CFL West. Next action for the Green-and-White is at Toronto on Saturday, October 2nd against the Argonauts. Kickoff is set for 3:00pm EDT.
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Today is World Tourism Day.


Here's the Week 3 NFL Schedule:

Sunday, September 26th --

Pittsburgh Steelers 38 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13

At Tennessee Titans 29, New York Giants 10

At Minnesota Vikings 24, Detroit Lions 10

Atlanta Falcons 27 at New Orleans Saints 24 (overtime)

Cincinnati Bengals 20 at Carolina Panthers 7

At New England Patriots 38, Buffalo Bills 30

At Baltimore Ravens 24, Cleveland Browns 17

At Kansas City Chiefs 31, San Francisco 49ers 10

Dallas Cowboys 27 at Houston Texans 13

Philadelphia Eagles 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars 3

At St. Louis Rams 30, Washington Redskins 16

Indianapolis Colts 27 at Denver Broncos 13

At Arizona Cardinals 24, Oakland Raiders 23

At Seattle Seahawks 27, San Diego Chargers 20

New York Jets 31 at Miami Dolphins 23

Monday, September 27th --

8:30 p.m. Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears


This is World Heart Day. (Linky link)


Following a 37-24 loss at #3 Boise State this past Saturday, the Oregon State Beavers are back in action this coming Saturday at Reser Stadium against former coach Dennie Erickson's Arizona State Sun Devils. Kickoff is set for 6:30pm EDT on the Beaver Sports Network. Listen link is to the right on this blog. Fox Sports Northwest has TV coverage.

ASU game nears sell-out.

Baseball recruiting class ranked 12th nationally.

Here's the 2010 Oregon State Beavers' football schedule.

And here's the 2010 football roster.

Here's the 2010-11 Men's Basketball Schedule.

Here's the 2010-11 Women's Basketball schedule.


Today is Family Day - A Day to eat Dinner with your Kids. (Linky link)


Turnover Atlantic: Esks enjoy East Coast win.

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Today is National Chocolate Milk Day.


Tampa -- Charlie Batch's three touchdowns passes helped Pittsburgh build an early lead in a 38-13 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday, but a young Buccaneers team played hard to the end and didn't lose sight of the big picture.

Read the rest here.


On September 27, 1999, operatic tenor Placido Domingo makes his 18th opening-night appearance at the Metropolitan Opera House, breaking the "unbreakable" record of 17, previously held by the great Enrico Caruso.


ST. PETERSBURG --  The Rays will have to wait at least one more day to break out the champagne and punch their tickets to the postseason.

Although the Rays lost, 6-2, to the Mariners before 22,301 at Tropicana Field on Sunday afternoon, Tampa Bay's magic number to lock up a playoff spot dropped to one when the Yankees beat the Red Sox, 4-3, in 10 innings.

Read the rest here.

Notes: Wade Davis (12-9, 4.13) starts starts tonight for the Rays in the opener of a three-game set with Baltimore, who sends Brian Matusz (8-12, 4.59) to the mound....Davis has handled the Orioles well all season, going 3-0 with a 1.86 ERA against the Birds. After stumbling a bit mid season, Davis has come on very strong for the Rays, going 7-0 with a 3.19 ERA in his last 11 starts. "I've done well against them in the past," Davis said regarding the Orioles. "They've obviously been playing really well right now. They're a team where you've got to execute some pitches. They can hit some mistakes."....The Rays have a 10-5 mark against Baltimore this season. They've gone just 3-3 against the O's since Showalter took over, however. ... The Orioles need three wins in their final seven games to equal their 64-98 record from 2009.


England's James Field completed a world record 42 bungee jumps in one hour over the weekend. Field repeatedly jumped from a platform 160 feet off the ground in central London.


In the American League East, Tampa Bay leads the Yankees(who lead the Wild Card) by 1/2 games, Boston is 7  behind(6 1/2 behind in Wild Card, elimination number at 1), Toronto(Eliminated) is 14 behind and Baltimore(Eliminated) is 32 back.

In the American League Central, Minnesota(Clinched division) is 9 ahead of the White Sox(Eliminated), Detroit(Eliminated) is behind by 12, while Cleveland(Eliminated) sits 27 1/2 in arrears and Kansas City(Eliminated) is 29 behind.

In the American League West, Texas(Clinched Division) leads Oakland(Eliminated) by 10, the Angels(Eliminated) are 12 behind and Seattle(Eliminated) trails by 28.

In the National League East, Philadelphia(Clinched playoff spot) leads Atlanta(Tied in the Wild Card race) by 6 games, Florida(Eliminated) is15 1/2 out, the Mets(Eliminated) are 16 1/2 back and Washington(Eliminated) is 26 behind.

In the National League Central, Cincinnati leads St. Louis(Elimination number is 1 in both division and Wild Card) by 6 1/2 games, Houston(Eliminated) is 13 back, Milwaukee(Eliminated) is 13 1/2 behind, the Cubs(Eliminated) trail by 16 1/2 and Pittsburgh(Eliminated) is 31 1/2 out.

In the National League West, San Francisco is 1/2 game ahead of San Diego (The Padres lead the Wild Card race), Colorado(Elimination number is at 3) is 4 1/2 behind(4 out in the Wild Card, with an elimination number of 4), the Dodgers(Eliminated) are 13 behind and Arizona(Eliminated) trails by 24.



Denver -- Matt Cain didn't feel bad at all about losing a no-hitter Sunday. Not when the rest of the day was a win-win-win for him and the Giants.

The right-hander's bid to throw the 14th no-hitter in franchise history dissolved when Colorado's Jay Payton hustled his way to an infield single with one out in the eighth inning. Unruffled, Cain finished a three-hitter and the Giants ended a thoroughly successful two-city trip with a 4-2 victory that brought them closer to a postseason berth.

Read the rest here.

Notes: Jonathan Sanchez (11-9, 3.16) pitches for the Giants tonight in the first of a three game series with Arizona, who throws Rodrigo Lopez(7-14, 5.04)....As more proof that San Francisco isn't looking past the D-backs, the Giants have not yet altered their pitching rotation to enable Tim Lincecum to face the Padres instead of Arizona. There could, however, be a change. Prior to Friday's 4-2 win, Bochy acknowledged that he, general manager Brian Sabean and the rest of the Giants' brass probably will address multiple issues during Monday's scheduled off-day. "We'll discuss a lot of things, but that's not something we're discussing right now," Bochy said....After Sunday's win against the Rockies, the Giants have gone 16-2 in their past 18 games when scoring the game's first run....The Giants finished 43-38 on the road this season, their first winning road record since going 44-36 in 2004.



Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley played a benefit show at the annual Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. He was backed by Hank Garland and Bob Moore.

1960 - Elvis Presley's father, Vernon, visited him on the set of "G.I. Blues."

1969 - Elvis Presley's single "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" hit #21 in the U.S.


Let's go to da ball game Mommy.

I'm taking my Daddy to da ball game.

I'm hungry.

Mommy brings nummies.

Ball park nummies is yummy to my tummy!

DJ Kitty leads cheers.

Alright you guys, we have to play good today, 'cuz Jimmy brought his Mommy and Daddy to the ball game.

This Ray Boy got home safe.

Dis Mariner Boy hit da ball a weally long ways, so he and two of his bestest buddies got to go home safe at da same time and helpeded win da ball game.

Da ball game over now. Time for us to go home safe now. Byue-Bye.


Today in Beatles History:

1972 - Rory Storme (Hurricanes) committed suicide in what appeared to be suicide pact with his mother. The Hurricanes were the group that Ringo Starr left in order to join the Beatles.


Now you know: The longest escalator is in Hong Kong. It's 745 feet long.


Today in Sports History:

1923 - Lou Gehrig (New York Yankees) hit his first of 493 career home runs.

1930 - Hack Wilson (Chicago) hit two home runs to give him 56 for the year.

1930 - At the annual NHL Governor's meeting a new rule was passed concerning offsides. The rule was that "the puck must be propelled into the attacking zone before any player of the attacking side can enter that zone."

1953 - The St. Louis Browns played their final game before moving to Baltimore to become the Orioles.

1964 - Houston played its final game at Colts Stadium. They lost 1-0 to Los Angeles in 12 innings.

1973 - Nolan Ryan (California Angels) struck out 16 batters for the Minnesota Twins. The feat established a modern day single season mark of 383 strikouts in a season.

1983 - Larry Bird signed a seven-year contract with the Boston Celtics worth $15 million. The contract made him the highest paid Celtic in history.

1996 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) became the second MLB player to record 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in the same year.

1998 - Mark McGwire (St. Louis Cardinals) set a major league baseball record when he hit his 70th home run of the season. Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) ended the season with 66 home runs. Both players surpassed Roger Maris' record of 61.

1998 - Greg Vaughn (San Diego Padres) hit his 50th home run of the season. It marked the first time that four players finished the regular season with 50 or more home runs.

1999 - The last game was played at Tiger Stadium. The Detroit Tigers defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-2.

2000 - Donovan McNabb (Philadelphia Eagles) signed a 12-year contract that involved a $20.5 million signing bonus. The deal made McNabb the highest paid NFL player in history.

2003 - Javier Lopez (Atlanta Braves) became the first catcher to hit 42 home runs in a season.

2009 - The Detroit Lions defeated the Washington Redskins to end a 19-game losing streak dating back to December, 2007.


Dancing with the Stars is back tonight with 11 couples doing either the Jive or the Quickstep. The Hoff went home last week. (Sounds like they hassled the Hoff, eh?)



DOVER, Del. -- The leading rebounder in the Cup Series solidified his status in Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Lest any of his competitors happened to forget that Jimmie Johnson will be a factor in the Chase, Johnson gave them a smoky reminder Sunday afternoon as he rallied from last week's rocky start to the Chase at New Hampshire.

Moments after beating Jeff Burton to the checkered flag by a convincing 2.637 seconds on the 1-mile concrete oval, Johnson stirred up a cloud of smoke with a burnout on the Monster Mile's asphalt apron near the entrance to the garage.

As the drivers he beat rolled through the gate to the garage area, they had to pass through Johnson's smoky celebration. It wasn't exactly a case of "eat my dust," but it was close.

"Man, you are rubbing it into all these guys' faces here," crew chief Chad Knaus radioed to the driver, after Johnson completed the best-case rally from last week's 25th-place run.

Indeed. Johnson won the pole, led the most laps (191) and scored maximum points (195) as he vaulted four positions to second in the Cup standings, 35 points behind ninth-place finisher Denny Hamlin, who posted a respectable result at a track that has plagued him in past Chases.

With 53 Cup victories, Johnson is 10th all time, one behind Lee Petty and two behind Rusty Wallace.

Johnson regained the lead from Carl Edwards on Lap 366 of 400, when Edwards brought his No. 99 Ford to pit road during a cycle of green-flag stops. Johnson pulled away from Burton the final 35 laps.

Joey Logano -- the only non-Chase driver in the top six -- finished third. Kurt Busch ran fourth, Edwards fifth and Kyle Busch sixth. Kyle Busch remained third in the standings and trails Hamlin by 45 points.


John Adams was appointed to negotiate peace with the British on this date in 1779.



DOVER, Del. -- The inevitable -- Kyle Busch’s single-season record 11th Nationwide Series win -- finally happened Saturday at Dover International Speedway.

Busch led 192 of 200 laps at the Monster Mile to win the Dover 200 and claim his 11th win of the season, breaking a record he shared with Sam Ard. The victory was Busch’s 41st in the series, his 30th in a Toyota since moving to Joe Gibbs Racing to start the 2008 season and his 81st in NASCAR’s top three series combined. .

"It’s very special," Busch said of the record. "Sam is a great individual and was a great driver in his time (Early 1980s). For myself to be able to come out and compete at that level and get as many wins in a season is hard enough to do, but then to go out there and beat a record …"

Despite a vibration that gave him some nervous moments in the closing laps, Busch beat pole sitter and JGR teammate Joey Logano to the finish line by .400 seconds, marking the 11th time JGR cars have finished 1-2 in the series.

Carl Edwards finished third and trimmed the championship lead of 17th-place finisher Brad Keselowski from 373 to 320 points. Reed Sorenson ran fourth, followed by Kevin Harvick. Trevor Bayne, Paul Menard, Jason Leffler, Justin Allgaier and Ryan Newman completed the top 10.

Danica Patrick blew a tire and crashed into the Turn 4 wall to cause the first caution of the race on Lap 70. She finished 35th in her seventh Nationwide start.


On this day in 1967, a French television network begins to broadcast the first (and only) season of the American sitcom “My Mother, The Car,” the first TV show to star a talking automobile.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Baseball: Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

Baseball: Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants 3:45pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

Friday --

NHL Preseason Hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

Baseball: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts 3:00pm

Nascar Nationwide Series: Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas 3:00pm EDT

College Football: Arizona State Sun Devils at Oregon State Beavers 6:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Junior Blades 5:15pm EDT

NHL Preseason Hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

Baseball: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Junior Blades TBA

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Price Chopper 400 Presented by Kraft Foods at Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas 3:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Baseball: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants 4:05pm EDT (Final game of regular season)


That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your Monday, see you again tomorrow.       

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