Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Morning Meissnervations




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

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Today is November 29th, the 333rd day of 2010. There are 32 days left in the year.

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Caps beat Canes in shootout.

Byfuglien leads Thrashers to fifth straight win.

Wings complate home-and-home sweep of Blue Jackets.

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According to Consumer Reports, 17% of all Americans will shop online today -- "Cyber Monday".

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Green Bay holds Stampede attack.

Offensive outburst continues in four goal Fargo win.

Musketeers drop fifth straight.

Black Hawks fall in shootout to RoughRiders.

Lumberjacks continue to upgrade off-ice product.

Stampede honor special woman.

Alumni voices: Jake and Dean Chelios.

Force hand Lincoln a loss.

Green Bay slips away with shootout win over Force.

Hockey reading program a slap shot success for second graders.

Fritsche, Nagy lead Phantoms past Steel.

Storm ends shootout hex in win over Stampede.

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Another survey revealed that just under half of Americans with access to a computer at work expect to at least check out some online bargains today (Monday).

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Jimmy watches World World.





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A company (Vaisala) that detects and tracks lightning has just released a map showing all of the lightning strikes on Earth from May through October of this year. Care to guess how many times Mother Nature sent a bolt of white-hot light down to our little spinning globe? If you said nearly 310 million you were right.

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The Beavers have one last chance to become bowl eligible this coming Saturday, when they host the Oregon Ducks. Kickoff is set for 3:30pm EST, with the listen link for the game onn the right side of this blog.

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

And here's the 2010 football roster.
Here's the 2011 Beaver Pac-10 baseball schedule.

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Investigators in Pittsburgh say a woman was locked out of her house and couldn't get in, so she intentionally set her rear awning on fire and called 911.

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The dream is denied.

Shologan named Most Valuble Canadian.

Visit the teams' official website, Riderville.com.

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Ten Years Ago in England, things were almost cat-strophic when two-year-old Laura Jones threw Simba in the wash machine to clean off its muddy paws. Young Jones reportedly threw the cat in on a 'pre-wash' with the family clothes and even remembered to add fabric softener. Simba was rescued when Laura's brother Ben walked in the room and saw what was happening.

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Cauz's MMQB: 98th Grey Cup edition.

Riders feel sting of second straight Grey Cup loss.

Visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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New York cab drivers are getting a new, more relaxed dress code. (So don't be surprised if your cab fare starts coming with a side of chest hair.)

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Here's the Week 12 NFL Schedule:

New England Patriots 45 at Detroit Lions 24

New Orleans Saints 30 at Dallas Cowboys 27

At New York Jets 26, Cincinnati Bengals 10

Pittsburgh Steelers 19 at Buffalo Bills 16

At New York Giants 24, Jacksonville Jaguars 20

At Chicago Bears 31, Philadelphia Eagles 26

At Atlanta Falcons 20, Green Bay Packers 17

At Baltimore Ravens 17, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10

At Houston Texans 20, Tennessee Titans 0

Minnesota Vikings 17 at Washington Redskins 13

At Cleveland Browns 24, Carolina Panthers 23

Kansas City Chiefs 42 at Seattle Seahawks 24

Miami Dolphins 33 at Oakland Raiders 17

St. Louis Rams 36 at Denver Broncos 33

San Diego Chargers 36 at Indianapolis Colts 14

Monday November 29 8:30 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

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On this date in 1864, the Sand Creek Massacre occurred in Colorado when a militia led by Colonel John Chivington, killed at least 400 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians who had surrendered and had been given permission to camp.

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley's single "I Got Stung" hit #8 in the U.S.

1965 - Elvis Presley bought a Greyhound bus that he planned to refurbish and use to drive to and from California.

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On this date in 1929, the first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles' fifth single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was released in Britain.

1969 - John Lennon was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $360 in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with Lennon on October 18, was cleared of charges.

2001 - George Harrison died at the age of 58. He had been undergoing treatments for cancer.

2005 - Paul McCartney's CD single "Jenny Wren" was released. It contained the songs "Jenny Wren", "I Want You To Fly", "This Loving Game" and "Summer of 59". A single for "Jenny Wren" had been released on November 22 with only the first two tracks.

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On this date in 1961, the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by the U.S. with Enos the chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico.

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Today in Sports History:

1890 - Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game. The game was played at West Point, NY.


1962 - Major league baseball decided to return to only one All-Star Game a year beginning in 1963.

1980 - "Monday Night Football" was on the cover of TV Guide.

1987 - Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers) completed a record 22 consecutive passes.

1987 - Venice Glenn (San Diego Charges) ran back an interception for 103 yards. It was an NFL record.

1987 - Bob Froese (New York Rangers) became the second NHL goalie to score a goal. It was later ruled that he should not have been credited with the goal.

1992 - Jerry Rice caught his 100th NFL touchdown pass.

1992 - Dennis Byrd (New York Jets) was paralyzed after a neck injury in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

1995 - Grant Fuhr (St. Louis Blues) became the 11th NHL goalie to win 300 games.

2002 - Pierre Turgeon (Dallas Stars) played in his 1,100th NHL game.

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On this date in 1967, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced that he was leaving the Johnson administration to become president of the World Bank.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EST

Friday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels at Palm Beach 6:00pm EST

Saturday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Hampton Roads Junior Whalers 3:30pm EST

College Football -- Oregon Ducks at Oregon State Beavers 3:30pm EST

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 5:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 10:00am EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades at Palm Beach 11:10am EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons 4:15pm EST

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That's all for today. See you tomorrow.

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