Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas



Merry Christmas to you. Here's what's happening....

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Today is December 25th, the 359th day of 2010. There are 6 days left in the year.







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Steelers excited about Winter Classic.

NHL, NBC Sports launch "Watch and Win" contest.

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It's About Time Week starts today.

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Campbell joins Niagara Men's hockey team.

Johnstone to play for Michigan Tech.

Cranston's Exter eager to play Finland in tourney.

Dajon Mingo commits to Bowling Green.

Top Ten USHL prospects for 2011.

Black Hawks' Pearce has forward-thinking Christmas spirit.

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Charlemagne was crowned first Holy Roman Emperor in Rome by Pope Leo III on this date in 0800.

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Happy Holidays to all our CFL Fans.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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"Silent Night" was performed for the first time on this date in 1818, at the Church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorff, Austria.

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I can't wait for Christmas!








Ho, Ho, Ho!










Jimmy, the cutest boy in town!






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On this date in 1914, during World War I, British and German troops observed an unofficial truce and even played soccer together on the Western Front.
 
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Here's the Week 16 NFL schedule:

At Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Carolina Panthers 3

Saturday December 25 7:30 p.m. Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday December 26 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday December 26 1:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday December 26 1:00 p.m. Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns

Sunday December 26 1:00 p.m. New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills

Sunday December 26 1:00 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at St Louis Rams

Sunday December 26 1:00 p.m. Detroit Lions at Miami Dolphins

Sunday December 26 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday December 26 1:00 p.m. New York Jets at Chicago Bears

Sunday December 26 4:05 p.m. Houston Texans at Denver Broncos

Sunday December 26 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis Colts at Oakland Raiders

Sunday December 26 4:15 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday December 26 4:15 p.m. New York Giants at Green Bay Packers

Sunday December 26 8:20 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals

Monday December 27 8:30 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons

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The Mt. Van Hoevenberg bobsled run at Lake Placid, New York opened to the public on this date in 1930. It was the first bobsled track of international specifications to open in the U.S.

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Today in Elvis History:

1959 - Elvis Presley arranged to have a French poodle delivered to Anita Wood.

1959 - Priscilla Beaulieu gave Elvis Presley a set of bongo drums.

1965 - The Elvis Presley single "Puppet On A String" hit #14 in the U.S.

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On this date in 1931, Lawrence Tibbett was the featured vocalist as radio came to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The first opera was "Hansel und Gretel" and was heard on the NBC network of stations.

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Today in Beatles History:

1959 - Richard Starkey, 18, who later would be known as Ringo Starr, received a drum set for Christmas.

1967 - Paul McCartney and Jane Asher become engaged, but they never married.

1981 - Michael Jackson called Paul McCartney and suggested that they write and record together. The call prompted McCartney to fly to Los Angeles and work on the song "The Girl Is Mine."

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On this date in 1937, Arturo Toscanini conducted the first broadcast of "Symphony of the Air" over NBC radio.

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Today in Sports History:

1894 - The University of Chicago became the first Midwestern football team to play on the west coast. U.C. defeated Stanford, 24-4, in Palo Alto, CA.

1914 - During World War I, British and German troops observed an unofficial truce and even playing football together on the Western Front.

1971 - The longest pro-football game to date finally ended when Garo Yepremian kicked a field goal in the second quarter of sudden death overtime. The Miami Dolphins defeated Kansas City, 27-24. The total game time was 82 minutes and 40 seconds.

1989 - Former baseball player and manager Billy Martin died in a truck crash in Fenton, NY.

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"A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens, was read on CBS radio for the first time on this date in 1939.

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It's December 25th. Sleep in. Get up. Open presents. Watch tee vee. Amid all the holiday happiness, remember that this was the day marking the birth of the Christ child. The one sent for us from God.

May you and yours have the most blessed of holiday seasons. God's blessings on you, from The Meissners. John, Kim, Jimmy, Snoopy and Smoke.

20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Matthew 1:20-23

32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Luke 1:32-33

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God bless us everyone!

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Seattle Seahawks 4:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Atlanta Thrashers 7:00pm EST

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That's it for today. Have a blessed Christmas, see you tomorrow.

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