Sunday, January 9, 2011

It's Sunday



It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is January 9th, the 9th day of 2011. There are 356 days left in the year.

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Flyers treat home fans to win over Devils.

Taveras, Poulin lead Isles past Avs in OT.

Habs rally to beat Bruins in OT.

Third period rally sends Lightning past Senators.

Wild shut out Pittsburgh.

Ovechkin strikes, Capitals hold off Panthers.

Rangers slip past Blues.

Sabres edge Coyotes in OT.

Predators top Sharks.

Howard shines as Wings beat Canucks in SO.

Kings over Jackets.

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Jean-Pierre Blanchard made the first successful balloon flight in the U.S. on this date in 1793.

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Dubuque ends Force win streak.

Stampede snap skid.

Hawks losing streak continues.

Bucs beat Storm in OT before 3,691.

Riders getting it done with speed, skill.

Stars drop Lancers in front of 7,764.

Musketeers fall for second straight night.

Lumberjacks lose to Youngstown.

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Anti-bullying program benefits Boyd, students.
Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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My next oldest brother, Raymond L. Meissner, who passed away in June 1969, was born on this date in 1953. I miss you Little Ray!

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My last picture with Snowball the Red-Nosed Escort.
Lacking the huge wad of $$$$ it would have taken to
make him whole again, we parted with him yesterday.

Snowball was a good car and we'll miss him.

So long Snowball Beep! Beep!



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The first commercial bank was established in San Francisco, California on this date in 1848.

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Jimmy's ready for Wild Card weekend.

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Here's the NFL Wild Card Round schedule:

At Seattle Seahawks 41, New Orleans Saints 36

New York Jets 17 at Indianapolis Colts 16

Sun Jan 9th 1:00pm Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs

Sun Jan 9th 4:30pm Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles

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The state of Mississippi seceded from the United States on this date in 1861.

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Today in Elvis History:

1971 - Elvis Presley was presented an award by The American Junior Chamber of Commerce for being one of the "10 Outstanding Young Men of America."

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On this date in 1894, The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company put the first battery-operated switchboard into operation in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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Today in Beatles History:

2001 - A judge ruled that the Beatles were officially dissolved. It had been five years since the Beatles had recorded together.

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New York State introduced a bill to outlaw flirting in public on this date in 1902. (Makes me glad I waited 98 more years before I lived there!)

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Today in Sports History:

1918 - The NHL announced a new rule that permitted goaltenders to leave their feet while making a save. Previously a penalty was called if a goalie sat or lay on the ice to stop the puck.

1930 - The Boston Bruins set an NHL record with 14 straight wins.

1952 - Jackie Robinson became the highest paid player in Brooklyn Dodger history.

1954 - Bert Olmstead (Montreal Canadiens) tied an NHL game when he scored 8 points in a game.

1962 - The NFL banned the grabbing of face masks.

1972 - The Los Angeles Lakers ended their 33 game winning streak.

1972 - The 2,000,0000th NBA point was scored.

1973 - The Philadelphia 76ers began a 20 game losing streak.

1977 - Super Bowl XI set a pro attendance record with 103,438. The NBC telecast was viewed by 81.9 million.

1981 - Hockey Hall of Famer, Phil Esposito, announced that he would retire as a hockey player after the New York Rangers-Buffalo Sabres hockey game. The game ended in a tie.

1984 - Pascual Perez (Atlanta Braves) was arrested for cocaine possession in his native Dominican Republic.

1991 - A special committee of Major League Baseball authorities officially banned Pete Rose from being elected into the Hall of Fame.

1997 - Former Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall was sentenced to five years, 10 months in prison and ordered to repay five-million dollars after being convicted more than two years ago on bank fraud and conspiracy charges.

1998 - The "Hockey News" magazine selected Wayne Gretzky as the best NHL player ever.

2004 - Brian Boucher (Phoenix Coyotes) set a new NHL with his fifth consecutive shutout. The total time of the streak was 325 minutes and 45 seconds.

2005 - Randy Moss (Minnesota Vikings) pretended to pull down his pants and moon the Green Bay Packer crowd during a playoff win. On January 13 the NFL fined Moss $10,000 for the act.

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On this date in 1929, The Seeing Eye was incorporated in Nashville, Tennessee. The company's purpose was to train dogs to guide the blind.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 1:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils 5:00pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EST

Saturday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs East Coast Eagles 1:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 1:00pm EST

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That's all for today. Have a great day, see you again tomorrow.

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