Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Morning Meissnervations



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

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Today is January 17th, the 17th day of 2011. There are 348 days left in the year.

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Caps end skid with win over Sens.

Wild cool off Canucks.

Flyers hang on to beat Rangers.

Brouwer leads Hawks past Preds.

Ducks hold on to beat Oilers.

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So, what occupied your Sunday? Mine was filled with church, football and another viewing of the DVD "Kings of the Road," the story of the Portland Buckaroos hockey team. They haven't played a game in over 30 years, but they'll always be my favorite hockey team ever.

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Indiana powers past Tri-City.

Lumberjacks fall to first-place Green Bay.

Notable night for the Waterloo Black Hawks.

Buccaneers grab franchise's 800th victory.

RoughRiders rally big for win at Lincoln.

Lumberjacks beat Phantoms, even season series.

Phantoms win shootout over Team USA.

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Today's Birthdays: Actress Betty White is 89; actor James Earl Jones (Hunt for Red October, The Lion King) is 80; actor Jim Carrey is 49; First Lady Michelle Obama is 47; singer Kid Rock is 40; actress Zooey Deschanel (500 Days of Summer, Elf) is 31; dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Dancing with the Stars) is 31.

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Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Today is The Most Depressing Day of the Year. (Sure, with all that thunder and lightning, you betcha!)

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Time to go to bed now Daddy?

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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

Baltimore Ravens 30 at Kansas City Chiefs 7

Green Bay Packers 21 at Philadelphia Eagles 16

Here's the NFL Divisional Round Schedule:

At Pittsburgh Steelers 31, Baltimore Ravens 24

Green Bay Packers 48 at Atlanta Falcons 21

At Chicago Bears 35, Seattle Seahawks 24

New York Jets 28 at New England Patriots 21

Here's the NFL Championship Round Schedule:

Sunday, January 23rd 3:00pm Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Sunday, January 23rd 6:30pm New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers   

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Let's see, what's on today's schedule....Well, my lovely bride has the day off, so we'll go visit Jimmy's grandparents, do some shopping and just enjoy the day together, if the weather ever improves.

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Today in Elvis History:

1970 - The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley film "Roustabout" hit #12 in the U.K.

1971 - Elvis Presley was named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (the Jaycees).

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If the house seems dustier than it used to be, it may not be a reflection on your housekeeping skills. The amount of dust in the Earth's atmosphere has doubled over the last century, according to a new study by U.S. scientists. And the increase could be a contributing factor to climate and ecology changes around the world.

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 -The Beatles album "Yellow Submarine" was released in the U.K.
 
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A Detroit bus driver has been suspended for 30 days after a cell phone video emerged showing the driver operating the bus with a female passenger sitting on his lap. Bus driver Timothy Carpenter told officials that he and the woman featured in the video were trying to make up following an earlier disagreement.

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Today in Sports History:

1916 - The Professional Golfers Association was formed in New York City.

1963 - Wilt Chamberlain (San Francisco Warriors) scored 67 points against Los Angeles.

1971 - Marvin Gaye sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl V in Miami, FL.

1972 - Roger Staubach and Bob Griese appeared on the cover of TIME magazine.

1989 - Al Arbour won his 600th game as a coach in the NHL.

1995 - The Los Angeles Rams announced that they would be moving to St. Louis.

1996 - Steve Yzerman (Detroit Red Wings) became the 22nd player in NHL history to score 500 goals.

1999 - The Atlanta Falcons beat the Minnesota Vikings to advance to the Super Bowl for the first time in team history.

2002 - The city of Los Angeles had "Muhammad Ali Day."

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Burglars broke into a a home in Australia, cooked up some lunch, looked at porn on a computer then drank some expensive alcohol before running off after being disturbed.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 1:00pm EST

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' doin'.

Thursday --

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

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:30pm EST

Saturday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Knights 5:15pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Knights 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Knights 9:30am EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Knights 12:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Atlanta Thrashers 5:00pm EST
 
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That's all for today. See you again tomorrow. 

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