Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Morning Meissnervations

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


Today is January 31st, the 31st day of 2011. There are 334 days left in the year.





Team Lidstrom bests Team Stall.

Ovi throws stick, Duchene gets penalty shot.


Today's Birthdays: Actress Carol Channing is 90; Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub") is 80; actor Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace, Murder One) is 52; actress Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, The Riches) is 41; actress Portia De Rossi (Ally McBeal, Arrested Development) is 38; singer/actor Justin Timberlake is 30.


Gamblers lose at home to Team USA.

Carlson takes turn as Force hero.

Buccaneers bounce back with convincing home win.

Stampede's Perrier not afraid to get physical.

Struggling Black Hawks fall again; puzzle O'Handley.

Power play proficiency leads Jacks to win over Phantoms.

Lancers run win streak to four.


It's National Popcorn Day and National Hot Chocolate Day.


Additional money pledged for Hamilton stadium.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the league's official website,


The Rite was the weekend's top flick, making $15 million in its debut. The Mechanic debuted in third. The Roommate and Sanctum 3D hit theaters Friday. Sanctum is co-produced by James Cameron.


The Meissner Boys, looking out the window for Mommy.


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:

Green Bay Packers 21 at Chicago Bears 14

At Pittsburgh Steelers 24, New York Jets 19

Super Bowl XLV:

Sunday, February 6th 6:30pm Pittsburgh Steelers vs Green Bay Packers at Cowboys Stadium


Today in Elvis History:

1959 - Elvis Presley's song "I Got Stung/One Night" hit #1 in the U.K. where it remained for 3 weeks.


Longer school years. While many public school systems are shrinking the academic year as a cost-cutting move, this fall most elementary schools in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will add 20 days to their schedules.


Today in Beatles History:

1967 - John Lennon purchased an 1843 circus poster that read "For the Benefit of Mr. Kite."

2010 - "All Together Now" won a Grammy for Best Long Form Music Video. The film documents the story behind the partnership between the Beatles and Cirque de Soleil that resulted in the creation of "LOVE."


The Geezer Bandit has struck again in Santa Barbara County, California. Cops say it's his 13th bank robbery. They think he's 60- to 70-years-old.


Today in Sports History:

1988 - Herb Alpert performed the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXII. The Washington Redskins beat the Denver Broncos 42-10.

1999 - Cher sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXXIII.


Today is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. (Link and Link)


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

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

Saturday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:30pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 10:30am EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 10:30am EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs St. Louis Blues 3:00pm EST


That's all for today. See you again tomorrow.  

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