Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Morning Meissnervations













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

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Today is March 7th, the 66th day of 2011. There are 299 days left in the year.

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Callahan nets four as Rangers rock Flyers.

Devils win fourth straight.

Washington moves into first with OT win.

Sabres move into eighth with win over Wild.

Iginla tallies No. 30 in Flames' win.

Schneider blanks Ducks for first NHL shutout.

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Today's Birthdays: TV weather personality Willard Scott is 77; former Disney executive Michael Eisner s 69; NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann is 59; actor Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm In The Middle) is 55; actress Rachel Weisz (The Brothers Bloom, Constantine, The Mummy) is 41; actress Jenna Fischer (The Office, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Solitary Man) is 37.

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Muskegon hammers Gamblers.

Gamblers win again.

Black Hawks win in shootout.

Gaede ends scoring drought as Muskies stomp Stars.

Youngstown penalty kill shines in win over Fargo.

Stampede tripped up by Storm.

Lancers can't convert after late game-tying goal.

Buccaneers end six-game skid.

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Today is National Cereal Day.

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Speed picks up on E-Camp Sunday.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Jimmy and Pooh Bear, one year ago today.



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Mike Tyson's new reality show debuted over the weekend. (It was 30 minutes of Tyson sitting in his living room in front of his TV watching Charlie Sheen.)

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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - Elvis Presley arrived back in Memphis, TN, after serving two years in the U.S. Army.

1968 - Elvis Presley recorded "A Little Less Conversation" for the first time.

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Kate Middleton will be wearing flats underneath her wedding gown. A source says her shoes will be more like slippers that will be covered with multiple layers of silk, and heavily embroidered.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers, the Big Three, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas and several local bands played at a one-night stand called "Mersey Beat Showcase."

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A 6'10" Croatian named Ivo Karlovic broke Andy Roddick's fastest-serve record in the fourth set of a Davis Cup doubles match Saturday. In 2004, Roddick's yellow ball traveled 155 mph; Karlovic's went 155.96 mph.

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Today in Sports History:

1921 - Cy Denneny (Ottawa Senators) scored six goals against the Hamilton Tigers.

1939 - The Boston Bruins won the Prince Wales Trophy when they clinched the NHL regular season championship. This marked the first time the Prince of Wales Trophy was awarded for this reason.

1951 - Ezzard Charles won a 15-round decision over Jersey Joe Walcott. It was Charles' eighth heavyweight title defense.

1954 - The NBA raised the baskets from 10 feet to 12 feet for an exhibition game between the Minneapolis Lakers and Milwaukee Hawks.

1954 - The Soviet Union defeated Canada in the first international ice hockey competition.

1955 - Baseball commissioner Ford Frick said that he was in favor of legalizing the spitball.

1970 - Austin Carr (Notre Dame) scored 61 points against Ohio University. The feat was an NCAA tournament record.

1974 - New Orleans became the 18th NBA franchise. The team was bought by nine people for $6.15 million.

1982 - The NCAA college basketball tournament selections were televised for the first time.

1983 - Phil Marhe won the Alpine World Cup championship for the third straight year.

1983 - ESPN televised the first live professional football game on cable. The game was between the USFL's Birmingham Stallions and the Michigan Panthers.

1987 - Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titlist when he beat James Smith in a decision during a 12-round fight in Las Vegas, NV.

1989 - Tom Jordan rolled an 899 in a three-game series. It was the best three-game series to be recognized by the ABC in league play.

1995 - Dominique Wilkins (Boston Celtics) became the ninth NBA player to achieve 25,000 career points.

1996 - Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers) became the second player to reach 10,000 assists.

1997 - Wilson Kipketer of Kenya set the world indoor 800-meter record at 1 minute, 43.96 seconds at the World Indoor Championships in Paris.

1998 - Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) scored his 1,000th NHL goal. He scored 878 regular season goals and 122 goals in the playoffs.

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Ken, Barbie's boyfriend for decades, turns 50 on Friday. In February, 2004, Mattel announced a split for Ken and Barbie but they're now back together.

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LAS VEGAS -- Hold on, Kyle Busch -- Mark Martin isn’t giving up without a fight.
In a fuel-mileage race that saw Danica Patrick post the best-ever result for a female driver in one of NASCAR’s top three national series, Martin took the checkered flag Saturday for the 49th time in the Nationwide Series, holding off -- at least temporarily -- Busch’s assault on Martin’s career wins record.
Read the rest here.



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A Hollywood businessman is paying $310,000 to clone his two dogs, Wolfie and Bubble. Both have passed away, but their DNA was preserved.


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LAS VEGAS -- Carl Edwards found a way to put the frustration of the first two Sprint Cup races of the season behind him.

After finishing second in the Daytona 500 and having his pole-winning car knocked into the fence the following week at Phoenix, Edwards finally found Victory Lane -- in Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Edwards took the lead from Tony Stewart during a cycle of pit stops late in the race. Stewart, who had taken two tires in a track-position play on his previous stop, had to pit early for four tires during the final run. Edwards had the luxury of taking two tires on his final stop, and that gave him the margin he needed to beat fast-closing race runner-up Stewart and third-place Juan Montoya to the finish line.

Read the rest here.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Light vs Washington Capitals 7:00pm EST

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Black Hawks 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.        

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