Sunday, May 1, 2011

Monday Morning Meissnervations













Happy Monday y'all. Here's what's going on.

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Today is May 2nd, the 122nd day of 2011. There are 243 days left in the year.

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Sharks hold off Wings, take 2-0 series lead.

Lightning stun Caps in OT.

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Todays birthdays: Actress/model Bianca Jagger is 66; actress Christine Baranski (The Good Wife, The Bounty Hunter, Cybill) is 59; fashion designer Donatella Versace is 56; actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is 39; soccer celebrity David Beckham is 36; actress Jenna Von Oy (Blossom, The Parkers) is 34; NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is 26; Olympic gold medalist figure skater Sarah Hughes is 26.

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USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – First Round

Eastern Conference

Indiana Ice (#3) vs. Waterloo Black Hawks (#6)

Indiana wins series 2-0.

Team USA (#4) vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (#5)

Muskegon wins series 2-0.

Western Conference

Sioux Falls Stampede (#3) vs. Sioux City Musketeers (#6)

Sioux Falls wins series 2-1.

Fargo Force (#4) vs. Lincoln Stars (#5)

Fargo wins series 2-0.

USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – Second Round

Eastern Conference

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (#1) vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (#5)
Cedar Rapids wins series 3-1.

Green Bay Gamblers (#2) vs. Indiana Ice (#3)
Green Bay wins series 3-0.

Western Conference

Dubuque Fighting Saints (#1) vs. Fargo Force (#4)
Dubuque wins series 3-0.

Omaha Lancers (#2) vs. Sioux Falls Stampede (#3)
Sioux Falls wins series 3-0.

USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Final
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (#1) vs. Green Bay Gamblers (#2)
Game 1: Friday, April 29th – Green Bay 3 @ Cedar Rapids 2
Game 2: Saturday, April 30th – Green Bay 1 @ Cedar Rapids 2
Game 3: Friday, May 6th, 7:05 PM – Cedar Rapids @ Green Bay
Game 4: Sunday, May 8th, 3:05 PM – Cedar Rapids @ Green Bay**
Game 5: Tuesday, May 10th, 7:05 PM – Green Bay @ Cedar Rapids **
** if necessary
(all times reflect local start time)

USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – Western Conference Final
Dubuque Fighting Saints (#1) vs. Sioux Falls Stampede (#3)
Game 1: Friday, April 29th– Sioux Falls 2 @ Dubuque 5
Game 2: Saturday, April 30th – Sioux Falls 1 @ Dubuque 2
Game 3: Friday, May 6th, 7:05 PM – Dubuque @ Sioux Falls
Game 4: Sunday, May 8th, 6:05 PM – Dubuque @ Sioux Falls**
Game 5: Tuesday, May 10th, 7:00 PM – Sioux Falls @ Dubuque **
** if necessary
(all times reflect local start time)

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Fast Five" opened with an $83.6 million debut, setting a record for best April debut ever.

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Argos, Ticats team up to Climb for Cancer.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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My Three Sons.


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A new study indicates that left-handers are more likely to be affected by fear. 

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ST PETERSBURG -- Torii Hunter stood on third representing the go-ahead run. Vernon Wells occupied first and Hank Conger stood at the plate with one out in the eighth.
Thus, the final act to Sunday's matinee was staged for the completion of the Angels' comeback over the Rays. After taking a 5-0 first-inning lead, the Rays lost, 6-5, at Tropicana Field with a crowd of 16,248 watching.
Read the rest here.
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A St. Petersburg, Florida, attorney says Facebook and social media are used in 90 percent of her divorce cases. Doing dumb things you don't want your soon-to-be ex to know about? Don't think that simply closing a Facebook account is all it takes to wipe away your stupidity. Because websites like Google cache images as soon as they're put online, pictures from Facebook accounts that have been deactivated can stick around for years.
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WASHINGTON -Neither a particular individual nor a single event was most responsible for the Giants' 5-2 loss Sunday to the Washington Nationals.
The Giants climbed toward last year's World Series title by winning as a team. During this season's descent from that plateau, they're proving that they can collaborate on defeats just as readily as they could with victories.
Pick a shortcomings, any shortcoming. The Giants' sixth setback in nine games was another group effort. Just not an ideal one.
Read the rest here.
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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - For the first time in "Billboard" chart history, five singles were in both the pop and the R&B top 10. The singles were Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel," Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes," Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally," the Platters' "Magic Touch," and Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers' "Why Do Fools Fall in Love."

1959 - Elvis Presley's "(Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I" hit #2 in the U.S.

1960 - Filming began on Elvis Presley's "G.I. Blues." It was his first post-Army movie.

1964 - The Elvis Presley soundtrack album "Kissin' Cousins" hit #6 in the U.S.

1969 - Elvis Presley shot the final scene for his final movie, "Change of Habit."

2000 - The Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues" was released on DVD.

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A Florida thief was trying to run with cases of shoplifted beer when he tripped and fell in the parking lot -- and lost his pants. Video shows him getting back up and fleeing in a car. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1964"The Beatles' Second Album" hit #1 in the U.S. It replaced the album "Meet The Beatles!" in the #1 spot.

1975 - The Beatles closed Apple Records.

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This is day one of Astronomy Week. (Linky Link)

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Today in Sports History:

1876 - Ross Barnes hit the first homerun in the National League.

1904 - Laska Durnell became the first woman to own a Kentucky Derby starter and winner with Elwood.

1920 - In Indianapolis, the first game of the National Negro Baseball League was played.

1923 - Walter Johnson pitched his 100th shutout.

1939 - Lou Gehrig set a new major league baseball record when he played in his 2,130th game. The streak began on June 1, 1925.

1954 - Stan Musial (St. Louis Cardinals) set a new major league record when he hit 5 home run in a doubleheader against the New York Giants.

1958 - The New York Yankees threatened to broadcast games nationwide if the National League went ahead with plans to broadcast their games into New York.

1970 - Diane Crump became the first female jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby.

1988 - The Baltimore Orioles signed a 15 year lease to remain in Baltimore and get a new park.

1988 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) was suspended for 30 games for pushing an umpire.

2002 - Mike Cameron (Seattle Mariners) hit four home runs against the Chicago White Sox.

2009 - The Dallas Cowboys practice bubble collapsed during a storm during a practice. At the time, 27 players were working out. Almost all were drafted or signed as undrafted rookies. Twelve people were injured.

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This is National Play Your Ukulele Day. (Linky Link)

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SÃO PAULO, Brazil -- Persistent rain, poor visibility on the 2.536-mile, 11-turn street course and approaching dusk forced postponement of the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle until 8:05 a.m. (ET) May 2.

The scheduled 75-lap race will resume on Lap 15. Pole sitter Will Power and Team Penske teammate Ryan Briscoe will take the green flag from the front row. Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal will be on Row 2 and Dario Franchitti and Marco Andretti will share Row 3.

There's 1 hour, 19 minutes, 14 seconds remaining in the two-hour race window. The last IZOD IndyCar Series race postponed because of weather was in March 2010 at St. Petersburg, Fla. -- won by Power.

VERSUS will carry the conclusion of the race live (8 a.m. ET), and live Timing & Scoring with the corresponding IMS Radio Network call is available on indycar.com.


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Today is Roberts Rule Of Order Day.

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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

Indy Car -- Itiapava Sao Paolo Indy 300 at Sao Paolo, Brazil 8:00am EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 7:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

NHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 6:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 6:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 6:40pm EDT

NHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 1:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Royal Purple 200 at Darlington Raceway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 12:30pm EDT (If necessary)

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 1:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 1:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT

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