Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Afternoon Meissnervations

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


Today is June 13th, the 164th day of 2011. There are 201 days left in the year.


Kesler misses practice, will play tonight.

Bruins stay focused on Game 6.

2011 Stanley Cup Final schedule.


Today is the start of Men's Health Week. (Linky Link)


Roughrider Training Camp Report - Day 8.

Riders taking it to another level.

Pedersen: Marshall working on special teams.

Stamps like what they see in rookie QBs.

Calvillo using three-peat quest as motivation.

Ray juggling family and new playbook.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,

Oh boy! A yummy cupcake!


Today is the second day of Raggedy Ann and Andy Day. (Linky Link)


BALTIMORE --  Tampa Bay's offense picked up the pitching on Sunday afternoon, and the Rays left Baltimore on a happy note.
The Rays' offense scored its most runs since April 28 in taking the 9-6 win at Camden Yards with 22,032 watching.
By winning, the Rays claimed their weekend series against the Orioles while recording their second consecutive win and their fifth win in their last six games to remain in third place, four games behind the Red Sox in the American League East.
Read the rest here.
This is Whit Monday. (Linky Link)

SAN FRANCISCO --  The Giants are proving that heart, quite obviously, is more essential than statistics.
After all, using numbers to explain their National League West-leading record, their success at home or Sunday's 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds is an utter waste of time.
Sure, the Giants possess excellent pitching -- remarkable enough for them to build a 37-29 record despite being outscored, 233-230.
The Giants also boast the West's best home record (19-12) despite averaging 2.8 runs per game at AT&T Park. The 6-4 homestand they completed Sunday, during which they scored all of 24 runs, was typical.
Read the rest here.
Today in Elvis History:

1964 - Elvis Presley's "What'd I Say" hit #21 in the U.S.

1964 - Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas" hit #29 in the U.S. The song was the b-side to "What'd I Say."

Henry the Navigator, the prince of Portugal, embarked on an expedition to Africa on this date in 1415.


Today in Beatles History:

1970The Beatles achieved their final #1 record with "The Long and Winding Road."

1975 - John Lennon made his last TV appearance. He performed "Slippin' And Sliding'" and "Imagine" on "Salute to Sir Lew Grade."

1981 - George Harrison's album "Somewhere In England" hit #13 in the U.K.

1989 - Ringo Starr joined Bob Dylan on stage at a Dylan concert in France.


The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress on this date in 1866. It was ratified on July 9, 1868. The amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting states from denying or abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, depriving any person of his life, liberty, or property without due process of law, or denying to any person within their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.


Today in Sports History:

1912 - Christy Mathewson got his 300th career win.

1940 - The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox became the first teams to play at Cooperstown's Doubleday Field.

1948 - The New York Yankees officially retired Babe Ruth's #3 and sent it to the Hall of Fame.

1978 - The NHL Board of Governors unanimously agreed to a merger of the Cleveland Barons and the Minnesota North Stars.

1989 - The Detroit Pistons won their first National Basketball Association title. They beat the L.A. Lakers in four games.

1991 - In the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament a spectator was killed when lightning struck.

1994 - O.J. Simpson was questioned by Los Angeles police concerning the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

1996 - Cal Ripken (Baltimore Orioles) tied Sachio Kinugasa's record of 2,215 consecutive games played.

1997 - Vladimir Konstantinov and Viacheslav Fetisov, both of the Detroit Red Wings, were severely injured in a car accident.

1997 - The Chicago Bulls won their fifth championship in seven years.

2000 - Julius "Dr. J." Erving issued a public appeal for help finding his 19-year-old son, Cory. Cory had been missing since May 28, 2000. His body was found July 6, 2000.

2002 - The Detroit Red Wings won their 10th Stanley Cup. After the game, Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman announced his retirement.


The U.S. Congress created the Department of Labor on this date in 1888.


LONG POND, Pa. -- Jeff Gordon may be starting to feel his age, but he certainly didn't show it in Sunday's 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Raceway.
"I'm just so excited to be a part of this sport," Gordon said in Victory Lane after taking the checkered flag 2.965 seconds ahead of runner-up Kurt Busch. "I'm going to be 40 this year [Aug. 4]. I'm an old man now."
Statistically, the old man already is an important part of Sprint Cup history. His victory Sunday was his second of the year, his fifth at the tricky 2.5-mile triangular track and the 84th of his career, tying Gordon with Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison for third on the all-time list.

Read the rest here.


Coming Up: 

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 7:05pm EDT

NHL Stanley Cup Finals -- Vancouver Canucks at Boston Bruins 8:00pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

NHL Stanley Cup Finals -- Boston Bruins at Vancouver Canucks 8:00pm EDT (If necessary)

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Edmonton Eskimos at Saskatchewan Roughriders 9:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT


Nascar Sprint Cup Series - Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 1:40pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- The Milwaukee 225 at the Milwaukee Mile 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 4:05pm EDT


That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, be sure to tell your friends about this blog. See you tomorrow.            

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