Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Morning Meissnervations

Good morning, good afternoon or good evening. Welcome to Monday. Here's what's happening....


Today is July 18th, the 199th day of 2011. There are 166 days left in the year.


Sharp to play anywhere Blackhawks put him.

Sakic makes $1 million hole-in-one.

2011 Free Agent list.

Trades completed since 2011 Entry Draft.


Today is International Mandela Day. (Linky Link)


Things don't get any easier for the Roughriders, who must win at Montreal next Sunday, July 24th against the two-time defending Grey Cup champs, whom they lost to 39-25 in Week #2. Next Sunday's game, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, kicks off at 7:00pm EDT. The game can be seen on TV in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on the NFL Network and

Visit the team's official website at


Today is National Get Out of the Doghouse Day. (Finally! A day for me!!!!)


2011 CFL Replay: A look back on Week #3.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,

Jimmy loves to watch Word World.


This is Global Hug Your Kid Day. (That one I can do. And already have!)


ST PETERSBURG -- At approximately 1:41 a.m. ET on Monday, Dustin Pedroia lined a two-out RBI single into right field to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead in the top of the 16th inning.
With lead in hand, Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon closed the door on Tampa Bay in the bottom half of the inning to give the Rays their 16th zero on the Tropicana Field scoreboard while also preserving the win in what turned out to be the longest and latest-ending regular-season game in Rays history.
Read the rest here.

Today is National Caviar Day.


SAN DIEGO --The Giants employed an offensive style from the dead-ball era yet rarely looked more alive than they did Sunday in their 4-3, 11-inning win over the San Diego Padres.
Chris Stewart executed a suicide-squeeze bunt with one out in the 11th inning to break a 3-3 tie. Stewart drove in Emmanuel Burriss, who recorded two of the team's six stolen bases -- matching the highest single-game total since the franchise moved to San Francisco in 1958. The Giants hadn't amassed six thefts in a game since Sept. 8, 1987, at Houston.
Burriss noted that the Giants adapted the style favored by the Padres, who lead the National League with 95 stolen bases. "When in Rome, sometimes you do what you have to do," Burriss said.
Read the rest here.
Today in Elvis History:
1946 -Elvis Presley's family moved to Commerce Street in Tupelo, Mississippi. They had not been able to make their house payments on Berry Street.

1953 - Elvis Presley privately recorded "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" at the Memphis Recording Service. The office manager left a note for Sam Phillips that Elvis was a "good ballad singer."

1960 - Elvis Presley's "It's Now Or Never" was released.


On this day in 1792, the Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones dies in his Paris apartment, where he was still awaiting a commission as the United States consul to Algiers.

Today in Beatles History:

1964The Beatles album "A Hard Days Night" was released.

1974 - The U.S. Justice Department ordered John Lennon out of the country by September 10. The Immigration and Naturalization Service denied him an extension of his non-immigrant visa because of his guilty plea in England to a 1968 marijuana possession charge.


Six planes of the U.S. Army helped to form an aviation division called the Signal Corps on this date in 1914.


Today in Sports History:

1927 - Ty Cobb set a major league baseball record by getting his 4,000th career hit. He hit 4,191 before he retired in 1928.

1964 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hit the only grand slam home run of his career.

1970 - Ron Hunt of the San Francisco Giants was hit by a pitch for the 119th time in his career.

1985 - Jack Nicklaus II, at age 23 years old, made his playing debut on the pro golf tour at the Quad Cities Open in Coal Valley, IL.

2000 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. He was stopped for speeding and then failed to pass a sobriety test. Abdul-Jabbar was the leading scorer in National Basketball Association (NBA) history at the time.


Loudon, New Hampshire -- Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart started 1-2 in Sunday's Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and not even a fuel crisis, a wild jumble of divergent strategies or a crew chief with pneumonia could prevent them from finishing that way.

"One hell of a day, boys -- one hell of a day," Stewart radioed to his team as he approached the finish line .773 seconds behind his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate.

Both drivers helped themselves immensely in their respective quests for berths in the Chase, as Newman posted his first victory of the year, his third at the 1.058-mile track and the 15th of his career.

"We backed up what everybody said we couldn't back up, and that was our qualifying effort on Friday," Newman said. "We put it on 'em today. We don't put it on 'em every weekend, so we need to relish this moment and figure out what we did right so we can keep doing it."

Denny Hamlin came home third, followed by Joey Logano and Jimmie Johnson. Kasey Kahne, Bobby Labonte, Martin Truex Jr., Marcos Ambrose and Kurt Busch completed the top 10.

Read the rest here.

The first Oscar Meyer Wienermobile rolled out of General Body Company’s factory in Chicago, Illinois on this date in 1936.

Coming Up: 
Tonight --
MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 10:15pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT


Izod Indy Car Series -- Edmonton Indy at Edmonton City Centre Airport 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Montreal Alouettes 7:00pm 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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