Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Morning Meissnervations












Good morning y'all, It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 29th, the 241st day of 2011. There are 124 days left in the year.

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Loaded Capitals again search for elusive Cup.

Summer with Stanley 2011 blog -- Tim Thomas.

12-acre corn maze honors Thomas and Bruins.

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Today's Birthdays: Senator John McCain is 75 ... Actor Elliott Gould is 73 ... Singer Michael Jackson would have been 53 ... Actress Rebecca De Mornay is 52 ... Actress Carla Gugino is 40 ... Actress Lea Michele is 25.

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Rider legend George Reed's life is more than football.

The Riders are back in action this coming Sunday, September 4th for the annual Labour Day Classic against the league-leading Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Riders, with Ken Miller back at the controls as the teams' Head Coach, look for a reversal of fortune after a disastrous 1-7 start, the worst mark in the CFL. Winnipeg, which went 4-14 last season, enter the game at 7-1, the best record in the league. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling all the action. Listen link is on the right side of this blog. The game can also be seen live in Canada on TSN and online in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.

Visit the team's official website at http://www.riderville.com/.

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Today is According to Hoyle Day.

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CFL Replay: A look back on Week #9.

Landry: Boatmen leaving stormy seas behind?

Mullin: Leos aim to rebound post bye week.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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A woman won the 16th Air Guitar World Championships. (This once again proves that a woman can do anything that a man can do no matter how pathetic.)

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My two favorite humans again.

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More Herbs, Less Salt Day is today.

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TORONTO -- While David Price was striking them out, Desmond Jennings was hitting them out.

They proved to be an unbeatable combination for Tampa Bay, as the Rays won their third game in a row over the Toronto Blue Jays, 12-0, on Sunday before 21,618 at Rogers Centre. The Rays have won the first three games of the four-games and go for a sweep on Monday.

Price had a franchise-high 14 strikeouts to go to 9-1 in his career against Toronto. The Rays had 18 strikeouts in the game, also a franchise record.

Jennings hit two home runs in a game for the first time in his career, to give him eight for the season. Both were against Toronto starter Brandon Morrow (9-9) who also gave up a two-run homer to Sean Rodriguez.

Read the rest here.

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Irene's rain and wind -- The highest rainfall and wind totals according to Accuweather (through 2pm ET Sunday). Rainfall: Bunyan, N.C., 14.00 inches. Wind Gusts: Cedar Island, N.C., 115 mph.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The task facing the Giants is simple to figure. That doesn't mean it'll be easy to execute.

The Giants' 4-3, 11-inning loss Sunday to the Houston Astros dropped them four games behind first-place Arizona in the National League West. That's the Giants' largest deficit since the D-backs wrested the division lead from them on Aug. 10.

Read the rest here.

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A photo of a shark swimming down a Puerto Rico street flooded by Hurricane Irene has been making the rounds online. It was posted, picked up by web sites and broadcast on a TV station in Miami. Turns out the image is a fake.

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Today in Elvis History:

1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" opened in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "I've Lost You/The Next Step Is Love" hit #32 in the U.S.

1977 - 3 people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis' body. As a result his body was moved to Graceland.

1987 - The double album "Presley - The All-Time Greatest Hits" hit #4 in the U.K.

1992 - Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" hit #42 in the U.K.

2002 - Lisa Marie Presley presented the video music award for Best Femal video to Pink.

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A patent was issued on this date in 1828 to Robert Turner for the self-regulating wagon brake.

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Today in Beatles History:

1958 - George Harrison joined the band Quarrymen. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were also members.

1959 - In West Derby, Liverpool, at the Casbah Coffee Club, Ken Brown via George Harrison asked John Lennon and Paul McCartney to help out the Les Stewart Quartet when Stewart walks out before a show. The event led to regular Saturday night gig at the Casbah. On October 10th, Ken Brown went his own way.

1966 - The Beatles ended their fourth American tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA. It turned out that the show was their last public concert.

1986 - BBC1-TV aired the "McCartney" special.

2001 - Cristin Joyce Keleher was released after four months in jail. She had been sentenced to a year of probation for trespassing at the home of George Harrison.

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The Help repeated as the top-grossing film at the North American box office this past weekend, bringing in $14.3 million. Attendance overall was battered by Hurricane Irene and select theater closures in the Northeast.

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Today in Sports History:

1885 - The first prizefight under the Marquis of Queensberry Rules was held in Cincinnati, OH. John L. Sullivan defeated Dominick McCaffery in six rounds.

1892 - Pop (Billy) Shriver (Chicago Cubs) caught a ball that was dropped from the top of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

1971 - Hank Aaron became the first baseball player in the National League to drive in 100 or more runs in each of 11 seasons.

1977 - Lou Brock brought his total of stolen bases to 893. The record he beat was held by Ty Cobb for 49 years.

1994 - Mario Lemieux announced that he would be taking a medical leave of absence due to fatigue, an aftereffect of his 1993 radiation treatments. He would sit out the National Hockey Leagues (NHL) 1994-95 season.

1995 - At the O.J. Simpson trial, tapes of Mark Fuhrman were played. The recordings were of Fuhrman making racial comments.

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This is National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day.

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SONOMA, Calif. -- Following the brief PEAK Performance Pole Award ceremony in Infineon Raceway's Victory Circle, Will Power noted that to remain close in the IZOD IndyCar Series championship he'd need to "just keep finishing ahead of Dario. It's as simple as that."

It was simple enough in the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma as Power pulled away early, didn't have any issues on pit lane, withstood the lone restart challenge and went on to become the first two-time winner in seven years of the event on the 2.303-mile, 12-turn road course.

With the bonus points for the pole start and leading the most laps (71 of 75), Power pulled to 26 points of front-runner Dario Franchitti of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, who finished fourth.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1886 in New York City, Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-chang's chef invented chop suey..

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Coming up:

Tonight:

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Wisconsin Dells Ducks 11:00am

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls or Florida Eels 4:00pm or 6:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 6:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Wisconsin Dells Ducks 11:00am

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls or Florida Eels 4:00pm or 6:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Baltimore Grand Prix at Streets of Baltimore TBD

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Monday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

Tuesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:35pm EDT

Thursday --


Nothin' Doin'

Friday --


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

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

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

Saturday --


Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EDT

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

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EDT

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

Sunday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 4:40pm EDT

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