Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Afternoon Meissnervations




Happy Monday to you. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 3rd, the 276th day of 2011. There are 89 days left in the year.

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Jets ready to take off for NHL return.

Under Pressure: 5 Teams with Most to Gain/Lose.

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Today's Birthdays: Magician Roy Horn (Siegfried and Roy) is 67 ... Lindsey Buckingham is 62 ... Jack Wagner is 52 ... Tommy Lee is 49 ... Gwen Stefani is 42 ... Neve Campbell is 38 ... Seann William Scott is 35 ... Ashlee Simpson is 27.

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Riders send Boreham to Bombers.

Riders once again facing questions after loss.

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

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Steinberg: Monday Morning QB for Week #14.

2011 CFL Replay: A look at Week #14.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.

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Oregon State men's soccer upsets No. 22 Washington to open Pac-12 play.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

Visit the school's official athletics website by clicking here.

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Customer Service Week starts today.

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The 2011 NFL season is underway. Here's the week four results:

Week 4

Sunday, October 2nd
Detroit 34 at Dallas 30
At Chicago 34, Carolina 29
At Cincinnati 23, Buffalo 20
Tennessee 31 at Cleveland 13
At Kansas City 22, Minnesota 17
Washington 17 at St. Louis 10
New Orleans 23 at Jacksonville 10
At Houston 17, Pittsburgh 10
San Francisco 24 at Philadelphia 23
NY Giants 31 at Arizona 27
Atlanta 30 at Seattle 28
At San Diego 26, Miami 16
New England 31 at Oakland 19
At Green Bay 49, Denver 23
At Baltimore 34, NY Jets 17

Monday, October 3rd
Indianapolis at Tampa Bay 8:30 PM

Week 5
Sunday, October 9th (All times Eastern)
Tennessee at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM
Seattle at NY Giants 1:00 PM
Cincinnati at Jacksonville 1:00 PM
New Orleans at Carolina 1:00 PM
Oakland at Houston 1:00 PM
Philadelphia at Buffalo 1:00 PM
Kansas City at Indianapolis 1:00 PM
Arizona at Minnesota 1:00 PM
Tampa Bay at San Francisco 4:05 PM
NY Jets at New England 4:15 PM
San Diego at Denver 4:15 PM
Green Bay at Atlanta 8:20 PM

Monday, October 10th
Chicago at Detroit 8:30 PM

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Bank Teller Appreciation Week starts today.

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Jimmy loves to color.

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No Salt Week starts today.

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St Petersburg, FL. -- David Price has accomplished a lot of things during his four seasons in the Major Leagues, but so far beating the Rangers hasn't been one of them.

Tampa Bay's overpowering left-hander has yet to pick up a victory in six regular-season starts against a Texas lineup that has become his Achilles' heel. It's the only team in the American League that he's faced but never defeated.

Read the rest here.

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Spinning and Weaving Week starts today. (Linky Link)

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American League ALDS (Best of Five -- All times Eastern)

Tampa Bay 9, Texas 0
Texas 8, Tampa Bay 6 (Series tied 1-1)
Next: Texas at Tampa Bay Monday, October 3rd 5:07pm
Texas at Tampa Bay Tuesday, October 4th TBD****
Tampa Bay at Texas Thursday, October 6th TBD****

New York 9, Detroit 3
Detroit 5 at New York 3 (Series tied 1-1)
New York at Detroit Monday, October 3rd 8:37pm
New York at Detroit Tuesday, October 4th TBD****
Detroit at New York Thursday, October 6th****

National League NLDS (Best of Five -- All times Eastern)

Philadelphia 11, St. Louis 6
St. Louis 5 at Philadelphia 4 (Series tied 1-1)
Philadelphia at St. Louis Tuesday, October 4th TBD
Philadelphia at St. Louis Wednesday, October 5th TBD****
St. Louis at Philadelphia Friday, October 7th TBD****

Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1
Milwaukee 8, Arizona 4 (Milwaukee leads 2-0)
Milwaukee at Arizona Tuesday, October 4th TBD
Milwaukee at Arizona Wednesday, October 5th TBD****
Arizona at Milwaukee Friday, October 7th TBD****

****if necessary

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My wife Kim and I had fun on our weekend getaway.














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Today in Elvis History:

1945 - Elvis Presley appeared in a talent show at the age of 10. It was his first public appearance. He won 2nd place and $5.

1977 - CBS-TV broadcasted "Elvis In Concert." It was a special that was filmed during his last tour.

1991 - Elvis Presley's first guitar was auctioned for $180,000. The guitar had been on display in the Country Music Hall of Fame for 17 years.

2006 - "Elvis Christmas" as released. It contained 19 Christmas songs and 4 gospel songs.

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Child Health Day is today.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - The Beatles ended a 17-day stay at the Indra Club in Hamburg, West Germany.

1964 - The Beatles filmed a performance for the TV show "Shindig!"

1969 - "Abbey Road" by the Beatles was released in the U.S. It was released a week earlier in England.

1969 - John Lennon recorded "Don't Worry Kyoko" with the Plastic Ono Band. The song later appeared on Lennon and Ono's "Wedding Album."

1983 - Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's single "Say, Say, Say/Ode To A Koala Bear" was released.

1988 - The documentary about John Lennon, "Imagine" premiered in Hollywood, CA.

2000 - Mark David Chapman was denied parole by the New York State Board of Parole. Chapman had been sentenced to life for the murder of John Lennon on December 8, 1980.

2001 - The WB and TNT aired the two-hour John Lennon tribute concert for victims of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11.

2006 - The Sean Lennon CD + DVD album "Friendly Fire" was released. The included DVD contained a short film for each of the album's tracks.

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Due to the efforts of a couple of Michigan scouts, Girl Scouts will be cutting down the amount of palm oil they use in their cookies beginning in 2012.

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Today in Sports History:

1951 - CBS-TV aired the first coast-to-coast telecast of a prizefight. Dave Sands defeated Carl Olson at Soldier Field in Chicago.

1951 - The New York Giants won the pennant by beating the Brooklyn Dodgers on a Bobby Thompson bottom-of-the-ninth home run.

1974 - Frank Robinson took over the management position of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. He was the first black manager in major league baseball.

1989 - Art Shell became the first African-American head coach in the modern NFL when he took over the Los Angeles Raiders.

1995 - O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman. Simpson was later found liable in a civil trial.

2001 - ESPN began its 10th season of National Hockey League (NHL) coverage.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) broke Babe Ruth's major league single-season record for walks at 171.

2002 - The Texas Rangers put John Rocker on waivers for the purpose of his unconditional release.

2004 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. used a vulgar term during a live postrace television interview with NBC after winning a race in Talladega. On October 5, NASCAR penalized him $10,000 and 25 points in the Nextel Cup standings.

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World Habitat Day is today.

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DOVER, De. -- Thank you, Kurt Busch said, after screw-ups by Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards put Busch in position to win Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.

While Busch celebrated his second victory of the season and the 24th of his career in Victory Lane at the Monster Mile, runner-up Johnson and third-place Edwards sat in the nearby media center castigating themselves in the post-race news conference.

Johnson stumbled on the last two restarts of the race, allowing Busch to take and retain a lead he held for the final 42 laps. Edwards trashed his own winning chances by speeding on pit road in a timed section he and crew chief Bob Osborne had discussed specifically before the race.

In a sense, though, all three drivers were winners. Busch, Johnson and Edwards took advantage of the struggles of Tony Stewart, who led the series after wins in the first two races of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Read the rest here.

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October is Pizza Month. (Linky Link)

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Coming up:

Tonight:

MLB ALDS Series "B" -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 5:07pm (Game Three, Best-of-Five)

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts 8:30pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB ALDS Series "B" -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 2:07pm (Game Four, Best-of-Five) If necessary

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'.

Thursday --

MLB ALDS Series "B" -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers TBD (Game Five, Best-of-Five) If necessary

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EDT (Regular season opener)

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers TBA

EJHL South -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers TBA

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona Wildcats 3:30pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway 3:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Empire South Showcase vs TBD TBA

EJHL South Showcase -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Empire South Showcase vs TBD TBA

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway 2:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Rays at San Francisco 49ers 4:05pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Empire South Showcase vs TBD TBA

EJHL South Showcase -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Empire South Showcase vs TBD TBA

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

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