Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Morning Meissnervations




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

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Today is October 10th, the 283rd day of 2011. There are 82 days left in the year.

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Jets owners enjoy unforgettable day in Winnipeg.

Jets captain carries some extra burdens.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Peter Coyote is 70 ... Singer David Lee Roth is 57 ... Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre is 42 ... Actor Mario López is 38 ... NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 37.

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Tampa, FL. -- The 2011-12 regular season hasn’t started yet, but the Tampa Bay Lightning are already tallying points. This time, the merits are within the community.

And at least for now, the leading scorer on the team is Owner and Governor Jeff Vinik.

On Wednesday, Vinik recorded yet another assist in the community as he received a commendation from the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners for his partnership and dedication to the citizens of Hillsborough County.

“Today was truly a great day for the Tampa Bay Lightning organization,” Vinik said. “We take the impact we’ve had on the community very seriously and it is an honor to be recognized.”

County Commissioner Kevin Beckner kicked off the ceremony by addressing fellow members of the Board of County Commissioners, as well as those citizens in attendance, with a litany of both on-ice and off-ice accomplishments attained by the organization since Vinik’s tenure began in the spring of 2010.

Read the rest here.

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Home-based Business Week starts today.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to keep their faint playoff hopes alive tooday when they take on the Edmonton Eskimos at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network with kickoff set for 4:30pm EDT. Listen link is on the left side of this blog. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the States on ESPN3.com.

The view from Regina: Riders’ defence challenged by offence.

The view from Edmonton: Eskimos victory on Monday would put team in playoffs for first time in two seasons.

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

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A runner died during the Chicago Marathon. The 35-year-old firefighter from Greensboro, North Carolina, collapsed 500 yards from the finish line.

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Teammates heave praise towards Calvillo.

McCallum sets CFL consecutive FG record.

Landry: Cannon's great outlook a fit with Argos.

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

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Kid's Goal Setting Week starts today.

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Live Television for BYU at Oregon State Football.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

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

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A video on YouTube appears to show a traffic accident in Belarus in which a police van is sent spinning. The force of the collision hurls one cop from the vehicle, but he performs a sensational roll, missing the rotating van by inches, before tumbling onto his feet and walking away.

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

Week 5

Sunday, October 9th

At Pittsburgh 38, Tennessee 17
Seattle 36 at NY Giants 25
Cincinnati 30 at Jacksonville 20
New Orleans 30 at Carolina 27
Oakland 25 at Houston 20
At Buffalo 31, Philadelphia 24
Kansas City 28 at Indianapolis 24
At Minnesota 34, Arizona 10
At San Francisco 48, Tampa Bay 3
At New England 30, NY Jets 21
San Diego 29 at Denver 24
Green Bay 25 at Atlanta 14

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

·Bye: Cleveland, Dallas, St. Louis, Miami, Washington, Baltimore.

Week 6
Sunday, October 16th (All times Eastern)
San Francisco at Detroit 1:00 PM
St. Louis at Green Bay 1:00 PM
Carolina at Atlanta 1:00 PM
Indianapolis at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Buffalo at NY Giants 1:00 PM
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM
Philadelphia at Washington 1:00 PM
Houston at Baltimore 4:05 PM
Cleveland at Oakland 4:05 PM
Dallas at New England 4:15 PM
New Orleans at Tampa Bay 4:15pm
Minnesota at Chicago 8:20 PM

Monday, October 17th (All times Eastern)
Miami at NY Jets 8:30 PM

·Bye: Denver, Tennessee, Kansas City, Arizona, San Diego, Seattle.

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Oh, this was too good not to share, from yesterday's Pittsburgh-Tennessee game. There's seems to be a bit of a differing opinion on which team recovered the fumble:












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Ride 'em Jimmy!

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Today is the start of World Rainforest Week.

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

Tampa Bay 9, Texas 0
Texas 8, Tampa Bay 6
Texas 4 at Tampa Bay 3
Texas 4 at Tampa Bay 3 (Texas wins series 3-1)

New York 9, Detroit 3
Detroit 5 New York 3
Detroit 5, New York 4
New York 10 at Detroit 1
Detroit 3 at New York 2 (Detroit wins series 3-2)

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

Philadelphia 11, St. Louis 6
St. Louis 5 at Philadelphia 4
Philadelphia 3 at St. Louis 2
At St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 3
St. Louis 1 at Philadelphia 0 (St. Louis wins series 3-2)

Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1
Milwaukee 8, Arizona 4
At Arizona 8, Milwaukee 4
Arizona 10, Milwaukee 6
At Milwaukee 3, Arizona 2 (Milwaukee wins series 3-2)

American League Championship Series (Best of Seven -- All times Eastern)

At Texas 3, Detroit 2
Detroit at Texas PPD, Rain (Texas leads 1-0)
Next: Detroit at Texas Sunday, October 10th 4:19pm
Texas at Detroit Tuesday, October 11th 8:05pm
Texas at Detroit Wednesday, October 12th 4:19pm
Texas at Detroit Thursday, October 13th 4:19pm****
Detroit at Texas Saturday, October 14th 8:05pm****
Detroit at Texas Sunday, October 15th 8:05pm****

National League Championship Series (Best of Seven -- All times Eastern)

At Milwaukee 9, St. Louis 6 (Milwaukee leads 1-0)
Next: St. Louis at Milwaukee Monday, October 10th 8:05pm
Milwaukee at St. Louis Wednesday, October 12th 8:05pm
Milwaukee at St. Louis Thursday, October 13th 8:05pm
Milwaukee at St. Louis Friday, October 14th 8:05pm
St. Louis at Milwaukee Sunday, October 16th 4:05pm
St. Louis at Milwaukee Monday, October 17th 8:05pm

****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:

1955 - Elvis performed at the Memorial Hall in Brownwood, TX. The show was sponsored by the Brownwood Volunteer Fire Department.

1959 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "A Date With Elvis" hit #32 in the U.S.

1963 - Elvis Presley recorded the vocals for the soundtrack to the movie "Kissin' Cousins."

1970 - The four-album boxed set compilation "Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Vol. 1" hit #45 in the U.S.

1995 - The Elvis Presley five-disc boxed set "Walk A Mile In My Shoes - The Essential 70's Masters" was released.

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National School Lunch Week starts today.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The song "Slow Down" reached #25 in the U.S.

2010 - Ravi Shankar was presented with the first George Harrison Humanitarian Award.

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Timothy Dowling was escorted from Cleo's Gentlemen's Club in Orlando, Florida, and was told not to trespass there. While deputies were escorting Dowling off the club's property, he called 911 twice to complain about his ordeal. Warned not to call again, Dowling called 911 two additional times. After the last 911 call he was taken to jail.

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Today in Sports History:

1865 - The billiard ball was patented by John Wesley Hyatt.

1964 - NBC-TV aired the opening ceremonies of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It was the first live color TV program to be transmitted to the U.S. by satellite.

1977 - Joe Namath played the last game of his National Football League (NFL) career.

1979 - Mark Messier made his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers.

1987 - Tom McClean finished rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. It set the record at 54 days and 18 hours.

1987 - Doug Jarvis ended his streak of 984 straight games in the NHL. The streak started on October 8, 1975.

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REAL STEEL WINS BOX OFFICE -- Boxing robots won the weekend box office. Real Steel sold $27.3 million in tickets at North American box offices.

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Kansas City, KS.-- He didn't take the lead in the Sprint Cup standings, didn't even move into second, but he didn't need to. Winning at Kansas Speedway in such dominating fashion was plenty good enough. And in the end, it was one of those afternoons that evoked the feeling of inevitability that's loomed over NASCAR's premier series for much of the past five years, one that grew stronger and stronger with each circuit the No. 48 car made around the track.

Jimmie Johnson is back. As if he ever left.

Two weeks ago he seemed so vulnerable, limping home after a poor finish at New Hampshire that left him 10th in points, his lowest Chase standing ever. Even more worrisome, he had gone a full year with only a single race win, that coming way back at Talladega in the spring, and was showing very little of the killer instinct that had left opponents trembling and mistake-prone over the final stages of playoffs past. For the first time, his championship reign looked shaky. For the first time, you wondered if someone else would be standing on that stage in South Florida in late November, clutching that sterling silver cup.

Read the rest here.

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Do you love Johnny Depp movies? Do you love Dr. Seuss? Then you'll be lining up to go see the new Seuss biopic being produced by Johnny Depp that will also star ... Johnny Depp.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 7:00pm

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders 7:00pm

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs BYU Cougars 4:00pm

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:30pm

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm

Sunday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- IZOD Indy Car World Championships at Las Vegas at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 4:00pm

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints 4:15pm

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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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