Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is November 21st, the 325th day of 2011. There are 40 days left in the year.

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The wait is over: Crosby returns Monday.

Would firing Bruce Boudreau make the Capitals a better team?

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

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Today's Birthdays: Baseball (Cardinals) legend Stan Musial is 91; Actress Marlo Thomas is 74; Actor-director Harold Ramis (Ghostbusters) is 67; Actress Goldie Hawn is 66; Singer Steven Curtis Chapman is 49; Actress Nicollette Sheridan (used to be on Desperate Housewives) is 48; Singer Bjork is 46; NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman is 45; Baseball's Ken Griffey, Jr. is 42.

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Tampa, FL. -- Exactly where is the wrist located on one's body?

Is it part of the upper body because it is attached to the arm, which goes to the shoulder? Is it the lower body because when one's arm hangs down, the wrist is below the waist?

These are burning questions in the NHL because of the way teams report injuries.

Read the rest here.

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Better Conversation Week starts today.

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The Tampa Bay Juniors had a short weekend, but it was a successful one, as they swept a pair of games from the Florida Eels this past Saturday.

In the Empire South game, the Juniors overcame a 2-0 deficit after one, scoring four times in the second period, on their way to a 4-2 win. Brendan Nicholson, Walter Stern, David Cross and Nicholas Reed scored the goals, while Kyle Gertz made 35 saves. Tampa Bay was 0-for-5 on the power play and 2-of-2 on the penalty kill.

In the EJHL South game, a five-goal third period helped the Juniors come back from 4-3 down through 40 minutes, and go on to an 8-5 win. Tommy Whiteley and James Gabrione scored two goals each, Michael Peletier had a goal and two assists, and Justin Martinez, Jacob Holmes and Tobias Wilhelm scored once each. Braxton Shulz made 31 saves for the Juniors, who went 2-for-11 on the power play and a perfect 9-of-9 on the penalty.

After taking this weekend off for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Juniors and Eels tangle again on Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd and 4th. At 3:30pm on Saturday, December 3rd, the Empire South Juniors play at the Eels, with the EJHL South game to follow at about 6:15pm. Then on Sunday, December 4th, The Empire South Juniors host the Juniors host the Eels at 12:15pm, while the EJHL South Juniors have the day off. And as always, all games can be viewed at FASTHockey.com.

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World Hello Day is today.

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Best in the West: Lions to play for Cup at home.

Bombers launch past Cats into the 99th Grey Cup.

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

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National Game & Puzzle Week starts today.

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Men's hoops gunning for championship at TicketCity Legends Classic.

Women's hoops defense stymies Southern Utah.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

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

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Today is World Television Day.

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

Week 11

Thursday, November 17th

At Denver 17, NY Jets 13

Sunday, November 20th

At Green Bay 35, Tampa Bay 26
At Detroit 49, Carolina 35
At Cleveland 14 Jacksonville 10
Oakland 27 at Minnesota 21
At Miami 35, Buffalo 8
Dallas 27 at Washington 24 (OT)
At Baltimore 31, Cincinnati 24
At San Francisco 23, Arizona 7
Seattle 24 at St. Louis 7
At Atlanta 23, Tennessee 17
At Chicago 31, San Diego 20
Philadelphia 17 at NY Giants 10

Monday, November 21st

Kansas City at New England 8:30 PM

·Bye: Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Houston

Week 12

All Times Eastern
Thursday, November 24th

Green Bay at Detroit 12:30 PM
Miami at Dallas 4:15 PM
San Francisco at Baltimore 8:20 PM

Sunday, November 27th

Houston at Jacksonville 1:00 PM
Buffalo at NY Jets 1:00 PM
Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Minnesota at Atlanta 1:00 PM
Arizona at St. Louis 1:00 PM
Carolina at Indianapolis 1:00 PM
Tampa Bay at Tennessee 1:00 PM
Chicago at Oakland 4:05 PM
Washington at Seattle 4:05 PM
Denver at San Diego 4:15 PM
New England at Philadelphia 4:15 PM
Pittsburgh at Kansas City 8:20 PM

Monday, November 28th

NY Giants at New Orleans 8:30 PM

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ON DVD TUESDAY - Super 8 (Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler); Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World (Jessica Alba, Danny Trejo, Joel McHale); Conan the Barbarian (Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman); Sarah's Key (Kristin Scott Thomas); The Family Tree (Dermot Mulroney, Hope Davis); The Devil's Double (Dominic Cooper); L-Word: Complete Series; The Office: Special Edition; Survivor Season VI - Amazon

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All right, where's the fire?

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A McDonald's supplier has been accused of animal cruelty. (You should've seen the video -- 30 McRibs crammed into one tiny cage.)

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Today in Elvis History:

1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" opened in the U.S.

1963 - The Elvis Presley film "Fun in Acapulco" premiered.

1964 - Elvis Presley's single "Ain't That Loving You Baby" hit #16 in the U.S.

2006 - The album "Elvis at the Hayride" was released. The live show was the a remastered version of the original recording.

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The Alascattalo Day. (About Alaska and Humor)

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - George Harrison was deported from Germany for being too young to perform there with the Beatles.

1968 - Yoko Ono suffered a miscarriage.

1995 - The "Beatles Anthology I" set a first-day sales record, selling 450,000 units.

2006 - The Beatles album "Love" was released. The soundtrack to the Cirque de Soleil show contained 26 tracks.

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Rita Lucas has been showing up to work at a McDonald's in Moline, Illinois, for 40 years. Lucas, who's set to retire from the fast food job, says the key to her longevity at the Golden Arches is not taking things too seriously. And, she adds, "The customers are what make it great. You give a little kindness, you get it back."

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Today in Sports History:

1934 - The New York Yankees purchased the contract of Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League.

1959 - Major league baseball lifted the ban on inter-league trades.

1964 - The Detroit Red Wings began a streak of 47 straight wins when leading after two periods. The streak ended on January 23, 1966.

1977 - Walter Payton (Chicago Bears) ran for an NFL record 275 yards against the Minnesota Vikings.

1982 - The National Football League (NFL) resumed its season following a 57-day player's strike.

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Arizona police say they arrested a man who fled a nightclub in an attempt to avoid having to pay his $84 bar tab. Flagstaff officers arrested the 27-year-old Virginia man after a foot pursuit during which he lost his shoes, pants, hat and shirt.

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Homestead, FL. - Pole-sitter Brad Keselowski may have won Saturday's Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but Roush Fenway Racing had a better night, winning two Nationwide Series championships in one race.

Keselowski held off a furious charge from series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on the final lap to secure his fifth victory of the season and the 17th of his career.

Third-place finisher Carl Edwards clinched the owners' championship for Roush Fenway, leading the most laps and finishing two positions ahead of Denny Hamlin's No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, which entered the race with a one-point lead.

"What an effort, champion," spotter Mike Calinoff radioed to Stenhouse after Keselowski blocked a last-ditch attempt at a pass.

Read the rest here.










Homestead, FL. - Tony Stewart won the biggest game of winner-take-all in the history of NASCAR.

Rebounding from a succession of setbacks, Stewart took the checkered flag in Sunday's rain-interrupted Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win the Sprint Cup championship in a tiebreaker over race runner-up Carl Edwards.

Tony Stewart's fifth Chase victory made him a three-time Cup Series champ. Smoke needed every one as he and Carl Edwards finished in a dead heat and Stewart won on the tiebreaker.

With four new tires to Edwards' two -- thanks to a strategic gamble that paid off when rain hit the 1.5-mile speedway for the second time on Lap 213 of 267 -- Stewart gradually pulled away after a restart on Lap 231 and claimed his third Cup title, bookending the five consecutive championships won by Jimmie Johnson from 2006 to 2010. Stewart also won in 2002.

The victory was Stewart's fifth of the season -- all coming in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup -- and the 44th of his career. The bonus points for winning allowed Stewart to make up the three-point lead Edwards held with one event left. Stewart and Edwards ended the Chase tied at the top of the standings, but Stewart claimed the title with five victories this season to Edwards' one.

Martin Truex Jr. ran third Sunday, followed by Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon.

Read the rest here.

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BREAKING DAWN SLAMS COMPETITION - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 was a slam-dunk at the weekend box office, raking in $139.5 million across North America.

IN THEATERS WEDNESDAY - The Muppets; Arthur Christmas; Hugo; My Week With Marilyn.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

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

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Oregon Ducks 3:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans 1:00pm EST

CFL Football -- 100th Grey Cup Game at Vancouver, B.C. 6:30pm EST

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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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