Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Afternoon Meissnervations

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


Today is January 30th, the 30th day of 2012. There are 336 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)


Team Chara rides Gaborik's hat trick to All-Star win.

Crosby suffered neck injury, now fully healed.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Gene Hackman is 82; Former Vice President Dick Cheney is 71; Singer/musician Phil Collins is 61; Actor Christian Bale (Batman movies, Terminator Salvation) is 38.


Kanata, ON. -- Just one night after being crowned champion in the Elimination Shootout contest, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos admitted he was exhausted following Sunday's 2012 NHL All-Star finale at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa.

With good reason too.

The Bolts center had an assist and also recorded three shots in nearly 15 minutes of ice time as he and Team Alfredsson fell 12-9 to Team Chara in what proved to be a back-and-forth scoring duel at the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game.

Read the rest here.

Here's the final entry in the Steven Stamkos All-Star Blog:

Kanata, ON. -- It’s hard to believe that my time in Ottawa has already come to an end.

I’m all set to leave on Monday, and while I’m looking forward to heading back to Tampa Bay and seeing all my teammates, I certainly am going to miss the experience here.

The day started off with a cool pre-game celebration for fans to get them amped up for the game, which was earlier this afternoon. I headed to the arena at around 1 p.m. to take photos in my All-Star jersey and to get ready for the game.

Read the rest of the Stamkos blog right here.


Today is the start of National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week. And today is also Inane Answering Message Day and Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (Linky Link) (Another Linky Link).


Crowton named Bombers offensive coordinator.

Yurichuk fighting his way towards bigger role.

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I got a call from the Doctor's office this morning. The polyp snagged in last week's colonoscopy was all clear. That's means I'm still NED, or No Evidence of Disease. The 800lb. gorilla has packed his bags and left our house. Hooray and good riddance!


The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Super Bowl schedule:

Super Bowl XLVI

All times Eastern

February 5th

New England Patriots vs New York Giants 6:30pm


It's been revealed that Apple is so obsessed with secrecy, it sometimes puts new hires on fake products until they can be trusted. Adam Lashinsky reported this tidbit in his new book Inside Apple, and a former Apple employee confirmed it.


Jimmy with Gramma and Uncle Bob.


Never-before-seen color photographs have been released of Adolph Hitler at home. [I could have gone my entire lifetime without seeing Adolph Hitler in Bermuda shorts.]


Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley recorded "Blue Suede Shoes."


A breakfast is attracting criticism from healthy eating advocates. The Kidz Breakfast at Jesters Diner in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, includes 12 slices of bacon, 12 sausages, and six eggs and weighs 9 pounds. Eat the whole thing and it's free, saving you $24. But you'll pick up 6,000 calories.


Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles recorded a promotional clip for "Strawberry Fields Forever."

1969 - The Beatles made their last-ever public appearance as a group. The performance of "Get Back" was filmed for the movie "Let It Be." The performance took place on the roof of London's Apple Records.


Police in Bakersfield, California, are looking for a thief who robbed a business in the off hours. Cops are pretty sure they'll get their man since they have multiple clear photos of his face... taken as he stole security cameras.


Today in Sports History:

1910 - Work began on the first board-track automobile speedway. The track was built in Playa del Ray, CA.

1920 - Joe Malone (Quebec Nordiques) scored seven goals against the Toronto St. Patricks in a 10-6 win.

1960 - The women’s singles U.S. figure skating championship was won by Carol Heiss.

1994 - Natalie Cole sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXVIII. The Dallas Cowboys won 30-13 over the Buffalo Bills.

1994 - Dan Jansen of the United States set a world record of 35.76 when he became the first to skate 500 meters in less than 36 seconds.

2000 - The New York Mets announced that Garth Brooks would begin training with the team on February 20.

2000 - John Rocker (Atlanta Braves) was suspended from major league baseball for disparaging foreigners, homosexuals and minorities in an interview published by Sports Illustrated.


The Grey, starring Liam Neeson, topped the weekend movie box office chart with an estimated $20 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm EST

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

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 12:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EST


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

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