Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations













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

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Today is February 6th, the 37th day of 2012. There are 329 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Jokinen has big (Mac) game.

Belfour enjoys outdoors, coaching sons http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=615417.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is 95; Former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw is 72; Rocker Axl Rose (Guns 'N Roses) is 50; Singer Rick Astley (Never Gonna Give You Up) is 46.

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Tampa, FL. -- On any given day, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher can be heard around the team's locker room speaking at length about "the process."

It's a word Boucher uses extensively, sometimes to describe the organization’s effort to rebuild its minor league system, and at others when talking about the ups and downs of the long, 82-game regular season.

Read the rest here.

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Today is the start of Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, International Networking Week, International Friendship Week, National Green Week and National School Counseling Week.

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Lions, Paris Jackson agree on extension.

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

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The United States gained official recognition from France on this date in 1778, as the two nations signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce and the Treaty of Alliance in Paris.

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

Super Bowl XLVI

February 5th

New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17

INDIANAPOLIS -- Enveloped by chaos for most of the night, Giants quarterback Eli Manning escaped the pocket for a few brief seconds Sunday, sneaking away from a bulk of the cameras to pull his 11-month-old daughter, Ava, into his arms.

A red bow in her hair and footballs on her dress, Ava was chewing on the keys to the new black Corvette just given to her daddy for being named the Most Valuable Player of a 21-17 win against the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.

"You got a new car, huh?" smiled Manning, tucked into a small hallway at Lucas Oil Stadium less than an hour after the game's end. "Nice!"

Read the rest here.

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Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on this date in 1788.

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Time to go to bed.

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Chronicle claimed $22 million at the weekend box office, enough to take the No. 1 spot. The Woman in Black did $21 million.

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Today in Elvis History

1939 - Elvis Presley's father, Vernon, was released from prison after serving 8 months for altering a check.

1959 - The Elvis Presley LP "For LP Fans Only" was shipped. The release was a compilation of ten previously released songs.

1961 - Elvis Presley was called by to California to re-shoot the ending for the movie "Wild In The Country." The preview audiences did not like the original ending.

1990 - The television show "Elvis" began airing on ABC-TV. The show was cancelled on May 19th.

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I think I ate too much during the Super Bowl. [But then again, I've got the entire off-season to get back in shape.]

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - John Lennon's "Instant Karma" with Yoko Ono's "Who Has Seen the Wind?" was released in the U.K.

1981 - Former Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison teamed up to record a musical tribute to John Lennon. The song "All Those Years Ago" was the result.

2005 - Paul McCartney headlined the Super Bowl XXXVIIII halftime show and performed four songs. The songs were "Drive My Car," "Live and Let Die," "Get Back" and "Hey Jude."

2007 - Yoko Ono's CD "Yes, I'm a Witch" was released.

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Kia's first Super Bowl teaser this year was a 15-second clip of supermodel Adriana Lima waving a checkered flag. Now the car company has unveiled a companion ad -- a five-hour video of supermodel Adriana Lima waving a checkered flag. It's all in super slo mo.

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Today in Sports History:

1921 - The New York Yankees issued a press release to announce the purchase of 10 acres of property in the west Bronx. The land was used for Yankee Stadium I.

1926 - The National Football League adopted a rule that made players ineligible for competition until their college class graduated.

1932 - Dog sled racing happened for the first time in Olympic competition.

1958 - Ted Williams signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox that was worth $135,000. The contract made him the highest paid player in major league history.

1970 - The NBA expanded to 18 teams for the 1970-71 season. The new teams added were Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston and Portland.

1986 - Peter McNab (New Jersey Devils) became the 42nd player to score 450 career goals.

1990 - Brett Hull (St. Louis Blues) and his father Bobby Hull, became the only father-son combination in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season.

2005 - The New England Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX. It was the 3rd win in four years for the Patriots.

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A retrial has been ordered for an appeals court case in Sweden after the presiding judge fell asleep during proceedings. The judge says he did not fall asleep during the trial but has agreed to no longer preside over the case.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Los Angeles Kings 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 10:30am EST

EJHL South -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 1:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 9:30am EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00pm EST

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

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