Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday Afternoon Meissnervations

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


Today is March 5th, the 65th day of 2012. There are 301 days left in the year.


Injury woes continue to plague Red Wings.

Three Stars: Miller, Kronwall, Emery earn honors.

Visit the official league website,


Today is the start of: American Council on Education Week, Newspaper in Education Week, National Sleep Awareness Week, National School Breakfast Week and Share A Story - Shape A Future Week.


Tampa, FL -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Cory Conacher to a two-year, two-way contract today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Read the rest here.


Today is Fun Facts About Names Day and Saint Piran's Day.


BC's Brent Johnson calls it a career.

Prospects shine as E-Camp comes to a close.

Visit the leagues' official website,


On this date in 1623, the first alcohol temperance law in the colonies was enacted in Virginia.


Look Daddy, it's Elmo!


On this date in 1624 in the American colony of Virginia, the upper class was exempted from whipping by legislation.


Today in Elvis History

1955 - Elvis Presley made his first TV appearance on the "Louisiana Hayride" show.

1960 - Elvis Presley was officially honorably discharged from the Army.

1977 - Elvis Presley's single "Moody Blue" hit #31 in the U.S.


On this date in 1750, "King Richard III" was performed in New York City. It was the first Shakespearean play to be presented in America.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles and Brian Epstein had dinner at Oxford's Brasenose College after a day of filming scenes for "A Hard Day's Night."

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono checked into the London Clinic.

1970 - John Lennon began writing songs that would appear on "Plastic Ono Band."

1996 - Yoko Ono's "Rising Mixes" was released.

2004 - It was reported that on February 24, 2004, more than 100,000 people had downloaded DJ Danger Mouse's Jay-Z/Beatles album "The Grey Album."


On this date in 1845, the U.S. Congress appropriated $30,000 to ship camels to the western U.S.


Today in Sports History:

1864 - In England, Oxford and Cambridge met for the first time in track and field competition.

1924 - Frank Caruana of Buffalo, NY, became the first bowler to roll two perfect games in a row.

1964 - The NFL teams purchased Ed Sabol's Blair Motion Pictures, which was renamed NFL Films.

1985 - Mike Bossy, of the New York Islanders, became the first National Hockey League player to score 50 goals in eight consecutive seasons.

1991 - Reggie Miller (Indiana) began his NBA free throw streak of 52 games.

1993 - Sprinter Ben Johnson was banned from racing for life by the Amateur Athletic Association after testing positive for banned performance-enhancing substances for a second time.

1994 - Michael Adams (Washington Bullets) became the third player in NBA history to get 900 career three-point field goals.

1995 - Dennis Rodman (Chicago Bulls) was suspended by the NBA for one game after deliberately elbowing Milwaukee's Joe Wolf.

1996 - The Dallas Mavericks attempted 49 three-pointers for the fifth straight game.


In Amarillo, TX, the first Mother's-In-Law Day was celebrated on this date in 1934.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 5:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2:30pm 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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