Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is June 11th, the 163rd day of 2012. There are 203 days left in the year.

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Stanley Cup Finals (New Jersey Devils vs. Los Angeles Kings):

Wednesday, May 30th Los Angeles 2 at New Jersey 1 OT
Saturday, June 2nd Los Angeles 2 at New Jersey 1 OT
Monday, June 4th New Jersey 0 at Los Angeles 4
Wednesday, June 6th New Jersey 3 at Los Angeles 1
Saturday, June 9th Los Angeles 1 at New Jersey 2 (Los Angeles leads series 3-2)
Monday, June 11th New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBC
*Wednesday, June 13th Los Angeles at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC

* -- If necessary

Offensive outage has L.A. desperate for goals.

Brown admits Devils' physical play having an impact.

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

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Today's Birthdays: NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana is 56; Actor Hugh Laurie (House) is 53; Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, The Station Agent) is 43; Actor Shia LaBeouf (Transformers) is 26.

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New leaders ready to emerge in Bombers D.

Campbell: Healthy Stamps gives Esks chance to succeed.

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

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Reminder: Father's Day is this coming Sunday.

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I love my Mommy!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....the Johnny Blog, my radio stuff, waiting for the cable guy and hanging out with Jimmy. How 'bout you?

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Miami, FL. -- Marlins Park turned out to be a friendly destination for the tourists wearing all white.

The Rays, who arrived in Miami wearing all white as dictated by the dress code for one of the team's many themed road trips, took care of business in South Florida. Sunday's 4-2 win gave the Rays a three-game sweep over the weekend, earning the team from St. Petersburg early bragging rights for the Florida rivalry, facilitated by Interleague Play.

Read the rest here.

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Just when you thought sexting was for naive high schoolers just asking for trouble, it turns out it's pretty popular with their moms and dads, too. A mobile safety company called Lookout discovered that 18% of American smartphone owners send sexy text messages. One in five moms and dads with kids under 18 send saucy messages to each other.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Tim Lincecum's season-long struggles continued Sunday, and the rest of the Giants didn't exactly pick up their ace pitcher.

Lincecum gave up a season-high nine hits and was tagged for five runs in 5 2/3 innings, while an anemic Giants offense combined with sloppy defense and baserunning in a 5-0 loss to the Rangers.

Read the rest here.

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This is National Automotive Service Professionals Week.

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley's single for "Teddy Bear" shipped to retailers.

1964 - Elvis Presley left Radio Recorders studio in Hollywood after 36 frustrating takes on the song "Do Not Disturb". Elvis did not record again for eight months.

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and Prometheus both hit the $50 million mark at the weekend box office, a first for the summer. But Madagascar 3 went $10 million further for the weekend.

... Opening Friday: Rock of Ages and That's My Boy.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that they intended to continue to vacation in California.

1976 - The Wings single "Silly Love Songs" was certified gold by the RIAA.

2002 - Paul McCartney and Heather Mills were married.

2007 - The Traveling Wilburys Collection and the Deluxe Collectors Edition were released in the U.K. It was released the next day in the U.S.

2007 - The John Lennon limited edition CD/DVD set "Legend" was released. The set contained a CD with 20 songs (originally released in 1997) and a DVD (originally released in 2003) included original videos, newly created productions and six special features.

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Police in Georgia are investigating the mysterious theft of 400,000 toothpicks. [Isn't that how that whole Hatfields-McCoys thing got started?]

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Today in Sports History:

1938 - Johnny Vander Meer (Cincinnati Reds) threw the first of two consecutive no-hitters.

1950 - Ben Hogan returned to tournament play after a near fatal car accident. He won the U.S. Open.

1972 - Hank Aaron tied the National League record for 14 grand-slam home runs in a career.

1974 - The Kansas City Scouts and Washington Capitals officially received their NHL franchises. The Scouts moved to Denver before the start of the 1976-77 season to become the Colorado Rockies and later the New Jersey Devils.

1988 - Rick Rhoden (New York Yankees) became the first pitcher to start as a designated hitter.

1990 - Nolan Ryan became the oldest player to throw a no-hitter. It was the sixth of his career.

1995 - Mark McGwire tied a major league record when he hit home runs in five consecutive games.

1995 - Lee Smith set a major league record when he got his 16th consecutive save in 16 appearances.

2010 - ESPN launched ESPN 3D.

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Ladies, how many times a day do you think about fashion? According to an online study, women have fashion on the brain 91 times in a given day -- that's more than four times the amount that men think about sex.

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LONG POND, Pa. -- On a speedway with a fresh coat of asphalt, Joey Logano may just have gotten a fresh start.

After reclaiming the lead from veteran Mark Martin on Lap 157 of 160, Logano pulled away to win the Pocono 400 presented by #NASCAR at Pocono Raceway, his first victory since a rain-shortened win at New Hampshire in 2009.

More important, the second triumph of Logano's career couldn't have come at a better time -- during a contract year in which doubters have considered the 22-year-old a prime candidate to lose his ride at Joe Gibbs Racing to a more established star.

"I hope it shuts 'em all up," was Logano's terse wish for his critics after he climbed from his winning No. 20 Toyota.

Logano, who gave crew chief Jason Ratcliff his first Cup win, beat Martin to the finish line by .997 seconds -- the first time in 31 Sprint Cup events a driver has won from the pole. Tony Stewart ran third, followed by Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin.

Read the rest here.

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A line of 2,569 people danced the Hokey Pokey on a bridge spanning New York's Hudson River Saturday. They broke a 2008 record set by 2,354 people in Estonia.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Milwaukee IndyFest at West Allis, WI. 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 7:15pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners 4:10pm EDT

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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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