Sunday, July 8, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations

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


Today is July 9th, the 191st day of 2012. There are 175 days left in the year.


Lidstrom staying with Red Wings as scout.

Report: Sharks to name Robinson associate coach.

Official 2012 free agent signings tracker.

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Today's Birthdays: Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is 80; O.J. Simpson is 65; Actor Jimmy Smits (The West Wing, Cane, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue) is is 57; Actor Tom Hanks is 56.


Molson Stadium in ideal location.

All the ingredients for wins.

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Roger Federer won his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title Sunday, beating England's Andy Murray. Murray dropped to 0-4 in major finals.


Riders defense, Sheets running key win over Edmonton

Regina, SK. -- Defense reigned supreme Sunday night, with Saskatchewan coming out on top, 17-1 over the Edmonton Eskimos in a CFL West Division clash in front of a record high opening day crowd of 31,459 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

Neither offense could solve the opponent's defense from the start, before the Roughriders cashed in on a 32 yard field goal from Chris Milo with :26 seconds left in the opening quarter, giving Saskatchewan a 3-0 lead.

Burke Dales would take a small piece out of the deficit for Edmonton with a 62 yard punt single with just 1:36 gone in quarter number two. The Riders would tack on three points after that, on a 56 yard punt single by Milo with 10:33 left and a conceded safety with :53 seconds to play, giving Saskatchewan a 6-1 halftime lead.

Both defenses continued to stonewall their opponents through a scoreless third quarter until late in regulation, when the Riders' Kory Sheets got across the line of scrimmage and then made an outside cut to the right, reaching the end zone on a 34 yard run for the games' first and only major score. Milo converted with 2:12 to go, then added a 17 yard field goal 42 seconds later and the defense shut down the Eskimos one more time before running out the clock to nail down an impressive 17-1 win.

For Saskatchewan, Darian Durant was 20-of-32 passing for 203 yards, finding Chris Getzlaf 4 times for 74 of those yards. Kory Sheets ran the ball 14 times for 89 yards and 1 touchdown, while Chris Milo kicked 2 field goals, a convert and a punt single. Defensively, Shomari Williams had 5 tackles and 1 sack, Abraham Kromah had 5 tackles, Brent Hawkins had a fumble recovery and a sack, Craig Butler had an interception and the defense racked up 6 sacks. For Edmonton, Steven Jyles was 10-of-19 passing for 91 yards and Kerry Joseph was 4-of-8 passing for 34 yards. Adarious Bowman caught 4 passes for 35 yards, Hugh Charles ran 9 times for 45 yards, Burke Dales had a punt single and 10 punts for a 43 yard average and J.C. Sherritt made 8 tackles.

The Riders dominated the stat sheet, gaining 16 first downs to the Eskimos' 11, ran the ball 124 yards to 63, passed 203 yards to 125, had 299 net yards to 137 and committed no turnovers to Edmonton's 3, 1 fumble, 1 interception and once on downs. Each team was penalized 8 times, Saskatchewan for 75 yards and Edmonton for 78.

The Roughriders improve to 2-0, in advance of next Saturday's meeting with the defending Grey Cup champion BC Lions, who are also 2-0. Kickoff is set for 3:00pm EDT with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online, on 1-1 Edmonton hosts the 0-2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday, July 13th. Kickoff is set for 9:00pm EDT.

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It's Nude Recreation Week. Organizers suggest we give nude recreation a try this week by attending special events at a clothing-optional beach, campground, or resort.


I'll try the rings now Mommy.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff and some cleaning around the house. How 'bout you?


Cleveland, OH. -- What happened on Sunday wasn't supposed to happen. Not in Cleveland. Not the way the Rays have been playing. Not the way it unfolded.

Only it did happen.

The Rays scored three in the ninth to take a 7-6 win over the Indians at Progressive Field with 19,163 watching.

Read the rest here.


The Amazing Spider-Man was an easy #1 at the weekend box office with $65 million in North American ticket sales. Since the film opened Tuesday Spider-Man has brought in over $140 million.


Pittsburgh, PA.--
The horrors of this season would not subside for Tim Lincecum on Sunday, not against a first-place Pittsburgh club playing in front of nearly 30,000 revved-up fans.

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Michigan was the site this weekend of the annual International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship. [And was once again rocked by a devastating steroid scandal.]


Today in Elvis History

1957 - In Memphis, Elvis Presley attended the premiere of "Loving You."


According to a new survey, more than 8,000 devices are left at seven of the largest airports in the United States, including: Chicago O'Hare, Denver International, San Francisco International, Charlotte Douglas, Miami International, Orlando International and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Here's the breakdown. We're leaving behind laptops, iPads, phones, and USB keys.


Today in Beatles History:

1966 - The Beatles song "Rain" hit #23 in the U.S.

1972 - Paul McCartney appeared on stage for the first time since 1966 as his group, Wings, opened at Chateauvillon in the south of France.


Parents are getting clever about sneaking nutritious foods into their kids' diets, and there's an entire collection of books, websites, and forums dedicated to the pursuit. Popular tricks include baking low-sugar carrot bread, using spiral cutters to turn zucchini into long, pasta-like strands, and replacing mashed potatoes with pureed cauliflower.

... For more tips there's a website that's a good source of ideas:


Today in Sports History:

1968 - The first All-Star baseball game to be played indoors took place at the Astrodome in Houston, TX.

1985 - Herschel Walker of the New Jersey Generals was named the Most Valuable Player in the United States Football League (USFL).

1985 - Joe Namath signed a five-year pact with ABC-TV to provide commentary for "Monday Night Football."

1997 - Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing ring and fined $3 million for biting the ear of opponent Evander Holyfield.

2000 - Pete Sampras of the United States set a record when he won the men's singles tennis championship at Wimbledon. It was his 13th Grand Slam title.

2002 - The major league baseball All-Star game ended in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings. Baseball commission Bud Selig called the game after both team managers informed him that they had run out of players.


Three thieves busted through a wall, crawled close to the floor to dodge motion detectors and stole six duffel bags filled with pricey merchandise from a Chicago beauty supply store. The thieves made off with human hair extensions.


Toronto, ON. -- Following his final service stop with 30 laps remaining in the Honda Indy Toronto, Ryan Hunter-Reay was enjoyinhg his Sunday drive on the Exhibition Place street circuit.

Hunter-Reay, in the No. 28 Team DHL/Sun Drop Citrus Soda car, inherited the lead on Lap 57 when JR Hildebrand pitted and upped his margin over Tony Kanaan from .6040 of a second to 4.0794 seconds in the matter of five laps on the 1.75-mile, 11-turn course.

Charlie Kimball replaced Kanaan as the protagonist on Lap 72, but the challenger didn't matter. Hunter-Reay pulled away by 7.6 seconds with 10 laps left and -- staying ahead of restart pileups in Turns 1 and 3 with three laps left -- went on to his third consecutive victory.

Read the rest here.


From American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe comes this new talent show where performers seen on the Internet are given a chance to open for artists such as Rod Stewart and Nicki Minaj. A team of experts including Martina McBride and Pete Wentz help find the acts. 10p ET tonight on E!


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

MLB -- 83rd All Star Game at Kansas City, MO. 7:00pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

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

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- F.W. Webb 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 2:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway at 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 4:05pm EDT


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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice Blog! Daily reader for sometime now. Like the birthdays and Beatles history as well. Cheers from the 306 via the 403!

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