Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations











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

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Today is July 23rd, the 205th day of 2012. There are 161 days left in the year.

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Oilers sign Yakupov to three-year contract.

Weber's agent: Market changed after Weber contract.

Official 2012 free agent signings tracker.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Woody Harrelson (Cheers, Zombieland, The Messenger) is 51; Guitarist Slash (Guns N' Roses) is 47; Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt, Charlie Wilson's War) is 45; Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is 39; Actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter films) is 23.

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Stampeders sign veteran defensive back Kornegay.

Bombers' Brink to start against Eskimos in home opener.

Steinberg's MMQB: Three of Four for Week 4.

2012 CFL Replay: A look back on Week 4.

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

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There's a new Tour de France champion. [Once again the fat guy in the barbecue sauce-stained tank top came in last.]

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders are back in action this coming Saturday, when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a team they beat 43-16 in week one. Catch the game starting at 6:00pm EDT with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Watch the game on TSN in Canada and ESPN3.com in the U.S.

Visit the team's official website, http://www.riderville.com/.

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The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts on this date in 1715.

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I'll help you cook Mommy.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff, plus more dishes. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore stumbled a bit early but settled in for the rest of his outing in one of his better outings.

The same couldn't be said of Tampa Bay's hitters.

Moore gave up just two runs over eight innings but only received one run in support en route to a 2-1 loss to the Mariners on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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Tampa, Florida, is putting the finishing touches on its preparation for the the GOP convention this August -- and so are all the city's infamous strip clubs. One club plans to turn up the heat a notch for the GOP conventioneers by bringing in a stripper who looks like former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

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Philadelphia, PA.--
Sunday's 4-3, 12-inning loss to the Philadelphia Phillies concluded the Giants' two-city trip. But it didn't define their journey.

Read the rest here.

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An Oregon man was arrested and charged with breaking into homes. Antone Forrest Deedward Owens would break in for one purpose only: to use computers to view porn. Owens -- who is married and has allegedly admitted to his porn addiction -- has been charged with four counts of burglary.

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Today in Elvis History

1966 - Elvis Presley's "Love Letters" hit #19 in the U.S.

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Sources say The Dark Knight Rises gathered around $161 million on its debut weekend. We'll know for sure today (Monday). Major movie studios joined forces with Warner Bros not to release their box office numbers Sunday out of respect of Friday's theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado.

... Opening Friday: Step Up Revolution and The Watch.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles participated in the charity event called "Night of a Hundred Stars."

1965 - The Beatles single "Help!"/"I'm Down" was released in the United Kingdom.

2001 - Paul McCartney proposed to Heather Mills. The marriage was planned to take place in 2002.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 200 million: Amount of beer, in barrels, Americans buy each year.

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Today in Sports History:

1969 - U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew threw out the first ball at the major league All-Star Game.

1972 - Eddie Merckx of Belgium won his fourth consecutive Tour de France bicycling competition.

1985 - Oddibe McDowell became the first Texas Ranger player to hit for the cycle.

2000 - Lance Armstrong won his second Tour de France.

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With just a few days left before the commencement of this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, the London 2012: Official Results App has received an update. As its name clearly indicates, the app serves as the foremost source on the latest results of the numerous events in London 2012.

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JOLIET, Ill. -- Elliott Sadler went from sick to stupendous, rallying late to capture Sunday's STP 300 Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.

Sadler, who also won the $100,000 Nationwide Dash 4 Cash bonus for the victory, had battled a flu bug for the previous three days, at one point spending 36 hours in bed. But when he arrived at the track Saturday, he felt the worst was behind him and was ready to practice and then race Sunday.

Read the rest here.

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The first swimming school in the U.S. opened in Boston, MA on this date in 1827.

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EDMONTON, Alberta -- Does this victory in the Edmonton Indy make up for 2010, Helio?

"It's fantastic," he said. "I think this place owed us a little bit."

Any victory at the same venue massages past results, and Helio Castroneves' win on the 2.224-mile, 13-turn City Centre Airport circuit was celebrated with his usual exuberant fence climb much to the delight of the throng of spectators in the Turn 1 grandstand.

Read the rest here.

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William Burt patented the typographer, which was the first typewriter, on this date in 1829.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 12:35pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at California Angels 10:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Indy 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats 6:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at California Angels 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at California Angels 3:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm 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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