Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations











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

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Today is August 6th, the 219th day of 2012. There are 147 days left in the year.

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After bumpy season, Caps look for smoother ride.

Stanley Cup goes hunting with Bernie Nicholls.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Director M. Night Shyamalan (Sixth Sense) is 42; Singer Geri Halliwell (Spice Girls) is 40; Actress Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, Safe House) is 39; Supermodel Marisa Miller is 34.

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Landry: Armstead's pre-arrival an exciting one.

Parker and Shell eager for Toronto homecoming.

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

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Today is our wedding anniversary. My lovely bride and I were married seven years ago today. I love you sweetie!

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to snap their two-game losing streak when they play at Edmonton against the Eskimos, on Friday, August 10th. Catch the game on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. Listen link is on the left side of this page. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at ESPN3.com.

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

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The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia began on this date in 1787. The articles of the U.S. Constitution draft were to be debated.

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That roof is really high, Daddy.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff, washing dishes and having fun with Jimmy. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- There were two ways to interpret how Sunday's game between the Rays and the Orioles at Tropicana Field went.

Either there was a great pitcher's duel in which both starters shut down both lineups, or neither offense could put together a string of hits to get a run across the plate.

In the case of Tampa Bay, it was probably a little of both in what wound up being a 1-0 loss in the 10th inning.

Read the rest here.

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NASA's Curiosity rover landed safely on Mars at 1:30 AM EDT today.

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Denver, CO.--
Two years ago, "Giants baseball: Torture!" became the team's unofficial slogan as it marched to a World Series victory.

The Giants may or may not have coined this season's words to live by. But similar phrases were uttered in different corners of the visitors' clubhouse at Coors Field after Sunday's 8-3 triumph over the Colorado Rockies, indicating that a shared mindset has enveloped the club.

Read the rest here.

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The Summer Olympics a little more than halfway over. [They're almost as long as The Dark Knight Rises.]

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - Elvis Presley's single "Mystery Train" was released.

1966 - Elvis Presley's single "Love Letters" hit #6 in the U.K.

1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley made a public appearance in Budapest. Jackson was shooting a video.

2002 - The "Elvis, Then & Now" book-a-zine went on sale."

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Well this is gross. Look around your office or workplace now. Pick out a group eight men. According to researchers, one of those eight wear their underwear two or three times before washing it. The survey, conducted by Clorox, also found guys 18 to 29 wash their bed sheets around one a month (compared to once a week for women).

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - The Beatles scouted a drummer named Pete Best. Best was playing at the Casbah Coffee Club.

1965 - The Beatles album "Help!" was released in the U.K.

2002 - The album "King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents" was released by Ringo Starr and His New All-Starr Band.

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Nadya "Octomom" Suleman really needs money, and her latest endeavor is a for-pay dating site. On WhatsYourPrice.com, Suleman set bidding for herself at a conservative $500.

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Today in Sports History:

1879 - The first Australian rules football game to be played at night took place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The game was to promote the introduction of electricity to the city of Melbourne.

1890 - Cy Young achieved his first major league victory. He would accumulate 511 in his career.

1926 - Gertrude Ederle became the first American woman to swim the English Channel. She was 19 years old at the time. The swim took her 14 1/2 hours.

1949 - Chicago White Sox player Luke Appling played in the 2,154th game of his 19-year, major league career.

1952 - Satchel Paige, at age 46, became the oldest pitcher to complete a major league baseball game.

1969 - The first fair ball to be hit completely out of Dodger Stadium occurred. Willie "Pops" Stargell, of the Pittsburgh Pirates, hit the ball 506 feet from home plate.

1981 - Lee Trevino was disqualified from the PGA Championship in Duluth, GA when he had his scorecard signed by Tom Weiskopf instead of himself.

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The Dark Knight Rises remained the undefeated No. 1 film over the weekend, while the Total Recall remake barely opened bigger than its 22-year-old predecessor. The new Total Recall took in an estimated $26 million. The original opened at No. 1 with $25.5 million -- when ticket prices were lower.

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LONG POND, Pa. -- Jeff Gordon, one of NASCAR's biggest rainmakers, got a shower just when he needed it in Sunday's Pennsylvania 400.

Gordon didn't lead a lap under the green flag, but he notched a critically important victory at Pocono Raceway, thanks to an opportunistic move to the front after a restart on Lap 91 of a scheduled 160.

Coincidentally, it was a mistake by Jimmie Johnson, Gordon's Hendrick Motorsports teammate, that enabled Gordon to celebrate in Victory Lane and, more importantly, to resurrect his prospects for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Read the rest here.

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OPENING THIS WEEK - Hope Springs (Wednesday); Nitro Circus: The Movie (Wednesday); The Bourne Legacy (Friday); The Campaign (Friday).

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LEXINGTON, Ohio -- Scott Dixon, you just won the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. How are you going to do next?

He's not going to Disney World, but is the London Olympics a suitable substitute?

The trip for Dixon family was planned well in advance of the race on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and it will be a welcome break in the IZOD IndyCar Series schedule before gearing up for the three-race run in another boiling championship chase.

Read the rest here.

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Usain Bolt did it again, winning gold in the men's 100 meters with a new Olympic-record time of 9.63 seconds.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 1:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 8:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 9:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:35pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Glen Zippo 200 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen at Watkins Glen International 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 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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