Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations











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

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Today is August 27th, the 240th day of 2012. There are 126 days left in the year.

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High expectations raise pressure for Blackhawks.

Sudbury captures gold at Junior Club World Cup.

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

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Actor Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens is 60; TV dog trainer Cesar Millan is 43; actress Sarah Chalke (Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother) is 36; actor Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad) is 33.

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Boyd returns to Toronto with heavy heart but clear mind.

Irving: Fair or not, LaPolice is out in Winnipeg.

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

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Have you ever scrolled through your partner's text messages or emails? Maybe listened into their voicemails? You're not alone. More that a third of Americans who took part in a survey conducted by an online dating site said suspicious behavior warrants electronic snooping. More women than men said it was OK to spy.

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Durant feels Riders can be better.

3-5 Saskatchewan's next action is Sunday, September 2nd at 4:00pm EDT against 2-6 Winnipeg. Catch the game on 620 CKRM with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. 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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Tropical Storm Isaac passed my area with little more than a whimper, but storm surge is still possible. It's still thought it will hit the Gulf Coast somewhere between New Orleans and Pensacola as a Category 1 or 2 hurricane.

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Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay's first-string defense has forced nine three-and-outs in 12 possessions over the past two games, as the team's young and fast defenders have begun to feel comfortable in Greg Schiano's scheme.

Read the rest here.

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Neil Armstrong died this weekend. He was the first man to step foot on the moon. [Then he went on to win, not one, but seven Tour de France titles.]

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WEEEEEEEE!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Rays Baseball on TV. How 'bout you?

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Arlington, TX. -- The Tampa Bay Rays were off yesterday. Tonight, they play the Texas Rangers. David Price goes to the hill for the Rays, Derek Holland for Texas.

First pitch is set for 8:05pm EDT.

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Here's something that Facebook has only made worse -- our obsession with our first love. A new survey found 1 in 5 would like to get back together with their first love. And get this -- 21% of those 1 in 5 say they're secretly planning a reunion with their first sweetheart. Men are more likely than women to make this happen with 24% admitting they still lust after an ex.

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San Francisco, CA.--
The momentum of the Giants' recent five-game winning streak and offensive success continued to stall Sunday night, and the Giants dropped their second straight game to the Braves, 7-1, to split the four-game series.

Read the rest here.

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University of Illinois students in Urbana, Illinois, set a new corn-husking record on Friday, with nearly 3,500 participants simultaneously husking. A Guinness Book of World Records representative was on hand to verify the attempt. The previous record was less than 400.

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Today in Elvis History

1965 - The Beatles spent the evening with Elvis Presley at his home in Bel-Air, CA.

1977 - Ten Elvis Presley albums re-charted.

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Someone is going to have a tasty dinner -- but they obtained the ingredients illegally. A Michigan business owner reported to police that someone broke into her business and stole Chilean sea bass and frog legs.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - Elvis Presley played host to the Beatles at his home in Bel-Air, CA.

1967 - Brian Epstein was found dead in his home from an overdose of sleeping pills. Epstein was the manager of the Beatles.

1992 - John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to "A Day In The Life" sold for $87,000 at an auction.

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The Expendables 2 was No. 1 for the second-straight weekend with $13.5 million.

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Today in Sports History:

1889 - Boxer Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey was defeated for the first time of his career by George LaBlanche.

1921 - The owner of Acme Packing Company bought a pro football team for Green Bay, WI. J.E. Clair paid tribute to those who worked in his plant by naming the team the Green Bay Packers.

1986 - Nolan Ryan, while with the Houston Astros, earned his 250th career win against the Chicago Cubs.

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On Friday American Justin "Nordic Thunder" Howard convinced both judges and the audience at the 17th Air Guitar World Championships final in Finland (Oulu) that he is the world's best air musician. Matt "Airistotle" Burns came in second. He also hails from the U.S.

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SONOMA, Calif. -- Ryan Briscoe had finished second twice, third and fourth at Sonoma in the past four years. Think he was due?

Long overdue -- on the road course and in general -- the veteran Team Penske driver would interject.

So it was an elated Briscoe, who started next to Team Penske teammate and pole sitter Will Power, who hoisted a glass of Cabernet in Victory Circle following the 85-lap GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. He held off Power by 0.4408 of a second for his first victory since Texas in 2010. Briscoe is the seventh different winner in 13 IZOD IndyCar Series races this season.

Read the rest here.

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Mariner 2 was launched by the United States on this date in 1962. In December of the same year the spacecraft flew past Venus. It was the first space probe to reach the vicinity of another planet.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- NRA American Warrior 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT at Baltimore 2:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Advo Care 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm 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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