Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday Afternoon Meissnervations

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


Today is September 3rd, the 247th day of 2012. There are 119 days left in the year.


Follow the leader: The NHL's 10 best captains.

Coyotes sign Martinook to entry-level deal.

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England's King Richard I was crowned in Westminster on this date in 1189.


Preview: Ticats, Argos set for battle in Labour Day showdown.

Preview: Labour Day vets face-off at McMahon.

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The Revolutionary War between the U.S. and Great Britain ended with the Treaty of Paris on this date in 1783.


Complete effort just what doctor ordered for Riders.

4-5 Saskatchewan's next action is this coming Sunday at 1:00pm EDT at 2-7 Winnipeg in the annual Banjo Bowl. 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

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The first successful penny newspaper in the U.S., "The New York Sun," was launched by Benjamin H. Day on this date in 1833.


Tampa, FL. -- Before the specific in-season game analysis begins, we take one more look at where things stand at the end of the preseason.

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Frederick Douglass boarded a train in Maryland on this date in 1838, on his way to freedom from being a slave.


I'm a school boy!


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....takin' it easy. How 'bout you?


Toronto, ON. -- Things were going so well for the Rays on Sunday that even a sure out turned into a single for B.J. Upton.

With everything going their way, the Rays delivered an early knockout punch with a six-spot in the second en route a 9-4 win over the Blue Jays to earn a split of their four-game series.

By winning, the Rays (73-61) finished their seven-game road trip to Texas and Toronto with a 3-4 mark.

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"Search for Tomorrow" debuted on CBS-TV on this date in 1951.


Chicago, IL.--
The team without a closer repeatedly preserves leads. The ballclub lacking power generates ample offense. The National League West's first-place occupants have clinched nothing, yet with each passing day they appear more and more destined to remain atop the division standings.

Behold the Giants.

They completed their second 5-1, two-city trip in a row Sunday by outlasting the Chicago Cubs, 7-5. Angel Pagan's ninth-inning RBI single broke a 5-5 tie before Marco Scutaro added a run-scoring single to set up Javier Lopez's sixth save.

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On this date in 1954, "The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the final time after 2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years.


Today in Elvis History

1966 - Elvis Presley's album "Paradise Hawaiian Style" hit #7 in the U.K.

1969 - The Elvis Presley film "The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It)" premiered in the U.S.

1977 - Elvis Presley's single "Way Down" hit #1 in the U.K.

1977 - The album "The Elvis Presley Sun Collection" hit #16 in the U.K.


The television series "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" ended on this date in 1966 after 14 years.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The BBC aired "Pop Go The Beatles."


The TV game show "What's My Line?" broadcast its final episode on this date in 1967. The show aired over 17 years on CBS.


Today in Sports History:

1895 - The first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA. The Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club 12-0.

1947 - The New York Yankees got 18 hits in an 11-2 win over Boston. All 18 hits were singles.

1957 - Warren Spahn (Milwaukee Braves) recorded his 41st career shutout.

1966 - Bobby Orr (Boston Bruins) signed his first NHL contract. The two-year deal paid $70,000 plus a signing bonus, gave Orr the top salary in hockey.

1970 - Vince Lombardi died of cancer at the age of 57.

1970 - Billy Williams (Chicago Cubs) ended his National League record of 1,117 consecutive games played.

1981 - The Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners played the longest game in Fenway Park history. The game was ended in a 7-7 tie after 19 innings the previous day. The Mariners won the game 8-7.

1984 - Bruce Sutter of the St. Louis Cardinals set a National League record by earning his 38th save of the season.

1986 - The Houston Astros beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 in the 18th inning. The game was ended the day before after 14 innings were played. The two teams had used a record 53 players the day before.

1990 - Bobby Thigpen set a major league record when he got his 47th save.

1999 - Mario Lemieux's ownership group officially took over the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins. Lemieux became the first player in the modern era of sports to buy the team he had once played for.

2000 - Kenny Lofton tied a major league record when he scored in his 18th straight game.

2001 - Bud Smith became the 16th major league rookie to throw a no-hitter. It was his 11th career start.


In Sweden on this date in 1967, motorists stopped driving on the left side of the road and began driving on the right side.


Hampton, GA. -- Denny Hamlin did himself a favor -- and one for Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in the process.

Outrunning Jeff Gordon on a two-lap dash to the finish in Sunday night's AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hamlin scored his second consecutive Sprint Cup Series victory, his series-best fourth of the season and the 21st of his career.

Hamlin also preserved Busch's status as the second provisional wild card in the Chase for the Sprint Cup by keeping Gordon out of Victory Lane.

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On this date in 1976, the U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the planet's surface.


Baltimore, MD. -- For the seventh consecutive year, the IZOD IndyCar Series championship will be decided in the season finale.

Ryan Hunter-Reay, who switched to Lucky Charms for his breakfast cereal on this particular day, made sure of that with a stirring victory in the second Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT. Driving the No. 28 Team DHL/Sun Drop Citrus Soda car, Hunter-Reay started 10th and overtook leader Ryan Briscoe on the front straight of a Lap 70 restart.

A full-course caution on the same lap for a four-car pileup in Turn 4 gave Briscoe, who won a week earlier at Sonoma, another shot. But Hunter-Reay used the last of his 90 seconds of push to pass on the Lap 73 restart and went on to a 1.4391-second win over Briscoe, who started 14th in the No. 2 PPG Automotive Refinishes Team Penske car.

Read the rest here.


On this date in 1981, David Brinkley left NBC News after 38 years to join with ABC.


Coming up:

Tonight --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Speedway 7:00pm EDT

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

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Wisconsin Badgers 4:00pm EDT

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

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls 5:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Speedway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls 10:45am EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:40pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers 4:25pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8:05pm EDT


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

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