Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Afternoon Meissnervations

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


Today is October 29th, the 303rd day of 2012. There are 63 days left in the year.


Pride, hurt feelings driving NHL lockout.

Lightning goalie Anders Lindback to play in Finland during lockout.

Visit the official league website,


Today's Birthdays: Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl, Mr. Holland's Opus) is 65; Kate Jackson (Charlie's Angels) is 64; Dan Castellaneta (many voices on The Simpsons, including Homer) is 55; Winona Ryder (Black Swan, Heathers) is 41.


Corvallis, OR. -- Coming off its first loss of the season and still the best seven game start since the 2000 Fiesta Bowl season, Oregon State is ranked No. 13 in this week’s Associated Press and USA Today rankings.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.


HURRICANE SANDY - It's the top U.S. story today. Check out live updates from the New York TimesABC NewsTwitterAccuWeather.


Alouettes hold off late surge by Eskimos for home win.

Burris seizes moment in stadium's final sendoff.

Visit the leagues' official website,


What does your phone number spell?


The Saskatchewan Roughriders close out the regular season and get ready for the playoffs when they travel to Vancouver to play the West leading BC Lions on Saturday, November 3rd. Kickoff is set for 10:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. You can watch the game in Canada on TSN and in the U.S., catch the game online at

Visit the team's official website,


Today is National Oatmeal Day.


Tampa, FL. —
According to a report by Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright is facing a four-game suspension for using the banned stimulant Adderall.

Read the rest here.


Are you still looking for a Halloween costume? [If so, just grab the nearest five people to you and go as an unemployment line.]


There's a Jimmy behind that Flipper. Honest.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. How do you like it so far?


ALDS:  New York wins series 3-2.

NLDS: St. Louis wins series 3-2. 

American League Championship Series
Game Matchup                         Day Date Time (ET)TV
Gm 1 Detroit  4 @ New York 2 (12 innings) 
Gm 2 Detroit 3 @ New York 0
Gm 3 New York 1 @ Detroit 2
Gm 4 New York  1@ Detroit 8 Detroit wins series 4-0
All games on ESPN Radio

National League Championship Series 
Game Matchup                                 Day Date Time (ET)TV
Gm 1 St. Louis 6 @ San Francisco 4
Gm 2 St. Louis  1 @ San Francisco 7
Gm 3 San Francisco 1 @ St. Louis 2
Gm 4 San Francisco 3 @ St. Louis 8
Gm 5 San Francisco 5 @ St. Louis 0
Gm 6 St. Louis  1@ San Francisco 6
Gm 7 St. Louis 0 @ San Francisco 9  San Francisco wins series 4-3

2012 World Series
Game Matchup                               Day Date Time(ET)TV
Gm 1 Detroit 3 @ San Francisco 8
Gm 2 Detroit 0 @ San Francisco 2
Gm 3 San Francisco 2 @ Detroit 0
Gm 4 San Francisco  4 @ Detroit 3 San Francisco wins series 4-0


A fire station in China was gutted by a fire recently. It was first announced as a "training exercise," but later fire officials had to admit that a welding spark ignited a nearby can of gasoline, and the resulting blaze spread out of control.


Detroit, MI. --Sergio Romo stared at catcher Buster Posey's sign for the final pitch of the 2012 season and shook his head. That may have been the only moment of discord the San Francisco Giants experienced during October.

Like everything else the Giants did this month, it all worked in the end. Refusing Posey's request on a 2-2 count for a slider, his best pitch, Romo preferred a simple fastball, which he flung at 89 mph past Miguel Cabrera for strike three.

The digital clock on the Comerica Park scoreboard read 11:50 p.m. For the second time in three years, the Giants won the World Series, needing 10 innings Sunday night to outlast the Detroit Tigers, 4-3, in Game 4 of the Fall Classic.

Read the rest here.


Moviegoers had four new films to choose from at the box office this weekend, but Argo seemed like a better option to most. Ben Affleck's political thriller claimed the top spot at theaters with $12.4 million.


Today in Elvis History

1958 - In Stuttgart, West Germany, Elvis Presley attended a Bill Haley & the Comets concert.

1976 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Way Down."



BOO - 41 million: the number of potential trick-or-treaters ages 5 to 14 across the united States.

BOO - $79.82: Amount the average American will spend on decorations, costumes and candy this year (up from $72.31 last year).

BOO - 18 percent: Of people will make rather than buy a Halloween costume.

BOO - $8 billion: Total expected holiday expenditure in 2012.

BOO - 15.1 percent: Of Americans will dress a family pet in a costume


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles ended their first tour of Sweden in Eskilstuna.

1965 - The Beatles recorded "We Can Work It Out."

2005 - The white suit that John Lennon wore on the cover of the album cover "Abbey Road" sold for $118,000 at auction. At the same auction the Austin Princess he drove in the movie "Imagine" sold for $150,000 and the jacket Lennon wore in "Imagine" sold for $32,000.


The Massachusetts Bay Colony proclaimed itself to be an independent commonwealth on this date in 1652.


Today in Sports History:

1973 - O.J. Simpson, of the Buffalo Bills, set two NFL records. He carried the ball 39 times and he ran 157 yards putting him over 1,000 yards at the seventh game of the season.

1979 - Willie Mays severed all ties with major league baseball when he accepted a public relations job with an Atlantic City casino.

1989 - Ozzie Newsome ended his NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions.

1993 - A group of U.S. athletes were attacked by skinheads in Germany.

1995 - Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers became the NFL's career leader in receiving yards with 14,040 yards.


"The Huntley-Brinkley Report" premiered on NBC on this date in 1956. The show replaced "The Camel News Caravan."


MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Mr. Martinsville is back -- with mission accomplished.
With surgical precision, polesitter Jimmie Johnson triumphed at one of his best race tracks, gathering steam toward a sixth Sprint Cup Series title while fending off a strong performance from his closest challenger for the championship.
Holding off Kyle Busch during a five-lap closing green-flag run at Martinsville Speedway, Johnson won Sunday's Tums Fast Relief 500 at the .526-mile short track and grabbed the series lead from sixth-place finisher Brad Keselowski.
Read the rest here.


General Mills became the first corporation to use close-circuit television on this date in 1959.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 10:00pm EDT

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 4:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway 7:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Arizona State Sun Devils 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 10:00am EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Oakland Raiders 4:05pm EST


That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

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