Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Afternoon Meissnervations











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

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Today is October 22nd, the 296th day of 2012. There are 70 days left in the year.

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AHL weekend roundup: Schultz, Granlund shine.

Five Questions: Hartley set for challenges in Calgary.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) is 74;Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) is 60; Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family) is 37; Jonathan Lipnicki (Stuart Little, Jerry Maguire) is 22.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Oregon State moved up one spot to No. 7 in this week's Associated Press College Football Rankings after defeating Utah 21-7 Saturday night at Reser Stadium.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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New research shows that boys, just like girls, are experiencing younger and younger puberty. [Some elementary schools have been forced to start school 15 minutes later than normal to allow kids time to shave.]

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Steinberg's MMQB: No time to celebrate just yet.

2012 CFL Replay: A look back on Week 17.

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

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The third and final presidential debate is tonight (Monday, 9 PM ET) on most of the major broadcast and news networks. Tonight's topic is foreign policy.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to get back on the winning side of the ledger this coming Saturday, as they host the Toronto Argonauts at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT 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 blog. You can see the game 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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A new study shows that many women between 20 and 25 are struggling to get a hold of adulthood. A third still live with their parents and nearly six out of ten regularly borrow money from their mother or father just to get by. Forty-three percent admit they feel they have made a number of relationship mistakes. One in four 20- to 25-year-old women made a mistake with their education.

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Tampa, FL. —The Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn’t overcome their own missed chances and New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.

Brees shrugged off an early interception to throw for 377 yards and four touchdown passes in the Saints’ 35-28 come-from-behind victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Read the rest here.

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Here's a tip: If you have something illegal in your car, don't bring attention to yourself. Deputies who responded to reports of loud, vulgar music blaring from a vehicle parked at a Key Largo, Florida, park arrested a 19-year-old. Not because of the music -- for marijuana.

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Hi Daddy, hi Mommy.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Taking Jimmy to the doctor. How 'bout you?

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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 Series tied 3-3
Gm 7 St. Louis @ San Francisco Mon Oct. 22 8:00 PM FOX

2012 World Series
Game Matchup        Day Date Time(ET)TV
Gm 1 Detroit @ NLC Wed Oct. 24 TBD FOX
Gm 2 Detroit @ NLC Thu Oct. 25 TBD FOX
Gm 3 NLC @ Detroit Sat Oct. 27 TBD FOX
Gm 4 NLC @ Detroit Sun Oct. 28 TBD      FOX
Gm 5* NLC @ Detroit Mon Oct. 29 TBD FOX
Gm 6* Detroit @ NLC Wed Oct. 31 TBD   FOX
Gm 7* Detroit @ NLC Thu Nov. 1 TBD  FOX
* - If necessary

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Paranormal Activity 4 topped all films at the weekend box office with a $30.2 million take. The weekend's other new movie, Alex Cross, starring Tyler Perry and Matthew Fox, debuted in fifth.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The Giants can't wait for Monday.

"I hope I can sleep tonight," center fielder Angel Pagan said.

First, they allowed themselves to revel in Sunday.

"This night probably will never be forgotten by a lot of people," right fielder Hunter Pence said.

That's because it put the Giants in position to complete the ascent that seemed so arduous a few days ago.

They evened the National League Championship Series at three games apiece with their 6-1 triumph in Game 6 at AT&T Park. Ryan Vogelsong struck out a career-high nine batters in seven innings and Marco Scutaro lined a two-run double in a four-run, second-inning uprising.

Read the rest here.

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There's an Iron Man 3 trailer coming Tuesday at 12:01 AM. This is the teaser for the trailer.

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Today in Elvis History

1977 - 
The album "Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3" hit #64 in the U.S.

1977 - Ronnie McDowell's single "The King Is Gone" hit #13 in the U.S. The song was one of the most successful tribute records.

1977 - Ronnie McDowell performed "The King Is Gone" on "American Bandstand." The song was a tribute to Elvis Presley. 

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JOKE OF THE DAY - Three mice are sitting around drinking and boasting about their strengths. The first mouse says, "Mouse traps, Ha! I do pushups with the bar!" The second mouse pulls a pill from his pocket, swallows it, and says with a grin, "D-Con Rat Poison." The third mouse finishes his drink, slams his glass on the table and starts to leave. The first mouse says, "Where do you think you're going?" The third mouse replies, "Time to go home and chase the cat."

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - 
 
Paul McCartney issued a statement announcing that he was not dead.

1984 - Paul McCartney released the album "Give My Regards to Broad Street."

2002 - Yoko Ono's "Yang Yang [Maxi Single]" was released

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The College of New Jersey was officially chartered on this date in 1746. It later became known as Princeton University.

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Today in Sports History:

1939 -  
The first televised pro football game was telecast from New York. Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 23-14.

1950 - The Los Angeles Rams set an NFL record by defeating the Baltimore Colts 70-27. It was a record score for a regular season game.

2000 - Corey Dillon (Cincinnati Bengals) ran for 278 yards against the Denver Broncos.

2011 - Albert Pujols (St. Louis Cardinals) became the third player to hit three home runs in a World Series game.

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Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump on this date in 1797. He made the jump from about 3,000 feet.

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Fans who came to Kansas Speedway on Sunday thought they were attending a Sprint Cup Series race.

Instead, they witnessed the latest episode of "Survivor."

Matt Kenseth won a wild war of attrition, otherwise known as the Hollywood Casino 400, beating Martin Truex Jr. to the checkered flag by .495 seconds to claim his third victory of the season, his first at Kansas and the 24th of his career.

Paul Menard ran third, followed by polesitter Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart, who rallied from a 33rd-place starting position and a spin on the backstretch during the race.

Reda the rest here.

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Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas on this date in 1836.

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Coming up --


Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:00pm EDT

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings 8:20pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts 4:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 9:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Washington Huskies 10:15pm EDT

Sunday--

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:00pm 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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