Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations




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

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Today is November 19th, the 324th day of 2012. There are 42 days left in the year.

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NHL, PA scheduled to resume negotiations Monday.

AHL Roundup: Tangradi nets hat trick, Frattin returns.

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

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On this date in 1794, the U.S. and Britain signed the Jay Treaty, which resolved the issues left over from the Revolutionary War.

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A look back at California and ahead to Saturday’s Civil War with Oregon State coach Mike Riley ... • Oregon State had offensive balance in its 62-14 blitzkrieg of Cal — season highs in first downs (35) and rushing (200 yards), 359 yards passing, 559 yards total offense and the most points since the 66-13 thrashing of Washington State in 2008..

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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The first life insurance policy for a woman was issued. Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison, NJ on this date in 1850.

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Owens breaks new ground in Argos' Eastern Final win.

Stamping Their Ticket: Calgary gallops to 100th Grey Cup.

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

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U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address on this date in 1863 as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.

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Leaving with a good vibe.

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

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The first newspaper color supplement was published in the Sunday New York World on this date in 1893.

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Tampa, FL. —
Trailing by 11 points with six minutes to play, the visiting Buccaneers rallied to tie the game in overtime on Vincent Jackson’s TD catch and two-point conversion, then won on the opening drive of the extra period on Dallas Clark’s 15-yard TD grab.

Read the rest here.

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The "paper pencil" was patented by Frederick E. Blaisdell on this date in 1895.

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Captain America Jimmy goes down the slide.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats playing the stock market, doesn't it?

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San Francisco, CA. --Stability, on the field and off, explained Jeremy Affeldt's decision to remain a Giant.

Seeking a multiyear contract and cherishing a World Series-winning roster that should stay mostly intact, Affeldt signed a three-year, $18 million deal. The agreement was officially announced Wednesday, though it was initially reported late last weekend.

Read the rest here.

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"Time" magazine presented its cover in color for the first time on this date in 1928. The subject was Japanese Emperor Hirohito.

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Today in Elvis History

1966 - Elvis Presley's single "All That I Am" hit #41 in the U.S.

1977 - The album "Elvis In Concert" hit #5 in the U.S.

2001 - It was announced that 50 workers at Graceland would be laid off due the decline in tourism associated with the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.

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Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey on this date in 1954.

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Today in Beatles History:

1997 -The U.S. premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's "Standing Stone" was played in Carnegie Hall by St. Luke's Orchestra.

2001 - Jools Holland's album "Small World Big Band" was released. George Harrison's "Horse to the Water" appeared on the album.

2002 - George Harrison's album "Brainwashed" was released.

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On this date in 1959, Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the unpopular Edsel.

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Today in Sports History:

1966 - Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers) announced his retirement from major league baseball.

1979 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) signed a four-year contract for $4.5 million. At the time, Ryan was the highest paid player in major league baseball.

1984 - Dwight Gooden (New York Mets), at 20 years old, became the youngest major league pitcher to be named Rookie of the Year in the National League.

1995 - Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks) became the 23rd NBA player to pass the 20,000 point mark.

1996 - Albert Belle signed a contract with the White Sox for a record $55 million. He was the first player to surpass the $10 million per year mark.

1999 - Evel Knievel and Krystal Kennedy were married.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) became the first baseball player to win four Most Valuable Player Awards.

2004 - During a Detroit Pistons and Indian Pacers game a fight broke out involving fans and players. Several players were suspended and all involved were later charged with assault and battery.

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On this date in 1969, Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made man's second landing on the moon.

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- It was as if Regan Smith never had been gone.
Making his first Nationwide Series start in five years, Smith drove the to victory in Saturday's Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, beating pole-sitter Kyle Busch to the finish line by 1.375 seconds.
Read the rest here.










HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- If Jeff Gordon's on-track tangle to settle a score with Clint Bowyer a week ago didn't convince you the four-time champ is still passionate about racing, then his dramatic victory Sunday in the Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead should.
Deftly going from controversy to celebration, the 41-year old Gordon collected his 87th win in NASCAR's marquee series -- a mark second only to Hall of Famers Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (105).
Read the rest here.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- With Jimmie Johnson sitting in a disabled car in the garage area for a second consecutive weekend, the championship already had been clinched. Even so, Brad Keselowski and crew chief Paul Wolfe had a goal in mind, even with just five laps remaining and that Sprint Cup trophy already being shined up and readied to hand over to the driver of the No. 2 team.
"P17 here, bud," Wolfe relayed over the radio, referring to Keselowski's position on the race track. "Want one more spot."
"You and I are thinking alike," came the response from the cockpit.
Read the rest here.
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Vincent van Gogh's "Portrait of the Artist Without Beard" sold at auction for more than $71 million on this date in 1998.
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Coming up:
Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --\

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks 3:00pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm EST

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

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