Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations




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

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Today is November 26th, the 331st day of 2012. There are 35 days left in the year.

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Brust breaks Bower's AHL scoreless record.

Are there positives for Columbus in 2013 NHL All-Star Game cancellation?

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

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Today's Birthdays: Bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 67; Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen Twilight films) is 39; Singer Natasha Bedingfield is 31; Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is 29.

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Corvallis, OR. -- The No. 16 Oregon State Beavers and the No. 5 Oregon Ducks renewed their rivalry Saturday afternoon at Reser Stadium in the 116th Civil War, presented by PacificSource Health Plans, the NW Ford Dealers, McDonald’s and Wells Fargo. In front of a school-record crowd of 47,249, the Ducks prevailed, 48-24, in only the fourth Civil War to feature both teams in the national rankings.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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Today is Cyber Monday, the traditional beginning of the online Christmas shopping season -- when consumers return to work and spend their days ordering online.

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Historic Victory: Argonauts win the 100th Grey Cup.

Kackert named 100th Grey Cup Most Valuable Player.

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

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The first lion to be exhibited in America went on display in Boston, MA on this date in 1716.

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Tampa, FL. —
In a game that featured seven lead changes or ties, the visiting Falcons held on to a 24-23 victory against the Bucs and increased their division lead to four games with five to play.

Read the rest here.

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Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend, who's the father of her child, got into a fistfight with her current fiancé. On Thanksgiving. [If those two are going to compete against each other, do you know what that means for Halle's little daughter? Extra toys on Christmas.]

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Let's try this game Jimmy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats shopping on Cyber-Monday, doesn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1954 -Elvis Presley sent his parents a telegram from Texas. The note read "HI BABIES, HERES THE MONEY TO PAY THE BILLS. DON'T TELL NO ONE HOW MUCH I SENT I WILL SEND MORE NEXT WEEK. THERE IS A CARD IN THE MAIL. LOVE ELVIS."

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "Are You Lonesome Tonight" hit #1 in the U.S.

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Black Friday retail sales online this year topped $1 billion for the first time ever. Online sales jumped 26 percent on Black Friday to $1.04 billion from sales of $816 million on the corresponding day last year.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 -The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me."

2002 - Paul McCartney's album "Back in the U.S. Live 2002" was released.

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British scientists have developed a new melt-proof recipe for chocolate. The heat-tolerant chocolate, developed by Cadbury engineers, remains solid even when exposed to temperatures in excess of 104 degrees (40 degrees Celsius) for more than three hours.

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Today in Sports History:

1917 - The National Hockey League (NHL) was founded. The teams included were the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Arenas, and Quebec Bulldogs. Frank Calder was elected as the first NHL president. He served from 1917 to 1943.

1958 - Maurice Richard (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 600th NHL career goal.

1982 - Howard Cossell called his last boxing match.

1984 - Guy Lafleur (Montreal Canadiens) announced he would retire after 14 years in the NHL.

1998 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) became only the second running back in NFL history to run for more than 15,000 career yards.

1998 - Hulk Hogan announced that he was retiring from pro wrestling and would run for president in 2000.

2003 - Scott Stevens (New Jersey Devils) played in his 1,616th NHL game, breaking Larry Murphy's record for defensemen. Only three players had played more games than Stevens. 

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A 75-year-old California man heard his dog barking. Fearing his home was being burgled -- again -- he picked up a bow and arrow and aimed it at his alleged thief, who fled.

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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 Nicholls State Colonels 2:30pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at University of Tampa 3:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Denver Broncos 4:05pm EST

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

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