Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations











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

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Today is June 10th, the 161st day of 2013. There are 204 days left in the year.

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2013 Stanley Cup Final schedule.

Blackhawks eliminate Kings, advance to Cup Final.

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

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Today's birthdays: Prince Philip (husband of Queen Elizabeth) is 92; former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards is 60; Kate Flannery (Meredith Palmer on The Office) is 49; model Kate Upton is 21

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Nye: Roughriders defence flexing their versatility.

Cortez putting his stamp on Roughriders offence.

Visit the CFL's official website, cfl.ca.

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Naked bicycle riders rode through Mexico City this weekend to bring attention to the danger of riding bikes in the city's anti-bike culture. [One protester was arrested for signaling his turns without using his hands.]

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Tampa, FL. — The Chicago Bears have traded 2011 first-round draft choice Gabe Carimi, an offensive lineman, to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Read the rest here.


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Three men were arrested with a truck full of copper wire, scrap metal and other items from homes destroyed by the May 20 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. The three men told police they came hundreds of miles -- all the way from Virginia -- for the sole purpose of looting in the disaster area.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Matt Moore is in a funk.

The Rays left-hander never got out of the gate Sunday as the Orioles jumped on him early and often, paving the way for a 10-7 Baltimore win at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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On Saturday, a food vendor called Chicken Charlie's at the San Diego County Fair unveiled a Sloppy Joe, that instead of bread, has a glazed donut on either end. Perhaps Kripsy Kreme aficionados felt the need to step up their game after Dunkin' Donuts tried to end us all with the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich.

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Phoenix, AZ. -- Chad Gaudin felt sick to his stomach. Juan Perez's insides were going topsy-turvy with nerves. But the Giants sustained as healthy a performance as they've delivered all season, completing a successful weekend here.

Read the rest here.


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Bryan Bednarek has shattered the world clapping record at 802 claps in one minute. The previous world record for number of claps in one minute was 721. Check out his record-setting video.

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I'm the graduate. Gotta love me!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching your son eat breakfast, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - The Elvis Presley movie "Loving You" premiered in Memphis at the Strand Theater.

1958 - Elvis Presley began his first weekend furlough from the U.S. Army. He recorded two sessions in Nashville including the song "I Got Stung" and "I Need Your Love Tonight." This was his last recording session until after his March 1960 discharge from the U.S. Army.

1958 - Elvis Presley's single "Hard Headed Woman" was shipped.

1964 - Elvis began working on the soundtrack to the movie "Girl Happy."

1966 - The Elvis Presley single "Long Legged Girl" hit #63 in the U.S.

1966 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "If Every Day Was Christmas."

1969 - Elvis Presley flew to Las Vegas to discuss arrangements for what was to be his comeback to the live stage after eight years.

1972 - The album "Elvis Now" hit #12 in the U.K.

1972 - The Elvis Presley album "Rock And Roll" hit #34 in the U.K. The album was the reissue of "Rock 'N' Roll No. 1."

1978 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "He Walks Beside Me" hit #113 in the U.S.

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The Purge pushed away this week's box office competition. The low-budget thriller took the No. 1 spot at the weekend's box office with $36.4 million. The Purge, which cost only $3 million to make, was expected to make about $17 million.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - The Beatles were first heard using reversed tape in the song "Rain." It was a 'B' side to the song "Paperback Writer."

1971 - John Lennon's "Woman Is The Nigger Of The World" hit #57 in the U.S.

1976 - Paul McCartney and Wings set a record for an indoor concert crowd when 67,100 fans gathered in Seattle, WA.

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77% of workers who have a Facebook account use it during work, and for some that means spending up to 2 hours on the site.


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Today in Sports History:

1921 - Babe Ruth became baseball's all-time home run leader with 120.

1944 - The youngest pitcher in major league baseball pitched his first game. Joe Nuxhall was 15 years old (and 10 months and 11 days).

1948 - Chuck Yeager exceeded the speed of sound in the Bell XS-1.

1959 - Rocky Colavito (Cleveland) hit home runs in four straight at-bats.

1975 - Pele signed a three-year contract with the U.S. based Cosmos.

1981 - Pete Rose got his 3,630th career hit. The feat tied Stan Musial's National League record.

1983 - Johnny Bench announced his plans to retire. He was a catcher in the major leagues for 16 years.

1989 - Wayne Gretzky won the NHL's MVP award for the ninth time.

1996 - The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Florida Panthers in a 1-0 triple overtime game. The win ended a four-game sweep for the Stanley Cup.

1997 - Kevin Brown (Florida Marlins) threw his first no hitter. It was the second no-hitter in Marlins history.

2002 - Brett Hull (Detroit Red Wings) scored his 100th career playoff goal.

2005 - Babe Ruth's 1919 contract that moved him from Boston to the Yankees sold at auction for $996,000.

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New York's "Commercial Advertiser" became the first U.S. newspaper to cover the sport of harness racing on this date in 1806. 

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NEWTON, Iowa -- It was simple mathematics. Trevor Bayne knew he was going to catch leader Austin Dillon.

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, held its first graduation on this date in 1854.

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LONG POND, Pa. -- It’s not a good idea to rile up Jimmie Johnson.

Read the rest here.

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The "outlook" or "see-through" envelope was patented by Americus F. Callahan on this date in 1902.

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- The winner of an IZOD IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway has gone on to claim the season championship five times. Helio Castroneves hadn't benefited previously, but could his fourth victory on the 1.5-mile, high-banked oval be the ticket to the title he covets?

Read the rest here.

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Alcoholic Anonymous was founded by William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith on this date in 1935.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway 2:00pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Milwaukee Indy Fest at West Allis, Wisconsin 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 4:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 8:05pm EDT



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

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