Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations











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

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Today is July 8th, the 189th day of 2013. There are 176 days left in the year.

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Western Conference team-by-team moves.

Lightning aren't asking Filppula to replace Lecavalier.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development, The Larry Sanders Show) is 69; Kevin Bacon is 55; Billy Crudup (Big Fish, Almost Famous) is 45; Jaden Smith (After Earth, The Pursuit of Happyness) is 15.

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Weathering the Storm: Esks top Ticats in rainy Guelph.

2013 CFL Replay: A look back at Week 2.

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

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Uniforms for police in New York City were authorized on this date in 1693.

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Regina, SK. -- Kory Sheets may need to borrow Geroy Simon's cape.

Read the rest here.

The Roughriders get back at it quickly, playing at the defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts this Thursday, July 11th, with kickoff on 620 ckrm, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3 set for 7:30pm EDT.

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New research shows that the reason people keep shoving money into slot machines is because slot machines are designed to make so much noise, in a sense begging for more money. [Like teenagers.]

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Tampa, FL. — Among the life-sized sculptures inside One Buc Place are those of Warren Sapp and Simeon Rice. But on the field, the Bucs don't have anybody resembling a sack artist.

Read the rest here.


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Ibrahim YĆ¼cel wants to stop smoking -- so he's wearing a cage on his head (image) to stop himself from having cigarettes. The 42-year-old Turkish man has been smoking two packs of cigarettes since he was 16 and is afraid of dying from lung cancer, like his father.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Saturday night, the Rays held a "Turn Back the Clock" promotion celebrating the 1970s. Sunday afternoon, David Price followed suit by turning back the clock to 2012.

The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner made his second start since returning from the disabled list, and he pitched like the 2012 David Price rather than the model seen earlier this season, leading a 3-1 win over the White Sox at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the U.S. Declaration of Independence to a crowd at Independence Square in Philadelphia on this date in 1776.

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San Francisco, CA. -- If there's any solace for the Giants after Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Dodgers, it's that four matchups with Clayton Kershaw are behind them and at most two remain.

Read the rest here.

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A Wisconsin (Libertyville) couple wanted to buy sex toys but the store didn't allow entrance to anyone under 18. Police say they left their 9-month-old in the car for 20 minutes. When cops arrived the baby was sweating profusely but didn't suffer long-term effects. Mom and dad face child-endangerment charges.

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Jimmy and a couple of his friends.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a doctor's appointment, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1954 - Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips played "That's All Right" on his radio show. Later that night, Elvis Presley, came in for his first interview. Elvis did not know he was on the air until after the interview.

1968 - Elvis Presley reported to National General for preproduction work for the film "Charro!"

1972 - Colonel Parker announced that there would be a worldwide satellite broadcast of an Elvis Presley concert from Hawaii in October or November.

1975 - Elvis Presley flew to Oklahoma City to begin his third tour (17 dates) of the year.

1997 - The 1962 Elvis Presley movie "Kid Galahad" was released on VHS. The DVD version was released on December 6, 2005.

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IvyConnect is the latest in a long line of social networks, but don't try joining. You have to apply to join IvyConnect, which aims to establish a "dynamic private members community across 50 global cities, with 10,000 hand-selected members in each location."

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - The Beatles album "Yesterday and Today" was certified gold by the RIAA.

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We have a third big blockbuster flop of the summer: First it was After Earth, then White House Down, and now The Lone Ranger, which came in at a very distant No. 2 at the long holiday weekend box office with $48.9 million. Well ahead of the pack was animated sequel Despicable Me 2 ($142.1 million Wednesday through Sunday).

... Pacific Rim and Grow Ups 2 open Friday.

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Today in Sports History:

1889 - John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain, in the last championship bare-knuckle fight. The fight lasted 75 rounds.

1953 - Notre Dame announced that the next five years of its football games would be shown in theatres over closed circuit TV.

1970 - Jim Ray Hart (San Francisco Giants) became the first National League player in 59 seasons to collect six runs batted (RBI) during a single inning.

2003 - Dominik Hasek announced that he planned to come out of retirement and rejoin the Detroit Red Wings.

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On this date in 1881, Edward Berner, druggist in Two Rivers, WI, poured chocolate syrup on ice cream in a dish. To this time chocolate syrup had only been used for making ice-cream sodas.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- It's hard to have a hands-down, class-of-the field car in a restrictor-plate race, but don't tell Jimmie Johnson, who dominated at Daytona Saturday night in uncharacteristically decisive fashion -- and reached another milestone at the World Center of Racing.

In a wild race that featured two massive wrecks on the last lap alone, Johnson beat Tony Stewart to the finish line in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway to record the first season sweep of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at the 2.5-mile tri-oval since Bobby Allison accomplished the feat in 1982.

Read the rest here.

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The Wall Street Journal was first published on this date in 1889.

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LONG POND, Pa. – For an early birthday present, Scott Dixon wouldn’t turn aside a victory – or two – in the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader this weekend.

Dixon, who turns 32 on July 22, earned his 30th Indy car win in the Pocono INDYCAR 400 Fueled by Sunoco on July 7, which broke a tie with Rick Mears for 10th on the all-time list.

Read the rest here.

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Demolition work began in New York City for the new permanent headquarters of the United Nations on this date in 1947.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 12:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Car Race 1 at Toronto, Ontario 3:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- CNBC Prime The Profit 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 1:40pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Car Race 2 at Toronto, Ontario 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:10pm EDT

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

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