Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations











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

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Today is August 26th, the 238th day of 2013. There are 127 days left in the year.

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30 in 30: Devils set to begin life without Kovalchuk.

30 in 30: Playoff disappointment inspiring Islanders.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Melissa McCarthy (Mike and Molly) is 43; Macaulay Culkin is 33; Chris Pine (current Star Trek movies) is 32.

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Ticats turn up the heat with win over Bombers.

Milanovich comes to the defence of Calvillo.

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

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It's National Dog Day. I salute you, Snoopy and Smoke.

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Edmonton, AB.- Kory Sheets isn’t satisfied.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 7-1 Saskatchewan is a game Sunday afternoon, September 1st at home against the 1-7 Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 4:00pm EDT.


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The school board of St. Louis, MO, authorized the first U.S. public kindergarten on this date in 1873.

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Miami, FL. — The Bucs will find many things to improve on when they break down the tape of Saturday night’s preseason game against the Dolphins, but they’ll also see the type of crunch-time defense that separates victory from defeat.

Read the rest here.

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Over the weekend Anthony Weiner was in a car accident. [Well, you try to drive and take photos at the same time.]

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays continue to chase first place in the American League East because of their ability to win tight games.

But with such a reliance on timely hitting and shutdown pitching, the margin of error is thin, and Tampa Bay finished Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Yankees at a sold-out Tropicana Field on the wrong side of the ledger thanks in large part to one small but glaring mistake.

Read the rest here.

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An up-until-now unidentified New Jersey man who was one of three to win this month's $411 million Powerball jackpot has finally been revealed. Mario Scarnici, of Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, will receive about $62 million after taxes.

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San Francisco, CA. -- That was a baseball cap Ryan Vogelsong doffed twice with his right hand to cheering fans before entering the dugout in the middle of Sunday's eighth inning at AT&T Park. He wore his fielder's glove on his left hand, which he also extended toward spectators to acknowledge their ovation.

Read the rest here.

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The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect on this date in 1920. The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting booth.

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Jimmy gives a big smile.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching a frog crawl up the outside of your house, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1961 - 
Elvis Presley's album "Something For Everybody" hit #1 in the U.S.

1969 - Elvis Presley's single "Suspicious Minds" was released.

1969 - In Las Vegas, Elvis Presley began laughing during a performance of "Are You Lonesome Tonight." The performance was recorded and was released on several RCA releases.

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Facebook recently released its Canada-specific stats, once again showing that the nation leads the world in online social networking. On average, 61 percent of global users check Facebook at least once a day. In the U.S. 70 percent of them do. In Canada, it's 74 percent. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 -  
The Beatles played at the Odeon Cinema. The supporting acts were Tommy Quickly, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Cilla Black (who were making their first major appearance on stage.)

1997 - Yoko Ono's "It's Alright (I See Rainbows)" was released.

1997 - Yoko Ono's "Season of Glass [Remaster]" was released.

1997 - Yoko Ono's "Starpeace" was released.

2003 - John Lennon's album "Imagine" was released on a gold disc.

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Two researchers at MIT have created the ultimate anti-Facebook app: a keyboard that shocks you when you try to visit the social networking site. '

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Today in Sports History:

1939 - The first televised major league baseball games were shown. The event was a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1947 - Don Bankhead became the first black pitcher in major league baseball.

1961 - The International Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto opened. The project had been approved on September 11, 1943.

1998 - In east Bohemia, Buffalo Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek was fined $30 for speeding when he ran his Ferrari off the road and hit a tree.

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A massive brawl at New York's Rikers Island jail complex started over a grilled cheese sandwich.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kasey Kahne was fed up with all of Joe Gibbs Racing by the time contact with Matt Kenseth ended his race at Watkins Glen earlier this month.

Read the rest here.

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Not surprisingly, The Butler came out on top again at the weekend box office. In its second week of release it was up against a trio of poorly-reviewed films and made about $17 million.

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SONOMA, Calif. -- Scott Dixon lost 30 potential championship points on what was set up to be a routine pit stop.

Read the rest here.

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The radio program, "Arch Oboler’s Plays", presented the NBC Symphony for the first time on this date in 1939.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels 1:10pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington Redskins 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips - Grit Chips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Baltimore at Baltimore, Maryland 2:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Advocare 500 - Sep 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

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

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