Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations











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

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Today is September 9th, the 252nd day of 2013. There are 113 days left in the year.

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Well-traveled Bishop could be starter for Lightning.

Jones impressive in Predators prospect game.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Adam Sandler is 47; Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) is 42; Henry Thomas (E.T.) is 42; Michael Buble is 38; Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain) is 33.

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Argos comeback to top Als, earn home-and-home split.

Bombers trade Pierce to Lions in exchange for Foster.

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

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According to an article in the New York Times, more doctors are starting to make house calls again. [Here's what you do: Have the doctor arrive at your home at noon then make him wait in the living room with old magazines until three.]

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Regina, SK.- Chris Milo’s streak of 23 consecutive field goals is the sum of many parts.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 8-2 Saskatchewan is a home game Saturday evening, September 14th against the 6-4 Toronto Argonauts at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 9:30pm EDT.


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The second Continental Congress officially made the term "United States", replacing the previous term "United Colonies" on this date in 1776.

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East Rutherford, NJ. — The Bucs fell to the Jets today at MetLife Stadium, 18-17, in a wild finish that saw Tampa Bay take the lead on a 37-yard field goal by Ryan Lindell with :38 remaining, only to have it taken away after Jets kicker Nick Folk nailed the game-winner from 48 yards out with just :15 left on the clock.

Read the rest here.


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I told you awhile ago that Facebook is planning to add auto-play video ads to the News Feed at some point. But now it appears Facebook is holding off -- at least for now. Care to guess why? Yep, Facebook is concerned that the user backlash would be too severe.

... Speaking of ads, If you're an Instagram user they will likely start appearing in your feed some time over the next 10-12 months. Since Instagram is all about photos and short videos, it's possible the company could be pushing both out to users.

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Corvallis, OR. -- There was plenty of pass offense -- 451 yards and four touchdowns worth -- in Oregon State's 33-14 victory over Hawaii Saturday night at Reser Stadium.

Read the rest here.



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On this date in 1836, Abraham Lincoln received his license to practice law.



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Seattle, WA. -- Two days after making a major baserunning blunder in a loss, Sean Rodriguez came through in the clutch to drive home the go-ahead run in the Rays' 4-1 win over the Mariners Sunday at Safeco Field.

Read the rest here.

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California became the 31st state to join the union on this date in 1850.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Angel Pagan was nowhere to be found Sunday in the Giants' clubhouse after their 3-2, 11-inning triumph over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Read the rest here.

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Fancy a plate of spaghetti -- but frozen? A New York ice cream shop is serving up a German sweet treat -- ice cream that looks like spaghetti. It's straight-up ice cream finished off with any number of favorite toppings. Make it a strawberry sauce for an authentic spaghetti with marinara sauce look. | photo

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I think I'll take a break.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as road construction, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
Elvis Presley performed "Love Me Tender" for his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show "Toast of the Town." He was shot from just the waist up during the performance. Elvis would make a total of three appearances on the show.

2003 - The CD single for Elvis Presley's "Rubberneckin'" was released. The disc also contained two remixes by Paul Oakenfold.

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Beginning tonight (8p ET) NBC tries to deliver the biggest game show since Who Wants to be a Millionaire was on in primetime. Ryan Seacrest hosts Million Second Quiz, where contestants battle each other in intense bouts of trivia for 10 days from an hourglass-shaped structure in New York City in the hopes of claiming the largest prize in game show history. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1971 -  
John Lennon's LP "Imagine" was released.

2009 - "The Beatles - Rock Band" was released.

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The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) on this date in 1926.

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Today in Sports History:

1898 - In Omaha, NE, Tommy Fleming of Eau Claire, WI won the first logrolling championship.

1950 - Sal Maglie of the New York Giants pitched a fourth consecutive shutout. Only four other pitchers in the National League had ever accomplished this feat.

1965 - Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched the eighth perfect game in major league baseball history.

1971 - Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings retired from the National Hockey League (NHL).

1979 - Tracy Austin, at 16, became the youngest player to win the U.S. Open women’s tennis title.

1984 - Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears broke Jim Brown’s combined yardage record when he reached 15,517 yards.

1987 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) got his 4,500th strike out.

1992 - Robin Yount became the 17th major league baseball player to reach 3,000 hits.

1994 - Los Angeles prosecutors announced that they would not seek the death penalty against O.J. Simpson.

1998 - The New York Yankees officially clinched the American League East title. It was the earliest in AL history. The Yankees ended the season 20 1/2 games ahead of second-place Boston.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco) hit three home runs to give him 63 for the season.

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Sci-fi sequel Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, muscled to the top of the North American box office charts over the weekend. Riddick's $18.7 million in tickets sales were enough to push The Butler down to second place after a three week run at the top.

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RICHMOND, Va. -- It was Clint Bowyer who spun with seven laps left in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, but the fortunes of four other drivers turned on a dime with that turn of events.

Read the rest here.

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Ben Alexander hosted "Heart’s Desire" for the first time on the Mutual Broadcasting System on this date in 1946.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 3:45pm EDT

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

Thursday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 powered by Coca Cola at Chicagoland Speedway 3:30pm EDT

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

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 9:10pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Utah Utes 10:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 2:10pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT

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

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