Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations











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

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Today is November 18th, the 322nd day of 2013. There are 43 days left in the year.

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Henrique thrilled to play at Yankee Stadium.


Edmonton Oilers recall Ilya Bryzgalov.


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

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Today's Birthdays: Kevin Nealon is 60; Oscar Nunez (The Office) is 55; Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris, Wedding Crashers, The Royal Tenenbaums) is 45; Chloƫ Sevigny (American Horror Story: Asylum, Big Love) is 39.

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Glendale, AZ. -- Not only had the Tampa Bay Lightning won two straight games since the absence of Steven Stamkos, they played two of the soundest games of the season. They were also a perfect 7-0-0 against the Western Conference.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1820, Captain Nathaniel Palmer became the first American to sight the continent of Antarctica.

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Burris strong-arms Ticats to Eastern Final win over Argos.

101st Grey Cup Centre.

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

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The U.S. and Canada adopted a system of standard time zones on this date in 1883.

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Calgary, AB. -Saskatchewan RB Kory Sheets takes off on a 30-yard run and comes up just shy of the goal line, but punches it in on the very next play to secure a West Final victory for the Riders.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the Riders is the 101st Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium in Regina against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, on Sunday, November 24th. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and NBCSN is set for 6:00pm EST.

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According to a new study, fast food actually contains even more calories than we thought. [That means that we're getting more for our money. That's a good thing, right?]

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Tampa, FL. — Bobby Rainey's never lacked confidence in himself. All he wants is an opportunity to show he can play in the NFL.

Read the rest here.


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Thieves take note: Your days of stealing baby Jesus from your town's nativity scene are coming to an end. Makers of nativity scene characters say they're getting more requests each year for GPS-equipped baby Jesuses, Marys, Josephs, Three Wise Men and nativity animals.

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Tempe, AZ. -- Brandin Cooks caught nine passes in Oregon State’s 30-17 loss to Arizona State at Sun Devil Stadium Saturday night. By doing so, the junior surpassed Mike Hass and Markus Wheaton as the new Oregon State record holder for receptions in a single-season.

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. and Panama signed a treaty that granted the U.S. rights to build the Panama Canal on this date in 1903.

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Jimmy tries to catch the velcro ball.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the Riders win the Western Final, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1967 - 
Elvis Presley's song "You Don't Know Me" hit #44 in the U.S.

2003 - The Elvis Presley CD "Elvis '55" was released.

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If your husband has been coming on to you more and more over the last month, there's a reason -- cold weather makes men frisky. Researchers asked 114 men to rate the attractiveness of women every three months. Peak arousal was between December and February. Researchers are blaming all the clothes we wear. Skin is rarely seen, so men go crazy when they see it.

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Today in Beatles History:

1976 - 
George Harrison recorded the musical segments for his appearance on "Saturday Night Live." The show aired on November 20. He performed "Homeward Bound" with Paul Simon.

1990 - Paul McCartney's birth certificate sold for $18,000 in an auction in Houston, TX.

2002 - The George Harrison album "Brainwashed" was released. After Harrison's death his son Dhani and Jeff Lynne completed the album.

2003 - The album "Let It Be...Naked" was released.

2003 - The CD and DVD "Concert for George" were released.

2003 - The DVD "Lennon Legend - The Very Best of John Lennon" was released.

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The Best Man Holiday wasn't good enough to overcome Thor: The Dark World at the box office over the weekend. For the second week in a row, the Thor sequel reigned supreme, staying in first place with $38.4 million in receipts. The Best Man Holiday exceeded expectations with a second-place opening, bringing in $30.6 million.

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Today in Sports History:

1943 - Philadelphia Phillies President William Cox was banned from baseball for betting on his team.

1949 - Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn Dodgers) was named the National Leagues Most Valuable Player.

1951 - Chuck Connors (Los Angeles Dodgers) became the first player to oppose the major league draft. Connors later became the star of the television show "The Rifleman."

1985 - Joe Theismann (Washington Redskins) broke his leg after being hit by Lawrence Taylor (New York Giants). The injury ended Theismann's 12 year NFL career.

1996 - Chris Boniol (Dallas Cowboys) tied an NFL record when he kicked seven field goals against the Green Bay Packers.

1997 - The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays participated in their initial expansion draft.

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WHAT THE INTERNET TAUGHT ME - There are 7 billion people on the planet. Only 3.5 billion use a toothbrush.

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- It was all the characteristics that have come to define Jimmie Johnson, wrapped up in one glorious South Florida evening. It was smooth, it was clinical, and for long stretches it appeared effortless. When it finally ended, with fireworks bursting overhead and confetti floating in the breeze and a big silver trophy held high, it was extraordinary -- just like the driver himself.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1969, Apollo 12 astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. and Alan L. Bean landed on the lunar surface during the second manned mission to the moon.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Los Angeles Kings 10:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at San Jose Sharks 10:30pm EST

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Anaheim Ducks 10:00pm EST

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Washington Huskies 10:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions 1:00pm EST

CFL Football -- 101st Grey Cup Game, Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Regina, Saskatchewan 6:00pm EST

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

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