Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations

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


Today is November 25th, the 329th day of 2013. There are 36 days left in the year.


Isles' Vanek embracing the outdoor game experience.

Joba Chamberlain talks Coors Light Stadium Series.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor/author Ben Stein is 69; Dancer and TV judge Bruno Tonioli (Dancing with the Stars) is 58; Jill (Crossing Jordan, Law & Order) and Jacqueline (Canadian journalist, TV host, and occasional actress) Hennessy is 45; Christina Applegate (Samantha Who) is 42.


Tampa, FL. -- After a long and tough road trip the Tampa Bay Lightning returned to the ice Sunday morning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. For more than an hour, head coach Jon Cooper had the team on the ice, as he shuffled lines and worked on scoring/situational drills in preparation for Monday’s game against the New York Rangers.

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On this date in 1715, Sybilla Thomas Masters became the first American to be granted an English patent for cleaning and curing Indian corn.


Flint, MI. – The Wenatchee Wild concluded up a two-game set against the Michigan Warriors at Perani Arena in Flint, Michigan Saturday night, using a 2 goal second period to propel themselves to a 4-2 win and the weekend sweep.

The Wild grabbed the lead in the latter stages of the first period, as Trey Bradley (Tampa, Florida) tipped a shot over the right shoulder of the Michigan goaltender. Parker Tuomie (Biemerhaven, Germany) and Troy Loggins drew assists at 13:56, giving Wenatchee a 1-0 lead. The Warriors came right back and tied the game on a goal by Connor Lyons, with Jon Farkas and Joshua Shellman getting the assists at 15:33, tying the game 1-1.

Joseph Kaszupski (Henderson, Nevada) scored for the Wild in the second period, firing a shot from the bottom on the right circle and into the top part of the net. The unassisted goal at 4:07 put Wenatchee back on top at 2-1. A power play goal stretched the lead at 11:29, as Loggins blasted a shot from the top of the right circle. Gadel Gumerov (Nizhnekamsk, Russia) and Matthew Nuttle (Marilla, New York) assisted, putting the Wild up 3-1.

Michigan’s Wes Guenther wristed one home from out above the circles, bringing the Warriors to within one early in the third. Farkas assisted at 6:05, slicing the Wenatchee lead to 3-2. A five-minute major to Farkas gave the Wild an extended power play and Loggins used the opportunity to slip one through the goaltenders’ pads for an unassisted power play goal at 14:18, putting Wenatchee back on top by two, at 4-2. The Wild would hold off Michigan the rest of the way, taking the 4-2 win and the sweep of the Warriors. “Good win for us” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach Bliss Littler. “We battled through some injuries, some adversity tonight, overall it was kind of a gritty win for us.” Littler went on, saying “We got good goaltending all
weekend, good special teams; we were opportunistic when we had to be. This will make the flight home a little easier.”

Wenatchee outshot Michigan 33-30. Gustaf Johansson (Uppsala, Sweden) made 28 saves for the Wild; Dillon Kelley had 29 stops for the Warriors. Wenatchee was 2-for-4 on the power play and 3-of-3 on the penalty kill.

Wenatchee is now 11-10-2, the Warriors are 11-7-6.

The Wild returns home for 4 games with Johnstown on November 30th (7:05pm PST), December 1st (5:05pm PST), 6th (7:05pm PST) and 7th (7:05pm PST). Individual and group game tickets for all home games are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825).



Alfred Nobel patented dynamite on this date in 1867.


MVP! MVP! Sheets named Grey Cup's top player.

Home Grown: Getzlaf named Most Valuable Canadian.

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J.B. Meyenberg received the patent for evaporated milk on this date in 1884.


Regina, SK. -Slotback Geroy Simon has been a Saskatchewan Roughrider one year while running back Neal Hughes has worn the green and white for a decade.

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Katie Couric will reportedly leave ABC next year, and head to Yahoo. [Daytime television will never be the same. No, wait, yes, it will.]


Detroit, MI. — Tampa Bay is turning around its season, relying on a cool and calm rookie quarterback and an opportunistic defense.

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For the manliest of men, there's now a set of cigars which combines smoking and "drinking" beer into a single activity. Collaborating with craft beer brewers Samuel Adams, Ted's Cigars has produced a cigar that is seasoned with beer. Called "Utopias", one cigar will set you back $13. Or buy a box for $275.


Corvallis, OR. -- Brandin Cooks caught 10 passes for 117 yards to lead Oregon State in a 69-27 loss to Washington Saturday night at Reser Stadium.

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For five months of the year, the National Football League dominates Sundays in the United States; it's more popular than church. The NFL's popularity is all the more remarkable when you realize the average game has just 11 minutes of play and includes 20 commercial breaks with 100 commercials.


Spider Jimmy tries to decide where to go next.


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


Today in Elvis History

1954 - 
Elvis Presley played at the Paladium Club in Houston, TX.

1955 - In Port Arthur, TX, Elvis Presley gave his first performance after signing with RCA.

1960 - Polls were taken at advance screenings of the Elvis Presley movie "Flaming Star". As a result of the polls the songs "Britches" and "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" were cut from the final cut of the movie. Polls were also taken on November 23.

2002 - Nicolas Cage filed for a divorce from Lisa Marie Presley citing irreconcilable differences. The two had been married four months before.


A Florida man living in a 55-and-over gated community had two of his cars vandalized recently. Sixty-three-year-old Bhaskar Barot discovered the message "NO KIDS" sprayed on both of his vehicles. Barot thinks the graffiti bandit was offended by Barot's four-year-old granddaughter, who he sometimes babysits at his house.


Today in Beatles History:

1969 - 
John Lennon returned his MBE to Buckingham Palace with a note. The note said, "Your Majesty, I am returning this MBE in protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam, and against "Cold Turkey" slipping down the charts. With love, John Lennon of Bag."

2003 - The remastered version of John Lennon's album "Plastic Ono Band" was released.


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the box office champ, pulling in an astonishing $161.1 million over the weekend.


Today in Sports History:

1921 - The first play-by-play broadcast of a football game was aired in College Station, TX, via an amateur radio station. The game was between the University of Texas and Texas A&M in Austin.

1961 - Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics) scored his 15,000th NBA career point.

1965 - The first color broadcast of an NFL game aired on CBS. The Detroit Lions and the Baltimore Colts played to a 24-24 tie.

1976 - O.J. Simpson (Buffalo Bills) ran for 273 yards against the Detroit Lions.

1980 - Larry Holmes knocked out Marvis Frazier in the first round to retain the world heavyweight title.

2002 - Pete Rose and baseball commissioner Bud Selig met secretly to discuss Rose's lifetime ban from baseball.


NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 236: Number of extra calories we consume on Saturdays.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 7:30pm EST

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 4:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Oregon Ducks 7:00pm EDT

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Johnstown Tomahawks 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Johnstown Tomahawks 8:05pm EDT


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

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