Monday, May 5, 2014

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is May 5th, the 125th day of 2014. There are 240 days left in the year.

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Download updated playoff bracket (PDF).

Kings hero Gaborik has found a home in Los Angeles.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Entertainment reporter Kurt Loder is 69; NBC news anchor Brian Williams is 55; Singer Adele is 26; Singer Chris Brown is 25.

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Tampa, FL. -- The fans have spoken. See who fans voted as the Top Rookie on the Lightning this season in the Fan's Choice Awards....

Read the rest here.

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Christopher Columbus sighted Jamaica on his second trip to the Western Hemisphere on this date in 1494. He named the island Santa Gloria.

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Pedersen: REDBLACKS excited to invade Riderville.

Prospect Profile: Devon Bailey.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax on this date in 1921.

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Tampa, FL. — Here's a sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.

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Mary Kies was awarded the first patent to go to a woman on this date in 1809. It was for technique for weaving straw with silk and thread.

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New York, NY. -- On Kentucky Derby weekend, Wil Myers made his own Run for the Roses, rounding the bases en route to a three-run inside-the-park homer Sunday afternoon to lead the Rays to a 5-1 win over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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Another Spider-Man movie opened over the weekend. Another Spider-Man movie opened over the weekend. [I had my doubts going in, but I've honestly got to admit -- that Meryl Streep can do ANYTHING.]

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Atlanta, GA. -- Oh, the monotony.


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Have you ever watched a movie and wondered what single frame could perfectly summarize the entire film? Well, Geoff Todd did and his resulting creation is One Perfect Shot, a Twitter account that does just that. | link


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Who wants to bat first?


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


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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Heartbreak Hotel" hit #1 in the U.S. The song was Elvis' first million seller.

1956 - Elvis Presley's debut album "Elvis Presley" hit #1 in the U.S. The album was RCA's first million-dollar album by a solo artist.

1973 - Elvis Presley's album "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" hit #1 in the U.S. The ablum was Presley's first #1 album in nine years. It was also his last #1 album.

2005 - TV GUIDE issued four different covers featuring Elvis Presley. Each cover also featured a mini-CD of a previously unreleased version of the song "Young and Beautiful."

2005 - The 32-track, double CD set "Elvis by the Presley" was released. The album was to accompany the television special. The special aired May 13, 2005. 


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On this date in 1926, Sinclair Lewis refused a 1925 Pulitzer for "Arrowsmith."

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Today in Beatles History:

1979 -  George Harrison's single "Blow Away" hit #51 in the U.K. and #16 in the U.S. 

1983 - The Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder duet "Ebony and Ivory" won International Hit Of The Year at the 28th annual Ivor Novello Awards. 

1990 - The "John Lennon Tribute Concert" was held at the Pier Head Arena in Merseyside. 

1992 - The Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson single "Say Say Say" was certified platinum by the RIAA. 

1997 - Paul McCartney released the album "Flaming Pie." 

2010 - The 14th Annual Webby Awards named TheBeatlesRockBand.com as Best Games-Related Site of the year. ("The Beatles - Rockband"
  
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A Michigan woman told police she noticed back in February that her tree stump grinder was missing from the garage. Come to find out, her husband decided to sell it to a friend for $500. She said she received the tool from her father and it was not her husband's to sell.


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Today in Sports History:

1904 - The third perfect game of the major leagues was thrown by Cy Young (Boston Red Sox) against the Philadelphia Athletics. It was the first perfect game under modern rules. 

1922 - A contract was awarded to New York's White Construction Co. for the construction of Yankee Stadium I. 

1925 - Everett Scott (New York Yankees) ended his game playing streak of 1,307 games. 

1956 - Jim Bailey became the first runner to break the four-minute mile in the U.S. He was clocked at 3 minutes, 58.5 seconds. 

1966 - Willie Mays broke the National League record for home runs when he hit his 512th. 

1978 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds registered his 3,000th major league hit. 

1989 - In Albany, NY, Mike Tyson got his second speeding ticket for drag racing. 

1995 - The last game was played at Boston Gardens. The Orlando Magic beat the Boston Celtics.
2004 - It was announced that "Spider-Man 2" ads would appear on bases in major league games during games from June 11-13. The plan was canceled the next day. 

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TV TONIGHT: 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY - Set and filmed in London, this 12 episode "event series" once again follows Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) who has been a fugitive for 4 years, and everyone is trying to track him down. (8p ET, FOX)

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Talladega, AL. -- Elliott Sadler stormed to victory Saturday afternoon in the NASCAR Nationwide Series' Aaron's 312, fending off his challengers after a late-race restart at Talladega Superspeedway.

Read the rest here.

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Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made a 15 minute suborbital flight on this date in 1961.

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Talladega, AL. -- In his 300th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start, Denny Hamlin overtook Kevin Harvick coming to the white flag to win the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Read the rest here.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 made $92 million over the weekend.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 12:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

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

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 7:10pm EDT

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

Saturday --

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

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- 5-Hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation at Kansas Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Indianapolis at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 3:30pm 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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