Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is July 14th, the 195th day of 2014. There are 170 days left in the year.

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Capitals owner says new regime 'in total sync.'

Hashimoto has memorable trip to Blue Jackets camp.

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

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In France, Louis VIII succeeded his father, Philip Augustus on this date in 1223.

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Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward prospect Jonathan Drouin was one of the most decorated players in junior hockey when he was selected third in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Read the rest here.

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Alvin J. Fellows patented the tape measure on this date in 1868.

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Regina, SK. -- Frustration is described in the dictionary as “a feeling of dissatisfaction, often accompanied by anxiety or depression, resulting from unfulfilled needs or unresolved problems.”

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The Riders are off next weekend. Their next action is on Saturday, July 26th, when they host the Toronto Argonauts, in a rematch of their week two game, won by Toronto 48-15. Game time at Mosaic Stadium is 10:00pm EDT, with Rod Pedersen calling all the action. Catch the broadcast on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN2.

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The primacy of Thomas Edison's lamp patents was upheld on this date in 1891 in the court decision Electric Light Company vs. U.S. Electric Lighting Company.

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2014 CFL Replay: A look back at Week 3.

Mitchell not concerned with personal accolades.

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

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"The Adventures of Dolly" opened at the Union Square Theatre in New York City on this date in 1908.

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Tampa, FL. -- Last month Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Jonathan Casillas turned some heads when he compared quarterback Josh McCown to Drew Brees.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1911, Harry N. Atwood landed an airplane on the lawn of the White House to accept an award from U.S. President William Taft.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- A day after being scratched from making his start, David Price threw eight-plus scoreless innings to pace the Rays' 3-0 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

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Robert H. Goddard patented liquid rocket-fuel on this date in 1914.

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San Francisco, CA. -- All Buster Posey could do was shake his head, marveling after learning of the feat he'd just helped achieve.

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Dr. Benjamin Spock’s "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was first published on this date in 1946.

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I'm number one!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a blood draw, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1988 - The Nashville radio station WYHY offered $1 million dollars to anyone who could produce Elvis Presley alive. 

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley peformed her new single "Sinking In" on the "Late Show with David Letterman."

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The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, MO, became the first national park to honor an African American on this date in 1951.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - The Beatles song "Paperback Writer" was certified gold by the RIAA.

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The American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, and sent back photographs of the planet on this date in 1965.

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Today in Sports History:

1951 - The first sports event to be shown in color, on CBS-TV, was the Molly Pitcher Handicap at Oceanport, NJ. 

1967 - Eddie Mathews (Houston Astros) hit his 500th career home run. 

1968 - Hank Aaron (Atlanta Braves) hit his 500th career home run. 

1969 - U.S. President Nixon signed a baseball from the baseball Hall of Fame that had the signatures of nine other U.S. Presidents. 

1970 - U.S. President Nixon threw out the first ball at the major league baseball All-Star Game. 

1981 - The All-Star Game was postponed because of a 33-day-old baseball players strike. The game was held on August 9. 

1981 - U.S. President Reagan met with Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh Pirates) to discuss sickle cell anemia and funding for the National Institute of Health.

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On this date in 1998, Los Angeles sued 15 tobacco companies for $2.5 billion over the dangers of secondhand smoke.

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LOUDON, N.H. – Taking a deep breath at the winner's podium, Brad Keselowski took a second to savor his dominant Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Read the rest here.

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Jerry Springer officially filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio on this date in 2003.

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LOUDON, N.H. -- For Brad Keselowski, it's beginning to look an awful lot like 2012 when everything went right on the way to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title.

Read the rest here.

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The iTunes Music Store reached 10 million applications downloaded on this date in 2008.

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NEWTON, Iowa -- It was a dominating performance for Tony Kanaan … until Lap 298.

Read the rest here.

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The iTunes Music Store reached 1.5 billion applications downloaded on this date in 2009.

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Coming Up:


Tonight --



Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

MLB -- 85th All-Star Game at Target Field, Minneapolis 7:00pm

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

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

Saturday --

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Toronto Race 1 at Toronto 3:00pm EDT

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway 8:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 1:10pm EDT

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

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 at Toronto 3:00pm EDT


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



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