Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is July 28th, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

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Blackhawks' Richards dreamed of being their goalie.

Subban wants to 'be a lifer' with Canadiens.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Cartoonist Jim Davis (Garfield) is 69. Lori Loughlin (90210, Full House) is 50. Elizabeth Berkley (Roger Dodger, Showgirls) is 42.

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Tampa, FL. -- A team overlooked by many heading into the 2013-14 campaign, the Tampa Bay Lightning quickly established themselves as a top contender in the Atlantic Division, leading to a Stanley Cup playoff berth in what has become a new era of Bolts hockey since Hockey Hall-of-Famer turned vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman came to town.

Read the rest here.

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The American Dental Association proposed its first code of ethics on this date in 1865.

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Regina, SK. -- If the Saskatchewan Roughriders can find a way to bottle the performance their defense gave against the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday night, they will be a tough football club to beat.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 2-2 Saskatchewan is a matchup with the 1-3 Ottawa REDBLACKS next Saturday, August 2nd in Ottawa. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri 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 ESPN3.com.

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On this date in 1866, the metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.

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CFL Replay: A look back at Week 5.

LeFevour lifts Tiger-Cats to home win over REDBLACKS.

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

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The city of Miami, FL, was incorporated on this date in 1896.

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Tampa, FL. -- For the first time since the end of last season, Buccaneer players were able to bang pads against each other on Sunday, and players on both the offense and defense thought it went well.

Read the rest here.

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A new study found that a sibling will influence another sibling's obesity. [That's not good. At least one sibling needs to stay healthy to donate the kidney.]

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Tampa Bay did not get the sweep, nor did it extend its winning streak to 10 games as Boston took a 3-2 win at Tropicana Field on Sunday afternoon with 25,221 watching.

Read the rest here.

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Stop wasting your money and buy generic like the smart kids do. A new study (Tilburg University in the Netherlands and the University of Chicago) found 9 times out of 10 doctors buy generic aspirin over the brand-names and the majority of professional chefs buy generic, store-brand sugar and baking powder over the brand name ingredients. The study found Americans waste $44 billion a year on name brands when store brands cost half the price.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Jake Peavy did exactly what the Giants obtained him to do.

Read the rest here.

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A Chinese restaurant has been slammed after hiring teenage girls to walk live crabs on leashes to drum up business. Animal rights activists have criticized the Pirate King restaurant in China for the stunt which they said was cruel. The restaurant hired girls to walk crabs outside to promote its seafood menu items.

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Look everybody, I'm on third base!

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

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Today in Elvis History:


1956 - 
Elvis Presley's single "I Want You, I Need You" hit #3 in the U.S.


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On this date in 1951, the Walt Disney film "Alice in Wonderland" was released.

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Today in Beatles History:


1974 - 
The Strawberry Fields Forever Fan Club ended its first Beatle Convention in Boston, MA. 

1987 - The Beatles sued Nike and Capitol Records over the use of their song "Revolution" in shoe commercials.


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ON TELEVISION: RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS - In this new reality show, famed adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls will take six celebrities into the wildest and most remote locations around the world for a 48-hour journey. First up is Zac Efron. (8p ET, NBC)


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Today in Sports History:


1991 - 
Dennis Martinez, of the Montreal Expos, pitched the 13th perfect game in major league baseball history. 

1994 - Kenny Rogers, of the Texas Rangers, pitched the 14th perfect game in major league baseball history. 

2002 - Lance Armstrong won his fourth straight Tour de France.  


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The two big new releases, Scarlett Johansson's Lucy and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Hercules, were both hits this weekend. Lucy debuted with a $44 million take.


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INDIANAPOLIS -- Ty Dillon held off a charging Kyle Busch in the closing laps of the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but he had to win the first NASCAR Nationwide Series race of his career with a fuel cell approaching empty.

Read the rest here.

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Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were married on this date in 1973.

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INDIANAPOLIS -- As he crossed the yard of bricks, and the significance of his fifth victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway hit him like a ton of bricks, Jeff Gordon reveled in the moment that propelled him to victory in the Crown Royal presents, The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 2000, Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance as co-host of the ABC talk show "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee."

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Coming Up:


Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Milwaukee Brewers 7:10pm EDT

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

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Milwaukee Brewers 7:10pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Milwaukee Brewers 12:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels of Anaheim 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Ottawa REDBLACKS 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels of Anaheim 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- U.S. Cellular 250 Presented By New Holland at Iowa Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Gobowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels of Anaheim 1:40pm EDT

Verizon Indycar Series -- Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio 3:00pm EDT

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




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