Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is September 8th, the 250th day of 2014. There are 115 days left in the year.

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Oshie paces Top 14 shootout specialists.

Robitaille closes Cup's week in Southern California.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Model-actress Brooke Burke-Charvet is 43. David Arquette is 43. Martin Freeman is 43. Pink is 35.

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Tampa, FL. -- By most measures, the Tampa Bay Lightning were looking pretty good 17 games into the season.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1569, a Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, FL.

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Regina, SK. -- Video: Durant Hurt in Banjo Bowl Victory.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 8-2 Riders is a week 12 away game at the 2-7 Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday, September 14th. Kickoff for the game at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton is set for 1:00pm 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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The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who then renamed it New York on this date in 1664.

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Flying high: Als storm back to stun Ticats at home.

Alberta's Best: Mitchell, Stamps edge Esks in rematch.

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

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The first recorded birth of sextuplets took place in Chicago, IL. on this date in 1866. The parents were James and Jennie Bushnell.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost in embarrassing fashion to the Derek Anderson-led Carolina Panthers in their own home in the first game of the Lovie Smith era.

Read the rest here.

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ONE OF THE TOUGHEST JOBS - This is Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- O Jake McGee, where art thou?

Read the rest here.

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Researchers have found evidence that dinosaurs would use adolescent dinosaurs as babysitters. ["And if the ice age begins before we get back, you'll find some blankets in the hall closet."]

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Detroit, MI. -- The Tigers' lineup looks slightly different than it did the last time Tim Hudson saw it, over 10 years ago. Chiefly, it now includes someone named Miguel Cabrera.

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An early version of "The Pledge of Allegiance" appeared in "The Youth's Companion" on this date in 1892.

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Jimmy sits in the classroom.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as winning the Banjo Bowl, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
Elvis Presley's " I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" hit #14 in the U.K. 

1962 - Elvis Presley's single "She's Not You" hit #5 in the U.S. 

1971 - Elvis Presley received the Bing Crosby Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. 

1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley opened the 11th annual MTV Video Music Awards. 

2003 - RCA/BMG announced the finalized track listing for "Elvis 2nd To None." The compilation disc was scheduled for release on October 7, 2003. 

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If you happened to have been in London Sunday afternoon, you may have been surprised to see a car flying through the city's skies. Residents were posting photos of the car - hanging from a helicopter - as it flew over London. The car flying through London was actual part of a publicity stunt by Jaguar as it launches its latest vehicle.

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Today in Beatles History:

1977 - 
Jimmy McCulloch quit Paul McCartney & Wings to join a reformed lineup for the Small Faces.

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A 9-year-old boy in Canada stole a city bus and went for a joyride. Police is Saskatoon said the child stole the bus Friday morning and then caused an accident with another city bus and vehicle. No injuries were reported.

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Today in Sports History:

1965 - 
Bert Campaneris became the first major league baseball player to play all nine positions in one game. 

1973 - Hank Aaron hit his 709th home run. 

1986 - Herschel Walker made his start in the National Football League (NFL) after leaving the New Jersey Generals of the USFL. 

1998 - Mark McGwire, of the St. Louis Cardinals, hit his 62nd home run of the season. He had beaten a record that had stood for 37 years by Roger Maris. McGwire would eventually reach 70 home runs on September 27. 

2002 - The NFL's Houston Texans played their first regular season game. They beat the Dallas Cowboys 19-10. 

2002 - Pete Sampras won his 14th Grand Slam title when he beat Andre Agassi in the U.S. Open.

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For the fourth time in six weeks, moviegoers chose to see Guardians of the Galaxy over all other films - including the new release The Identical and 20th anniversary re-release of Forrest Gump. Guardians continues to be the standout story from an otherwise humdrum summer movie season. The Identical was so poorly received it debuted in 11th place.

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RICHMOND, Va.—- The car and driver to beat in the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup identified themselves emphatically on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.

Read the rest here.

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Kim Kardashian finally takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the two-day premiere of this season's Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday - all while taking a selfie. In a clip post by Ellen on Instagram, as Kardashian says, "Oh my God, I don't even want to see this happening to me," the talk show host pours the freezing water over her.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Thursday--

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 Powered By Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway 3:30pm EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 10:00am EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Myafibstory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs St. Louis Rams 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

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

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