Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is October 6th, the 278th day of 2014. There are 87 days left in the year.

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Lightning's Cooper favorite for Jack Adams Award.

Lightning captain Stamkos early Hart Trophy choice.

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

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Today's Birthday: Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) is 63. Former NFL coach Tony Dungy (Indianapolis Colts) is 59. Elisabeth Shue is 51. Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order) is 40.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning concluded the preseason with a 4-1 victory Saturday over the Florida Panthers to finish the exhibition schedule with five wins in six games.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1889, the Kinescope was exhibited by Thomas Edison. He had patented the moving picture machine in 1887.

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The Tampa Bay Juniors were in action over the weekend, with both the Empire and Elite teams taking part in the league showcase in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Empire team played twice on Friday, October 3rd, beating Richmond 3-1 and losing to Potomac 2-1. On Saturday, October 4th, the Empire Juniors dropped a 3-2 decision to East Coast, then rebounded for a 7-0 pasting of Atlanta. Then, on Sunday, October 5th, the Empire Juniors edged Hampton Roads, 3-2.

The Elite Juniors played 4 times over the weekend. On Friday, October 3rd, the Juniors won twice, beating Atlanta 5-1 and Potomac 5-2. On Saturday, October 4th, the Elite Juniors slipped past East Coast 2-1. Then, on Sunday, October 5th, the Elite Juniors won again, beating Hampton Roads 4-3.

Coming up next weekend, the Empire Juniors are off. The Elite Juniors are on the road, taking on the Roswell Bulldogs. On Saturday, October 11th, game time is at 5:00pm EDT. Then, on Sunday, October 12th, the puck drops at 11:15am EDT. Catch all the action on Fasthockey.com.

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Sorry for there not being a Saturday blog with my usual Rider game recap, but I was in the hospital with chest pains. Everything checked out okay, so it's business as usual. Happy Monday everyone!

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-4) were home to the Calgary Stampeders (11-2) Friday evening at Mosaic Stadium in Week 15 CFL action. It was the first of the two-game season series between the CFL West Division rivals. Here’s the game log from the broadcast booth:

Read the rest here.

Coming up next for the 9-5 Riders is a week 16 road game with the 5-8 Montreal Alouettes on Monday, October 13th. Game time at Montreal's Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is 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 Jazz Singer" opened in New York on this date in 1927 starring Al Jolson. The film was based on the short story "The Day of Atonement" by Sampson Raphaelson.

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CFL Replay: A look back at Week 15.

Offence comes alive as REDBLACKS earn second win.


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

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"Hobby Lobby" debuted on CBS radio on this date in 1937.

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Tampa, FL. --
Both teams rallied from a double-digit deficit on Sunday in New Orleans, but it was the Saints who scored the game’s final touchdown on the only drive in overtime in a 37-31 win over the Bucs.



Read the rest here.

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"Summer and Smoke" by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway on this date in 1948.

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Boulder, CO. -- Senior tailback Terron Ward rushed for 102 yards and scored twice to spark a potent ground attack that powered Oregon State to a 36-31 win over Colorado at Folsom Field on Saturday.

Read the rest here.

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North and South Korea surprised everyone by holding very high level talks the other day. [Insiders say that the delegates are taking the relationship slowly. They met for coffee. Things went well, and now they've made plans to see each other again over dinner.]

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Washington, DC. -- One out away from absorbing a shutout defeat Saturday, the Giants instead left the nation's capital one victory away from reaching the National League Championship Series.

Read the rest here.

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The opening weekend for the iPhone 6 was Apple's best ever for a new smartphone, with 10 million sold in just three days. And while apple hasn't put out any official numbers yet, sources say sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Pluses have likely reached 20 million.

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Here's Jimmy with Eric "The Big Guy" Bonanno, my first hockey boss.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the Giants beating Washington twice, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1974 - 
Elvis Presley gave a matinee and an evening concert in Dayton, OH. Parts of the matinee show were released on the album "A Profile - The King On Stage Vol. 2" and the evening show was used on "Breathing Out Fire."

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Nearly 200 Zumba dancers in England dressed up as zombies in an attempt to set a new world record. Around 183 people took part in the attempt, for the largest crowd of zombies taking part in a fitness class. Now the crowd will wait to see if Guinness World Records recognizes their attempt.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
The Beatles recorded 13 takes of "Eight Days a Week." 

1968 - On "The Smothers Brothers Show" a promotional clip for the Beatles' "Hey Jude" was shown. 

1969 - For the first time in Beatles history a George Harrison song got the A side of a 45, "Something"/"Come Together."

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In Georgia a fully armed team of deputies, with a helicopter, descended upon a man's house to bust him for growing pot. But they were left red-faced when the pot turned out to be nothing but Okra plants.

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Today in Sports History:

1880 - 
The National League kicked the Cincinnati Reds out for selling beer. 

1983 - Mike Bossy (New York Islanders) got his 25th career hat trick. 

1985 - Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers) set an NFL record with 57 pass attempts. He threw for five touchdowns and 429 yards. 

1995 - The Colorado Avalanche (formerly the Quebec Nordiques) won their first NHL game when they beat the Detroit Red Wings. 

2003 - The Indianapolis Colts became the first team in NFL history to win after trailing by 21 or more points with less than four minutes to play in regulation. The game went to an extra period where the Colts defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-35. 

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Gone Girl won the weekend box office, just edging out the new horror movie Annabelle. Based on the best-selling book, Gone Girl stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike and grossed $38 million. Annabelle followed close behind with $37.2 million. Taking the third spot was last week's winner The Equalizer.

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Kyle Busch won the lottery on Saturday afternoon -- the Kansas Lottery 300, to be precise.

Read the rest here.

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E.L. Lyon became the first male nurse for the U.S. Army on this date in 1954.

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Kansas City, Kansas -- In a race that saw Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup favorites Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fall by the wayside, Joey Logano earned a ticket to the Eliminator Round of the Chase with a hard-fought victory in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Read the rest here.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals 5:00pm EDT (NLDS Game 3)

Tuesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals 9:00pm EDT (NLDS Game 4 if necessary)

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals Time TBA (NLDS Game 5 if necessary)

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT (First game of regular season)

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nascar Nationwide Series October Charlotte Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT 

Saturday --

NHL -- Tampa Bay Lightnings vs Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Baltimore Ravens 1:00pm EDT

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

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