Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is October 13th, the 285th day of 2014. There are 80 days left in the year.

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Wild sign defenseman Brodin to six-year extension.

Early returns positive for Predators' Laviolette.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Melinda Dillon (Ralphie’s mom in A Christmas Story) is 75. Sammy Hagar is 67. Kelly Preston (Jerry Maguire, married to John Travolta) is 52. Former figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is 45. Sacha Baron Cohen is 43..

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Montreal Canadiens tonight at the Amailie Arena. Here's all the info you need to get ready for the game.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1775, the U.S. Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-5) will look to end a two game losing skid as they visit the Montreal Alouettes (5-8) in week 16 CFL action.

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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On this date in 1854, the state of Texas ratified a state constitution.

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Biting Back: Glenn, Jackson lead Lions over REDBLACKS.

Preview: Winnipeg at Edmonton wk.16.


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

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An ultrasonic burglar alarm was patented by Samuel Bagno on this date in 1953.

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Tampa, FL. --
This was strange. This was surreal. This was pathetic.



Read the rest here.

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Scientists now say that by 2045 Washington D.C. will experience floods on a daily basis. [They’re already working on converting the Washington Monument into the Washington Monument, Lighthouse, and Water Slide.]

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Corvallis, OR. -- Our “Pin And Win” contest before the San Diego State game was so popular, we’re going to do it again. This time, it’s for two sideline passes – good for the entire game – against Utah on Thursday night.

Read the rest here.

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While most of the world is still using cash for most transaction, four out of five purchases in Sweden are paid electronically. One benefit to a more cashless society: fewer armed robberies. In 2012, a mere five bank robberies were committed in Sweden, the lowest figure in 30 years.

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St. Louis, MO. -- The Giants appeared devoid of disappointment after their 5-4 loss Sunday night to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. And why not?

Read the rest here.

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America, you suck at using the turn signal. In a study (by the Society of Automotive Engineers) we’ve learned that 25% of U.S. drivers “improperly use their turn signals” while out on the road. In the same study nearly half of all drivers don’t use their signal to switch lanes.

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Oh boy! They have games here!!!!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as some holiday football, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
The Elvis Presley single "Blue Moon" hit #55 in the U.S. 

1963 - Elvis Presley and a film crew traveled to the Big Bear resort in San Bernadino Mountains for location shooting for "Kissin' Cousins." Shooting began the next day. 

1998 - The Elvis Presley album "Memories - The '68 Comeback Special" was released.

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Here’s a tip should you ever find yourself behind bars: never eat anything baked by the inmates. Some Danish prison guards were treated for poisoning after eating a cake laced with drugs that was baked by prisoners.

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Today in Beatles History:

1956 - 
The Elvis Presley single "Blue Moon" hit #55 in the U.S. 

1963 - Elvis Presley and a film crew traveled to the Big Bear resort in San Bernadino Mountains for location shooting for "Kissin' Cousins." Shooting began the next day. 

1998 - The Elvis Presley album "Memories - The '68 Comeback Special" was released.

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Despite plenty of new challengers, Gone Girl held on to the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row. The Ben Affleck drams made $26.8 million. Dracula Untold debuted in second place. Robert Downey Jr.’s drama The Judge opened in fifth.

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Today in Sports History:

1903 - 
The Boston Red Sox defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 in the first modern World Series. They won the series five games to three. 

1947 - The Toronto Maple Leafs lost to a group of NHL All-Stars in the first official All-Star Game. 

1951 - In Atlanta, GA, a football with a rubber covering was used for the first time. Georgia Tech beat Louisiana State 25-7. 

1960 - The World Series ended on a home run for the first time. Bill Mazeroski's bottom-of-the-ninth home run allowed the Pirates to beat the Yankees. 

1961 - Jacky Lee (Houston Oilers) threw for 457 yards and two touchdowns against the Boston Patriots. The game ended 31-31. 

1967 - The first game of the new American Basketball Association was played. Pat Boone, the owner of the Oakland Oaks, sang the national anthem. 

1970 - Dave McNally (Baltimore Orioles) became the only pitcher to date to hit a grand slam in the World Series. 

1971 - The first World Series night game was telecast on NBC. Baltimore defeated Pittsburgh 4-3 in Game 4 at Three Rivers Stadium. 

1971 - Bing Crosby, part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, threw out the first ball in Game 4 of the World Series between the Pirates and the Orioles. 

1985 - Phil Simms (New York Giants) passed for 513 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals. He set NFL records with 62 pass attempts and 29 first downs. 

1998 - The Pittsburgh Penguins filed for federal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in their history. 

1998 - The NBA canceled regular season games, due to work stoppage, for first time in its 51-year history. 

2002 - The Anaheim Angels defeated the Minnesota Twins to advance to their first World Series. 

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Jim Carrey will host Saturday Night Live October 25th. His new movie, Dumb and Dumber To, comes out November 14.

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CONCORD, N.C.— The Closer finally closed the deal, and the door swung almost shut on Dale Earnhardt Jr., six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and 2012 champion Brad Keselowski.

Read the rest here.

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A commercial flight record was set on this date in 1992 by an Air France supersonic jetliner for circling the Earth in 33 hours and one minute.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Montreal Alouettes 1:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens 7:30pm EDT

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals (Game 3 NLCS) 8:00pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals (Game 4 NLCS) 8:00pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals (Game 5 NLCS) 4:00pm EDT (if necessary)

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Utah Utes 10:00pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals (Game 6 NLCS) 4:00pm EDT (if necessary)

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 5:15pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Vancouver Canucks 10:00pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 9:30am EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway 2:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Eskimos 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals (Game 7 NLCS) 7:30pm EDT (if necessary)

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

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