Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is November 17th, the 320th day of 2014. There are 45 days left in the year.

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Howe slowed after minor stroke, serious back pain.

Voice of Blackhawks puts game before HHOF honor.

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

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The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC, in the partially completed Capitol building on this date in 1800.

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New York, NY. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning got back on track by snapping the winning streak of one of the New York Rangers' area rivals. They'll try to jump back atop the Eastern Conference on Monday night when they visit a Rangers team struggling lately to get in the win column.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1869 the Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the Red seas.

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Edmonton, AB. -- Head Coach Corey Chamblin addressed the media following his teams 18-10 loss to the Eskimos in the Western Semi-Final.

Read the rest here.


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On this date in 1880, the first three British female graduates received their Bachelor of Arts degrees from London University.

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Feast for the East: Als convincing in Eastern Semi win.

Joseph displeased with performance in Western Semi.

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

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COMING UP - Great American Smokeout: November 20. Thanksgiving: November 27. World Aids Day: December 1. Human Rights Day: December 10. Winter Solstice: December 21. Christmas: December 25.

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Washington, DC. -- Led by WR Mike Evans, who matched a feat last accomplished by Randy Moss in 1998, the Bucs defeated the Redskins, 27-7, Sunday in Washington. Tampa Bay’s defense contributed six sacks and three takeaways.

Read the rest here.

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The first underwater submarine journey was taken, from Southampton, England, to the Isle of Wight on this date in 1904.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Quarterback Sean Mannion threw two second-half touchdown passes and Michael Doctor returned an interception 35 yards for the clinching score as Oregon State upended No. 6 Arizona State 35-27 at Reser Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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The steamship Louise became the first ship to travel through the Panama Canal on this date in 1913.

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Jimmy walks to the car.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the Buccaneers winning a game, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1952 - 
Elvis Presley and his family were evicted from the Memphis Housing Authority property called Lauderdale Courts. They were evicted for making too much money. They had moved into the apartment on September 20, 1949. 

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Love Me Tender" hit #1 in the U.S. 

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Blue Moon" hit #9 in the U.K. 

1962 - Elvis Presley's single "Return To Sender" hit #2 in the U.S.

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In Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm banned the armed forces from dancing the tango on this date in 1913.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - 
 Beatles and Co. was renamed Apple Music Limited. 

1980 - John Lennon's album "Double Fantasy" was released. 

2009 - The album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released as a download for "The Beatles Rock Band."

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Siberia voted for union with the U.S.S.R on this date in 1922.

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Today in Sports History:

1926 - 
The Chicago Black Hawks played their first game in the NHL. 

1940 - The Green Bay Packers became the first NFL team to travel by plane. 

1968 - NBC cut away from the final minutes of a New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game to begin a TV special, "Heidi," on schedule. The Raiders came from behind to beat the Jets 43-32. 

1982 - The NFL reduced its 16-game season to nine as a result of a 57-day players' strike. 

1991 - Mike Utley (Detroit Lions) suffered a spinal injury in a game against Los Angeles that left him paralyzed from the chest down. 

1997 - Mario Lemieux was voted into the NHL Hall of Fame. 

2003 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) became the first major league baseball player to receive six National League MVP awards.

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Washington's Dulles International Airport was dedicated by U.S. President Kennedy on this date in 1962.

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Charging away from a pack of pursuers on the final restart, Matt Kenseth scored his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win since October of last year in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Read the rest here.

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The Soviet Union landed an unmanned, remote-controlled vehicle on the moon, the Lunokhod 1, on this date in 1970. The vehicle was released by Luna 17.

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HOMESTEAD, Fla.— The fastest driver doesn't always win a race—or a championship—but on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Harvick did both.

Read the rest here.

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U.S. President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, FL on this date in 1973, "people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders 7:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota North Stars 7:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Washington Huskies 10:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears 1:00pm EST

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

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