Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday Morning Meissnervations

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


Today is January 5th, the 5th day of 2015. There are 360 days left in the year.


Petan's three goals lead Canada to gold-medal game.

NHL fines Flyers organization for violation of CBA.

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Today's Birthdays: Robert Duvall is 84. Ted Lange (Isaac the bartender on The Love Boat) is 67. Dancer and judge Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing With the Stars) is 47. Bradley Cooper is 40. January Jones (Mad Men) is 37.


Ottawa, ON. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning rode a three-goal second period to a 4-2 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, ending the Senators two-game winning streak.

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ON TELEVISION: SEASON PREMIERE: THE BACHELOR - Iowa farmer Chris Soules, from last season’s Bachelorette, is the Season 19 Bachelor. For the first-time the premiere will be live and 15 of the women will be revealed. 15 more will come later, and by the end of the episode, 22 women will move on. (8p ET, ABC)


Stephen: 2014 Stamps among best ever?

Images: Top Photos of 2014.

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The third and final installation of The Hobbit series has won the box office battle for the third straight week. The Woman in Black 2 debuted in second over the weekend.


Tampa, FL. -- The Associated Press today revealed its annual All-Pro team, which includes Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who was awarded second-team designations from the delegation of 50 Associated Press voters.

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Today is Blue Monday, said by some to be one of the most depressing days of the year. It's back to the grind after the holidays, we know the Christmas bills are coming, the weather sucks, and we're a long way away from another holiday weekend.


Eugene, OR. --Junior guard Langston Morris-Walker reached double figures for the ninth time this season and led Oregon State with 16 points on Saturday in a 71-59 setback at Oregon in Round 1 of the men’s basketball Civil War.

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A secret World War II underground Nazi weapons facility has been discovered in Austria. [They were working on some really nasty stuff — chemical weapons, nuclear weapons, reality TV.]


Jimmy with the Shepherds, ready for their part in the church Christmas pageant.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as your younger sisters' birthday, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
A five year partnership was signed between Hill and Range Music and Elvis Music, Inc. 

1957 - Elvis Presley's song "Love Me" hit #6 in the U.S. 

1961 - Elvis Presley signed a three picture deal with MGM. 

2002 - Lisa Marie Presley was awarded the Humanitarian Award from The World Literacy Crusade.


A Wisconsin police department is trying to figure out who left a diamond ring on its Christmas tree. Germantown police posted a note on their department’s Facebook page asking if anyone knew where the ring came from. Police think someone intentionally placed the ring on a branch of the tree in the police department’s lobby. For the past five weeks, the department invited people to bring their children to decorate the tree and get a stuffed animal in return. During that time, someone put the ring on the tree but left no explanation.


Today in Beatles History:

1976 - 
Mal Evans, a Beatle bodyguard and road manager, was killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles police. 

1985 - Julian Lennon performed "Valotte" and "Too Late For Goodbyes" on "American Bandstand."


If you’re one of the 44% of people who made a New Year’s resolution, don’t feel bad if you’re already stumbling. Experts that by January 14 over a third of resolution-makers will have quit. By February 1 about 6 in 10 will still be at it.


Today in Sports History:

1920 - 
The New York Yankees purchased "Babe" Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for $125,000. 

1927 - A three-day public hearing began on the charges that four major league baseball games played between Chicago and Detroit on September 2 and 3 of 1917 had been thrown. 

1983 - Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) scored his 100th point of the season. He achieved his 100th point in only the 42nd game of the season. 

1931 - Lucille Thomas became the first woman to buy a professional baseball team. She bought the Topeka franchise of the Western League. 

1934 - Both the National and American baseball leagues decided to use a uniform-size baseball. It was the first time in 33 years that both leagues used the same size ball. 

1993 - Mike Ditka was fired as coach of the Chicago Bears.


A woman in Boston bombarded a police station with uncooked breakfast meats. At her court appearance after her arrest the woman said that God told her to “feed the pigs.”


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Islanders Hockey Club 8:30am EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs JUnior Bruins 1:20pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Bay State Breakers 6:20pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Lone Star Brahmas 8:30pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs P.A.L. Junior Islanders 9:50pm EST

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Lone Star Brahmas 8:30pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Adirondack Wings 8:30pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Jersey Hitmen 9:10pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Rochester Junior Americans 7:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Junior Bruins 10:10am EST


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

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