Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is January 19th, the 19th day of 2015. There are 346 days left in the year.

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NHL announces attractions planned 2015 NHL Fan Fair, during 2015 NHL All-Star weekend, Jan. 23-25.

Columbus has become first-rate hockey town.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Dolly Parton is 69. Paula Deen is 68. Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy, The Sopranos) is 61. Jodie Sweetin (Full House) is 33.

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Tampa, FL. -- The storylines were stopped. The momentum was mashed. The Tampa Bay Lightning, just 6.8 seconds from another regulation victory, were forced to fight from their heels and somehow kick the Colorado Avalanche between the eyes.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1937, Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record. He flew from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

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The Tampa Bay Juniors were in action this past weekend, hosting the Florida Eels.

On Saturday, January 17th, the Elite Juniors dropped a close game to the Eels, 1-0. Michael Krch was solid, making 24 saves in the game. Tampa Bay was 0-for-2 on the power play and 3-of-4 on the penalty kill.

Also on Saturday, the Empire Juniors played their only game of the weekend, losing to the Eels 9-1. Mason Ledbetter scored the Tampa Bay goal, Sam Coleman ans Zac Gazzanna combined to make 32 saves. The Juniors were 1-for-9 on the power play and 3-of-3 on the penlty kill.

On Sunday, January 18th, the Elite Juniors rebounded for a 2-1 win over the Eels. Trey Stern and Raven Woodring scored the Tampa Bay goals, Brandon Goudreau assisted on both goals and Michael Krch made 21 saves. The Juniors were 1-for-4 on the power play and 3-of-3 on the penalty kill.

Next weekend, the Empire Juniors play at the Palm Beach Hawks on Sunday, January 25th. Game time on Fasthockey.com is set for 3:00pm EST. The next action for the Elite Juniors is Saturday and Sunday, January 31st and February 1st at the Atlanta Junior Knights.

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Well, the Super Bowl is all set. [I mean my party. I haven’t checked to see who’s playing. ]

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Market Bound: Potential 2015 free agents.

Weldon Brown Stays in Riderville.

Please visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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Scientists say that they have determined that the amount of stripes that a zebra will develop depends on the temperature. [Cooler weather zebras had more stripes while warmer weather zebras only had one or two stripes in the shape of a thong.]

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Tampa, FL. -- 1/19/2003 - An amazingly inspired effort by the Tampa Bay’s top-ranked defense and a calm response to early adversity gave the visiting Buccaneers a 27-10 victory and a berth in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Read the rest here.

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So far, Mitt Romney’s new campaign focus is on the struggle of the poor. [He’s not exactly sure what that means. He got the idea after overhearing his maid and gardener discussing it.]

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Pullman, WA. -- Langston Morris-Walker recorded a double-double with career-highs of 22 points and 11 rebounds and Gary Payton II registered his fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and 13 rebounds as Oregon State marched to a 62-47 victory over Washington State on Saturday night at Beasley Coliseum.

Read the rest here.

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The four surviving members of the Grateful Dead announced three final reunion concerts. The average age of the group is now 70. [What an experience– thousands of people waving their Life Alert monitors in the air.]

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Jimmy got a Thunderbug.

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

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Today in Elvis History:

1953 - 
Elvis Presley registered for the U.S. Selective Service System. 

1961 - Elvis Presley's "Are You Lonesome Tonight" hit #1 in the U.S.

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The pre-nup divorce agreement for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon has come to light. If he blabs, he has to pay $250,000. If she spills secrets, she has to pay $500,000. [And forfeit the right to ever join the cast of The View.]

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Today in Beatles History:

1971 - 
At the Charles Manson murder trial, the Beatles' "Helter Skelter" was played. At the scene of one of his gruesome murders, the words "helter skelter" were written on a mirror. 

1976 - The Beatles turned down an offer of $30 million to play together again on the same stage. The offer was made by rock promoter Bill Sargent. 

2010 - Ringo Starr's album "Y Not" was released on vinyl. It was released on CD on January 12, 2010. 

2011 - It was confirmed that Paul McCartney would be performing at the Grammy's on February 12.

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Marilyn Manson gave an interview to the New York Times, describing his life at 46. [He’s still the prince of darkness, but mostly early darkness because otherwise he has trouble waking up in the morning.]

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Today in Sports History:

1952 - 
The National Football League (NFL) bought the franchise of the New York Yankees from Ted Collins. The franchise was then awarded to a group in Dallas on January 24. 

1953 - Jesse Owens was named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary. 

1958 - The Canadian Football Council changed its name to the Canadian Football League. 

1989 - President Reagan pardoned George Steinbrenner. Steinbrenner was indicted on 14 criminal counts on April 5, 1974, then pleaded guilty to making illegal contributions to Nixon's re-election campaign and a felony charge of obstruction of justice on August 23. 

1993 - The Oakland A's unveiled a new elephant logo. 

1995 - The NHL Board of Governors approved the sale of the Winnipeg Jets, officially clearing the way for the team to move to Phoenix for the 1996-97 season. 

1996 - The NHL announced that the Winnipeg Jets could move to Phoenix. 

1997 - Ivan Rodriguez signed a deal with the Texas Rangers worth $6.65 million for one year.

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A woman in Ohio (Akron) was arrested after she sneaked into her ex-boss’s office and glitter bombed and vandalized it. [Her ex-boss immediately knew who was responsible. He recognized the telltale signs of her usual shoddy, half-done work.]

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vancouver Canucks 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 3:00pm EST

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

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