Monday, March 9, 2015

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is March 9th, the 68th day of 2015. There are 297 days left in the year.

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Maple Leafs send Kadri home, shut down Robidas.

Sunday Long Read: Forgotten Vipers rocked Detroit.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Juliette Binoche (Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in The English Patient) is 51. Emmanuel Lewis (Webster) is 44. Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect) is 29.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Dallas Stars didn't take advantage of Tyler Seguin's quick return from an injury.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1454, Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy. Matthias Ringmann, a German mapmaker, named the American continent in his honor.

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Veteran defensive tackle Taylor joins Stampeders.

Vanstone: Durant’s elbow injury is a case of deja vu.

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

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An angry Rory McIlroy lost his temper and tossed his 3-iron into the lake. [But judging from the distance he should have thrown a 2-iron.]

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Tampa, FL. -- Here's photos of the Bucs' all-time Top-20 Free Agent signings.

Read the rest here.

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Feeling groggy after the Daylight Saving Time switch? Scientists say you better watch out for "microsleeps," tiny lapses in attention that can create problems at work and accidents on the road.

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Corvallis, OR. -- The Oregon State bullpen spun 8 2/3 innings of one-run baseball to pace the Beavers to a 2-1 victory over Fresno State Sunday afternoon at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1822, Charles M. Graham received the first patent for artificial teeth.

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Let's go to another Lightning Guys game Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the start of another new week, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - 
Elvis Presley's "Mystery Train" hit #25 and "Rip It Up" hit #27 in the U.K. 

1960 - The movie "Jailhouse Rock" was re-released in honor of Elvis Presley's return from service in the U.S. Army. 

1963 - Elvis Presley's ballad "They Remind Me Too Much Of You" hit #53 in the U.S. 

1964 - Elvis Presley began filming on "Roustabout." 

1975 - Elvis Presley began his final recording session at RCA's Hollywood studios. 

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What was your worst date of all time? This story may top them all. The date took place in New Jersey, where a woman went to a sports bar to meet a man she connected with on OKCupid. The date went well and they agreed to travel back to the woman’s house, but the man instead got hold of the woman’s keys and made off with her 2007 Toyota.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
The Beatles performed for the first time on the BBC in Great Britain. The show was "Teenager's Turn". 

1963 - The Beatles began a 21-date tour of the U.K. supporting Tommy Roe and Chris Montez.

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The robot-themed Chappie was the No. 1 movie at the North American box office during its opening weekend. But that's not saying much. The film, starring Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Dev Patel, debuted with just $13.3 million in ticket sales.

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Today in Sports History:

1859 - 
The National Association of Baseball Players adopted the rule that limited the size of bats to no more than 2-1/2 inches in diameter. 

1929 - Eric Krenz became the first athlete to toss the discus over 160 feet. 

1958 - George Yardley (Detroit Pistons) became the first NBA player to score 2,000 points in a season. He did it in 72 games. 

1980 - Gordie Howe and his two sons skated on a line together for the Hartford Whalers. National Hockey League history was made when the event occurred about midway through a game against the Boston Bruins. 

1984 - Tim Witherspoon won a 12-round decision over Greg Pane to claim the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship.

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Apple will unveil it's newest gadget today, the Apple Watch. When Apple announced Watch last fall, the only price the company shared was that it will "start" at $349. There are rumors the company will also have a $10,000 version.

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LAS VEGAS, Nev.-- As dominant as Austin Dillon was in Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he had to give his utmost effort in the closing laps to hold off charging Ryan Blaney for the victory.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1945, "Those Websters" debuted on CBS radio.

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LAS VEGAS -- Kevin Harvick must have been tired of finishing second, because on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion did something about it.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1954, WNBT-TV (now WNBC-TV), in New York, broadcast the first local color television commercials. The ad was Castro Decorators of New York City. (New York)

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

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

Wednesday --

USPHL Elite Hockey Finals -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs and time TBA.

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey Finals -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs and time TBA.

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Amarillo Bulls 8:05pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey Finals -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs and time TBA.

Saturday --

Nascar Xfinity Series -- Axalta Faster Tougher Brighter 200 at Phoenix International Raceway 4:00pm  

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets 7:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Amarillo Bulls 8:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Campingworld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:30pm EDT

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

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