Man Meat Mondays: December 19th, 2011

It’s Monday, December 19th, and that makes it the Day After Kim Jong Il Dead Day. A new holiday and the start of a new round of lunacy. Sweet. I like my crazy fresh. Speaking of fresh, it’s Man Meat Monday and that means it’s time for a sexy man posting of beef … fresh from the butcher.

Today’s Slap Happy Factoids

One of the fastest games in all of sports got off to a slow start on this date in 1917, as the National Hockey League played its first games. That season, there were five teams in the new league two in Montreal — the Canadiens and the Wanderers — the Ottawa Senators, the Quebec Bulldogs, and the Toronto Arenas. Only one team had artificial ice.

The next year, the NHL was down to only three teams. The first American team admitted to the league was the Boston Bruins in the 1923-24 season.

Now, there are 30 teams in the U.S. and Canada. Last year, 21 million fans attended NHL games, and another 1.7 million came to the playoffs. Millions more watch annually on television.

— Source: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2011 and the U.S. Census Bureau

In Closing, A Tribute to Kim Jong Il

The world will miss you big guy. [sniff]

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