Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It's Wednesday

It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is April 13th, the 103rd day of 2011. There are 262 days left in the year.





Lightning coach deserves credit he doesn't want.

Ovechkin an agent of change for Capitals.

Here's the First Round playoff schedule.


Todays Birthdays: Actor Paul Sorvino (Law & Order, Goodfellas) is 72; actor Tony Dow (Wally on Leave it to Beaver) is 66; actor Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy movies) is 61; actor Rick Schroder (NYPD Blue) is 41.


USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – First Round

Eastern Conference

Indiana Ice (#3) vs. Waterloo Black Hawks (#6)

Game 1: Thursday, April 14th, 7:05 PM – Waterloo @ Indiana

Game 2: Friday, April 15th, 7:05 PM – Waterloo @ Indiana

Game 3: Sunday, April 17th, 3:05 PM – Waterloo @ Indiana**

All games played at the Pepsi Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana

Team USA (#4) vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (#5)

Game 1: Friday, April 15th, 7:00 PM – Muskegon @ Team USA

Game 2: Saturday, April 16th, 7:00 PM – Muskegon @ Team USA

Game 3: Sunday, April 17th, 3:00 PM – Muskegon @ Team USA**

All games played at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Western Conference

Sioux Falls Stampede (#3) vs. Sioux City Musketeers (#6)

Game 1: Wednesday, April 13th, 7:05 PM – Sioux City @ Sioux Falls

Game 2: Thursday, April 14th, 7:05 PM – Sioux City @ Sioux Falls

Game 3: Sunday, April 17th, 6:05 PM – Sioux City @ Sioux Falls**

All games played at the Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Fargo Force (#4) vs. Lincoln Stars (#5)

Game 1: Friday, April 15th, 7:35 PM – Lincoln @ Fargo

Game 2: Saturday, April 16th, 7:05 PM – Lincoln @ Fargo

Game 3: Sunday, April 17th, 5:05 PM – Lincoln @ Fargo**

All games played at the Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota

** if necessary

(all times reflect local start time)


 Today is Scrabble Day.


A Maine pothead has started Marijuana State University. (I'm guessing classes don't start until the afternoon.)



Cats make it official, announce Bruce extension. presents Top 10 finishes of 2010.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,

Let's see what my toy is.


Which U.S. carrier is statistically the worst company flying? For their latest Airline Quality Ratings, researchers at Wichita State University and Purdue University graded U.S.-based carriers based on four statistics: on-time performance, denied boardings, lost luggage and customer complaints. For the second year in a row, American Eagle scored at the bottom of the barrel.


Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley was the first contributor to a new Memphis fundraiser called "Coffee Day For Crippled Children."

2004 - The album "Maximum Elvis" was released on CD. It contained the songs "The King Of Western Bop", "A White Man Who Could Sing The Blues", "Let's Get Real, Real Gone For A Change", "The Snowman", "This Unspeakably Untallented, Vulgar Young Entertainer", "At The Movies", "A Nice Lad When You Get To Know Him", "The Hippie Element", "Death" and "Resurrection?".


A massive island of debris is working its way across the Pacific Ocean, the remains of a tsunami that devastated the Japanese coast last month. The debris, which comprises trees, houses, cars and human remains, is slowly floating eastward. And scientists say it's likely to reach the western coast of the continental United States... in two years.


BOSTON -- Four outs were all the Rays needed on Tuesday to convert a slim lead into their third win of the season.

That's when manager Joe Maddon turned the ball over to his reconstructed bullpen for its first test of the young season. And the relievers' efforts finished off what David Price started in the Rays' 3-2 win over the Red Sox with 37,015 watching at Fenway Park.
Read the rest here.

Apparently the practice of ending one's marriage via mobile phone is quite common in Tajikistan. It's done using the "triple talaq." The husband simply needs to text "I divorce you" to his wife three times and the deed is done. But now the "triple talaq" (talaq is the Arabic term for divorce) by text message constitutes a breach of Islamic law.

SAN FRANCISCO --  Given the adversity Brian Wilson has endured this year, his first save of the season was destined to be significant.

It also proved to be dominant.
Wilson struck out the side in the ninth inning to preserve the Giants' arduous but satisfying 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Read the rest here.

On American Idol tonight the Top 8 will perform songs from the movies.


Today in Beatles History:

1962The Beatles arrived in West Germany and began a 48-night run of shows at Hamburg's new venue, the Star-Club. The run of shows ended on May 31st.

1964 - The Beatles announced that the title of their first film would be "A Hard Day's Night."

1965 - At the Grammys, the Beatles won Best New Artist and Best Performance by a Vocal Group for "A Hard Day's Night."

1965 - The Beatles recorded the song "Help!" at Abbey Road.

1966 - The Beatles recorded the song "Paperback Writer."

1999 - Yoko Ono sued Fredieric Seaman over personal effects of the late John Lennon. Seaman, a former assistant to Lennon, was accused of "an elaborate scheme" to "exploit Lennon's death by stealing priceless personal and sentimental items."

2000 - Heather Mills won $316,700 in damages for a 1993 accident that involved a British motorcycle officer. Mills, Paul McCartney's girlfriend, received the out-of-court-settlement without any admission of guilt for the loss of her left leg.

2004 - The album "Maximum Beatles" was released on CD.


Bradley Cooper is in early negotiations to star in a remake of The Crow.


Today in Sports History:

1954 - Hank Aaron debuted with the Milwaukee Braves.

1957 - The Boston Celtics won their first NBA Championship. They beat the St. Louis Hawks 125-123 in Game 7.

1963 - The New York Mets played their first home game. The game was played at the Polo Grounds.

1963 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) got his first hit in the major leagues.

1972 - Major league baseball owners and players agreed to not make up the games lost to the players strike. It was the first strike in the history of major league baseball. Players had walked off the field 13 days earlier.

1979 - The world's longest doubles ping-pong match ended after 101 hours.

1985 - Howard Cosell was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

1986 - Jack Nicklaus, at age 46, won his sixth Masters.

1997 - Eldrick "Tiger" Woods became the youngest and the first African-American person to win the Masters Tournament at the age of 21. He also set a record when he finished at 18 under par with a tournament-record score of 270.

2002 - Barry Bonds hit his 574th career home run. He moved past Harmon Killebrew and into sixth place.

2003 - Mike Weir became the first Canadian to win the Masters Tournament.

2009 - The New York Mets opened the season at their new stadium, Citi Field.


On this date in 1782, Washington, North Carolina was incorporated as the first town to be named for George Washington.


Coming Up: 

Tonight --

NHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 6:40pm EDT

Friday --

NHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Aaron's 312 at Talledega 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 8:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Aaron's 499 at Talledega 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 1:40pm EDT

Indy Car -- Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT


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

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