Friday, May 20, 2011

It's Friday

It's Friday. Here's what's happening....


Today is May 20th, the 140th day of 2011. There are 225 days left in the year.


Bruins blank Lightning in Game 3.

Stamkos says Bolts didn't do little things.

Canucks moving on after Eager hit.

Sharks know they must improve in several areas.


Todays Birthdays: Singer Joe Cocker is 67; singer Cher is 65; comedian/actor Dave Thomas (Second City, Stripes, Strange Brew) is 62; political wife Cindy McCain is 57; actor Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers) is 52; actress Mindy Cohn (Natalie Green on The Facts of Life) is 45; actor Timothy Olyphant (Justified, Deadwood, Hitman, Stop-Loss) is 43.


USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – First Round

Eastern Conference

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

Indiana wins series 2-0.

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

Muskegon wins series 2-0.

Western Conference

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

Sioux Falls wins series 2-1.

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

Fargo wins series 2-0.

USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – Second Round

Eastern Conference

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (#1) vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (#5)
Cedar Rapids wins series 3-1.

Green Bay Gamblers (#2) vs. Indiana Ice (#3)
Green Bay wins series 3-0.

Western Conference

Dubuque Fighting Saints (#1) vs. Fargo Force (#4)
Dubuque wins series 3-0.

Omaha Lancers (#2) vs. Sioux Falls Stampede (#3)
Sioux Falls wins series 3-0.

USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Final
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (#1) vs. Green Bay Gamblers (#2)
Game 1: Friday, April 29th – Green Bay 3 @ Cedar Rapids 2
Game 2: Saturday, April 30th – Green Bay 1 @ Cedar Rapids 2
Game 3: Friday, May 6th – Cedar Rapids 1 @ Green Bay 4
Game 4: Sunday, May 8th – Cedar Rapids 1 @ Green Bay 3
Green Bay wins series 3-1.

USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – Western Conference Final
Dubuque Fighting Saints (#1) vs. Sioux Falls Stampede (#3)
Game 1: Friday, April 29th– Sioux Falls 2 @ Dubuque 5
Game 2: Saturday, April 30th – Sioux Falls 1 @ Dubuque 2
Game 3: Friday, May 6th – Dubuque 2 @ Sioux Falls 3
Game 4: Sunday, May 8th – Dubuque 3 @ Sioux Falls 2
Dubuque wins series 3-1.

USHL Clark Cup Final
Green Bay Gamblers vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints
Game 1: Friday, May 13th, 7:05 PM – Dubuque 0 @ Green Bay 3
Game 2: Saturday, May 14th, 7:05 PM – Dubuque 2 @ Green Bay 1
Game 3: Friday, May 20th, 7:00 PM – Green Bay @ Dubuque
Game 4: Saturday, May 21st, 7:00 PM – Green Bay @ Dubuque**
Game 5: Tuesday, May 24th, 7:05 PM – Dubuque @ Green Bay**
** if necessary
(all times reflect local start time)


There's been a Don Cherry sighting.


Riders add two defensive backs.

Robede, McNeal highlight Stamps-Argos trade.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,



Today is Mike, The Headless Chicken Day. (Of course there's a Linky Link!)


TORONTO -- If manager Joe Maddon closed his eyes, he could have been convinced that the clock had been turned back a half century.
"It was just a really well-played, quick, snappy, 1950s, '60s baseball game that they won by a point," Maddon said after watching his team fall to the Blue Jays, 3-2, at Rogers Centre on Thursday night.
The game lasted just two hours and 16 minutes, and the teams combined for just 11 hits, as both pitchers cruised through the batting orders with relative ease.
Read the rest here.
A Tennessee man was charged with indecent exposure after an incident in a mall bathroom. A customer who had been in the bathroom said a second guy came in and showed his "glistening white buttocks" to him. The customer quickly left the bathroom and hunted down mall security. 

LOS ANGELES -- Though Madison Bumgarner received the decision and Brian Wilson recorded the save Thursday night, right fielder Nate Schierholtz truly sealed the Giants' latest victory.
With the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning, Schierholtz dove to snare Jamey Carroll's sinking line drive and preserve San Francisco's 3-1 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Read the rest here.
Today in Elvis History:

1961 - Elvis Presley's song "Flaming Star" hit #14 in the U.S. The song was from, "Elvis By Request," an experimental four-track release at 33rpm.

1978 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Elvis - The '56 Sessions, Vol. 1" hit #47 in the U.K.

1989 - Elvis Presley's album "Roustabout" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1989 - The Elvis Presley albums "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" and "Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas" were certified by the RIAA to have sold 2 million copies.

How's the Royal Wedding Hat doing on Ebay?  Well let's have a click and find out.


Today in Beatles History:

1960The Silver Beatles began a seven-date tour of Scotland. Tommy Moore had been added on drums.

1967 - The BBC announced a ban on the Beatles song "A Day In The Life." The BBC cited that it may encourage drug-taking.

1970 - The Beatles film "Let It Be" premiered worldwide.

1977 - The stage show "Beatlemania" opened at the Winter Garden Theater, New York.


McDonald's CEO says the company isn't going to stop marketing to kids anytime soon... and it has no plans to fire Ronald McDonald.


Today in Sports History:

1922 - Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel returned to the Yankees lineup. They had been suspended on October 16, 1921.

1941 - Taft Wright (Chicago White Sox) set an American League record for 13 consecutive games with RBIs.

1946 - Claude Passeau made his first error since September 21, 1941. He set the pitcher's fielding record at 273 consecutive errorless chances.

1959 - The New York Yankees were in last place for the first time since May 25, 1940.

1984 - Roger Clemens got his first victory.

1988 - Mike Schmidt hit his 535th home run to move into 8th place on the all-time list.

1991 - Jeff Reardon got his 300th career save.

1995 - Marty Cordova tied a rookie record when he recorded home runs in 5 consecutive games.

1997 - Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox) reached base safely for the 15th straight time.

2006 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) tied Babe Ruth for second place with his 714th career home run.


This is Weights and Measures Day.


Coming Up: 

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 1:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 1:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- John Deere Dealers 250 Presented by Pioneer at Iowa Speedway 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:00pm EDT


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