Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's Thursday

It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....


Today is June 2nd, the 153rd day of 2011. There are 212 days left in the year.


Late goal gives Canucks win in Game One.

Bruins do everything in Game 1 but score.

2011 Stanley Cup Final schedule.


Todays Birthdays: Rock Hall of Famer Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones) is 70; actor Jerry Mathers (Leave It to Beaver) is 63; actor Dana Carvey (Saturday Night Live) is 56; racecar driver Kyle Petty is 51; actor Wayne Brady (Let's Make A Deal, Whose Line Is It Anyway?) is 39; actor Zachary Quinto (Heroes, Star Trek 2009) is 34; actor Justin Long (Apple's "Get a Mac" commercials, Ed, Live Free or Die Hard) is 33.


Stephen: Stamps seek replacements at camp.

Cahoon catching coaching bug.

Lemon unfazed about having to compete for job.

Nye: Rider rookies facing uphill battle at camp.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,

Hi Aunt Molly.


From my pal Rod Pedersen's blog(, here's the weird-but-true story of a Canucks' fan who drove 1,000 to San Jose for a game, partied with the owner, wandered the streets of San Jose in nothing but socks and a hospital gown, then got free tickets to the next game. (Also shows just how dangerous heavy drinking can be.)

Click here for story.


ST PETERSBURG -- David Price was on his game Wednesday, but Tampa Bay's offense wasn't.
The Rangers earned a 3-0 victory behind a stellar pitching performance from Colby Lewis to beat the Rays and clinch the three-game series at Tropicana Field. It was just the second time that Tampa Bay has been shut out this season.
Read the rest here.
Today, June 2nd, is National Bubba Day.

ST. LOUIS --  Nate Schierholtz made each one of his three singles count Wednesday night.
His first one led off the sixth inning and started the Giants' three-run uprising that tied the score.
His next hit tied the score in the ninth inning after San Francisco had two outs with nobody on base.
Schierholtz's final hit was the most conclusive -- another two-out single, which he delivered in the 11th inning. It broke the tie he created and propelled the Giants to a strenuous but satisfying 7-5 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Read the rest here.
Today in Elvis History:

1953 - Elvis Presley graduated from L.C. Humes High Scholl in Memphis, TN.

1973 - Elvis Presley's live version of "Steamroller Blues" hit #17 in the U.S.

Toyota is recalling 106,000 Prius cars. (Not because there's anything wrong with the cars, it's just that the recall department was getting lonely.)


Today in Beatles History:

1967The Beatles album "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released in the U.S.

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono ended their 2nd "Bed-In For Peace" in Montreal. It began on May 26.

1973 - The Paul McCartney and Wings single "My Love" hit #1 in the U.S.

1992 - Ringo Starr began a world tour in Sunrise, FL.

2006 - In Las Vegas, preview performances began for the Cirque de Soleil show "LOVE". The preview shows ran through June 29.

2010 - President Obama and the First Lady hosted a concert at the White House honoring Paul McCartney. Several artists performed including McCartney. McCartney was awarded the 3rd Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress.


Shaquille O'Neal has decided to call it quits from professional basketball. He made the announcement Wednesday on his Twitter. 


Today in Sports History:

1883 - The first baseball game under electric lights was played in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

1935 - George Herman "Babe" Ruth announced that he was retiring from baseball.

1941 - Lou Gehrig died in New York of the degenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

1948 - The NHL announced that the Art Ross Trophy would be awarded annually to the scoring leader. Elmer Lach (Montreal Canadiens) was the first winner with 61 points in 1947-48.

1959 - Ted Williams (Boston) got his 2,500th hit of his career.

1990 - Randy Johnson achieved the first no-hitter in Seattle Mariners history.

1995 - Hideo Nomo got his first major league victory.

1996 - Tim Belcher (Kansas City Royals) won his 100th career game.

2000 - Fred McGriff (Tampa Bay Devil Rays) became the 31st major league player to hit 400 career home runs.


The secret is out -- Americans don't want small, fuel-sipping econo-cars for a reason. Automakers have long tried to figure out how to get us to buy them but, well, our butts are too big and we demand a bigger ride. Seriously -- that's the real reason. Researchers interviewed a bunch of Americans -- 67% of us are overweight now -- and they say our growing waste-lines and need for comfort are what keeps many of us out of econo-cars.


Coming Up: 

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:15pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series - STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- STP 400 at Kansas Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 4:10pm EDT


That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, be sure to tell your friends about this blog. See you tomorrow. 

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