Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It's Wednesday













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

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Today is June 8th, the 159th day of 2011. There are 206 days left in the year.

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Bruins must keep playing with fire.

Canucks say message received: Accountability, composure key.

Rome suspended four games for late hit.

2011 Stanley Cup Final schedule.

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Todays Birthdays: Former First Lady Barbara Bush is 86; actor Jerry Stiller (The King of Queens, Seinfeld) is 84; comedian/actress Joan Rivers is 78; actress Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, ER) is 45; Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (shooting victim January 8, 2011) is 41; rapper Kanye West is 34.

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Roughriders re-establishing special teams play.

Roughrider training camp: Day 3 report. (From Rod Pedersen's blog)

Freeman pursuing full-time position with Riders.

Kavis Reed creating a culture of accountability.

Bruce's secret for success and staying young.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Hi Gramma. Thanks for coming to my party.

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This is Dairy Month.


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ANAHEIM -- Alex Cobb got his first "W" -- and the beverage shower that followed -- but it took a redemption act from Sunday's goats to seal a 4-1 win over the Angels on Tuesday night in front of 38,833 at Angel Stadium.
The Rays claimed their second consecutive win, moving to 32-29 on the season and 2 1/2 games behind the Yankees and Red Sox in the American League East.
Cobb made his third Major League start and got the winning decision after allowing just one run in 6 1/3 innings.
Read the rest here.
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This is National Smile Month.
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SAN FRANCISCO --  There weren't many things to discuss in the Giants' clubhouse Tuesday night.
"We weren't able to do it tonight," second baseman Freddy Sanchez said after San Francisco dropped a 2-1 decision to Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals. "We're not going to be able to come back every time."
Read the rest here.
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Today in Elvis History:

1961 - Elvis Presley's seventh film, "Wild in the Country" premiered.

1961 - Elvis Presley bought a 21-foot Coronado waterskiing boat.

1962 - Principal photography finished for Elvis Presley's movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!".

1966 - The Elvis Presley film "Paradise Hawaiian Style" premiered.

1968 - The Elvis Presley single "U.S. Male" hit #15 in the U.K.

2000 - Lisa Marie Presley and her children broke ground for the Presley Place in a special ceremony.

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This is Sports America Kids Month.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963The single "My Bonnie" hit #48 in the U.K. The song was released under the name Tony Sheridan & the Beatles.

1967 - The Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" hit #1 in the U.K.

1974 - Paul McCartney's single "Band On The Run" hit #1 in the U.S.

1979 - On "Midnight Special" Gloria Gaynor hosted Paul McCartney and Wings, Rod Stewart and Bad Company.

1998 - Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr appeared together in public for the first time in nearly 30 years. They attended a London memorial service for Linda McCartney.

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World Menopause Week starts today.

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Today in Sports History:

1961 - The Milwaukee Braves set a major league baseball record with four consecutive home runs in the seventh inning.

1969 - The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle's number (7).

1969 - It was announced that there would be a single schedule for both the NFL and AFL.

1986 - The Boston Celtics won their 16th NBA championship.

2000 - The Dallas Stars and the New Jersey Devils played the NHL's longest scoreless game in Stanley Cup finals history. The fifth game of the series lasted 106 minutes and 21 seconds. The game ended with a goal by Mike Madano that allowed the Stars to play a game six back in Dallas.

2002 - Brett Hull (Detroit Red Wings) scored his 99th career playoff goal.

2002 - The Detroit Red Wings and the Carolina Hurricanes began playing the third game of their Stanly Cup Finals. The game lasted until 14 minutes and 47 seconds of the third overtime. The game ended past 1 a.m. the next day and was the third-longest Stanley Cup finals game in NHL history.

2005 - Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to reach 400 career home runs in a 12-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Today is Upsy Daisy Day. A day to remind people to get up gloriously, gratefully and gleefully each morning.

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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals 3:45pm EDT

NHL Stanley Cup Finals -- Vancouver Canucks at Boston Bruins 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 10:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Red 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

NHL Stanley Cup Finals -- Boston Bruins at Vancouver Canucks 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series - Firestone Twin 275s at Texas Motor Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series - Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 1:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 8:05pm EDT

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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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