Friday, July 22, 2011

It's Friday

It's Friday, also known as "Weekend Eve." Here's what's happening....


Today is July 22nd, the 203rd day of 2011. There are 162 days left in the year.


Some records may be etched in permanent ink.

Citing travel, Emrick leaves Devils, joins NBC.


Today is National Penuche Fudge Day. (Linky Link)


Friends of the Riders gearing up for another year.

Searching for answers.

Visit the team's official website at


This is Rat-Catchers Day.


Campbell: Battle of Alberta key test for Esks.

Ticat offense aims to gain momentum in BC.

Landry: Sweet Home Toronto.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,


Today is Spoonerism Day. (Linky Link)


Baseball is more fun when you go with your Schnauzer!


The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin leading rats out of town is said to have occurred on this date in 1376.


ST. PETERSBURG -- The first time James Shields and CC Sabathia met this season, a pitchers' duel broke out. Their second meeting wasn't much different -- except for the outcome.

After turning in an eight-inning complete game on June 10 and still losing against Sabathia, Shields turned the tables and pushed the Rays to a 2-1 victory over the Yankees on Thursday in front of 29,279 at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.


Wiley Post ended his around-the-world flight on this date in 1933. He had traveled 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.


SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants, off yesterday, open up a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers tonight at AT&T Park. Matt Cain pitches for the Giants against Milwaukee's Shaun Marcum. First pitch is at 10:15pm EDT.


John Dillinger was mortally wounded by FBI agents at the Biograph Theatre in Chicago, Illinois on this date in 1934.


Today in Elvis History:

1968 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley film "Charro."

1969 - The recording "Elvis," of the NBC-TV special, was certified gold by the RIAA.

1972 - The album "Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden" hit #3 in the U.K.

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley was a guest on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien". She did not perform on the show.

2004 - Lisa Marie Presley was the featured guest on Soundstage!


U.S. Vice-President Richard M. Nixon chaired a cabinet meeting in Washington, DC on this date in 1955. It was the first time that a Vice-President had carried out the task.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles' first U.S. album, "Introducing The Beatles," was released.

1967 - The Beatles song "All You Need Is Love" hit #1 in the U.K.

1988 - The worldwide release of "The Beatles Decca Sessions" was prevented by lawyers working for the remaining Beatles and Yoko Ono.

1997 - Yoko Ono's album "A Story" was released.

2003 - John Lennon's album "Imagine" was released on a gold disc.


On this date in the year 2000, astronomers at the University of Arizona announced that they had found a 17th moon orbiting Jupiter.


Today in Sports History:

1926 - At Mitchell Field in New York, Babe Ruth caught a ball that had been dropped from an airplane flying at 250 feet.

1991 - Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant, charged she'd been raped by boxer Mike Tyson in an Indianapolis hotel room. Tyson was later convicted of rape and served 3 years in prison.

2002 - A judge issued a gag order in Allen Iverson's assault case. He said that he wanted to "buffer" prosecutors and defense attorneys from intense media coverage.

2002 - Lawyers for former NFL player Rae Carruth (Carolina Panthers) filed an appeal on his murder conspiracy conviction.

2005 - The NHL's board of governors voted 30-0 to pass the cap-based collective bargaining agreement that the players' association had approved the previous day. The deal ended the 310-day lockout that wiped out the 2004-05 season.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 10:15pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT


Izod Indy Car Series -- Edmonton Indy at Edmonton City Centre Airport 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Montreal Alouettes 7:00pm EDT


That's all for today. Be sure to tell all your friends about us, okay? Enjoy your day, see you tomorrow.

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