Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's Wednesday

It's Wednesday already. My, but this week is just flying by. Here's what's happening....


Today is August 3rd, the 215th day of 2011. There are 150 days left in the year.


EJ's Mailbag.

Chelios leads U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame group.


Today's Birthdays: Singer Tony Bennett is 85 ... Actor Martin Sheen is 71 ... TV host Martha Stewart is 70 ... Actor John C. McGinley is 52 (Scrubs, Wild Hogs) ... Actor Isaiah Washington is (formerly of Grey's Anatomy) 48 ... NFL quarterback Tom Brady is 34 (New England Patriots) ... Actress Evangeline Lilly is 32 (Lost, The Hurt Locker).


Riders' Dressler still standing tall.

Rider Beat: Walker dealing with weighty issue.

After last week's disappointing loss to Calgary, the Riders will travel to Vancouver for a match up with the 0-5 BC Lions. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Kickoff is set for 10:30pm EDT.

Visit the team's official website at


New research shows if you're an innie and not an outie, your belly button is home to at least 60 to 100 or more species of bacteria, fungi and yeasts.

************************************************ Online Water Cooler: Week #5.

Stala highlights Players of the Week.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,


Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, has been named the country's biggest party school. (How big of a party school is Ohio University? Their mascot is a keg.)


Super Jimmy watches Supper Bunny and Zoom Zoom on Max & Ruby.


A piece of the space shuttle Columbia has been discovered in an east Texas lake. The shuttle broke up when re-entering the atmosphere in 2003, killing its seven-person crew. The newly-discovered part is a tank 4 feet in diameter that contributed power and water to the shuttle. The part was discovered after a drought lowered the lake's water level.


ST PETERSBURG -- Tampa Bay's hitting woes at Tropicana Field continued Tuesday as it dropped another low-scoring affair, this time to the Blue Jays, 3-1, in front of 13,333 to open up a 10-game homestand.
With the Red Sox and the Yankees continuing to extend their leads over the Rays in the American League East standings, Toronto inched to half a game behind Tampa Bay for third place in the division.
Read the rest here.

Today is Watermelon Day. (Linky Link)


SAN FRANCISCO -- Here's when everybody finds out whether the Giants relish a challenge.
The reigning World Series champions fell into a first-place tie in the National League West with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who rode two-run homers by Paul Goldschmidt and Justin Upton to a 6-1 victory Tuesday night.
Read the rest here.


Police in Idaho Falls, Idaho, investigated a man in a bunny suit after neighbors reported him as a public nuisance for frightening children in their neighborhood. Thirty-four year old William Falkingham was advised by police not to wear his bunny suit in public.


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - In Miami, Elvis Presley began a week-long tour of Florida.

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" hit #3 in the U.K.

1964 - Principal photography for the Elvis Presley film "Girl Happy" was finished.

1963 - The Elvis Presley single "(You're The) Devil In Disguise" hit #1 in the U.K.

1974 - Elvis Presley's single "If You Talk In Your Sleep" hit #17 in the U.S.


August is National Golf Month.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles made their final appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. They had performed nearly 300 shows at the club since 1961.

1966 - The South African government banned the broadcast of Beatles songs in response to John Lennon's comment that the band was "more popular than Jesus."

1967 - George Harrison joined Ravi Shankar at his news conference to promote Shankar's Hollywood Bowl concert on August 4.

1971 - Paul McCartney announced the formation of his new band Wings. The band consisted of Paul and Linda McCartney, Denny Laine and Denny Seiwell.


The main cast from The Big Lebowski is reuniting in New York this month during the annual Lebowski Fest. Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Julianne Moore are all scheduled to appear at the fest on August 16 where they are all set for a Q&A session with fans before watching a screening of the flick.


Today in Sports History:

1936 - Jesse Owens won the first of his four olympic gold medals.

1949 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) was formed. The league was formed by the merger between the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League.

1984 - Mary Lou Retton won a gold medal at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics.


August is Happiness Happens Month.


Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 12:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 10:15pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 10:30pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- U.S. Cellular 250 presented by the Enlist Weed Control System at Iowa Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 1:40pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 4:05pm EDT


That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to tell your friends about us. See you tomorrow.

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