Friday, May 18, 2012

It's Friday












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

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Today is May 18th, the 139th day of 2012. There are 227 days left in the year.

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Western Conference Finals (Phoenix Coyotes vs. Los Angeles Kings):

Sunday, May 13th Los Angeles 3 at Phoenix 2
Tuesday, May 15th Los Angeles 4 at Phoenix 0
Thursday, May 17th Phoenix 1 at Los Angeles 2 (Los Angeles leads series 3-0)
Sunday, May 20th Phoenix at Los Angeles 3:00pm EDT NBC
*Tuesday, May 22nd Los Angeles at Phoenix 9:00pm EDT NBCSN
*Thursday, May 24th Phoenix at Los Angeles 9:00pm EDT NBCSN
*Saturday, May 26th Los Angeles at Phoenix 8:00pm EDT Network TBD

Eastern Conference Finals(New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils):

Monday, May 14th New Jersey 0 at New York 3
Wednesday, May 16th New Jersey 3 at New York 2 (Series tied 1-1)
Saturday, May 19th New York at New Jersey 1:00pm EDT NBC
Monday, May 21st New York at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBCSN
Wednesday, May 23rd New Jersey at New York 8:00pm NBCSN
*Friday, May 25th New York at New Jersey 8:00pm NBCSN
*Sunday, May 27th New Jersey at New York 8:00pm EDT NBCSN

* -- If necessary

Renney will not return as coach of Oilers.

BC coach York's loyalties tested in East finals.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com/.

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Today's birthdays: Actor Chow Yun-Fat (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) is 57; Actress-author Tina Fey (Date Night, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live) is 42; Musician Jack Johnson is 37.

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Meet the last pick in the 2012 CFL Draft.

Als' draft pick Bo Adebayo headed to Montreal.

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

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Astronomy lovers will be treated to a partial disappearance of the sun behind the moon this Sunday (May 20). Only the Eastern Seaboard will be totally exempt. The eclipse will occur in the late afternoon or early evening of May 20 throughout North America, and May 21 for observers in Asia.

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I got more cake Daddy!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....same things as yesterday -- write the Johnny blog, have fun with Jimmy and watch tv. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Cody Ross' onslaught led the Red Sox to a 5-3 win over the Rays on Thursday night at Tropicana Field.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak as Tampa Bay fell to 24-15 and into second place in the American League East while splitting the two-game series with Boston.

Read the rest here.

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It's National Bike to Work Day. Around 2 million cyclists are expected to participate.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Having played sloppy defense all season, the Giants enjoyed a reversal Thursday as three St. Louis errors helped them prevail, 7-5, to earn a split of the two-game series.

Read the rest here.

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Charlize Theron says she had no teeth until she was 11. [She was the only kid in her neighborhood who actually knew how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.]

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Today in Elvis History

1971 - In Nashville, Elvis Presley recorded "He Touched Me".

1990 - The television show "Elvis" was cancelled. The show began airing on ABC-TV on February 6, 1990.

1996 - The Elvis Presley song "Heartbreak Hotel/I Was The One" hit #42 in the U.K.

2001 - Lisa Marie Presley helped open the new international headquarters of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.

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Good news, Canada: Americans love you -- better than anyone, anywhere on the planet. Nearly all Americans, a full 96%, have a favorable view of Canada, according to a new survey (Gallup).

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles began their third tour of the U.K. in Slough, England. They were supporting Roy Orbison with Gerry & the Pacemakers.

1964 - Paul McCartney was interviewed by David Frost on BBC-TVs "A Degree Of Frost."

1965 - The Beatles appeared on the NBC-TV special "The Best on Record." The show featured recent Grammy Winners.

1967 - At Olympic Studios, in Barnes, London, John Lennon and Paul McCartney contributed backing vocals for the Rolling Stones song "We Love You."

1992 - Sweden's King Carl Gustaf presented the first Polar Music Prize to Paul McCartney.

1993 - In an article in "USA Today" Paul McCartney talked about the 1985 Michael Jackson takeover of the Lennon and McCartney songwriting legacy.

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A Connecticut woman wrapped up her hospital stay by being arrested by police for checking into the hospital with illegal drugs. Heather Kruger admitted herself to the hospital, walking in with two glass jars and two baggies containing what appeared to be marijuana. She also checked in with what appeared to be a baggie of hallucinogenic mushrooms.

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Today in Sports History:

1897 - William Joyce (New York Giants) set a record when he hit four triples in one game.

1933 - The first major league All-Star Game was announced. It was to be played on July 6 at Comiskey Park as part of the Chicago World's Fair.

1934 - Jimmie Foxx hit the first home run in Comiskey Park.

1942 - New York ended night baseball games for the duration of World War II.

1956 - Mickey Mantle hit a home run from both sides of the plate for the third time.

2000 - Mark McGwire (St. Louis Cardinals) passed Mickey Mantle on the home run career list. He ended the game with 539.

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Mt. Saint Helens erupted in Washington state on this date in 1980. 57 people were killed and 3 billion in damage was done.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

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

Saturday --

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

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves 4:10pm EDT

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

Sunday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 at Iowa Speedway 1:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves 1:40pm EDT

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

Monday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers 8:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers 8:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers 1:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 1:35pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Cocoa Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 5:30pm EDT

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

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