Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's Thursday












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

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Today is May 17th, the 138th day of 2012. There are 228 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 (Los Angeles leads series 2-0)
Thursday, May 17th Phoenix at Los Angeles 9:00pm EDT NBCSN
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

JR: Plenty of candidates for Conn Smythe.

Brown's toughness impresses his teammates.

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

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Today's birthdays: Actor Bill Paxton (Big Love, Titanic, Twister) is 57; Actor/comedian Bob Saget is 56; Actor Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show, The Drew Carey Show) is 50; Hall of Fame soccer player Mia Hamm is 40; Dancer Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars) is 27.

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Roughriders must get more from their core.

BC Lions sign California native DeMarco as QB.

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

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A new study at UCLA shows that too much high-fructose corn syrup can make you dumb. [According to the study, 9 out of 10 participants had trouble spelling M&Ms.]

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This cake is yummy!

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

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Manager Joe Maddon has often said his club plays its best in stormy weather. Wednesday night at Tropicana Field personified their skipper's sentiments as the Rays took a 2-1 win over the Red Sox with 20,843 watching.

The Rays have now won four in a row to move to 24-14 on the season.

Read the rest here.

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Yankee Candle has launched a limited-edition collection of men's candles available in four fragrances: Man Town, First Down, Riding Mower, and 2 X 4. Man Town smells like "the modern man cave, for men who wear deodorant. It smells like a men's cologne."

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San Francisco, CA.--
Though invincibility is a quality not associated with the Giants, their last vestige of it evaporated in Wednesday night's 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Madison Bumgarner had won each of his previous eight starts at AT&T Park, dating back to last year. But that streak ended as the Giants' offense remained characteristically limp.

Read the rest here.

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Reliable sources say Apple has ordered larger screens for the next iPhone model. The new iPhone screens are "at least" 4-inches, up from 3.5 inches on the iPhone 4S.

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Today in Elvis History

1969 - The album "Elvis: NBC TV Special" hit #2 in the U.K.

2005 - Lisa Marie Presley peformed "Idiot" on "Good Morning America."

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Some Air Canada passengers waiting on the tarmac to take off for their flight to Bucharest were lucky to be traveling with members of the Lemon Bucket Orkestra. Taking advantage of the 20-minute delay, they decided to break out their instruments. Here's some video.

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - In France, the film "Wonderwall" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

1971 - The Paul and Linda McCartney album "Ram" was released.

1980 - Paul and Linda McCartney appeared as guest stars on "Saturday Night Live." They did not perform but the "Coming Up" video was shown.

1988 - A New York appellate court reinstated punitive damages and claims of fraud and theft against Capitol Records. The nine-year-old $80 million suit had been brought by George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Apple Records.

1988 - In a Manhattan District Court a $40 million lawsuit claiming that Capitol Records deliberately stalled the release of Beatles CDs was dismissed.

1997 - The album "Flaming Pie" hit #2 in the U.K. Paul McCartney appeared live on a US VH1 town meeting to promote the album.

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AMERICAN IDOL - The top 2 will be revealed tonight. Lisa Marie Presley and Adam Lambert will perform.

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Today in Sports History:

1927 - The Chicago Cubs beat the Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings.

1953 - The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians set a record when they used 41 players in a game.

1968 - Frank Howard hit his 8th home run in 5 games.

1969 - Baltimore, Cleveland and Pittsburgh agreed to move from the NFL's NFC to the AFC.

1970 - Hank Aaron became the 9th player to get 3,000 hits.

1973 - Bobby Valentine broke his leg trying to prevent a Dick Green home run from going over the wall.

1973 - Joe Ferguson hit the 6,000th home run for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1987 - Eric ‘Sleepy’ Floyd of the Golden State Warriors set a playoff record for points in a single quarter with 29.

1992 - Gary Carter (Montreal Expos) became the third player to play catcher in 2,000 games.

1998 - New York Yankees pitcher David Wells became the 13th player in modern major league baseball history to throw a perfect game.

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Forbes magazine is out with its annual list of the most powerful celebrities. And topping the list is Jennifer Lopez.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 3:45pm EDT

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

Friday --

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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