Tuesday, May 15, 2012

It's Tuesday












It's Tuesday. Still waiting for the return of the main blogging computer which is still in the shop, but anyway, here's what's happening....

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Today is May 15th, the 136th day of 2012. There are 230 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 (Los Angeles leads series 1-0)
Tuesday, May 15th Los Angeles at Phoenix 9:00pm EDT NBCSN
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
*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 (New York leads series 1-0)
Wednesday, May 16th New Jersey at New York 8:00pm NBCSN
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

Dale Hunter steps down as Capitals coach.

Blue Jackets keeping Richards as coach.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright is 75; Sports broadcaster Dan Patrick is 56; Former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith (Dancing with the Stars) is 43; Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos) is 31; Scottish tennis champ Andy Murray is 25.

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Saskatchewan Roughriders offer another chance for Jarrett.

Calgary Stampeders sign former Blue Bomber linebacker Joe Lobendahn.

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

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NEW ON DVD TODAY - Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close); Chronicle;The Devil Inside; The Grey (Liam Neeson); One for the Money (Katherine Heigl); Rampart (Woody Harrelson)

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Time for a nice, cool drink.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....wash dishes(yup, again), watch some Jimmy shows, maybe straighten up the living room (since I didn't yesterday) and love my beautiful wife, just like every day. How 'bout you?

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Toronto, ON. -- The Rays used a six-run fifth inning to defeat the Blue Jays, 7-1, in the first of a two-game series Monday night at Rogers Centre.

Read the rest here.

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It's Take A Picture Day. Pick up your camera and help capture a day in the life of the planet. The project -- aday.org -- wants amateur and professional photographers to capture an image of their home, travel, or work on May 15. The images will be published on the Internet, compiled into a book, and buried in a time capsule.

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San Francisco, CA.--
The Giants' 3-2 victory Monday night over the Colorado Rockies looked like a revival of 2010-style torture, but it really was all about the here and now.

Read the rest here.

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NBC unveiled its upcoming new fall lineup which includes a show featuring Hannibal Lechter. [I hope it's not a cooking show.]

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley inhaled a cap off one of his teeth. He had to be taken to a Los Angeles hospital to have it removed from his lung.

1960 - Elvis Presley's song "Fame And Fortune" hit #17 in the U.S.

2001 - In Washington, DC, Lisa Marie Presley attended a protest against the use of mind-altering medications for children.

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What's more pleasurable than buying a car? Not much! A new study (by Gio Insurance) found buying a car is more pleasurable than buying a new house, new technology, or even starting a new relationship.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles single "Yes It Is" hit #46 in the U.S.

1967 - Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman met each other.

1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show." Joe Garagiola was sitting in for Johnny Carson. During the show the establishment of the Apple record label was announced.

1971 - Two short films by John Lennon were shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

1981 - George Harrison's "All Those Years Ago" was released in the U.K.

1982 - Paul McCartney's duet with Stevie Wonder, "Ebony and Ivory," hit #1 in the U.S.

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Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have officially joined The X Factor. The two were introduced as the newest members of the music competition's judges panel by FOX on Monday. They were joined by creator and fellow judge Simon Cowell, as well as judge L.A. Reid. The X Factor will air this fall on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Today in Sports History:

1862 - Brooklyn's Union Grounds opened. It was the first enclosed baseball park.

1926 - The New York Rangers were officially granted a franchise in the NHL. The NHL also announced that Chicago and Detroit would be joining the league in November.

1935 - The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 20-5.

1941 - Joe DiMaggio began his major league baseball hitting streak of 56 games. The streak ended on July 17th.

1965 - The Canadian Football Players Association was organized.

1973 - Nolan Ryan (California Angels) pitched his first no-hitter.

1980 - The U.S. Basketball League canceled its summer schedule.

1991 - U.S. President Bush took Queen Elizabeth to an Oakland A's-Baltimore Oriole game.

1993 - The Montreal Expos retired Rusty Staub's #10. It was the first number retired by the team.

1993 - In San Antonio, TX, the Alamodome opened.

1995 - The Vancouver Canucks set an NHL playoff record when Christian Ruutu and Geoff Courtnall scored shorthanded goals only 17 seconds apart.

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A Florida man stabbed his computer with a Samurai sword after being accused of downloading child porn. The 21-year-old's assault on the hard drive failed to damage the potential evidence, and he faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

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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