Friday, June 8, 2012

It's Friday

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


Today is June 8th, the 160th day of 2012. There are 206 days left in the year.


Stanley Cup Finals (New Jersey Devils vs. Los Angeles Kings):

Wednesday, May 30th Los Angeles 2 at New Jersey 1 OT
Saturday, June 2nd Los Angeles 2 at New Jersey 1 OT
Monday, June 4th New Jersey 0 at Los Angeles 4
Wednesday, June 6th New Jersey 3 at Los Angeles 1 (Los Angeles leads series 3-1)
Saturday, June 9th Los Angeles at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC
*Monday, June 11th New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBC
*Wednesday, June 13th Los Angeles at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC

* -- If necessary

Devils force Game 5 by sticking to the plan.

Loss to Devils adds perspective to Kings' run at Cup.

Report: Davidson interviews with Blue Jackets.

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Today's Birthdays: Former First Lady Barbara Bush is 87; Actor Jerry Stiller (The King of Queens, Seinfeld, father of Ben Stiller) is 85; Comedian/actress Joan Rivers is 79; Actress Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, ER) is 46; Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (shooting victim in early 2011) is 42.


USA Hockey to Celebrate 75th Anniversary with Gala at Broadmoor Tomorrow

Sold-Out Event Includes Tribute to Five Gold-Medal Teams; Olympic Coaches; Grassroots Leaders

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey will conclude its diamond jubilee season with a special 75th Anniversary Gala tomorrow (June 8) at the Broadmoor International Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Highlighting the event will be the celebration of five gold-medal winning U.S. teams: 1960 Men's Olympic Team, 1980 Men's Olympic Team, 1996 World Cup Team, 1998 Women's Olympic Team and 2010 Paralympic Team.

Two players from each of the five teams will take part in an on-stage remembrance of their squad's significant achievement during the Gala, including John Mayasich and Dick Meredith from 1960; Jim Craig and Mark Johnson from 1980; Brian Leetch and Mike Richter from 1996; Karyn Bye-Dietz and Katie King-Crowley from 1998; and Steve Cash and Alexi Salamone from 2010.

Additionally, USA Hockey will honor Peter Karmanos, Jr. (Raleigh, N.C.), owner of the Carolina Hurricanes and executive chairman of the board of Compuware Corporation, with the Distinguished Achievement Award; Paul Moore (Falmouth, Mass.) with the Wm. Thayer Tutt Award; and Jack Johnson (Ann Arbor, Mich.) as the Bob Johnson Award recipient.

The Gala, which is completely sold-out, will also include remarks from special guests that include Gary Bettman, commissioner of the National Hockey League; Murray Costello, vice president of the International Ice Hockey Federation; and Scott Blackmun, chief executive officer of the United States Olympic Committee.

The night will also include a special tribute to U.S. Olympic coaches with appearances by Murray Williamson, Lou Vairo, Tim Taylor, Peter Laviolette, Ron Wilson, Ben Smith and Mark Johnson.

In addition, attendees will hear from USA Hockey president Ron DeGregorio; USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean and legendary Walter Bush, who is in his 53rd year serving on USA Hockey's Board of Directors, currently in the position of chairman of the board.

USA Hockey's Dave Fischer will serve as master of ceremonies, accompanied by Brian Burke, general manager of the 2010 U.S. Men's Olympic Team and currently the president and general manager of the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs and A.J. Mleczko, television analyst and gold medalist on the 1998 U.S. Women's Olympic Team.

Watch exclusive highlights from the Gala on YouTube and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #USAH75.

Jack Johnson
Bob Johnson Award

Jack Johnson captained the 2012 U.S. Men’s National Team, marking the second time in three years he’s worn the “C” for Team USA at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship. Johnson tallied three goals and an assist to help the U.S. to a 6-2 record, the most wins by a U.S. squad in the world championship since 1990 and the best winning percentage in the event by Team USA since 1949. Johnson tallied a power-play goal against France in Team USA’s 7-2 win and scored two power-play goals, including the game winner in overtime, to propel the U.S. past Canada, 5-4. Johnson has represented the United States in international competition on 10 different occasions, including the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. A product of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, Johnson has 32 points (16-16) in 69 career games for Team USA, including 18 points (10-8) in 30 games in the IIHF Men's World Championship. Professionally, Johnson plays in the National Hockey League for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Peter Karmanos, Jr.
Distinguished Achievement Award

The owner and chief executive officer of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, Peter Karmanos, Jr., has used his business acumen to build an empire of hockey at all levels of the game in the United States for more than five decades. As executive chairman of the board for Compuware, Karmanos established one of America’s most successful club hockey programs. In 1994, he acquired the Hartford Whalers and two seasons later moved the team to Raleigh, N.C. Since the team’s arrival in North Carolina, the Hurricanes have enjoyed success both on and off the ice, highlighted by winning the Stanley Cup in 2006. In addition, the team has advanced to the conference finals three times in the last 10 seasons and captured the Eastern Conference title in 2002 and 2006. Off the ice, the Hurricanes were recognized as the top hockey franchise and second-ranked franchise in all of sports by ESPN in the “Ultimate Standings,” a collection of data and survey results that take into account a team’s on-ice success as well as its community impact and overall fan experience. Karmanos has received numerous awards and honors, among them being the prestigious Lester Patrick Award in 1998 for his outstanding service to hockey in the United States.

Paul Moore
Wm. Thayer Tutt Award

Paul Moore has given countless hours of his time to not only help grow the game of hockey in his home state of Massachusetts, but also in working to make sure the game is available for kids of all ages and skill levels. After helping Southeastern Massachusetts University — now UMass-Dartmouth — to three consecutive ECAC Division III titles in his four years with the team (1981-85) and playing two years in in the International Hockey League (1985-87), Moore returned to his hometown of Falmouth, Mass., focused on giving back to hockey through volunteer efforts. He has had many notable accomplishments in helping hockey since returning to Falmouth, perhaps none as significant as the new eco-friendly ice arena that is scheduled to open in the town this June. Under his leadership on the building and fundraising committees, Falmouth Youth Hockey raised nearly $6 million to finance the one-and-a-half sheet facility, when most thought it not possible. In his roles as director of development and the director of coaching, Moore created a program that has resulted in four elementary schools offering after-school skating and learn to play programs for grades one-through-four. As a result of this program, Falmouth Youth Hockey was awarded the Massachusetts Hockey Mike Cheever “Grow Hockey Development” grant for the last two seasons. Moore has also been committed to maintaining financial resources to offer “Try Hockey for Free” programs to encourage new participation in the sport.


Tomorrow (June 9) is the Belmont Stakes, the final race of horse racing's Triple Crown. If I'll Have Another wins, he'll be the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 34 years. (Affirmed in 1978).


Morris: Benevides ready to make his mark.

Glenn in familiar territory in Calgary.

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Father's Day is a week from Sunday! [Remember, you never have to remember the size when you send cash!]


Nitey-nite Buddy!


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Same thing as yesterday -- hanging out with my family, my radio stuff and the Johnny Blog. How 'bout you?


New York, NY. -- The Rays resembled nothing like the product displayed their first two nights in New York, and they came away with a 7-3 win over the Yankees on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, with 39,891 watching.

Read the rest here.


A stretch of Texas highway may soon be the fastest in the country, allowing speeds up to 85 mph. [That sounds really dangerous because you know people will be doing 85 while texting their friends, "Hey, I'm doing 85!"]


San Diego, CA.--
Buster Posey, Angel Pagan and Gregor Blanco contributed home runs and the San Diego Padres added leaky defense to help the Giants emerge with an 8-3 victory Thursday.

Read the rest here.


Canadian Jean BĂ©liveau went for a walk -- for 46,600 miles through 64 countries. And perhaps the biggest surprise of all is that his wife waited for him at home while Jean spent 11 years walking around the world.


Today in Elvis History

1961 - Elvis Presley's seventh film, "Wild in the Country" premiered.

1961 - Elvis Presley bought a 21-foot Coronado waterskiing boat.

1962 - Principal photography finished for Elvis Presley's movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!".

1966 - The Elvis Presley film "Paradise Hawaiian Style" premiered.

1968 - The Elvis Presley single "U.S. Male" hit #15 in the U.K.

2000 - Lisa Marie Presley and her children broke ground for the Presley Place in a special ceremony.


No doubt about it, Google's YouTube website continues to grow in popularity. Back in March was receiving 60 hours' worth of video per minute. Now, 10 weeks later, YouTube has made a new announcement: they're receiving 3 days' worth of video a minute.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The single "My Bonnie" hit #48 in the U.K. The song was released under the name Tony Sheridan & the Beatles.

1967 - The Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" hit #1 in the U.K.

1974 - Paul McCartney's single "Band On The Run" hit #1 in the U.S.

1979 - On "Midnight Special" Gloria Gaynor hosted Paul McCartney and Wings, Rod Stewart and Bad Company.

1979 - The Wings album "Back to the Egg" was released.

1993 - The Paul McCartney and Wings album "Red Rose Speedway" was released on CD.

1998 - Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr appeared together in public for the first time in nearly 30 years. They attended a London memorial service for Linda McCartney.


IN THEATERS - Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (PG) and Prometheus (R).


Today in Sports History:

1961 - The Milwaukee Braves set a major league baseball record with four consecutive home runs in the seventh inning.

1969 - The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle's number (7).

1969 - It was announced that there would be a single schedule for both the NFL and AFL.

1986 - The Boston Celtics won their 16th NBA championship.

2000 - The Dallas Stars and the New Jersey Devils played the NHL's longest scoreless game in Stanley Cup finals history. The fifth game of the series lasted 106 minutes and 21 seconds. The game ended with a goal by Mike Modano that allowed the Stars to play a game six back in Dallas.

2002 - Brett Hull (Detroit Red Wings) scored his 99th career playoff goal.

2002 - The Detroit Red Wings and the Carolina Hurricanes began playing the third game of their Stanley Cup Finals. The game lasted until 14 minutes and 47 seconds of the third overtime. The game ended past 1 a.m. the next day and was the third-longest Stanley Cup finals game in NHL history.

2005 - Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to reach 400 career home runs in a 12-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.


A Florida (Port Charlotte) man was arrested after he reportedly continued to call 911 despite being told by sheriff's deputies to stop. Why was he calling? Deputies were called to the Emerald City Gentlemen's Club after the owner told the man to leave. The man had attempted to bring a kitten into the strip club. Instead of leaving, the man sat down outside the business and called 911. He also appeared intoxicated, and then began yelling and causing a disturbance.


Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Texas Rangers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Texas Rangers 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 7:15pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Texas Rangers 4:05pm EDT

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Milwaukee IndyFest at West Allis, WI. 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 7:15pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners 4:10pm EDT


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

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