Sunday, June 10, 2012

It's Sunday

It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....


Today is June 10th, the 162nd day of 2012. There are 204 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
Saturday, June 9th Los Angeles 1 at New Jersey 2 (Los Angeles leads series 3-2)
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 stay alive again with 2-1 victory.

Norfolk completes sweep to win Calder Cup.

Former Soviet great Krutov dies at 52.

Visit the official league website,


On this date in 1776, the Continental Congress appointed a committee to write a Declaration of Independence.


Keith Shologan settles into veteran role with Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Saskatchewan Roughriders extend GM Brendan Taman's contract with one-year deal.

Visit the leagues' official website,


The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, held its first graduation on this date in 1854.


Let's go home Mommy.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....hanging out with my family, the Johnny Blog and finally (weather permitting) having Jimmy's birthday party. How 'bout you?


Miami, FL. -- Every Rays fan's dream inning unfolded in the second Saturday night.

That five-run outburst -- and all the little pieces that made the inning so delicious -- paved the way for a 13-4 Rays win over the Marlins at Marlins Park with 30,963 watching.

Read the rest here.


On this date in 1902, the "outlook" or "see-through" envelope was patented by Americus F. Callahan.


San Francisco, CA.--
Ryan Vogelsong combined his typical efficiency on the mound with rare proficiency at the plate Saturday to help the Giants prevail in an Interleague showdown against the Texas Rangers, 5-2.

Read the rest here.


The Republican National Convention was broadcast by NBC radio on this date in 1924. It was the first political convention to be on radio.


Today in Elvis History

1957 - The Elvis Presley movie "Loving You" premiered in Memphis at the Strand Theater.

1958 - Elvis Presley began his first weekend furlough from the U.S. Army. He recorded two sessions in Nashville including the song "I Got Stung" and "I Need Your Love Tonight." This was his last recording session until after his March 1960 discharge from the U.S. Army.

1958 - Elvis Presley's single "Hard Headed Woman" was shipped.

1964 - Elvis began working on the soundtrack to the movie "Girl Happy."

1966 - The Elvis Presley single "Long Legged Girl" hit #63 in the U.S.

1966 - In Memphis, Elvis Presley recorded the song "If Every Day Was Christmas."

1969 - Elvis Presley flew to Las Vegas to discuss arrangements for what was to be his comeback to the live stage after eight years.

1972 - The album "Elvis Now" hit #12 in the U.K.

1972 - The Elvis Presley album "Rock And Roll" hit #34 in the U.K. The album was the reissue of "Rock 'N' Roll No. 1."

1978 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "He Walks Beside Me" hit #113 in the U.S.


Alcoholic Anonymous was founded by William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith on this date in 1935.


Today in Beatles History:

1966 - The Beatles were first heard using reversed tape in the song "Rain." It was a 'B' side to the song "Paperback Writer."

1971 - John Lennon's "Woman Is The Nigger Of The World" hit #57 in the U.S.

1976 - Paul McCartney and Wings set a record for an indoor concert crowd when 67,100 fans gathered in Seattle, WA.


On this date in 1943, Laszlo Biro patented his ballpoint pen. Biro was a Hungarian journalist.


Today in Sports History:

1921 - Babe Ruth became baseball's all-time home run leader with 120.

1944 - The youngest pitcher in major league baseball pitched his first game. Joe Nuxhall was 15 years old (and 10 months and 11 days).

1948 - Chuck Yeager exceeded the speed of sound in the Bell XS-1.

1959 - Rocky Colavito (Cleveland) hit home runs in four straight at-bats.

1975 - Pele signed a three-year contract with the U.S. based Cosmos.

1981 - Pete Rose got his 3,630th career hit. The feat tied Stan Musial's National League record.

1983 - Johnny Bench announced his plans to retire. He was a catcher in the major leagues for 16 years.

1989 - Wayne Gretzky won the NHL's MVP award for the ninth time.

1996 - The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Florida Panthers in a 1-0 triple overtime game. The win ended a four-game sweep for the Stanley Cup.

1997 - Kevin Brown (Florida Marlins) threw his first no hitter. It was the second no-hitter in Marlins history.

2002 - Brett Hull (Detroit Red Wings) scored his 100th career playoff goal.

2005 - Babe Ruth's 1919 contract that moved him from Boston to the Yankees sold at auction for $996,000.


Chuck Yeager exceeded the speed of sound in the Bell XS-1 on this date in 1948.


Fort Worth, TX. -- Scott Dixon is too strong. No, wait, it's Will Power in the lead. OK, Graham Rahal looks to be in control coming to the finish. What? Justin Wilson? Where did he come from?

From 17th on the starting grid actually, and the driver of the No. 18 Sonny's BBQ car for Dale Coyne Racing charged to the front -- overtaking Rahal's mishandling car on Lap 226 of 228 -- to win the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway.

It was the first IZOD IndyCar Series oval victory for Wilson, who led Rahal across the start-finish line by 3.9202 seconds. Ryan Briscoe finished third and James Hinchcliffe was fourth. All four led multiple laps in the fast and furious race.

Read the rest here.


General Motors announced the gas turbine bus had been produced successfully on this date in 1954.


Coming up:

Tonight --

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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