Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It's Tuesday












It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is June 5th, the 157th day of 2012. There are 209 days left in the year.

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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 (Los Angeles leads series 3-0)
Wednesday, June 6th New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBCSN
*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

Messier talks Rangers growth, Gaborik injury.

Pens get Vokoun from Caps, sign to two-year deal.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Second Lady Jill Biden is 61; Financial guru/TV personality Suze Orman is 61; Actor Ron Livingston (Dinner for Schmucks, Band of Brothers, Office Space) is 45; Actor Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, Shooter, The Italian Job) is 41.

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B.C. Lions sign veteran lineman Patrick Kabongo.

Rambo not done just yet.

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

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The Transit of Venus is today (Tuesday) and Wednesday. This is a relatively rare event, and the next one won't happen until December 10, 2117. The exact time depends on where you are on Earth; NASA has a list of times for US cities and for the rest of the world: http://venustransit.nasa.gov/2012/transit/

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Here's Jimmy crawling under the table at his birthday dinner.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....going to the hospital to see my wife and bring her home! Keep those thoughts and prayers coming. Thanks.

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New York, NY. -- The Rays were off yesterday. Tonight, they open a series at the Yankees. James Shields pitches for the Rays against New York's Andy Pettite. First pitch is at 7:05pm EDT.

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An artist in the Netherlands has turned his deceased cat into a radio-controlled helicopter. [Even dead the cat keeps getting stuck in the tree.]

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San Francisco, CA.--
Usually, going 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position and leaving 10 runners on base is a losing formula, but the Giants manufactured enough runs Monday to back starter Ryan Vogelsong's strong outing and beat the Cubs, 3-2.

Read the rest here.

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Taco Bells tacos made out of Doritos launched nationwide in March and they're already the most popular new item the fast food company has ever launched. 100 million Doritos Locos Tacos were sold during the first 10 weeks following the national launch.

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley made his second appearance on Milton Berle’s "Texaco Star Theatre".

1971 - Elvis Presley's "Rags To Riches" hit #9 in the U.K.

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Given the state of the economy over the last few years, it might seem surprising that the demand for super premium chocolate would take off in such a big way. But it has. Since the economy tanked there has been a surge in the number of people who are willing to pay $6, $7, $8 or more, for a bar of chocolate.

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Today in Beatles History:

1971 - Ringo Starr's single "It Don't Come Easy" hit #4 in the U.S. and the U.K.

1971 - Ringo Starr began filming "Blindman."

1972 - George Harrison and Shankar were honored with the "Child Is Father To The man" award by UNICEF for their efforts to aid world famine relief in Bangla Desh.

1987 - Geroge Harrison participated in the fifth annual "Prince's Trust Rock Gala."

1989 - Paul McCartney released the album "Flowers in the Dirt."

2007 - Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full" album was released.

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NEW ON DVD TODAY - Act of Valor (Roselyn Sanchez); John Carter (Taylor Kitsch); Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson); Safe House (Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds); The Sting (Universal's 100th Anniversary re-issue); Burn Notice: The Complete Fifth Season; Breaking Bad: The Complete Fourth Season; Falling Skies: The Complete First Season; Hell's Kitchen Season7; In Plain Sight: Season Four; White Collar - Season 3.

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Today in Sports History:

1927 - Johnny Weissmuller set two world records in swimming events. Weissmuller set marks in the 100-yard, and 200-yard, free-style swimming competition.

1963 - The NHL held its first amateur draft. Twenty-one players were selected. Montreal chose first and selected Garry Monahan.

1967 - The National Hockey League (NHL) awarded six new franchises. The Minnesota North Stars (later the Dallas Stars), Oakland Seals, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers and the St. Louis Blues received their NHL franchises.

1973 - The first hole-in-one in the British Amateur golf championship was made by Jim Crowford.

1989 - The Toronto Blue Jays lost their debut game in the Skydome against the Milwaukee Brewers.

1991 - Brett Hull (St. Louis Blues) won the Hart Trophy. The feat created the first father-and-son team to win the Hart Trophy.

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On this date in 1941, Gene Krupa and his band recorded "After You've Gone" with Roy Eldridge on trumpet.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 3:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Friday --

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

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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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