Friday, July 13, 2012

It's Friday

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


Today is July 13th, the 195th day of 2012. There are 171 days left in the year.


Winter Classic to include two alumni games.

Tavares, Hall to coach teams at Mentorship Cup on TSN.

Official 2012 free agent signings tracker.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men films) is 72; Actor Harrison Ford is 70; Inventor Erno Rubik (Rubik's Cube) is 68; Director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) is 55.


Late Game Heroics: Als storm back for narrow win.

48th Vanier Cup to be held during 100th Grey Cup Festival.

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Country singer Luke Bryan has apologized to anyone who was offended that he consulted the notes written on his hand in order to sing the National Anthem at the Major League Baseball All-Star game. [Well, I didn't think that was offensive but to be honest, I do think his moonwalk was a little uncalled for.]


Nye: Hall's defence working wonders for Riders.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders and BC Lions meet in a battle of unbeatens tomorrow at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Kickoff is set for 3:00pm EDT. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call all the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Listen link is on the left side of this blog. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online on

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Today is Friday the 13th, a date considered to be bad luck in western superstition. If you're afraid of Friday the 13th you suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia, also known as paraskevidekatriaphobia.


Jimmy tosses a ball in the air.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff, maybe run an errand or two and try to do some more stuff outside, weather permitting. How 'bout you?


St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Rays are back in action after the All-Star break. Their next game is tonight at home against Boston. Jeremy Hellickson starts for the Rays, Franklin Morales for Boston.


Another Call Me Maybe parody video. This one features the mascots of the Big 10 Conference colleges.


San Francisco, CA.--
The San Francisco Giants back in action tonight after the All-Star break. Their next game is at home tonight against Houston. Madison Bumgarner starts for San Francisco, Jordan Lyles for the Astros.


A new survey found women spend $125,000 on clothing in a lifetime. Even with that, 60% say they still struggle to find something to wear on a daily basis.


Today in Elvis History

1999 - The Elvis Presley album "Artist of the Century" was released.


Sometimes a man just knows what he wants. For example, take Fredrick Denney, who police say barricaded himself in a hotel room and threatened to shoot cops unless he was given pizza. Denney locked himself in a room at a Hampton Inn in Belmont, North Carolina, Saturday morning. And besides the pizza, he also wanted Paris Hilton's hand in marriage.


Today in Beatles History:

1965 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney's "Can't Buy Me Love" won the Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed Work of 1964 and for Highest Certified British Sales categories.


Thinking of taking the kiddos to see Ice Age 4 this weekend? They'll probably like OK, but you may not. An early review, from, calls the animated movie a "flavorless chunk of nothing."


Today in Sports History:

1896 - Philadelphia’s Ed Delahanty became the second major league player to hit four home runs in a single game.

1930 - The first soccer World Cup competition began in Montevideo, Uruguay. Thirteen teams were in the competition.

1972 - Carroll Rosenbloom (owner of the Baltimore Colts) and Robert Irsay (owner of the Los Angeles Rams) traded teams.

1973 - David Bedford set a new world record in the 10,000-meter race in London. His time was 27 minutes, 31 seconds.

1982 - The All-Star Game was played outside the United States for the first time. They played in Montreal, Canada.

1984 - Sportscaster Howard Cosell asked to be released from his duties on "Monday Night Football." He said that he was "tired of being tied to the football mentality."

1995 - Geddy Lee (Rush) sang "Oh Canada" before the All-Star Game at Baltimore's Camden Yards.


In Arkansas, Terry Wallis was injured in a car accident and was left comatose. He came out of the coma in June of 2003.


Coming up:

Tonight --

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

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

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- F.W. Webb 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 2:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions 3:00pm EDT

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway at 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 4:05pm 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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