Friday, August 24, 2012

It's Friday

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


Today is August 24th, the 237th day of 2012. There are 129 days left in the year.


Panthers hope to build off last season's success.

Hockey-related revenue focus of latest CBA session.

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Today's Birthdays: WWE CEO Vince McMahon is 67; Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. is 52; actor-comedian Dave Chappelle is 39; actor Rupert Grint (Harry Potter films) is 24.


Walk-Off Winner: Alouettes down 'Cats with late surge.

Lions making use of limited time in preperation for Bombers.

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Arriving in September, Adult Beverage Company will launch it's newest ready-to-serve beverage -- Adult Strawberry Milk, a 40 proof liqueur infused with premium vodka. Just open, pour over ice, and voilĂ -- just like mom used to make. Adult Beverage Company already makes Adult Chocolate Milk.


All bets are off for Riders' Dickenson brothers.

With their 4th straight loss, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have slipped to 3-4 on the season. Their next game is tomorrow at home against the 3-4 Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action is set for 3:00pm EDT. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and online in the U.S. at

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Google updates its emergency preparedness map for Tropical Storm Isaac in Florida.


Tampa, FL. -- On Thursday, Tampa Bay waived three rookies – DE Quintin Anderson, WR Armahd Lewis and T Mike VanDerMeulen.

Read the rest here.


Nudestock is set to happen this Saturday in Issaquah, Washington, a Seattle suburb. According to organizers, Nudestock is "a day in the park with live music. A nude rock and blues experience." No cameras allowed.


Can someone tell Tropical Storm Isaac to go away from us please?


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....wmel stuff, washing dishes and making dinner. How 'bout you?


St. Petersburg, FL. -- Alex Cobb thanked his teammates in appropriate fashion on Thursday for the generosity they'd extended him on Saturday.

He did so by posting zeroes, nine innings' worth, in a 5-0 win over the Athletics at Tropicana Field. It's his first career complete game, as well as his first career shutout.

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Barbie and Ken have finally tied the knot -- thanks to Beatrice de Guigne, a destination wedding photographer based in France. De Guigne wanted something original to show off her skills, so she staged the wedding of the year. De Guigne said Barbie was tired of waiting so she asked Ken to get married. The wedding album is online at


San Francisco, CA.--
Leaving the mound with two runners on in the ninth inning and no outs, Barry Zito apologized to manager Bruce Bochy for not closing out the game.

But as he departed to a standing ovation from the AT&T Park crowd, Zito had very little to apologize for. He had shut out the Braves for eight innings, and though Jeremy Affeldt would allow the two inherited runners to score, Zito's masterful outing powered the Giants to a 5-2 win in Thursday's opener of the four-game series.

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GO BANANAS - Saturday is National Banana Split Day.


Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley recorded "We're Gonna Move" and "Love Me Tender" at 20th Century Fox in Hollywood, CA.

1968 - The soundtrack album to the Elvis Presley movie "Speedway" hit #82 in the U.S.

1974 - The album "Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis" hit #44 in the U.K.

1991 - The Elvis Presley three-CD boxed set "Collectors Gold" hit #57 in the U.K.

1999 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "The Collection" was released by RCA.

2004 - "Elvis Presley - The Signature Collection (It Happened at the World's Fair / Speedway / Spinout / Harum Scarum / Jailhouse Rock / Viva Las Vegas)" was released in a six DVD set.


Angry Birds creators Rovio has announced a new chapter to Angry Birds Space. The update is titled "Red Planet", and will send players to the fields of Mars for more bird-on-pig rivalry. NASA helped Rovio create the trailer by giving them footage taken by the Mars Rover Curiosity from the planet's surface. In addition, the additional levels will include NASA vehicles as part of the architecture.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles released "Matchbox/Slow Down."

1981 - Mark David Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the murder of John Lennon.

1998 - Ingrid Pederson came forward claiming to be the half-sister of John Lennon. The delay in information she said was to spare her adopted mother's feelings.


A man in Nepal who was bitten by a cobra snake bit it back until it died.


Today in Sports History:

1963 - John Pennel pole-vaulted 17 feet and 3/4 inches becoming the first to break the 17-foot barrier.

1975 - Davey Lopes of the Los Angeles Dodgers set a major league baseball record when he stole his 38th consecutive base.


IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - Hit & Run (R); The Apparition (PG-13); Premium Rush (PG-13)


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Food City 250 at Bristol 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 7:10pm EDT

NFL Pre-season Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New England Patriots 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders 3:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma 4:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 8:00pm 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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