Tuesday, August 21, 2012

It's Wednesday

It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is August 22nd, the 235th day of 2012. There are 131 days left in the year. As you already guess, I wiped out yesterday's blog by mistake. Guess I gotta pay closer attention, huh?!?!


Lightning hope to find success with rebuilt back end.

Summit tackles current standard of rules enforcement.

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


Today's Birthdays: Actress Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley) is 65; actor Ty Burrell (Modern Family) is 45; TV chef Giada De Laurentiis is 42; actress Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaides, Saturday Night Live) is 39.


Fan Blog: The four games in four days experience.

Cauz: Is the 20-plus carry running back in the past?

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


For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members. The home of the Masters invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October. Both women accepted.


What's wrong with the Riders?

With their 4th straight loss, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have slipped to 3-4 on the season. Their next game is this coming Saturday, August 25th 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 ESPN3.com.

Visit the team's official website, http://www.riderville.com/.


According to a new study, more and more Americans are preferring to attend megachurches. [The more people there are the harder it is for the preacher to tell that you're asleep.]


Tampa, FL. -- New England Head Coach Bill Belichick calls the Bucs' Greg Schiano smart, tough and a coach that gets the most out of his players.

Read the rest here.


Is bacon-flavored Coke on the way? That's what some Twitter users are wondering, after an image of a Diet Coke can emblazoned with the words "with Bacon" below the logo appeared online. A Coca-Cola spokesman says no bacon-flavored Coke, or Diet Coke, is coming.


I love you Flipper!


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


St. Petersburg, FL. -- Considering how well he's pitched this year, there really wasn't any surprise when Rays starting pitcher David Price plowed through the Royals' lineup.

What threw the Tampa Bay off, though, was an almost equally stellar night from Kansas City's Luke Hochevar, despite his 5.24 ERA entering Tuesday's matchup.

But the game came down to the bullpens with the Royals breaking through against the Rays' Joel Peralta in the top of the 10th and holding serve for a 1-0 win at Tropicana Field. The Rays have now lost three times by that same score, their most in a season.

Read the rest here.


A man was stopped after allegedly stealing six bottles of corn remover medicine from a drugstore in the U.K. When confronted, the man and a security guard got into a scuffle and the man got away -- but not very far. The suspect was unable to run away because of the corns on his feet.


Los Angeles, CA.--
One effective outing couldn't erase all of Tim Lincecum's poor performances this year. But his exploits Tuesday awarded him a pitcher's mound-sized heap of redemption.

Lincecum didn't just earn the decision in the Giants' 4-1 victory over Los Angeles. After all, he beat the Dodgers. That counts extra in Giants country, particularly under the circumstances. The Giants, who already have assured themselves of winning the three-game series, widened their National League West lead over Los Angeles to 1 1/2 games, their biggest bulge since Aug. 8.

Read the rest here.


ON DVD TODAY - Bernie (Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey)
Chimpanzee;The Dictator (Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox); A Separation; The Rescuers: 35th Anniversary Edition; NCIS: The Complete Ninth Season; NCIS: Los Angeles - The 3rd Season; The Closer: The Complete Seventh Season; Revenge: The Complete 1st Season; House - Season 8: The Final Season


Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis began work on his first movie, "Love Me Tender." The film was originally entitled "The Reno Brothers."

1959 - The Elvis Presley song "My Wish Came True" hit #12 in the U.S.

1964 - Elvis Presley's single "Such A Night" hit #16 in the U.S.

1970 - It was announced that Elvis Presley would be going on his first U.S. tour since the mid-1950's.

1997 - The Elvis Presley movie "Jailhouse Rock" was released on DVD.


Nicki Minaj will be joining Mariah Carey at the judges table for the new season of American Idol -- if you believe Us Weekly. A source is reportedly telling Us that Minaj is "100 percent confirmed to judge American Idol."


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Liberty Records reported the album "The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles" was selling 25,000 copies a day.

1968 - Cynthia Powell Lennon sued John Lennon for divorce on the grounds of adultery.

1969 - The Beatles filmed a film short for "The Long and Winding Road."

1979 - George Harrison's autobiography "I Me Mine" was published in a limited edition of 2,000 copies.

1986 - Paul McCartney released the album "Press to Play."

1998 - Mark David Chapman said that he did not want any of the money that would be made from the sale of the signed "Double Fantasy" album that John Lennon signed for him the same day he was killed. Chapman was is prison for the December 8, 1980 murder at the time.


We've all seen and heard stories of parents shaming their children on street corners and the Internet. Child does something bad, child forced to stand on a street corner holding sign with hand-written apology. Pet shaming is now the latest craze to sweep the Internet. Owners are snapping their mutts in the act of mischief, or writing a sign pointing out their mistakes before posting it online for the world to see.


Today in Sports History:

1950 - Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to be accepted into a national competition.

1951 - 75,052 people watched the Harlem Globetrotters perform. It was the largest crowd to see a basketball game.

1972 - Due to its racial policies, Rhodesia was asked to withdraw from the 20th Olympic Summer Games.

1989 - Nolan Ryan became the first major league pitcher to strike out 5,000 batters.

2001 - Brett Hull signed a 2 year deal for $9 million with the Detroit Red Wings.

2003 - Albert Pujols (St. Louis Cardinals) went 0-5 to end a 30-game hitting streak.


Today is Be An Angel Day, a day to do one small act of service for someone. Be a blessing in someone's life.


Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Thursday --

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

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

Friday --

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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