Friday, September 14, 2012

It's Friday

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


Today is September 14th, the 258th day of 2012. There are 108 days left in the year.


NHL willing to negotiate as CBA deadline nears.

Sundin to skate in Hall of Fame Legends Game.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Walter Koenig (Pavel Chekov in Star Trek and Alfred Bester in Babylon 5) is 76; actress Melissa Leo (Oscar for The Fighter) is 52; actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Father of the Bride, married to Brad Paisley) is 41.


Week 12 Game Notes.

Back in the Lions Den: LB Elimimian returns to BC.

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Google Maps has released details on how those in the U.S. and across the Northern Hemisphere traveled from May to September 2012. National parks occupied the top six spots on the list, followed by the Empire State Building (#7), Myrtle Beach (#8), Niagara Falls (#9) and Times Square (#10).


Nye: Riders forced to weigh options behind centre.

Sanders enjoying unusual role with Roughriders.

5-5 Saskatchewan's next action is this coming Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm EDT at 6-4 Montreal. Catch the game on 620 CKRM with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at

Visit the team's official website,


A New York City mom is charging parents $350 to allow their kids to play, unsupervised, in Central Park. [And for an extra fifty bucks, she'll have Casey Anthony drop your kids at home afterwards.]


Tampa, FL. -- To get to 2-0 to start the 2012 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to have to progress from beating the NFL’s version of Superman to the reigning Super Bowl champions.

Read the rest here.


A man who hopes to become the first to drive at 1,000 mph has inspected the track where the car will make the record attempts. The Bloodhound SuperSonic Car project is based in Bristol, England. The car will attempt to break the current land speed record of 763 mph some time in 2014. Currently engineers are testing the car and its three engines.


But Mommy, I want to go play.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....washing dishes (still) and enjoying Jimmy's day off school. How 'bout you?


Baltimore, MD. -- All of the stops were pulled, and the Rays still came up short Thursday afternoon in a 3-2 loss to the Orioles in 14 innings.

Camden Yards continued to rock with 25,130 sounding more like 40,000 as the Orioles swept the Rays in a three-game series.

Read the rest here.


NEW IN THEATERS TODAY - Finding Nemo 3D (G), Resident Evil: Retribution (R).


Phoenix, AZ.--
The San Francisco Giants had the day off yesterday. Today, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Matt Cain starts for the Giants and Tyler Skaggs starts for Arizona.

First pitch is at 9:40pm EDT.


A group of nursery workers in Denmark made parents an offer that many found hard to refuse. They provided two hours' free childcare on Thursday evening so that the parents could go to bed and make more babies. A spokeswoman for the childcare facility said a lack of young children meant the future of local nurseries was uncertain.


Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "Paralyzed" hit #8 in the U.K.

2005 - The cast members of the musical "All Shook Up" appeared on the ABC daytime drama "All My Children."

2004 - The Elvis Presley CD "Good Rockin' Tonight" was released in the U.S.


On this date in 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner," a poem originally known as "Defense of Fort McHenry," after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, MD, during the War of 1812. The song became the official U.S. national anthem on March 3, 1931.


Today in Beatles History:

1995 - Hand written lyrics for "Getting Better" by Paul McCartney sold for $249,000 at a Sotheby's auction.


Seth MacFarlane's directorial debut Ted did really well this summer -- well enough that sequel talk began almost immediately. And now NBCUniversal says the studio wants to make more out of Ted as soon as possible.

... NBCU is also looking to add more movies to the Bourne, Despicable Me, and Fast and Furious series.


Today in Sports History:

1916 - Christy Mathewson (Cincinnati Reds) won his 373rd career game. It was the only victory he had earned for a team other than the New York Giants during his 17-year career.

1959 - The $32 million Aqueduct, operated by the New York Racing Association, opened.

1968 - Denny McLain (Detroit Tigers) became baseball's first 30-game winner in 34 years. Dizzy Dean (St. Louis) had earned 30 wins in 1934.

1986 - Bob Brenley (San Francisco) tied a major league baseball record when he committed four errors in one inning.

1987 - Tony Magnuson cleared 9.5 feet above the top of the U-ramp and set a new skateboard high jump record.

1987 - The Toronto Blue Jays set a club record of 10 home runs when they defeated the Baltimore Orioles 18-3.

1990 - Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. (Seattle Mariners) hit back-to-back home runs off California Angels pitcher Kirk McCaskill in the first inning. The Angels won the game 7-5.

1994 - It was announced that the season was over for the National Baseball League on the 34th day of the players strike. The final days of the regular season were canceled. Baseball owners had voted 26-2 in favor of ending the season. The result was a year with no World Series for the first time since 1904.

1999 - Leon Lett (Dallas Cowboys) was suspended for seven games as punishment for a fifth violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

2002 - Tim Montgomery (American) set a world record in the 100 meters when he finished in 9.78 seconds. The previous record had been set in 1999 by Maurice Green (9.79 seconds).

2003 - Jamal Lewis (Baltimore Ravens) set an NFL record for yards gained in a single-game when he gained 295 yards rushing. The Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns 33-13.

2003 - Vinny Testaverde (New York Jets) became the ninth player in NFL history to pass for over 40,000 yards.


"My Mother The Car" premiered on NBC TV on this date in 1965. The series was canceled after only a few weeks after the debut.


Coming up:

Tonight --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 4:05pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EDT

EJHL South -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 8:10pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Mav TV American Real 500 at Fontana, California 8:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 9:00am EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 11:30am EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Montreal Alouettes 1:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Giants 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 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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