Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is September 18th, the 262nd day of 2012. There are 104 days left in the year.

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Some of the NHL's best debuts by 18-year-olds.

Noteworthy names on list of players sent to AHL.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor/comedian Fred Willard (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind) is 79; actor Robert Blake (Baretta) is 79; actor James Gandolfini (The Sopranos, The Taking of Pelham 123) is 51; seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is 41; actress Jada Pinkett Smith (a couple of Matrix films, TV's Hawthorne) is 41; actor James Marsden (Straw Dogs) is 39.

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Reed: ‘It’s absolutely on me.’

Video: Top Ten plays of Week 12.

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

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ON DVD TODAY - Babymakers (Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider); The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Judi Dench, Bill Nighy); The Cabin in the Woods (Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford); Katy Perry: Part of Me The Movie; Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures on Blu-ray; Supernatural: The Complete Seventh Season; Army Wives - The Complete 6th Season: Part 1; Body of Proof - The Complete 2nd Season; Hawaii Five-0 - The 2nd Season; The Mentalist - The Complete 4th Season; Modern Family - The Complete 3rd Season

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Reginans request stadium referendum on election ballot.

5-6 Saskatchewan's next action is this coming Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm EDT vs 7-4 Calgary, a team they lost to 41-38 in week #4. 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 ESPN3.com.

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

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The creator of the first dictionary of the English language, Samuel Johnson, was born in England on this date in 1709.

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Tampa Bay, FL. -- Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano didn't break any NFL kneel-down rules and still isn't apologizing for his aggressive tactics of going after the New York Giants when they were lined up in victory formation.

Read the rest here.

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NASA has spotted carbon dioxide snow falling on Mars. [They've also intercepted what seem to be electronic broadcasts from the planet announcing school closings.]

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Jimmy plays at the letter board.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Washing dishes and taking Jimmy to school. How 'bout you?

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New York, NY. -- If the Rays aren't in the midst of a meltdown, appearances certainly suggested otherwise Monday night when mistakes -- mental and physical -- were part of the equation and tempers flared in a 5-2 loss to the Red Sox.

Read the rest here.

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The LIFX is out to change the way we use light bulbs. By packing Wi-Fi into a standard-sized bulb, it lets you control your lights using nothing but your phone. It's also based on LED technology, which allows you to change the color of the light on a whim, and ensures a lifespan of up to 25 years. But all this heavy tech will set you back $70 a bulb.

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Phoenix, AZ.--
Baseball's stretch drive is supposed to be grueling, unforgiving and pressure-packed. It's not meant to be aesthetically pleasing.

But shortstop Brandon Crawford turned the Giants' pursuit of the National League West title into a thing of beauty Monday night in the Giants' 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Read the rest here.

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Japanese researchers have formulated a way to create a super-thin mineral film that simulates human tooth enamel. The discovery could lead to patches that could leave teeth looking whiter and prevent tooth decay, even for people on a steady diet of sugary snacks.

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland signed up to be Elvis Presley's guitar player.

2005 - The TV mini-series "Elvis" received nominations in six categories for the 57th Annual Emmy Awards. The categories included Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Lead Actor (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Randy Quaid), and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Camryn Manheim).

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Michael Jackson's album Bad sold more than 33 million copies worldwide. A special edition is being be reissued today (Tuesday) as a 3-CD boxed set under the anniversary name The Bad 25. The first CD contains the original album and the second and third CDs are demos and remixes.

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Today in Beatles History:

1974 - John Lennon was a guest DJ on WNEW-FM in New York.

1984 - The Beatles shared the Video Vanguard category, with David Bowie, at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards.

1993 - New Musical Express ranked John Lennon's album "Imagine" #34 on its list of The Greatest Albums of the 70's.

2009 - The George Harrison inspired 2008-built Mini Cooper S Hatchback was sold at auction for £23,000.

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Actress Reese Witherspoon is selling off the California ranch where she wed Jim Toth last year. The pregnant Legally Blonde star has put the estate, which featured in the September issue of Elle Decor magazine, on the market for $10 million.

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Today in Sports History:

1915 - The first asphalt covered automobile race track was opened in Cranston, RI.

1956 - Mickey Mantle hit his 50th home run.

1962 - Charlie Finley was denied permission to move the Athletics to Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX.

1965 - Mickey Mantle played in his 2,000th game.

1972 - Art Williams became the first black umpire in National League history.

1993 - The Anaheim Mighty Ducks played the Pittsburg Penguins in their first NHL pre-season game.

1997 - Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo were elected to World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Tim Miles' new book, Good Company, includes these words of wisdom: "I started my advertising career in 1995 for a country radio station in southern Illinois. I made $305.42 every two weeks. ... You couldn't pry me out of that place - a converted Mexican restaurant. Even then, I vowed to spend ten percent of my meager earnings on improving my career. ... Yeah, my own money. Yeah, it hurt. Growing usually does. Best decision I ever made. Tithe to your career."

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South at Jr. Bruins Showcase TBA

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway 3:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at UCLA Bruins 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 9:05pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South at Jr. Bruins Showcase TBA

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:40pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors Empire South and EJHL South at Jr. Bruins Showcase TBA

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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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