Wednesday, June 28, 2006

heay wave

its been 30c above for a couple of days. it hasn't been fun. especially having to work the water park. a sweaty situation. good thing for water fountains. anyways, a hot one here.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

dodge/save mart 350

jeff gordon ended a slump going back to martinsvill last october with a win in sonoma today. the win gets him into the top ten in points (he's now 8th) and he, earlier this weekend, proposed to his girlfriend. points leader finished 10th and actually added his lead with matt kenseths 17th place finish to 101. kasey kahne is 3rd - 313 pts back. tony stewart is 7th, 422 back with a 28th place finish. hmmm cant richmond come soon enough lol. oh yeah, there were TWO red flags for cleanup after a couple of multi car crashes. next race is saturday night in daytona and the pepsi 400.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

3 on olympic short list

pyeongchang south korea, salzburg austria and sochi russia made the short list to host the 2014 winter olympics. july 7 2007 is the major announcement to announce the winner.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

olympic short list for 2014

tomorrow, the announcement for the short list for the 2014 winter games. 7 cities - almaty, kazakhstan, borjomi, georgia; jaca, spain; pyeongchang, south korea; salzburg, austria; sochi, russia and sofia bulgaria vie for the short list. once its announced the cities will go on to work on planning to be host city for the 2014 winter olympics. the announcement for that will be july 7, 2007.

Monday, June 19, 2006

stanley cup game 7

carolina has won the stanley cup with a 3-1 win in game seven. they just played better tonight. cam ward is conn smythe trohpy winner for m.v.p of the playoffs.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

3m performance 400

kasey kahne won the rain shortened race. he had debris put a hole in his radiator on lap 37 and fought his way back into the race. the race was stopped at lap 129 with heavy rain pouring. jimmie johnson finished 6th, matt kenseth finished 13 and points champ tony stewart finished 40ht after a crash. johnson leads kenseth by 74 pts while stewart falls to 6th in the points. kasey kahne meanwhile is up to 3rd with his impressive run lately. sonoma next week.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

stanley cup game 6.

the oilers HAVE TIED THE SERIES AT THREE!!!! they just shut out carolina 4-0. game 7 monday night. just one game to decide it. the cup can be won. wooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

stanley cup game 5

the oilers has just won it in game five with a shorthanded goal in overtime by fernando pisani. game 6 is saturday night and carolina leads the series 3 games to two.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

snoopy getting present

this got me laughing, and got a reaction out of a couple of friends. enjoy

Monday, June 12, 2006

stanley cup game 4

the hurricanes win 2-1 and go up 3 games to 1 in the series. the oilers had few opportunites to score. carolina played excellent defense. they can win it on home ice wednesday night.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

pocono 500

denny hamlin won AFTER having a tire blow out earlier in the race. whats amazing is that he didnt hit anything or tear up the car. tony stewart finished 3rd. remarkable for him with the shoulder injury. plus pocono helped him that the track is mostly straightaways. jimmie johnson finished 10th, but his lead is now down to 48, with matt kenseth finishing 5th. and a scary crash for jeff gordon with 11 to go. hit the safer barrier hard enough to scatter debris from the wall AND his car to throw out the red flag for 13 minutes. anyways theres pocono for ya. michigan next week.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

stanley cup game 3

the oilers needed a win and got it tonight with a 2-1 win. a better effort tonight. jussi markanen played awesome tonight. ryan smyth got the winner. game 4 monday night.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

stanley cup game 2

carolina 5 edmonton 0. carolina got three goals on the power play. that was the major difference. and cam ward stood on his head to get the shutout. game 3 saturday in edmonton.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

roli the goalie out

dwayne roloson is out with a sprained right knee. he will be out the rest of the series. roloson said its a 3rd degree sprain of the mcl after meeting up wit ha doctor friend at duke. its a shame, i had him winning the conn smythe trophy as playoff mvp. he got them this far. we'll see how ty conklin and jussi markannen do the rest of the way.

Monday, June 05, 2006

stanley cup game 1

carolina won game one 5-4. rod brind'amour got the game winner after ty conklin and jason smith got mixed up with the puck and brind'amour got the puck and put it in the open net. quite the exciting game though. game 2 is wednesday.

update: dwayne roloson may miss the rest of the series with an undetermined injury after marc-andre bergeron knocked andrew ladd into roloson.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

neighbourhood excellence 400

matt kenseth won after passing jamie mcmurray with 3 to go. jimmie johnson finished sixth after spending most of the race a lap down after starting 42nd. tony stewart started the race (ricky rudd qualified the car), wend 38 laps when the caution came out and ricky rudd took over the car. he ended up 25th. jimmie johnson still holds the lead in the points.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

there's nothing finer than starting in carolina

the hurricanes are in the stanley cup finals with a 4-2 win over the buffalo sabres and will face the edmonton oilers starting monday night in raleigh, n.c. carolina and edmonton will mark the first time two world hockey association will play in the stanley cup. the hurricanes were known as the hartford whalers in the w.h.a and when they joined the nhl. the whalers moved to carolina in 1997.