HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
Edmonton ESKIMOS Football … TODAY AT NOON, the Esks will be practicing at Fuhr Sports Park in Spruce Grove, there’ll be an autograph session afterwards. The Eskies still have to cut 10 players by tonight to get their roster down to the CFL standard of 65 players. Next game (pre-season) is Thursday night at Commonwealth Stadium, with the Grey Cup champ B-C Lions in town, 7pm: www.Esks.com
Murder Suspect Arrested At Border ... The suspect in Friday's U of A armored car heist and triple murder was arrested last night at the B-C / Washington border. I didn’t mention anything about this yesterday because the crime was so horrific and fresh that I didn’t feel the need to bring it up. Anyway, Travis Brandon Baumgartner is now in custody: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/06/16/edmonton-baumgartner-arrested.html#igImgId_42601
Rodney King Has Died … Back in 1991 in a wonderful city called Los Angeles, a man named Rodney King was pulled over for speeding and then suffered a beating from the cops, which was caught on video. Those nice officers were acquitted of any wrong-doing, and the City Of Angels degenerated into a week long race-riot. King died today at age 47: www.cnn.com/2012/06/17/us/obit-rodney-king/index.html
Euro 2012 Soccer Championship … TODAY is day 10 of the EURO 2012 Soccer Championship; one of the most watched sporting events in the world. Today’s games are PORTUGAL vs. The NETHERLANDS from Metalist Stadium Kharkiv, and DENMARK vs. GERMANY from Arena Lviv. Hup Holland! TOMORROW’s games are CROATIA vs. SPAIN, and ITALY vs. IRELAND. Run here for the event buzz: www.uefa.com
New Music This Week … In stores and on iTunes this Tuesday … The SMASHING PUMPKINS – “Oceania,” The DIRTY HEADS – “Cabin By The Sea,” LIT – “View From The Bottom,” APOLLO 440 – “The Future’s What It Used To Be,” MOTORHEAD – “Classic Album Selection (Box Set),” LITA FORD – “Living Like A Runaway,” VARIOUS ARTISTS – “Piranha 3DD, Soundtrack,” VARIOUS ARTISTS – “Project X, Soundtrack,” and for you hardcore metal fans … SPINESHANK – “Anger Denial Acceptance,” & DYING FETUS – “Reign Supreme.”
Stage Collapse At Concert … Here’s the latest on yesterday’s stage collapse at the Radiohead show in Toronto, which left one person dead; Radiohead was not on stage at the time. You can get all the details here: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120617/downsview-park-stage-collapse-investigation-120617
MAN vs. FOOD … Join YUKON JACK next Friday at the southside Canadian Brewhouse (Ellerslie road) for the “MAN vs. FOOD!” Grand Finale, which will be quite insane! The winner gets a trip-for-two to Montreal for a “Poutine & Smoked Meat” tour with $500 spending cash, courtesy of www.TheCanadianBrewhouse.com, and The BEAR!
BOONSTOCK … June 28th through July 1st in Gibbons, AB, just 20 minutes out of Edmonton. The city’s biggest annual Music & Fun festival, featuring: VOLBEAT, BUCKCHERRY, GOB, PUDDLE OF MUDD, The DIRTY HEADS, KoRn, iLL SCARLETT and BC/DC! There’ll be hundreds of late night action too, with some huge names from the world of electro music: The CRYSTAL METHOD, AVICII, KASKADE, AFROJACK, and local DJ DAVID STONE! Rock your cursor here for all you need to know: www.Boonstock.ca, and win FULL WEEKEND PASSES with LOCHLIN CROSS from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday, right up until Boonstock begins.
CANADA DAY at HUDSONS … Join me on location at Hudsons Canadian Taphouse downtown on Canada Day; Sunday July 1st from 10am ‘til 4pm. They’ll be taking Canadian Tire money at par and there’ll be lots of other stuff going on. Fulfill your patriotic duties here: www.HudsonsTapHouse.com
FC Edmonton … Professional soccer yesterday at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale with the Strikers beating FC Edmonton 1-0. Next Saturday, FC Edmonton is in Carolina against the Railhawks at WakeMed Soccer Park. Game time is 5pm, and all the details are here: www.FCEdmonton.com
Edmonton PROSPECTS Baseball … Played at Telus Field last night and lost 11-4 to the Okotoks Dawgs, the team’s in Saskatchewan tomorrow through Thursday against the Cardinals and Millionaires. Swing here for more: www.ProspectsBaseballClub.com
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