May Sports

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Stanley Cup Playoffs
NBA Playoffs
Major League Baseball
NASCAR
2013 Indianapolis 500
French Open
ATP World Tour
Kentucky Derby
Preakness Stakes
PGA Tour
Players Championship
Memorial Day BBQ

 

 

We are in the middle of spring, flowers are blooming and the weather is getting warmer. Summer is right around the corner, but lets enjoy the cool nights while we can. The month of May is traditionally known as the month for mothers. It  was named for the Greek goddess Maia, the goddess of fertility, the goddess of May. Maybe this is why Mothers Day has been established during this very month. But most importantly, May is National Hamburger Month sponsored by White Castle, the original fast-food hamburger chain (founded in 1921), to pay tribute to one of America’s favorite foods. Coincidentally, It’s National Barbecue Month.

 

But you are reading this because you are interested in May Sports.

 

This month, The Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway, while the NBA playoffs are in full swing. We really get to start seeing who the teams are to beat in the Major leagues, as the weather starts to get better. The Indianapolis 500 is in May for all of you who love open-wheel racing and tradition, but if the stock cars are your thing, your “ALL-STAR” race is coming up. If you prefer pony racing over auto racing, the heralded Kentucky Derby is held in May, and if you want to get wasted in Ballmer, you have the preaknessTennis hits the big clay stage in Roland Garros as the French Open is this month, and if you are missing the masters, The Players is just as fun to watch. In addition to Cinco de Mayo, May also offers you the ability to BBQ over the long Memorial Day Weekend, but don’t forget to thank your mother and cook for her on Mother’s Day. And if you still live with her, you are probably real excited about Star Wars Day  – May the 4th be with you -

 

 

 

Stanley Cup Playoffs

 

Due to another lockout this season, the 2013 NHL hockey schedule finally kicked off on January 19, 2012 and ran through Sunday, April 28, 2013.

The Stanley Cup playoffs began on Tuesday, April 30.

All Stanley Cup playoffs action is scheduled to be televised nationally as NBC expands its coverage to include the NBC Sports Network, cable channels MSNBC and CNBC. This year, for the first time in the history of the National Hockey League, NBC is also making the entire Stanley Cup Playoffs available live and online!

 

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parings are re-seeded after first round

 

NHL First Round Schedule

Home Team in BOLD 

 

(1) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (8) New York Islanders

 

May 1 New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins   7:30PM, NBCSN
May 3 New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins   7PM, NBCSN
May 5 Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders   12PM, NBC
May 7 Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders   7PM, NBCSN
May 9 New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins   7PM
May 11 Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders   TBD
May 12 New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins   TBD

 

(2) Montreal Canadiens vs. (7) Ottawa Senators

 

May 2 Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens   7PM, CNBC
May 3 Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens   7PM CNBC
May 5 Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators   7PM NBCSN
May 7 Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators   7PM CNBC
May 9 Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens   7PM
May 11 Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators   TBD
May 12 Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens   TBD

 

(3) Washington Capitals vs. (6) New York Rangers

 

May 2 New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals   7:30PM, NBCSN
May 4 New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals   12:30PM, NBC
May 6 Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers   7:30PM, NBCSN
May 8 Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers   7:30PM, NBCSN
May 10 New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals   7:30PM
May 12 Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers   TBD
May 13 New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals   TBD

 

(4) Boston Bruins vs. (5) Toronto Maple Leafs

 

May 1 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins   7PM, CNBC
May 4 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins   7PM, CNBC
May 6 Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs   7PM, NHLN
May 8 Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs   7PM, NHLN
May 10 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins   7PM,
May 12 Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs   TBD
May 13 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins   TBD

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS – all times Eastern

 

(1) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (8) Minnesota Wild

 

April 30 Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks   8PM, NBCSN
May 3 Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks   9:30PM, NBCSN
May 5 Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild   3PM, NBC
May 7 Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild   9:30PM, NBCSN
May 9 Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks   TBD
May 11 Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild   TBD
May 12 Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks   TBD

 

(2) Anaheim Ducks vs. (7) Detroit Red Wings

 

April 30 Detroit Red Wings vs Anaheim Ducks   10:30PM, NBCSN
May 2 Detroit Red Wings vs Anaheim Ducks   10PM, NBCSN
May 4 Anaheim Ducks vs Detroit Red Wings   7:30PM, NBCSN
May 6 Anaheim Ducks vs Detroit Red Wings   8PM, CNBC
May 8 Detroit Red Wings vs Anaheim Ducks   10PM
May 10 Anaheim Ducks vs Detroit Red Wings   TBD
May 12 Detroit Red Wings vs Anaheim Ducks   TBD

 

(3) Vancouver Canucks vs. (6) San Jose Sharks

 

May 1 San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks   10:30PM, NBCSN
May 3 San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks   10PM, CNBC
May 5 Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks   10PM, NBCSN
May 7 Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks   10PM, CNBC
May 9 San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks   10PM
May 11 Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks   TBD
May 13 San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks   TBD

 

(4) St. Louis Blues vs. (5) Los Angeles Kings

 

April 30 Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues   8PM, CNBC
May 2 Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues   9:30PM, CNBC
May 4 St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings   10PM, NBCSN
May 6 St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings   10PM, NBCSN
May 8 Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues   TBD
May 10 St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings   TBD
May 13 Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues   TBD

 

For the second consecutive year, and only the second time in the 96-year history of the NHL, every Stanley Cup playoff game will be televised nationally. NBC Sports Group will provide unprecedented access to the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, which begin Tuesday, April 30, in April, May and June, televising as many as 105 playoff games and possibly more than 260 hours of programming. Games will be presented on NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC (in primetime) and NHL Network. In addition, more Stanley Cup Playoff games will be live streamed than ever before.

NBC Sports Regional Networks will surround the Blackhawks (Comcast SportsNet Chicago), Bruins (Comcast SportsNet New England), Capitals (Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic) and Sharks (Comcast SportsNet California) with in-depth live-event and/or news coverage. NBCSports.com will provide comprehensive online coverage of the playoffs with online-only video, contributions from Comcast SportsNet insiders and constant news updates from ProHockeyTalk.

 

NBC Sports Group’s 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs schedule (ET) (week 1)

Wednesday, May 1
(5) Toronto at (4) Boston, 7 p.m., CNBC
(8) New York Islanders at (1) Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
(6) San Jose at (3) Vancouver, 10:30 p.m., NBCSN

Thursday, May 2
(7) Ottawa at (2) Montreal, 7 p.m., CNBC
(6) New York Rangers at (3) Washington, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
(5) Los Angeles at (4) St. Louis, 9:30 p.m., CNBC
(7) Detroit at (2) Anaheim, 10 p.m., NBCSN

Friday, May 3
(8) New York Islanders at (1) Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., NBCSN
(7) Ottawa at (2) Montreal, 7 p.m., CNBC
(8) Minnesota at (1) Chicago, 9:30 p.m., NBCSN
(6) San Jose at (3) Vancouver, 10 p.m., CNBC

Saturday, May 4
(6) New York Rangers at (3) Washington, 12:30 p.m., NBC
(5) Toronto at (4) Boston, 7 p.m., CNBC
(2) Anaheim at (7) Detroit, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
(4) St. Louis at (5) Los Angeles, 10 p.m., NBCSN

Sunday, May 5
(1) Pittsburgh at (8) New York Islanders, 12 p.m., NBC
(1) Chicago at (8) Minnesota, 3 p.m., NBC
(2) Montreal at (7) Ottawa, 7 p.m., NBCSN
(3) Vancouver at (6) San Jose, 10 p.m., NBCSN

Monday, May 6
(4) Boston at (5) Toronto, 7 p.m., NHL Network
(3) Washington at (6) New York Rangers, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
(2) Anaheim at (7) Detroit, 8 p.m., CNBC
(4) St. Louis at (5) Los Angeles, 10 p.m., CNBC

Tuesday, May 7
(1) Pittsburgh at (8) New York Islanders, 7 p.m., NBCSN
(2) Montreal at (7) Ottawa, 7 p.m., CNBC
(1) Chicago at (8) Minnesota, 9:30 p.m., NBCSN
(3) vancouver at (6) San Jose, 10 p.m., CNBC

Wednesday, May 8
(4) Boston at (5) Toronto, 7 p.m., NHL Network
(3) Washington at (6) New York Rangers, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN

 

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NBA Playoffs

 

The NBA playoffs are in full swing in May. Already there are two teams that are advancing to the second round.  The Heat took care of the Bucks and Spurs dispensed of the short-handed Lakers.

Here is how the bracket looks (as of 4/30):

 

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FIRST ROUND – EASTERN CONFERENCE (All times Eastern)

(1) Miami Heat vs. (8) Milwaukee Bucks

DateMatchupTimeTV
Game 1Miami Heat 110, Milwaukee Bucks 87 – FINAL
Game 2Miami Heat 98, Milwaukee Bucks 86 – FINAL
Game 3Miami Heat 104, Milwaukee Bucks 92 – FINAL
Game 4Miami Heat 88, Milwaukee Bucks 77 – FINAL

Miami Heat wins series 4-0

(2) New York Knicks vs. (7) Boston Celtics

DateMatchupTimeTV
Game 1New York Knicks 85, Boston Celtics 78 – FINAL
Game 2New York Knicks 87, Boston Celtics 71 – FINAL
Game 3New York Knicks 90, Boston Celtics 76 – FINAL
Game 4Boston Celtics 97, New York Knicks 90 – FINAL
Wed, May 1Boston Celtics vs.New York Knicks7PMTNT
Fri, May 3New York Knicks vs. Boston CelticsTBDESPN
Sun, May 5Boston Celtics vs. New York KnicksTBDTBD

New York Knicks lead series 3-1

(3) Indiana Pacers vs. (6) Atlanta Hawks

DateMatchupTimeTV
Game 1Indiana Pacers 107, Atlanta Hawks 90 – FINAL
Game 2Indiana Pacers 113, Atlanta Hawks 98 – FINAL
Game 3Atlanta Hawks 90, Indiana Pacers 69 – FINAL
Game 4Atlanta Hawks 102, Indiana Pacers 91 – FINAL
Wed, May 1Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers8PMNBATV
Fri, May 3Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta HawksTBDTBD
Sun, May 5Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana PacersTBDTBD

Series tied 2-2

(4) Brooklyn Nets vs. (5) Chicago Bulls

DateMatchupTimeTV
Game 1Brooklyn Nets 106, Chicago Bulls 89 – FINAL
Game 2Chicago Bulls 90, Brooklyn Nets 82 – FINAL
Game 3Chicago Bulls 79, Brooklyn Nets 76 – FINAL
Game 4Chicago Bulls 142, Brooklyn Nets 134 – FINAL
Game 5Brooklyn Nets 110, Chicago Bulls 91 – FINAL
Thu, May 2Brooklyn Nets vs.Chicago Bulls8PMTNT
Sat, May 4Chicago Bulls vs.Brooklyn NetsTBDTNT

Chicago Bulls lead series 3-2

FIRST ROUND – WESTERN CONFERENCE (All times Eastern)

(1) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (8) Houston Rockets

DateMatchupTimeTV
Game 1Oklahoma City Thunder 120, Houston 91 – FINAL
Game 2Oklahoma City Thunder 105, Houston 102 – FINAL
Game 3Oklahoma City Thunder 104, Houston 101 – FINAL
Game 4Houston 105, Oklahoma City Thunder 103
Wed, May 1Houston vs. Oklahoma City Thunder9:30PMTNT
Fri, May 3Oklahoma City Thunder vs. HoustonTBDTBD
Sun, May 5Houston vs. Oklahoma City ThunderTBDTBD

Oklahoma City Thunder leads series 3-1

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) LA Lakers

DateMatchupTimeTV
Game 1San Antonio Spurs 91, LA Lakers 79 – FINAL
Game 2San Antonio Spurs 102, LA Lakers 91 – FINAL
Game 3San Antonio Spurs 120, LA Lakers 89 – FINAL
Game 4San Antonio Spurs 103, LA Lakers 82 – FINAL

San Antonio Spurs win series 4-0

(3) Denver Nuggets vs. (6) Golden State Warriors

DateMatchupTimeTV
Game 1Denver Nuggets 97, Golden State 95 – FINAL
Game 2Golden State 131, Denver Nuggets 117 – FINAL
Game 3Golden State 110, Denver Nuggets 108 – FINAL
Game 4Golden State 115, Denver Nuggets 101 – FINAL
Tue, April 30Golden State vs. Denver Nuggets8PMTNT
Thu, May 2Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State10:30PMTNT
Sat, May 4Golden State vs. Denver NuggetsTBDTNT

Golden State Warriors lead series 3-1

(4) LA Clippers vs. (5) Memphis Grizzlies

DateMatchupTimeTV
Game 1LA Clippers 112, Memphis Grizzlies 91 – FINAL
Game 2LA Clippers 93, Memphis Grizzlies 91 – FINAL
Game 3Memphis Grizzlies 94, LA Clippers 82 – FINAL
Game 4Memphis Grizzlies 104, LA Clippers 83 – FINAL
Tue, April 30Memphis Grizzlies vs. LA Clippers10:30PMTNT
Fri, May 3LA Clippers vs. Memphis GrizzliesTBDTBD
Sun, May 5Memphis Grizzlies vs. LA ClippersTBDTBD

LA Clippers lead series 2-2

 

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Major League Baseball

 

 

Heading into May, the Braves are on a two game win streak after losing four straight games, including a sweep against Detroit this past weekend. Health and getting batters on in front of Justin Upton are the biggest keys for the Braves going forward and Jason Heyward needs to get better results when he returns from the DL. The Texas Rangers have the top spot of the FANFOOD Top 10 at the start of play in May. The Atlanta Braves are No. 2, and The St. Louis Cardinals round out the top 3.

 

1 Rangers
2 Braves
3 Cardinals
4 Red Sox
5 Tigers
6 Yankees
7 Orioles
8 Reds
9 Nationals
10 Pirates

 

MLB Schedule – May ’13

 

MayGameGame Time
   Wed 1NY Mets @ Miami12:40 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit1:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee1:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ St. Louis1:45 PM ET
LA Angels @ Oakland3:35 PM ET
Houston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Washington @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Texas8:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Baltimore @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Colorado @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Thu 2Tampa Bay @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Miami @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Washington @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Houston8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
   Fri 3Cincinnati @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Oakland @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
NY Mets @ Atlanta7:30 PM ET
Boston @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Baltimore @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Sat 4Oakland @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Chi. Cubs1:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland1:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Washington @ Pittsburgh4:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee4:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Miami @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Houston7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Boston @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Colorado8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego8:40 PM ET
Baltimore @ LA Angels9:05 PM ET
   Sun 5Minnesota @ Cleveland1:05 PM ET
Oakland @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Washington @ Pittsburgh1:35 PM ET
NY Mets @ Atlanta1:35 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Miami @ Philadelphia2:35 PM ET
Boston @ Texas3:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ LA Angels3:35 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego4:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Houston4:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Francisco8:00 PM ET
   Mon 6Oakland @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Miami @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Tue 7Seattle @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Texas @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Houston8:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Miami @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
Arizona @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Wed 8Seattle @ Pittsburgh12:35 PM ET
Atlanta @ Cincinnati12:35 PM ET
St. Louis @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Miami @ San Diego3:40 PM ET
Philadelphia @ San Francisco3:45 PM ET
Detroit @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Texas @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Houston8:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Arizona @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Thu 9Oakland @ Cleveland12:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Colorado3:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Atlanta @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Fri 10Cleveland @ Detroit7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Texas @ Houston8:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Colorado @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Miami @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Sat 11Pittsburgh @ NY Mets1:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Colorado @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
Atlanta @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Washington4:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Cincinnati4:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Tampa Bay6:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Detroit7:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Chi. White Sox7:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Minnesota7:10 PM ET
Texas @ Houston7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Kansas City7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Arizona8:10 PM ET
Miami @ LA Dodgers9:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Seattle9:10 PM ET
   Sun 12Cleveland @ Detroit1:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ NY Mets1:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Washington1:35 PM ET
Toronto @ Boston1:35 PM ET
San Diego @ Tampa Bay1:40 PM ET
Baltimore @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Texas @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Colorado @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
Atlanta @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
Miami @ LA Dodgers4:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Chi. White Sox8:05 PM ET
   Mon 13Houston @ Detroit7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ St. Louis7:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Colorado @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Texas @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Washington @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Tue 14Seattle @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Houston @ Detroit7:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Boston @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Atlanta @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Texas @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Washington @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Wed 15San Diego @ Baltimore12:35 PM ET
Cleveland @ Philadelphia1:05 PM ET
Houston @ Detroit1:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Minnesota1:10 PM ET
Texas @ Oakland3:35 PM ET
Atlanta @ Arizona3:40 PM ET
Seattle @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Boston @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Kansas City @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Washington @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Thu 16NY Mets @ St. Louis1:45 PM ET
Seattle @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Boston @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Texas8:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Washington @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Fri 17NY Mets @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Seattle @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Houston @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Arizona @ Miami7:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Atlanta7:30 PM ET
Detroit @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Boston @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
San Francisco @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Kansas City @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Washington @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Sat 18NY Mets @ Chi. Cubs1:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Cleveland1:05 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Philadelphia4:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ LA Angels4:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Houston @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Arizona @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Boston @ Minnesota7:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
Detroit @ Texas8:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Colorado8:10 PM ET
Washington @ San Diego8:40 PM ET
Kansas City @ Oakland9:05 PM ET
   Sun 19Toronto @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Cleveland1:05 PM ET
Arizona @ Miami1:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Atlanta1:35 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Philadelphia1:35 PM ET
Houston @ Pittsburgh1:35 PM ET
Boston @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
NY Mets @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ LA Angels3:35 PM ET
Kansas City @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
Washington @ San Diego4:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Texas8:05 PM ET
   Mon 20Seattle @ Cleveland12:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Houston8:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Boston @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
St. Louis @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
Washington @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Tue 21NY Yankees @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Minnesota @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Boston @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Seattle @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
Washington @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Wed 22Minnesota @ Atlanta12:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Milwaukee1:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ NY Mets1:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Texas2:05 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado3:10 PM ET
Washington @ San Francisco3:45 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Toronto4:37 PM ET
Seattle @ LA Angels7:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Boston @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Thu 23Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh12:35 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit7:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Cleveland @ Boston7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
   Fri 24Minnesota @ Detroit7:05 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Cleveland @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Miami @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
St. Louis @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Texas @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Colorado @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Sat 25Baltimore @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Cleveland @ Boston1:35 PM ET
LA Angels @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Colorado @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee4:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay4:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Cincinnati4:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Chi. White Sox7:15 PM ET
Atlanta @ NY Mets7:15 PM ET
Oakland @ Houston7:15 PM ET
St. Louis @ LA Dodgers7:15 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Washington7:15 PM ET
Texas @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Arizona10:10 PM ET
   Sun 26Minnesota @ Detroit1:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Washington1:35 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay1:40 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Miami @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Colorado @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ LA Dodgers4:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
Texas @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ NY Mets8:05 PM ET
   Mon 27Baltimore @ Washington1:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Detroit1:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Miami @ Tampa Bay3:10 PM ET
Texas @ Arizona3:40 PM ET
San Francisco @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Chi. White Sox7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ LA Dodgers8:10 PM ET
Texas @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
   Tue 28Atlanta @ Toronto12:37 PM ET
Colorado @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Detroit7:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Boston7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
   Wed 29Chi. White Sox @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Houston @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Seattle @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
Oakland @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Thu 30Arizona @ Texas2:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Seattle @ San Diego3:40 PM ET
Oakland @ San Francisco3:45 PM ET
NY Mets @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Houston @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
   Fri 31Arizona @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Detroit @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Boston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Washington @ Atlanta7:30 PM ET
Kansas City @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Houston @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Toronto @ San Diego10:10 PM ET

 

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NASCAR

 

Hard to believe that we are at the 10th race of the year already! This Month features some great races, Talladega is always fun, as is Darlington.

Get ready for some night racing in May!

 

 NASCAR Schedule – May’13:

 

#DateEventTrackTimeTV
10Sun 5/5AARON’s 499Talladega Superspeedway1:00 PMFOX

 

#DateEventTrackTimeTV
11Sat 5/11Bojangles’ 500Darlington Raceway6:45 PMFOX

 

#DateEventTrackTimeTV
12Sat 5/18ALL-STAR RACECharlotte Motor Speedway7:30 PMspeed

 

#DateEventTrackTimeTV
13Sun 5/26Coca-Cola 600Charlotte Motor Speedway6:00 PMFOX

 

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2013 Indianapolis 500

 

The 97th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to be run on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It will be the premier event of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season. Three-time winner Dario Franchitti is the defending champion. For the first time since 1989, the Indy 500 will be part of an Indy car “triple crown” along with Pocono and Fontana. A $1 million bonus prize will be offered for any driver to win all three races in the same season.

 

 2013 Event Schedule:

DateEventTrackTimeTV
Sun 4/7Indianapolis 500Indianapolis Motor Speedway12 PMABC

 

click here for the official webpage of the Indy 500 for the full schedule:

 

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The French Open

 

The 2013 French Open is a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It is the 112th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It will take place at the Stade Roland Garros from May 26 th to May to June 9th.

 

Here are the Networks that will be broadcasting the matchups:

  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN 3
  • NBC
  • Tennis Channel

 

Click here for the Full TV schedule: (coming soon)

 

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The Kentucky Derby

 

The 2013 Kentucky Derby is set to be held on Saturday, May 4 at Churchill Downs. The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is one and a quarter miles. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kilograms) and fillies 121 pounds (55 kilograms).

The race is known in the United States as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate duration, and is also called “The Run for the Roses” for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It is the first leg of the US Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes, then the Belmont Stakes. Unlike the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, which took hiatuses in 1891-1893 and 1911-1912 respectively, the Kentucky Derby has been run every consecutive year since 1875.

A horse must win all three races to win the Triple Crown. The attendance at the Kentucky Derby ranks first in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races including the Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup.

 

Here is the 2012 race video:

 

 

Here is the potential field:

HorseJockeyTrainer
OrbJ. RosarioC. McGaughey
VerrazanoJ. VelazquezT. Pletcher
GoldencentsK. KriggerD. O’Neill
Java’s WarJ. LeparouxK. McPeek
OveranalyzeR. BejaranoT. Pletcher
RevolutionaryC. BorelT. Pletcher
Lines of BattleR. MooreA. O’Brien
VyjackG. GomezR. Rodriguez
Will Take ChargeJ. CourtW. Lukas
ItsmyluckydayE. TrujilloE. Plesa
Governor CharlieM. GarciaB. Baffert
Black OnyxJ. BravoK. Breen
Palace MaliceM. SmithT. Pletcher
Normandy InvasionJ. CastellanoC. Brown
Frac DaddyV. LebronK. McPeek
MyluteR. NapravnikT. Amoss
OxbowG. StevensD. Lukas
Falling SkyN/AJ. Terranova II
Charming KittenN/AT. Pletcher
Winning CauseN/AT. Pletcher

 

 

The Kentucky Derby TV Schedule:

Saturday, May 4

Derby Prep: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network

139th Kentucky Derby: 4-7 p.m. ET, NBC

Post Time: 7-7:30 p.m. ET

 

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Preakness Stakes

 

The Preakness Stakes is an American flat Thoroughbred horse race held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a Grade I race run over a distance of 9.5 furlongs on dirt. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg); fillies 121 lb (55 kg). It is the second leg of the US Triple Crown, with the Kentucky Derby preceding it and the Belmont Stakes following it. The horse must win all three races to win the Triple Crown.

The Preakness Stakes has been termed “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” because a blanket of Viking daisies, decorated to look like Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta, the state flower of Maryland) is traditionally placed around the winner’s neck. (Actual Black-eyed Susans are not in season during the Preakness.)

What may be the most disturbing Preakness infield tradition of all: the annual port-o-potty run, in which drunk people run across the tops of port-o-potties while being pelted by beer cans. Only in Ballmer!

 

 

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Professional Golfers’ Association

 

Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA of America) is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and is made up of more than 28,000 men and women golf professional members. As “the experts in the game and business of golf,” the PGA of America’s undertaking has been to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.

The PGA conducts a number of major events and tours, but I’ll focus on the PGA tour that showcases the world’s best golfers.

 

PGA Tour Schedule – May ’13

DatesEventTV/RadioDefending Champpts
 May 2 – 5Wells Fargo Championship CBSRickie Fowler500
Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NCGOLF$1,170,000
Purse: $6,700,000SIRIUS-XM
May 9 – 12THE PLAYERS Championship GOLFMatt Kuchar600
TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Bch, FLNBC$1,710,000
Purse: $9,500,000SIRIUS-XM
May 16 – 19HP Byron Nelson Championship CBSJason Dufner500
TPC Four Seasons Resort, Irving, TXGOLF$1,170,000
Purse: $6,700,000SIRIUS-XM
May 23 – 26Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial CBSZach Johnson500
Colonial CC, Ft. Worth, TXGOLF$1,152,000
Purse: $6,400,000SIRIUS-XM
May 30 – Jun 2the Memorial TournamentCBSTiger Woods500
Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, OHGOLF$1,116,000
Purse: $6,200,000SIRIUS-XM

 

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The Players Championship

 

A major highlight of the PGA Tour, the Players Championship is the richest tournament of the year with the strongest and deepest field -— featuring 50 of the the world’s top golfers competing for the $1 million-plus prize at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Golf fans know the course best for its infamous 137-yard 17th hole – better known as the “Island Green” – which historically raises the blood pressure of even the coolest players.

 

Water, water everywhere: the famous 17th hole at the TPC at Sawgrass.

 

The Players Championship TV Schedule:

 

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ATP World Tour

 

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was formed in September 1972 by Donald Dell, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale to protect the interests of male professional tennis players. The ATP World Tour is an evolution of the tour competitions previously known as Grand Prix tennis tournaments and World Championship Tennis (WCT).

 

ATP Schedule May’13:

Apr 29 – May 5BMW OpenMunich, Germany
May 5 – May 12Mutua Madrilena Madrid OpenMadrid, Spain
May 12 – May 19Internazionali BNL d’ItaliaRome, Italy
May 19 – May 25Open de Nice Cote d’ AzurNice, France
May 26 – Jun 9French OpenRoland Garros, Paris, France

 

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This year, Memorial Day is officially observed on Monday, May 27, 2013.

If the spring has been cool and rainy, Memorial Day weekend is the time when the weather turns noticeably warmer and drier, affording great opportunities for families, neighbors and friends to really come out and shine in the great outdoors!

Here is a perfect menu for you to prepare for them!

 

Memorial Day “Smokeout” BBQ

 

On the Menu:

 

Grilled Stuffed Bananas
John’s Smoked Brisket
Smoked Baked Beans
Smoked Asparagus wrapped in Bacon
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Grilled Stuffed Bananas

 

 

 

Clasic Deviled Eggs

INGREDIENTS:

6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise
¼ cup Light Mayonnaise or Salad Dressing
½ teaspoon dry ground mustard
½ teaspoon white vinegar
1/8 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Paprika for garnish

 

PREPARATION:

Place the eggs into a pot large enough to hold them comfortably. You don’t want the eggs to be so tight together during cooking that they bump into each other and crack prematurely. Often, 1 or 2 eggs will crack during boiling, peel very badly, or not have a nicely centered yolk. Plan ahead and cook a couple of extras.

Next, fill your pot with cold water, enough to cover the eggs by about an inch. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to raise the boiling point and help your eggs cook faster. Cover the pot with a tight fitting lid, set your pot on the stove and turn the burner to high. If your stove burners are especially hot or if you have a gas stove, you may want to keep the temperature just a notch from the highest setting so that the eggs don’t bump and jostle around as much while the water heats up. Every time the eggs collide with each other increases the chances of one of the eggs cracking. Plan for about 6 minutes to bring the pot to boiling. Check progress often, and remember you should never leave pots unattended on the stove.

You need to watch the pot carefully when it is close to the boiling point. As soon as you get big bubbles and steam, take the pot off of the burner and move it to a burner that’s turned off. You don’t need to boil the water hard to get those eggs cooked. If you allow the eggs to churn around in a pot of boiling water for several minutes, this toughens the egg white considerably, making the white hard and rubbery. Egg white solidifies between 140º F and 149º F, and the yolk coagulates between 149º F and 157º F, much less than the boiling point of water (212º F). So, the trick is to let the water come to a full boil, then take the pot off of the burner at that moment.

After you have moved the pot, add 1 tablespoon of vinegar over the water and eggs. (This will help make your eggs easier to peel.) No stirring is necessary.

The eggs must first be cooled before they can be peeled. The key here is to cool the eggs quickly. Why? It is the best way to prevent that greenish ring from forming around the yolk. The green color results from the chemical reaction of iron in the egg yolk with sulfur found in the egg white. When an egg is heated, these two combine to make greeny-gray ferrous sulfide and smelly hydrogen sulfide gas.

Rapidly cooling the eggs minimizes this natural chemical reaction.

The best way to cool the eggs is by placing them in a bowl of ice water. Leave the eggs to cool for about 20 minutes.

Take the egg and give it a few gentle taps on a hard surface. If you tap too hard, you can accidentally smack the whole egg in half, so be careful. Gently, keep tapping the egg until the shell is fractured-looking all over. The shell will look very broken but you will start to see a whitish membrane underneath still holding the shell in place.

Next, place the cracked egg back into your cooling water. Allow the egg to sit for an additional 10 minutes or so. This will let some water seep under the shells to aid peeling. Add the eggs back to the water when you’re finished with each one, and by the time you’ve cracked them all, you can get back to starting to peel the first one you cracked.

Now, take the egg at this point and roll it between your palms. The shell and the membrane may even slip off easily at this point. If the shell is a bit stubborn however, it often helps to do this part under cold running water from the tap. Hold the egg in your hands under the running water while you ease the shell off. You may need to gently start the process off by picking a small bit of shell off with your fingernail. Then the egg shells should slip off perfectly. You will be rewarded with a plateful of perfectly round, smooth eggs!

Pop out (remove) the egg yolks to a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add mayonnaise, mustard powder, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Fill the empty egg white shells with the mixture and sprinkle lightly with paprika.

Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to one day before serving.

 

 

 

John’s Smoked Brisket

 

Brisket Rub:

INGREDIENTS:

4 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
4 teaspoons brown sugar
4 teaspoons sweet paprika
2 teaspoon mild chili powder
2 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Brisket Mop

INGREDIENTS:

1 bottle of apple beer
1 cup of cider vinegar
½ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons of Louisiana Hot Sauce
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
2 teaspoons crushed oregano
1 teaspoons chili powder

Brisket Wrap

INGREDIENTS:

Beef Stock
Apple Juice
Mop Sauce
Brown Sugar

PREPARATION:

There are a few simple steps to producing tasty brisket on the smoker: procuring the proper hunk-o-cow flesh (a full packer cut brisket point/deckle and flat with intact fat cap), clean burning fire, moderate application of wood smoke and the rub of your preference.

I typically smoke a full packer cut briskets in the 250*F-275*F range, but rarely check temperatures. I start fat side up and flip twice during the cook because I want to finish fat side up—so as to maximize fatty crusty bark.

Get a good meat therm that you can leave in while cooking. At 160, wrap in foil add a little wrap sauce. When it hits 175, start checking it. stick a skewer in it, when it slides in like butter, its ready. It can happen at 170, it can happen at 195, or anywhere between. Hint: you can do this inside in your oven.

If it was “falling apart at the corner” and dry I will guess you went too far. Keep wrapped and place in a clean cooler for over an hour and up to three.

The old texas gurus can pick a brisket up and tell when its ready by how it flops around on the end of a fork. A two-tined meat fork should slide easily into the brisket, and the flesh itself should have a slight wobble (I call it the wabba wabba) when poked. Plan on 1 ½ Hours per Pound.

 

 

 

Smoked Baked Beans

This recipe is for a 1 gallon can of Bush’s Baked Beans. Cut it half if you can’t handle this much. Can be made a day ahead and re-heated. just keep it slow and low.

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 Gallon of Baked Beans
1 lb. of Bacon
4 Jalapeno Peppers
1 large Sweet Onion
1/2 – 1 cup of Brown Sugar (depending on your taste)

PREPARATION:

Dice the Bacon, Peppers and Onion. (if you like it Hot, leave the seeds and veins in the Peppers)

Render the Bacon in a large skillet until not quite crispy.

Add the Peppers and Onions right into the Bacon with the Bacon Grease and Sautee them until the Onions are translucent.

Add everything into the Beans and put in a large disposable Aluminum Pan.

Stir in 1/2 cup to 1 cup of Brown Sugar (depending on how hot those Peppers are).

lay strips of Bacon across the top just to add a little more PORK!!!

Put on Smoker at 250-300 and let them get some smoke on them. An hour or 2 is usually good enough.

Stir them on occasion so all the beans get smoke.

 

 

 

Smoked Asparagus wrapped in Bacon

When it comes to asparagus, folks like it every way from crisp to fork-tender. You can go either way with this recipe by adjusting your smoke time. I recommend shaving 30 minutes off of the total cooking time if you want a crisp result. Bacon makes everything better and this recipe is no exception. The French dressing gives this dish a unique and tangy flavor. serves 6

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 lbs. fresh asparagus
1/2 lb. bacon
1 (16 oz.) bottle French dressing

PREPARATION:

Wash asparagus and cut the bottom two inches off each stalk.
Divide into 6 bundles.
Wrap each bundle securely with a slice of bacon.
Place in a 12-inch square disposable aluminum foil pan.
Pour dressing over and cover with aluminum foil.
Refrigerate and marinate for 4 hours.

Preheat smoker to 250°F.
Remove asparagus from refrigerator and discard the marinade.
Re-cover with aluminum foil and pierce foil with a fork in center and three other places.
Place pan on middle rack of smoker and smoke for 45 minutes.
Asparagus should be fork-tender.
Add one small handful of wood chips to smoker and smoke asparagus for an additional 45 minutes, if you prefer it to be more tender.

Remove from marinade and serve.

 

 


Grilled Corn on the Cob

 

Nothing beats grilled Corn on the Cob. Grilling them in the husks makes for nice presentation, but is very messy.  you can try smoking them or par cooking in boiling water and finishing them on the grill. Either way, I love serving the corn OFF the cob and mixed in a big bowl with basil butter after I grill them.

 

Basil Butter:

INGREDIENTS:

2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup basil leaves, plus more for garnish
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Sliced scallions, and whole basil leaves for garnish

PREPARATION:

Combine the butter and basil in a food processor and process until smooth,
season with salt and pepper, to taste, and pulse a few more times.

Scrape into a small bowl.

 

Grilling the Corn:

Heat the grill to medium.

Pull the outer husks down the ear to the base.

Strip away the silk from each ear of corn by hand.

Fold husks back into place,

place the ears of corn in a large bowl of cold water
with 1 tablespoon of salt for 10 minutes.

Remove corn from water and shake off excess.

Place the corn on the grill, close the cover and grill for 15 to 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes, or until kernels are tender when pierced with a paring knife.

 

 

 

Grilled Stuffed Bananas

Bananas are great cooked on the grill, especially stuffed with chocolate. The chocolate melts as the fruit roast, and the result is an irresistibly gooey mixture.

INGREDIENTS:

4 medium-large ripe bananas, unpeeled
5 oz. milk chocolate
whipped cream
PREPARATION:

slice through each banana lengthwise, cutting through the flesh, but without cutting or tearing the bottom layer of skin.
stuff each banana with about 6 squares of chocolate and then wrap in foil.

place banana parcels over medium-hot coals and leave for about 10 minutes. long enough to melt the chocolate and lightly cook the bananas. They will be soft and lightly caramelized in texture and flavor.

unwrap the foil from each banana and place in bowls, skin and all.

Serve immediately, with a dollop of whipped cream.

 

 

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Cinco de Mayo

 

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16.

Mostly, It’s used by restaurants to sell more fajitas and by party stores to sell more Sombreros.  It’s a good time to try out your latin skills on the grill. Here are some recipes for you to use:

 

John’s Pico de Gallo

Carne Asada with Corona Marinade

Beef Fajitas

Chile de Arbol Micheladas

 

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Star Wars Day

 

May 4th  is considered a holiday by Star Wars fans to celebrate Star Wars culture and honor the films. It is called Star Wars Day because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day. Since the phrase “May the Force be with you” is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films, fans commonly say “May the fourth be with you” on this day. Current day Star Wars fans were not the first to introduce the line “May the fourth be with you”.

In a 2005 interview on German news TV channel N24, Star Wars creator George Lucas was asked to say the famous sentence “May the Force be with you.” The interpreter simultaneously interpreted the sentence into German as Am 4. Mai sind wir bei Ihnen (“We shall be with you on May 4″).

This year, new STAR WARS owner, Disney will celebrate the holiday with several Star Wars events and festivities at thier Hollywood Studios.

 

but if you can’t make it out to LA, you can celebrate at home where you and your mom can bake STAR WAR Cookies.

 

 

Click here to buy the cookie cutters 

 

 

 

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