International Cat Day
International Cat Day is a full 24 hours of recognition and veneration of one of humanity’s oldest and most beloved pets. The festivities were put together for the first time in 2002 by IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, among other animal rights groups, to celebrate the most popular pet on the planet.
An estimated 500 million cats are thought to be frolicking in neighbors’ gardens across the world, which means that most every extended family is bound to have an aunt with more kittens than former husbands, whatever the country or climate. And that’s great, because owning a cat has been shown to improve mental health and to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. So when it’s raining cats and dogs outside and you don’t have someone to cuddle with, any black, ginger, Persian, Siamese, Burmese, Bengal, Shorthair, Munchkin, Balinese, RagaMuffin or any old stray cat will do the trick.
So roll out the red carpet and the catnip for your furry feline friend, because International Cat Day is that one day a year when black cats bring good luck and cat eye sunglasses match your entire wardrobe.
Today In Sports History
1992 - The "Dream Team" clinched the gold medal at the Barcelona Summer Olympics. The U.S. basketball team beat Croatia 117-85.
Current Betting Games
• NFL Fantasy Football League (draft a team and play week to week against others in NationStates)
• Daily Bet Poll (on the regional World Factbook Entry)
Upcoming Betting Games
• NBA Playoffs Betting Game (when season resumes)
Yesterday's Poll Results
Friday afternoon/evening is the start of the second leg of the 2020 Champions League. One of the first matches is Manchester City against Real Madrid at Etihad Stadium.
Winners (adding SB65 to their totals)
NHL Playoff Bracket Game Standings
MLS Is Back Results & Standings
1: Brownie $2512
============== FINALS =============
August 11 - Portland v Orlando
============ SEMIFINALS ============
August 6 - Orlando 3:1 Minnesota
August 5 - Philadelphia 1:2 Portland
=========== QUARTERFINALS ==========
August 1 - San Jose 1:4 Minnesota- NYCFC 1:3 Portland
July 31 - Orlando (5)1:1(4) LAFC
July 30 - Philadelphia 3:1 Sporting KC
============ ROUND OF 16 ===========
July 28 - Columbus (3)1:1(5) Minnesota - Portland (4)1:1(2) Cincinnati
July 27 - San Jose 5:2 Real Salt Lake - Seattle 1:4 LAFC
July 26 - Toronto 1:3 NYCFC - Sporting KC (3)0:0(1) Vancouver
July 25 - Orlando 1:0 Montreal - Philadelphia 1:0 New England
2020 Handicapping Standings
Please support our advertisers
The Grand Republicss Regional Race Wants YOU!
Got a venue? Racing team? Racers? Then enter!
Once we have enough racers the race will be held!
But don't fret, this is open to ALL, regardless of region!
Just telegram me, Legolannd,
We need 30 nations!