Friday, May 3, 2013

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is May 3rd, the 123rd day of 2013. There are 242 days left in the year.

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Red Wings stun Ducks in OT.

Blues win on Jackman's goal with 50.4 seconds left.

Anderson stymies Canadiens; Senators take Game 1.

Capitals ride second period to win against Rangers.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Ann B. Davis (housekeeper Alice on The Brady Bunch) is 87; sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 67; Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) is 38; dancer Cheryl Burke (Dancing With the Stars) is 29.

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Tampa, FL. --Your Vote. Your Award. Vote for this season's top photo!

Read the rest here.

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Washington, DC, was incorporated as a city on this date in 1802.

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Fairbanks, AK. -- At this stage in the season, there are no surprises waiting for the Wenatchee Wild when they travel to face the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. At least, not from a strategical standpoint.

Read the rest here.

The Wenatchee Wild continue the West Division finals this coming weekend in Fairbanks at 11:35pm EDT tonight and Saturday, May 3rd and 4th. Catch all the action on kpq.com or FastHockey.com.

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Macon B. Allen became the first African American to be admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts on this date in 1855.

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Draft Facts: Everything you need heading into Monday.

Pedersen: Riders Draft intentions point to the here and now.

Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.

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The well-reviewed Iron Man 3 has opened across North America (midnight shows). Before it did it had already amassed $307.7 million in foreign ticket sales. By the end of this weekend Iron Man 3 could cross $600 million worldwide.

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Tampa, FL. — Warren Sapp is the newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Ring of Honor.

Read the rest here.


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THIS WEEKEND - Saturday is 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. Sunday is Cinco de Mayo.

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Kansas City, MO. -- Jeremy Hellickson hails from Des Moines, Iowa, which made the Rays right-hander the perfect candidate to ask whether Thursday afternoon's Kansas City weather -- which included snow, reminded him of home.

Hellickson smiled: "Yeah, except in December."

Read the rest here.


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A elementary school in New York City has become the first public school in the city to go completely vegetarian. [Goodbye mystery meat. Hello imitation mystery meat.]

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San Francisco, CA. -- With his new book, "To Stir A Movement: Life, Justice, and Major League Baseball," Jeremy Affeldt has thrown the ultimate purpose pitch.

Read the rest here.

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A team of researchers (University of Vermont and the Mitre Corp.) have found a way to gauge Twitter's overall happiness. Their hedonometer tool tracks the joyfulness levels on a chart. As to be expected, there are clear spikes on holidays and notable dips in moments of tragedy.

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I did good, huh Daddy?!?!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the A/C guy work, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley worked on the soundtrack recordings for "Jail House Rock."

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A new study (from Placed) found that McDonald's, Walmart, and Subway are the three most-visited businesses in the United States for Americans 14 or older.

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Today in Beatles History:

1976 - Paul McCartney made his first American stage appearance in 10 years when the "Wings Over America" tour began in Ft. Worth, TX.

1980 - Paul McCartney's single "Coming Up" hit #2 in the U.K.

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We're getting close to your 'sexy' time of year, ladies. A survey found women feel their sexiest during the summer months. The happiest time of year for 83% of women is between June and August. Sunshine is being credited for bringing out the smiles.

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Today in Sports History:

1936 - Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankees) made his major league debut. He got three hits.

1938 - Lefty Grove got the first of a record 20 consecutive wins.

1951 - Gil McDougald (New York Yankees) became the fifth player to get 6 RBIs in an inning.

1969 - U.S. President Nixon attended the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. It was the first time a sitting U.S. president attended the race.

1980 - Willie McCovey (San Francisco Giants) hit his 521st and final home run.

1980 - Ferguson Jenkins (Texas Rangers) became the fourth player to win 100 games in the American League and the National League.

1981 - Sally Little won the LPGA CPC Women's Golf International.

1986 - Don Mattingly (New York Yankees) became the 6th player to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game.

1992 - Gregg Olson (Baltimore Orioles) became the youngest player to record 100 saves. He was 25 years old.

1992 - Eddie Murray (New York Mets) became the 24th player to hit 400 home runs.

1995 - David Bell debuted for the Cleveland Indians.

2007 - The Golden State Warriors defeated the Dallas Mavericks in Game 6. It was the first time a No. 8 seed team had defeated a No. 1 seed team in a 7-game playoff series.

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A 20-year-old Florida man stripped naked inside a Daytona Beach convenience store after telling officers that he was a monkey.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

NAHL Playoff Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Aaron's 312 at Talladega Super Speedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Colorado Rockies 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT

NAHL Playoff Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Aaron's 499 at Talladega Super Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Colorado Rockies 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8:00pm EDT

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

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