Friday, May 31, 2013

It's Friday











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

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Today is May 31st, the 151st day of 2013. There are 214 days left in the year.

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Blackhawks must jump right back into fray vs. Kings.

Analysts break down Penguins-Bruins series.

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

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On this date in 1433, Sigismund was crowned emperor of Rome.

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Riders add quarterback.

Argos announce extension for Ricky Ray through 2015.

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

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The Kansas-Nebraska Act passed by the U.S. Congress on this date in 1854.

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Tampa, FL. — Doug Martin set his own bar extremely high in 2012 when he produced the 10th-best rookie rushing season in NFL history and ended up in the Pro Bowl, but he and his coaches are working hard to make 2013 even better.

Read the rest here.


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In London, Big Ben went into operation on this date in 1859. The name Big Ben initially referred to the bell inside the tower but later came to refer to the tower.

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Miami, FL. -- A palpable buzz could be felt inside the Rays' clubhouse prior to Thursday night's game. The new kid with the big fastball would be making his Major League debut, so everybody eagerly awaited what they might see.

Alex Colome did not disappoint.

Read the rest here.

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E.J. DeSemdt patented asphalt on this date in 1870.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Gregor Blanco Jr., the toddler son of the Giants outfielder, innocently crawled into the media horde surrounding Barry Zito following Thursday's game. Young Gregor went untouched as he sat at the feet of reporters who began questioning Zito. But one unsuspecting move might have harmed the child.

Read the rest here.


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Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented "flaked cereal" on this date in 1884.

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Let's get this show on the road!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching baseball after a 4 1/2 hour rain delay, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1975 - The Elvis Presley song "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" hit #31 in the U.K.

2005 - The original broadway cast recording of "All Shook Up" was released. The release included 25 renditions of Elvis Presley hits.

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On this date in 1907, the first taxis arrived in New York City. They were the first in the United States.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - The Beatles ended a 48-night run of shows at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany. The run had begun on April 13th.

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded "Give Peace a Chance" during their Montreal bed-in.

1980 - The album "Rarities" hit #21 in the U.S.

1980 - Paul McCartney's album "McCartney II" hit #1 in the U.K.

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On this date in 1927, Ford Motor Company produced the last "Tin Lizzie" in order to begin production of the Model A.

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Today in Sports History:

1879 - New York's Madison Square Garden opened.

1880 - The first U.S. national bicycle society was formed in Newport, RI. It was known as the League of American Wheelman.

1921 - Suffy McInnis began an errorless streak of 1,700 chances.

1927 - Johnny Neun (Detroit Tigers) made an unassisted triple play.

1937 - The Brooklyn Dodgers ended Carl Hubbell's (New York Giants) 24-game winning streak.


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In Beverly, MA on this date in 1929, the first U.S. born reindeer were born.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 1:05pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Raceway 2:30pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit, Race 1 3:30pm EDT 

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Fedex 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 2:15pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit, Race 2 3:30pm EDT

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

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