Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It's Tuesday

It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is May 21st, the 141st day of 2013. There are 224 days left in the year.


Red Wings shut down Blackhawks to win Game 3.

Australian TV analyst turns linesman.

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On this date in 0996, sixteen year old Otto III was crowned the Roman Emperor.


Tampa, FL. --Join Lightning head coach Jon Cooper on his recent house hunting trip area the Tampa Bay-area.

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On this date in 1602, Martha's Vineyard was first sighted by Captain Bartholomew Gosnold.


Saskatoon, SK – The Portland Winterhawks defeated the London Knights, Ontario Hockey League champions, 6-3 Monday at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in their second game of the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup.

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Bicycles were first seen in the U.S. in New York City on this date in 1819. They were originally known as "swift walkers."


Dunk: Top 10 Prospects to watch for in 2014 Draft.

Big Blue will have one helluva punter.

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


On this date in 1881, the American branch of the Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton.


Tampa, FL. — Head Coach Greg Schiano repeated on Monday that Josh Freeman is the Bucs' starter, and both he and his quarterback dismissed the notion that Mike Glennon's arrival has Freeman looking over his shoulder.

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On this date in 1906, Louis H. Perlman received his patent for the demountable tire-carrying rim.


Toronto, ON. -- Opportunities can be earned on the Rays. Josh Lueke had pitched well enough leading into Monday's game to merit such an opportunity when it mattered most Monday afternoon. The moment did not end well.

The Rays right-hander took the loss in the Blue Jays' 7-5 win at Rogers Centre in front of 29,885.

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Charles A. Lindberg completed the first solo nonstop airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean on this date in 1927. The trip began May 20.


San Francisco, CA. -- Except for Ryan Vogelsong's injured pinkie, Monday night couldn't have unfolded any better for the Giants.

Treating their 1-5, two-city trip as if it were a distant memory, the Giants broke a three-game losing streak by dominating the Washington Nationals, 8-0.

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The first automatic electric stock quotation board was used by Sutro and Company of New York City on this date in 1929.


See Daddy? I won goo at the golf ball game!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching your dogs run around the back yard, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1996 - It was reported that a picture of Elvis Presley hung beside pictures of Hindu gods in a temple in the Indian state of Karnataka.

2001 - The Elvis Presley Instant Lottery Promotion created by MDI Entertainment, Inc., began. The scratch ticket lottery featured cash prizes upt to $100,000 and "Elvis Experience" VIP trips to Graceland.


On this date in 1934, Oskaloosa, IA, became the first city in the U.S. to fingerprint all of its citizens.


Today in Beatles History:

1968 - Paul McCartney and Jane Asher attended an Andy Williams concert.

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a ten-day "bed-in" in Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

1971 - Paul McCartney released "Ram."

1972 - BBC's Radio 1 began airing "The Beatles Story."


On this date in 1945, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married.


Today in Sports History:

1881 - The United States Lawn Tennis Association was formed in New York City.

1926 - Earl Sheely (Chicago White Sox) hit his 6th consecutive double.

1930 - Max Bishop was walked 8 times during a doubleheader.

1930 - Babe Ruth (New York Yankees) hit three consecutive home runs.

1943 - The White Sox and the Senators played the fastest 9 inning night game in American League history. The game was finished in 89 minutes.

1947 - Joe DiMaggio and five of his New York Yankee teammates were fined $100 because they had not fulfilled contract requirements to do promotional duties for the team.

1948 - Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankees) hit a single, double, triple and home run in the same game.

1952 - The Brooklyn Dodgers scored 15 runs in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds. The final score was 19-1.

1996 - Ken Griffey Jr. became the 8th youngest player to hit 200 home runs.

1997 - Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox) got his 200th win.

2003 - The NFL decided to not vote on expanding the playoffs in 2004.


On this date in 1980, The movie "The Empire Strikes Back" was released.

Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 4:37pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 2:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 4:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 6:00pm EDT


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

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