Friday, June 14, 2013

It's Friday

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


Today is June 14th, the 165th day of 2013. There are 200 days left in the year.


Chicago's Hossa happy with city, Blackhawks.

NHL to reveal award winners leading up to Game 2.

Visit the official league website,


Today's birthdays: Donald Trump is 67; Boy George is 52; J.R. Martinez (All My Children, Dancing with the Stars) is 30; Kevin McHale (Glee) is 25.


Strong armed: LeFevour leads Ticats to win over Als.

Brown, Willy prepare like starters for Roughriders.

Visit the CFL's official website,


Scientists are excited about finding a sixth layer to the human eye's cornea. Previously, it was thought that there were only five. [Six layers! Do you realize the importance of this? If so, please explain it to me because I have absolutely no idea.]


Tampa, FL. — The Bucs and WFLA-TV have reached a five-year agreement that will include the broadcast of Tampa Bay's preseason games through the 2017 season as well as additional Buccaneer specials.

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A recent study (Duke School of Medicine) reports gamers "see the world differently" than non-gamers -- the ability of the eyes and brain to track visual movement, which researchers discovered is much more acute amongst those who called themselves "very intensive gamers."


St. Petersburg, FL. -- The big inning continued to haunt Jeremy Hellickson on Thursday night when the Royals parlayed an eight-run frame off the Rays right-hander into a 10-1 win.

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A rare two-faced kitten has been born in Oregon. The animal, named Duecy, has been been given a clean bill of health by a vet, although the kitten will have to be hand-reared after being rejected by its mother. Owner Stephanie Durkee is feeding Deucy using a syringe. She said she did a double take when she discovered the newborn.


Pittsburgh, PA. -- Matt Cain wrote two sequels with one performance Thursday night. The Giants liked the common ending.

Cain didn't duplicate the wondrous effort he delivered last June 13 -- the 22nd perfect game in baseball history. But he still generated plenty of zeros while allowing two hits in 6 2/3 shutout innings. Moreover, Cain provided an indication that he could be entering a new, promising chapter in his confusing season by excelling in his second straight road start as the Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-0, at PNC Park.

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A Florida (Deltona) man is accused of stabbing his brother in a fight that started over some missing macaroni and cheese and spilled beer.


Jimmy the Graduate


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching your schnauzer sleep under the end table, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1953 - Elvis Presley graduated from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis, TN.

1958 - Elvis Presley returned to Fort Hood, TX, for ten weeks of advanced tank training.

1963 - Priscilla Beaulieu graduated from the Immaculate Conception Cathedral High School.

1975 - The Elvis Presley single "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" hit #35 in the U.S.

1975 - The Elvis Presley album "Today" hit #48 in the U.K.

1995 - Michael Jackson appeared on TV with his wife Lisa Marie Presley in a live interview on "Prime Time Live" with Diane Sawyer.

2004 - It was announced that TV Guide would be issuing four commemorative Elvis Presley covers in celebration of 50 years of Rock 'n' Roll. The covers were to be on newsstands July 1 (July 4th issue).


IN THEATERS - This is the End (R, opened Wednesday); Man of Steel (PG-13); Before Midnight (R, goes to wider release).


Today in Beatles History:

1965 - Paul McCartney recorded "Yesterday."

1975 - Paul McCartney's album "Venus and Mars" hit #1 in the U.K.

1997 - Paul McCartney's album "Flaming Pie" hit #2 in the U.S.


The Continental Army was founded on this date in 1775 by the Second Continental Congress for purposes of common defense. This event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army. On June 15, George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief.


Today in Sports History:

1963 - Duke Snider (New York Mets) hit his 400th career home run.

1964 - The St. Louis Cardinals traded Ernest Broglio for Chicago Cub Lou Brock.

1969 - Reggie Jackson hit two home runs and drove in 10 runs in a 21-17 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

1987 - The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title by defeating the defending Boston Celtics.

1992 - The Chicago Bulls won the NBA championship beating the Portland Trailblazers.

1994 - The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Vancouver Canucks. It was the first time the Rangers had won the cup in 54 years.

1996 - Cal Ripken Jr. broke Sachio Kinugas's record of 2,216 consecutive games played.

1996 - Jeff Bagwell (Houston Astros) tied a major league baseball record when he hit four doubles. The Astros defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-1.

1996 - John Smoltz (Atlanta Braves) tied a franchise record with his 13th consecutive win.

1996 - Ellis Burks hit the first inside-the-park home run in Coors Field.

1995 - The Chicago Bulls won their third straight NBA Championship and the sixth of the decade.

2002 - The U.S. beat Mexico 2-0 and advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals. It was the best showing in the World Cup for the U.S. since 1930.

2002 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) hit his 25th home run of the season. The home run tied him with Stan Musial and Willie Stargell for 19th on the all-time list at 475 homers.

2003 - The Frankfurt Galaxy became the first team in the NFL Europe League to win three World Bowls.

2004 - Jim Thome (Philadelphia Phillies) became the 37th player in major league history to reach 400 career home runs.

2005 - The Detroit Pistons defeated the San Antonio Spurs 96-79 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. It was the first time in history that the first three games had been decided by 15 points or more.

2009 - Phil Jackson (Los Angeles Lakers) recorded his 10th NBA title as coach.


The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the "Stars and Stripes" as the national flag of the United States on this date in 1777. The Flag Resolution stated "Resolved: that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." On May 20, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed June 14 "Flag Day" as a commemoration of the "Stars and Stripes." 


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway 2:00pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Milwaukee Indy Fest at West Allis, Wisconsin 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 4:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 8:05pm EDT


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

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