Friday, June 21, 2013

It's Friday

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


Today is June 21st, the 172nd day of 2013. There are 193 days left in the year.


Stars hire Ruff as new coach.

Flyers to use compliance buyout on forward Briere.

Visit the official league website,


Today's Birthday's: Bernie Kopell (Get Smart, The Love Boat) is 80; Doug Savant (Desperate Housewives, Melrose Place) is 49; Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation, Zero Dark Thirty) is 34; Prince William is 31; YouTube star Rebecca Black (song Friday) is 16.


Burris, Ticats shut down Bombers for big win.

Late major lifts Argos over Als at Varsity Stadium.

Visit the CFL's official website,


WELCOME TO SUMMER! - Today (Friday) is the first day of Summer.


The Calgary Stampeders came from behind Thursday night, beating the Saskatchewan Roughriders 24-23 in front of 32,003 at Mosaic Stadium in the second pre-season game for both teams.

The Riders got on the board first as Rey Williams forced a fumble at the Calgary 37, which was recovered by Taj Smith. 5 plays and 37 yards later, Kory Sheets dove over from the 1 for the major. Chris Milo converted and Saskatchewan was up 7-0, 3:15 into the game. The Stamps would get their first points of the evening on a Rene Paredes 37 yard field goal with 5:46 to play in the opening quarter, cutting the deficit to 7-3. Calgary would take the lead late in the first on a 20 yard pass and run play from Drew Tate to Rob Cote. Paredes converted and the Stampeders were up 10-7, with 1:46 to play in the opening stanza.

The Calgary lead grew to 11-7 on a 63 yard Rob Maver punt single with 8:35 to go in the half. Paredes would tack on 3 more with a 35 yard field goal with 2:09 to play in the second.

In the third, the Stampeders conceded a safety touch 3:20 in, leaving their lead at 14-9. Sheets scored his second major of the night with a bruising 12 yard run. The Milo convert, coming with 8:12 to go, put the Riders back on top, at 16-14. Then, not quite 4 minutes later, Scott McHenry grabbed a 4 yard TD pass from Darian Durant. With the Milo convert, Saskatchewan went up by 9, at 23-14, with 4:21 left in the third, capping a 4 play, 62 yard drive.

Calgary sliced into the Rider lead in the opening minute of the fourth, with LaMarcus Coker rushing for a 1 yard touchdown. Paredes kicked the convert 58 seconds in, drawing the Stampders to within 2, at 23-21. Paredes would drive home a three pointer from 29 yards out with 2:20 left in regulation, putting Calgary back on top, 24-23. After forcing a two and out, the Stamps keep the ball the rest of the way, winning the game by one over Saskatchewan, 24-23.

Drew Tate led the Calgary offense, going 9-of-21 passing for 107 yards and a touchdown. Jon Cornish rushed 8 times for 50 yards and Khalil Paden caught 5 balls for 48 yards. For the Roughriders, Darian Durant was 14-of-23 passing for 112 yards, a touchdown and 1 interception. Kory Sheets ran 10 times for 97 yards and two majors and Chris Getzlaf caught 4 passes for 49 yards.  

Both teams finished the pre-season at 1-1. Saskatchewan opens their regular season on Saturday, June 29th at the Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff on 620ckrm, the Rider Radio Network and TSN, is set for 3:30pm EDT. The Stamps their season on Friday, June 28th at home against BC at 10:00pm EDT.


Based upon data from the FBI, the annual list of the most dangerous cities in America has been compiled with Flint, Michigan at number one. [It's the deadliest city not because of violent crime but because in Flint, you can still by those giant-size sodas.]


Tampa, FL. — For the second straight year, and this time in Foxborough, Massachusetts, Tampa Bay and New England will get together for some shared work on the practice field before meeting for a preseason game.

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When it comes to choosing what stories we like to click on when browsing news websites, research (University of Bristol) shows people love to find out about the latest exploits of their favorite celebrities or read up on the latest fashions. They are not so enthusiastic when it comes to reading about politics or the economy.


New York, NY. -- Good signs for the Rays were everywhere in their 8-3 win over the Yankees on Thursday night.

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A Florida teen ended his own attempt to steal a car at gunpoint when he realized he didn't know how to drive a vehicle with standard transmission. The victim identified the 19-year-old in a photo lineup and was picked up by police.


San Francisco, CA. -- Thursday night actually could have been worse for the Giants.

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Bravo is going back into its vault to honor James Gandolfini, who died at 51-years-old on Wednesday of a likely heart attack. The cable network will re-broadcast The Sopranos actor's 2004 appearance on Inside the Actor's Studio on Sunday.


Jimmy chugs his chocolate milk.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the first day of summer, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1960 - King Bumiphol and Queen Sirikit of Thailand visited the set of the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues."

2004 - An exclusive One Night Only screening of a specially created 100-minute edition of the digitally re-mastered "Elvis: '68 Comeback Special" took place at 42 Regal Theaters across the U.S.


Marvel announced Thursday it had signed Robert Downey Jr. to play Iron Man in the next two Avengers films.


Today in Beatles History:

1946 - Brenda Holloway was born. She supported the Beatles on tour in 1965.

1963 - It was reported in the press that John Lennon had assaulted Cavern Club DJ Bob Wooler at Paul McCartney's 21st birthday party three days earlier. The headline was: Beatle in brawl says 'Sorry I socked you.'


Richard M. Nixon and Thelma Catherine ‘Pat’ Ryan were married on this date in 1940.


Today in Sports History:

1932 - Heavyweight boxer Max Schmeling lost a title fight by decision to Jack Sharkey. Schmeling's manager, Joe Jacobs, exclaimed "We was robbed!"

1939 - Lou Gehrig quit baseball due to illness.

1942 - Ben Hogan recorded the lowest score (to that time) in a major golf tournament. Hogan shot a 271 for 72 holes in Chicago, IL.

1954 - Australian John Landy ran the mile in 3 minutes and 58 seconds. He was the second person to achieve the feat.

1963 - In St. Louis, Bob Hayes set a record when he ran the 100-yard dash in 0.09.1.

1970 - Tony Jacklin became the second British golfer in 50 years to win the U.S. Open golf tournament.

1997 - The Women's National Basketball Association made its debut. The New York Liberty defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 67-57.

1999 - Pantera rode a float in the Dallas Stars Stanley Cup victory parade in downtown Dallas. Pantera is responsible for the Stars' theme song.


NBC radio presented the final broadcast of "The Railroad Hour" on this date in 1954. 


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Miami Marlins 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Miami Marlins 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Johnsonville Sausage 200 presented by Menards at Road America 5:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Toyota - Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 2:05pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Newton, Iowa 2:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Miami Marlins 4:05pm EDT


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

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