Thursday, June 6, 2013

It's Thursday

It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....


Today is June 6th, the 157th day of 2013. There are 208 days left in the year.


Bergeron scores in 2OT to put Penguins on brink.

Keith suspended one game for high-sticking.

Visit the official league website,


Today's Birthdays: Guitarist Steve Vai is 53; Max Casella (Vincent "Vinnie" Salvatore Delpino, Doogie Howser's best friend) is 46; Paul Giamatti (John Adams, The Hangover Part II, Sideways, Cinderella Man) is 46; Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Lily Tucker-Pritchett on Modern Family) is 6


Chick feeling right at home in Rider Green.

Tempers flare at intense Bombers training camp.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 11: Horses that have won the Triple Crown. The last was Affirmed in 1978.


Tampa, FL. — The Buc fans' inside man returns to field questions about draft trades, Scot Brantley’s biggest hit, players returning from injuries, and more.

Read the rest here.


Australian scientists say they have discovered a remote lake with beautiful clear water that has remained unchanged for over 7,000 years. [Each part of the lake is so gorgeous that developers are having trouble deciding exactly where to build the Walmart.]


Detroit, MI. -- Based on the way Alex Cobb and Doug Fister were matching zeros, the chances of Wednesday night's Rays-Tigers game being decided by something small were great.

Leave it to Sam Fuld to come up with the small. The diminutive outfielder employed a small-ball tactic that paid off big in launching a three-run ninth, and the Rays took a 3-0 win at Comerica Park.

Read the rest here.


The $590 million Powerball jackpot was claimed Wednesday morning by 84-year-old Gloria Mackenzie, who plans to share the money with her son.


San Francisco, CA. -- In his last outing, Giants starter Barry Zito walked a season-high six batters, but emerged mostly unscathed with just one earned run in an outing manager Bruce Bochy called a "Houdini" act.

This time around the Giants rotation, Houdini could manage the tightrope act no longer.

Read the rest here.


A study in the British Medical Journal says if you need an operation, don't schedule it for the end of the week. They analyzed 4 million planned surgeries and found the death rates were 44% higher on a Friday, and 82% higher on a weekend. They can't put their finger on why, only assuming that medical care "drops on the weekends."


Look Daddy, I graduated!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching all that's involved in a tropical storm, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1960 - The album "Elvis Is Back" earned gold certification from the RIAA.

1970 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me."

1973 - The movie "Elvis On Tour" opened in the U.S.  


Trish Staine of Duluth, Minnesota, had no idea she was pregnant while she was training for a half marathon recently. After a training run she began having back pain and went to the doctor. They found a second heartbeat. Two days later, Staine gave birth to a baby girl.


Today in Beatles History:

1962 - The Beatles auditioned for producer George Martin of EMI Records. They performed the songs "Besame Mucho" and three of their own songs, "P.S. I Love You," "Ask Me Why" and "Love Me Do."

1964 - The Beatles single "P.S. I Love You" hit #10 in the U.S.

1971 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on stage for the first time since 1969 when they join Frank Zappa for a show at the Fillmore East.

1993 - Ringo Starr attended the Pediatric AIDS Foundation's fourth annual picnic in Brentwood, CA.

2006 - Billy Preston died at the age of 69. He had been dubbed "the fifth Beatle" after he accompanied the group in the 60's.


Game 1 of the NBA Finals is tonight (ABC-TV). The San Antonio Spurs are at the Miami Heat.


Today in Sports History:

1890 - The United States Polo Association was founded in New York.

1934 - Myril Hoag (New York Yankees) hit six singles in a game against the Boston Red Sox.

1939 - The New York Giants hit five home runs in the fourth inning in a 17-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

1946 - The Basketball Association of America was formed in New York City, NY.

1965 - Tom Tresh (New York Yankees) hit home runs on three consecutive at-bats against the Chicago White Sox.

1989 - Wayne Gretzky (Los Angeles Kings) won the Hart Trophy for the 9th time. He was the first player in NHL history to win the same award nine times.

1992 - Eddie Murray passed Mickey Mantle on the all-time switch-hitter RBI list. Mantle held the record at 1,509.

1996 - John Valentin became the 14th player in Boston Red Sox history to hit on all at-bats during a game. He hit for the cycle when he went 4-for-4 against the Chicago White Sox.

1996 - Peter Forsberg (Colorado Avalanche) scored a first period hat-trick against the Florida Panthers in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Finals. He became only the third player in NHL history to score a first-period hat-trick in the Cup Final. He was also the sixth player to score a hat-trick in the Cup Final game.

1996 - Joe Sakic (Colorado Avalanche) tied a Stanley Cup Final record when he assisted on four goals against the Florida Panthers.

1996 - Baseball's executive council told Marge Schott, owner of the Cincinnati Reds, to give up day-to-day operations within a week or face a suspension of more than a year. Schott had caused controversy with comments she made concerning Adolph Hitler in an ESPN interview.

2003 - The Seattle Mariners were defeated by the New York Mets to end their 13-game road winning streak.


Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is tired of exposing her naked body on camera and has dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 1:08pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dupont Pioneer 250 at Pioneer Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Firestone 550 at Fort Worth, Texas 8:30pm EDT 

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Party in the Poconos 400 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT


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

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