Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's Thursday

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


Today is June 20th, the 171st day of 2013. There are 194 days left in the year.


Blackhawks defeat Bruins in OT to even Final.

GM notes: Penguins on Letang; Coyotes on Tippett.

Visit the official league website,


Today's Birthday's: John Mahoney (Martin Crane on Frasier) is 73; Rock Hall of Famer Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) is 71; John Goodman (Roseanne, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski) is 61; Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge, The Hours, Cold Mountain) is 46.


Cauz: An American's guide to the CFL.

Morris: Jackson adjusting to life behind the curtain.

Visit the CFL's official website,


James Gandolfini died after suffering a possible heart attack in Rome, Italy. He was 51.


That was fun!

At the end of the day, wins don’t matter in a CFL exhibition game. Getting the victory is nice, but evaluating the talent is the key thing for the coaching staff as they look for the guys that will make the team.

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The Roughriders will play their final pre-season game this Thursday, June 20th at home against the Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff on is set for 10:00pm EDT.


WELCOME TO SUMMER - Summer begins tonight (Friday morning, 1:04 AM ET)


Tampa, FL. — The Buccaneers signed seventh-year CB Michael Adams on Wednesday and released rookie G Jeremy Lewis, marking the second player they have added following a two-day tryout during last week's mini-camp.

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Obesity is now an official disease. [Does that mean Medicare will pay for my chili dog?]


Boston, MA. -- It was the first of many, the Rays will hope: A win with Wil Myers' fingerprints on it.

Jeremy Hellickson turned a sharp corner, rebounding from his worst start of the season to spin six innings of two-run ball, and Myers closed the door in the seventh inning, driving in a pair with a two-out double on an 0-2 count as the Rays finally won at Fenway Park, taking a 6-2 victory to avoid a three-game sweep.

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Museum (that's its name) is the world's smallest museum, located in a small walk-in closet-sized space in New York City. What's on display changes regularly. Right now there's a collection of toothpaste tubes from around the world, and a collection of Disney-themed children's bulletproof backpacks.


San Francisco, CA. -- For a little while, it looked like Jesus Guzman would get the last laugh. In the end, the satisfaction belonged to Gregor Blanco.

Guzman, a former Giant, blasted a go-ahead home run for the second time in as many games in the seventh inning Wednesday, but the Giants rallied for three runs in the bottom half of the frame to win, 4-2.

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Deputies in Florida say two women were arrested for drinking wine inside a Walmart. According to the arrest report, the women (Alicia Potter and Megan Beck) took wine from the shelf and started drinking it while walking around the store.


Jimmy likes the Happy Meal toys.


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


Today in Elvis History

1968 - At Western Recorders, Elvis Presley began recording sessions for the 1968 TV Special "Elvis".

1970 - Elvis Presley's song "Kentucky Rain" hit #21 in the U.S.

1973 - Elvis Presley began a 14-date tour in Mobile, AL.


Game 7 of the NBA Finals is tonight (9p ET, ABC). The San Antonio Spurs visit the Miami Heat.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles formed their first corporation, Beatles Ltd. It was set up to handle their finances.

1964 - A book critic described John Lennon as "in a pathetic state of near illiteracy" after the publication of "In His Own Write."

1986 - Paul McCartney participated in the "Prince's Trust Birthday Party" at Wembley Arena.

1989 - Ringo Starr announced a comeback tour with his All-Starr Band.

1989 - Ringo Starr was a guest on NBC-TV's "Late Night With David Letterman."

1994 - It was reported that Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were working on a new song for inclusion on the "Anthology" box set.


Chris Harrison is coming to your bad date rescue. The Bachelor host and Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss just launched a new dating app called At First Sight. Harrison describes At First Sight as a "fun, Instagram-slash-Twitter-slash-Vine version of a dating site."


Today in Sports History:

1912 - The New York Giants and the Boston Braves combined for 17 runs in the ninth inning. The Giants scored 7 to the Braves' 10 runs. The Giants won the game 21-12.

1936 - Jesse Owens set a 100-meter record at 10.2 seconds.

1950 - Willie Mays graduated from high school and immediately signed with the New York Giants.

1960 - Floyd Patterson knocked out Ingemar Johansson to become the first heavyweight fighter to regain his own crown.

1966 - The U.S. Open golf tournament was broadcast in color for the first time.

1967 - Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. The U.S. Supreme Court later overturned the conviction.

1980 - Roberto Duran won a fifteen-round decision over Sugar Ray Leonard. It was the first defeat in twenty-eight professional fights for Leonard.

1982 - Pete Rose played in his 3,000th major league game. It was also his 523rd consecutive game.

1993 - The Chicago Bulls won their third consecutive NBA title. They defeated the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 with a score of 99-98.

1994 - The Tigers' streak of 25 straight games with at least one home run ended. The lost the game 7-1 to Cleveland.

1994 - O.J. Simpson pled innocent in Los Angeles to the killing of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

1998 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) hit two home runs for the second straight game. The feat set a major league baseball record of 16 home runs in June.

1999 - Lawrence Phillips became the first NFL Europe player to rush for more that 1,000 yards in a season.

1999 - The Dallas Stars won their first NHL Stanley Cup by defeating the Buffalo Sabres in the third overtime of game six. The game actually began on June 19th.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 38th home run of the season. The home run broke the major league baseball record for homers before the midseason All-Star break.

2002 - Luis Castillo (Florida Marlins) set a major league record for second basemen when he got a hit in his 34th straight game.

2003 - Jose Canseco was arrested after testing positive for steroids, a violation of his probation that stemmed from a nightclub brawl.

2004 - Ken Griffey Jr. (Cincinnati Reds) got his 500th career home run.

2007 - Sammy Sosa (Texas Rangers) got his 600th career home run. The hit came against, the Chicago Cubs, his former team.


The U.S. Army Air Force was established on this date in 1941, replacing the Army Air Corps. 


Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

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

Friday --

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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