Thursday, June 27, 2013

It's Thursday

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


Today is June 27th, the 178th day of 2013. There are 187 days left in the year.


 draft experts: MacKinnon, Jones top picks.

Bergeron treated at hospital for punctured lung.

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Today's Birthdays: Fashion designer Vera Wang is 64; writer-director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek films) is 47; Tobey Maguire is (The Cider House Rules, The Great Gatsby) 38; celebrinot Khloe Kardashian is 29.


It Begins Tonight: Previewing the 2013 CFL season.

Prediction Time: Cauz makes his 2013 picks.

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On this date in 1931, Igor Sikorsky filed U.S. Patent 1,994,488, which marked the breakthrough in helicopter technology.


Regina, SK - The 1989 Grey Cup is remembered in Saskatchewan primarily for The Kick -- Dave Ridgway's game winning field goal that gave the Roughriders their second CFL championship.

But it's also the only time since the league adopted an 18-game regular season in 1986 that a team just two years removed from a five-win season went on to win the Grey Cup.

That's not the only trend that favours the Roughriders.

Read the rest here.

Saskatchewan opens their regular season on Saturday, June 29th at the Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff on 620ckrm, the Rider Radio Network, TSN, ESPN2 and, is set for 3:30pm EDT.


Robert Pershing Wadlow was measured by Dr. Cyril MacBryde and Dr. C. M. Charles on this date in 1940. They recorded his height at 8' 11.1." He was only 22 at the time of his death on July 15, 1940.


Tampa, FL. — Beginning July 25, the Buccaneers will conduct 10 practices that are open to the public during their 2013 training camp, including the ultra-popular Night Practice at Raymond James Stadium.

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ESPN's annual "Body Issue" will feature a nude photo of 77 year-old golfer Gary Player. [Where's the Supreme Court ruling on that?]


St. Petersburg, FL. -- Roberto Hernandez's English is less than immaculate, but he knows the words to express his goal for every outing: "Keep the ball low."

Read the rest here.


The White House and First Lady Michelle Obama have joined Instagram. On Wednesday the two accounts were created.


Los Angeles, CA. -- Last year, Tim Lincecum and Clayton Kershaw appeared on the cover of a national sports magazine's Major League preview, which showed the Giants right-hander trapping his rival in a headlock and giving him a noogie
Sometimes art doesn't imitate life.

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A new beer from UK called #MashTag is the first alcoholic beverage inspired and created by users of social media. Beer company Brew Dog has launched a drink that came out of fan votes to determine everything from its name and style to alcohol count.


Maybe I'll swing. Or maybe I wont.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as waiting for the daily thunderstorm, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1925 - Songwriter Doc Pomus (Jerome Solon Felder) was born in Brooklyn, NY.

1954 - Sam Phillips paired Elvis Presley with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black.

1965 - "Tickle Me" opened in London.

1966 - Elvis Presely reported to MGM Studios for a music meeting and for wardrobe fittings for the film "Doubel Trouble."

1968 - Elvis Presley began taping his first television special, "Elvis," at NBC studios in Burbank, CA.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "The Wonder Of You" hit #9 in the U.S.


A 64-year-old man in Australia attempted to steal a woman's car at knifepoint, but he failed to flee the scene quick enough. The man allegedly took too much time loading his walker into the vehicle.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Peter and Gordon hit #1 in the U.S. with the John Lennon/Paul McCartney song "World Without Love."

1967 - George Harrison got a speeding ticket.

1991 - Paul McCartney's "Liverpool Oratorio" was performed by the Royal Liverpool Phhilharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool Cathedral.


Paula Deen has been dropped by Walmart, which has carried Deen-branded products since 2011.


Today in Sports History:

1876 - Dave Force (Philadelphia Athletics) became the first National League player to get six hits in a nine inning game.

1939 - Cleveland Municipal Stadium hosted its first night game. The Indians beat the Tigers 5-0.

1972 - Bobby Hull signed a 10-year hockey contract for $2,500,000. He became a player and coach of the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association.

1986 - Anne White wore only a body stocking at Wimbledon.

1986 - Robby Thompson (San Francisco) was caught stealing bases four times in one game.

1988 - In Atlantic City, Mike Tyson knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds.

1990 - Jose Canseco signed a contract with the Oakland A's worth $4,700,000 per year.

2004 - The Boston Red Sox scored 10 runs before making an out against the Florida Marlins. The final score was 25-8.


"Captain Video and His Video Rangers" premiered on the Dumont Television Network on this date in 1949.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:15pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 4:10pm EDT


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

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