Tuesday, June 4, 2013

It's Tuesday

It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is June 4th, the 155th day of 2013. There are 210 days left in the year.


Bruins breeze past Penguins, take 2-0 series lead.

Five keys as Kings return home vs. Blackhawks.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com/.


Today's Birthdays: Noah Wyle (ER) is 42; Russell Brand (Arthur, Get Him to the Greek) is 38; Angelina Jolie is 38; model Bar Refaeli is 28.


Cauz: The complete idiot's guide to the off-season.

Steinberg's MMQB: A pre-season look at the QBs.

Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.


NEW ON DVD TODAY - Released June 4

A Good Day to Die Hard
Warm Bodies
Identity Thief
The Last Ride: A Story of Hank Williams
Breaking Bad Season 5
Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Third Season
Ice Road Truckers: Season 6


Tampa, FL. — Nelson Luis, a Tampa native, returns to the team with which he began his career nearly two decades ago and will oversee all aspects of the organization's communications efforts.

Read the rest here.


The American Idol summer tour has been scaled back following a low-rated season. Originally, Idol winner Candice Glover and 10 other season 13 hopefuls were set to perform in 40 different venues, beginning June 29. Now, they'll hit only 31 venues and the tour will begin July 19.


Detroit, MI. -- Evan Longoria is going to need some help from Rays fans if he's going to get elected as a starter to this year's Midsummer Classic. American League votes were released Monday, and Tampa Bay's third baseman ranked fourth at his position.

Read the rest here.


Today is Hug Your Cat Day.


San Francisco, CA. -- Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson will make his long-awaited return from the disabled list against the Giants at AT&T Park on Tuesday, but another return is likely to get more of the headlines.

Read the rest here.


According to a new study, one out of 13 people have ape-like feet. [They're the ones at dinner parties always showing off by peeling bananas with their toes.]


Congratulations Mr. Jimmy!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching a thunderstorm, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1992 - The U.S. Postal Service announced that people preferred the "younger Elvis" stamp design in a nationwide vote.

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley performed "Sinking In" at the halftime show of the NBA Finals game between the New Jersey Nets and the San Antonio Spurs.  


The Metro St. James Café in Sydney, Australia, has an interesting promotion for the month of June -- free coffee for kisses. The Pay With A Kiss promotion requires that couples kiss each other in order to receive their coffee for free from 9-11 AM.


Today in Beatles History:

1962 - George Martin signed the Beatles to a provisional contract with EMI to record demos.

1964 - The Beatles' "World Tour" began in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1969 - The Beatles single "Ballad Of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe" was released in the U.S.

1974 - Paul McCartney's single "Band On The Run" was certified gold by the RIAA.

2007 - Paul McCartney released the album "Memory Almost Full."


It shouldn't come as a major shock to find out exercise fights off depression. A study out of Belgium found that the longer participants sat around doing nothing, the more their moods became negative. The reason is simple -- the more at rest we are, the more we self-analyze... and that's a recipe for depression flare ups.


Today in Sports History:

1927 - The U.S. defeated Britain in the first Ryder Cup international golf championship.

1940 - Forbes field hosted its first night game. The Pirates beat the Braves 14-2.

1940 - Sportsman's Park hosted its first night game.  The Dodgers beat the Cardinals 10-1.

1964 - Sandy Koufax threw his third career no-hitter.

1968 - Don Drysdale (Los Angeles) pitched his sixth consecutive shutout.

1971 - The Oakland A's beat the Washington Senators 5-3. The game took 21 innings.

1974 - The NFL granted the Seattle Seahawks franchise.

1974 - Henry (Hank) Aaron set a National League record when he hit his 16th career grand slam.

1976 - The Boston Celtics defeated Phoenix in triple-overtime in Game 5 of the NBA finals. The Celtics took the series on June 6.

1980 - Gordie Howe announced his retirement from hockey. At the time he was playing for the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association.

1984 - For the first time in 32 years, Arnold Palmer failed to make the cut for the U.S. Open golf tournament.

1988 - Steffi Graf won the French Open for the second straight year.

1996 - Eddie Murray hit his 535th double. He moved into 18th on the all-time list by passing Lou Gehrig.

1996 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) started in his 133rd consecutive playoff game.

1997 - Michael Irvin (Dallas Cowboys) announced that he was putting his NFL career on hold. Irvin later retracted his announcement and returned to the game.

2000 - Julius "Dr. J" Erving reported his 19-year-old son, Cory, missing. His body was found on July 6, 2000.

2000 - Fred McGriff (Tampa Bay Devil Rays) got his 2,000th career hit.


A pair of perfect melons, 8.1 pounds each, sold for a total of $15,730 in Japan. Yubari melons, or cantaloupe, are considered prestigious gifts in Japan.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 7:08pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Toronto Blue Jays 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Toronto Blue Jays 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 7:08pm EDT

Thursday --

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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