Tuesday, June 11, 2013

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is June 11th, the 162nd day of 2013. There are 203 days left in the year.

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Blackhawks, Bruins to meet the media Tuesday.

Blackhawks vs. Bruins Stanley Cup Final preview.

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

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Today's birthdays: Gene Wilder is 80; NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana is 57; Hugh Laurie (House) is 54; Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) is 44; Shia LaBeouf (Transformers, Lawless) is 27.

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Tough decisions to be made in Als backfield.

McCallum battling to retain kicking duties in BC.

Visit the CFL's official website, cfl.ca.

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NEW ON DVD - Released June 11

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Oz the Great and Powerful
Snitch
The Newsroom: The Complete First Season
House of Cards: The Complete First Season
Becker, Season 5
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 3 [Blu-ray]
Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Third Season
Burn Notice: Season Six

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Tampa, FL. — Individual tickets to the Sunday, Sept. 15 game against the New Orleans Saints will go on sale on to the public on Wednesday, June 19, several weeks before the rest of the 2013 slate is available.

Read the rest here.


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According to a new study, 35% of designated drivers have had something to drink. [The study found that they were in no position to drive but were chosen by their friends simply because they were the only ones still capable of correctly pronouncing the word "designated."]

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- What didn't come to fruition for the Rays in the first extra frame proved costly as they took a 10-8 loss in a 14-inning affair to the American League East-leading Red Sox at Tropicana Field that lasted five hours and 24 minutes Monday night.

Read the rest here.

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Hillary Clinton launched her Twitter account Monday. Her bio on the social network reads: "Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD..."

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San Francisco, CA. -- During the Giants' run of two World Series championships in the past three seasons, the organizational blueprint of identifying and developing top-flight pitching helped San Francisco outlast other premier clubs during the season and in October, when it mattered most.

Read the rest here.


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New research claims men don't mature until they're 43 -- 11 years after women. But at least men know they take more time to grow up. In the same study, men were nearly twice as likely to describe themselves as immature than were women, with one in four men believing they are actively immature.

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Graduating is fun!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Tim Tebow sign with the Patriots, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley's single for "Teddy Bear" shipped to retailers.

1964 - Elvis Presley left Radio Recorders studio in Hollywood after 36 frustrating takes on the song "Do Not Disturb". Elvis did not record again for eight months.

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A new study says a simple email can significantly raise your stress levels. Researchers watched 30 government employees as they worked and measured their stress levels throughout the day. When email started coming in, 83% reported quicker pulse and higher blood pressure.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that they intended to continue to vacation in California.

1976 - The Wings single "Silly Love Songs" was certified gold by the RIAA.

2002 - Paul McCartney and Heather Mills were married.

2007 - The Traveling Wilburys Collection and the Deluxe Collectors Edition were released in the U.K. It was released the next day in the U.S.

2007 - The John Lennon limited edition CD/DVD set "Legend" was released. The set contained a CD with 20 songs (originally released in 1997) and a DVD (originally released in 2003) included original videos, newly created productions and six special features.

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A Florida man suffered serious burn injuries Sunday evening while using a shop vac to siphon gasoline from a vehicle. A resulting garage fire caused $20,000 damage to the house.


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Today in Sports History:

1938 - Johnny Vander Meer (Cincinnati Reds) threw the first of two consecutive no-hitters.

1950 - Ben Hogan returned to tournament play after a near fatal car accident. He won the U.S. Open.

1972 - Hank Aaron tied the National League record for 14 grand-slam home runs in a career.

1974 - The Kansas City Scouts and Washington Capitals officially received their NHL franchises. The Scouts moved to Denver before the start of the 1976-77 season to become the Colorado Rockies and later the New Jersey Devils.

1988 - Rick Rhoden (New York Yankees) became the first pitcher to start as a designated hitter.

1990 - Nolan Ryan became the oldest player to throw a no-hitter. It was the sixth of his career.

1995 - Mark McGwire tied a major league record when he hit home runs in five consecutive games.

1995 - Lee Smith set a major league record when he got his 16th consecutive save in 16 appearances.

2010 - ESPN launched ESPN 3D. 

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Jane Lynch and her wife, Dr. Lara Embry, are getting a divorce. The couple met in 2009 and announced their engagement in April 2010. They were married Memorial Day 2010. 

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway 2:00pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Milwaukee Indy Fest at West Allis, Wisconsin 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 4:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 8:05pm EDT



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

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