Wednesday, June 5, 2013

It's Wednesday

It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is June 5th, the 156th day of 2013. There are 209 days left in the year.


Quick, Kings bounce back in Game 3 win.

NHL, NHLPA agree on mandatory visors.

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Today's Birthdays: Financial guru/TV personality Suze Orman is 62; Ron Livingston (Dinner for Schmucks, Band of Brothers, Office Space) is 46; Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, Shooter, The Italian Job) is 42.


Rey Williams excited to return to Riders.

Landry: Brady gives Milanovich a breather in 2013.

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On this date in 1752, Benjamin Franklin flew a kite for the first time to demonstrate that lightning was a form of electricity.


Tampa, FL. — Former Illini K Derek Dimke joined the Bucs' roster on Tuesday, hoping for a second shot at the NFL after going to camp with Detroit last summer…To make room on that 90-man roster, Tampa Bay waived rookie TE Evan Landi.

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A 10-year-old boy in Brooklyn knocked a gun from the hand of one of two home invaders then fired at them. [Never interrupt a 10-year-old kid's summer vacation.]


Detroit, MI. -- Command issues were the problem, simple as that.

Matt Moore couldn't locate his pitches in the strike zone where he needed to. His inability to do so took away any hopes he had of remaining undefeated, and the Rays took a 10-1 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.

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The National Weather Service says El Reno, Oklahoma, dodged a big one on Friday as the widest tornado ever measured in the U.S. took a long detour around the city. The EF5 tornado, 2.6 miles wide and with wind speeds reaching 295 mph, touched down southwest of El Reno, making a semicircle for 40 minutes around the city.


San Francisco, CA. -- For somebody who's allegedly destined to be a relief pitcher, Tim Lincecum certainly resembled a fairly decent starter.

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Taco Bell has fired two employees involved in a picture that went viral showing one of them licking a stack of taco shells. The fast food giant issued a statement saying the employee who took the photo "no longer works there" while the guy in the photo has been suspended and is in the process of being fired.


Look Daddy, I got a diploma!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching ESPN for NFL news, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley made his second appearance on Milton Berle’s "Texaco Star Theatre".

1971 - Elvis Presley's "Rags To Riches" hit #9 in the U.K.  


Jennifer Love Hewitt and Kate Winslet are both pregnant. It's Hewitt's first and Winslet's third.


Today in Beatles History:

1971 - Ringo Starr's single "It Don't Come Easy" hit #4 in the U.S. and the U.K.

1971 - Ringo Starr began filming "Blindman."

1972 - George Harrison and Shankar were honored with the "Child Is Father To The man" award by UNICEF for their efforts to aid world famine relief in Bangla Desh.

1987 - Geroge Harrison participated in the fifth annual "Prince's Trust Rock Gala."

1989 - Paul McCartney released the album "Flowers in the Dirt."

2007 - Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full" album was released.


The song "Onward Christian Soldiers" was presented for the first time on this date in 1865.


Today in Sports History:

1927 - Johnny Weissmuller set two world records in swimming events. Weissmuller set marks in the 100-yard, and 200-yard, free-style swimming competition.

1963 - The NHL held its first amateur draft. Twenty-one players were selected. Montreal chose first and selected Garry Monahan.

1967 - The National Hockey League (NHL) awarded six new franchises. The Minnesota North Stars (later the Dallas Stars), Oakland Seals, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers and the St. Louis Blues received their NHL franchises.

1973 - The first hole-in-one in the British Amateur golf championship was made by Jim Crowford.

1989 - The Toronto Blue Jays lost their debut game in the Skydome against the Milwaukee Brewers.

1991 - Brett Hull (St. Louis Blues) won the Hart Trophy. The feat created the first father-and-son team to win the Hart Trophy.


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 -- 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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