Wednesday, June 19, 2013

It's Wednesday











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

************************************************

Today is June 19th, the 170th day of 2013. There are 195 days left in the year.

************************************************
















Five changes Blackhawks could make in Game 4.

Strength in the middle Boston's blueprint for success.

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

************************************************

Today's Birthday's: Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) is 65; Paula Abdul is 51; Mia Sara (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Timecop) is 46; Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek movies) is 35.

************************************************



Esks QB Nichols out for the season with torn ACL.

Staying humble: Lions taking expectations in stride.

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

************************************************

According to new reports, Somali pirates are no longer the most fearsome threat on the ocean. [That title now belongs to Carnival Cruise Line.]

************************************************









That was fun!

The Saskatchewan Roughriders opened their 2013 CFL pre-season with a 31-24 come-from-behind victory over the Eskimos in Edmonton Friday night. As exhibition games go, it really was a cliff-hanger complete with enough plays to fill a highlight-reel. Well, maybe a short one, but it was better than what we expected at this time of year.

Read the rest here.

The Roughriders will play their final pre-season game this Thursday, June 20th at home against the Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff on 620ckrm.com is set for 10:00pm EDT.

************************************************

LAST WEEK'S TOP TV SHOWS - Broadcast and Cable TV

1. NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami (Sunday) - ABC
2. NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami (Thursday) - ABC
3. NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami (Tuesday) - ABC

1. Major Crimes - TNT
2. Pawn Stars - History
3. Sprint Cup Racing/Michigan - TNT

************************************************



Tampa, FL. — LB Jon Beason made it back onto the field before the end of the Panthers' workouts, but in New Orleans LB Victor Butler was likely lost for the season after a practice mishap…That news and more from around the Bucs' division as offseason programs wrap up.

Read the rest here.


************************************************

Gallup recently released a new poll about Americans and their jobs which stated that 70 percent of U.S. employees are either "checked out" at work or are "actively disengaged."

************************************************




Boston, MA. -- Wil Myers didn't make much of an impact in his Major League debut Tuesday, but neither did the other eight batters in the Rays' lineup. A two-hour, 59-minute rain delay in the fifth inning broke up what was otherwise a dry spell for the Rays' offense -- especially with runners in scoring position -- as they fell to the Red Sox, 5-1, in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Fenway Park.

Read the rest here.

Boston, MA. -- The Rays got a rare gem from a starting pitcher and they hit a game-tying homer off the opponent's closer Tuesday night at Fenway.

But a dormant offense and an untimely pitching lapse from typically-steady reliever Joel Peralta left the Rays empty-handed as they fell to the Red Sox, 3-1, on a walk-off homer by former teammate Jonny Gomes.

Read the rest here.

************************************************

Want to know where your Chicken McNuggets came from -- I mean besides "deep fryer basket #7"? Australian McDonald's restaurants have a free app that lets people use their iPhones to scan barcodes on specially-packaged products served at the chain to find out where the food originally came from. It also profiles some of the farmers, fisherman and bakers who provide the ingredients.

************************************************









San Francisco, CA. -- Fresno, Calif., has its charms, but Juan Perez is performing as if he has no intention of returning to the home of the Giants' Triple-A affiliate.

Perez's two-out single broke an eighth-inning tie and highlighted a two-run uprising Tuesday night as the Giants rebounded for a 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres, whose seven-game winning streak dissolved.

Read the rest here.


************************************************

Ladies, a new trend has arrived that promises to keep you safe from perverts when you're out and about. They're called hairy stockings. Imagine regular stockings loaded with dark, long hair. Slip them on and in seconds you have the legs of a very hairy man.

************************************************




I like chicken nuggets.

************************************************

You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as high humidity, isn't it?

************************************************

Today in Elvis History

1965 - Elvis Presley's single "Crying In The Chapel" hit #1 in the U.K.

************************************************

The first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington on this date in 1910.

************************************************

Today in Beatles History:

1967 - Paul McCartney told a British television audience that he had taken LSD.

************************************************

In Pennsylvania, the first motion-picture censorship board was established on this date in 1911.

************************************************

Today in Sports History:

1846 - The New York Knickerbocker Club played the New York Club in the first baseball game at the Elysian Field, Hoboken, NJ. It was the first organized baseball game.

1867 - In New York, the Belmont Stakes was run for the first time.

1943 - The National Football League approved the merger of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

1972 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the anti-trust exemption that major league baseball uses was Constitutional. The court called upon the U.S. Congress to repeal the sport's special status.

1973 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) got his 2,000-career-hit.

1973 - Gordie Howe left the NHL to join his sons Mark and Marty in the WHA (World Hockey Association).

1986 - University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias died of a cocaine-induced seizure.

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 ended on June 20th.

************************************************

The U.S. government established the 8-hour work day on this date in 1912. 

************************************************

Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 3:45pm EDT

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

Thursday --

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!

No comments:

Oh Baby Vision

How to watch the videos on Oh Baby Vision

In the upper left hand corner, there's three horizontal lines. Click that once or twice and it'll bring up thumbnails of all the movies. Click on the one you want to watch and it'll start. It may play the next one automatically, or you may have to click the little box to bring the thumbnails back up.



Now with the addition of more videos, just use the scroll bar on the right to choose the one you want to watch.



I hope you like 'em

My CRC Connections

Jimmy's Eighth Birthday!

Countdown to Beaver Football

Countdown To Saskatchewan Roughriders Football

Countdown to Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football

Countdown to Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey