Wednesday, July 3, 2013

It's Wednesday

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


Today is July 3rd, the 184th day of 2013. There are 181 days left in the year.


Lecavalier agrees to multiyear contract with Flyers.

Glendale City Council votes in favor of arena deal.

Visit the official league website,


Today's Birthdays: Writer Dave Barry is 66; Tom Cruise is 51; Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds) is 51; Yeardley Smith (voice of Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons) is 49.


Ultimate Replay: Week 1.

Receivers kicking? Watt do you mean?

Visit the CFL's official website,


On this date in 1871, the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company introduced the first narrow-gauge locomotive. It was called the "Montezuma.".


Regina, SK - For the second year in a row, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have started the season with a convincing road victory.

Read the rest here.

Saskatchewan opens their regular season home schedule this Friday against the Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff on 620ckrm, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and, is set for 9:00pm EDT.


A New York Times story finds that the US is by far the world's most expensive place to give birth. [According to the article, the US is also by far the place where you find obstetricians with the biggest boats.]


Tampa, FL. — Head Coach Greg Schiano calls fourth-year LB Dekoda Watson an "elite" special teams player and sees him in the thick of the competition for the starting strongside job as well.

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A new Chinese national law introduced this week requires the offspring of parents older than 60 to visit their parents "frequently" and make sure their financial and spiritual needs are met.


Houston, TX. -- David Price returned to the mound in Cy Young form Tuesday, and Desmond Jennings had three hits, including a homer, drove in four runs and scored another as the Rays won for the seventh consecutive time at Minute Maid Park.

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Keep digging the backyard shelter. There's a new date for the end of the world. It's now 2000002013. A Scottish researcher (Jack O'Malley-James) says too little carbon dioxide will cause the death of animals and plants. In a billion years, he believes animals and plants will die-off. Then, another billion years after, with the loss of our oceans, Earth becomes even too desolate for even tiny microbes.


Cincinnati, OH. -- Having reveled in numerous achievements through a relatively short span, the Giants finally found themselves on the wrong side of baseball history Tuesday night.

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Russell Crowe's Twitter account was apparently hacked early Tuesday when a picture of a naked woman was posted. Crowe, on a family vacation with his children and estranged wife Danielle Spencer, told his followers he had nothing to do with it.


Dig, dig, dig.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching NBA free agency stories, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1960 - Elvis Presley's father, Vernon, announced that he would remarry. Elvis' mother had died two years before.


IN THEATERS TODAY - Despicable Me 2 (PG) and The Lone Ranger (PG-13.


Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles ended their European tour at the Plaza de Toros Monumental in Barcelona, Spain.

1967 - In London, John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney appeared at a party thrown for the Monkees.

1976 - The Beatles album "Rock'n'Roll Music" hit #1 in the U.K.

1982 - "The Beatles Movie Medley" hit #10 in the U.K.

2005 - Paul McCartney's London Live 8 performance of "The Long and Winding Road" was made available for download.


July 4 is the date of the annual Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog-Eating Championship. Competitors will try to eat the most hot dogs and buns in ten minutes. The Women's competition starts at 11:30 AM, the men chow down at 12:30 PM. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut who holds the Nathan's record with 68.


Today in Sports History:

1912 - Rube Marquand of the New York Giants set a baseball pitching record when earned his 19th consecutive win.

1937 - Del Mar race track opened in Del Mar, CA.

1947 - The Cleveland Indians purchased the contract of Larry Doby from the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League. Doby became the first black player to play in the American League.

1966 - Tony Cloninger (Atlanta Braves) became the first National League pitcher to hit two grand slams in one game.

2001 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) owners unanimously approved to move the Vancouver Grizzlies to Memphis for the 2001-02 season.


Chic Young’s comic strip character, "Blondie" was first heard on CBS radio on this date in 1939.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 8:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 2:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders 9:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 7:15pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 7:15pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Pocono Indy Car 400 at Long Pond, PA. 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT


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

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