Friday, August 2, 2013

It's Friday












It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 2nd, the 214th day of 2013. There are 151 days left in the year.

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Red Wings to retire Lidstrom's No. 5 next season.

30 in 30: Rebuilding project underway in Calgary.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster on The Munsters) is 60; Mary-Louise Parker (Red movies, R.I.P.D., TV's Weeds) is 49; Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator Salvation) is 37; Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgement Day, American History X) is 36.

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Video: Hawkins Tried to Re-Make Alouettes Too Fast.

2013 CFL.ca Game Notes: A look at Week 6.

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

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 7 billion: Number of bacteria on an average kitchen sponge.

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Toronto, ON. -- Kory Sheets, Kyries Hebert, Rene Paredes and Jon Cornish were named the Gibson’s Finest CFL Players of the Month for July, the Canadian Football League announced today.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the Riders is the bye week, followed by a Friday, August 9th game at the Calgary Stampeders, a team they beat 36-21 in week two. Game time is 9:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN, NBC Sports Network and ESPN3.com.

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Today (Friday) is International Beer Day.

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Tampa, FL. — Continuing its annual Buc-Packs for Back-to-School program, the Glazer Family Foundation donated 1,000 supply-filled backpacks to students in need during Thursday's practice at the Buccaneers' training camp.

Read the rest here.

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Taco Bell made an announcement Thursday that the next flavor of the Doritos Locos taco is coming in only three weeks. What is that flavor? They won't say. But a source claims it will be Flame.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- David Price stood in front of his locker inside the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium wearing a T-shirt that read, "Got Stripes."

Underneath the description was a depiction of high baseball socks, like those worn by Chris Archer.

Read the rest here.

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Men are five times more likely to be hit by lightening than women. [That's because most women are protected by the lightening-proof walls of Macy's.]

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Philadelphia, PA. -- The Giants proved Thursday night that they're still capable of sustaining a championship-caliber effort.

Combining the airtight pitching, clutch hitting and slick defense it has displayed sporadically this year, San Francisco outlasted Philadelphia, 2-1, by scoring twice in the ninth inning before Sergio Romo repelled the Phillies' bases-loaded, no-outs threat.

Read the rest here.

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Samuel Briggs and his son Samuel Briggs, Jr. received a joint patent for their nail-making machine on this date in 1791. They were the first father-son pair to receive a patent.

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Play ball!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your son to Taco Bell, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
"Life" magazine contained an article entitled "Elvis Presley...He Can't Be...But He Is." The article reported that Elvis had grossed $6 million in record sales and that he was receiving 3,000 fan letters a week.

1957 - The Official UK Elvis Presley fan club was launched.

1958 - The Elvis Presley single "Hard-Headed Woman" hit #2 in the U.K.

1965 - Elvis Presley reported to the set of "Paradise, Hawaiian Style".

1975 - Elvis Presley's single "Today" hit #57 in the U.S.

1997 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Platinum - A Life In Music" hit #80 in the U.S.

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In Boston and New York City the first mailboxes were installed along streets on this date in 1858.

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Today in Beatles History:

1961 -  
The Beatles began their engagement as regular headliners at Liverpool's Cavern Club. They performed about 300 shows over the next two years.

1969 - Paul McCartney produced Badfinger as they recorded their song "Come and Get It."

1997 - George Harrison's record label announced that he had undergone tests for cancer.

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A Portuguese court has ordered a waste removal company to rehire an employee it fired for being drunk on his rounds and said tipsy trash men appear happier to members of the public.

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Today in Sports History:

1921 - Eight White Sox players were acquitted of throwing the 1919 World Series.

1938 - Bright yellow baseballs were used in a major league baseball game between the Dodgers and the Cardinals. It was hoped that the balls would be easier to see.

1992 - Jackie Joyner took the gold medal in the heptathlon for a second consecutive time.

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Another week, another tweet of a shirtless celebrity. Last week it was Geraldo Rivera, this week it's Donnie Wahlberg -- who tweeted a pic of him about to get into the shower. It's black and white and abs all over.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by Enlist Weed Control System 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Gobowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 1:40pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio 3:00pm EDT

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

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