Tuesday, September 3, 2013

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is September 3rd, the 246th day of 2013. There are 119 days left in the year.

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Blackhawks, Crawford agree to six-year extension.

Exceptional rookies look to avoid sophomore slump.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker is 90; Charlie Sheen (Wall Street, Platoon) is 48; Ashley Jones (True Blood) is 37: Olympic snowboarder Shaun White is 27.

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Crisis Averted: Stamps hold off late Eskimos surge.

Cauz: Just for fun, let's talk Tim Tebow.

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

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Today is National Grilled Cheese Day.

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Regina, SK.- Earlier this week while guesting on 620 CKRM’s “Sportscage” with host and Riders play-by-play man Rod Pedersen, Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Geroy Simon revealed that one of the reasons why he wanted to continue his CFL career in green was so he could experience the Labour Day Classic from the home sidelines.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 8-1 Saskatchewan is a game Sunday afternoon, September 8th against the 1-8 Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 4:00pm EDT.


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Today (Tuesday) Starbucks' famous Pumpkin Spice Latte officially goes on sale.

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Tampa, FL. — ESPN2 will air a special "E:60" profile of Buccaneer Darrelle Revis on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET, chronicling the all-pro cornerback's journey to the NFL and his eventual trade to Tampa.

Read the rest here.


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NEW ON DVD THIS WEEK - Released Sept. 3

- Now You See Me
- The Iceman
- The Lords of Salem
- Empire State
- Arthur Newman
- Scandal: The Complete Second Season
- The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fourth Season
- Person of Interest: Season Two
- Criminal Minds: The Eighth Season
- The Shield: The Complete Series

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Corvallis, OR. -- Forgive me for interrupting the solemn mourning over the dismal performance of the Oregon State football program on Saturday. It's been a slow and curious procession of orange and black since Eastern Washington ran circles around the Beavers defense. And while I am not going to use this space to call for the head of coach Mike Riley, what I will do is call for an end to the complacency that Beaver Nation has shrouded itself in over the last three-plus seasons.

Read the rest here.

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A Florida woman fed up with a fellow driver at a Fort Lauderdale gas station allegedly ordered her 12-year-old to punch the other driver in the face. The classy mom then allegedly grabbed the woman's iPhone and took off in the victim's car.

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Anaheim, CA. -- Forget about the American League East, the AL West is wearing out the Rays.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1946, the Mel Blanc show "Blanc's Fixit Shop" debuted across America on CBS Radio Tuesday at 7:30pm. Mel played himself in a situation comedy about a man who has time to repair other peoples mistakes but not his own.

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San Diego, CA. -- Barry Zito joined some exclusive company Monday afternoon, and it wasn't the company he -- or the Giants -- would like to keep.

Read the rest here.

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Sixty-four-year-old champion swimmer Diana Nyad finally accomplished her long-held dream of becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. [Let's hope her success will be an inspiration to school age kids -- to one day be able to find Cuba and Florida on a map.]

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Ice cream in a baseball hat at the Ray Guys game is a good thing, right Daddy?!?!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the watching your schnauzer snooze on the couch, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1966 - 
Elvis Presley's album "Paradise Hawaiian Style" hit #7 in the U.K.

1969 - The Elvis Presley film "The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It)" premiered in the U.S.

1977 - Elvis Presley's single "Way Down" hit #1 in the U.K.

1977 - The album "The Elvis Presley Sun Collection" hit #16 in the U.K.

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The Lava Lamp turns 50 today. The design was created by British inventor Edward Craven-Walker. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 -  
The BBC aired "Pop Go The Beatles."

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The Butler was the Labor Day weekend box office champ. It's the third week The Butler has been No. 1. One Direction's 3D documentary opened in second place.

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Today in Sports History:

1895 - The first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA. The Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club 12-0.

1947 - The New York Yankees got 18 hits in an 11-2 win over Boston. All 18 hits were singles.

1957 - Warren Spahn (Milwaukee Braves) recorded his 41st career shutout.

1966 - Bobby Orr (Boston Bruins) signed his first NHL contract. The two-year deal paid $70,000 plus a signing bonus, giving Orr the top salary in hockey.

1970 - Vince Lombardi died of cancer at the age of 57.

1970 - Billy Williams (Chicago Cubs) ended his National League record of 1,117 consecutive games played.

1981 - The Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners played the longest game in Fenway Park history. The game was ended in a 7-7 tie after 19 innings the previous day. The Mariners won the game 8-7.

1984 - Bruce Sutter of the St. Louis Cardinals set a National League record by earning his 38th save of the season.

1986 - The Houston Astros beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 in the 18th inning. The game was ended the day before after 14 innings were played. The two teams had used a record 53 players the day before.

1990 - Bobby Thigpen set a major league record when he got his 47th save.

1999 - Mario Lemieux's ownership group officially took over the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins. Lemieux became the first player in the modern era of sports to buy the team he had once played for.

2000 - Kenny Lofton tied a major league record when he scored in his 18th straight game.

2001 - Bud Smith became the 16th major league rookie to throw a no-hitter. It was his 11th career start.

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Fifty Shades Of Grey has finally picked its Christian Grey and Anastasia Steel. Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson will be steaming up the screen next August.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at L.A. Angels 10:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:40pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at L.A. Angels 10:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at L.A. Angels 10:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 9:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 9:10pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Jets 1:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 4:10pm EDT

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

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