Friday, October 25, 2013

It's Friday

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


Today is October 25th, the 298th day of 2013. There are 67 days left in the year.


Bettman upholds Kaleta's 10-game suspension.

Sabres' Scott offered in-person hearing.

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Today's Birthdays: Marion Ross of Happy Days is 85; Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart, and others, on The Simpsons) is 56; Craig Robinson (Darryl Philbin on The Office) is 42; Katy Perry is 29.


Tampa, FL. -- It took more than 60 minutes and some not-so shining moments, but the Tampa Bay Lightning came away with the result they were looking for in a 6-5 overtime win against the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks Thursday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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The first U.S. trademark was given on this date in 1870. The recipient was the Averill Chemical Paint Company of New York City.


Back to Form: Ray brilliant as Argos lock up East.

Campbell: Nichols fighting to re-join Eskimos QB equation.

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A teaching assistant at the University of Iowa was supposed to send the class answers to math questions, but accidentally sent them naked pictures of her and her boyfriend. [1 + 1 = 2 much information.]


Regina, SK. -This 2013 CFL season is unfolding with considerable intrigue. Thankfully for us the Saskatchewan Roughriders are right there in the middle of it.

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Next up for the 11-5 Riders is a road game on Saturday, October 26th against the 13-3 Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff on 620CKRM,, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and is set for 7:00pm EDT.


The founder of "Cubism," Pablo Picasso, was born in Malaga, Spain on this date in 1881.


Tampa, FL. — Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. He's says the surging Carolina Panthers are hardly a one-man show, though.

An efficient Newton threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score Thursday night to pace a 31-13 victory over the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Alber B. Fall, of U.S. President Harding's cabinet, was found guilty of taking a bribe on this date in 1929. He was sentenced to a year in prison and fined $100,000.


Corvallis, OR. --The way David Shaw sees it, field position is the forgotten talking point when it comes to breaking down a college football game.

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John McCain says that he's thinking about running for re-election to the Senate in 2016 when he's 80. [With all the grand kids running around the house, he's looking for a place to nap.]


St. Petersburg, FL. -- This new Funny or Die sketch finds announcers Jack Morris and Charley Steiner auditioning a new boothmate for the postseason. Will they choose a broadcaster from the world of cricket, golf, or pro wrestling -- or maybe try their luck with actress Marcia Gay Harden?

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IS IT TIME TO PANIC? - As of today we're two months away from Christmas.


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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the World Series, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1960 - 
Elvis Presley began his only visit to Scotland.

1977 - The album "Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Vol. 2" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1990 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Known Only to Him: Elvis Gospel 1957-1971" was released.

1990 - The Elvis Presley album "How Great Thou Art" was released on CD.

1994 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Amazing Grace - His Greatest Sacred Performances" was released.


In an attempt to get his girlfriend to quit smoking, a Russian tycoon bought a diamond-studded "electronic cigarette." The luxury anti-smoking stick sports 46 Swarovski crystals, a 24-karat gold button, and more. The e-cig took device took four months to complete.


Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
The Beatles did their first-ever interview. It was for the radio station at Cleaver and Clatterbridge Hospital.

1963 - In Karlstad, the Beatles began their first tour of Sweden.

1964 - The Beatles won five Ivor Novello Awards frm the British music industry.

1968 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that their first child should be born the next January. Yoko miscarried.

1973 - John Lennon sued the U.S. government claiming that his fight against deportation was prejudiced by U.S. officials.

1974 - John Lennon completed his self-produced sessions for his "Rock 'n' Roll."

1990 - John Lennon's album "Rock N Roll" was released on CD.

2005 - George Harrison's remastered live album "The Concert for Bangladesh" was released.


Dancing With the Stars regular Maksim Chmerkovskiy has confirmed that he's dating Kate Upton. Kate and Maksim were first spotted together over the summer.


Today in Sports History:

1947The Army football team was defeated by Columbia 21-20. The team had gone unbeaten in 32 games that spanned four seasons. They had earned two national titles in the same time frame.

1964 - Cotton Davidson (Oakland Raiders) threw for 427 yards in a 40-7 victory over the Denver Broncos.

1964 - Jim Marshall (Minnesota Vikings) picked up a San Francisco fumble and ran the wrong way 66 yards into his own team's end zone for a safety.

1978 - Gaylord Perry became the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues when he won the award in the National League.

1981 - David Woodley (Miami Dolphins) passed for 408 yards in a 28-27 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

1981 - Brian Sipe (Cleveland Browns) threw for 444 yards in a 42-28 victory over Baltimore.

1986 - The Boston Red Sox lost Game 6 of the World Series to the New York Mets. The winning run was scored in the 10th inning when a ground ball went through Boston first baseman Bill Buckner's legs.

1987 - The Minnesota Twins defeated St. Louis in the first World Series to include indoor games. It was the first championship for the Twins.

1998 - Jason Elam (Denver Broncos) kicked a 63-yard field goal. The kick tied Tom Dempsey's 28-year-old NFL record.

1998 - Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers) set an NFL record when he caught a pass in his 184th consecutive game. Also during the game, Rice became the first player to surpass 17,000 career receiving yards.

1998 - Cris Carter (Minnesota Vikings) broke the team record when he caught a pass in his 106th straight game. He also tied Bill Brown's Minnesota record of 76 career touchdowns in the 34-13 victory over the Detroit Lions.

2000 - NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that the Minnesota Timberwolves would forfeit their next five first-round draft picks and would be fined $3.5 million due to violations of the NBA's salary cap.

2003 - Bobby Bowden (Florida State) became the winningest coach in major college football history with his 339th victory.

2005 - The Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros 7-5 in the first World Series game to be held in Texas. The game also was the longest in World Series history at 5 hours and 41 minutes. The game actually ended on October 26th.

2009 - The New York Yankees won their 40th American League pennant.


IN THEATERS - The Counselor (R); Bad Grandpa (R)


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 7:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Stanford Cardinal 7:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Goody's Relief Shot 500 Powered By Kroger at Martinsville Speedway 1:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatche Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 8:05pm EDT


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

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