Tuesday, October 1, 2013

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is October 1st, the 274th day of 2013. There are 91 days left in the year.

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Hybrid icing tops list of rule changes for 2013-14.


2013-2014 NHL Network and NHL.com staff predictions.


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

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Today's Birthdays: President Jimmy Carter is 89;  Randy Quaid is 63; Zach Galifianakis is 44.

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CFL.ca Power Rankings: Road Warriors remain on top.

Lulay: 'Tom has shown the team is in good hands.'

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

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NEW ON DVD - Released October 1

o This Is The End
o The Croods
o The Frozen Ground
o The Little Mermaid (Two-Disc Diamond Edition)
o The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Edition
o Big Bang Theory: Complete First Season
o Big Bang Theory: Complete Second Season
o Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 40th Anniversary
o Glee: The Complete Fourth Season
o Highway to Heaven - The Complete Second Season
o How I Met Your Mother: Season Eight
o Magnum P.I.: The Complete Series
o Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Series
o Wings: Seasons 1 & 2


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Montreal, PQ. - What was a dream season for the Saskatchewan Roughriders is currently a nightmare.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 8-5 Riders is a game on Friday, October 4th at the 9-4 BC Lions. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 10:00pm EDT.

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"This is Your Life" began airing on NBC-TV on this date in 1952.

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Tampa, FL. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman is a stage one participant in the NFL's drug program, but league and player sources with knowledge of his status said he is not one strike away from a suspension despite being subject to random testing.

Read the rest here.


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Johnny Carson began hosting the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV on this date in 1962. He stayed with the show for 29 years. Jack Paar was the previous host.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Part of a columnist's job is to call out a coach when he commits a grievous error of judgement.

Read the rest here.

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A man in Germany with three times the alcohol limit in his bloodstream took a wrong turn, drove his car onto the subway track then kept going. [Before police finally stopped him he had made over $200 picking up passengers.]

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Arlington, TX. -- Champagne and beer soaked the inside of the visitors' clubhouse at Rangers Ballpark. All of it tasted even better given Tampa Bay's path to the 2013 postseason.

Read the rest here.


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Twitter has launched 'Twitter Alerts', an international feature that informs users of emergencies and natural disasters in real-time. The alerts would be marked with "an orange bell" to make them stand out from regular tweets.

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San Francisco, CA. -- What's the best answer to the oft-asked question, "What went wrong with the Giants?" You name it.

Read the rest here.


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There's a new watch that'll be the talk at tailgates and parties -- and maybe even motivate to do a little more with the time you have left on this planet. Tikker is a watch counts down how much time you have left before you die. You can't buy Tikker just yet, but you can support a Kickstarter campaign that hopes to raise enough money to build it.

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Going for tacos and cookies is fun Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the Rays beat the Rangers, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - 
Elvis Presley began serving with Company D, 32nd Tank Battalion, 3rd Armor Corps. He was with the group until March 1, 1960.

1977 - The album "Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 1" hit #63 in the U.S.

1977 - The Elvis Presley album "Loving You" hit #24 in the U.K.

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Nielsen reported that 10.3 million viewers tuned in to Sunday's Breaking Bad finale -- 3.7 million more than the previous week. That's Breaking Bad's highest viewership in series history, but in comparison, it fell short of besting fellow AMC show The Walking Dead, which saw 12.4 million viewers for its season 3 finale in March. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
Vee Jay Records released the album "The Beatles Vs. The Four Seasons."

2000 - The album "Love In Song - An Atlanta Tribute To Sir Paul McCartney" was released.

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Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, FL on this date in 1971.

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Today in Sports History:

1903 -The first modern World Series took place between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1919 - Eight players for the Chicago White Sox began their conspiracy to lose the World Series to the underdog Cincinnati Reds.

1933 - Babe Ruth made his final pitching appearance. He pitched all nine innings and hit a home run in the 5th inning.

1946 - The first baseball play-off game for a league championship was played. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2.

1961 - Roger Maris (New York Yankees) hit his 61st home run of the season to beat Babe Ruth's major league record of 60. Maris got the home run in the last game of the regular season.

1994 - The National Hockey League (NHL) team owners began a lockout of the players that lasted 103 days.

2006 - Albert Haynesworth (Tennessee Titans) kicked off the helmet of Andre Gurode (Dallas Cowboys) and then scraped his cleat across his head. Gurode required 30 stitches and suffered blurry vision from the attack. The NFL suspended Haynesworth for 5 games without pay. This was the worst suspension for onfield behaviour to date.

2007 - Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) played his first game as captain. He was the youngest player to be named a captain in the NHL.

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The authorized Charles Schulz biography, Good Grief, was published on this date in 1989.

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Coming Up:


Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 8:00pm EDT (A.L. Wild Card game)

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EDT (First game of regular season)

Friday --

USPHL Empire and Elite Hockey at Charlotte Showcase

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 10pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Minot Minotauros 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

USPHL Empire and Elite Hockey at Charlotte Showcase

Izod Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Houston at Houston, Texas Race 1 3:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway 3:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks 8:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Minot Minotauros 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire and Elite Hockey at Charlotte Showcase

Izod Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Houston at Houston, Texas Race 2 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway 2:00pm EDT

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

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