Thursday, June 12, 2014

It's Thursday

It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....


Today is June 12th, the 163rd day of 2014. There are 202 days left in the year.


Rangers extend Final with 40 saves from Lundqvist.

Texas tops St. John's in OT, leads Calder Cup Finals.

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Today's Birthdays: Former U.S President George H.W. Bush is 90; Jim Nabors is 84; Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima is 33; Playboy model/actress Kendra Wilkinson is 29.


Tampa, FL. -- You can still see the hurt in his eyes. You can still hear the frustration in his voice.

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The Iowa Territory was organized on this date in 1838.


Room for improvement: Willy staying positive after loss.

Twitter wars: Johnson, Brackenridge go at it socially.

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Carl Elsener patented his penknife on this date in 1897. The object later became known as the Swiss army knife.


Tampa, FL. — The world of NFL coaches can be filled with paranoia. That's not the case with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Lovie Smith.

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New York authorities arrested four strippers who worked a scam by drugging rich customers then running up their tab. [How did the Kardashians not think of this?]


St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays ended a 31-innings scoring drought by scoring four runs in the fourth inning and they went on to beat the Cardinals, 6-3, Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.

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Those who speak by packing their sentences with words such as "you know," "I mean," and "like" aren't being ditzy -- they're being conscientious. So suggests a new study (in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology) whose authors say that such "filler words" tend to be used by people who are more thoughtful than most.


San Francisco, CA. -- Analyzing the Giants' losing streak, which grew to three games with Wednesday's 6-2 setback at the hands of the Washington Nationals, is as simple as looking at the scoreboard.

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Harry Houdini, while suspended upside down 40 feet above the ground, escaped from a strait jacket on this date in 1923.


Jimmy got a Spiderman card.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the computer guys coming to your house, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1965 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Crying In The Chapel" hit #3 in the U.S. 

1965 - The soundtrack to the Elvis Preslye movie "Girl Happy" hit #8 in the U.S. 

1966 - Elvis Presley recorded Kui Lee's "I'll Remember You." 

1967 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "Speedway." 

1968 - The Elvis Presley movie "Speedway" premiered in Charlotte, NC. 

1971 - Elvis Presley's single "Life/Only Believe" hit #53 in the U.S. 

1976 - The album "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee" hit #29 in the U.K. 

1989 - Graceland opened the Elvis Presley Autoland Museum, which contained over 20 cars owned by Presley.


An Arizona man arrested for unlawfully discharging a firearm told authorities that he was trying to shoot the moon. The 39-year-old also admitted to smoking marijuana before the incident.


Today in Beatles History:

1965 - 
The Beatles received their MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) awards. 

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono released the album "Some Time In New York City." 

1976 - The Wings single "Silly Love Songs" hit #2 in the U.K. 

1995 - Paul McCartney's daughter Stella premiered her fashion collection in London. One of the songs used for runway music was "Stella May." The song was written by Paul McCartney. 

2007 - The Traveling Wilburys Collection and the Deluxe Collectors Edition were released in the U.S. It was released the previous day in the U.K. 

"Cleopatra" starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison, and Richard Burton premiered at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City on this date in 1963.


Today in Sports History:

1839 - Abner Doubleday created the game of baseball, according to the legend. However, evidence has surfaced that indicates that the game of baseball was played before 1800. 

1939 - The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York. 

1948 - Ben Hogan won his first U.S. Open golf classic. 

1967 - The Senators beat Chicago, 6-5, in 22 innings. The game lasted six hours, 38 minutes and ended at 2:43 a.m. and caused the league to adopt a curfew stating that no inning may start after 1:00 a.m. 

1981 - Major league baseball players began a 49 day strike. The issue was free-agent compensation. 

1985 - Wayne "The Great One" Gretzky was named winner of the NHL's Hart Trophy. The award is given to the league Most Valuable Player. 

1991 - The Chicago Bulls won their first NBA championship. The Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one. 

1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside her home in Los Angeles. O.J. Simpson was later acquitted of the killings, but he was held liable in a civil suit. 

1997 - Interleague play began in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series. 

2000 - Steve Young (San Francisco 49ers) retired from the NFL.


Paula Deen is taking the next step into reinserting herself into your life: The fallen Food Network star is going digital in her quest for a comeback, announcing plans Wednesday for the Paula Deen Network, a paid subscription-based network set to launch in September that will be accessible by computer, smartphone, or tablet.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nascar Nationwide Series June Michigan Race at Michigan International Speedway 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 4:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT


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

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