Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It's Tuesday

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


Today is June 17th, the 168th day of 2014. There are 197 days left in the year.


Kings, fans celebrate second Cup in three seasons.

Texas Stars on cusp of Calder Cup title after OT win.

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


Today's birthdays: Politician, historian, author and political consultant Newt Gingrich is 71; Barry Manilow is 71; Thomas Haden Church (Wings, Sideways) is 53; Tennis star Venus Williams is 34.


Tampa, FL. -- You hear a lot of coaches talk about "grit", either describing a player on the team who provides it or his team's lack of it.

Read the rest here.


On this date in 0362, Emperor Julian issued an edict banning Christians from teaching in Syria.


Regina, SK. -- One of the most anticipated construction projects in Saskatchewan’s history is underway after a ceremony on Monday at the Regina site of the future home of the Roughriders.

Read the rest here.

Coming up, the Riders will host the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday, June 20th, in the second and final pre-season game for both teams. Kickoff at Mosaic Stadium is set for 9:00pm EDT. Catch all the action on 620ckrm, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the plays. There is no tv.


Sir Francis Drake claimed San Francisco Bay for England on this date in 1579. (California)


CFL teams make first major cuts to rosters.

Steinberg's MMQB: Pre-season answers and questions.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.


NEW ON DVD - Released June 17

The LEGO Movie
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Walk of Shame
House of Cards: Season 2
Wilfred: Season 3


Tampa, FL. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith prides himself on putting together teams with good defenses. That comes with a heavy price.

Read the rest here.


In Erie, Pennsylvania a woman climbed 40 feet up a tree in order to rescue a cat, then realized that she needed to be rescued. [Fortunately, the cat was then able to scamper down and call 911.]


ST. Petersburg, FL. -- The customary cloak and dagger game between Joe Maddon and Buck Showalter played out with a final showdown in the eighth inning on Monday night.

Read the rest here.


According to a new poll Bill Clinton is the most admired president of the past quarter century. Asked which president of the past 25 years they admired most, 42% of respondents named Clinton. That was more than twice the share that named any other president. The other three presidents of the quarter century all polled about the same: 18% said they most admired President Barack Obama; 17% named George W. Bush; and 16% named his father, George H.W. Bush.


San Francisco, CA. -- Tim Hudson is 28 days away from his 39th birthday, which means he's 393 days away from his 40th birthday, which means he really has no business sporting the best WHIP, FIP or walk rate of his career.

Read the rest here.


Charles Goodyear received his first patent on this date in 1837. The patent was for a process that made rubber easier to work with.


Look what I got Daddy!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as buying your son a copy of The Lego Movie, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1964 - 
The Elvis Presley film "Viva Las Vegas" opened in the U.S. 

1968 - Elvis Presley began rehearsals for the 1968 TV Special "Elvis." 

1992 - The RIAA confirmed platinum sales of the album "Elvis Aron Presley" and two millions in sales for the album "World Wide 50 Gold Award Hits, Volume 1." 

2002 - A remix of the Elvis Presley song "A Little Less Conversation" hit #1 in Britain. 

2003 - The DVD "The Journey - Elvis Presley" was released.


Shoebuy.com has confirmed in a nationwide survey that women really do love their shoes. 20% admit they're more aroused by new shoes than by their significant others.


Today in Beatles History:

1972 - 
Paul McCartney released "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

On this date in 1941, WNBT-TV in New York City, NY, was granted the first construction permit to operate a commercial TV station in the U.S.


Today in Sports History:

1943 - Joe Cronin (Boston Red Sox) pinch hit a home run in both games of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia A's. 

1960 - Ted Williams hit his 500th career home run. 

1971 - Don Kessinger (Chicago Cubs) went 6-6 against St. Louis. 

1976 - It was announced that the NBA and ABA would merge. 

1990 - Harry Gant became the oldest driver to win a NASCAR race. 

1994 - O.J. Simpson was driven in his Ford Bronco across Los Angeles with police in pursuit and millions of people watching live on television. After the slow speed chase ended Simpson was arrested and charged with the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. 

1995 - The New Jersey Devils set an NHL playoff record with nine road wins. 

2012 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at the Michigan International Speedway. It was his first win in four years and 143 races.


A man was caught by Japanese police on his birthday running naked and covered in nacho cheese.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox 8:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox 2:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 7:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Eskimos 9:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up By Johnsonville at Road America 2:45pm EDT

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 1:40pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Toyota - Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT


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

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