Wednesday, August 6, 2014

It's Wednesday

It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is August 6th, the 217th day of 2014. There are 148 days left in the year.


New GM Hextall happy with Flyers' current makeup.

Rafalski headlines U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductees.

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Today's Birthdays: M. Night Shyamalan is 44. Geri Halliwell (Spice Girls) is 42. Vera Farmiga ( Up in the Air, The Conjuring) is 41. Soleil Moon Frye (Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Punky Brewster) is 38.


Tampa, FL. -- Whether it's a day at the beach or a night spent at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, there's something for everyone to do in the state of Florida.

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At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on this date in 1787, debate began on the first draft of the U.S. Constitution.


Regina, SK. --It seems to be rivalry week in the CFL.

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Next up for the 3-2 Roughriders is a game at the 5-1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday, August 7th. Game time in 8:30pm EDT. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on


A woman sneaked into the seal enclosure the other night at the Berlin Zoo and took a swim while her accomplice took pictures. [Isn't this the sort of thing that contaminated Toledo's drinking water?]



Irving: Bombers have a chance to prove they're for real.

Bold new CFL Signature Uniforms coming soon.

Please visit the league's official website,


On this date in 1926, Warner Brothers premiered its Vitaphone system in New York. The movie was "Don Juan," starring John Barrymore.


Tampa, FL. -- Here's a sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.

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A video of a fish being forced to smoke a cigarette has been uploaded online and has animal lovers upset. The video shows the fish posed upright on a plank of wood on a boat with the lit cigarette wedged into its mouth. Someone can be seen pointing at the fish as the cigarette burns for about 30 seconds before falling from the fish's mouth. It is not known who filmed the footage or where the incident occurred. | Video


Oakland, CA. -- After Monday night's extra-inning loss at the Coliseum, Rays manager Joe Maddon said he believes his team is just as good as the A's -- with one addendum: "We've got to prove it on the field."

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A pregnant New Zealand woman is accused of throwing a knife which embedded in her boyfriend's skull. The woman, who is eight months pregnant, allegedly threw the knife during an argument. The boyfriend told cops, "It was a good throw."


Milwaukee, WI. -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy would have had to step in the batter's box or on the pitcher's mound to do more than he did to try to influence Tuesday night's outcome.

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Dinah Shore started her own show on the NBC Blue radio network on this date in 1939.


Jimmy is a T-ball guy.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as your son coloring instead of playing games on his tablet, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1955 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Mystery Train" was released. 

1966 - Elvis Presley's single "Love Letters" hit #6 in the U.K. 

1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley made a public appearance in Budapest. Jackson was shooting a video. 

2002 - The "Elvis, Then & Now" book-a-zine went on sale. 

2013 - The album "Elvis At Stax: Deluxe Edition" was released.


James Corden will replace Craig Ferguson as the host of CBS' The Late Late Show. The British personality is still relatively unknown in the States. But in the U.K. and on social media, Corden is a pretty big deal.


Today in Beatles History:

1960 - 
The Beatles scouted a drummer named Pete Best. Best was playing at the Casbah Coffee Club. 

1965 - The Beatles album "Help!" was released in the U.K. 

2002 - The album "King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents" was released by Ringo Starr and His New All-Starr Band.


The Voting Rights Act was signed by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson on this date in 1965.


Today in Sports History:

1879 - 
The first Australian rules football game to be played at night took place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The game was to promote the introduction of electricity to the city of Melbourne. 

1890 - Cy Young achieved his first major league victory. He would accumulate 511 in his career. 

1926 - Gertrude Ederle became the first American woman to swim the English Channel. She was 19 years old at the time. The swim took her 14 1/2 hours. 

1949 - Chicago White Sox player Luke Appling played in the 2,154th game of his 19-year, major league career. 

1952 - Satchel Paige, at age 46, became the oldest pitcher to complete a major league baseball game. 

1969 - The first fair ball to be hit completely out of Dodger Stadium occurred. Willie "Pops" Stargell, of the Pittsburgh Pirates, hit the ball 506 feet from home plate. 

1981 - Lee Trevino was disqualified from the PGA Championship in Duluth, GA when he had his scorecard signed by Tom Weiskopf instead of himself.  


The Big Bang Theory is going back into production today (Wednesday) after a week-long delay because of contract negotiations with the show's stars.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 3:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers 8:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers 2:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 8:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago Cubs 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Zippo 200 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International 2:15pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago Cubs 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT


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

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