Friday, October 10, 2014

It's Friday












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

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Today is October 10th, the 282nd day of 2014. There are 83 days left in the year.

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New camera angles provide unique on-ice views.

Must see: Wheeler scores twice in 15 seconds.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Peter Coyote is 73. David Lee Roth (Van Halen) is 60. Bradley Whitford is 55. Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) is 32.

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Tampa, FL. -- Victor Hedman scored on a breakaway 1:11 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 win against the Florida Panthers in the season opener for each team.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1845, the United States Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, MD.

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Regina, SK. -- It is official: Kerry Joseph is a Saskatchewan Roughrider once more.

Read the rest here.

Coming up next for the 9-5 Riders is a week 16 road game with the 5-8 Montreal Alouettes on Monday, October 13th. Game time at Montreal's Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is 1:00pm EDT. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.

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On this date in 1865, the billiard ball was patented by John Wesley Hyatt.

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2014 CFL.ca Game Notes: A look at Week 16.

Video: East Rivals Ready for Season's Biggest Game.


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

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China is looking for a tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The tiger has wandered across the border. [And is now claiming parts of China for Russia.]

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Tampa, FL. --
With last Sunday’s matchup against the New Orleans Saints marking his 15th game started, Mike Glennon is making a name for himself in the NFL. In this week’s Data Crunch, we explore his historical ranking at this point in his career.



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A marijuana-infused soda was pulled from three Washington state stores after bottles started exploding on the shelves. The manager of Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, Washington, said his store received 330 bottles of Legal brand sparkling pomegranate soda, a marijuana-infused beverage, and the next day employees started to notice the glass bottles exploding. The manager said the bottles were placed in a steel box outside the store, where they continued to explode for the next 10 days.

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Corvallis, OR. -- How can an athletic department bring the social media conversation to life, where fans are not necessarily just receiving content, but rather, contributing to the conversation in a meaningful way?

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On this date in 1886, the tuxedo dinner jacket made its U.S. debut in New York City.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The road to the National League Championship Series was a familiar one for many on the Giants' roster, their 2012 trip still fresh in their minds. But for Tim Hudson, the trek to the next level of baseball's postseason took some 16 years to traverse, with six frustrating roadblocks along the way.

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A ‘print’ bought by an art lover for $160 has turned out to be a rare painting by a wartime artist (Eric Ravilious). ‘Bathing Machines, Aldeburgh’ was bought by an England retiree at an estate sale last year. When the woman died earlier this year, her husband decided to have it appraised and discoverd it was worth tens of thousands of dollars. It sold at auction for over half a million.

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Jimmy and I with Eric and Robin.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a clean bill of health, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1955 - 
Elvis performed at the Memorial Hall in Brownwood, TX. The show was sponsored by the Brownwood Volunteer Fire Department. 

1959 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "A Date With Elvis" hit #32 in the U.S. 

1963 - Elvis Presley recorded the vocals for the soundtrack to the movie "Kissin' Cousins." 

1970 - The four-album boxed set compilation "Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Vol. 1" hit #45 in the U.S. 

1995 - The Elvis Presley five-disc boxed set "Walk A Mile In My Shoes - The Essential 70's Masters" was released.

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Police in China woke up a pair of drunken thieves who broke into a house and fell asleep. The homeowner called police after discovering his kitchen window open and a trail of muddy footprints on the floor. Following the sound of loud snoring, police found the two men sleeping soundly in the attic.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
The song "Slow Down" reached #25 in the U.S. 

2010 - Ravi Shankar was presented with the first George Harrison Humanitarian Award.

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IN THEATERS - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG); Dracula Untold (PG-13); The Judge (R); Addicted (R).

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Today in Sports History:

1964 - 
NBC-TV aired the opening ceremonies of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It was the first live color TV program to be transmitted to the U.S. by satellite. 

1977 - Joe Namath played the last game of his National Football League (NFL) career. 

1979 - Mark Messier made his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers. 

1987 - Tom McClean finished rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. It set the record at 54 days and 18 hours. 

1987 - Doug Jarvis ended his streak of 984 straight games in the NHL. The streak started on October 8, 1975. 

2011 - Nelson Cruz (Texas Rangers) hit the first-ever postseason walk-off grand slam to give the Rangers a 7-3 win. The win gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead in the ALCS over the Detroit Tigers.

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Thomas Edison organized the Edison Phonograph Company on this date in 1887.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nascar Nationwide Series October Charlotte Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT 

Saturday --

NHL -- Tampa Bay Lightnings vs Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals (Game 1 NLCS) 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Baltimore Ravens 1:00pm EDT

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

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