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Kentucky Derby 2021

( culture / sports / horseracing / triplecrown )
Well, the First Saturday in May has come and gone, and all I can say is I am glad I could not get the online betting to work. I would have lost it all. I never let myself get out of control, but did have a $100 allowance.Online gambling has never been legal in Tennessee until late last year (Octob... read more

Now, This Is A True Sports Hero

( culture / sports / hero / baseball )
"A line drive foul ball hits a four year old boy in the head at Fenway. Jim Rice, realizing in a flash that it would take EMTs too long to arrive and cut through the crowd, sprang from the dugout and scooped up the boy. He laid the boy gently on the dugout floor, where the Red Sox medical team ... read more

Now It (NFL) Gets Good

( culture / sports )
The post-season is better than the regular season in any sport, and the NFL is no different. Check out this page and you will see the match-ups for this coming weekend (Jan. 9/10, 2021). I predict two out of three home teams (Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks) will win on Saturday, and the same o... read more

Breeders Cup 2020

( culture / sports / horseracing )
The Breeders Cup is happening today! And yesterday, but we missed that. Today is the big day, anyway. I am really looking forward to the Classic, the final race. Some big names. breederscup.comUPDATE: Authentic won it handily by 2-1/2 lengths. Morning-line favorite Improbab... read more

Harness Racing Legend, Billy Direct

( culture / sports / horseracing )
I just learned that a harness racing legend, Billy Direct, was born near where I live. I just thought that was pretty cool. See HistoricMarkersTN/MarkerDetail?markerID058-047. It says his time was 1:44 but in fact it was 1:55.I don't know if it's a typo on that website or the marker itself, bu... read more

Kentucky Derby (2020)

( culture / sports / horseracing / triplecrown )
"Thousand Words upset Honor A. P. in the Shared Belief Stakes on Saturday at Del Mar and got a Beyer Speed Figure of 104, all of which prompted Marty McGee of Daily Racing Form to cut his odds to 12-1 from last week's 50-1 on his line for the Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5. Art Collector, schedu... read more

Belmont Stakes To Be Run First In Triple Crown This Year

( culture / sports / horseracing / triplecrown )
Go to BelmontStakes.com. These are the entrants. Still more here."Horse racing fans will not be denied the Triple Crown this year, even though the order of races will be different. Instead of having the Kentucky Derby, which will take place on Sept. 5, kick off the Triple Crown schedule, the... read more

Kentucky Derby Postponed

( culture / sports / horseracing / triplecrown )
This is a first, as far as we know. No, we didn't research it. We don't do a lot of research here. :) Anyway...The 146th Kentucky Derby will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020 to September 5, 2020. See kentuckyderby.com... read more

NFL Conference Championship Games

( culture / sports / football )
For the first time ever, I actually like all four of the teams left on the road to the Super Bowl: Titans v. Chiefs - Sunday at 3:05 PM EST; and, Packers v. 49ers - Sunday at 6:40 PM EST. The Titans are my current team (since I live near Nashville); I have always liked the Chiefs and Packers, for ... read more

USMNT Fan-Preferred Roster

( culture / sports / soccer )
Who do you want playing right now for the US Men's national soccer team (assuming everyone's available) for a hypothetical must-win game?VOTE HEREI like this lineup, here.... read more

NBC Soccer

( education / sports / soccer )
Go to nbcsports.com/soccerGo to nbcsports.com/soccerNBC Soccer ... read more

Derby This Saturday

( culture / sports / horseracing / triplecrown )
Here are my picks for Saturday's Kentucky Derby: WIN - Cutting Humor (because I have that); PLACE - Country House (because I want that); and SHOW - War of Will (because I'm going through that with our daughter).... read more

The Rainbow Ends In Sacramento

( culture / photography / humor / sports )
The rainbow really does end in Sacramento! My nephew Milan has captured proof. :) This was taken at their minor league team, Sacramento Rivercats, stadium where Milan works.Speaking of Sacramento, here's a list of famous people from there (because we know you were wondering):William Arthur HolmesChr... read more

Kentucky Derby

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Go to kentuckyderby.com... read more

My English Premier League Team

( culture / sports / soccer )
Trying to decide which English Premier League team I should consider "my team." Very important. Leaning toward either Liverpool FC (because I always liked the Beatles) or Plymouth Argyle Football Club (because my first car was a Plymouth, and I always liked the idea of Argyle socks but was... read more

No More Penalty Shootouts!

( culture / sports / soccer )
I'm a huge soccer fan, but absolutely hate penalty shootouts. That is no way to decide a game. The winning team needs to be determined by playing the game, not through penalty kicks. That's like deciding an American football game by having five or six players from each team line up and kick field go ... read more

American Pharoah Vs. Secretariat, Who Would Win?

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Interesting!The 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah ran the sixth-fastest Belmont Stakes ever, but if he was racing against Secretariat's record time in 1973, he would have been a distant second. Watch the two races side-by-side.Source: American Pharoah vs. Secretariat: Who Would Win?... read more

The Road To The Kentucky Derby (2015)

( culture / sports / horseracing / triplecrown )
The 20 three-year-olds to make the starting gate in the Kentucky Derby are determined by the Road to the Kentucky Derby, a series of races leading up to the Derby where contenders can earn points. Follow the leaderboard to see who will make the starting gate on the first Saturday in May.Source: Th... read more

American Racehorse, Cigar, Dies At Age 24

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Sad news. He was one of the greats. We saw him in retirement at Kentucky Horse Park several years ago. Cigar, American racehorse, dies at age of 24."The two-time United States horse of the year won 16 consecutive races during 1995 and 96, including the inaugural Dubai World Cu... read more

Parents Code Of Ethics

( culture / humor / sports )
Signing my daughter up for softball, I just had to laugh at this (stripped down) Parents Code of Ethics:I will encourage good sportsmanshipI will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of my personal desire to win.I will remember that the game is for the youth - not adults.I g... read more

World Cup 2014

( culture / sports / soccer )
I love World Cup soccer (football/futbol to most of the world), so life is good now with all the games on. I'm ticked at ABC/ESPN for limiting all USA games to ESPN, which I can't see because we don't subscribe to cable TV. Of course, they do that to force people like me to subscribe, which I won'... read more

California Chrome, A Horse Of A Uniting Color

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They have a 77-year-old trainer who thought his big-time days were over, and a jockey who grew up afraid of horses.They pulled California Chrome's name out of Coburn's cowboy hat. If not for the luck of the draw the horse could have been named Seabisquick.California Chrome a horse of a uniting color... read more

Hollywood Park, What A Run It Had!

( culture / sports / horseracing )
Today (December 22, 2013) is the last day of racing at Hollywood Park before it's torn down. It's sad, but that part of town has been the 'hood for several decades now, so it's no surprise no one wanted to go there.I worked there once, briefly, with the harness horses. It was back in the 80's, and... read more

Mucho Macho Man Grooves To His Song

( culture / sports / horseracing )
Breeder's Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man grooves to his song. It was apparently removed (probably due to copyright issues), but here's the horse winning that race, and the Village People singing that song, anyway!UPDATE:2013 Breeders' Cup Classic - Mucho Macho Man - 3:15The Village People - 5:1... read more

Good Start

( culture / sports / football )
The NFL got off to a good start today (2013-09-10), the first real games of the season. Both of my teams, the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers, won! The Titans were a surprise over the Steelers. The Niners won as expected even though they were playing the Packers. Normally, I'd be roo... read more

Travers Stakes (2013)

( culture / sports / horseracing )
Several big name horses in it this year:Verrazano, Haskell winnerPalace Malice, Belmont and Jim Dandy winnerOrb, Kentucky Derby winnerAnd here's a listing of ALL the races at Saratoga.The Travers is Race 12.... read more

Derby Results (2013)

( culture / sports / horseracing / triplecrown )
Florida Derby winner Orb won today's Kentucky Derby in the slop. But you've probably already heard/read about it. My pick, Revolutionary, finished 3rd. That was better than my picks have done in other years. It's a good thing I didn't places any bets ... as usual. Gambling almost never works for m... read more

Kentucky Derby-Related Pages (2013)

( culture / sports / horseracing / triplecrown )
Where to keep up or catch up on the upcoming Derby:espn.go.com/horse-racing/triplecrown2013/Kentuckyderby.com/horseshrtv.com/2013-Kentucky-derby/bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/triple-crownand possibly tvg.com/ ... read more

Road To The Triple Crown (2013)

( culture / sports / horseracing / triplecrown )
The Triple Crown 2013 - ESPN.I always try and follow these preludes to the Kentucky Derby so that I have at least an educated guess on Derby Day. ... read more

Kentucky Oaks & Derby (2013)

( culture / sports / horseracing / triplecrown )
2013 Kentucky Oaks & Derby May 3 and 4, 2013 Tickets, Events, News.Time to start watching the Derby prep races so you can at least make an educated guess/bet on Derby Day! ... read more

Surfer Catches Biggest Wave, Ever, Off Portugal

( culture / sports )
Surfer catches 'biggest wave ever' off PortugalSurfer catches 'biggest wave ever' off Portugal (video)... read more

Brisnet Top 10 Kentucky Derby Contenders (2011)

( culture / sports / horseracing / triplecrown )
Brisnet Top 10 Kentucky Derby ContendersHere's the current year's: Kentuckyderby.com/horses/leaderboard... read more

Kentucky Oaks & Derby (2011)

( culture / sports / horseracing / triplecrown )
Kentucky Oaks & Derby (2011)Time to start watching the races leading up to the Kentucky Derby so I have a clue who to bet on on Derby Day, May 7th.2011 Kentucky Oaks & Derby May 6 and 7, 2011 Tickets, Events, News. ... read more

Events At Mpact Sports

( culture / sports )
For those in middle Tennessee: Events at Mpact.Elizabeth used to go here for gymnastics.They are a great bunch of people.... read more

Fox Shoots Hunter In Belarus

( culture / sports / hunting )
Hooray for the fox! Fox shoots hunter in Belarus"A wounded fox shot its would-be killer in Belarus by pulling the trigger on the hunter's gun as the pair scuffled after the man tried to finish the animal off with the butt of the rifle ..."... read more

Zenyatta Lost

( culture / sports / horseracing )
Zenyatta lost by half a head!This is the Breeder's Cup Classic I'm talking about.I thought she was hurt or something the way she ran dead last, 20 lengths behind.Then she came out of nowhere and would have won with two more strides, but it was too late.It figures the horse who beat her is named Blam... read more

Giants Win!

( culture / sports )
For the first time in my lifetime, the S.F. Giants have won the World Series!And they did it on my birthday!Adding to my joy was seeing George W. Bush in the background, clearly unhappy.... read more

Kentucky Derby (2008)

( culture / sports / horseracing / triplecrown )
Here's a list of possible starters for next week's Kentucky Derby: Derby 2008.The experts are divided between Big Brown, Colonel John and Pyro as their picks. You can see their picks on that page, above. You can also see all the horses' recent race results. Pyro was the overwhelming favorite until h... read more

Sports

( culture / sports )
SoccerBleacher Report - SoccerESPNFCFIFAFootball.comGoal.comMLS SoccerSoccer NewsSporting News - SoccerUS Soccer.comUS Soccer PlayersHorse RacingBreeders CupHorse Racing on YahooBelmont StakesPreakness StakesKentucky DerbyDRF: Derby WatchFirst Saturday in May movieMLBNBANFLNHL... read more

Sports Jokes

( culture / humor / jokes / sports )
BaseballAn Irishman moves to the USA and finally attends his first baseball game. The first batter approached the batters box, took a few swings and then hit a double. Everyone was on their feet screaming "Run, Run." The next batter hit a single and the Irishman listened as the crowd again ... read more


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