Mar 292022

The Guardian – Chick – Taylor Hawkins: a joyous presence whose true allegiance was always to Foo Fighters

Under Pressure

Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints.

Chief Seattle

Variety – Cohen – Remembering Taylor Hawkins: 10 Great Performances by the Foo Fighters Drummer

Good Vibrations

Variety – AngerMiller – Rock Royalty Mourns Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins as Tributes Pour In on Social Media

Rolling Stone – Greene, Grow, Hoard, Matroccio, Millman, Shteamer and Vozick-Levinson – Taylor Hawkins: 10 Great Performances, From Foo Fighters to Alanis Morissette

Stay With Me

Stay With Me

Stay With Me

Stay With Me

Phil asked and Sal says that Taylor and the Foo are entitled to top billing today.

USportsCanada – Seeding and schedule announced for 2022 Cavendish Farms University Cup

BC Thoroughbred owner and and thoroughbred industry stalwart Glen Todd passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Melnyk was also a successful thoroughbred horse-racing breeder, twice being named Canada’s top owner. His horses won all three legs of the Canadian Triple Crown, including Archers Bay capturing the ’98 Queen’s Plate and Prince of Wales Stakes en route to being named Canada’s champion 3-year-old male.

In 2013, Melnyk reduced his horse-racing operation and went from breeding to purchasing yearlings and racing those instead. Melnyk was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2017.

ESPN – AP – Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, 62, dies from illness

The Globe and Mail – Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk dies at 62

National Post – Reuters – Eugene Melnyk, businessman and Ottawa Senators owner, dies at 62 of undisclosed illness

Sunday, Phil was out shopping for one of the first prizes for the 2022 Kentucky Derby Contest at one of the local liquor emporiums, Wine and Beyond – Southgate. Damn if Phil can ever remember if it’s Kentucky Derby 148 or 57 so Phil was about to google the number when he noticed a blue haired employee nearby. Phil asked if the Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby 148 bottle was the 2022 Derby and received a most unusual response. Phil was advised that the previous years’ bottle featured artwork with the horses coming towards you and this year’s has a side view of the horses. Phil was also advised that the Canadian stores receive only a few of the bottles each year and they rapidly sell out. Now Phil remembers why this is one of his favourite liquor emporiums.

The Wine and Beyond at Southgate has 2 less Kentucky Derby 148 bottles in stock.

They also have Dram in a Can. Phil is always looking for a sur prize.

Bloodhorse – Final KY Derby Future Wager Postponed Until April 7-9

April 2, 2022 3 Year Old Stakes


Horse Racing Nation – Greer – First Look: Kentucky Derby, Oaks preps lead 10 graded stakes

Gulfstream Park

Curlin Florida Derby GI 3yo 1 1/8 Miles dirt
Cutler Bay Stake 3yo 1 1/16 Miles Turf
Gulfstream Park Oaks GII 3yo f 1 1/16 Miles Dirt
Sanibel Island 3yo f 1 1/16 Miles Turf

1994 Florida Derby

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Suspensory Tear Takes Shipsational Out of Florida Derby

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Simplification, White Abarrio Meet Again in FL Derby

Bloodhorse – White Abarrio Fires Bullet Before Florida Derby

Paulick Report – Lynch ‘Leaning Toward Florida Derby’ With Classic Causeway

Paulick Report – Sano: Simplification Breezes Faster Than Expected Ahead Of Florida Derby

Horse Racing Nation – Greer – 32 are nominated for Florida Derby: Who’s likely to show?

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Classic Causeway Breezes, Likely for Florida Derby

Paulick Report – Simplification Gets Easy Breeze At Gulfstream

TDN – Simplification, Smile Happy Highlight Saturday Gulfstream Worktab

Paulick Report – ‘You Haven’t Seen The Best Of This Horse, Yet’: Barker Confident In Florida Derby Hopeful Shipsational

Oaklawn Park

Arkansas Derby GI 3yo 1 1/8 Miles Dirt

Fantasy Stake 3yo f 1 1/16 Miles Dirt

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – 75-1 Win Puts Spotlight on One-Eyed Un Ojo, Courville

Bloodhorse – Byron King – New Shooters Formidable in Earlier Arkansas Derby

Paulick Report – Hoyt – 38 Years Later, D. Wayne Lukas Enters Another Top Filly Against The Boys In Arkansas Derby

Horse Racing Nation – Shifman – Arkansas Derby 2022: Odds and analysis

Paulick Report – Yates – Star Filly Secret Oath Among Nine For Arkansas Derby

Bloodhorse – Rollins – Secret Oath Draws Post 6 in Arkansas Derby Bid

Paulick Report – Yates – Un Ojo Among Trio To Post Final Workouts For Arkansas Derby

Bloodhorse – Barber Road Breezes in Preparation for Arkansas Derby

Bloodhorse – Secret Oath Posts Final Work Before Arkansas Derby

Horse Racing Nation – Greer – See how the Arkansas Derby field is shaping up

Santa Anita Park

Singletary Stake 3yo 1 Mile Turf

Turfway Park

Bloodhorse – Byron – King – Blackadder, Tiz the Bomb on Synthetic Path in Jeff Ruby

Animal Kingdom Stake 3yo 6f AW
Bourbonette Oaks 3yo f 1 1/16 Miles AW
Jeff Ruby Steaks GIII 3yo 1 1/8 Miles
Rushaway Stake 3yo 1 1/16 Miles AW


If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Sloop John B

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Dennis – California dreamin’ – the inside story of California Chrome

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Adare Manor Joins Yakteen, Eyes Kentucky Oaks Berth

Bloodhorse – Ehalt and Byron King – Messier, Other Baffert 3-Year-Olds to Join Other Barns

DRF – Privman – Messier, three other Kentucky Derby prospects moved from Baffert’s barn

Horse Racing Nation – Baffert sends 4 Kentucky Derby prospects to new trainers

TDN – Four Baffert Derby Hopefuls Moving to Other Trainers

When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.

Rita Rudner

2022 Triple Crown

Bloodhorse – Summer Is Tomorrow Tops Late Triple Crown Nominations

2022 Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 7, 2022

2022 Kentucky Oaks

Friday, May 6, 2022

TDN – Bill Finley – TDN Kentucky Oaks Top 10 for March 3

TDN – Thornton – Derby Top 12 For March 29

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Derby Dozen: Epicenter Shakes Up Derby Dozen Rankings, Moves to Top

DRF – Derby Watch

Horse Racing Nation -Kentucky Derby 2022 Contenders

Racing Dudes – 2022 Kentucky Derby

Paulick Report – Champagne – The Derby Bubble Presented By Kentucky-Breds: Seismic Changes And Settling Waters

Preakness 147

Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

Always on My Mind

If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.

John Wooden

TDN – NY Racetrack Chaplaincy Breaks Ground on Multi-Purpose Building

Rolling Stone – Bouza – Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50

Under Pressure

NY Times – Gans and Coscarelli – Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters’ Drummer, Dies at 50


BBC News – Savage – Taylor Hawkins: Foo Fighters’ drummer dies aged 50

Kick It Out

Somebody To Love

Times Like These

Somebody To Love

Times Like These

Rock N Roll

Rolling Stone – Hiatt – ‘I Don’t Want to Fucking Die’: Foo Fighters and the Art of Survival

Rolling Stone Hiatt – ‘We Don’t Know How to Phone It In’: A Final Visit With Taylor Hawkins

Paulick Report – Yates – Jockey Vazquez To Shift Tack To Southern California

Bloodhorse – Hovdey – The Life of a Jockey Looms Large in ‘Small’

Man Who Sold The World

National Post – Chris Selley: If Ukraine can overhaul its military in eight years, what’s stopping Canada?

Front Office Sports – Spectator Sports Market to Reach $181B in 2022

Horse Racing Nation – Flatter – Derby odds: Epicenter is Las Vegas favorite among 150 horses

TDN – Thornton – Don’t Bet On Most Accomplished Colt Being Favored in Derby

Bloodhorse – Messier Tunes Up for Santa Anita Derby

TDN – Messier Fires Bullet in First Work for Yakteen

Bloodhorse – Forbidden Kingdom Resumes Breezing After Fever Setback

Paulick Report – Smile Happy Will Return To Keeneland For Blue Grass Stakes

Raging Bull

TDN – Bill Finley – Cautious Optimism in Illinois Racing

Phil has a question:

Has the oxyMORON Cautious Optimism been so over used as to be rendered meaningless.


Bloodhorse – DWC Stewards Fine Dettori, Report Lameness in Pinehurst

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Lees – Frankie Dettori fined $13,600 for whip use on Country Grammer in Dubai World Cup

Bloodhorse – Rollins – Slow Down Andy Prevails in Sunland Park Derby

Paulick Report – Slow Down Andy Game For Sunland Park Derby Win

Paulick Report – Epicenter Storms To Track Record Win In Louisiana Derby

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Epicenter Shows New Dimension in Louisiana Derby Score

TDN – Epicenter Stalks and Draws Off in Louisiana Derby

ESPN – AP – Epicenter pulls away to win Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Crown Pride Joins KY Derby Picture With UAE Derby Win

TDN – Carasso – More Japanese ‘Pride’ In UAE Derby

Paulick Report – Crown Pride’s UAE Derby Triumph Among Five-Win Day For Japan

TDN – Carrasso – Delicada Beats The Boys in Final Derby Points Race

The Pretender

Bloodhorse – Rollins – Echo Zulu All Heart in Narrow Fair Grounds Oaks Score

TDN – Echo Zulu Narrowly Stays Unbeaten in Fair Grounds Oaks

Paulick Report – Echo Zulu Prevails In Tight Fair Grounds Oaks Finish

TDN – Declaration of War Colt Sparkles in Texas Glitter

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Country Grammer Wins Dubai World Cup for Baffert

Those who long for the good old days are going to be disappointed, because they’re not coming back. But change isn’t necessarily bad; it is, however, inevitable.

Paulick Report – Paulick – View From The Eighth Pole: The Inevitability Of Change

TDN – Thornton – NJ Commission ‘Politely Declines’ to be HISA Middleman

Well, computers and the Interstate Horseracing Act changed all that – but the economic model has been very slow to adjust to a fair market rate for the track’s races. The result is that the account wagering company makes a larger percentage of the wager than the racetrack and horse owners combined.

Having said that, the track and their purse account on many occasions receive an ADW handle payment of 5% of the wager, which means that, for every $1m bet on these tracks at an ADW, the tracks and their purse accounts each received $25,000.

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Hayward – Friend or foe: why it’s time for racing to ask questions about Advance Deposit Wagering

Piece Of My Heart

Paulick Report – European Authorities Arrest 26 After Investigation Into Horse Doping Ring

McChump Racing Tour – In Quest of the Legendary Alberta Downs

Nostalgia is an illness for those who haven’t realized that today is tomorrow’s nostalgia.

 Zeena Schreck

Front Office Sports – Formula 1 Coming to Las Vegas

Phil has a question:

Was Bobby Allen just ahead of his time.

TDN – Thornton – Baffert, Zedan Escalate Appeals to Higher Kentucky Court

Bloodhorse – Brown Road Racing Seeks to Draw Women into Horse Racing

We should conceive of ourselves not as rulers of Earth, but as highly powerful, conscious stewards: The Earth is given to us in trust, and we can screw it up or make it work well and sustainably.

Kim Stanley Robinson

Mental Floss – Why Do Round Pizzas Come in Square Boxes?

Phil’s Drink n A Flick

The Saint


St. Vincent

St. Elsewhere

Mental Floss – Gutoskey – Should You Really Chill Cookie Dough Before Baking It? Yes—Here’s Why

Sportsnet – Brunt – Canada’s World Cup journey a seminal moment for sports culture in this country

Variety – Willman – Eric Church Asks Fans to Accept ‘Selfish’ Cancellation of Arena Show to Attend NCAA Game

Phil has a question:

Is cancelling a country music concert to watch an Epic Final Four Game actually selfish.

Country Death Song

The Ringer – Sherman – The Duke-UNC Matchup of the Millennium Is Upon Us. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Ringer – O’Connor – Paolo Banchero’s NBA Stock Is Soaring. Should He Go No. 1?

Garden and Gun – Blythe – Why the Duke vs. North Carolina Rivalry Makes Hatred Easy to Love

FiveThirtyEight – This Isn’t Classic Duke-North Carolina. It Could Still Be An Instant Classic.

FiveThirtyEight – Late Injuries Usually Doom Final Four Teams. Can Villanova Be The Exception?

FiveThirtyEight – Planos – Kansas Doesn’t Need A Storyline To Keep Winning

Sports Business Journal – First UNC-Duke tournament matchup highlights marquee Final Four

ESPN – Thamel – ‘Disappointed’ Shaheen Holloway brushes off Seton Hall talk as Saint Peter’s run in NCAA men’s tournament ends

Defector – McQuade – More Like Ain’t Peter’s

Phil has a question:

How in the world of Carmen Sandiego could the Peacocks ever even have dreamt of overcoming the Tar Heels when the Tar Heels were playing for a shot at a historic game against their North Carolina and ACC rival Duke and a shot at spoiling Coach K’s Cinderella story.


I always mean what I say, but I don’t always say what I’m thinking.

Dean Smith

Although the two storied foes have played more than 250 times over the course of history, UNC and Duke have never met in the NCAA tournament. The ACC programs are now poised to square off in a third matchup this season.

Sports Illustrated – Koons – UNC Ends Saint Peter’s Cinderella Run, Sets Up Historic Final Four Meeting vs. Duke

ESPN – Gasaway – Duke vs. North Carolina joins list of compelling Final Four rivalry matchups

ESPN – Medcalf – March Madness: First look at the 2022 NCAA Final Four men’s basketball teams

ESPN – Thamel – North Carolina cruises to men’s basketball Final Four, concludes storybook season for Saint Peter’s

ESPN – Rittenberg – Strong second half lifts Kansas Jayhawks past Miami Hurricanes, to first Final Four since 2018

Sports Illustrated – Forde – With Final Four in Hand, Coach K and Duke Have a Truly Epic Ending Within Reach

ESPN – Keown – Coach K leads Duke back to the Final Four for one more college basketball ritual

Duke is an ugly word in Kentucky. Nothing in the world compares to the joy of beating those hateful swine from Duke.

Hunter S. Thompson

Phil has a question:

Whether or not they’re from Kentucky will the majority of the viewers of the Duke Final four game be cheering for anybody but Duke and Coach K.

Will the fans from Kentucky remember that they’re cheering for the team that beat the team that beat Number 2 ranked Kentucky.


Sports Illustrated – Vintage Villanova? Maybe Not. Does It Matter?

ESPN – Villanova Wildcats survive cold shooting, top Houston Cougars to make Final Four of NCAA tournament

1, 2, 3, 4

Phil has a question:

Did you think Phil was gonna use some tacky arena anthem like the Final Countdown.

ESPN – Williams – March Madness 2022: From Eli Manning’s fandom to signs on the Jersey Turnpike – A viral run with Cinderella Saint Peter’s

Sportsnet – ‘Happy National Peacock Day’: Top reaction to Saint Peter’s feat of history at March Madness

The Ringer – Sherman – Saint Peter’s Is a Miracle

ESPN – Thamel – Financial ‘jackpot’ unlikely for cash-strapped St. Peter’s Peacocks despite generating NCAA tournament revenue

Phil has a question:

Will the committee that decides St. Peter’s share be as brain dead as the one that seeded the 2022 March Madness brackets.

Will St. Peter’s get a sponsorship from Duck Brand.

The Ringer – Sherman – Winners and Losers From the Sweet 16

ESPN – Rittenberg – Final Four 2022: How Remy Martin went from afterthought to Kansas Jayhawks hero when it mattered most

Phil has a question:

Who in the world of Carmen Sandiego would name their kid Remy Martin.

Front Office Sports – Kuc – Gonzaga Men Tie NCAA Record with 5th Exit as 1-Seed

Sloop John B

The Ringer – Sherman – Coach K Is Leaving College Basketball. College Basketball Is Leaving the Era of Coach K’s.

FiveThirtyEight – Lourim – Where Did The Big Ten’s March Magic Go?

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

The Hollywood Reporter – Fienberg – Critic’s Notebook: The 94th Academy Awards Were Already Bad, but Then They Got Worse

Variety – Lang, Urban and Earl – Oscars: ‘CODA’, ‘Dune’ Triumph as Will Smith Smack Dominates Social Media, Plus Full Winners List

The Guardian – Lee – Oscars 2022: Coda triumphs while Will Smith attacks Chris Rock onstage

A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.

Muhammad Ali

The Ringer – Walker – Winners and Losers of the 2022 Oscars

The Ringer – Surrey – The 2022 Academy Awards Were About Everything But the Awards

The Guardian – Sun – The slap, the fallout and a little dog: standout 2022 Oscars memes and reactions

The Ringer – Litman, Dobbins and Halliwell – Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock and Other Wildest Moments From the 2022 Oscars

National Post – Reuters – Will Smith smacks Chris Rock on stage, then apologizes upon winning Oscar

Phil has a question:

Did Will Smith have his years confused and think he was nominated for Ali.

The Ringer – Simmons and Russillo – Jimmy Kimmel and Bill Simmons on Will Smith’s Slap

I’m the most recognized and loved man that ever lived cuz there weren’t no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around, so people far away in the villages didn’t know about them.

Muhammad Ali

Variety – Lang – Oscars Launch Formal Review of Will Smith After Chris Rock Slap

LA Times – Carras – The slap heard around the world: Will Smith really did hit Chris Rock at the Oscars

National Post – Reuters – Richwine – ‘A movie of love and family’: ‘CODA’ wins top prize at the Academy Awards

The Guardian – Bradshaw – This was an Oscars to remember – unlike some of the winners

LA Times – Rottenberg – Yes, that was the most chaotic Oscars in history

The Ringer – Fennessey and Robinson – The 2022 Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win and Who Should

The Globe and Mail – Hertz – Oscars predictions 2022: Who will win, and who should win, on Sunday night’s weirdest Academy Awards ever

National Post – Knight – The power of the underdog: Who should win an Oscar versus who will win

Los Angeles Times – Ordona – BuzzMeter 2022: Our experts predict the Oscar winners — and so can you (all polls open)

You Don’t Miss You Water

FiveThirtyEight – Druke, Consing and Venezky – Who Is America’s Favorite Actor?

The Ringer – A Taxonomy of Hot Male British Actors

The Ringer – Nayman – The Unbound Discipline of Jane Campion

LA Times – Phillips – Here’s what you need to know about the 10 best picture Oscar nominees

BBC – Amos – Major breakthrough on nuclear fusion energy


This we know, the earth does not belong to man; man belongs to earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. So hold in your mind the memory on the land as it is when you take it. And, with all your strength, with all your mind, and with all your heart…

Chief Seattle

Garden and Gun – Graham – Seeking Wisdom Among the South’s Oldest Trees

FiveTHirtyEight – Ingemi – How Colorblind NHL Players See The Game

ESPN – Wyshynski – What we learned at the 2022 NHL trade deadline: Player empowerment, GM fights, canceled trade

TSN – NHL to push for NTC submission changes after Dadonov debacle

ESPN – Wyshynski – NHL cancels Evgenii Dadonov trade with Anaheim Ducks, sends RW back to Vegas Golden Knights

SportsNet – AP – NHL voids Dadonov trade to Ducks, citing violation of no-trade clause

Snake Eyes

Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade.

Vernon Law

ESPN – Wyshynski – NHL reviewing Vegas Golden Knights-Anaheim Ducks deal due to Evgenii Dadonov’s no-trade clause, sources say

The Hockey News – Stephens – Golden Knights Trade Dadonov, Pick to Ducks

Phil has a question:

Do Ducks have Verbeeks or Verbills.

There is no friendship in trade.

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Dixie Chicken

The Ringer – Ruiz – What Does This Spring’s Great QB Reset Mean for Future NFL Offseasons?

Phil has an answer:

Same as it ever was as long as it sells tickets that don’t require on field performance.

Down on The Farm

The Ringer – Solak – The Chiefs Are Entering Their Second Era Under Patrick Mahomes

DeadSpin – Hoefling – Are the Bucs really trading Tom Brady to the Dolphins?

In The Air Tonight

ESPN – Seifert – Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski hopes Baker Mayfield situation ‘resolved soon’

Yahoo Sports – Wetzel – Deshaun Watson’s Browns introduction was a dance masquerading as a media conference

Phil has a question:

Will the Brown family ask for the removal of their name from this sordid organization.

Will scumbucket be No. 1 with a bullet on the replacement name list.

“The NFL has a disturbing history of enabling and excusing the abuse of women, and unfortunately this is just the latest example,” said prominent victims’ rights attorney Michelle Simpson Tuegel. “The Browns’ leadership is telling survivors that the possibility of winning more football games is more important than the 22 women who have bravely come forward with serious allegations of abuse against Watson.”       

As it relates to Watson possibly facing a league-issued suspension, Berry said that the team has and will continue to have open communication with the NFL. Berry added that Watson’s salary — which includes a $1 million base salary for the 2022 season — is not to protect the team from a possible suspension but to give them flexibility moving forward. 

CBS Sports – DeArdo – Browns’ Deshaun Watson denies allegations, wants to show Cleveland ‘the person I really am’

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.

Cowboy Wisdom

Phil has a question:

Why didn’t Watson ask Dak Prescott for some advice.

Hasn’t Watson’s actions in Houston and his recent demeaning denial of any responsibility shown the person he really is.

Did Watson choose Cleveland because it was his best opportunity or his only opportunity.

Sports Illustrated – Ventras – The Problems with the NFL’s Deshaun Watson Investigation

Sports Illustrated – Coleman – Lawsuits Against Deshaun Watson Were Underway Before His Trade Demand

From the comments:

Broncos fan here feeling a lot better about Russell Wilson now. At least he’s just a dork!

Defector – Kahler – Deshaun Watson’s Legal Battles Aren’t Over

Sporting News – Greer – Deshaun Watson lawsuits, explained: What to know about sexual assault allegations against Browns QB

Akron Beacon Journal – Ulrich – As Cleveland Browns introduce Deshaun Watson, the QB defends himself against allegations

ESPN – Trotter – Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson says he was surprised by allegations and is innocent

Generally, you ain’t learnin’ nothing when your mouth’s a-jawin’.

Cowboy Wisdom

Phil has a question:

How can the Brown’s owners Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum think that this jerk has enough brains to quarterback an NFL team when he doesn’t have enough brains to know when to shut the fuck up.

Liar, Liar

Phil has a question:

Does when to shut the fuck up mean the same as when the fuck to shut up.

If the guaranteed money is $230 million then how does $10 million for each of the 22 Plaintiffs and $10 million donated to a Women’s charity sound.

When you hear Deshaun publicly disrespect each of these 22 women does he not make Trevor Bauer sound contrite.

Did any one in the Cleveland organization twig to the fact that when Watson came running back to them after dissing them that perhaps Cleveland was his only opportunity and a better deal could be negotiated.

Losing My Religion

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

John Wooden

ESPN – Van Natta Jr. – Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones asks judge to dismiss paternity lawsuit, alleges extortion attempts

Phil has an answer:

These cowboys don’t seem to have much wisdom.

The Guardian – Hardy – Hillsong is facing catastrophe but the Houstons will be loath to give up control

Jesus He Knows Me

NY Post – Glasspeigel – Announcers suspended for calling Olympic gold medalist Meagan Duhamel ‘that bitch from Canada’

Phil has a question:

Does when to shut the fuck up mean the same as when the fuck to shut up.

Mental Floss – Herman – 25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Phil M Stockmen

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  1. UCP keeps the revenue stream flowing until 2031??

    The sizzling hot rumour of the UCP government agreeing to extend HRA funding agreement for 5 more years to March 2031 is positive??? The 400k paper shuffle of HRA governance is holding up finalization pending the decision of new structure has been made, one year later and lights still flashing.

    Finalization of 5 yr block of race dates still pending, silent Mike responding??

    Slot revenue share to HRA down 250k in December 2022, hoping it trends up??

    ASHA puts the cart ahead of the horses. Still hoping for more slots at track on 2, (currently 8 VLTs), with 480k for a telus line and a 4-6 month timeline. The memo about REC rejection, and current appeal process, has the blind leading blind!

    HBPA meeting in a month should address issues, silence is not golden, no transparency from silent Mike as the thoroughbred racing industry needs clarifications.

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