Aug 192022

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Red Knobs, Great Escape Lead Overflow Canadian Derby

Canadian Derby Contenders

Canadian Thoroughbred – Morrison – 93rd Canadian Derby (G3) Has Full Field at Century Mile

Edmonton Journal – Taniguchi – Lightning To Strike Twice Owner of 2021 Canadian Derby Winning Horse Hopes To Repeat Success

DRF – Goulding – Red Knobs goes from claim box to Canadian Derby

The Athletic – Dodd and Jenks – Is Keanu Reeves Hollywood’s most underrated athlete? Stories from his sports movies

Wishing on Another Lucky Star

I think about the cosmic snowball theory. A few million years from now the sun will burn out and lose its gravitational pull. The earth will turn into a giant snowball and be hurled through space. When that happens it won’t matter if I get this guy out.

Bill Lee

SportsNet – Former big leaguer Bill Lee, 75, collapses at amateur game

The other day they asked me about mandatory drug testing. I said I believed in drug testing a long time ago. All through the sixties I tested everything.

Bill Lee

All Day and All of The Night

Lit Hub – What It Means To Be a Southern Chef As An Indian Immigrant

Sweet Home Alabama

Bloodhorse – Wilkin – Rich Strike Sizzles in Travers Work at Saratoga

Bloodhorse – Parcells in Winner’s Circle With Let’s Go Big Blue

TDN – Bill Finley – Ness Receives Six-Month Suspension in PA; Has Appealed

TDN – Ross – The “Tawdry” Tale of Burton Sipp

Sports Illustrated – Brandt – Watson and the NFL Settled on a Suspension, But There Are No Winners

Sports Illustrated – Utah Judge Reverses Law Banning Transgender Kids From Sports

Eater – Makalintal – Why Do So Many Recipes Call for So Little Garlic?

The Guardian – Hinsliff – Stop drinking, keep reading, look after your hearing: a neurologist’s tips for fighting memory loss and Alzheimer’s

Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

DailyHive – Sheikh – Michelle O’Bonsawin is the first Indigenous woman to be nominated to Supreme Court of Canada

Keep Me Hangin On

Sal says that if you don’t understand the juxtaposition of that tune, then your chances of entering  the ennead are between slim and none and slim just left on a rocket.

The Ringer – Mack – Alexa Bliss on WWE’s Women’s Tag Tournament, Backstreet Boys vs. NSYNC, and more!

Man on The Moon

Horse Racing Nation – Ross and Tamulonis – Head to Head: Handicapping the Alabama Stakes

Deacon Blues

What? you were expecting Lynyrd.

Sports Illustrated – Prewitt – How Tua Tagovailoa Became the NFL’s Most Polarizing Player

TDN – NYRA to Host Ukraine Day Aug. 24 at Saratoga

Paradise By The Dashboard Light

Horse Racing Nation – Chad Brown returns to track, does not comment on arrest

Sal says that the ongoing saga of How the Backstretch Turns will continue after a word from our influencers.

Us and Them


The Globe and Mail – McLeod – Bell Media executive won’t specify to staff why Lisa LaFlamme was let go

National Post – Mundie – Bell to conduct independent review of CTV newsroom after Lisa LaFlamme ousted

Times Colonist – Teenage Head’s Gord Lewis remembered for ‘ferocious’ guitar skills as band forges on

Picture My Face

The Ringer – Princiotti – The NFL Could Have Made a Statement With the Deshaun Watson Punishment; Instead, It Cut a Deal

ESPN – Trotter – Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson suspended 11 games, fined $5 million after settlement between NFL, NFLPA

Sports Illustrated – Scott – Deshaun Watson Was Asked Whether He Maintains His Innocence

Sal says that Goodell should have made the suspension settlement contingent on Deshaun Watson shutting the fuck up and the penalty for denying should have been 1 more game every time he denies.

Sports Illustrated – Selbe – Buzbee Bashes Goodell, NFL After Deshaun Watson Suspension Settlement

Los Angeles Times – California voters don’t want Biden or Trump to run in 2024, poll shows


We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. 

Chief Seattle

By 2011, Trump had driven his Atlantic City casinos into the ground, but he didn’t give up running sweepstakes. On the campaign trail, he’s awarded more than a hundred prizes in fund-raising contests. Supporters typically donate five or ten bucks for the chance to win a trip, all expenses paid, to meet him. Recently, his political-action committee sent an e-mail with a new offer: “Contribute ANY AMOUNT RIGHT NOW to be automatically entered to have dinner with President Trump in New Orleans.” He probably raised a lot of money; according to the Washington Post, similar contests have brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars. But the trip to New Orleans came and went, and no winner was announced. A representative for Trump explained that there had been an “administrative error.” 

The New Yorker – Maysh – Donald Trump and the Sweepstakes Scammers

Comfortably Numb

Bloodhorse – Perez – Baltas Sues CHRB, Seeking More Than $12 Million

Paulick Report – Two Grooms Held Without Bail On Felony Drug Charges After Saratoga Dorm Raided

Bloodhorse – Two Grooms Arrested on Narcotics Charges at Saratoga

Forbes – Johnson – Astronauts Might Be Able To Farm On Mars One Day Thanks To A Secret Ingredient: Alfalfa

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’

Isaac Asimov


Sal says we’re spending good money to try and figure out how to grow food on Mars, but unless we start to take better care of planet earth there will be no one left to go to Mars.

Sal cannot understand why some scientist is being lauded for making plastic out of seaweed when the problem is too much plastic in the oceans already. Sal says Sal would laud that scientist if he discovered how to make seaweed out of plastic.

Life is insanely robust, though we can make species go extinct, and this is the bad thing. So I always make the point that you can’t say, ‘Is it too late?’ That is the terrible question, because either answer promotes inaction. If it’s too late, you don’t need to act; if it’s not too late, you don’t need to act.

Kim Stanley Robinson

Future Farming – Effectiveness of electricity in weed control explored

Snoopy vs. The Red Baron

Sal says that Snoopy and a laser gun should solve the weed problem.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.


BBC – Sanna Marin: Finland PM partying video causes backlash

You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party

There’s no sense In doing a lot of barking if you don’t really have anything to say.


Paulick Report – HISA Submits Proposed Anti-Doping And Medication Control Rules To Federal Trade Commission

Man on the Moon

Sir Isaac Newton Cocktail

Southern Living – Yarborough – Why Southern Women Will Always Overdress During the Holidays, Even To Stay Home

Sports Business Journal – SBJ Unpacks: MSG arena, RSNs could be spun off

Hawthorne Sal

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