Gastro Obscura – Hubbell – This Depression-Era Science Trick Transforms Water Into Pie
Toronto Sun – Kryk – SPECIAL REPORT, PART 1: Questionable ways Hockey Canada handled 2018 gang-rape allegation ‘bother’ board governance expert
Toronto Sun – Kryk – SPECIAL REPORT, PART 2: Concerns mount surrounding Hockey Canada’s handling of alleged 2018 gang-rape
Toronto Sun – Kryk – SPECIAL REPORT, Part 3: Nothing wrong with existence of Hockey Canada’s unfairly described ‘slush fund’ but …
Garden and Gun – 11th Annual Keeneland Cocktail Brunch
ESPN – Major League Baseball passes significant rules changes including pitch clock, banning defensive shifts
Sal says that if the intent of MLB was to speed up the games and make them more exciting, the pitch clock is a fine idea that is easily enforceable, but the rules banning defensive shifts could very easily become counter-productive. If the umpiring crew is constantly reviewing plays to ensure that there wasn’t an improper shift on a play that’s going to eat up any time gained with the pitch clock and require more manpower to police.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
FiveThirtyEight – O’Connell – Aaron Judge’s Historic Season Keeps Rolling — Even When His Teammates Fall Flat
Rabble – Darling – Sex work: a contemporary identity rooted in labour
Vulture – The Best Books of 2022 (So Far)
Sexual assault among players, concussions, or —God forbid — politics? It’s not that the NFL has completely ignored any of these problems, but that they know their fans are equally eager as the league to move on from them.
But having survived all of those intact, NFL has learned not to take any new mess too seriously. After all, there’s always something.
Goodell deployed his usual strategy: Look grave, be vaguely apologetic, say things like “there is work to do,” and run out the clock.
I’ll confess: I find myself less angry about this than I used to be. I’ve sort of come to terms with the fact that the league can get away with murder, perhaps literally — and that there may be no way to hold it to account.
Football is as American as cold beer and hot dogs. And no one wants to know how hot dogs are made. They just want to eat them.
The Intelligencer – Leitch – The NFL Is America’s Best Crisis-Management Company
Sports Business Journal – NFL Season Preview
Arizona Republic – Romero – Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill set for father’s Ring of Honor ceremony, sportsbook opening
Paulick Report – Back Ring – September 10, 2022 – Keeneland September Yearling Sale Preview
Front Office Sports – McCarthy – ESPN Expands Betting Content With Eye Toward Own Sportsbook
National Post – What about the King of hockey? With the death of the Queen, what to put on our coins?
Sal says the solutions simple – stick with tradition and put the new King on or else we’ll be debating this ad infinitum.
The Cut – Petrarca – The Queen Sure Did Love to Color-Coordinate
TDN – Colonial Downs Meeting Shatters Records
Sympathy For The Devil
DRF – Goulding – Greek Geek, Regal Max square off in Breeders’ on Alberta Fall Classic Day
Esquire – Shaw – The Eighty-Yard Run
Music fathoms the sky.
Spin – Whitaker – The Struts Open Up About Taylor Hawkins Tributes and New Music on ‘Lipps Service’
Yahoo!news – Green – Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was ‘last of a dying breed’, says friend
Sports Business Journal – NFL season kicks off to fanfare at SoFi Stadium
LA Rams – Plaschke – Column: Rams left humbled as Super Bowl repeat quest begins with an ugly whimper
The Ringer – Nora, Ben and Steven – Bills Make a Statement on Opening Night
The Ringer – Josh Allen’s Incredible Accuracy Makes the Bills Unstoppable
Cincinnati Enquirer – DeLetter – Wanna bet? Cincinnati Reds approved for Ohio sports betting license, Bengals still pending
Sal says that with the 2022- 23 NFL, NHL and NBA seasons featuring many more states and provinces offering both in person and online sports betting and many more opening up in the next few months it will be interesting to see if there’s any negative impact on the North American thoroughbred handle.
Horse racing must remember that it is competing for the gambling $$$$ against an ever increasing set of competitors and the same old set of competitors with new twists.
CTV News – Arsenych – New Lotto 6/49 draw starts next week and these are the rules
Sports Illustrated – Selbe – MLB to Vote on Rule Changes That Could Change Game Pace, per Reports
Sports Illustrated – Verducci – Everything You Need to Know About MLB’s Rule Changes
Sal says that the major and minor tracks across North America need to start working together to deal with the timing of races so that you don’t have 3 tracks at post at the same instant.
Front Office Sports – Gentrup – NFL Dominates World’s Most Valuable Sports Team Rankings
Canadian Gaming Business- – iGaming Ontario releases long-awaited Ontario market report
Canadian Gaming Business – More than half of Ontario sports bettors used grey-market apps pre-legalization
Sal says that the UCP leadership candidates should be providing the province with details about how they’re going to ensure that sports and other online gambling tax revenue remains in the province of Alberta rather than some Quebecois copycat sovereignty scheme that’s destined to fail in Alberta.
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Athletic – Vardon – 50 years after Americans refused medals in protest, some are still missing
Sportsnet – Flames’ Nazem Kadri makes $1 million donation to hometown hospital
Bloodhorse – McIngvale Among Five to be Honored by NTWAB
Bloodhorse – Angst – CDI, FanDuel Announce Multi-Year Content Agreement
Metro Southeast: Beaumont to Edmonton via 50 Street, Mill Woods Transit Centre, and south terminus of the future Valley Line LRT. Runs every 30 minutes at peaks, hourly for mid-day. Adds trips in the morning and evening to Edmonton International Airport.
Metro South Airport/Metro South: Connects Century Park Transit Station to Highway 2 in South Edmonton. Airport service every 30 minutes 4 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily. A second route runs during morning peaks from EIA to Leduc to Century Park, and with direct service from Century Park to Leduc in the evening.
Edmonton Journal – Boothby – Edmonton would pay $7.2 million annually for regional transit with 11 routes starting next year
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
John Kenneth Galbraith
TDN – Keeneland September to Offer VR 360 Experience
Canada’s National Observer – Bulowski – How Pierre Poilievre rose to front-runner status in the Conservative leadership race
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
Southern Living – Overdeep – Remembering Queen Elizabeth’s 2007 Kentucky Derby Visit
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Muscat – Thanks ma’am: celebrating Her Majesty’s 70-year reign as racing’s number one supporter
Bloodhorse – Racing Post – Sexton – QE II Leaves Significant Thoroughbred Breeding Legacy
Bloodhorse – Buckingham Palace Announces Death of Queen Elizabeth II
National Post – CP – ‘A constant presence’: Trudeau says Canadians will remember the Queen’s wisdom and warmth
The Guardian – Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, dies aged 96
It’s The Time of the Season
The Athletic – McIndoe – Let’s build some all-time NHL rosters in the two-digit jersey number game
Sal says that McIndoe must have spent a lot of time in his parents’ backseat on long boring road trips.
Smells Like Teen Spirit
The Bitter Southerner – Guess – The Path of Resistance
National Post – Chris Selley: Why wasn’t Myles Sanderson in jail?
Los Angeles Times – Solis – When it comes to fighting climate change, California says consider the beaver
Horse Race Insider – Pricci – A SARATOGA WRAP INCLUDING HRI’s TAKE ON THE TRUE IMPACT PLAYERS OF SARATOGA 2022
The Man Who Sold The World
The Ringer – Baker – Everything You Wanted to Know About the Drama-Filled ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Press Tour (but Were Afraid to Ask)
Vox – Abad-Santos – The many scandals of Don’t Worry Darling, explained
National Post – Dawson – Exclusive: Jordan Peterson hits back at director Olivia Wilde over ‘this insane man’ comments
Sal says that Peterson may be ticked by Wilde calling him insane to pump up her show’s ratings but he probably doesn’t mind the extra publicity selling more of his books and tickets on his ranting tour.
Sal says that Frank probably borrows more from JR than Peterson.
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.
Hunter S. Thompson
Los Angeles Times – Saad – Harry Styles himself joins the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ spit joke bandwagon
Southern Living – 36 Easy Recipes You Can Make with Rotisserie Chicken
Sal says that if you make a recipe with Rotisserie Chicken you’re defeating the purpose of buying a Rotisserie Chicken in the first place – convenience.
Why did the lawyer’s chicken cross the road?
He had an easement.
The New Yorker – Max – Killing Invasive Species Is Now a Competitive Sport
Sal says that this song seems to be Number 1 with a bullet today.
Sal says that that every time Sal sees one of the Nirvana MTV unplugged videos he has to check to see if that’s really Dave Grohl mellowing out on drums.
TMX – Dave Grohl Plays His Heart Out on Drums … At Taylor Hawkins Show