Sep 242022

CBC – Fifth Estate – Sex and shame in Canada’s national game

SportsNet – Grant – Hockey Canada hearings resume Oct. 4; board members to testify, Nicholson to appear later

TSN – Dorion says ongoing NHL investigation hasn’t impacted roster decisions, negotiations

SportsNet – As Senators prepare for season with expectations, Hockey Canada investigation lingers

Sal says you don’t need an abacus to figure out who’s under scrutiny. Take the team roster of who was in London that night less the players who have issued exculpatory statements leaves those under suspicion. Not even as complicated as Euclid.

Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.


Werewolves of London

TSN – CP – Nicholson, Skinner among those summoned to testify on Parliament Hill

SportsNet – Flames’ Dube cooperating ‘any way possible’ with 2018 Hockey Canada investigations

TSN – CP – Batherson ‘co-operating’ with Hockey Canada investigations

Paulick Report – Paulick – View From The Eighth Pole: Marriage Of Online Sports And Horse Betting Is In Racing’s Best Interest

View image on TwitterFinal Glen Todd Dispersal Sale

Friday November 04, 2022

Saturday November 05, 2022

Garden and Gun – 11th Annual Keeneland Cocktail Brunch

Diageo Unveils Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey -

SportsNet – Davidi – Judge rules the night, putting Blue Jays’ playoff plans on hold

TSN – Judge hits 61st home run to tie Maris’ American League record

Sports Business Journal – Aaron Judge’s 61st home run delights Toronto crowd

There is a difference between comparing with past eras and competing with them. Comparing is fun. Competing is annoying. We can compare Judge’s dominance with Ruth’s or Barry Bonds’s, but we don’t need Judge to undo the feats (or misdeeds) of 1998 and 2001. This is a beautiful, messy sport with a long, beautiful, messy history. Sometimes, a great player has a special season. That is Aaron Judge in 2022. It doesn’t have to be more, or less, than that.

Sports Illustrated – Rosenberg – Aaron Judge Makes History, but 61 Is Not the Record

TDN – 1/ST Racing & Gaming Unveiled

National Post – Frank Stronach: The importance of a healthy diet

DRF – McGee – Geroux breaks with longtime agent Bredar

Bloodhorse – Angst – Gulfport Looks for First Grade 1 Victory in Champagne

FiveThirtyEight – Hermsmeyer – The Best Red Zone Teams Are The Ones That Get There


TDN – Chris Griffin Named New Track Announcer at Monmouth Park

Front Office Sports – Judge Declares Pittsburgh’s ‘Jock Tax’ Unconstitutional

Los Angeles Times – Dave Chappelle sings Radiohead, plus everything else that happened at Taylor Hawkins tribute

Rolling Stone – Kreps – See Alanis Morissette Sing ‘You Oughta Know’ With Foo Fighters at Tribute for Her Former Drummer Taylor Hawkins

You Oughta Know

You Learn

ET Canada – Atad – Miley Cyrus, Pink, Alanis Morissette & Many More Pay Tribute To Taylor Hawkins At L.A. Memorial Concert

Forbes – Baltin – ‘A Farewell To Kings’: Foo Fighters Lead Triumphant, Emotional L.A. Tribute To Beloved Taylor Hawkins

Canada’s National Observer – McDiarmid – ‘This is what’s in danger’: Requiem for the Holland Marsh

Bloodhorse – Gantz – Mr. Big Filly Tops Fasig-Tipton CA Sale at $250,000

TDN – Ross and Martini – Mr. Big Filly Tops ‘Solid’ Fasig-Tipton California Sale

Bloodhorse – Racing Post – Thomas – Sister to Blackbeard Goes for €2.6M at Goffs Orby Sale

The Ringer – Walker – Darling, You Should Worry

TDN – Letter to the Editor: Frederick B. Peterson, VMD

Paulick Report – Ramey: Is That Hoof Supplement Actually Helping Your Horse?

TDN – Bill Finley – Two Trainers, Jockey, Suspended After Searches at Parx

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Jockey, Two Trainers Summarily Suspended at Parx

Paulick Report – J.N. Campbell – Illegal Electrical Device, Syringes Found In Pennsylvania Derby Day Searches At Parx Racing

National Post – Frank Stronach: The importance of a healthy diet

Ron Finley Project

Los Angeles Times – Abdurraqib – 50 years ago, Roxy Music invented rock’s future. Now they’re taking a well-deserved bow

The Ringer – Hyden – A Lion Unleashed: The Enduring Legacy of Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy”

Los Angeles Times – Appleford – Creem has risen: A once-extinct rock magazine is on a quest to make itself vital again


ESPN – Wyshynski – Bold predictions for all 32 NHL teams: Patrick Kane trade destination, first coach fired, next wave of 100-point scorers

The Ringer – Lindbergh – Albert Pujols’s March to 700 Was a Shocking Swan Song

National Post – Tumilty – Canada removes all COVID-19 border requirements, ending vaccine, mask mandates for travellers

“Three other jockeys break the rules and we’re the only ones who get penalized like this?” Fincher said. “It’s stupid, asinine, moronic. I’m all for HISA and the medication side of it. The rest of it they’re screwing up pretty good in my opinion.”

Paulick Report – Paulick – ‘Stupid, Asinine, Moronic’: Four HISA Riding Crop Violations In One Race, Including $108,000 DQ

TDN – Fasig California Sale To Be Held Tuesday

Science Daily – NASA’s DART mission hits asteroid in first-ever planetary defense test

TDN – Eurton, Wolfendale, Hazelton To Host Eclipse Awards

Front Office Sports – Poindexter – Dude Perfect Aims for $100M Sports and Entertainment Center


Paulick Report – Turf Paradise Making Changes To Improve Track Safety; HISA Promises To Get Involved If Fatality Rate Remains High

Sports Illustrated – Walters – Crusaders and Vultures and Renegades: ‘S— Is Cutthroat’ in the Valley of the Sun

Canada’s National Observer – Fawcett-Atkins – The fate of your food rests with Canada’s native bees

Bees in your Garden Not your Bonnet and other Sundre News

Bloodhorse – Perez – Gun Runner’s Impact Proliferates After Banner Weekend

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Snyder – Coast-to-coast in 40 hours: how horse transport nowadays is a case of travelling light

TDN – Staying Superstar Stradivarius Retired To Stud

The Ringer – Sherman – Winners and Losers of NFL Week 3

Sports Business Journal – NFL owners changing stance on ousting Snyder

Sal says that Suns’ and Mercury’s owner Sarver had sufficient sense to put the teams up for sale before his behaviuor did any further damage to the price. Snyder’s not that savvy.

Southern Living – Cribb – 3 Things You’ll Only Find in a Church Cookbook 

Garden and Gun – CJ Lotz – The Southerners’ Big Fall Reading List

Front Office Sports – U.S. Sports Betting Companies Jostle Over a Key Moment for the Industry

Sports Illustrated – Postins – MLB, NBA, NHL Considering Buying Bally Sports

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Multiple Records Raise the Bar at Keeneland September

Thoroughbred Daily News – Martini – Record-Setting Keeneland September Sale Strong to the Finish

Paulick Report – ‘This Sale Went Beyond Our Expectations’: Keeneland September Concludes With Records For Gross, Average, Median

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Flightline Gets Back to Work Following Pacific Classic

Sal says that 48 flat for four furlongs doesn’t look that ouchy. Stay tuned.

TDN – Bill Finley – Parx Investigation Finds Contraband, Suspensions Expected

FiveThirtyEight – Rogers and Qamar – How Americans Feel About Republican Governors Sending Migrants To Blue Cities

Pure fucking bullshit grandstanding hotdogging political stunts that exemplify these Governors lack of concern for anything else other than getting elected again. Why were the migrants sent where they were instead of to Mar-a-Lago where the fucking uses loudmouth asshole who promised to build a wall to keep the immigrants out and make Mexico pay for it resides, but succeeded in only bluster and some outsize contracts for his cronies.

The Nosher – Rosh Hashanah Food – 45 Vegetarian Rosh Hashanah Recipes That Everyone Will Love!

The Nosher – 11 Essential Brisket Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

The Nosher – Sarna – 9 Things to Do with Leftover Brisket

The Vegan Holiday – Vegan Brisket

Young American

The Nosher – Sass – Why Sephardic Jews Eat Fish for Rosh Hashanah

Garden and Gun – Ten Champions of Conservation

SportsNet – AP – Cardinals’ Albert Pujols hits 700th home run to join Bonds, Aaron and Ruth

The New Yorker – Ala – A Portrait of David Bowie as an Alienated Artist

Under Pressure

The Ringer – Sohi – What Do We Actually Know About What Led to Ime Udoka’s Suspension?

Sports Business Journal – Celtics suspend head coach Ime Udoka for violation of team policies

Sal says that the Celtics, unlike the NFL and Hockey Canada acted promptly and seriously.

Front Office Sports – Perez – ESPN Milwaukee Sidelines Brett Favre Amid Welfare Scandal

Front Office Sports – Poindexter – Phoenix Suns Sale Could Top $2.5B

Bloodhorse – Rollins – Wallace Lands Keeneland Book 6 Opening Session Topper

TDN – Lord Nelson Filly Tops Penultimate Session of Keeneland September


Paulick Report – Commissioning Storms To Victory In ‘Win And You’re In’ Rockfel

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Godfrey – Breeders’ Cup Challenge: Flying Honours bids to follow in Frankel’s footsteps

Paulick Report – Voss – Racetrack Farriers’ Post-HISA Woes Continue As They Struggle With Rapid Shoe Wear

Sports Illustrated – Traina – Yankees Arrogance and Greed on Full Display With Aaron Judge’s Home Run Chase

Bloodhorse – Keickhefer – 2023 Illinois Schedule Returns T’breds to Summer Dates

Bloodhorse – Kieckhefer – ‘Hawthorne Casino is Coming,’ Says Track Executive

Sports Business Journal – Broughton – 2022 Minor League Markets: Charleston’s Holy Trinity

Front Office Sports – Perez – Brett Favre Linked to Welfare Scandal, Possible Charges

Hawthorne Sal

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