Oct 052022

PNAS – Clark, Springmann, Rayner and Harrington – Estimating the environmental impacts of 57,000 food products

Sal says with 57 X 10³ varieties Mr. Heinz must be envious.

Mr. Farmer

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

Albert Einstein

Have You Ever Seen The Rain

Pursue science because it is knowledge, because it broadens our horizons. There is so much more to be discovered.

Gerhard Herzberg

Friday November 04, 2022

Saturday November 05, 2022

John Charles Heath

A celebration of life will be held at the Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515 – 118 Ave. NW, on Wednesday, October 19th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Ballrooms 105-106.

Garden and Gun – 11th Annual Keeneland Cocktail Brunch


Diageo Unveils Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - BevNET.com

Won’t Get Fooled Again

The Globe and Mail – Robertson – Andrea Skinner’s resignation from Hockey Canada not enough to make meaningful change at organization, MPs say

SportsNet – Sport minister says Hockey Canada leadership still must change after chair resigns

National Post – Member of Parliamentary committee applauds Skinner’s resignation from Hockey Canada

TSN – AHL’s Condors fire head athletic trainer after felony offences charges

Sports Business Journal – NHL’s Bettman unhappy with handling of Hockey Canada scandal

Bloodhorse – Gash – Sycamore Draws Stacked Lineup for Keeneland Turf


Bloodhorse – McCroskey – Andthewinneris Oscar Worthy in Bourbon Stakes

TDN – Andthewinneris Leads Home Oscar Performance Exacta in Bourbon

Paulick Report – ‘He Doesn’t Seem Like A 2-Year-Old’: Packs A Wahlop Breeders’ Cup Bound After Zuma Beach Win

ESPN – Wyshynski – Predicting every NHL team’s finish in the 2022-23 standings

The Ringer – Sherman – Winners and Losers of NFL Week 5

TDN – Jimmy Creed Colt Solidifies His Spot in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

Bloodhorse – Rollins – Private Creed Sets Stakes Record in Indian Summer

Bloodhorse – Rollins –  Malathaat Completes Keeneland G1 Trifecta for Pletcher

TDN – Malathaat Cruises to Spinster Victory

Bloodhorse – Nagirroc Punches Breeders’ Cup Ticket in Futurity

TDN – Lea’s Nagirroc Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth with Futurity Win

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Baaeed’s six steps to Group 1 greatness – according to Jim Crowley

TDN – Baffert Colts by Justify Run 1-2; Winner named ‘Rising Star’

Paulick Report – Willis Horton, Owner Of Champions Will Take Charge, Take Charge Brandi, Dies At 82

TSN – CP – Hockey Canada’s Skinner resigns as interim chair of board of directors

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

Deadspin – Fels – Sports would be all right if it wasn’t for the organizations that run them

The Ringer – Baker – Hope Spirals Eternal for the New York Mets

Been in this game one-hundred years, but I see new ways to lose ’em I never knew existed before.

Casey Stengel

Deadspin – Beckwith – For its next trick, the Mariners will juggle orcas while unicycling over a volcano

Sports Illustrated – McDaniel – Mariners Dance on Blue Jays’ Field After Record Comeback to Eliminate Toronto

ESPN – Mariners erase 7-run deficit, sweep Blue Jays with 10-9 win

Bloodhorse – Rollins – Forte Edges Loggins for Breeders’ Futurity Score

Paulick Report – ‘He Didn’t Even Let Me Ride Him That Well’: Forte Survives Stretch Battle, Objection To Win Breeders’ Futurity

Bloodhorse – Rollins – And Tell Me Nolies Rallies to Take Chandelier

TDN – And Tell Me Nolies Gives Arrogate 2yo SoCal Stakes Sweep

BC native Peter Redekop had a good day all around as his 3 year old Apprehend, a son of Arrogate out of the Alberta and BC raced mare, Hero’s Amor, pulled away in Santa’s second race an Allowance NW3 $80,000 optional claiming.

Surfin USA

Southern Living – 45 Fall Cookie and Cookie Bar Recipes Every Baker Needs To Try

The TakeOut – Lee – Prepare for the Butter Shortage

The Colts’ 12-9 overtime victory was so rancid that even the biggest NFL fan had to be searching cable for a Golden Girls marathon on the Hallmark Channel. Neither team could score a touchdown.

Deadspin – Brady knows best: NFL chock full of bad football

Bloodhorse – Gantz – Cave Rock Moves to 3-for-3 With American Pharoah Win

TDN – Baffert Saddles Super as Cave Rock Dominates American Pharoah

Paulick Report – Cave Rock Romps To Victory In ‘Win and You’re In’ American Pharoah As Baffert Runners Dominate Finish

Sal says that CDI could not have been too enamoured with Baffert having the top 4 2 year olds in California who will all be vying for a spot i the 2023 Kentucky Derby.

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Annapolis Sets Sail for BC Mile With Turf Mile Victory

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Birdcatcher: the 19th century sire who transformed the reputation of Irish racing

TDN – War Like Goddess Beats The Boys in Turf Classic, BC Turf Next

Sports Business Journal – Broughton – NHL starting new season with 70 corporate sponsors

Front Office Sports -Why MLS, NBA, and NHL Clubs Are Investing In Brain Training

Sal says that the brain training should be used in the owners’ and executive booths as well.

Front Office Sports – Al Michaels Put on a Clinic During Disgusting Colts-Broncos ‘Thursday Night Football’ Game

Sal says that when you get a low scoring boring game like the Colts-Broncos the media always tries to portray it as an epic defensive battle. Where’s the truth in sports broadcasting it’s fucking brutal offenses not good defense.

Speaking of mislabeling what’s with this plant-based moniker that’s become the go to buzzword in the food industry. Grass fed beef is plant based so it must fit their definition.

Paulick Report – ‘I Don’t See Any Chance To Turn This Around’: Breeders Dismayed As New Mexico Race Dates Continue To Decline

Bon Appetit – Goldstein – This Is Officially the Worst Way to Eat a Pizza

Bon Appetit – Working A Shift At A Classic New York Pizzeria

The Yanks keep laffing at the rest of the world for being on the metric system, but they have adopted it in all their industries cuz it makes sense.

Bloodhorse – Wonder Wheel Edges Chop Chop in Alcibiades

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Gretzky the Great Retired to Stud at Ocala Stud

Bloodhorse – Justify Debut Winner Added to F-T October Digital Sale

ESPN – Keim – Lawyers for Commanders staff blast ex-chair’s ‘stunning hypocrisy’

Los Angeles Times – Making the radical case for Sinéad O’Connor: She was right all along

TDN – Delight Gives Mendelssohn First Black-Type Win in Jessamine

Paulick Report – The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Breeders’ Cup CEO Drew Fleming

National Post – Hockey Canada’s descent into scandal: From ‘custodians of the game’ to ‘toxic’ status

“The logic of their entrenchment is beyond reason … it’s just mind-blowing,” said Paloma Raggo, a professor at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration who teaches philanthropy and non-profit leadership.

“Are they willingly trying to sink this organization?”

TSN – Expert baffled by Hockey Canada response to scandals: ‘Never seen anything like this’

SportsNet – Wickenheiser calls for Hockey Canada change: ‘Lights will always be on in rinks’


Sports Business Journal – Silverman – Coyotes on Campus

Bardown – The top 5 mullets in NHL history

National Post – Carson Jerema: It’s now Danielle Smith vs. Justin Trudeau

Sal says that it’s time for Alberta politicians to quite blaming Justin Trudeau for everything that’s wrong with this province and start working to make this a better and more prosperous province.

Canada’s National Observer – Fawcett – Hurricane Danielle set to slam Alberta with Category 5 shitstorm

The Horses – Clark Kent – Announcement: Dawn Lupul to join Horse Racing Alberta

Sal says that now Horse Racing Alberta is paying the salaries of two people to do exactly the same thing – sweet fuck all.

Sal says Danielle will go to Number 1 with a bullet on Sal’s list if she cleans out the deadwood at Horse Racing Alberta and asks the janitor to turn out the lights.

14th Hungarian Rhapsody

Edmonton Journal – Taniguchi – ‘It felt pretty darn good’: Alberta man grows largest pumpkin ever in Canada

Bullet With Butterfly Wings

The Athletic – Godin – Inside the Canadiens’ attempt to prove that players’ hockey sense can be taught and developed

Sal says that you can teach hockey sense, but there’s a couple of tgings that you can’t teach speed and common sense.

Common sense is not so common. 


FiveThirtyEight – 2022-23 NHL Predictions


Sports Business Journal – Silverman – SBJ Q&A: Gary Bettman

Los Angeles Times – Veta – What’s so controversial about the new Anthony Bourdain book? Plenty, it turns out

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Sigmund Freud (Maybe)

Garden and Gun – Lotz – The Great Southern Fall Cookbook Roundup


Bloodhorse – Racing Post – Frankel Colt Fetches Over $2.3M as Tatts Book 1 Closes


Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Lees – I should be so lucky – 20-year-old Kylee Jordan set to debut at Breeders’ Cup on Iowa star 

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Bloodhorse – Perez – Breeders’ Cup Looms as Keeneland Fall Meet Begins

TDN – Keeneland Opens With a Trio of Breeders’ Cup Qualifiers

ESPN – Olivieri – Brett Favre’s involvement in Mississippi welfare scandal draws outrage and indifference

TDN – PointsBet, 1/ST Technology Announce Partnership

Front Office Sports – McCarthy and Perez – ESPN Nearing New Partnership Deal with DraftKings

Paulick Report – Voss – Top Arapahoe Trainer Summarily Suspended After Syringes Found In Barn Rafters; Mitchell Suspects Foul Play

Paulick Report – Charles Fipke, Eurico Rosa Da Silva Among 2022 Inductees To Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame

Here Comes The Rain Again

Southern Living – Baer – It’s Here! Hallmark Announces Full Holiday Movie Schedule

Sal says he included the above list so you know what to avoid.

Sports Illustrated – Orr – It’s More Than Fair to Start Pointing a Finger At Russell Wilson

The Giants Win the Pennant

People will always make comparisons. 

Don DeLillo

Sometime about Midnight

Offside – Sciola – Canadiens fans will soon be challenged with in-game escape room

Edmonton Journal – Murray – Tasting Notes: Lambrusco dreams spark new, Indigenous-owned wine label

Tomato Wheels

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Third Quarter U.S. Thoroughbred Handle Rises 1.8%

TDN – Wagering, Purses Up in September

It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car.

Michael Pollan

At the Hundredth Meridian

Sal says that unfortunately this song may be the only geography that most Canadians know.

Los Angeles Times – Jarvie – After Hurricane Ian, a low-lying Florida city starts to rebuild. Should it?

Sal says that farmers don’t build their barns in low lying areas.

Garden and Gun – NOAA – How Ian Changed the Coastline of Southwest Florida

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Turf Mile Field of 12 Loaded With Six Grade 1 Winners

Tiny Dancer

ESPN – ‘Offer is still valid’: Auction house prepared to pay $2 million for Aaron Judge’s historic HR ball

Sal says that isn’t the baseball tradition to throw the ball back when the visiting team hits a home run.

Paulick Report – Breeders’ Futurity: Hopeful Winner Forte Tops Field Of 14 Juveniles Chasing Breeders’ Cup Dreams

Paulick Report – Willman – Impressive First-Out Winner Justique Headlines Saturday’s Chandelier

National Post – Tim Hortons cancels sponsorship of Hockey Canada’s men’s programs

We’ve communicated to Hockey Canada on many occasions that the organization needs to take strong and definitive action before it can regain the faith and trust of Canadians,” a Tim Hortons spokesperson wrote in an email to TSN. “We’re deeply disappointed in the lack of progress that Hockey Canada has made to date. We officially informed Hockey Canada this week that we have pulled out of all men’s hockey programming for the 2022-23 season, including the men’s world junior championships.

“We continue to fund Canada’s women’s and para hockey teams, as well as youth hockey.”

TSN – Westhead – Corporate partners discuss permanently ending relationship with Hockey Canada

SportsNet – Tim Hortons, Scotiabank pull Hockey Canada sponsorship for men’s programs in 2022-23

MLB Player Policies

Baseball.ca National Code of Conduct

Field Hockey Canada -Code of Conduct and Ethics.pdf

Sports Business Journal – Thorns, Red Stars owners step aside while NWSL investigates

CBC – Peterson – Probe of NWSL finds systemic emotional abuse, sexual misconduct, impacting many

Gymnopédie No.1


TDN – Gulfstream Announces Significant Purse Increases for Championship Meet

TDN – RTCA to Host Faith, Hope and Love Night at Keeneland During Breeders’ Cup Week

Somebody to Love

The Ringer – Have the Bears Failed Justin Fields, or Was He Never That Guy to Begin With?

Front Office Sports – Poindexter – Report Alleges Chess Grandmaster Cheated in Over 100 Games

Canada’s National Observer – Baker – I swam with the salmon — they taught me about dignity and strength

National Post – Rogers Waters’ latest claim is he was put on ‘kill list’ by Ukraine

Sal says it would appear that Waters’ claims are a result of his brain getting comfortably numb far too many times for its own good.  What happened to the days when he didn’t want to become another brick in the wall.

There are three side effects of acid: enhanced long-term memory, decreased short-term memory, and I forget the third.

Timothy Leary

BigThink – Seigel – Why the Moon’s two faces are so different

Brain Damage

Sal says that if you didn’t see that one coming go back to listening to your pop or country crap.

Garden and Gun – Liles – The Tortoises of Camp Shelby

Bloodhorse – Breeders’ Cup Contenders Already Training at Keeneland

Bloodhorse – Racing Post – Thomas – Frankel Colt is Year’s Most Expensive Yearling at $3.3M

Bloodhorse – Gulfstream to Raise Maiden and Allowance Purses

The Hustle – Crockett – How one of America’s last piano manufacturers stays alive

Rocket Man

Sal says What! You were expecting Billy Joel.

FiveThirtyEight – Nerkar – Aaron Judge Isn’t The New Home Run King. He’s Something More.

Sal says that Judge’s Yankee teammates showed a touch of class when they stood back and let him run the bases and take the accolades.

Sports Illustrated – Verducci – Aaron Judge: The Authentic Home Run King

ESPN – Rivera – New York Yankees star Aaron Judge launches 62nd home run, sets AL single-season record

TSN – Phillips – Judge, Pujols milestones showcase baseball at its best

Conservative MP John Nater called the minutes “deeply troubling” deeming they displayed that Hockey Canada “is more concerned about shifting the narrative than actually meaningfully implementing change.” As he stated, the minutes directed Hockey Canada “to get the message into the public, get ahead of communication and shift the narrative (to be) the National Equity Fund is in place to protect children or programs and to take care of any victims, settlement payments must be viewed in a positive manner not a negative manner.”

The questioning was contentious throughout with the committee chair and MPs repeatedly voicing their frustration, as Julian stated, that Hockey Canada’s “transparency has not been forthcoming.”

The Hockey News – Kennedy – What You Need To Know After Hockey Canada’s Hearing From Oct. 4

Sal says that some MP should have had the balls to walk up to Skinner and tell her to get her ass out of the Hockey Canada Chair the moment she commented that she’d “had very little time to prepare for this hearing.” You’re the interim Chair of the Board of Hockey Canada and you claim you’ve had little time to prepare for hearings that you had weeks of notice that they were coming. Her attitude shows just how little effort is put in by the entire Hockey Canada Board and executives.

The Hockey News – Tovell – Hockey Quebec Freezes Sending Registration Fees To Hockey Canada

SportsNet – Report: Hockey Canada had second fund for handling sexual assault claims

National Post – Nardi – Hockey Canada stuns MPs by telling Parliament the organization is a victim of ‘cynical attacks’

Skinner told the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage that the Board “frankly does not share the view that senior leadership should be replaced on the basis of what we consider to be substantial misinformation and unduly cynical attacks.”

SportsNet – Grant – MPs upset as Hockey Canada interim chair defends embattled CEO Smith at hearing

That Skinner is so far out of touch with her responsibilities as a Board member that it’s scary to think that someone like her got appointed to the Board of Hockey Canada.

Time for the provincial hockey organizations that elect the Board to step up and fire these fucking jerks who seem to think they’re above the law of the land.

Los Angeles – Times – Column: Manon Rheaume, the first woman to play in an NHL game, continues to break barriers

Sports Illustrated – Williams – Poker World Rocked by Cheating Allegations During Live Stream Show

CBC – Stechyson – Cheating scandal rocks fishing world after lead weights found in winning catch

Front Office Sports – Saudi Arabia Awarded Asian Winter Games


Bloodhorse – Byron King – Texas Congressman Introduces Legislation to Delay HISA

Paulick Report – HISA, Fan Engagement Among Key Topics At International Conference Of Horseracing Authorities

Rhapsody in Blue

“We’re taking one of the most nostalgic McDonald’s experiences and literally repackaging it in a new way that’s hyper-relevant for our adult fans,” said Tariq Hassan, McDonald’s USA Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer. “I can’t wait to give fans a unique piece of art and culture as we dive headfirst into the dynamic world of Cactus Plant Flea Market together next week. With menu favorites like the Big Mac and McNuggets at the center of this collab, this is another way we’re reigniting a new generation’s love for our food and the brand.”

McDonald’s – McDonald’s USA x Cactus Plant Flea Market

You’re only religious when it suits you.

Tony Soprano

The Hustle – Crockett – America’s favorite family outings are increasingly out of reach

Ravel, La Valse

Bloodhorse – Racing Post – Burton – Soumillon Loses Aga Khan Retainer

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – ‘I don’t think he did anything blatantly wrong’ – Rich Strike trainer stands by his man after 15-day ban

Paulick Report – Paulick – Rich Strike Owner May File Protest Over Hot Rod Charlie’s Footwear In Lukas Classic

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Leon Suspended 15 Days for Lukas Classic Interference

TDN – Bill Finley – Leon Suspended for Ride on Rich Strike

Paulick Report – ‘It’s Horse Racing, Not Jockey Racing’: Migliore Doesn’t Believe Sonny Leon’s Saddle Slipped

Arthur’s Theme

The Ringer – Hill – The Gambler Who Conquered Vegas Golf

Bloodhorse – Precious – Regulators Take Key Step to Add Casinos to Downstate NY

Los Angeles Times – Luna and Willon – Dueling sports betting measures appear headed to defeat despite record spending, poll finds

TDN – Martini – Action Steady As Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Concludes

The NFL has always come with an inherent tension as a viewer. The sport is thrilling, a near-perfect television experience, but those who play it suffer for our escapism. I agree with Koster that we owe it to the players to not close our eyes on pro football’s ills. One can have nuance and balance on the topic without wanting to ban the sport entirely.

The Athletic – Deitsch – Tua Tagovailoa and the hard truth of showing replays

Sports Illustrated – Breer – The Impact of Tua Tagovailoa’s Concussion Is Already Clear


Bloodhorse – Chesser – Integrity, Fan Growth Focus of International Conference

TDN – Dr. Mary Scollay Named Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit Chief of Science

Paulick Report – Organizers Of Horse Racing Women’s Summit Plan ‘Pop-Up’ Event Around Keeneland’s Breeders’ Cup

TDN – Martini – Uncle Mo Filly on Top at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Opener

TDN – Thornton – NY Amends Licensing Requirements for Jockey Agents

Paulick Report – New Mother Sophie Doyle Back In The Saddle At Keeneland; Racing Return Uncertain

The Bitter Southerner – Shane Mitchell – Blood, Sweat and Tears

God Bless the Child

TSN – CP – Hockey Canada’s board chairs to answer to feds, Nicholson deferred to later date

FiveThirtyEight – Planos – The Perfect College Football Tailgate

Sports Business Journal – Ourand – SBJ Media: Football makes Dish think twice

TSN – ESPN – Holmes – Suns likely to fetch record sale price for an NBA team, bankers say

Hawthorne Sal

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