Oct 112022

Cromwell sent a memo to Hockey Canada’s Board of Directors on Oct. 10, one day prior to the mass resignation of the board and CEO Scott Smith. “While I acknowledge the dedication and tireless work of the current members of the Board, my view is that the best interests of Hockey Canada would be served if all directors retired from office when their current terms expire at the Dec. 17 annual meeting of Members and not put their name forward for re-election,” he wrote.

The Hockey News – What You Should Know About Hockey Canada’s Interim Report

TSN  – Hockey Canada releases interim governance review report

Interim Report

SportsNet – Report: Hockey Canada governance review finds problems with six suit disclosures

National Post – ‘There’s a culture to change’: Hockey Canada resignations just ‘first step’, Trudeau says

TSN – Westhead – MPs say Hockey Canada probe will continue after departure of Smith, board members

SportsNet – CEO Scott Smith leaves Hockey Canada, entire board steps down, called a ‘great step’ by MP

TSN – CP – Smith, Hockey Canada board of directors stepping down

Sport Business Journal – CAA World Congress: NWSL’s Berman on getting reform right following Yates report

Bon Appetit – Eva Longoria Guesses Cheap vs. Expensive Wines

Wine Spectator – Sims – Bourbon Applesauce Cake with Sauternes

Neuroscience News – Men With Higher IQ More Likely to Bet on Horse Racing

Friday November 04, 2022

Saturday November 05, 2022

TDN – 2022 Breeders’ Cup Post Times and Broadcast Schedule Announced

Bloodhorse – Breeders Cup

DRF – Breeders Cup

Garden and Gun – 11th Annual Keeneland Cocktail Brunch


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Sports Illustrated – Brandt – Tua Tagovailoa’s Concussion Could Impact the Trajectory of His Career Earnings



Sacre Bleu

Southern Living – Overdeep – ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ Won’t Air On Television This Year—Here’s How To Watch

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Snyder – ‘There’s more to life beyond the reservation’ – native American teen Bryson Butterfly making mark as jockey

Bloodhorse – Asmussen Trainees Light Up Oct. 16 Keeneland Worktab

TDN – Asmussen Quintet Tunes Up for Breeders’ Cup

Paulick Report – ‘She Always Brings It’: Caravel Kicks Clear To Win Franklin At Keeneland, Possible For Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Paulick Report – Constitution Heads WinStar’s 2023 Stallion Roster, Farm Announces Fees

Los Angeles Times – Plaschke – Column: Dodgers go from biggest winners to biggest losers with worst upset in their history

The Washington Post – Suliman – Why is Britain comparing its prime minister to a lettuce?

Sal says that the Brits are not only comparing, but betting on it.

The Ringer – Herman – The British (TV) Invasion: How America Came to Love the BBC and Beyond

Sal says that British TV only resonates with the Yanks who can read at a better than grade 3 level.

The Ringer – Stefansky – British Teen Shows Shaped a Generation of Messy Weirdos

The Ringer – Sherman – Winners and Losers of NFL Week 6

Deacon Blues

After the game, Anderson spoke with reporters and shared that his actions stemmed from a disagreement he had with the coaching staff about subbing out of the game on third down. He also explained that he wanted to speak with the media because he didn’t want anybody to “have a misconception about me.”

Regardless of what happens after Week 6, Anderson’s standing with the club is firmly in question after Sunday’s blow-up. Prior to exiting, Anderson did not record a single target or reception.

Sports Illustrated – Scott – Panthers’ Robbie Anderson Explains Why He Got Kicked Out of Game

Sal says there’s no misconception about Anderson. He’s a spoiled brat entitled athlete who isn’t nearly as good as his previous coaches led him to believe and has no concept of a team. Sal says he should be on waivers today.

Canada’s National Observer – Baker – Researchers look to Canada’s oceans to sink planet-warming carbon

USA Today – Pitofsky – After 80% population drop in 4 years, Alaska cancels snow crab season in unprecedented move

Sports Business Journal – Nashville agrees to deal for domed Titans stadium

Deacon Blues

Canada’s National Observer – Meissner and Shen – Vancouver elects first Chinese-Canadian mayor

ESPN – Passan – Jeremy Pena hits 18th-inning homer as Astros sweep Mariners

Sports Illustrated – Astros Advance to ALCS After Eliminating Mariners in Historically Low-Scoring Game

Sal says that Mattress Mack and the sports books are happy about that result. The sports books cleaned up on the who’ll score a run this inning prop.

ESPN – Gonzalez – Padres eliminate Dodgers, advance to NLCS for 1st time since 1998

Los Angeles Times – Will Clayton Kershaw return to the Dodgers? Probably

Sports Illustrated – Verducci – Padres Expose Dodgers’ Flaws, Bullpen Mismanagement in Stunning Series Upset

ESPN – Rogers – Brandon Marsh, J.T. Realmuto help Phils rip Braves, reach NLCS

Canadian Thoroughbred – Morrison –  Hazelbrook Continues Dream Season for Alberta’s Keith Johns

Sports Business Journal – Barstool’s Nardini, Raiders’ Douglass Morgan talk growth of sports betting

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Fierro – Serendipitous and fortuitous meetings with the movers and shakers

Bloodhorse – Rollins – Tyler’s Tribe Takes to Turf in Keeneland Breeze

TDN – Flightline Heads BC Breezers Saturday

Paulick – Report – Willman – Watch: Flightline Pleases Sadler With Saturday Workout At Santa Anita

Bloodhorse – Flightline, Rich Strike, Hot Rod Charlie Lead BC Drills

Paulick Report – ‘I Think We Will Pre-Enter’: Rich Strike Drills At Keeneland, Could Be Pre-Entered For BC Classic, Clark Is Option

Paulick Report – Breeders’ Cup Hopefuls Jack Christopher, Search Results, Goodnight Olive Among Brown’s Keeneland Workers

The Nosher – Sass – The Jewish History of Candy Cigarettes

Bloodhorse – Milnes – Racing Post – Mishriff Set to Tackle BC Turf in Career Finale

Paulick Report – Bay Bridge Captures ‘Win and You’re In’ Champion Stakes At Ascot, Previously Unbeaten Baaeed Fourth in Swan Song

Bloodhorse – Racing Post – Dietz – Baaeed’s Unbeaten Record Ended by Bay Bridge

Paulick Report – Bayside Boy Scores 33-1 Upset In ‘Win and You’re In’ Queen Elizabeth II Stakes At Ascot

TDN – Into Mischief’s Gina Romantica Scores ‘Special’ Victory in QEII

TSN – CP – NHL investigation finds no evidence to support anonymous allegations against Lightning’s Cole

National Post – Raymond J. de Souza: Hockey’s enduring sexual depravity problem

Sal says that it’s not just hockey, it’s all sports that give the athletes an entitled attitude.

That fucking criminal Davante Adams assaulted a cameraman when he was frustrated last Sunday but the fucking enabling Roger Goodell won’t suspend him cuz he’s a football star. Adams is a fucking thug who should be treated like a thug.

Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.

Marilyn Manson

The Intelligencer – Hartmann – Trump Was Betrayed by His Diet Coke Valet


TDN – Godolphin Announces 2022 TIEA Award Winners

SportsNet – Oilers officially name Duncan Keith to player development role

Ken Holland pulled off one of the subtlest cap moves when he got Keith to retire this summer taking off $5,538,462 in cap money, then bringing Keith back and covering the $1,500,000 that he was owed for salary in 2022-2023 with $0,000,000.00 cap hit.

Los Angeles Times – Chang – Streaming brought new ways to cheat at poker. Garrett Adelstein thinks he was a victim of one.

The Star – Menon – Sun-Maid pulls a Halloween prank in a shrivelled attempt to stop trick-or-treaters from hating raisins

Paulick Report – Hackbarth – Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Unbelievable’ 47-1 Upset Brings Leitch To First World Championships

Garden and Gun does Drink and a Flick

Garden and Gun – Florio – Fantastic Southern Films—and Their Drink Pairings

Man on the Moon

The Star – Thomson – Here’s the real reason why Alberta’s Danielle Smith won’t pivot to the centre

National Post – Bieman – London police to conduct internal review of probe into two 2018 sex assault complaints involving hockey players

The Hustle – Dent – How nuns got squeezed out of the communion wafer business

Sports Business Journal – Owners slow to act on Snyder due to concerns about being exposed themselves?

Dirty Laundry

Food and Wine – We Found the Best Fast Food in Every State, and They’re All Local Obsessions

“All we ask is for people to be respectful of the culture,” Al Khater said. “At the end of the day, as long as you don’t do anything that harms other people, if you’re not destroying public property, as long as you’re behaving in a way that’s not harmful, then everybody’s welcome and you have nothing to worry about.”

ESPN – Qatar to send drunken fans to sobering-up areas during World Cup

Daily Mail – ‘Sobering tents will be used for drunk and disorderly fans’ at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar – with over 2.5MILLION supporters flocking to the host nation for the tournament that kicks off in just 50 days!

TDN – Into Mischief Tops Spendthrift’s 2023 Stud Fees

TDN – Into Mischief’s Extra Anejo Romps To ‘Stardom’ On Debut At Keeneland

High and Dry

The Guardian – Jankowicz – Climate activists dumped tomato soup over a famed Van Gogh painting in an anti-oil protest

Sal says that sometimes you just have to wander that the fuck these idiots are trying to accomplish.

If they wanted to protest oil how about heading to Qatar and throwing some soup at the World Cup.


Or Better yet do something useful

Fashion Revolution

Dedicated Follower of Fashion


Sotheby’s – Dean – The Story of Andy Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans’

Not If You Were The Last Junkie on Earth

Consumer Reports – Farrell – Cleaning Cast-Iron Pans Is Easier Than You Think

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Breeders’ Cup Challenge: Modern Games vs Inspiral as curtain comes down for 2022 on British Champions Day

Paulick Report – ‘He’s Got It All’: Brilliant Baaeed Headlines Saturday’s QIPCO Champion Stakes

TSN – ESPN – Trotter – Browns QB Watson facing new lawsuit stemming from alleged 2020 massage

TSN – Westhead – Woman says London police discouraged charges after alleged sexual assaults by two hockey players

Sal says that the city of London should invite Justice Cromwell to perform an investigation of their Keystone Cops.

Bloodhorse – Keeneland Names Mark Taylor to Board of Directors

Do not trust the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you or I were going to be hanged. 

Oliver Cromwell

ESPN – Yordan Alvarez hits historic go-ahead blast to lift Astros

Defector – Thompson – The Mighty Bat Of Yordan Alvarez Is Inescapable

Sal says that Mattress Mack should be sending free furniture to Alvarez.

TDN – Gaughan Becomes Independent Chair of Ontario Racing Board of Directors

Southern Living – McDonald – 33 Fall Soups and Stews To Keep You Warm

The Ringer – Surrey – It’s the End(s) of ‘Halloween’ As We Know It (and We Feel Fine)

The Ringer – Sherman – Matt Rhule Should Go Back to School

Front Office Sports – Poindexter – NFL Owners Tussle Over $790M Rams Settlement

Sal says that with Rams owner Stan Kroenke now changing his tune about what he agreed to pay to move the team from St. Louis to Los Angeles, Sal thinks that Snyder’s on to something about having dirt on the scumbags owners.

Front Office Sports – Poindexter – Orioles’ Finances Could Become Public As Legal Feud Continues

The Ringer – Moore – “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” and the Vindication of Green Day

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

Bloodhorse – McCroskey – Reed Leaning Toward BC Classic for Rich Strike

Paulick Report – The Jockey Club Releases 2021 Breeding Statistics

Sal says that the breeding statistics do not bode well for the future of thoroughbred racing.

Bloodhorse – Gash – OBS October Closes With Two Girvins Selling for $110K

TDN – OBS October Concludes With Open Session

Front Office Sports – Perez – Raiders’ Davante Adams Charged With Misdemeanor Assault

Experience – Callahan – These highly trained rats have sniffed out 150,000 explosives

Canada’s National Observer – Bulowski – Pierre Poilievre casts a big shadow cabinet

Sal says that Tim Horton’s must be sponsoring Poilevre’s cabinet since everyone got a participation ribbon. Sal says that 71 members in a shadow cabinet does not sound like fiscal conservatism. If any Canadian expects fiscal conservatism from a lifelong political hack they better give their head a shake.

Paulick Report – Frank Mitchell – Bloodlines Presented By No-No Cribbing Collar: A Toast To Bourbon County After A Successful Weekend For Its Sires

TSN – ESPN – Sources: Commanders’ Snyder claims to have ‘dirt’ on NFL owners

Et tu, Brute.

Julius Caesar

The Ringer – Ruiz – The Panthers’ Problems Extend Far Beyond Matt Rhule

Sports Business Journal – NHL salary cap leading to teams carrying less players

Front Office Sports – McCarthy – Disney Rings Up $90M In NHL Ad Sales For New Season

Sports Illustrated – Apstein – Jeff Luhnow’s Next Act: Soccer

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Lees – ‘I knew he was a special horse’ – Flightline’s exercise rider on the journey from Clockers’ Corner to Keeneland

The Atlantic – Laskow – America’s Lost Crops Rewrite the History of Farming

The Intelligencer – Chait – How to Make a Semi-Fascist Party

Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.

Dorothy L. Sayers

Vox – Millhiser – The Supreme Court seems absolutely flummoxed by a high-stakes case about pigs

Sal says that it’s fine and dandy to be concerned with porcine health and well being but what about the consumer who is eating meat full of steroids and antibiotics.

Paulick Report – Paulick – Pletcher Stable Graduates Excel On List Of Leading North American Sires

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Judge Rules New Mexico Not Use Purses to Pay Insurance

TDN – Judge Rules New Mexico Commission Halt Use of Purses to Pay Insurance

Bloodhorse – Gash – OBS October Yearling Sale Sees Increase in All Figures

TDN – D. J. Stable Buys Top Two at OBS October

TDN – Candy Ride’s Business Model Tops October Digital Sale

Sports Business Journal – Bill King – BetMGM opening retail sportsbook at Reds’ Great American Ball Park

Front Office Sports – P0indexter – Big Players Cut Spending to Legalize California Sports Betting

Paulick Report – Contamination Case: Harness Trainer Won’t Have To Serve Two-Year Suspension For Ractopamine

Sal says that the scary thing is that a steroid is still allowed in meat that will be consumed by humans.

Front Office Sports – Gentrup – Chicago Red Stars Players Want Owner Removed

Sports Illustrated – Koons – Paulson Removes Himself As Thorns, Timbers CEO Amid NWSL Scandal

SportsNet – AP – Mariners blow big lead as Robbie Ray gives up walk-off homer to Astros

ESPN – Passan – Yordan Alvarez hits 3-run walk-off HR as Astros win Game 1

Garden and Gun – Lotz – Literature’s Long History of Loving Swamps

Born on The Bayou

Paulick Report – Keeneland Honors Queen Elizabeth II Via Green Canopy Initiative

The Star – Leavitt – On first day in office, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith calls unvaxxed people the ‘most discriminated against group’ she’s ever seen

This is all the UCP could find to lead this province, a right wingnut who thinks the anti-vaxxers are the most discriminated against.

Garden and Gun – Burke – Fishing for Change

The Ringer – Solak – Are the Packers’ Issues About Scheme or Talent? Yes.

The Ringer – Murdock – Dame Is Doing It His Way

Boys Of Summer

Sports Illustrated – Division Series Predictions: Expert Picks for ALDS and NLDS

Sal says that the sports betting parlours are all cheering for the Astros to reach the World Series so they can handle some of Mattress Mack’s money.

Vulture – Fitzmaurice – The Live-Music Industry Is Broken

Popular Science – Neill – Use the Leidenfrost effect to make your stainless steel pan non-stick

Sports Illustrated – Koons – Photographer Files Assault Claim Against Davante Adams

SportsNet – AP source: Raiders’ Adams could be suspended for shoving stadium worker

Sports Illustrated – Selbe – Watch: Raiders Star Davante Adams Shoves Media Member to the Ground After Loss to Chiefs

Sal says that Adams should be suspended for at least 5 games and charged with assault. Time to reel in the abhorrent behaviour of the entitled spoiled brat athletes. If a fan did that to an athlete the whole gang of spoiled brats would be screaming their lungs out for retribution, but Adams thinks he can get away with it cuz he’s frustrated.

Adams should learn to watch the video before he lies about what happened.

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – McNally – Sydney vs Melbourne – but are both sides winning in Australian racing’s Civil War?

TSN – Johnson has $30M year and growing in LIV Golf


Sal says that’s all there is to say.

Front Office Sports – Poindexter – Teams Say NASCAR’s Financial Model Not Sustainable

Garden and Gun – Miles – The Return of Cormac McCarthy

Paulick Report – Irwin: Boots-On-The-Ground Investigators Can Help End Horse Racing’s PEDs Era

The Ringer – The 2022-23 NHL Season Entrance Survey

ESPN – Wyshymski – NHL to debut digitally enhanced dasherboards; virtual ads to replace traditional signage on arena rink boards

Sal’s waiting for the day that the local pub you’re watching the game at can filter out their competitors ads from the TV feed and substitute their own.

Front Office Sports – McCarthy – Amazon Is Proving It’s A Contender To Land NBA Rights

The Rabble – Hendrickson – Mother Earth says, ‘Leave it to the beavers’

Sports Business Journal – Silverman – NHL, Zamboni Company finally bring toy version of famous vehicle to market

The Ringer – Gayle – NFL Week 6 Power Rankings: NFC East on the Rise

Sports Business Journal – Panthers owe fired coach Matt Rhule $40M+

Sports Illustrated – Matt Rhule’s Firing Yields an Important Lesson for College Coaches in the NFL

Book Riot – Jensen – Book Banners Insist They Don’t Ban Books: Book Censorship News, October 7, 2022

Ironic that their fascist organization is named Moms for Liberty, but they’re loud and proud of their hypocritical demands that the right to free speech be curtailed when they ban books.

Ironic that the Moms for Liberty don’t want the school boards telling them what their children should read, but the fucking fascists jerks at Moms for Liberty want to tell the other parents what their kids can read.

Maybe we should ban fascist organizations.

Religion has caused more harm than any other idea since the beginning of time. There’s nothing good I can say about it. People use it as a crutch.

Larry Flynt

Sunshine Go Away Today

New York Classical Review – Grella – Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth” a searing experience in Met revival

I live in the USSR, work actively and count naturally on the worker and peasant spectator. If I am not comprehensible to them I should be deported.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Sal says that Phil sent him a question:

Do you think any of the fucking bitches at Moms for Liberty would understand the juxtaposition of the article on them banning books with Dmitri Shostakovich.

Sal says that if Phil’s asking them a question he shouldn’t use words that the Moms for Liberty don’t understand.

Sal says that some of the moms should vacation in the Gulag for a few years.

The Intelligencer – Danner – Has Another Iranian Revolution Begun?

Sal says that the American right wingnuts will use these protests to ramp up their anti-Muslim rhetoric, but fail to see that the real battle in Iran is for the separation of church and state, something that the Founding Fathers tried to guarantee in the US Constitution.

Los Angeles Times – Op-Ed: Anthony Bourdain’s death has us asking the wrong questions about suicide

Sports Illustrated – Breer – NFL Week 5 Takeaways: Why Mike McCarthy’s Cowboys Are Rolling

Book Riot – Martin – Quiz: Build A Haunted House & Get A Haunted House Book Recommendation

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. 

Albert Einstein

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

Sophisticated Ladies

When governments rely increasingly on sophisticated public relations agencies, public debate disappears and is replaced by competing propaganda campaigns, with all the accompanying deceits. Advertising isn’t about truth or fairness or rationality, but about mobilising deeper and more primitive layers of the human mind.

Brian Eno

Even In The Quietest Moments

Brooklyn Craft Pizza – Burney – List of 25 Best Pizza Pie Recipes

Taste – Goode – Things Chefs Do That You Should Not Do

The Guardian – Levitt – Dog treats, deodorant, Spam: why does America sell 138,000 pumpkin spice things?

Mel Magazine – The NHL’s Coyotes are going to have historic attendance lows this season—here’s how bad it will be

By comparison the Edmonton Oilers’ AHL farm team in Bakersfield, California plays in an arena almost twice the size of Mullet. Sal says that the Coyotes won’t ice a team much better than AHL calibre.

Garden and Gun – Adams – Five Ghost Stories from the Haunted Houses of New Orleans

Taste – Erway – A Maximalist New Wave for Instant Noodles

TDN – Ross – HISA Visits Mountaineer During Chronic Vet Shortage at Track

Paulick Report – No Vet During Training? HISA Visits Mountaineer Park, Has Option To Address Veterinary Shortage

Hawthorne Sal

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