Oct 062023

TIF – Confidence In NYSGC Hit After More Saratoga Pick Five Confusion

So there is a mutual benefit to what seems like the hottest new relationship in the US. It might just be for a few months, until the next break-up song gets written, but Kelce and Swift are for now America’s newest power couple. And the biggest winner is the sport of American football. For as long as announcers can keep making sly references to Swift songs when Kelce scores, the NFL will delight in the fact that millions of women and girls are now following this football meet-cute.

The Guardian – Andrew Lawrence – Taylor Swift is upgrading Travis Kelce’s fame – and the NFL loves it

Most times the Brits have a better perspective on North American news as they are reporting as observers not advocating participants. And they do some listening and research before spewing their venomous hate. Or maybe they understand cuz they had Posh and Beckham after the Spices started to lose their flavour. Or maybe they’re just smarter than Americans.

Barstool Sports – John Rich – Travis Kelce Photographed Buying Dutch Masters And Hanging Out In Parking Lot For An Hour Like A God Damn High School Stoner

Who’s Zooming Who

Phil has a question:

Does PlayAlberta have a futures bet on the date of the breakup.

Bon Appetit – Hannah Lee Leidy – 41 Pie Recipes for Any and All Occasions

Phil has a question:

Would you turn down any of those pies.

I Love Pie

American Pie

Food and Wine – Ray Isle – The Best Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner

Today – Sarah Lemire – The best Thanksgiving wine to serve the crowd in 2023

Bon Appetit – Sommelier Tries 20 White Wines Under $15

Bon Appetit – Sommelier Tries 20 Red Wines Under $15

Southern Living – Jenna Sims – 24 Fall Appetizer Recipes You’ll Want To Serve All Season Long

Tastes Better From Scratch – Lauren Allen – Easy, No-Fuss Thanksgiving Turkey

How Not to Deep Fry a Turkey

Canadian Living – Katia Gorshkova – 13 recipes for a vegetarian Thanksgiving menu

Epicurious – Meredith Stettner – 73 Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Complete Your Turkey Day Feast

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

TDN – J.N. Campbell – Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Heralds Close To Blockbuster Graded Weekend

Opinions are made to be changed – or how is truth to be got at? 

Lord Byron

Bloodhorse – Bob Ehalt – Timberlake Catches General Partner in Champagne

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Locked Takes Next Step in Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity

Bloodhorse – Tracy Gantz – Muth Leads Baffert 1-2 Finish in American Pharoah

TDN – Good Magic’s ‘Rising Star’ Muth Tops Baffert Exacta in American Pharoah

TDN – Patrycja Szpyra and J.N. Campbell – Mitole’s Booth Breaks Like A Shot, Blitzes To ‘Rising Star’ Honors

For speed on Saturday Keeneland’s dirt track was like running on quicksand which makes Booth’s facile victory all the more impressive. The son of Mitole, in a manner reminiscent of his sire, bolted from the gate like a scalded cat with his tail on fire and never was headed. Down the stretch Nash never got close enough to beep his horn.

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. 

Thomas Paine

ESPN – MLB Division Series: Day 1 takeaways, keys to Game 2

Bloodhorse – Karen M. Johnson – Just F Y I Delivers Another Grade 1 Win for Connections

Bloodhorse – Tracy Gantz – Chatalas Triumphs Around Two Turns in Chandelier

Bloodhorse – Lenny Shulman – In First Turf Try, Secretariat Shatters Course Record

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Jay Hovdey -‘Why betting on the ponies acts as both the perfect solution and the poisonous pill’ – D.H. Lawrence hits the silver screen

Sports Business Journal – Bill King – Apps utilizing BetVision seeing NFL bettors wager more, watch longer

TDN – Tom Frary – Inspiral Gives Frankie His 500th Newmarket Win In The Sun Chariot

TDN – Heather Anderson – Bricks And Mortar Sires First Stakes Winner In Japan

TDN – J.N. Campbell – A Graded Stakes Saturday We Never Want To End

Good Vibrations

A manager has to convince his hitters that they have to get on base for the next guy and that no player can do it by himself. Sometimes that isn’t easy. In the playoffs, you can get into trouble because everybody wants to be a hero.

Earl Weaver

The Ringer – The 2023 MLB Division Series Entrance Survey

Phil has a question:

Isn’t the question who will win.

On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived.’ 

Earl Weaver

ESPN – Damián L. Delgado Averhoff – The history behind the national anthem at sporting events

The attraction of the virtuoso for the public is very like that of the circus for the crowd. There is always the hope that something dangerous will happen. 

Claude Debussy

Light My Fire

TDN – Bill Finley – Secret Oath Retired; Will Sell At Fasig-Tipton November

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Garden and Gun – Kim Severson – Reimagining Succotash

Sufferin Succotash

Sometimes Phil just gotta give into the Urge.

Paulick Report – The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Putting Aftercare Front And Center


The Ringer – Ben Lindbergh – How the Baltimore Orioles’ Call-ups Fueled One of the Quickest Turnarounds in Baseball History

All Apologies

Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second. 

Maurice Ravel

The Ringer – The Drake ‘For All the Dogs’ Exit Survey

You Can Get It

Defector – Charles Pierce – Tim Wakefield Was A Wizard For The Working Day

New England Living – Robert Cocuzzo – Home Team: Behind the plate with Catherine and Jason Varitek

Whole Lotta Love

Bon Appetit – Sam Stone – Which Boxed Mac and Cheese Is Best? We Tried Kraft, Annie’s, Velveeta, and More

Mac N Cheese Throwdown

Mac n Cheese Please

Southern Living – Best Homemade Macaroni And Cheese

How To Make Kraft Dinner

Phil has a question:

Were you expecting him to eat it straight out of the pot.

ESPN – Bradford Doolittle – MLB Playoffs 2023: Are Braves, Dodgers, Astros on upset watch?

ESPN – 2023 MLB playoffs: World Series odds, division series preview

Sports Illustrated – Jean-Jacques Taylor – Behind the Scenes of Deion Sanders’s Groundbreaking First Days at Colorado

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Ken Snyder – Welcome to the world’s greatest jockey school – with graduates headed by John Velazquez and Ortiz brothers

Paulick Report – Chelsea Hackbarth – Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Graded Stakes Win Helps Campbell ‘Turn The Page’ On Loss Of Arlington Park

Sports Illustrated – Madison Williams – Dick Butkus, Legendary Bears Linebacker, Dies at 80

Paulick Report – Economic Indicators: Wagering, Race Days Continue Downward Trend In September, Year-To-Date

Paulick Report – Over 60 Speakers Announced For 2023 Global Symposium On Racing


Bloodhorse – Racing Post – James Thomas – Shadwell Swoop for $2M Frankel Filly at Tattersalls

Bloodhorse – Bob Kieckhefer – Nations Pride Carries the Godolphin Banner to Canada

The Ringer – Seerat Sohi – Behind the Scenes of James Harden and Daryl Morey’s Ugly Standoff

Front Office Sports – A.J. Perez – Price Dispute Stalls Brady’s Bid For Raiders Equity

National Post – Michael Higgins: Wab Kinew sends powerful message of personal responsibility in victory speech

100 Years From Now

SportsNet – Jeff Blair – After basically becoming the Maple Leafs, nothing is off the table for Blue Jays

Sports Illustrated – Tom Verducci – Blue Jays Blow Another Playoff Series by Following a Flawed Analytics Script

Phil has a question:

Is there anything the rest of the sports fans in Canada relish more than the schadenfreude watching the TO fans suffer another disappointing playoff after cramming the Toronto Sports Network hype down the throats of the rest of Canada.

You can observe a lot by just watching. 

Yogi Berra

New York Times – Jesse Nathan – Baseball Has Become Micromanaged, Like Everything Else in Our Lives

TSN – Scott Mitchell – From bats to philosophies, Jays’ flaws exposed in series loss to Twins

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

Casey Stengel

SportsNet – Chi Davidi – Blue Jays must confront wider issues after sweep by Twins

My pitching philosophy is simple – keep the ball way from the bat.

Satchel Paige

SportsNet – Ben Nicholson-Smith – Guerrero Jr.’s baserunning error speaks to bigger Blue Jays problems

Most ball games are lost, not won.

Casey Stengel

Dedicated to the Blue Jays and their following:

It’s All Over Now

It’s All Over Now

It’s All Over Now

ESPN – MLB Wild Card Series Day 2: Live updates, playoff analysis

The Weight

Phil M Stockmen

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