Wednesday, November 01, 2006

2:30 PM

Here's my last post for a little while as I prepare to hook into the 3 PM conference call with the ESPN personalities.

Earlier, one of the folks I was able to meet and corner (borderline stalk) after the breakfast was the TBA's own, Ray Paulick. It was great to finally meet Mr. Paulick who so often joins in on the blogosphere discussions. Mr. Paulick let me know that he subscribes to our RSS feed and that Bloodhorse is working on adding their own RSS.

Finally, Ray Paulick would like everyone to know that the idea for the Bloodhorse blog, written by Evan Hammonds and Claire Novak was his idea and that it was sprung from "the old Evans - Novak Report" (I've never heard of it, have you?)

Here's the four-plus minute interview with Ray Paulick of Bloodhorse:



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7 comments:

Superfecta said...

I think Novak is best described by Jon Stewart. I'll say no more...

;)

Tote Board Brad said...

I'm with superfecta on this.

I'm nervous to listen to the interview. We were just kidding about giving him a wedgie. Tell me you didn't give him a wedgie! You did, didn't you? It's my fault really.

Ruben Bailey said...

No wedgies. To full from breakfast to even attempt it.

Mike said...

Evans/Novak was pre-Cross Fire on CNN. I think Evans and Novak go on Meet The Press every once and a while still...

Ruben Bailey said...

Ray Paulick said something to the effect that he either produced, or directed or edited for their show back in the day.

How's that for exact journalistic sensibilites?

Ray Paulick said...

Exposing myself once again as a near-dinosaur in my comments about Evans and Novak, let me briefly elaborate. In my life prior to racing journalism in the late 1970s, I was a young copy editor at the Field Newspaper Syndicate in Chicago (part of the old Daily News-Sun Times company). We syndicated many columnists, from Ann Landers to political writers like Joseph Kraft and Evans and Novak and pioneer oddsmaker Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder. In their day (Rowland Evans died a few years back), Evans and Novak were tremendously influential...this was all pre-cable.

Jimmy "The Greek" was my entry into horse racing. He had trouble keeping ghostwriters, and after editing his column for a while I became his ghostwriter for a short spell. He often wanted comments about horse racing, about which I knew nothing, so I started reading up on the sport (the old Tom Ainslie handicapping books were terrific and I loved the late Dave Feldman's work at the Sun-Times) and became fascinated with it. Eventually I sought and got an entry-level job at the DRF in Los Angeles after the syndicate offices moved from Chicago to Southern California.

The only thing I think I have in common with Novak is that we are suffering Cubs fans.

Superfecta said...

I've heard similar stories (my sister-in-law is a ghostwriter in high demand as well as an author under her own name) -- I like your last comment, Mr. Paulick!

Well said.