Friday, September 11, 2009

Tiz 9/11...Tiznow "Wins it for America"

Love it. Durkin and racing at its finest:

Friday, September 04, 2009

Oregonian Columnist Single-Handedly Raises the Bar on Sportsmanship

Did Oregonian sports Columnist, John Canzano have a hand in the season long suspension of RB Oregon's LeGarrette Blount for his post game tantrum?

Canzano's post game column was filed at 11:09pm Pacific last night, shortly after the conclusion of the game and the incident demanding that Blount be removed from the University of Oregon football team.

The noon Pacific Friday episode of ESPN's Outside the Lines featured the story and led with a live interview with Kirk Herbstreit who demanded serious action immediately, "There is no need to review the tapes," Herbstreit exalted.

Canazano was featured next, and once again reiterated that Blount needs to be suspended for the whole season.

Very a community such as Portland, and Oregon in general, such public discourse can very much have an impact on decisions made on the highest, most profile levels.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Some items including post-SPA decompression

It's a amazing that as slow as this blog has been lately, I just received a comment from a post dated April 3rd, 2008 - that's over 4 months ago for those of you keeping score at home!! These inner-tubes of ours never cease to amaze. Anonymous wrote:

I found a Triple Crown logo (the horse racing TC...right?) at When you click on the
'2007 Triple Crown Pin Set', a picture of the items will come up. One of the pins is (I think) the TC logo

I went and checked it out, but still couldn't find anything resembling a Triple Crown logo. Maybe it's me? Either way, thanks for checking in and trying to offer some insight into this post way back when.

Just got back from my final leg of a summer track tour which started with Belmont and Monmouth in early July; Del Mar opening day in mid July; Santa Rosa/Sonoma Fair late July; and the amazing, beautiful and historic Saratoga - the perfect cap to an unforgettable summer.

Want to give public congratulations to fellow TBA-ers and former TBA-ers who will be dropping Web 2.0 knowledge this September at Red Rocks Casino in Vegas. Maybe you guys can rent the private, VIP bowling lanes at the Red Rock and have a little thingy??

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Testing Out FeedBLitz

This post is more geared toward testing out a new feature I just added to the blog that allows you to get email updates every time I post on this blog.

I'll throw in a link here about Curlin's announced Woodward placing.

Also adding a link to the lamest story of them all by using a straight URL:

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wordle TBA

Updated with Facts: ANOTHER new wager offered..

Not sure if this one was offered last year, I'm sure Alan would remember if there was.

Once again it is the NJSEA making a nice move out of the ordinary. Here are some highlights about the Hambeltonian/Haskell Daily Double wager to be offered this weekend:

(edited for this blog)

•Select winner of both the Hambletonian (Saturday, August 2 at Meadowlands Racetrack) and Haskell Invitational (Sunday, August 3 at Monmouth Park).

•Minimum wager is $2. $1 wheels available.

•New Jersey Racing Commission rules and regulations will apply.

•Takeout: Normal Daily Double takeout of 19%

•Wagering will cease with the start of the Hambletonian Final on Saturday, August 2 at approximately 2:43 p.m.

•Host Track: Meadowlands Racetrack

Although this won't change the world (of horseracing) it is nice to see brains working on alternative, attractive wagers for Players. Now if NYRA and others (including my company, but excluding Arlington who already does) would introduce $.50 trifecta's I would be VERY happy!

Funny though, I don't see it up on The Big M website as of 10:30pm Pacific time, Tuesday night. I could be missing it, but I would figure it would be a news story located under "News"?

UPDATE: Thanks to the headsup from Power Cap. Looks like this wager HAS been around for a few years. I still like the concept of this wager, though.