Joe Bianchino is a writer, producer, and radio host located in upstate New York. He is a life-long New York sport fan, Chelsea supporter, and Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon enthusiast. Follow him on Twitter @JoeBNTS. Email him at Joe@noticketsports.com.
Race 1: 5-2-3 Race 2: 8-2-9 Time is a flat circle. Every week I handicap the Saratoga cards, every week I give you some specific thoughts on select races, and every week I tell you that pace makes the race. Surprise Twist may not be as good as half this field, but behind a pace
I’ll take odds on anything. The Super Bowl, the Oscars, a presidential election. Anything. But no odds are quite as sweet as the first at Saratoga – when you’re still just glad to be back, standing in your suit next to the jean-shorted best friend you just met, hunched over a garbage can trying
If you hit on 20, you’re an idiot. Even if you pull a miracle ace out of the deck, you’re still an idiot. Because even if it works out in the end, the wrong decision is still the wrong decision. And sometimes, on the flip side, even when it doesn’t work out in the
Picking the Kentucky Derby isn’t supposed to be easy. It’s not a Thursday afternoon at Belmont, with a six horse field and only one that’s fast enough to beat its show pony to the wire. It’s the Kentucky Derby. It’s 20 of the world’s best 3-year-olds in a cluttered, scattered scramble that’s impossible to predict.
I hate the Patriots. I hate how curt and dismissive their coach is. I hate how their quarterback throws temper tantrums. I hate that they cheat. I hate them. But god dammit are they good. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are about to coach and play in their seventh Super Bowls. When the game kicks
Often, I like to start my columns with a sense of “…huh?” Anyone who has read them before knows this. But even for those familiar with my style, I think it’s important that in this case, I take a second to promise that the coming round-about metaphor will connect to football. It will. The funniest
The 2007 Patriots may be the greatest team ever assembled – in any sport. One of only two Super Bowl-era teams to go through the NFL regular season undefeated, the Pats set nearly ever record there was to set that year, becoming the most potent offensive force in the history of the league. You