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
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
After a big week for the Shoe Money boys, Ryan Paulsen and Joe Bianchino return with some MLB talk, some hot Arby’s takes, and analysis of Championship weekend in the NFL.
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
Steve Harvey announcing the wrong winner at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant was a horrible embarrassment to both the former King of Comedy and the pageant itself. It was also great for both, because no one cared about the Miss Universe pageant before that moment, and no one was paying attention to Steve Harvey
The first half of the Premier League season has been nothing short of brilliant. We’ve witnessed Chelsea‘s Antonio Conte evolve from the betting favorite to be the first manager sacked to now just one Premier League win away from making history for most consecutive wins with a six-point cushion on top of the league.
There is nothing quite like the nonsense of sports – because only sports could take something like Deflategate and turn it into a national story, or spark a lengthy debate over the difference between a turtleneck and a tie – as Cam Newton helped do this year. It’s at its worst during NFL season,