Category Archives: Horse Racing

Monday Musings: Devils, On the Diamond, In Group D & Mo’

Let’s start with a shout out to my Detroit Tigers. They played three one-run games against the Reds this weekend in Cincy, winning two. Last night they came back big in the top of the 8th with an improbable shellacking of Aroldis Chapman. Hopefully it will provide impetus for a rejuvenation. Detroit’s been falling in […]

Well Now, Where Were We?

Okay, I survived 11 days in New Orleans, including way too much talk about Bountrygate on the sports pages. And you, if you’re reading this, survived Derby and have enough faculties left to remember how to surf over here to Score. So, like, you know, what’s been happenin? Well, Luke Hancock proved himself worthy of […]

I’m Still Here: Sunday’s Snarls & Snippets

Yes, my loyal readers, I’m still around. Just kind of hit the wall after the Final Four. Misplaced my muse. Had an early season slump, to use baseball lingo. (Though nothing like the BoSox sputtering start. Beantowners aren’t jumping off Fanueil Hall’s tower . . . yet . . . reports my on the scene […]

Wallowing in Hoops Withdrawal

The good news about Kyrie Irving simply isn’t enough. (Yes, hoops fans, the Blue Devil superstar is one and done. All together now: Awwwwwwwww!) I need something else, something of sporting substance to ease the pain that comes annually after the final Monday night of the season. Way too early prognostications about next season — […]

Waking Up Wednesday Wondering . . .

. . . If the U.S. of A. can git ‘er done this morning against Algeria and advance to the Knockdown Round of 16 in the World Cup? . . . If there’s really a cult of Rosenblatt (Stadium), or if that’s just ESPN hype to increase interest in the College World Series? . . […]

Sunday’s Shooting Gallery

*** It’s the Lakers and the Celtics, just the way David Stern and the TV guys want it to be. I’ll be rooting for the Green. (Unlike those classic Bird vs. Magic smackdowns, where, for some reason I can’t figure out, I cheered for the LaLas.) But I think Phil Jackson is going to get […]

Horses, Hoops & Habs

Triple Crown Downer. Calvin Borel got the loser’s interview. He did it with class and candor, of course, but it was disappointing nonetheless. Nobody thought Super Saver a Triple Crown quality thoroughbred, but those decreasing numbers who love the Sport of Kings were still hoping. They know that it’s going to take something like that […]

Back In The Press Box

I’m home, full of oysters, soft shell crab, jambalaya, crawfish pie and file gumbo. And crawfish strudel. Only in the Crescent City. Sound Familiar, River City? Cyril Crutchfield was, until last Monday, one of the best high school football coaches in Louisiana. His South Plaquemines teams won three state titles in the last decade. He […]

Wednesday’s Pot Shots

A few scattered musings while waiting to go to dinner on Wednesday: The Oregon athletic director said that, contrary to popular opinion, any number of national championship coaches showed interest in coaching the Ducks hoopsters. And that three would have taken the job. A little digging and I’ve come up with those three. Adolph Rupp. […]

Tuesday Questions (And Correct Answers)

1 – Did Kevin Stallings deserve the honor of SEC Coach of the Year? Yes. But not nearly as much as John Calipari. Setting aside for a moment any other issues anybody might have with Coach Cal, this must be understood. The guy can coach. The can motivate. The guy can galvanize a fan base […]