6706. wabbit - 6/4/2016 9:54:22 PM
When my father was stationed at Griffiss AFB, we shared a U-shaped two family. A family with three daughters, roughly the same age as we kids were, lived next door. A few months ago, I found one of the daughters on Facebook (the only real use for FB, but that's just me). A week or two ago she posted an old photo of her Dad who has passed away, and I wrote to tell her I was just thinking about him a few days before. She was only three when this happened and didn't remember it.
May 25, 1965 was the second Ali-Liston fight. Our fathers were going to watch the fight together. C's dad went to get each of them a beer right after the fight started and it was over when he got back. Neither of them could believe it.
RIP Muhammad Ali
6707. wabbit - 6/12/2016 11:29:03 PM
...Creator found an opening in the stretch and ran down Destin in the final stride to win the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes by a nose - the closest possible margin of victory...
- Frosted ($6.70) ran the fastest Metropolitan Mile in the 123-year history of the race, blowing away the field for a 14 1/4 length victory and earning an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. Ridden by Joel Rosario, the 4-year-old gray colt stormed into the lead around the turn and widened his advantage with every stride. The winning time was 1:32.73, off the track record by nearly a half-second, but faster than Tizway's Met Mile time of 1:32.90 in 2011.
- Cavorting ($10.60) ran her way into an automatic berth in the BC Distaff by taking the $1 million Ogden Phipps by 2 1/2 lengths over Forever Unbridled. The 4-year-old filly is trained by Kiran McLaughlin, who also trains Frosted. Favorite Curalina was fourth.
- Flintshire ($3.40), a 6-year-old bred in England, made his first start of the year a winning one in the $1 million Manhattan for 4-year-olds and up on the turf.
- Celestine ($17) took charge in the stretch to win the $700,000 Just A Game for 4-year-old and up fillies and mares on the turf.
- Carina Mia ($6.10) edged past Kentucky Oaks winner Cathryn Sophia in the stretch and won the $700,000 Acorn for 3-year-old fillies.
Also, Tom's Ready ($17.20) rebounded from a 12th place finish in the Derby to win the Grade 2 $500,000 Woody Stephens; and Shaman Ghost ($9.60) won the $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational.
6708. wabbit - 8/13/2016 10:39:08 PM
So the Olympics have been on for the past week. As always, almost no coverage of the equestrian events.
A few good stories. Etimoni Timuani is there representing Tuvalu. An Olympic team of one with zero chance of anything, since his sport is the men's 100 meter (Usain Bolt anyone?). But there he is. Love that. We too often forget that winning is NOT everything. Participating is so much more important. Timuani was eliminated in the first heat, but so what, he's there, he participated.
Back to equestrian - the US Dressage team got a bronze medal! But the story for me was that Dutch Olympic medalist Adelinde Cornelissen withdrew Parzival when he got sick. He was bitten by a spider or mosquito or whatever and got sick. He recovered enough that Cornelissen decided to try, since the reserves who could have been in Rio declined to bring their horses. When Parzival didn't seem right, Cornelissen withdrew. That left the Dutch team with only three horses, meaning no extra score to drop, but good for her. Parzival is 19, he won Olympic medals in London, he deserved her consideration. Don't get me started about the Scottish rugby player talking about killing rabbits as a "team building" exercise...
6709. wabbit - 8/13/2016 11:39:53 PM
The Eatons are my Olympic couple heroes. Ashton Eaton is competing for the US in the decathlon. My message to the pathetic losers and haters calling him a traitor for rooting for his (OMG!!!) Canadian wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton in the heptathlon - go goose-step your ignorant ass to the ballot box and vote for the Donald. Team Canada has already said they won't have an issue with Theisen-Eaton wearing a USA hat and rooting for her husband. Sportsmanship, what a concept. I may have to go buy something from Best Buy.
6710. wabbit - 9/10/2016 6:14:06 PM
Colin Kaepernick - wtf is the big deal? Does the First Amendment not mean anything to the people who have their knickers is such a twist? I might not think that he chose the best way to express his position, but I absolutely think he has the right to do what he's doing. People need to learn to express their disagreement in a conversation (and for a change, a well thought out one), not in a shit fit of insults.
For those who think he should be forced to stand during the National Anthem or get off the team (and leave the US, according to some), I have a question...how do you feel about money being free speech? Ok with you that the uber wealthy can buy elections, that corporations run the US? All good there, right?
6711. wabbit - 9/10/2016 6:36:19 PM
6712. wabbit - 9/10/2016 6:39:36 PM
In case the video doesn't appear, watch Lamar Jackson, sophomore QB for Louisville, score a TD against Syracuse.
6713. arkymalarky - 9/10/2016 10:59:09 PM
Totally agree with you about Kaepernick
6714. judithathome - 9/11/2016 1:00:55 AM
Me, too...AND about people with money!
6715. wabbit - 10/2/2016 12:28:20 AM
I'm watching these a**holes on NBC Sports saying the California Chrome has a "Blue Collar" pedigree...are you f'ing kidding me???? Look that shit up before you run your mouth... Pulpit, Mr. Prospector, Cozzene, AP Indy...holy crap, someone needs to explain how that is a BLUE COLLAR PEDIGREE to me.
Mind you, I like the horse and the trainer, can't stand the stupid DTrump owners and am sick of the "experts" on NBC Sports claiming he is a Blue Collar pedigree.
6716. wabbit - 10/2/2016 12:36:20 AM
Please, anyone, please give me the twitter handle of the shithead sitting right of Jerry Bailey (left on tv). I need to send his ass a tweet, it will be worth signing up...
How far back do you go in a pedigree to call a horse "blue collar"??? His owners may be blue collar, but that doesn't make the horse's pedigree blue collar.
6717. wabbit - 10/2/2016 1:06:09 AM
omg, I'm apoplectic over this crap...as idiotic as DT is, and as dumb any woman planning to vote for him is (imho), these horse people are supposed to understand what they are talking about, and this bald jackass clearly has not done his homework. Was Seattle Slew blue collar???
6718. wabbit - 10/16/2016 11:25:16 PM
Sigh. PBR is listed on CBS at 5pm. And what are they showing? An extra half hour (that may well end up being an extra hour) yapping about football games that have been over for an hour or more. They already had an hour yapping show after the game, and still they need to talk about the calls, the plays, the players...shut up already, we saw the game.
I get it, me and twelve other people are waiting for PBR, but if you aren't going to televise it when you say you are, don't put it in the guide, or give me CBS Sports without an extra fee.
6719. wabbit - 1/28/2017 1:25:54 AM
It's throwback weekend at the 2017 Australian Open - Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal in the men's singles final on Sunday, and the Williams sisters in the women's singles final on Saturday. How cool is this? I'm especially happy to see Venus playing so well.
6720. judithathome - 1/28/2017 1:36:44 AM
There's a Aussie on my forum bitching about the Williams sisters and he was attacked by many who disagreed with him....as well he should have been!
6721. wabbit - 1/28/2017 7:26:21 PM
Serena Williams has won a record 23rd Grand Slam womenís singles title, taking her seventh Australian Open crown with a 6-4 6-4 victory over sister Venus Williams on Saturday night at Rod Laver Arena. Her 23rd major title passes Steffi Grafís 22 as the most successful womenís player in the Open era; Serena is now only one shy of Margaret Courtís all-time record...
6722. wabbit - 1/29/2017 4:23:44 PM
Roger Federer defeated long-time rival Rafael Nadal in five sets to win Australian Open 2017, his 18th major title. The 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 victory handed Federer his first major title in four-and-a-half years.
...Not since 1982 has a man defeated four top-10 seeds to win a major. Mats Wilander beat Ivan Lendl, Vitas Gerulaitis, Jose Luis Clerc and Guillermo Vilas to win the French Open that year; Federer has beaten Tomas Berdych, Kei Nishikori, Stan Wawrinka and now Rafael Nadal. That it should be Nadal who stood between Federer and this unlikeliest of triumphs only serves to add to its legend. The 14-time Grand Slam champion has long dominated his rivalry with the Swiss, an authority that reached far beyond his clay court prowess in their 35 meetings. Nadal came into the match with a 9-2 record against Federer at Grand Slams, incorporating wins on clay, grass and hard courts. This, their ninth showdown in a major final, was Nadalís first Grand Slam defeat against the 18-time Grand Slam champion away from Wimbledonís Centre Court...
6723. wabbit - 1/29/2017 4:30:24 PM
Arrogate, ridden by Mike Smith, powered home in dominating fashion, winning by 4 3/4 lengths in the inaugural Pegasus World Cup. His primary rival, California Chrome, finished the race with an injury to his right knee. Shaman Ghost rallied for second, 3 1/2 lengths in front of Neolithic, who pressed the pace of Noble Bird and held on for third. Keen Ice was fourth and was followed, in order, by War Story, Noble Bird, Semper Fortis, Breaking Lucky, California Chrome, Prayer for Relief, War Envoy, and Eragon.
Thank you Arrogate, I made almost $35 on the race, lol!
6724. wabbit - 2/7/2017 6:42:10 PM
Wow, what a Super Bowl, Patriots over the Falcons in overtime, 34-28! Still waiting for the haters to find something that the Pats did wrong this time...
Julian Edelman should open a seafood restaurant, call it Edelman's Catch.
6725. iiibbb - 2/7/2017 11:43:39 PM