This Saturday is one of my favorite days of the year: the betting spectacle that is the Kentucky Derby! Now let’s be honest…the Belmont Stakes full card is better than what we’ll say on Saturday at Churchill Downs. But the unpredictability of what will happen in America’s largest and arguably most significant yearly race can’t […]Read More EC’s Kentucky Derby Selections
We have college football games that count starting on Saturday and this weekend features NFL preseason games worth watching (as most of the starters play at least a half). Finally! -Looks like I’ll have to calm down on my Blaine Gabbert as the Cardinals’ starting QB later this season. Earlier this week coach Bruce Arians […]Read More Friday, 8/25 Quick Hitters: QBs galore, Best Bets for Week Zero, Kyrie trade, Mayweather-McGregor
Well I can tell you from on-scene experience, if you like to play the horse favorites at Del Mar, it’s a losing proposition. FIRST DOWN: Does Kyrie Irving to the Suns actually make sense? Yes, depending on the return. If the Suns can acquire Irving from Cleveland without giving up Devin Booker or Josh Jackson, […]Read More Four Downs – July 24th: Is Kyrie Irving to the Suns a real possibility?
Hanging out “Where The Turf Meets the Surf” this weekend. The summer racing season at Del Mar is always one of my favorite past times and it’s a nice bridge from the doldrums of Summer to football season. Please root for me to hit a sizable Pick 4 this weekend… -On Tuesday’s episode of “Morning […]Read More Friday, 7/21 Quick Hitters: The Cardinals’ 2018 QB Solution
A sampling of what’s on my mind in the sports world this week… -Bob Stoops leaving Oklahoma doesn’t surprise me in the least. The timing of the announcement, after spring practice, and in early-June is stunning. While his teams have been successful, his penchant of choking in bowl games and not playing for a national […]Read More Friday, 6/9 Quick Hitters
My weekly wrap-up of all that’s good and not-so-good in the sports world: -Here’s the winning trifecta for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. You’re welcome in advance. 1st: (4) Always Dreaming – should win by daylight if he runs similarly to the Kentucky Derby. 2nd: (2) Cloud Computing – Been firing bullet workouts since his 3rd place in […]Read More Friday, 5/19 Quick Hitters
When I came up with the idea of this blog last Friday, I was hoping to kick it off with great news – i.e. a Cubs sweep of the Yankees and winning money on the Kentucky Derby. Not so much.Read More Not a good sports weekend…