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  • May 27, 2017 03:17 PM
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    I keep hearing about this rookie Fernando Alonso leading up to the Indy 500. Apparently he put in a super impressive qualifier. And has a great chance of winning. Got me wondering how many rookies have ever won this race? Turns out, the answer is 10 drivers.

    • Ray Harroun (1911, inaugural race)
    • Jules Goux (1913)
    • Rene Thomas (1914)
    • Frank Lockhart (1926)
    • George Souders (1927)
    • Louis Meyer (1928)
    • Graham Hill (1966)
    • Juan Pablo Montoya (2000)
    • Helio Castroneves (2001)
    • Alexander Rossi (2016)


    Think we will see a rookie win back to back years? I started watching this event just last year. And that was really cool to see Rossi win. I'll be rooting for Alonso this time around, even though there seems to be quite a few rooting AGAINST him.

  • May 21, 2017 09:16 PM
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    As of writing this, the Warriors are 11-0 in the playoffs. And the Cavs are 10-0, with a double digit lead in Game 3.. yeah. Both are very, very likely going to be undefeated, meeting each other in the finals.

    2016 was pretty similar. And we saw the Cavs/Warriors yet again in 2015. And I don't see this trend changing any time soon.

    I see the NBA as having a dynasty issue right now, way worse than any other league at the moment. Hockey's east/west contenders change out all the time. The NFL has the Patriots, but you don't see repeat Super Bowl matchups very often at all. Same goes for MLB, a solid amount of turnover there as well.

    Only in the NBA is there a lopsided east/west winner issue. Basically the last 7 years in the East it's been whatever team Lebron is on. That's amazing in and of itself. Then in the West, it's the Warriors 3 years running, with the Spurs 2 years before that, being the only other viable contending team to challenge Golden State.

    Do you think this spells trouble for the NBA, or do you enjoy watching these two dynasties battle it out, season after season? Also, how long do you think they will be able to keep this up? I'm thinking for another 2-5 seasons, easy.

  • May 17, 2017 07:36 AM
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    PowerPlay Wrote:

    Isn't it known as the most difficult and rare trophy to win out of all sports?

    Definitely is. Has only happened three other times since Secretariat in 1973. 1977 with Seattle Slew. 1978 with Affirmed. Then a long drought, until only 2 years ago with American Pharoah in 2015.

    For what it's worth, Always Dreaming is the odds on favorite to win. Last I checked at 10-11 to win. Don't think anyone will take that away from AD, especially after a really good draw (#4).

    Here's the full post position draw, as promised, with vegas odds -

    Preakness 2017: Post Positions, Latest Vegas Odds and Picks After Post Draw

  • May 17, 2017 07:36 AM
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    Is Always Dreaming a triple crown contender, you think? Always want to think the latest derby champion has what it takes to win all 3. But this year more than most in the last 5-10 years, I think not. Who do you think stands out for Preakness, if not Always Dreaming?

    I think a lot will be made clear for Always Dreaming's chances after the post position draw. I'll post that here after it's announced.

    After watching the Derby, AD does have the speed. And with the Preakness being the shortest and fastest track, with a good post pull, who knows. We could be seeing a repeat performance after all. Kind of hope so. If not, it makes the Belmont not nearly as fun to watch.

  • May 15, 2017 01:03 PM
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    Offensively, they need a star running back. That could really change things for them. Eddie Lacy is gone now, leaving the door wide open for one of their drafted rookies to do something big there. If they can get a running game that's dangerous, that could propel them to a potential Super Bowl team.
  • May 14, 2017 02:16 PM
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    Pro baseball to me is the hardest sport for rankings throughout the year. All it will take is for the Cubs to go on a 5-game win streak (easy to do in a few weeks) and this list will change quite a bit.

    I'm a Rangers fan too. The funniest thing about that is listening to local radio; it's a roller-coaster ride. Just when you are convinced they suck, they go on a streak and just when you're convinced they're awesome, they lose a few games. And on and on until the playoff spots are announced. Really hard to tell who is 'for real' until you get just before playoff time.

    That said, my money's still on the Cubs. It's way early on, and a .500 record is solid enough to turn it on down the stretch.

  • May 12, 2017 01:35 PM
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    JFoster Wrote: I just can't put my finger on it.

    I sense sarcasm. :)

    I think they market it plenty. This article makes some good points, mainly that if you do make it a 5th major, then what happens to the history books of past major winners and grand slam winners? The whole format gets completely redone, just to make this tournament 'official'. Makes sense. Really, nothing much at all would change for the Players. But the history books would have to probably be completely reworked, with lots of asterisks. And nobody likes those.

    Should The Players Championship Become the 5th Major?

  • May 06, 2017 06:57 PM
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    Anyone place any bets on this race? Curious how you made out.. Here's the race replay as well:

  • May 06, 2017 06:57 PM
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    The race track at Churchill Downs was very, very muddy and slick from rain with lots of standing water. No horse really stood out beforehand, but the #1 pick Always Dreaming did happen to pull out strong in the final stretch and won it all. So much for my hopes that 54-1 odds State of Honor would win, even though that horse started out in front and stayed there for almost half the race! Damn.. so close..

    Probably no horse, including Always Dreaming, looks likely to win the whole Triple Crown this year. But, Always Dreaming was the best horse in the first leg, no doubt. And did take full advantage with a smart strategy of riding the inside path the whole time, and got the win at the 143rd Derby run.

  • Apr 27, 2017 11:33 PM
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    How does everyone here feel about Joe Mixon getting drafted at all, let alone in the first half of the second round? Remember this is the guy that did this....

    WARNING: Violent video with graphic content: Joe Mixon video released

    The Bengals picked him #16 in the 2nd round. Sure, he knocks women unconscious, but he's a hell of a running back.. with all the talent the league is capable of producing and recruiting, they should have higher standards. I'm not saying Mixon should be in jail forever or be blacklisted from society. But I am saying that if you do what he did (and not that long ago) you should not be able to enter the draft and make millions in the NFL, and have some folks pat you on the back if you can go for a really long time after the fact without further assaulting someone in a public place.