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  • May 16, 2018 02:37 PM
    Last: 3d

    Odds makers clearly have Justify as the favorite in this race. Justify won the Kentucky Derby and has a really good chance of taking the Triple Crown this year.

    Though thought it was interesting the horse 'Good Magic' is a very close second. All other horses as of now are not even close odds wise. (Live odds)

    Justify - 4/9
    Good Magic - 5/2
    Lone Sailor - 9/1
    Bravazo - 12/1
    Quip - 12/1
    Diamond King - 15/1
    Tenfold - 20/1
    Sporting Chance - 30/1

    Figure this will change a bit once the post position draws are announced. Though I don't see Justify or Good Magic slipping as the 2 favorites.

    Any reason to bet on any other horse outside the top two? Saw some fairly compelling arguments for Good Magic on YouTube. But I still think Justify takes this one. It's the fastest track, and that's where Justify excels.

  • May 14, 2018 02:51 PM
    Last: 8d

    Had no idea this was in the works. Very interesting. I'm sure the guys over at FanDuel and DraftKings for fantasy sports 'games' are thrilled.

    Here's a good ESPN conversation on how this will effect the NBA:

    Also thought it was interesting to see that Mark Cuban quote about this passing's impact:

    I think everyone that owns a top 4 professional sports team saw the value of their team double.

  • May 12, 2018 05:23 PM
    Last: 8d

    Webb never lost his hold, but it was a little disappointing to see him double bogey 18, after such a dominant showing. Even still, congrats to him for his first win in years.

    As for Tiger, that was pretty encouraging. He looked like the Tiger of old. Sure he didn't fully realize the rally. But his final 2 days were really good. He looked like a completely different golfer from the first 2 days. He looked like he can finally compete on the main stage again. Was fun to watch.

  • May 12, 2018 05:23 PM
    Last: 8d

    Webb is now -19 under. Closest guy to him is -12 under. Simpson's the only guy in the whole tournament to shoot under 70 all of the first 3 rounds. Gotta think he has it in the bag..

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  • May 09, 2018 04:41 PM
    Last: 10d
    PowerPlay Wrote: I would LOVE to see Rockets vs Warriors, but only because it's a slight change. But I don't think it'll happen.

    Should clarify, I am talking about that match-up for the conference finals. Not the NBA finals. So this match-up is actually happening right now. Winner goes to the finals.

    Given that, any predictions?

  • May 09, 2018 04:41 PM
    Last: 10d

    I don't want to see another Warriors v Cavs playoffs. I just don't. Though I have no hopes in the Cavs not making it (I think they handle the Celtics easily enough) a matchup that could actually make this year's finals different is the Rockets taking on the Warriors in the conference finals.

    This ESPN article and vid has me pretty excited for this series. James Harden and CP3 have been on the losing end of some pretty epic collapses over the last few years, by missing out on championship potential runs time and time again.

    Now that they are finally on the same team and making things happen, this could actually be their year of vindication. If they don't pull it off, that'll be okay I think. But to get the opportunity to watch the drama of those 2 play against the Durant and Curry superteam is probably the most intriguing matchup in the whole NBA right now.

    When they played in the regular season, Houston got the better of them 2-1. Small sample size though, and the playoffs are a different animal. Looking forward to this one.

    Any predictions?

  • May 06, 2018 12:16 PM
    Last: 4d
    JFoster Wrote: Is it just me or did Combatant only have 5 seconds to get settled in the chute before the starter pistol went off? What a quick start.
    Yeah. Derby had really bad track conditions, and that I think led to some confusion and fumbling of the start. Doesn't it seem like they should cover the track or something in case of rain, like they do for MLB games? Or would that mess with the history of the event too much? Just seems like they could easily improve the track conditions being so damn muddy every year.
  • Apr 28, 2018 10:51 AM
    Last: 18d

    After watching the aftermath of the draft and following the Browns statements in the last week or so, I want to walk back some of my criticism over this pick.

    I thought Mayfield would be a day one starter. They have said for sure that Tyrod Taylor will be the starter for Week 1. That will give Mayfield time to develop.

    I still think Mayfield wasn't the best QB in the draft. But they have an improved O-line, a really good receiver corp by adding Jarvis Landry. And they went and got Carlos Hyde. That's a great pass catching RB that can really help a not-always accurate QB to get his career going.

    Will be watching this team real close this year. Their new look offense could actually be pretty formidable. And Tyrod Taylor is a solid QB too. He might hold the reigns all year.

  • May 02, 2018 04:19 PM
    Last: 20d

    So one of the horses racing in the Kentucky Derby is named Audible. Like as in a football audible, what a quarterback would do to change a play at the line of scrimmage. But it's also the brand name of an audiobook company, that Amazon owns.

    Way I read the story is someone at Amazon or Audible saw the name Audible in the headlines and realized this wasn't about their company, but about a horse. So they researched it a bit, contacted the team, and decided to give them sponsorship money in the form of charity.

    And now they are running with it, partnering with the racing team and horse brand as a full on mini marketing campaign. I suppose Amazon likes this idea especially since Audible has an 8-1 odds chance to win the whole Derby. Great move on their part if it wins.

    This is still a bit weird to me. I like Audible. I even pretty much like Amazon. But I can't decide if I like the shameless promotion going on here. Feels like we are a few steps removed from plastering these horses with big ass logo stickers, NASCAR style.

  • May 03, 2017 06:39 PM
    Last: 20d
    Yeah that's really not terrible. And I think that's only if you don't order in advance. Looking at the official Kentucky Derby site for general admission tickets this year and you see pretty reasonable prices if you buy several weeks or months beforehand, like the neighborhood of $60-105.