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  • Jun 11, 2019 06:13 PM
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    They certainly are a force to be reckoned with. Their defense and offense are both ridiculously good, plus not to mention they certainly have some all star players on their roster, and an awesome goal keeper at that. I don't see any reason why they shouldn't plow through for a Cup victory this year.
  • Jun 11, 2019 06:13 PM
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    Yep, you read that right. The USA womens team beat Thailand 13-0 in the 2019 Women's World Cup. It's the largest margin of victory ever in the history of the World Cup, as well as the most goals scored in a single World Cup match. When it comes to soccer, most of the time you get a 1-0 game, or at most a 4 or 5 point lead. USA outshot Thailand 39-2. Their offense was relentless. With that being said, can anyone else recall a margin this great in any other sport? What are some other shutouts that are worth mentioning?

  • Jun 07, 2019 01:34 PM
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    Thanks. I did some digging on that one and here is what I found:

    "Producing the biggest upset in the 150-year history of the race was Sarava. The win was so shocking that trainer Ken McPeek was only confident enough to put a $10 bet on his own horse according to the Los Angeles Times. Though small, that ticket ended up being worth over $900 following the major upset."

    I wonder what the biggest payout was.

  • Jun 07, 2019 01:34 PM
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    Now that we covered facts on the second jewel of the crown, I thought, why not do the same thing for the third. So, what don't we know about the Belmont Stakes? See if any catch you by surprise. Without further ado, here are 12 things to know about the Belmont Stakes before the race begins.

    1. The Belmont Stakes is the longest of the three Triple Crown races as well as the oldest.

    2. This year will be the first time top trainer Mark Casse has started a horse in the race.

    3. Historically, the betting favorite has won the Belmont Stakes 42 percent of the time

    4. Triple Crown winners own the two largest winning margins in the Belmont.

    5. War of Will could become just the 12th horse to have lost the Kentucky Derby and then gone on to win the Preakness and Belmont, that's if he wins.

    6. Tapit has sired (fathered) three of the last five Belmont Stakes winners.

    7. Owner Juddmonte Farms has raced three horses in the Belmont Stakes and never finished worse than third.

    8. War of Will's jockey, Tyler Gaffalione, will be riding in his first-ever Belmont Stakes this Saturday.

    10. Todd Pletcher has more wins in the Belmont than any other trainer in this year’s race.

    11. At odds of 70-1, Sarava gave bettors the biggest win payout in the history of the Belmont.

    12. Jockey Mike Smith has won the Belmont three times in the last nine runnings.

    I think it goes without saying, I'm rooting for War of Will. I'm sure everyone is. I really like to see something like number 5 continue on. What does anyone else think? Was there anything that was surprising in the list?

  • May 26, 2019 06:25 AM
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    When it comes to consecutive wins, the Boston Celtics 1959 to 1966, won 8 NBA championships in a row. Which is the longest consecutive title run for any pro team in history. Then if you're talking the most in total, I think the New York Yankees win that one with 27 World Series titles. I wonder who it would be for a single athlete though. Is Nadal that person?
  • May 24, 2019 04:07 PM
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    Would age play a role in this too? Federer and Williams are both 37 years old. I might not know much about professional tennis, but I have heard in passing how much age and past injuries can have an impact on a tennis player. I would think Naomi Osaka (21), who really hasn't done too shabby as of late would definitely stiffen up the competition for Williams. I read somewhere where it said in regards to Osaka "Let Her get to the quarterfinals, and you're doomed." Does anyone agree with that? Then there's Djokovic who is a tad younger than Federer at 32. I don't think it would be surprising if either one of them or both came out on top of Federer and Williams. So does age really matter, or am I off my rocker?
  • May 24, 2019 02:09 PM
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    Thanks for the info on that. I know in other sports it's all but a sure thing. I was wondering if it was any different for F1 racing. That definitely answers the question then. Looks like it will definitely be Mercedes, and more than likely Hamilton winning it.
  • May 24, 2019 02:09 PM
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    I think it goes without saying that Lewis Hamilton is a very strong favorite to win the Monaco GP. He helped to further Mercedes' domination in Formula 1 by winning the Spanish Grand Prix for a fourth time, this year. Which also put him at the top of the F1 Drivers Standings by 7 points, moving past Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. Both of Hamilton's practice runs at Monaco speak just as loudly in my opinion. So I thought I'd post some odds to show how he stacks up against the other drivers.

    • Lewis Hamilton +110
    • Valtteri Bottas +200
    • Max Verstappen +335
    • Charles Leclerc +2000
    • Sebastian Vettel +2000
    • Pierre Gasly +2500

    Do numbers actually speak for themselves? I'm not familiar with F1 history as much. Perhaps someone can tell us about upsets in the past with odds similar to these?

  • May 17, 2019 03:46 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote:

    Pimlico is the shortest and fastest track, at least for the 3 legs of the Triple Crown.

    Nice, I didn't know that until today. And Belmont is the longest and oldest of the three. So I'm guessing the Kentucky Derby is the middle child then?
  • May 17, 2019 03:46 PM
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    It's quite often called the "Second Jewel of the Triple Crown". It's a fact, but what are some other facts that we might not know? Here are some interesting facts to help us get to know this "second jewel" a little better.

    1. This year is the first time since 1996 that the Derby winner won’t be running in the Preakness.

    2. The silver Preakness trophy is the most valuable in sports.

    3. Favorites strike at a 51 percent rate in the Preakness.

    4. Eight winners were bred in the Preakness’s home state of Maryland.

    5. The Preakness hasn’t always been run after the Kentucky Derby.

    6. A maiden (horse who has never won a race) hasn’t won the Preakness since 1888.

    7. The Preakness winner has been named Horse of the Year six times since 1999.

    8. Since 1925 the race has been contested at 1 3/16 miles.

    9. Rarely is the Preakness won by a horse who didn’t race in the Derby.

    10. The first Preakness carried a purse of $2,050.

    11. Six of the last seven Preakness winners completed their winter prep races in either California or Arkansas.

    12. No horse has won the Preakness by a larger margin than Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones.

    One fact that I thought was interesting is #2. The Woodlawn Vase was created by Tiffany and Co. in 1860 and was appraised at 1 million bucks in 1983. I figured the Stanley Cup would be the most valuable trophy in sports, but I was way off on that one. Details on #1: Country House came down with a cough and dropped out of the training list for Preakness. In fact none of the top four finishers from the Kentucky Derby will be running.