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Posted by Charles P. Pierce June 7, 2010 02:02 PM
I know nobody except my pal Berger cares about this, but this weekend is a pretty big deal for thoroughbred racing. Rachel Alexandra is running at Churchill Downs and Zenyatta is running at Hollywood Park, trying to go 17-0 lifetime. Given that the best three-year old never made it to the post at the Kentucky Derby, and given what nondescript Triple Crown races we subsequently had -- That Belmont field on Saturday was an embarrassing bunch of muckers -- the Breeders Cup this fall at Churchill Downs is probably the last chance for the sport to shine this year.
Listen to Charlie Pierce
“Still too early, but I share the concern. Would love to see the eventual second unit guys – Baby, Jeff Green, Arroyo, West and probably Kristic – get to play together. Rondo looks exhausted and it would be helpful if Doc could cut back his minutes. Also, I strongly suspect there were concerns that Perk was not the same player anymore.”
“Packer was serious about hoops. I knew it was a big game when Musberger/Nantz would call a game with Packer. He was old school so he took delight in fundamentals such as a pick/roll or boxing out a rebounder. I'm still a young kid, but I enjoyed his analysis.”