Mayor Bloomberg of New York wants to call attention to the obesity problem. We get it. You’ve no doubt heard about his proposed ban on large sodas in restaurants, delis and sports arenas. Under his plan, the sale of any cup or bottle of a sweetened drink larger than 16 ounces (about the size of a medium coffee), would be outlawed. Wait a minute… what’s next, Large Fries? Triple Scoop Cones? The Foot Long Chili Dog? What do you care what I’m drinking? By the way, I see that for the fifth anniversary of Burger King in Japan, they’re serving up FIVE patties in one burger. Yumm. I think I’ll celebrate with a Big Gulp…
HBO’s Jim Lampley called it “The Scene of the Crime.” It happened in Las Vegas… where Timothy Bradley was awarded a controversial split decision over reigning champion Manny Pacquiao, sending millions of boxing fans, insiders, commentators and journalists into a frenzy. In watching the HBO replay last weekend, I’d have to concur that Manny was robbed. Of 100 or so credentialed boxing reporters at the fight, only three had Bradley winning. Unfortunately two of them happened to be ringside judges. One of them is CJ Ross. It was telling that before the fight, HBO’s unofficial boxing judge Harold Lederman had his doubts about her… calling her a “very mediocre” boxing judge. No kidding. Yes, unlikely things happen in sports all the time. This one just happens to border on “the unthinkable.”
If you gave up on the Belmont Stakes because I’ll Have Another was scratched, I can’t blame you. But if you stuck it out, you were treated toanother heart stopping finish….Union Rags needed every yard of that mile and a half track to run down Paynter at the finish. It was something to behold…..
The incredible Triple Crown Run for I’ll Have Another has come to an end. The colt has been scratched a day before the Belmont Stakes and retired with a swollen tendon. Disappointing? Certainly. But what a lasting memory… that unreal stretch run at the Preakness will live in the hearts of millions of fans forever. Enjoy your retirement. I’ll bet the babes are lining up already…
There’s a reason horse racing hasn’t celebrated a Triple Crown Winner in 34 years. Well, there are many reasons: Horses just aren’t bred to go that insane distance at the Belmont (1 ½ miles), many of your competitors are fresher, too much pressure, moving too soon, moving too late…. and a hundred other obstacles that seem to stand in the way of history. But I’ll tell you, after watching that electrifying stretch run in the Preakness, how can you not root for I’ll Have Another? Maybe he’s the one. Maybe it’s time. Because despite having all the odds stacked against him, somebody’s gonna win it.
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