He drove across Interstate 15 late that summer, amazed with what he had seen, captivated by the pageantry, inspired to witness more, determined to travel all across the globe to live the moment over and over.
Forget the part about baseball managers being judged exclusively on overall record. Not at this level.
Say the words Del Mar and Saratoga to a horseplayer and expect to see a big smile. They are the two most enjoyable race meets all year long.
Brandon Jennings today should be concerned only with signing a professional basketball contract worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, complete with a plush apartment and an expensive ride. He should be dreaming about hip European culture, of perhaps enjoying a nice bruschetta outside some cafe after practice.
I have decided that fish are much smarter than we give them credit for. I also think they are mean, vindictive little creatures capable of orchestrating intricate plots designed to humiliate unwary anglers. My guess is that fish study the fine art of angler humiliation while completing the curriculum offered in their schools.
It’s enough to request early entry into the Denny’s senior menu club, this list of health issues that doctors suggest accelerate around age 40.
The Fourth of July is as good a day as any to reflect how horse racing has become sports’ most popular pinata. A lot of rage is being bandied about. But if it’s from people who care about the sport, then I can accept it. That energy just needs to be channeled in a positive way.
Say you wander down the hall at home this week and one of your little angels somehow has cracked the parental control software on the family computer, where an Internet poker tournament is being staged. Your first instinct might be to hand out a severe punishment, like forcing the child to sit through a taped marathon of UNLV football the past few years.
Friday is Independence Day, a day to celebrate the establishment of a broad spectrum of personal freedoms found in these United States and nowhere else. It’s a day to celebrate the inspiration, the intellect and enlightened vision of our nation’s founding fathers — a day to recognize and give thanks to those who spilled their blood and gave their all to see those freedoms established.
The room was meant for silent contemplation, a place in the hospital to sit and pray and beg a higher being for help. Maria Fragoso didn’t feel much like being quiet, and the door that took forever to close wasn’t helping.