The Underground Man, two times two, and Justify

So said Fyodor Dostoevsky in his masterpiece "Notes from Underground": With the ant-heap the respectable race of ants began and with the ant- heap they will probably end, which does the greatest credit to their perseverance and good sense. But man is a frivolous and incongruous creature, and perhaps, like a chess player, loves the... Continue Reading →

Belmont chat with Dane and Ben

Set your clocks: Thursday morning at 9:05am CDT, I will be back on Sports Town Chicago to talk Belmont Stakes with Dane and Ben! There may be no Triple Crown on the line, but there will be no shortage of intrigue.  The projected field seems to be getting bigger by the day, and we will... Continue Reading →

our chapter

eleven names have always hearkened back to what the books of history have said mute tones of sepia and white and black accented with blue checks or devil’s red illuminated manuscripts of old bring illustrated tales of hero steeds though yellowed leaves fall short of making bold the full extent of witnessing those deeds our... Continue Reading →

soundtrack to a Triple Crown

when you're thinkin' you're a joke and nobody's gonna listen to the one small point i know they've been missing around here Yesterday, I was more excited about seeing a horse race in person than I was about seeing the Goo Goo Dolls in person for the first time. I was more excited about catching... Continue Reading →

post-Belmont on WLS!

American Pharoah has won the Triple Crown, and people are talking. Tomorrow morning, I will be back on WLS 890 for a short segment about the Belmont Stakes!  I'll be on a little earlier than I was on Friday: Monday I am scheduled for the quite precise time of 8:18am CDT. If you’re in Chicago,... Continue Reading →

Belmont Stakes Day!

Belmont Stakes day is finally here!  Maybe we will see a Triple Crown today, and maybe there will be another spoiler.  No matter what, it will be a top-class day of racing from beginning to end, and Blinkers Off has the information you need. Belmont Stakes Point/Counterpoint: Over at Picks and Ponderings, Paul Mazur and... Continue Reading →

Friday morning: talking Belmont on WLS

If you missed me on Sports Town Chicago this morning, or just can't get enough Belmont chat on the radio, you've got another chance! At 8:35am CDT on Friday, I will be a guest on WLS AM for a short segment, talking Belmont Stakes picks.  If you're in Chicago, tune your radio to 890 AM. ... Continue Reading →

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