The Breeders’ Cup is thoroughbred horse racings “Fall Classic”. For the past 25 years during this time of year, the Breeders’ Cup has represented the very best in the sport of horse racing. For the past 40+ years I have followed thoroughbred horse racing with a passion that rivals the most ravenous Ravens fan, the most die-hardest Orioles fan as well as the most Capitals ice hockey, Maryland Terp and NASCAR fan.
So with tongue in cheek, for the first time in over three years of blogging on WNST.net, I offer up my very first “list”. Something you have come accustom to when listening to 1570 AM in Baltimore and/or reading other blogs on this website.
#10 – Thoroughbreds never go on strike and horse owners never lockout their athletes
from the training facilities (re: any professional sport over the past 30 years).
#9 – No rainouts (re: MLB)
#8 – 15 exciting chase scenes (re: NASCAR just one real long one)
#7 – When you make a wager and win, you ALWAYS get paid off (re: your bookie of choice)
#6 – No injury reports to worry about (re: all Fantasy Games). Sure, horses get scratched,
but horseplayers just pick the next best selection to play.
#5 – No bad calls or Instant Replays to delay action (re: NFL, MLB and NBA)
#4 – Horses won’t suck on purpose since there is no draft (re: NFL and Andrew Luck)
#3 – When a horse gets beat at the wire, those who bet on him/her never complain that
their horse “Choked” (re: Texas Rangers)
#2 – Best entertainment value: Breeders’ Cup offers over 10 hours of action and
numerous chances to WIN money, compared to…
… 90 minute movie… 2 tickets + popcorn + 2 sodas = $50
… 3½ hour MLB game…2 box seat tickets + 2 hot dog + 4 beers = $125
… 3 hour NFL game… 2 tickets + 8 beers + hearing unlimited “F Bombs” = $450
… 2 hour NHL game… 2 tickets + nachos + 4 beers = $180
… 2 hour NBA game… Oooops, there are none!
#1 – You will never have to endure 14 straight losing seasons (re: Baltimore Orioles)
After watching the stretch drive from the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic, maybe then you might get just a bit curious and checkout the Breeders’ Cup races this weekend?
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