We could have ANOTHER Preakness/NHL debacle

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Since the Red Wings and Stars are playing Game 5 on Saturday, and there are some Hockeytown fans on SatelliteGuys, I want to give you a warning:

I'm sure some of you guys remember last year's Preakness preempting an NHL playoff game and forcing the game coverage to be sent over to Versus.

(BTW, that involved my Sabres and was the end of an era for some players:( )

Anyway,

I hope the Wings fans here will have Versus is case the unthinkable happens...
 
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Since the Red Wings and Stars are playing Game 5 on Saturday, and there are some Hockeytown fans on SatelliteGuys, I want to give you a warning:

I'm sure some of you guys remember last year's Preakness preempting an NHL playoff game and forcing the game coverage to be sent over to Versus.

(BTW, that involved my Sabres and was the end of an era for some players:( )

Anyway,

I hope the Wings fans here will have Versus is case the unthinkable happens...

The Wings vs Stars game starts at 1:00, unless it goes into overtime, it should be over in plenty of time.

Doesn't the Preakness start at like 5 ???

Jimbo
 
wolfjc

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The Wings vs Stars game starts at 1:00, unless it goes into overtime, it should be over in plenty of time.

Doesn't the Preakness start at like 5 ???

But the last time they cut away from the hockey game it was at 4:00 because they had a whole lot of bs programming before the real race.
So we better hope that the game is over by 4:00.
 
Paul Wozniak

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Big Brown is the best horse I've seen since Secretariat. The jockey had to hold that horse back for 90% of the race. This horse could win the Belmont by 20 lengths.
 
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Big Brown is the best horse I've seen since Secretariat. The jockey had to hold that horse back for 90% of the race. This horse could win the Belmont by 20 lengths.
:up:up:up

I haven't paid much attention to horse racing lately, but I watched the pre-race show for the Kentucky Derby. When I saw Big Brown for the first time I told my wife and daughters (who have heard me bitch over the years about thoroughbred breeders) that Secretariat lived again! Before the Derby started I told them that, barring injury or disease, Big Brown was a sure bet to win the Derby and the Belmont. I wasn't so sure about the Preakness because of its shorter distance. Like Secretariat, Big Brown is built for STAMINA. Of course, that worry has now been put to rest!

Looking more closely at Big Brown in the Preakness pre-race show, and wracking my brain trying to bring up mental images of Secretariat, I decided that Big Brown is not quite the horse Secretariat was. But he is a close second and WAY superior to any other horse racing today.

I hate what breeders have done to horse racing, and I hope Big Brown stays healthy, wins the Belmont by at least 20 lengths, and convinces breeders of the error of their ways. They seem to think that the ideal horse should be an overgrown grayhound dog. That body style is fine for dogs, but doesn't scale up to the size of a horse. The streamlined and skinny upper body can't hold a proper-sized heart and lungs, so races have to be shorter and horses are still over-taxed. And the toothpick legs! Horses break their legs and have to be euthanized way too often. If a jockey looks at a horse cross-eyed he is liable to break the horse's leg.

Big Brown's only weakness, in comparison to Secretariat, is that even his legs are too skinny, though they are sturdier-looking than any of the other horses. We all know he has foot problems. His gorgeous body is just a tad too big for his legs.

Go Big Brown!!!
 
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I hope he pulls it off. If he doesn't I hope he survives the race.
 
Paul Wozniak

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:up:up:up

I haven't paid much attention to horse racing lately, but I watched the pre-race show for the Kentucky Derby. When I saw Big Brown for the first time I told my wife and daughters (who have heard me bitch over the years about thoroughbred breeders) that Secretariat lived again! Before the Derby started I told them that, barring injury or disease, Big Brown was a sure bet to win the Derby and the Belmont. I wasn't so sure about the Preakness because of its shorter distance. Like Secretariat, Big Brown is built for STAMINA. Of course, that worry has now been put to rest!

Looking more closely at Big Brown in the Preakness pre-race show, and wracking my brain trying to bring up mental images of Secretariat, I decided that Big Brown is not quite the horse Secretariat was. But he is a close second and WAY superior to any other horse racing today.

I hate what breeders have done to horse racing, and I hope Big Brown stays healthy, wins the Belmont by at least 20 lengths, and convinces breeders of the error of their ways. They seem to think that the ideal horse should be an overgrown grayhound dog. That body style is fine for dogs, but doesn't scale up to the size of a horse. The streamlined and skinny upper body can't hold a proper-sized heart and lungs, so races have to be shorter and horses are still over-taxed. And the toothpick legs! Horses break their legs and have to be euthanized way too often. If a jockey looks at a horse cross-eyed he is liable to break the horse's leg.

Big Brown's only weakness, in comparison to Secretariat, is that even his legs are too skinny, though they are sturdier-looking than any of the other horses. We all know he has foot problems. His gorgeous body is just a tad too big for his legs.

Go Big Brown!!!

You are correct in your assessment of current breeding practices (speed over endurance), that explains why I feel like Ramy. I'm at the point of just hoping none of the horses don't die during the race. They really need to re-think what they are doing to thoroughbreds these days.
 

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