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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence — Following up on yesterday’s column featuring the best ever ATS seasons for every NFL team, we flip the script today and examine the worst seasons, as outlined by NFL Nation when its reporters gave their perspective on the best individual seasons against the spread for each team, using research from ESPN Stats & Information. Safe to say the worst performance ever occurred during the 1976 season for the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who went 0-14 SU and 2-10-2 ATS – the beginning of a wretched 0-26 start to its franchise. Its one reason they were commonly referred to as the ‘Yucks’. To see the worst money burning seasons ever for each NFL team click here.

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First and foremost, let me set the record straight – I am all for the equality the African American today is so deservedly and desperately seeking. It’s long past time to put racial bias aside and learn to live together as one in this great nation of ours. The fact of the matter is the single most effective manner in creating change in our country has come by protest – PEACEFUL protest. My concern is that in our haste to make change we often times look past the thread that has made our nation great… namely history. Be it good or be it bad, it’s still an interwoven part of the fabric of this nation. To put on a blindfold and ignore what occurred in the past is sacrilegious. For instance, athletes requesting the removal of “The Eyes of Texas” as the Texas Longhorns’ school song in a effort to make the campus more inclusive to the black community – because it was first performed in a minstrel show which featured blackface performers in 1903 – is a prime example of being over reactive for the sake of being politically correct during these times. Does that mean that Al Jolson’s name should never be uttered again? No, it happened at a time in history that was different than today – that’s all. The focus should be on moving forward, not looking back and attempting to re-write history for the sake today’s protests. Yes, Black Lives Matter… as do All Lives Matter. We are one human race and to live together we need to learn to respect one another. Let’s get it right and learn from our mistakes, not compound or continually commiserate over them. By burying the past in the sand you bury a piece of history with it. Sorry for the rant, but I needed to get this off my chest.

Grinding Out The Profits

2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine reports: Before winning the Super Bowl with a dramatic second half comeback, Kansas City head coach Andy Reid was 1-12 in the postseason when his teams did not lead at halftime. Ironically, Reid finally got his Super Bowl win as clearly the deuces were wild: he got his 222nd career win by winning more playoff games during the 22-day playoff span as he did the previous ten years (2), and it occurred on 02-02-2020.

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