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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


PLAYBOOK’s friend Dan Wolken of the USA TODAY reports that it didn’t even take that long to expose No. 6 Wisconsin as a complete fraud of a national title contender. For a Badgers team that had recorded four shutouts this season and was allowing just 3.06 yards per play, by far the best in the country, the Badgers were just sloppy enough in not taking the Illini seriously enough or caught looking ahead to Ohio State in last week’s stunning loss at Illinois… The rebuilding job at Baylor continues to astound, and with the Bears now standing at 7-0 you have to consider Matt Rhule as a strong contender if not the favorite to be national coach of the year … It’s hard to imagine a result that will feel worse than Miami’s 28-21 overtime loss to Georgia Tech as they missed 27-yard and 25-yard field goals in the fourth quarter that would have given them the lead… Rumors of Arkansas shelling out big bucks to lure Mike leach to Fayetteville persist. It would be a ridiculous amount of money to pay a coach not to work, but Chad Morris is now well on his way to a second consecutive winless season in the SEC. Of his four overall wins, two have been against FCS teams with Tulsa and Colorado State accounting for the others … 

World Series Stat

Headed into this year’s World Series, the Washington Nationals were 10-1 in their last eleven games against the Astros, and 8-1 their last nine games at Houston.

Grinding Out The Profits

If NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky never scored any of his 894 career goals (also an NHL record), he would still be the league’s all-time leading point scorer with 1,963 assists. The all-time scoring tally reads: Gretzky 2857 points, Jaromir Jagr 1921, Mark Messier 1887, Gordie Howe 1850 and Ron Francis 1798. In my opinion, that may be the greatest accomplishment ever by an athlete.
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