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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence — The Army-Navy Game is an American moment. If you don’t get goose bumps watching the flyovers and the parachute teams, or the legion of Cadets and the Brigade standing proud throughout the entire game, there is likely no blood flowing through your veins. The Army-Navy Game has an immense amount of tradition. It’s been said that every sports fan has a bucket list. If you’ve never been to an Army-Navy Game and it’s NOT on your list, you might as well tear the list up. The mission for four quarters is to play hard enough to earn the right to “sing second” as the losing team’s alma mater is played first followed by the victors. Started in 1945, for one semester, West Point Cadets trade places with Naval Academy Midshipmen to live and learn among their military community counterparts. The semester climaxes when the future leaders of the American military are traded back to their respective branches in a “prisoner exchange” during the Army-Navy game, and the ceremony is downright incredible.

Hoops 2-Minute Handicap

San Antonio: 16-2 SU vs. the Suns … Toronto: 15-1 SU vs. the Nets … Memphis: 6-1-1 $ home with no rest vs. the Wizards … Detroit: 5-0 $ vs. the Rockets … Denver: 8-1 $ vs. the Warriors

Grinding Out The Profits
From this year’s Playbook College Bowl Stat Report: Good news for the USC Trojans: star WR Michael Pittman (95 receptions, 1,222 yards, 11 TDs this season) will play … Bad news is the PAC-12 is 7-15 SU and 2-20 ATS in bowls game the past three seasons. OMG.
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