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Washington Post Shrugs Off Torture Because, You Know, It Polls Well

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've written before about Jay Rosen's excellent explanation of "the church of the savvy," in which political reporters seem more focused on describing the "horse race" aspect of politics rather than the truth. It's the old story inShow More Summary

Prancing of the Horses: Ferrari Finali Mondiali

The Ferrari Finali Mondiali, held for the first time outside Europe, in Abu Dhabi, ended with a day of exciting racing. The racing event also featured a demonstration featuring everything that is best about the world of Ferrari: design, technology and innovation. Read the rest of the story at: Prancing of the Horses: Ferrari Finali Mondiali

How Japan Built The World's Best Horse Racing

last weekSports : Deadspin

TOKYO — I came to watch Japan's top racehorses, arguably the strongest in the world, contest last Sunday's Japan Cup, worth more than $5 million. I left believing that the reason the Japanese racing industry is so much healthier and more popular than any of its counterparts is about much more than the quality of the horses. Show More Summary

Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers: Complete Week 14 Preview for Atlanta

The Atlanta Falcons travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers on Monday Night Football in a game that could determine the division leaders after it's over. Green Bay is in a horse race with the Detroit Lions to win the division, while...Show More Summary

John Boehner has a race horse named after him: 'Weeper of the House'

House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) unflattering nickname is now the name of a horse. And no, it's not a phallic innuendo. When Boehner cried after taking control of Congress in 2010, some in the press dubbed him "Weeper of the House."...Show More Summary

A Day At The Track For The World's Biggest And Strangest Horse Race

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

TOKYO — One of the most-watched and best-attended sporting events in the world took place in Tokyo last Sunday. More than 100,000 people, thousands of whom slept outside overnight, streamed into Tokyo Racecourse for the $5 million-plus Japan Cup. Show More Summary

Duck Dynasty Season 7 Episode 3 Recap: Quack in the Saddle With Captain Explosion!

Last night on Duck Dynasty Season 7 Episode 3, Willie Robertson went from Boss Hog to Thoroughbred. Or at least the proud owner of a thoroughbred race horse. How did that happen, and what absurd antics followed its acquisition? Watch...Show More Summary

Harry Styles Fan Falls Into A Steaming Pile Of Manure While Chasing Her Hero: It’s A Dung Direction!

A manic Harry Styles fan who was so desperate and determined to get close to her hero, accidentally fell into a giant pile of horse st as she run like a race horse in stilettos to be close to the One Direction heart-throb. Poor old Harry Styles. Show More Summary

NASCAR Drivers Who Will Be on the Hot Seat in 2015

NASCAR can boast that it has one of the longest seasons out of all professional sports that are governed by a unifying body. Horse racing is year-round, but has no “league” and thus never ends. NASCAR comes pretty close, and though the...Show More Summary

Heisman Stock Watch 2014: Who's Rising and Falling Post-Week 14?

The Heisman Trophy starts out like a charity 5K fun run but ends up like the final stretch of a Triple Crown horse race. Anyone and everyone seemed to be a contender when the season began, yet heading into the final week of play before...Show More Summary

Heisman Watch 2014: Top 5 Rankings for Week 14

Major college football matchups between top programs in Week 14 had a huge effect on the Heisman race. Many of the top contenders remain in the running, but other dark horses continue to emerge. Bleacher Report College Football Analyst...Show More Summary

Del Mar racing in late fall? California Chrome makes it even better

California Chrome made it a rare November to remember in horse racing Saturday. It takes a real star to do that.

SHOCKING VIDEO: Excited Gambler Gets Trampled After Running Onto the Track To Cheer On His Winning Horse [Watch]

In a surprisingly stupid move, one man, eager to celebrate his winning horse, ran out onto the dirt track where the horses were racing. He soon found himself on the

A win at Hollywood Derby can make California Chrome horse of the year

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

There are just six horses entered Saturday in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar, but the presence of Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome means the horse racing world will be watching closely.

Despite its problems, the United States of America is still the best. Thing. Ever

There are not that many things I find more irritating than Europeans getting on their high horses about America and the subject of race, violence and inequality. Everyone seems to… Continue reading The post Despite its problems, the United States of America is still the best. Thing. Ever appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Oscar Watch: From Aniston To Bening To Rowlands Best Actress Dark Horses Make Their Move In “Thin” Field

While the Oscar race for Best Actor has heated up to a frenzy with, as previously reported here,  at least 30 viable candidates and only five slots, most observers have labeled this year's Best Actress crop from weak to thin with not even enough sure things at this point to make a list of five. Show More Summary

Short Term Pain Tolerance Needed To Fix Horse Racing

Horse racing is dying (but it doesn't have to). Handle and interest keeps sinking year after year as Horseplayers are literally dying off or just get fed up, and they are not getting replaced. This is reality, and large statues of horses...Show More Summary

Federal judge denies sports betting in New Jersey

A federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost its struggling horse racing and casino industries, a finding Gov.

The Story of Reckless: The War Hero You Never Knew Of

You’ve heard of the famous racing ones: Seabiscuit, Secretariat, War Admiral. But there’s one horse– a decorated military hero– you haven’t heard of. It’s the story of Sgt. Reckless, the little chestnut Mongolian mare. The post The Story of Reckless: The War Hero You Never Knew Of appeared first on The Good Men Project.

This Is A Good Time To Buy Nikon (D750 At $1,600, Optional Savings Of Up To $800)

Nikon is trying to be the first horse in the race to cross the line and lock your holidays presents with an impressive discount program. Of course Nikon is not just begin generous for the sake of generosity. They are hoping to get your holidays presents and end of year money. Luckily they are doing quite [...]Show More Summary

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