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Friends, Well it was rainy, but the Preakness was about as exciting a race as we’ve seen that had a 2/5 favorite. The sloppy track made for a real mess on the infield, but Justify ran through it, taking early pressure from Derby runner-up Good Magic and then holding off the late-charging Bravazo.  And for […]

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Friends, While I always love the NHL hockey playoffs, now, I’m really excited after last night’s Caps victory.  Still six wins to go though and that is a loooooong way! This week is Preakness Week and the FULL Preview is below. You can take your winnings from listening to me before the Derby and double […]

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Friends, Wow… What a weekend!  Started it on Thursday night with a great Alice in Chains show at the Anthem.  Then, drove back/forth twice between UVa (Adam’s track meet Fri/Sat) and UDelaware (Olivia’s field hockey Sat/Sun), yet still managed to catch the Caps crazy win over the Pens, Saturday’s Kentucky Derby and last night’s historic […]

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Friends, Well, it seemed Scott Pruitt was getting a rough ride last Thursday on Capitol Hill but the White House Correspondents Dinner speaker Michelle Wolf may have underperformed him Saturday. Apparently, many didn’t particularly like a number of her jokes and her coverage was worse that NRDC’s coverage of Pruitt.  I am sad I missed […]

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Friends, Sorry friends we are a little late today but I’ve been running around Atlanta in meetings and am now headed to an event where SoCo CEO Tom Fanning with be named CEO Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Assn. Nice digs at the Georgia Aquarium by the way, you should check […]

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Friends, Welcome to Marathon Monday, better known as Patriot’s Day.  Today is the 122nd Boston Marathon and this year the weather looks pretty windy, cold and soggy.  You can see the Boston Globe’s coverage full coverage here.  The elite runners have already finished and for the first time in 33 years, an American woman has […]

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Friends, I launch today on the 18th anniversary of one of SNL’s best sketches EVER: Christopher Walken and “More Cowbell.” I’ve got fever… and the prescription is… What an end to the Masters as Patrick Reed held off the charging Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth to win his first Major. Reed, often seen as one […]

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Friends, Hope everyone had a great Passover and Easter. It is not that rare that the religious dates occur in the same weekend and in fact 2015, this year, next year and 2020 all feature the Passover/Easter dates in the same weekend. There is a new hero for NCAA Final Four lore: Notre Dame’s Arike […]

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Friends, Easter Week has arrived and that means Spring Break for many schools (Hannah’s Wellesley and Olivia’s Indian Creek)…and Congress is gone for two weeks. It also means MLB Opening Day on Thursday.  That of course reminds me of one of my favorite movie scenes from Bull Durham. After last week’s budget deal was completed, […]

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Friends, Given tomorrow is the first day of spring.. it’s totally March Madness!!!  Wow… Was that a great weekend of basketball? Some great games and some great surprises. While I never would have picked them, I certainly know where UMBC is since it is about 10 minutes from my house. In fact, on St Patrick’s […]