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PEBBLE BEACH HOSTS THE US OPEN

PEBBLE BEACH HOSTS THE US OPEN About half way up the Pacific coastline of California lies the seemingly enchanted seaside city of Pebble Beach.  It’s enchanted because few places on earth display such dramatic beauty on such a small piece of rugged coastline known as the Monterey Peninsula and Carmel Bay. This is California at its very best. There is …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on June 10th, 2019 Leave a comment »

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TIME FOR TACITUS

As the contending horses paraded themselves in front of the capacity gallery at Churchill Downs this year for the Kentucky Derby, one horse stood out as if he had a subtle aura of energy around him, the big Gray, Tacitus.  Named after a Roman emperor, this horse carried himself like the nobility he was named for.  Horse racing fans with …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on June 3rd, 2019 Leave a comment »

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CODY BELLINGER FOR MVP

Sports writers are running out of superlatives just trying to keep pace with what Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers is doing out on the baseball field this season, almost every night. His offense leads all of baseball in almost every category. His defense borders on astounding at times.  Just ask the Mets’ Carlos Gomez who was gunned down …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on May 28th, 2019 Leave a comment »

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ST. LOUIS SINGING THE STANLEY CUP BLUES

It took a full six games for the St. Louis Blues professional Ice Hockey team to defeat the stubborn San Jose Sharks and advance to the NHL finals where they will face the legendary Boston Bruins, who have been practically perennial contenders for the Stanley Cup title for the past 20 years or so. Although most of us were not …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on May 23rd, 2019 Leave a comment »

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WYNN RESORTS TO SELL BRAND NEW ENCORE CASINO

Up in Everett, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, Las Vegas based Wynn Resorts is just putting the finishing touches on a brand new $2.6 Billion Casino and Hotel on the waterfront.  It’s called ‘the Encore Boston Harbor’ and apparently has been sold before even opening its doors to the public. The Encore Boston Harbor, in its entirety, will soon be …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on May 22nd, 2019 Leave a comment »

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GOLDEN STATE LOOKS TO CONTINUE DYNASTY RUN

Since winning their first NBA Championship since 1975 by defeating LeBron’s Cleveland Cavaliers back during the short reign of head coach David Blatt, the Golden State Warriors, behind the always entertaining antics of Stephen Curry, have pretty much dominated professional basketball in North America. The Warriors are the new kids on the block, although Golden State actually won the NBA …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on May 21st, 2019 Leave a comment »

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BOOKIE BEWARE

Sometimes the things that we at first perceive of as bargains end up being more costly in the long run than it would have been to go ahead and get the better quality product in the first place. This holds especially true for PPH Services. If you look closely at the available price per head services being offered to bookmakers …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on May 20th, 2019 Leave a comment »

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THE NBA FEARSOME FINAL FOUR

James Harden and the Houston Rockets knew that they had a chance to beat the reigning champion Golden State Warriors in the NBA semi-finals this year, and they played like it, right up until the fourth quarter of game 6 on their own home court when super star Seth Curry took over in a whirlwind of flash and speed and …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on May 14th, 2019 Leave a comment »

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BETHPAGE BLACK IS THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

The sign outside the entrance to the Bethpage Black golf course sets the tone for the upcoming PGA Championship.  It says, “WARNING-The Black Course Is An Extremely Difficult Course Which We Recommend Only For Highly Skilled Golfers”.  Fortunately, there will be an abundance of highly skilled golfers in attendance when competition tees off for the 2019 PGA Championship out on …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on May 14th, 2019 Leave a comment »

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BET ON COLLEGE BASEBALL

While college football and basketball are national passions, college baseball is just now coming into its own, and becoming an attractive wagering option for many bettors as well.  The level of sophistication and competition has risen in recent years to bring university level baseball into the national limelight at last. The season for college baseball is out of line with …

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by Bobby Goodspeed on May 9th, 2019 Leave a comment »