The strange sports year continues. The NHL is back, and this time with new divisions and a new playoff setup. Four divisions with the top 4 of each division moving into the playoffs. Then each division has their own little tournament with each winner advancing to the final 4. The 4 left will get seeded based on regular season and eventually we get a cup winner! So who will raise Lord Stanley’s Cup?
- New York Rangers
- Tampa Bay
- St. Louis
- Tampa Bay
Stanley Cup Finals
Las Vegas over Tampa Bay
It’s the time of year that everyone waits for, where I tell tell you who will win the NBA championship.
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Golden State
Eastern Conference Final – Milwaukee over Philadelphia
Western Conference Final – Lakers over Clippers
Finals Lakers over Milwaukee
As Tim Sullivan of the Louisville Courier-Journal reported, Churchill Downs has lost 43 thoroughbreds to racing injuries since 2016, or 2.42 per 1,000 starts, 50 percent higher than the national average. Some of the proposed changes at both Santa Anita and Churchill Downs involve a phasing-out of Lasix, the diuretic and anti-bleeding medication long used in horse racing. Others wondered whether the sport needed to change anything other than the Santa Anita track surface.
This is torture. A civilized society should do better.