Joe Bianchino is a producer with 104.5 The Team. He grew up in the Capital Region and is an avid fan of all sports, including hockey, baseball, football, soccer and horse racing. He is a die-hard Giants, Yankees and Rangers fan.
The Saratoga Race Course will once again open its doors on Friday. Before it does, and before you make the trek up the Northway to gamble away your hard-earned money, read our ten tips for handicapping.
Do you remember the first time Neo saw the Matrix - that dizzying display of scrolling code? He saw no rhyme nor reason nor pattern - just a furious loop of unexplainable binary. With time, though, with experience, and tutelage, he began to see the woman-in-the-red-dress for the trees. In other words, he figured it out.
This is as close as I can come to explaining what it's like to, for the first time, survey the past performance program at Saratoga. Like Neo, you won't have a clue what you're looking at. But, also like Neo, you'll get the hang of it. To help, we've detailed what information can be found where and explained what it means in relation to an actual horse race.
The dominos that are the NBA's top free agents have yet to begin falling. While we wait, naturally, speculation and debate has become the lay of the land - where should the top free agents go? And why?
Before you can know how to feel about the U.S.'s World Cup, you must ask yourself, are you an optimist, or a pessimist?
If you're an optimist, you'll likely focus on the Americans' escape from the Group of Death - a feat no one thought possible - and the great young talent that showed itself in the form of DeAndre Yedlin and Julian Green and rule this World Cup a success.
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