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.
While driving in this morning I happened across Amy Grant's Grown-Up Christmas List, and found my mind wandering into an imaginary reality wherein I could pen a letter to or serenade with a hit song some all-seeing bearded fellow and have him take care of what troubles me.
The event meant to unite the world in the spirit of peaceful sporting competition will be hosted, in less than two months, by a country that refuses to unite its own citizens in the spirit of equality.
Four-letter profanity gets tossed around a lot in sports. They're words that begin with "F" and "S" and "D" and are hurled back and forth with such frequency that their sting has all but been nullified.
I can't imagine a life without memory. Without being able to recall the names of my family members. Without remembering what gifts they got me last Christmas, or the looks on their faces when they opened the ones I gave them.
In the midst of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, the U.S. Men's National Team ripped off a 12-game winning streak and gave rise to the hope that the stars and stripes could make a legitimate run in the world's grandest sporting event
It was a roller-coaster week at Saratoga, but one highlighted by a few unbelievable shows of class.
Time flies when you're having fun, they say.
Does it also fly when you're making it rain cash all over Saratoga? How about when the complexities of horse racing rob the contents of your wallet and beat you about the head with them?
I guess the answer is an individual one, but no matter how fast or slow the time has seemed to go for each of us, the fact remains that we have all seen half of what was afforded us click by - the 20th of 40 days of Saratoga racing coming this past Saturday
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