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.
You don't often hear a lot of talk about sex appeal in regard to horses.
Except in big time horse races; races like the Preakness.
Just maybe not this year's edition.
Ten horses will take to the Pimlico Starting gate on Saturday, with only two under 10/1 on the morning line, and only one of that pair entering off a win. That horse is, of course, California Chrome - the reigning Kentucky Derby champion, prohibitive 3/5 favorite, and the horse of the race.
In the months leading up to the NFL draft, it seemed a foregone conclusion that the New York Giants would take an offensive lineman.
Then they didn't.
Instead, they took LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and instantly opened themselves up to questions about the speedy pass catcher's fit, and the stability of an offensive line that helped doom the team's 2013 campaign.
The Jets' free agent signings didn't come as quickly or as furiously as we'd all expected, but they did come with star power; wide receiver Eric Decker, running back Chris Johnson, and quarterback Michael Vick each joined gang green in 2014
Make no mistake, people, this civilization of ours is going straight to hell.
Damn kids today with their Facebooks and their mall loiterings and their Dan Fogelbergs. They don't know anything about respect. Back in the good old days, when this plane of ours wasn't on fire and plummeting out of the sky, kids knew a thing or two about responsibility.
It was one horse, and the rest of the field, they said.
And this time, they got it right.
Because shortly after the field turned for home, one horse separated himself from that field, and crossed the wire alone - announcing to the world that though he's not a blue-blood, he's every bit as good.
That California Chrome will shine brightly tonight in Louisville as the 140th winner of the Kentucky Derby.
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