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.
On the eve of the NFL's opening weekend, Armen and Levack were joined by WNYT meteorologist Jason Gough for week one's "Celebrity Picks."
The boys picked five NFL games, including the three local teams and the Broncos-Colts and Panthers-Bucs tilts. We'll be keeping track of their records both this week and throughout the season, when Armen and Levack are joined by a different celebrity every Friday!
Not surprisingly, the Dallas Cowboys have found themselves in an awfully bright spotlight over the last few days. And on the eve of the NFL season, Mike Fisher, of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, joined Armen and Levack to help explain what's going on deep in the heart of Texas.
The 2014 Saratoga meet was as exciting as it was eventful. Thanks so much for coming along with us in our coverage - from live chats, to daily picks, to features on all of the summer's biggest stories. Today, we take a look back, starting with the final daily picks statistics:
Some seven or eight summers ago I came to the Saratoga Race Course with a friend. Which is about all I remember about the day.
I don't remember what day of the week it was. I don't remember what month it was. I don't remember what year it was.
I remember the name of my date, I remember it not going as well as my 18 or 19-year-old self might have hoped, and I remember the stretch run of one race from that day - a horse named Pizza kicking away from the field en route to victory, and Tom Durkin, the clever Saratoga Race Course caller bellowing out, "That's-a-nice-a-Pizza," as the horse crossed the wire.
I remember the line drawing smiles and laughter from the crowd I remember nothing else about, and I remember being reminded, again, why we all love Tom Durkin.
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