Topic: Horseracing

April 11, 2012

The Wood Memorial is one of the bigger races leading up to the Kentucky Derby, with a $1 million purse to match. Which makes it that much stranger to find it being run in the Aqueduct Racetrack of today, which is still a short walk from the A train, and in the process of being devoured by slot machines.

December 16, 2011

Kurt Vonnegut wrote a lot of really lovely words over the course of his long, sad life. He wrote exactly one sentence during his career at Sports Illustrated, although it was a pretty good sentence.