1. 2010 Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Dependent on Tradition

    Thoroughbred racing is dying. At least that is what you have been told. Heck, I'll bet you anything Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com will tell you it again within the next few days; he does every year...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 4 years ago 3,243 reads 0 comments

  2. Horse Embarrassment Averted, Not Squashed

    Thank God the New York Racing Association took a stand. No, not on the on-going Aqueduct slots debacle that could lead to the cancellation of this summer's Saratoga meeting...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 4 years ago 889 reads 0 comments

  3. Vic Zast: His Shtick More Harmful than the "Shtick" He Criticizes

    Once upon a time, Vic Zast was right... but only once. For those who don't get that reference, and most likely only a handful of you got that, I'll explain. In the 1960s, noted turf writer Joe Hirsch wrote about the five-time champion Kelso...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 4 years ago 784 reads 1 comments

  4. April 3 Is Not the Correct Day for Rachel-Zenyatta

    Every now and then, something happens that makes me want to be happy. Florida signs the top-ranked recruiting class, the Florida Marlins lock in Josh Johnson long enough for him to start the ...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 4 years ago 435 reads 4 comments

  5. Second Annual "All You Need To Know About National Signing Day" Rankings

    Here's the second annual “All You Need to Know About National Signing Day” recruiting analysis. I have rated the 25 best named recruits in the country, plus the five classes with the coolest names...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 4 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  6. NHL Should Have Punished Penguins, FSN Pittsburgh

    The National Hockey League messed up, and if vulgarity weren't frowned upon in journalism, I would not have used the word “messed...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 4 years ago 1,198 reads 8 comments

  7. ESPN's Decade In Review an Embarrassment In Sports Broadcasting

    Bob Ley is wrong. Couldn't be more wrong. Not even if he said something like “Glenn Beck is a big Barack Obama supporter.” And I guess I could leave it at that. Countless major media people have been wrong before...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 4 years ago 1,132 reads 5 comments

  8. Tim Donaghy Hasn't Earned Right To Write Book

    Well, we've all done it. We've all fallen in. Just two years ago, we were all vilifying Tim Donaghy, lambasting him for starting one of the largest scandals in the history of American professional sport...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 4 years ago 190 reads 0 comments

  9. Florida State Fired Bobby Bowden, He Was Just Graceful Enough To Accept

    Let's cut out all the wish-wash and euphemisms and get straight to the point. Florida State fired Bobby Bowden Monday morning, sacked him, canned him, showed him the door. Pick your phrase. But please don't say Bobby Bowden retired...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 4 years ago 2,185 reads 7 comments

  10. Charlie Weis Asked To Clean Office, Stop Using Notre Dame Stationary (Satire)

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - Following the school's 45-38 loss to Stanford Saturday night, Notre Dame president Father John I. Jenkins has asked head coach Charlie Weis to clean up his office immediately...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 4 years ago 11,300 reads 6 comments

  11. Price Mike Locksley Paid Too Small for His Crime

    I would have written this a few weeks ago if I anticipated its outcome correctly. Obviously, I did not. I thought the University of New Mexico was suspending head coach Mike Locksley as a pretense ...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about almost 5 years ago 39 reads 2 comments

  12. Memories of an ESPN Error

    Have you ever had something that's bugged you for years?Sure, it's meaningless, unimportant, even forgettable for every other person to ever walk the face of the planet, closer to Duke ...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about almost 5 years ago 244 reads 2 comments

  13. Memphis, Not Calipari, Will Be Villified Longer

    Nice try, Gary Parrish. Very nice try.But if I were to say you were wrong, it would very well diminish the meaning of “wrong” for future generations, and I don’t feel comfortable doing that...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about almost 5 years ago 243 reads 0 comments

  14. I'm Writing about Brett Favre Because I Want To?

    I promised myself last summer that I was not going to write about Brett Favre. I did.It's not that I thought I'd want to write about Brett Favre...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about almost 5 years ago 123 reads 0 comments

  15. The World Has Been Robbed Because of Another Archaic Golfing Rule

    I understand the rules are there for a reason, but sometimes the rules should be broken. Like, for instance, when breaking the rules gives us what everyone wants to see. Alright, Y...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about almost 5 years ago 483 reads 6 comments

  16. Derrick Thomas a Hall Of Famer Off the Field, Too

    Let me level with you: I don't know how to start this article. I don't. I've thought about it all week, and you know, I just could not figure it out...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about almost 5 years ago 840 reads 9 comments

  17. For Pete Rose, There's No Such Thing as the "Right Time" for Reinstatement

    It’s that time of year again. Boy, I say that a lot. A couple of players get inducted into the Hall of Fame; Andre Dawson and Dale Murphy don’t because they played one era before ...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 5 years ago 982 reads 38 comments

  18. Old Man Watson's Defeat: Only One Person To Blame

    I'm sorry, Tom. I truly am. You were all set to win your record-equalling sixth Open Championship, and I screwed it up.I'm truly, truly sorry.At the same time, I'm still waiting for my thanks from Stewart Cink...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 5 years ago 267 reads 1 comments

  19. Facebook Is a Secondary, Not Primary, News Source

    Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com has made a crusade against Twitter, and I cannot say I blame him. What is Twitter other than 140 characters of bumbling idiocy masquerading as “tweets?” Okay, I have a Twitter account, or had, not sure anymore...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 5 years ago 418 reads 0 comments

  20. NBC Sets New Low at Wimbledon

    NBC did it, again. Congrats, I did not think it was possible. After providing terrible coverage of Roland Garros, NBC had to one-up itself at Wimbledon...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 5 years ago 949 reads 4 comments

  21. Paulick's Broken Promise

    (originally posted on FinalHalfAFurlong.blogspot.com) I respect Ray Paulick; I really do. His insider knowledge and understanding of the sport from both a business and spectator aspect is almost unmatched in any field, let alone thoroughbred racing...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 5 years ago 240 reads 1 comments

  22. Roger Federer and Pete Sampras: The Most Prolific—Not Greatest—of All Time

    Well, he's the best, the greatest, the champion of all time, the legend. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Let the babbling commence.NBC couldn't stress the fact that Federer is the greatest of all time any more than I'm stressing the word “fact...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 5 years ago 2,600 reads 40 comments

  23. Gimmicky Hole Still Just As Gimmicky As the Tiger Diagnosed It

    It's that time of the year again, the time where you might actually watch a golf tournament that is not a major. I know, I know, you'll watch when Tiger is in contention. And you'll root for Tiger, or against him, or both, it does not matter...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 5 years ago 169 reads 0 comments

  24. Mine That Bird No Upset Compared to Chris Antley in 1999

    Mine That Bird should not have been in the Derby, flat-out had no business being there.Shipped in from Sunland Park, a tiny B-circuit in New Mexico, after twice losing a race there...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 5 years ago 240 reads 0 comments

  25. Horse Racing's 15 Best/Funniest/Strangest/Most Insulting Names

    As we get ready for the Kentucky Derby, I'm taking you through the 15 best horse names I have been able to find. I understand that there are probably countless other names just as good as these, ...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 5 years ago 78,791 reads 5 comments