Since 1989, the losing team in the Superbowl is 5-17 in Week 1 (0-12 the last 12 yrs).
We're coming up to the second stanza of the Triple Crown, and here are the contenders for the 138th Preakness Stakes, which takes place this Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
The second installment of Thoroughbred Racing's most pinnacle award, The Triple Crown, will take place this Saturday with the 138th Preakness Stakes. Kentucky Derby winner Orb seems to be the favorite as Triple Crown contenders tend to be. It's been 35 years since we've seen a Triple Crown winner. Will this be the year or will contenders like Mylute stop Orb's quest for greatness?
Here are the Post Positions and latest odds for the Preakness Stakes
Post Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
1. Orb Joel Rosario Shug McGaughey 1-1
2. Goldencents Kevin Krigger Doug O’Neill 8-1
3. Titletown Five Julien Leparoux D. Wayne Lukas 30-1
4. Departing Brian Hernandez Jr Albert M. Stall, Jr 6-1
5. Mylute Rosie Napravnik Tom Amoss 5-1
6 . Oxbow Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas 15-1
7. Will Take Charge Mike Smith D. Wayne Lukas 12-1
8. Govenor Charlie Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 12-1
9. Itsmyluckyday John Velazquez Eddie Plesa Jr. 10-1
138th Preakness Stakes
Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Md
Saturday May 18 6:20PM
Purse $1 Million
We all remember the legendary outburst of John McEnroe. His famous, "You cannot be serious!" at the 1981 Wimbledon Championship, has become a part of sports pop culture. On Tuesday tennis had another player going berserk out on the court. At the Italian Open in Rome, Viktor Troicki of Serbia was losing badly against Ernest Gulbis. His shot was called out by Umpire Cedric Mourier in the second set, and that's when all the darmatics started. Arguing with Mourier, Troicki tried to prove his case that the ball was in. At one point he pointed to the sky and shouted, "There is no chance it's out. From the space you can see it's there!" To his credit, Mourier stayed calmed and tried to explain what he saw. Troicki wasn't buying it and even yanked a cameraman, at one point, over to the spot to further the antics. Troicki would lose boths sets 6-1, 6-1.
There's no love lost between Lightning and Bruins fans these days, but whether you love or hate Boston, Jack Edwards' call of Patrice Bergeron's overtime Game 7 winner is awesome.
Even announcers get into the excitement of the playoffs!