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With The Breeders' Cup being this weekend, this is a pretty timely.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hockeybeat, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Jim Rome had a surprisingly good interview with the Breeders Cup prez today (never thought I'd hear one positive word about the ponies on Rome, but lo and behold he owns part of a horse so now he's a fan). He asked what the heck happened to horse racing to drop it out of the national sports spotlight and the prez said in the 1950s horse racing bigwigs didn't want to put racing on TV for fear of scaring away fans from the track, while some small-time league called the NFL decided to embrace television. Very insightful.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    That's correct. Sport owned a giant piece of the legal domestic gaming industry, and were pigs about it.

    Lost a couple of generations, that way.

    Too bad.
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