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|FRIDAY, MAY 24 (subject to change)|
OPEN: FRIDAY FOOTBALL FEAST W/CHARCH
|9:20: PETE BERCICH IN STUDIO|
9:33: bercich stays
|9:55: RUSSO RADIO IN STUDIO|
|10:20: russo stays|
|10:33: SPORTS ESSENTIALS|
|10:53: TOM HANNEMAN FSN IN STUDIO|
|11:33: TREVOR MBAKWE gophers/nba draft|
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We celebrate the 1983 Wayzata Club Hockey Team and one of its stars, Jonny "The Mouse" Mikkelson, who once told me "Our team was so good the varsity wouldn't play us." When asked why he didn't play varsity Mouse said, "Too little." Cutest ever. So, we salute the greatest Club Hockey Team ever, a squad so vaunted even Jim Craig's Miracle team wanted nothing to do with it. Trottier, Bossy, Gretzky, Messier ... dead! Long live the 1983 Wayzata Club Hockey team!
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MAY B&B ...
November 16, 2007… Since that date, the Minnesota Wild cannot, and will not be considered a tough team.
There are some steadfast Racino! supporters who contacted me today and are pissed off Canterbury Park "gave up" its Racino! push and is accepting a 10-year agreement with the Tribe down the road to enhance our racing.
We couldn't win the Racino! race. After 10 years and millions of dollars can't people realize we were banging our heads against the proverbial wall and were not going to win? Nobody loves this track more than me and the hidden agendas with the Racino! race piss me off as much as the next fan. We were longshots at best to ever get slots at Canterbury, and the recent news is exciting and the buzz on the backside is palpable.
Our purses may double by next year, meaning owners, jockeys and trainers racing horses for $10k now may be going for $20k next year. What's wrong with that? There will be markedly more stock in the stables, the races will be more compelling and our signal will be more of a factor on the weekends at some of the nation's biggest tracks. Many who loathe racing at Prairie Meadows will head north from Iowa to challenge our nnew money and turf course. Our on-ttack vibe is top five in nthe country already, and horsemen who come in from far and wide brag about our fans.
This agreement with Mystic Lake is nothing but good news. THE LOVELY ANGELA gets to handicap better fields, people have better races to analyze, horsemen will have cracks at more money and the overall talent on the track will be the best it has been in more than 20 years. Embrace the decision and don't be pissed off "we quit" on Racino!. We never were winning that race, probably tried too long and spent too much money but this is nothing but a win, and we all will be better for it.
Here's how our game works: the owner of the winning horse receives 60 percent of what the purse is. Second gets 20 percent into their account and third 10 percent. The rest is paid from fourth down. The winning jockey gets 10 percent of what the winning owner houses and same for the trainer. So, if my horse DIME ON THE LIME wins a $10k race in a couple of weeks, $6k goes into my group's on-track account, then $600 goes to the winning rider and trainer BRYAN PORTER.
This agreement means the level of competition will be dramatically more tricky but the rewards are great for those who want to go. Face it, our overall quality of stock and field size at times has been depressing the last three years, and we are a break-even company. This all changes with the agreement, and even though the track will not house zillions more in profit the product on the track will be the best Minnesota has seen since Santa Anita helped open the joint in 1985. I am excited.