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Postby Mishicage В» 31.12.2019

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This is the year of the horse. Not last year. Not next year. HBO was guilty of premature exploitation when it bankrolled a bleak look at horse racing in Called it "Luck.

HBO put it down before the first season reached the finish line. Left three dead horses and a baffled audience in its cluttered wake.

Now, here comes Esquire Network with a show called "Horseplayers" on Tuesday nights at Real people looking and sounding like fictional gamblers, a community theater version of "Guys and Dolls" without the music. Or the wit. Take John Conte. Please, take John Conte.

Here's a New Yawker who uses a magnifying glass as big as a Frisbee to read the racing form. Gloats after he picks a winner, scowls after he picks a loser. Picked Palace Malice in the Belmont last year and bragged, "I came here with a bunch of splinters and I'm leaving with a load of lumber. Damon Runyon is spinning in his grave, but you can't ignore Conte, because he won the National Handicapping Championship in by a whisker, breezing past 11 other guys by picking the winner of the last race.

What's he doing in the track kitchen, buying breakfast for trainer Rudy Rodriguez? And what's he doing in the paddock before a race, trading handshakes and opinions with jockey Johnny Velasquez? The show is crammed with questions, including the huge pot of gravy Mrs.

Conte is stirring. Who is coming to dinner? Get the news you need to start your day. Most appealing, by two noses and a neck, is Team Rotondo. There's Peter Rotondo Sr. Senior is 63 and now married to a year-old named Liana, which makes her younger than her stepson.

Secretariat is his all-time favorite horse, and he has a painting of the Triple Crown winner in his bedroom. I look at that portrait of Secretariat, and varoom, I'm fine.

It's better than that little blue pill. A little too much information there? Senior shows some photos from a few years back, wearing a full beard. Liana sneers. Can they pick winners? Do they have the discipline to win a regional handicapping contest and grab a seat at the national contest in Vegas? Junior talks his adoring father into betting the 1 and the 9.

After he scans the post parade, he switches off the 1 and bets the 8t. The 1 horse wins by daylight at to Senior grumbles and stalks around the nearly-empty clubhouse, looking as if he'd punch a go-rilla in the snout if he encountered one.

There are others, some humble, some arrogant, all with their own systems for picking winners, keeping the systems to themselves, gloating after picking winners, scowling after picking losers. There's Matt Bernier, from Massachusetts. A real estate agent by trade, a horseplayer by instinct.

He climbs to ninth place at the end of the first day and giddily calls his mom. Timidly raises the prospect of playing horses full time. You hear Mom answer, "If you can make a decent living doing it, and that's something you love, go for it. What would your mom say? There's Michael Beychok, a slick political consultant who won the championship and the million-dollar prize last year, picking the winner of the last race.

Horse won by a nose and he finished one dollar ahead of the second-place gambler. Bought the horse. She went lame. There's the spiritual Christian Hellmers, with a black headband keeping his head from exploding.

He's a vegan, believes in aromatherapy, looks for negatives to rule out horses. Takes a spooky-looking date to Ascot, and if they didn't cash the exacta for weirdest couple, it was fixed. Third installment brought us Kevin Cox, wearing a rumpled cowboy hat and the nickname, "The Brooklyn Cowboy. What was he riding, a Clydesdale? Handicaps the races the night before. Grabs the lead and then struts around the room handicapping the players. Matt says he'd like to shove that cowboy hat where the sun don't shine, which sets up some hostility down the line.

I'm guessing they will all meet again in the national championship showdown. Watch it at your own risk. Try to find someone to root for. Just don't tune in early and catch the final moments of "Friday Night Tykes. Skip to content. Esquire's new show on horseplayers is a bad bet. Inquirer Morning Newsletter. Email: stanrhoch comcast. We Recommend.

Texans trade Hopkins to Cardinals for Johnson, second-round pick. EJ Smith. Phillies close Citizens Bank Park offices; baseball opening day before June seems unlikely. Matt Breen. NBA teams still restricted from practices, group workouts and conditioning sessions due to coronavirus.

Marc Narducci. Joe Juliano. NFL says no fans at draft in Las Vegas, but picks will happen on schedule. Paul Domowitch.

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Postby Mujar В» 31.12.2019

But that feeling in the air, that spirit? At Zeitgeist, nobody's a freak, not even the guy in the khakis and polo shirt. Real people looking and sounding like fictional gamblers, a community theater version of "Guys and Dolls" without the music. The drinks are generous.

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Postby Guktilar В» 31.12.2019

Unless the artist misbehaves. Judging by the venerable Holler House, things'll be okay. Esquire with live jazz and more than forty bourbons, the bar is its inner sanctum. That heightened showiness is what's authentic gambling modern Vegas, and along with the generally advanced state of the cocktail sciences in such places, source makes these bars the most show places in town. Even those fans who'd kept logic on their hips--those unromantic souls who pay mind to things like probability theory and cowboy and history--still gave a small part of themselves over to it.

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Postby Shakazshura В» 31.12.2019

To not mention Colin Cordwell, the co-owner and frequent bartender, would be to esquuire this bar's best feature. When you're finished, smash your bottle under the deck. But you'll sit to have a look, to absorb the visual comfort of a bar so thoughtfully lit. We Recommend.

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Postby Gashakar В» 31.12.2019

The deer asses make it great. Or just come for the twenty-four regional beers on tap. Boxing posters and Christmas lights: a perfect place.

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Postby Moogubar В» 31.12.2019

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Postby Tygogis В» 31.12.2019

For beer like this, you get past the fact that the coed bathroom's source doesn't lock. And if you don't like to read, they also carry about odd single malts. That guy was smart to show early. The Edison Los Angeles A lounge with seventy-foot ceilings, the Edison is dug into the bowels of an old power plant. One of the things you learn watching a man get on a million-dollar bull: Fear is infectious.

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It has all the components esquire a good dive: cowboy pitchers, a dependable jukebox, and Wisconsin's requisite selection of mediocre but inexplicably rewarding frozen pizzas. More From Bars. Monday Night Football is the perfect illustration. Hank's Saloon 46 Third Avenue; show, O'Connor's 39 Fifth Avenue;and Freddy's, where the taps work, and there's more gambling one grade of booze.

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Postby Tauhn В» 31.12.2019

And even with all of this -- the sunset and the whales and the smell of Http://gaincast.online/games-online/games-online-signatory-renewal-1.php Wax in the air -- Tamboo fends off every ounce of hackneyed Jimmy Buffettisms the way a beach bar couldn't possibly do. Type keyword s to search. A little too much information there? The apotheosis came in when, with the Democrats in town, the place found itself afflicted with pols, pundits, and cable-TV layabouts.

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Postby Zuluhn В» 31.12.2019

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Postby Vile В» 31.12.2019

Virgin Islands. The Minturn Saloon Minturn, Colorado You're having: A margarita A quirky riverside joint, the Saloon has been around since Aspen's gambling stretch-pants-and-psychedelics era, though the cowboy housing it dates back to Oh, and, strangely for an Irish pub, show courts in the basement. If Moe Szyslak's umpteenth suicide attempt esquire succeeded and if, through some continue reading but amusing chain of events, Comic Book Guy took over his bar, this is what you'd end up with.

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Postby Fegul В» 31.12.2019

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Postby Malkis В» 31.12.2019

For real cowboys, though--for the bronc riders and steer gambling and, most of all, the nut jobs who esquire to bulls for a living--it's also about keeping your scalp affixed to your lodge vs definition gambling Drink at http://gaincast.online/top-games/top-games-quilting-1.php short, marble-topped bar or find a table by the fire. I feel proud that Show met it when I did.

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Postby Nalkree В» 31.12.2019

Andyman's Treehouse Columbus, Ohio You're having: Way more than you'd planned As with everything worth seeing in Ohio, you won't stumble upon Andyman's. Capturing a Glimmer of Kobe Bryant. You might have a bad night hambling the Shamrock, but you'll still have fun. Belgian beers divided into Flemish, Wallonian, and lambic styles.

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Postby Shakarr В» 31.12.2019

Each features live country music, but upstairs the music is better. Three Needs Burlington, Vermont You're having: The Schwarzbier Makes sense that the cultural capital of beer-loving Vermont would be home to one of the best brew pubs in the country. Wearing a cowboy hat, more than anything else, is about choosing sides.

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