Fearless Weekend Predictions is a weekly column running on Friday afternoons where our resident soothsayer (or whoever we can get) locks down what will transpire in the coming 72 hours. It’s better to get these out before the 7-year is open. The crystal ball gets cloudy.
Well it’s been about a month since the last FWP. Keeneland has come and gone, baseball has started, and the Pudge Cup is off to a rousing start (unless you shot over 110 the first two weeks). It’s about time we looked into the magic ball and gave you fine folks some visions. Pudge will assist on this one.
The Derby will come and go and no animals will be harmed during the filming. That’s right, no horses are going down this year. With all the bad press following horse racing the last couple of years by the animal activist people expect trainers and event staff to play it safe this year. No horses will be running with a bum leg and I don’t think the jockeys will push as hard. Then again, who am I to predict that, it’s Derby time and all Hell is likely to break loose. If you venture into that wretched mess this weekend enjoy the scenery and take your umbrella.
The A’s will be back near .500 at the end of the weekend. Hey, it’s just a hunch but I think they’ll take at least two from the Mariners on the road. Dana Eveland will take his bearded self in tonight and throw a good game to start off the series. After that, it’ll be a war but the division leading Mariners are due to flub one up. Plus the A’s need some good news some time this week.
Ricky Hatton will own a small Phillipino in the ring. We don’t blog about boxing nearly as much as we wish we could on this site but this is the biggest fight of the year. Pacquiao has been good in the past but he just doesn’t seem as hungry as he was in the past. Hatton will throw with anyone and I’m predicting Hatton will lay the lumber on Mah-Mah-Manny on Saturday.
The Celtics will win game 7 in 4 overtimes at home. Are you serious with this series? I stop by TGC’s last night after softball thinking I can watch 7 minutes of basketball and go home. Wrong! This series has seen about 93 overtimes in 6 games and game 7 shouldn’t disappoint. Give me the Celtics in the Garden in a big game 7 any day. That is unless Salmons goes off again. In that case give me the Celts in 6 overtimes.
Billy Gillispie will hang around Lexington long after his time is over and still attempt to sleep with your girlfriend. Rumors of Billy sightings are almost more rampant than when he was initially hired around Lexington right now. People see him at Two Keys for God’s sake! Where next Billy? Perhaps you’ll stop in at McArthy’s for a Guiness? Maybe a little trip to the Tin Roof? The man may be on stage at the Penguin this weekend, who knows? All you do know is that Coach Cal better keep his daughter far away from this man.
That’s all this week folks. SmoothRon is gearing up for Keeneland tomorrow for Derby, TGC is on the road to K-Town for a celebration, and 2SL is celebrating life as usual. You should do the same and have a fantastic Derby weekend.