Siva's #3 Rose

  • joined Nov 18, 2012
  • last login Aug 28, 2014
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I want to be a teacher of either Math (Middle School) or Social Studies (Middle & High School) someday. For now, I'll be substitute teaching in various districts close to home.

Also a rabid sports fan who tends to be a masochist in sporting choices.

Following (last title):
Tottenham (1960-61), Cincinnati Bengals (never), Louisville Cardinals (2013 YAY), Ottawa Senators (never), Chicago Cubs (not since 1908), Chicago Bulls (no post-MJ titles), US Men's National Team (never), Horse Racing (no Triple Crown since 1978; 8 lost in the Belmont in my life).

Following all these teams and sports more than tries my patience. That's 360 years of waiting.

My alma mater (U of L) winning it all in 2013 helps. So does remembering the last part of Jordan's Chicago days, when he should have retired for good (after '98).

I write articles for the horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come (ADTSTC). Sometimes I post something on Card Chronlcle or Cartilage Free Captain, but mostly the horses that race.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Chicago Cubs
  • NBA Chicago Bulls
  • NFL Cincinnati Bengals
  • NCAAF Louisville Cardinals
  • NCAAB Louisville Cardinals
  • NHL Ottawa Senators
  • Soccer Tottenham Hotspur
  • FIFA United States
  • EPL Tottenham Hotspur
  • Boxing Muhammad Ali
  • Tennis Andy Murray
  • Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund
  • NASCAR Ryan Newman
  • General Cincinnati Reds
User Blog

Belmont Stakes 146 Preview (plus Undercard Picks)

Time to see if California Chrome becomes an immortal or just another "almost" type. And to bet those other good races at Belmont Park, too. My wallet prefers an upset. My heart overwhelmingly...

Get Busy Winning, or Get Busy Dying (losing).

I wrote a note back in 2012 prior to joining ADTSTC about ending the Triple Crown as my first post to the site. Here's an updated version of it with inspiration from "Shawshank Redemption" and info...

Preakness 139 (California Chrome Does The Thing?)

Figure out the Preakness field this year. Maybe even win some money. Hopefully, you get to see it live. Don't spoil it for me, either, since I have all the weddings tomorrow. Seriously, congrats to...

The Fastest Two(ish) Minutes In Sports...


The race that most people wait for all year, and often the one you bet all year even if you ignore the rest of them. Here we are: Kentucky Derby 140. Let's hope I know what I'm doing (same goes for...

Oaks Day! Lilies! Horses! Money (hopefully)!

Hooray for the Kentucky Oaks! Let's try and win some money. Maybe not huge gobs of it unless Untapable loses, though.

The Blue Grass' Last Call on Polytrack

Bet on the horses that run around in circles in Lexington tomorrow at that track they call Keeneland. More than likely, you can ignore the winner on Derby Day, too. But hey, Keeneland for the win....

Keeneland Opens (Spring 2014 Edition)!


Friends, college students, fellow bettors, lend me your ears and the mutuel clerks your betting money! Preferably while leaving Keeneland with more money that you started the day with, because...

Horses on Saturday--go bet!


Let's watch some races, shall we?

Turfway! Horses! Have At It!


My family and friends are going to Turfway Park for some races that I ordinarily wouldn't bet on, but hey, it's live racing. Why not take a shot on a Friday night?

Keeneland College Day Reflections and Picks


Figure out who to bet if you're going to College Scholarship Day at Keeneland or if you're just betting from afar.

Vacationing at Del Mar


What it says it is: we went to Del Mar for vacation for the S&B Family for the third time. Last two times in 2004 and 2006, they had dirt. Now they have polytrack. But it's still Del Mar, so it's...

Saturday Racing Preview for August 17, 2013

Figure out who to bet or toss for the big races across the country at Arlington (Million Day), Saratoga (Alabama/Sword Dancer Day), and Del Mar (Del Mar Oaks Day).

The Power of Family Through Sports' Lenses


My aunt passed away today and she was a big sports fan. In February 2012, my uncle (her husband) passed away. Their love of sports and of life and how I connected to them through it all is...

Where The Turf Meets The Surf...and the Spa

It's summer time. That means Saratoga and Del Mar are here for a bit. Time to see what horses I like (and also which ones you should avoid, many of which could be one and the same).

To Change, or Not To Change (the Triple Crown)?

It has been a LONG time since the Triple Crown's been won. My older sister hasn't seen one, and neither have I. Would changing the gaps of the races help a bit, or should we keep with the 4-5 week...

Analysis of the 138th Preakness


You've heard of Orb for sure; you saw five of these other guys run in the Derby. Departing and Govenor Charlie aren't bad. Titletown Five is here because of D. Wayne Lukas & Paul Hornung. Time to...

Let's not forget the Preakness, guys. It rules.


We all know the Derby, we all love the Belmont when a Triple Crown could be live, but the Preakness sometimes gets neglected in the hype of it all. All three races are great. Let's show some love...

Derby 139 Analysis and Picks


The Oaks today was strange for most of us. Here's to a bit less strange running of this year's Derby. Also, let's see if I pick a Derby winner in a non-leap year. My guide (or a "who not to bet")...

Find Out Who to Bet (or Avoid) in the KY Oaks!


Everyone is familiar with that race they run the first Saturday in May. The race the day before it, the Oaks, is no slouch, either. The first running of the race, they were the same day. Find out...

Behind the Scenes of Working Oaks & Derby (2011)

Several people have attended Oaks and Derby at Churchill Downs on the eve of Derby and the first Saturday in May. Here's what it's like to be a volunteer worker at the events (while also being a...

ZOMG Replay Feed of Title Game


If you want a replay, the feed's not the best, but it's a start. Also, ZOMG YAY NATIONAL CHAMPS WOOHOO

Arkansas Derby Analysis


The Arkansas Derby has seen some stout winners in its past. Balto Star, Afleet Alex, Curlin, and Bodemeister are a few names that come to mind.

Blue Grass Analysis


Figure out who you like or want to throw out on Blue Grass Day for the feature race at Keeneland tomorrow. On dirt, this was a dumpster fire for the Wheatley Family. On synthetic it's gone much...


Here and Now: The run-in for Tottenham in 2009-10 and 2012-13

I haven't been a Tottenham Hotspur supporter as long as many here at CFC. I jumped on immediately after Lasagna season starting in 2006-07 from a casual/moderate degree and jumped in full on at...


Horse Racing Memories

This Friday, April 5th, 2013, Keeneland's Spring Meet opens. Even though I'm a native of Florence, Kentucky, where Turfway Park is, when I think of horse racing, I think Keeneland and Churchill...

Retro Diary: Triple Crown Aspirations and Failures

In Blazing Saddles, there's a law book that Hedley Lamaar and Taggart look at for a legal precedent as part of the plot. "Haley vs. United States, Haley 7, United States 0; it CAN be done!" I...


Both Sides of the Divide: How Beating Duke in the Elite Eight Felt as a former UK fan (1996-2006/7) and How it Did Feel as a U of L Fan (2007-rest of life).

For the first 16 years of my life, I pulled for that other school down the road, UK (or LBA to most CCers). I never hated Louisville, just didn’t want them beating UK at that time. I didn’t know...


Push the [panic] button, Frank? Actually, take a breath and relax for now. We have a ways to go.

I miss Mystery Science Theater 3000. At the end of the older episodes with Frank as one of the Mads at the end of the show, Dr. Forrester would always say something along the lines of "Push the...


How I Came to be a Tottenham Hotspur Supporter

When I was growing up, soccer was a sport I only followed during the World Cups. My interest started to plant its seeds when the United States unexpectedly advanced to the Quarterfinal round in...


Sens fans in the States?

First time poster to the Silver Seven. From the Cincinnati area and been a fan of the Sens since 2002-03. Always liked their underrated vibe, Alfie, and the fact that they contend enough to be...

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