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Nobody is mouthier than a sports writer on television. It's one for the shrinks.

Updated: May 25, 2004, 3:29 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

Nobody is mouthier than a sports writer on television. It's one for the shrinks. Television must look like easy pickings with all the dumb pretty people on the screen, that has to be it.

Media blabbermouths have been predicting the downfall of horse racing since the last Triple Crown winner in 1978.

Guess what: Horse racing is the hottest sport going.

Television ratings are up substantially. Name another sport where that's the case. There seems to be one. Poker.

The amount ...

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