The Run For The Roses

It's Derby Time! Time to prepare for the most exciting two minutes in sports. Saturday is the 500th running [estimate] of the Kentucky Derby and I'm already excited. One day, Kelly and I want to be able to attend the race in person. She'd wear a hat. I'd drink a mint julep. It would be awesome.

So it's time to pick a horse and I need a winner because I'm on a three-year slide, having not picked correctly since War Emblem. After a thorough analysis, I've decided who I'm going with:

Sinister Minister.

Here's how I arrived at this pick: he has both Seattle Slew and Secretariat in his bloodline, he's extremely fast, and- who am I kidding- his name is freakin' awesome!

Despite the fact that he's a Bob Baffert horse [a fact that means nothing to many, but would light-up my father-in-law], I feel almost obligated to pick him; Sinister Minister should be my IM screen name. Most experts don't think he has what it takes, and he's running at 10-1, but I'm calling my shot. Wait and see.

Maybe one of these days I'll actually put money on it.