Pray to God you don't step on that bird head.
Also of note is this time lapse video of the turf being laid inside PJCS.
Siva (the horse) went off as the favorite and finished dead last today at Churchill. Our Thoroughbred Racing Correspondent, Carly Kaiser, saw him earlier in the day and said he was being "a real dick," and predicted that he might not run very well.
The national championship barely makes up for this.
I was trying to think of the worst possible horse names Pitino could come up with former players. I ended up with "On a Bender," "Dealing Carlos" and "Missed Dunk Lorenzo." It's harder than you'd think to come up with a suitable horse name for Joseph N'Sima's free-throw style.
Seriously, tell me there's a better person on this planet. That's not a request, it's a f---ing challenge.
Eric Crawford's latest profile of a champion is on none other than Mr. Stephan Van Treese.
The horse will be breaking from post position No. 8 on Saturday, which is a very good place to be.
ESPN ranks the top 100 incoming freshmen in college basketball, and has Anton Gill at No. 48 and Akoy Agau at No. 75. I'm assuming the omission of Terry Rozier is due to the fact that it was assumed he would be a freshman last season before he failed to qualify.
Jon Wiler joins the list of college hoops writers picking Louisville to start the 2013-14 season ranked No. 1.
1. Louisville: The national champs return leading scorer Russ Smith, Final Four MVP Luke Hancock, big men Wayne Blackshear and Chane Behanan and a slew of talented role players. And they have a quality replacement for point guard Peyton Siva in junior college POY Chris Jones. Not as talented as Kentucky but more experienced, better defensively and better coached.
On a related note, I've become a big fan of complimenting trash-talking UK fans in their 2012 champions shirt on their "vintage" and "throwback" clothing. And when I say "become a big fan," I mean I've done it once. Went with "vintage," but rest assured that I've got "throwback" just waiting in the wings right now.
Andrea Adelson writes that Louisville has won big under Charlie Strong despite a very little amount of success on NFL Draft weekend. Expect that to change next year.
Yahoo pegs Teddy Bridgewater to go sixth in next April's draft.
Goldencents jockey Kevin Krigger is feeling awfully confident these days.
"We're not just looking at the Kentucky Derby winner, but a Triple Crown winner," Krigger said. "I've looked at all the Triple Crown threats, and I haven't seen a horse that I'm worried about. I'll tell you what's going to happen. We're going to win the Kentucky Derby, and we'll find out the fractions at the end of the race."
I also love Rick Pitino saying that he'll be watching the race "on his 17th mint julep."
I've always dreamed of being able to buy a Derby horse with my friends and then turning our owner's box into an absolute sh-t show on national television (lots of beer showering) if it won the race. It sounds like Pitino and company could make that dream their own reality on Saturday. Seriously, that would be an incredible post-race interview.
CBS is the latest to anoint Russ Smith as an early first team preseason All-American.
And finally, I'm back on the radio tonight from 6-8 on ESPN 680. Listen live on the air or anytime on ESPNLouisville.com.