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Tuesday Grab Bag: A Wild Weekend

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    The cult of the Kentucky Derby continues to confuse the hell out of me. *I got wrapped up in it Saturday, heading over to a fancy party (replete with hats!) for some juleps and *cough* gambling, but stayed on the mental sidelines for much of the affair. *While I had a good time with my friends, the lifestyle of the rich and famous, as celebrated by NBC, had me gagging. *The overt deification of money, wealth, and opulence that is at the heart of horse racing and all things Churchill Downs, only a week after another round of riots highlighted the divisions in this country, struck hollow. *I don't care who was there, how much they paid for their whiskey, or how long the wait is at the private airport's coat check. NBC's wallow in that filth had me rolling my eyes. Just run the damn race, already.

    Sure, all that pomp isn't on display for me (hint: it's for the same people who care that the Royal Family had another baby), but it only highlighted how completely out of touch 'the sport of kings' is. *Why do we 'care' about this again?

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    Today in the bag, I'm talking the 'fight of the century' and some playoffs, both NBA and NHL.

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    The cult of the Kentucky Derby continues to confuse the hell out of me. *I got wrapped up in it Saturday, heading over to a fancy party (replete with hats!) for some juleps and *cough* gambling, but stayed on the mental sidelines for much of the affair. *While I had a good time with my friends, the lifestyle of the rich and famous, as celebrated by NBC, had me gagging. *The overt deification of money, wealth, and opulence that is at the heart of horse racing and all things Churchill Downs, only a week after another round of riots highlighted the divisions in this country, struck hollow. *I don't care who was there, how much they paid for their whiskey, or how long the wait is at the private airport's coat check. NBC's wallow in that filth had me rolling my eyes. Just run the damn race, already.

    Sure, all that pomp isn't on display for me (hint: it's for the same people who care that the Royal Family had another baby), but it only highlighted how completely out of touch 'the sport of kings' is. *Why do we 'care' about this again?

    --

    Today in the bag, I'm talking the 'fight of the century' and some playoffs, both NBA and NHL.

    Click below for the bag...


    Read more »[​IMG]

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