LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 01: A bartender makes a mint julep prior to the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
What if all of the horses in the Kentucky Derby has Sacramento Kings-related names? Well, that would be weird! Taking your submissions in the comments. My bad ideas:
* Hippity Hop To The Barbershop
* Stops Pops YES!
* White Chocolate
* Toe On The Line
* Thirst Quarter
* Three-Second Violation
* Big Nasty
* 27 Free Throws
If you' are at all interested in the Derby, I'd be remiss if I didn't point out SBNation.com's excellent coverage. In particular, Matt Gardner explains just how to bet horses for the novices among us. SBNation will have coverage of the race itself, too, and Jon Bois has taken the lead in the greatest public service of all: posting recipes of Derby drinks, including the famous mint julep, but also some other great bourbon-based drinks like the Old Fashioned, which is a personal favorite that doubles as something that would have drawn a murderous look from me had someone ordered it on a busy night in my bartending days.
Let's hear those Kings-related Derby names. Bonus points if you can tie to two famous Louisville Cardinals who "starred" for Sacramento.