Sunday, May 3, 2009

OMG, pt. 3!

Mine That Bird jockey Calvin Borel, above, looking just as puzzled as the rest of us.

Here are some media snippets about Mine That Bird's 50-1 Kentucky Derby upset:

Carl Nafzger, noted trainer and two-time winner of the Derby:

"He's from New Mexico, you know."

Harvey Araton, The New York Times:

"Nobody died running the Kentucky Derby this year, but an unlikely legend was born."

Gary West, The Fort Worth Star Telegram:

"And Mine That Bird's [50/1] odds should have been longer, much longer, War and Peace long, because he's a nobody from nowhere."

Mike Lopresti, USA Today:

"A 50-1 shot came home first at Churchill Downs Saturday. It's 50-1 that double cheeseburgers will officially be declared a health food. It's 50-1 that I wake up tomorrow and can dunk."

Pat Forde, ESPN:

"Not a single sane individual saw this coming."

Paul Moran, ESPN.com:

"What the...?"

Calvin Borel:

"You got a hole, you got a shot."

Chip Wooley, Mine That Bird's Trainer:

"Nobody wanted to talk about my horse. They wanted to talk about all that other stuff."