[Vision2020] The Derby

Glenn Schwaller vpschwaller at gmail.com
Sat May 5 10:41:22 PDT 2007

Mr Hansenyoucad

I am truly madly deeply offended by your choice of the word
"handicapping" in determining how best to bet on a, umm,
less-than-speedy horse.  Why you put all sorts of images in my mind as
to what such a horse may looks like, causing me mental anguish, guilt,
shame, and a terrible case of the heebiejeebies  (OMG is that a racial
/ ethnic / antireligious / anti-gay rights / anti-something word??)

We must use some type of different phraseology in attributing
less-than-stellar performance to horses.  Perhaps we need to refer to
the process of placing higher odds on these
less-than-stellar-performers (be they horses, dogs, fighting chickens
(oops - scratch that!  oops - no pun intended there .  .) boxers,
wrestlers, american idol contestents) as STEPPING:  STELlar
Performance Percentage INdexinG.

So I'll go with your stepping of Imawildandcrazyguy as well - mayhaps
the crystal meth in the pre-race oatbucket will do the job . . .  God
knows it help me with dealing with some of the stuff I read on here

On 5/5/07, Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:
> The 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby takes place this afternoon at 2:00
> on NBC.
> http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2007/
> I am going with #5, Imawildandcrazyguy:
> http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2007/derby_contenders/imawildandcrazyguy
> I am going with him for three undisputable reasons; He's gray, he's got a
> cool name (kinda reminds me of Steve Martin), and he's a long shot (50-1).
> While living down in San Diego, Rodna and I spent a lot of time during races
> at Del Mar.  Admission was $2 each.  You can bring a blanket, a cooler of
> soda/beer and muchies, and set up on the grass right at the finish line.
> Across-the-board bets were $6.  I always picked the longest long shot.
> Usually if the jockey is carrying a road map on his horse at the gate, he's
> got my bet
> Anybody else doing any handicapping?
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
> "As more and more heathens 'choose' to not have children the number of Godly
> souls will increase. If the number of Christian births out number the number
> of Islamic births the battle will be over in 3 or 4 generations."
> - Doug "No-Clue" Farris (March 10, 2007)
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