Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About ESPN's Kentucky Derby Coverage

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


This might come as a surprise but I think ESPN's coverage of the Kentucky Derby is one of the best jobs they do all year. Sure they go overboard with coverage at times and it's rather goofy, but we're talking about a horse race where people where funny hats and Nick Lachey is an honored guest.

This year's ESPN coverage is going to be much of the same but there's a bonus for you Derby fans. Mike and Mike! They're going to be doing their radio show with special guest Kenny Mayne from the first turn.

Here's the rest of the schedule....

ESPN’s coverage of the Kentucky Derby will include the Kentucky Derby Draw on Wednesday, April 30, at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 2, at 5 p.m. on ESPN2. Hosts Kenny Mayne and Rece Davis, analysts Jerry Bailey, Randy Moss and Jeannine Edwards, handicapper Hank Goldberg and reporters Jay Privman and Steve Cyphers will cover the stories, horses, jockeys, trainers and owners.

Wed., Apr 30

5 p.m.- Kentucky Derby Draw (ESPN2)

Thur., May 1

4:30 p.m.- Triple Crown Special (ESPN2)

Fri., May 2

3 p.m.- Today at Churchill Downs (ESPN2)
5 p.m.- Kentucky Oaks (ESPN2)

Sat., May 3

11 a.m.- Today at the Kentucky Derby (ESPN2)
Noon- Today at the Kentucky Derby (ESPN)
3 p.m.- The Kentucky Derby Special (ESPN)
NBC's coverage starts around 4pm and the weather looks like it's going to be good this year. Grab your funny hat, a mint julep, and make sure to bet your friends. AA is liking Colonel John.

(Via ESPN PR)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:55 PM

8 Comments:

Is this the create the caption pic for the day. Seriously, a fat southern "belle" and OJ Simpson getting hugged by some guy.

Truth is stranger than fiction.

Jeff V said...
Apr 29, 2008, 2:23:00 PM  

Pretty sure that's jockey Angel Cordero - hard to tell as he's not in flamboyant silks.

And riding a twitchy, unpredictable, very fast animal. Or is he?

If this means Joe Tessitore is sent back to boxing, all hail ESPN. That guy was routinely screwing up racing telecasts. Completely unfit for the job.

I'm breaking down ten contenders for the derby all week on my blog if you need help picking a winner. Sry for the lame plug.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Apr 29, 2008, 3:09:00 PM  

I know it's hard to get past the flabby cleavage, but that 'belle' has some serious man-hands.

shudder.

that. is. all.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Apr 29, 2008, 3:11:00 PM  

Who wants a bathtub mint julep???

GMoney said...
Apr 29, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

Shes got some serious jock itch or maybe shes adjusting her "boys"

Damm that neck looks sliceable.

matt said...
Apr 29, 2008, 5:23:00 PM  

OJ's quest to find "the real killer" has led him to the Kentucky Derby.

Anonymous said...
Apr 29, 2008, 8:22:00 PM  

Who's the three boobs by OJ?

Anonymous said...
Apr 29, 2008, 8:53:00 PM  

Gibbon, you're right...that's the first thing I saw, was that mean left hand of that chick. Looks like the hands of a Mr. Goodwrench mechanic.

RDM said...
Apr 30, 2008, 2:36:00 AM  

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