"The Office" Weighs In On The Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Great synergy by NBC here by getting the best show on television to give their opinion on Horse Racing.....

A horse race with cars. Too funny. Enjoy the race everyone and while every celebrity on the planet is picking Colonel John...I'm still on the 10 horse.

Update: Well that was exciting up until they had to put a horse down for sustaining two broken legs. It's all fun and fancy hats until a horse has to be euthanized.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 5:03 PM


I was all set to crack on ESPN Radio's coverage of the Kentucky Derby for:
1) Having Brent Musburger host
2) Not having Dave Johnson call the race, but instead simulcasting the NBC audio from Tom Durkin

But I was sorry to hear that the filly who finished 2nd had to have been put down on the track.

May 3, 2008, 6:37:00 PM  

Yeah I'm kinda pissed that NBC showed the horse collapsing after it was said that she died. I have the video, but I don't think I'm posting it.

May 3, 2008, 6:41:00 PM  


NBC's decision to show the collapse is newsworthy, it gives the viewers some perspective how after-the-fact the injury occurred. This situation is by no means similar to the moral argument of replaying Dale Earnhardt's tragic accident. Dale was dead on impact so producers had to weigh the newsworthiness of replaying the crash, with death included, or ignoring the footage in some deference to good taste.

Anonymous said...
May 3, 2008, 9:15:00 PM  

It's races like this that make me wonder if people will look back on us as Roman's watching Christians die at the coliseum.

Jeff V said...
May 3, 2008, 9:32:00 PM  


That is one of the dumbest comments I've ever read. Including the missused apostrophe.

Unknown said...
May 3, 2008, 9:35:00 PM  

I love dead things. I wish they showed the horse even longer.

Anonymous said...
May 3, 2008, 10:37:00 PM  

Okay I didn't know where to post this but those guys in New Orleans need to be ashamed of themselves. They didn't think enough ahead to remove the hoop off the court BEFORE they attempted to put the fire out so that there wouldn't be crap all over the floor?? Morons.

Anonymous said...
May 3, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

I think Tim Curry wore less makeup in 'IT' than Ed Helms had on in this clip.

Anonymous said...
May 3, 2008, 11:14:00 PM  

"The beauty and the horror of horse racing:
Big Brown and Eight Belles."

well at least espn is making sure it gets comment of the night status

i hate horse racing and crap like this irritates the hell out of me, just like the breeder's last year when pine island was put down.

i honestly think if it werent for the rich people presence horse racing would be illegal

BackBergtt said...
May 4, 2008, 12:24:00 AM  

I thought NBC's coverage of Eight Belles was horrible in that we had no clue who the horse was for a while and spent more time looking at the rack on Kent Desormeaux's wife.

Anonymous said...
May 4, 2008, 12:34:00 AM  

Unrelated, but Reggie Miller just came up with a gem.
Byron Scott was talking smack at Manu Ginobili, who didn't seem to react. Marv said Manu was ignoring Scott. Reggie: "I don't know if he was ignoring or if he just refused to acknowledge what he was saying."

Reggie, isn't that the fucking definition of ignoring someone?

Anonymous said...
May 4, 2008, 12:35:00 AM  

@ Mike Gorger

You've obviously been to a horse race or two - how many rich people you ever rub shoulders with?
Actually, like most things in life, if it weren't for the poor people, there wouldn't be any horse racing. The gamblers drive the sport.

Unknown said...
May 4, 2008, 12:14:00 PM  

well horse racing outside of things like the triple crown and breeder's cup is a pretty depressing spectacle as far as the crowds go, about one notch higher than dog tracks on the desperation scale.
i just mean at things like the derby and other big races, there is so much money in the sport through the owners and breeders that they do a whole lot to keep it going
but yes obviously if it werent for the gambling it would be nonexistent

BackBergtt said...
May 4, 2008, 12:56:00 PM  

Oh, and it's impossible to find a whole lot of joy after the conlusion of the race, but during crowd shot replays, when the camera was on Desormeaux's bouncing wife and deaf son, Tom Hammond had the line of the day talking about - i don't recall the direct quote - 'implants'. All the while ms. desormeaux is tugging on her strapless dress to avoid a wardrobe malfunction. After a curious pause, he explained the 'cochlear implants' the kid wears to hear.

That was good for a laugh.

Then it all went to hell.

Unknown said...
May 4, 2008, 3:42:00 PM  

considering that this current season of the office is a travesty compared to previous seasons( you can only do so many pop culture references and show subtle sexual tension between "pam and jim" before this shit gets old) at least we have the genius of ed helms( i love the mint juleps), to make up for everything else.


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May 5, 2008, 12:19:00 PM  

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