It would be nice if we stopped deifying these legends of the sidelines. They're paid a *lot* of money to win games. The other stuff is good for myth-making but not, on the whole, for better understanding the reality of the world in which they operate.
A full field of 20 horses will be in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. The morning line favorite (7-2) is Orb in the 16th post. Goldencents, partially owned by champion Louisville's coach Rick Pitino is 5-1 and well positioned in the eighth post.
Somewhere in this terrible moment I thought about manhood, how it is often defined in our society. And how these players were openly rejecting what many of us had been taught since we were boys: That men do not cry.