Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Kentucky Derby Edition

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. John Calipari has hip successful replacement surgery. Bat Cats drop second game in Knoxville, series tied. Softball drops opener at Georgia. More.

Today is the 140th Kentucky Derby, and I'll be making my first Bloody Mary in the next few minutes, and get my handicapping on. Should be fun.

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I agree. Earn that spot.

Spot on.

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  • How it feels to go undrafted in the NFL Draft. It's a real roller-coaster:

    So the Draft ends, and I am disappointed, angry, just overall upset. There is no worse feeling then having a Draft party, no matter how big or small, and then not getting drafted. You just feel like an idiot.

    But then your phone starts ringing again. It is free agency time. Area codes that you have never even seen before are calling over and over, trying to get you to agree to terms. Head coaches from across the league are blowing up your phone, and it really does raise your spirits.

    Read the whole thing.

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  • In the aftermath of the cataclysm of his life, Lance Armstrong is doing just fine:

    Lance Armstrong is happy. In fact, he looks better at 42 than I've ever seen him, less gaunt in the face, thicker in the chest, bluer in the eyes. I found a man sitting in his den, surrounded by his seven Tour de France chalices, his 3-year-old, Olivia, on his lap, kissing him and laughing.

    Really pissed me off.

    I came to see ruins, not joy. I came to see a man ruined for lying to me for 14 years -- and letting me pass those lies on to you. Ruined for lying to everybody. And not just lying to the world, but lying angrily, lying recklessly and leaving good people wrecked in his lies.

    This is an object lesson in why "forgiveness" is an indispensable ethical virtue. It also demonstrates that life cannot always be measured by what we think we know, and how a measure of redemption is always possible for those who are willing to forgive themselves, even when others won't.

  • Lexington native Tyson Gay returns the silver medal he won in the 2012 Olympics and accepted a 1-year suspension after testing positive for a banned substance.

  • University of Alaska Anchorage apparently paid two women's basketball players.

  • Portland claims series from Houston with a last-second 25-foot buzzer-beater by Damien Lillard.

  • Tom Izzo very high on the Minnesota Timberwolves' head coach wish list. I'd bet a large amount of money Izzo stays right where he is.

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