It’s that time of the year, sports fans, when the air smells like horse manure and mint juleps, and Ryan Lemond can’t sleep at night. It’s the second annual Ryan Lemond Derby, the fastest two minutes in Kentucky Sports Radio.
In case you missed it last year, KSR came up with 20 tasks and uncomfortable situations for Ryan and then paired each one up with one of the horses in the Kentucky Derby. The pairings were assigned randomly and the winning horse in the Derby meant Ryan would have to do whatever task came with it. Last year Ryan lucked out when his werewolf hunt/campout at Waddy was rained out twice before we lost interest in the story when the werewolf mystery was solved. This year, however, there’s no getting out of whatever crosses the finish line first.
So tonight we ask you, KSR readers and listeners, to offer up your suggestions for the second running of the Ryan Lemond Derby. Popular Lemond topics include homeless people, car wrecks and Body Shapes Medical, and you can find the 20 pairings from a year ago here to get those creative juices flowing. Matt will consider your ideas when he makes a final list to be announced on radio later this week.
To celebrate this year’s race, enjoy this GIF of a drunk guy throwing a young Ryan Lemond in the mud during a live LEX 18 Derby infield broadcast:
(Watch the full clip here)