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Give us your suggestions for the Ryan Lemond Derby

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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:

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(Watch the full clip here)

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

105 Comments for Give us your suggestions for the Ryan Lemond Derby



  1. Blue Hair
    9:06 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    He must wear a basketball jersey with no undershirt to a game.



  2. Eight Letters
    9:09 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Paint his chest and grind the rail with Dancing Guy at a UK basketball game. If he chooses to not paint his chest, then he has to twerk at a game with Rose from Caney Creek.



  3. Tonydelksarms
    9:09 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Prostate exam on air



  4. My2Cents
    9:14 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Getting a Brian Long tattoo



    • Patrick
      11:10 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

      Brian Long?? Make it a Saul Smith tattoo instead.



  5. houndstooth
    9:17 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    I think he should reenact the getting thrown in a mud puddle while on the tour- the thing is you have a pool of mud at each location so it’s a surprise to when he really gets thrown in the mud.



  6. Ye ye ye
    9:18 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Go turtle hunting with the Turtle Man and Moncell Allen, why not?



  7. Daniel S.
    9:18 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Chug a 2 liter of Coke.



  8. Jason
    9:20 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    We’ll guess what, wimping out of a rainy camp-out is as wimpy as it gets. So I don’t expect much from Ryan, regardless of the suggestions you get.



  9. TravisC
    9:20 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Go to a UK Football game while being handcuffed to Kentucky Joe.



  10. Michael H
    9:22 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    One of them should definitely be having to complete driving school. Or setting up some kind of driving obstacle course for him to complete.



  11. carl spackler
    9:24 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    – A Brian Long tattoo, because BL would appreciate it.

    – Sing a duet with Kentucky Joe at Meijer.

    – 5 minute stand-up comedy routine at Comedy Off Broadway.

    – Dunk Tank at UK tailgate for charity.

    – Bag groceries for Johnny Short.

    – Matt’s “Butler for a Day”.



  12. carl spackler
    9:26 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    …oh, and a political debate with “The Truth”…

  13. That’s the wrong YouTube clip.



  14. ThorntonLemonRyan'sDad
    9:28 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Make one of them sleep on the streets of lex or in a park or an alley. Cant have his phone, money, a tent or anything comfortable with him. Let him know what it’s really like to be homeless. That has to be one.



  15. BlewHare2
    9:29 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Sing “You are My Sunshine” or “Love Me Tinder” face to face to Ky Joe.



  16. Johnny Versace
    9:31 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Have Ryan Lemond’s Mitch McConnell discuss common colloquialisms with all of Kentucky Joe’s impersonations.



  17. TVg
    9:31 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Whenever you come to Lake Cumberland, have Ryan water ski with a speedo



  18. CatsFan4Life
    9:32 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    He has to be Kentucky Joe’s wingman for the night.



  19. Jud
    9:32 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    I think we all love Ryan. Have at least one of the options be benign. Eat a 1/2 gallon of Blue Bell ice cream while watching his favorite TV show.



    • carl spackler
      9:44 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

      True….maybe Ryan could be an assistant at the Saul Smith basketball camp…



  20. Haribo
    9:33 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Eat a pound of Haribo Sugar Free gummi bears



  21. BlewHare2
    9:33 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    On second thought, maybe this would just encourage the WCS Man, which we don’t need to do.



  22. Micah Perdue
    9:36 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Eat a whole bag of the hottest Mingua beef jerkey with a drink



  23. Micah Perdue
    9:37 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    *without



  24. NorthernKYcatfan
    9:38 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Drive a scooter(like the one WCS has)around all day.



  25. Burr
    9:38 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Have Matt reenact the derby slam by dumping him in the mud.



  26. TravisC
    9:41 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Let Tom Jomby hit tennis balls at him.



  27. NorthernKYcatfan
    9:43 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Have him do a ghost hunt at waverly hills sanitarium. We could live blog it or something.



  28. CatsFanDownUnder
    9:44 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Volunteer at a homeless shelter.



  29. Ciach Mac
    9:44 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Have him play nine holes of golf from the women’s tees with his pants around his ankles at Glasgow Country Club when you do your show in Glasgow this summer.



  30. Burr
    9:47 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Have Ryan do what the dancing guy at rupp does during the timeouts for a home game next year.



    • Fake KY Joe
      2:41 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

      +1,000,000 this has to happen



  31. JCraft
    9:49 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Do the blazing wing challenge at BWW.



  32. Burden
    9:56 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Take KY Joe out on the town for a night. Maybe even hit up a karaoke bar.



  33. Digger Knight
    9:56 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Sparring partner at a women’s self-defense class…



  34. Ave
    9:57 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Crowd surf or take off his shirt at a Rascal Flatts concert



  35. w in chester
    10:00 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Have him spend a night at the Waverly Hills place in Louisville playing a Ghostbuster



  36. Scott79
    10:07 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Saul Smith tat on thigh.

    Kentucky Joe wingman at a bowling alley bar doing karaoke.

    Flea Market: Live remote with Chester.



  37. Lola
    10:08 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Participate in “Brunch With The Queens” at Natasha’s…in ‘drag’….



  38. Ralph
    10:08 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Have him go on a date with Annie



  39. waveland blue
    10:09 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Enter a demolition derby in a KSR sponsored car.



  40. JohnnyKnoxville
    10:11 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Field a couple live action punts/kickoffs after a football practice on air while wearing a mic.



  41. Blind Lemond
    10:14 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Police Dog Training Victim



  42. WCS is my homeboy
    10:17 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Hook Ryan up to a lie detector machine while on air to answer questions asked by his wife Amanda and Drew Franklin



  43. Honky Tonk Man
    10:19 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Karaoke Night with Kentucky Joe at Survivors!



  44. Bobcat
    10:21 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Take driving lessons from the local driving school.



  45. Jared
    10:21 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Get a tattoo of Brian Long’s face



  46. HilljakLinbeard
    10:28 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan v Vanetti in a body shapes arm wrestling cage match, loser leaves town.

    Recreate Derby clip with Jared Lorenzen tossing Ryan into a kiddie pool.



  47. Gus Chiggins
    10:29 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Text Saul Smith and ask simply…. “You up?”



    • Ibleedblu
      11:29 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

      Nice



  48. carlspackler
    10:29 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan grows and wears line-beard until Big Blue Madness…..



  49. CarolinaCatFan
    10:33 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Have Ryan spend the night in a homeless shelter.



  50. Chris Duncan
    10:36 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    If a certain horse wins, a KSR fan gets to go on a date with Ryan’s wife. Or maybe just Saul Smith gets to take her on a date. I’m good with either way.



  51. Sauls Taint
    10:38 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Slumber party with Kentucky joe



  52. Old Codger
    10:39 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    I think he should take a shit in Rex Chapman’s mouth then eat it after Rex shits it out.



  53. Max
    10:39 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Pull a Die Hard 3 and have him stand in downtown Louisville naked with a sign that says I Hate Tardinals



  54. Thursty13
    10:39 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan could volunteer at my homeless shelter for the day. We are at full capacity during your morning show. He could serve coffee and donuts to his favorite community members! And btw they love you guys and we often listen to your show together.



  55. UKBlue
    10:40 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    He has to jump into a mud puddle again



  56. Jerdabear
    10:40 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Spend the night in a homeless camp



  57. Colonel Duke Lacrosse
    10:43 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    A road trip with Kentucky Joe

    Enter a History/Geography/Spelling Bee

    Call and interview Sal Smith

    Drive a Bumper Car to work for a week

    Instead of stick figures on the back of his car, print his driving infractions and a huge warning sign



  58. Eazy E or Eric Wright it's all the same
    10:45 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Have Ryan watch ‘2 Girls 1 Cup’ while simultaneously eating soft serve chocolate ice cream



  59. Digger Knight
    10:47 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Sing the National Anthem at a UK or Lex-Legends game….



  60. How about
    10:51 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan has to take a homeless man to Meadowthorpe Cafe and buy him lunch. He has to stay with the homeless man the entire time and carry on a conversation with him before driving him back to the place where he was found.



    • BUBBY
      4:09 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      WHY MEADOWTHORPE CAFE?



    • How about
      9:40 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Because Ryan loves to eat there. He has to have something to look forward to in the experience.



  61. Owsley
    11:03 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Have Ryan com and visit Owsley County for a day



  62. Ryan's Demon
    11:10 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan does the milk gallon challenge during the show.



  63. David
    11:11 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    He has to Co-host with Matt and Saul Smith.



  64. Patrick
    11:16 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Pull a “Ryan Pitino” and wear a chicken suit. Could even wear it outside of the Yum Center or one of Rick Pitino’s summer camps (if he even does them).



  65. Facey
    11:17 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Go to a strip club with Kentucky Joe, John Short, Chester, or The Truth. Must tell anyone he talks to that he is on a date.



  66. Jewelielou
    11:41 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    There should be a special ask anything Friday about Ryan with questions answered by his wife.



  67. Jewelielou
    11:47 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    Have Ryan host the show with a KSR fan (there could be a contest to pick the fan) one day when Matt is out.



  68. Don't hate me Ryan...
    11:55 pm April 28, 2014 Permalink

    H e has to go on 790 WKRD and pledge his love to Vanetti, and refer to him as daddy.
    He has to wear a Hooters outfit with a sign that says “take it like a man “



  69. Danielle
    12:20 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan has to go to dinner at Cheddars with the couple who travels to all the Cheddars.



  70. Caleb
    12:28 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Walk up to three random homeless people and attempt to have a political discussion with each of them



  71. Ben in Chattanooga
    12:38 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I think Ryan should do a live or recorded interview with Richie Farmer while visiting him in prison. He should ask random, embarrassing questions about his time at UK, life in Clay Co., and which electronics store offers better financing.



  72. Josh Ballard
    12:57 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    You bring Saul Smith on as a guest and Ryan has to confront him about Saul hitting on his wife.



  73. Tristan
    3:03 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    He has to eat a three course meal at Yamamoto
    He has to judge a high school debate tournament because he hates confrontation
    He has to compete in an Jeopardy like segment with a middle school academic team member



  74. Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner??
    6:15 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Drive “Naked” for >5 minutes around Lexington…(Show off his “Body Shapes Medical” results)



  75. houndstooth
    8:17 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    have Ryan take the body shapes medical female hormones for a week.



  76. Jeff Garlin
    8:32 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Make Ryan call Saul Smith on air…

    Make Ryan stay out al night and party with Drew Franklin

    Make Ryan be homeless for a day



  77. Jeff Garlin
    8:33 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Make Ryan go through a takleing drill with the UK football team



  78. Dance for me
    8:47 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan has to perform a routine with the uk dance team and/or Matthew Mitchell.



  79. Jpuk1
    8:56 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan has to try to hit against one of the pitchers from the women’s softball team



  80. Jason
    9:20 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Work the night shift drive-thru at Indie’s.



    • Jay_Postoasties
      12:36 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

      He would probably be faster than what they have going now.



  81. Andy
    9:23 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Has to stand in the service box while Tom Jomby serves.



  82. Go Cats Go
    9:56 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Have Ryan dress in KSR silks and race one on one with another horse and jockey at Churchhill or Keeneland, on a live broadcast. You could also have a contest for the fans to design the silks. Drew gets part of the credit for this,his photo at the top gave me the idea.🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎



    • Go Cats. Go
      6:20 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

      On second thought the other horse may not even need a jockey.



  83. Zach
    10:46 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan dressed in daisy dukes and a wife beater and going two rounds at title boxing club.



  84. rahrah
    10:48 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Have him swallow a bunch of Mentos without chewing, then chug a Diet Coke till he blows!



  85. Lee Pruitt
    11:24 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Have Ryan wrestle two midgets in a ring.



  86. Jay_Postoasties
    12:34 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Have him be one of those sign spinning guys for Body Shapes Medical on a very busy street.



  87. Jay_Postoasties
    12:37 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    The Kentucky Joe Shadowing would probably one of the most uncomfortable ones, but it would be hilarious.



  88. Ryne
    12:53 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Has to go to the UK vs Louisville game next season dressed as Pitino



  89. BlueRick
    1:37 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Have Ryan work one morning at Churchill mucking stalls and use his wages to deliver pizza to a homeless shelter.



  90. Claytus Clinard
    2:45 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Have Ryan get a shot of estrogen instead of a testosterone…



  91. Carlton Banks
    4:29 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan has to dress up like Colonel Sanders and race famed KSR caller James to a 40 yd dash. If James is unavailable he has to wear a Peyton Siva jersey to the Battle of the Bluegrass… with no undershirt.



  92. Mr. Honest
    9:10 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Challenge Radio Ron to a foot race.



  93. Mr. Cook
    1:16 am April 30, 2014 Permalink

    Attempt to hook me up with Taylor Swift live on air.



  94. Matt Schaefer
    12:11 pm April 30, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan has to get certified and teach a Driver’s Ed. course.



  95. PaintLouBlue
    3:44 pm April 30, 2014 Permalink

    Sing a song with Ky Joe.
    Race Radio Ron
    Pull the chain off the rock on Pine Mountain
    Jersey tuck with no undershirt at the home basketball opener next fall.
    Volunteer/shadow in Senator Mitch McConnell’s office



  96. Line Beards Rule
    10:03 am May 1, 2014 Permalink

    Grow a Line Beard!! Wear it to the UK/UofL game



  97. Diving Team
    10:05 am May 1, 2014 Permalink

    Do a flip off the 10 meter platform while wearing a Speedo at dive team practice… Divers get to judge his form