Derby bets....with a Spaniard
Some of you guys know him, some of you dont - but we have a friend who lives in Spain that is one of the greatest people in the world. His name is Uri and I think SA, Ice, and I can safely say we all have serious man crushes. He is the world's biggest Still Flyin' fan and has gone on tours with them just to hang out and generally is just the best dude ever. Ice and I met him in the Atlanta airport for some brews around Christmas time just because he was flying through and had a layover. His nickname is "the bird" for a myriad of reasons...and due to that - I emailed him last thursday with what you read below...two days before the Kentucky Derby. Fate signed the check, guess my ass needs to cash it:I don’t know if you are familiar with this - but the first Saturday in May every year there is a HUGE HORSE RACE in the USA actually in the state of Kentucky called, The Kentucky Derby. I used to live in Kentucky, and trust me it contains a lot of beauty. Anyways, this horse race is the biggest horse race in the whole world - I have been there before and had many drinks on that Saturday. Bourbon is the drink of Kentucky, so when you go there - you drink lots of it - actually you have to sneak it in b/c it costs a lot inside the horse park - we snuck it in tucked inside our sandwiches. CLASSIC! Anyways this horse race is EPIC, and I love it a lot b/c it reminds me of my time in Kentucky and my old friends there - and what a beautiful state it is. So this horse race is coming up THIS SATURDAY...and the week leading up to it I always love to read about the horses in it and get a good feel for the field of beasts running this thing. Well this year I am cruzing over the names of the horses and find one that catches my eye. Makes me think of Uri immediately. The horse's name is: "MINE THAT BIRD" !!! Holy shit. IT HAS TO WIN!! WAIT THAT’S NOT IT URI....JUST WAIT....another horse in the field has the name: "SUMMER BIRD!" The odds are not good for either b/c both are 50-1 but if either win this race Uri, I have already told Laura we are going to take it as a sign and come to Barcelona this summer. SO YOU MUST FIND A WAY TO WATCH THE RACE SATURDAY!!!!! Whatever it takes bro.