Super Saver won the Derby, yes, but is there enough acclaim for both horse and rider? Well Jason Gay of The Wall Street Journal wrote a great piece today about why Super Saver’s jockey, Calvin Borel, needs to be considered as America’s coolest sports star.
Our favorite paragraph: Do you know what kind of steel gut you need to plunge a thoroughbred through a narrow, fleshy aperture at 35 miles per hour? Let’s just say it’s a bit more stressful than knocking off the Charlotte Bobcats.
Can’t argue with that folks. If you think a 6’8 forward hitting a half court lob is cooler, then good luck to you. Who hasn’t seen a fat guy make that shot at a local fun park, anyway?