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Kenny Mayne excoriates Yum! Brands for Kentucky Derby promotion

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by bigpern23, May 4, 2007.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    No real opinion other than I always enjoy the use of "excoriate."
  3. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    I see Mayne's point ... and see Yum! Brands pulling this bonus pretty quick.
  4. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    While I do like the idea of an ESPN head blasting a sponsor, I wonder if management would allow him to write this if the Four-Letter (and not NBC) paid the rights fees to televise the race itself.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Solid piece, especially if it's blatant when DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Don't blame Yum!. They have to counteract Papa John's Stadium and its clearly visible presence from Churchill Downs.
  7. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    If, IF, you are going to complain about that, isn't it just a minor extension of the greater evil of horses being ridden in competition in the first place?
  8. rascalface

    rascalface Member

    Yeah, I don't see what he's so upset about. So it's apparently wrong for a jockey to go to the whip to try to win a bonus. Is it OK if two horses are neck-and-neck in deep stretch? (sorry, grew up a harness racing guy)

    If you're going to argue it's wrong to use animals (and some would say abusing animals) for our amusement/sporting purposes/gambling interests/trying to win a corporate bonus, then I don't think you can be poetic about the spirit of competition and what a feat it is to win the Derby in the same breath.

    And don't even get me started on the "prostituting Barbaro" nonsense.
  9. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Any word from the horses?
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

  11. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    I'll set 'em up, you knock 'em down.
  12. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

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