Sports fans need a Triple Crown winner
Updated: May 18, 2011, 7:10 PM ETBy Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com
Here's where we stand in the sports world.About the best college football player was the subject of scandal and reportedly had trouble with a test given to prospective pros. The exam included questions such as: Who is not buried in Grant's Tomb? About the best pro football player got too pretty. The best college basketball player might not even make the pro team that drafts him. About the best pro basketball player is roundly disliked. About the best pro baseball player wants many more millions and possibly trillions. The one who used to be the best male pro golfer got tangled up in some big personalities. There is now no best pro golfer. The best female pro golfer and the best tennis players are from other lands. Is it any wonder we're looking to a horse to win a Triple Crown and become a national hero? After Monday's column, I have heard from approximately a thousand more people who said they had Animal Kingdom to win the Derby and collected fortunes. About that many figure to have quietly loved Norman Asbjornson if he wins.
Preakness picks1. Dialed In: Late to many important dates, but always entertaining.
2. Mucho Macho Man: Tactical.
3. Animal Kingdom: The Belmont brass loves him. Favorites fly at Pimlico.
4. Dance City: Barely raced. Write to Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THE TRIPLE CROWN
Belmont Stakes • Saturday, June 8
More Triple Crown
• Oxbow pointed to Belmont Stakes
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• Orb wins 139th Kentucky Derby
• Princess of Sylmar rules Oaks
• Baffert out of Kentucky Derby
Bob Ehalt's Hot List
• Preakness Stakes review
• Breaking down the Preakness Stakes
• Derby recap and a look at the Peter Pan
• Breaking down the Kentucky Derby
In The Gate Video/Podcast
• Secretariat's historic run: Pt. 1
• Secretariat's historic run: Pt. 2
• Secretariat's historic run: Pt. 3
• Secretariat's historic run: Pt. 4
• Secretariat's historic run: Pt. 5
• Paul Hornung talks Titletown Five
Triple Crown Live Chat Schedule
• Belmont: Saturday, June 8 (3 p.m. ET)
• Preakness chat wrap
• Kentucky Derby chat wrap
• Kentucky Oaks chat wrap
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Triple Crown Video
• Watch the 138th Preakness Stakes
• ABR: A day with Orb
• TCI: Derby recap
• Kenny Mayne: Between two horses
• West: Look past Orb's bad day
• Cronley: Preakness traps
• Finley: Why Lukas is a winner
• Moran: Stevens all smiles
• Ehalt: Dark days
• Cronley: What were you thinking?
• Novak: Hernandez in the saddle
• Duckworth: Departing up for challenge
• Ehalt: Seeking redemption
• Moran: Triple Crown should not be easy
• Mayne: When will I listen?
• West: Tradition steals Derby spotlight
• West: Calumet back in Derby spotlight
• Moran: Progress tough on Churchill
• Novak: Victory starts on the backside