The best and worst of Derby TV
By Jay Cronley
Special to ESPN.com
Here are the memorable moments of the 2004 Kentucky Derby as seen on television.
Nick Zito's hat
Zito's hat was the class of the field.
He looked like he was on his way to tell Tony Sporano where to get off.
Jessica Simpson's husband, that's the one.
In the early coverage on ESPN, he said he liked Lion Gate.
Later after he had freshened up for NBC, somebody asked where his wife was and he said she was off spending his money.
Well then, she must have been betting five to show.
A hush falls over the bluebloods
A former caddy wins the Masters?
Hank Goldberg's collar
It looks real and makes you listen up.
Carson Daly's outfit
ESPN2's morning-show sofa
It looked somebody found it out behind one of the barns.
This is bad marketing.
Sports fans like sports.
It's the viewers of the news who could use some comic relief.
Being funny is not something you can learn, it's natural.
I can think of one consistently funny person doing sports, Kenny Mayne.
Overhead blimp shots of races
Mike Battaglia's pick
Must have been all the water.
The problem there was that Friends Lake was the first horse to be loaded into the gate and by the time it opened, his mind must have been daydreaming of a dry place because he ran up the track and almost around the corner.
Tapit's trainer pokes holes in the mud before the race
The visuals during the playing of My Old Kentucky Home
I recall more emotional seventh-inning stretches.
The best price
This was far and away the easiest take of the day.