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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Friday, May 4

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Horses!

Tottenham Hotspur v Watford - Premier League Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Hello, people!

Let’s do one more before the weekend, shall we?

Ramble of the Day

The Kentucky Derby is a thing that people in America care about, and apparently, it is happening this weekend. I have little interest in horses or horse racing, and I only found out because I saw someone somewhere talking about it, so I am clearly not looking forward to it.

Anyway, as I just pointed out, there are horses involved in these things, and they have names that are interesting so, naturally, I am going to talk about them.

  • Free Drop Billy | Odds: 30-1 I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. Does this Billy person, or perhaps horse, drop supplies from a plane?
  • Promises Fulfilled | Odds: 30-1 Don’t oversell it!
  • Audible | Odds: 8-1 ...Like the app where you can listen to audio books?
  • Good Magic | Odds: 12-1 Again - don’t oversell it!
  • Justify | Odds: 3-1 This is a bad name. That’s it.
  • My Boy Jack | Odds: 30-1 Sounds like this horse is named after a dead person.
  • Bolt d’Oro | Odds: 8-1 The horse is named after Usain Bolt, but I find that “Bolt of Gold” doesn’t translate so well into English, and “Golden Bolt” is not a great name.
  • Instilled Regard | Odds: 50-1 Instilled Regard? Seriously?

You can check out the rest of the names here, and they aren’t much better. I have decided I will back Promises Fulfilled, because it sounds like they named the horse after it won a few races and fulfilled certain promises. However, ever since getting that name, it has been a normal horse and now the jockey desperately hopes not to be mocked each time Promises Fulfilled does not fulfill said promises. It will be funny when, once again, Promises Fulfilled does not fulfill the promises of many, especially those that bet — and will likely lose — money on Promises Fulfilled fulfilling promises.

tl;dr: I poked fun at horse naming.

Links of the Day

Laurent Koscielny has ruptured his achilles and will miss the World Cup.

Steven Gerrard could be named the Rangers manager as soon as today.

Today’s longer read: The New York Times’ Rory Smith on Lyngby BK, the Danish club that was on the brink of bankruptcy earlier this year