9 Celebrity Sports Stars Spotted At The 2013 Kentucky Derby
Last weekend’s 139th running of the Kentucky Derby brought out a fair amount of celebrities, and there was no shortage of well-known athletes among them. Coaches and players, college players and professional retirees: Everybody wanted to be in on the action. And why not? If they let Jason Biggs strut around the red carpet like a big shot, why shouldn’t they let Bode Miller come and play the ponies? He’s got gold medals. That’s gotta be worth more than Jane Seymour’s Golden Globes?
With that in mind, here’s a look at the celebrity sports starts who attended this year’s Kentucky Derby.
IntroFormer New York Giant Tiki Barber was in attendance, along with his new 23-year-old wife. The night before the race, he hosted a cancer-charity event.
Tiki BarberRecently fired Brooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson was at the Derby, and I know he must have been feeling lucky. Not because his horse came in, but because Saturday was also the day the Nets were eliminated from the playoffs in round one. Watching the team that fired you lose has gotta feel pretty good.
Avery JohnsonUniversity of Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops was in attendance, which isn't really surprising given his status in the state. Any big name in Kentucky is probably required to be in attendance.
Mark StoopsAs I was saying, big names in Kentucky sports are all but required to show up to the Derby, which explains why Charlie Strong, the head coach of Louisville football, was there. Of course, if you're going to be required to show up to something, the Kentucky Derby isn't a bad event to pull.
Matt Schaub was in attendance with a rather attractive blonde woman who I assume is his wife. Man, NFL quarterbacks have it rough.