IN THE FREEZER — We’re all looking for appointment viewing, but ESPN’s "The Last Dance" featuring Michael Jordan and the final season of the Chicago Bulls dynasty in 1997-98 can only come around once per week.
Since it isn’t Sunday, and you’re still waiting for something to anticipate, let’s take a visit to Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder’s kitchen, then down to the (virtual) Kentucky Derby, and finally on a trip to Central America, where futbol has resumed.
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Cookin’ with Quin
On the court, Snyder’s playbook has been a bit perplexing, earning him the nickname of "Mad Scientist" as an NBA head coach.
Off the court, his life has been a little vanilla.
Which makes the Jazz coach’s first entry in the club’s quarantine cookbook make more sense.
Snyder shared with the Jazz’s YouTube audience a family recipe that was a staple in his household of three boys on every birthday of his youth: the ice cream pie.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 carton of vanilla or vanilla bean ice cream
- 20-30 Oreo cookies (or more, if you’re a Snyder)
- 1 stick of butter (room temperature)
- 1 bottle of Smucker’s Magic Shell chocolate topping (bad wrap from Jazz practice facility not included)
After that, you just need several hours to make the pie — thought most of it will involve softening the ice cream and then refreezing it in Snyder’s bottom-drawer freezer in his kitchen.
Watch Snyder explain how to make the pie with these simple ingredients in the video below:
We’re not sure what’s next in the quarantine cookbook. But we’re hoping it’s either Donovan Mitchell’s baseball birthday cake (in honor of his athletic roots, and Donovan Sr.’s work with the New York Mets), or Joe Ingles’ Aussie meat pie.
Just as long as it’s not Rudy Gobert’s escargot.
Get derby with it
It was the first weekend in May, meaning we were supposed to all gather around the country for the Kentucky Derby, launching a run of Triple Crown-induced fever through the hot summer months.
Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Derby has been postponed to November. So in its place, NBC Sports televised a virtual Kentucky Derby — with help from Inspire Entertainment’s computer models, which determined the results by using a series of probabilities and random number generations.
The virtual derby took 12 Triple Crown winners to prove the question everyone wants answered: Who was the Greatest Of All Time?
And now we know: Secretariat was the GOAT.
The record-setting 1973 Triple Crown winner that died in 1989 overtook the field as a 7-2 favorite, dropping such names as American Pharoah, Seattle Slew and Citation in the charity event. Fans who successfully picked the winner were entered to win a VIP experience at Churchill Downs this fall, while the track pledged to match $1 million in fan donations to COVID-19 relief efforts.
¿Y qué mano?
Meanwhile, in the Central American country of Nicaragua, some sports have resumed.
Real Esteli tied Managua in the first leg of the Nicaraguan first-division Clausura title match Saturday on a ridiculous equalizer that maybe shouldn’t have counted.
You thought there was no soccer...GUESS AGAIN!— Nico Cantor (@Nicocantor1) May 3, 2020
In Nicaragua's Clausura final 🇳🇮, Real Estelí was winning 1-0 until this moment! This GROTESQUE handball went UNCALLED and Managua FC tied it up. SPICY!!! 🔥🔥
Final is next Saturday!!!pic.twitter.com/ScmwA5t3at
Handball or not, it was awesome. And better yet, it sets up a winner-take-all second leg next Saturday, May 9 for the championship.