Sure, there might be 13 inches of snow in your back yard this morning, but it's also Kentucky Derby time, with the big race coming up this Saturday.
A big Minnesota connection is that one of the favorites is partly owned (five percent, but who's counting) by Rick Pitino, the high-profile dad of Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino.
The name of the beast: Goldencents. While GoldenGophercents is a slightly catchier name, this morning Pitino's horse is at 5-1 to win the Derby. Orb is the early favorite at 7-2.
If that happens, the elder Pitino -- in one month's time -- will have won the NCAA title, entered the basketball Hall of Fame and see his kid get a big time job at a Big 10 school.
As the Associated Press put it: Talk about the greatest four weeks ever.
As for Goldencents, here's a look, via YouTube: