Catching the incurable fever
Kentucky Derby fever can strike anyone at any time and has no known cure
Updated: March 27, 2013, 7:49 AM ETBy Gary West | Special to ESPN.com
It can strike anytime, although symptoms become most visible in the spring; and it can strike indiscriminately, although owners and fans seem most susceptible. Once it grips a person and has him in a pyrexial hug, it never completely lets go. There's no vaccination, no cure. Most people, instead of fighting it, just surrender, quite happily, to Derby fever, and capitulation is probably the best way to deal with it. On the other hand, it's important, even essential, that a few people remain ...
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