ST. LOUIS — I can still hear the "Call to the Post," that oh-so-familiar sound of the trumpet fanfare kicking off the big race.
This past weekend I donned my big fancy hat and attended the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, and had a splendid time watching California Chrome run for the roses. The Kentucky Derby has always been on my sports bucket list, and it was as exciting as I had dreamed it would be.
The Kentucky Derby is amazing!! So happy to be here, who do you have winning the big race today?! -Teryn pic.twitter.com/9sVPniD9Ut
One of them jumped out at me because one thing is certain: The Rams need to make a splash on offense. Defense can’t win games without points on the board. Sam Bradford still needs weapons (along with a strong line) … enter Watkins. The Clemson wide receiver has been on my radar all offseason, and I think he would be a fabulous No. 2 overall pick for St. Louis. With the signing of free-agent wide receiver Kenny Britt and other major needs (ahem, the offensive line), I am not sure that drafting Watkins will happen. But it is fun to think about.
Kayla, Katie and I will be waiting to see who the Rams take in the first round at No. 2 and No. 13 at the Official St. Louis Rams Draft Day Party presented by Bud Light on Thursday at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Kirkwood. Come see us, Rams players, cheerleaders and Rampage and enter to win cool prizes, all while cheering on the Rams.
– We have another appearance this week that is close to my heart. Kayla, Katie and I will participate in the Girls on the Run St. Louis Spring Run on Saturday. Join us in supporting hundreds of local girls in the GOTR mission to "empower girls for a lifetime of healthy living." This will be my second race with GOTR and I am so excited to see the girls achieve their goals and finish a 5K. I will also be rooting on my hometown GOTR teams, who I had a chance to visit with last fall. The Waterloo teams really inspired me in my visit and I was in awe of the GOTR program. I am very excited for Saturday’s celebration!
The FOX Sports Girls from around the country joined together this week to share why we are #MomsBiggestFan in honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday. My mom has passed her love of sports on to me; we always had sports on in our home and she supported me in all the sports I played. Aside from taking me to sporting events growing up, one of my favorite memories was a trip Mom and I took together during spring break while I was in college. She and I hung out at the beach and searched Cancun high and low each day for places to watch the NCAA tournament.
Share with us why you are #MomsBiggestFan and you could win a special pink Louisville Slugger bat in honor of Mother’s Day!
It was great to see the Cardinals continue the Braves’ losing streak Monday and for Peter Bourjos to break his hitless streak. The Cat talks to the Cardinal newbie on his big night and his role with the team in the video below.
Teryn, a journalism graduate of the University of Missouri, is a FOX Sports Midwest Girl. You can follow the FOX Sports Midwest Girls on Facebook (FOX Sports Midwest Girls) and Twitter and Instagram (@FSMidwestGirls).