Welcome to 21st century sports, where the results get to change due to bad calls and committee meetings after the fact.
Maximum Security may have crossed the finish line at the Derby first, but after some interminable review of tape, his move to impede a horse slowing down anyway somehow determines that the 2nd place 65-1 shot Country House gets to win.
Barely a bump. Never affected the 2nd place horse. No one watching those replays would think it changed the outcome of the race.
No matter! Maximum Security gets disqualified!
AND ALL MY TICKETS GO DOWN. (And yes, that’s why I’m really angry).
From the volume & quantity of the booing as they hand out the trophy, I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess the crowd at Churchill Downs feels the same way I do.
Vox populi sez BULLSHIT.
We’ve been treated to horrible reffing during the NBA finals, we got to see the egregious non-call of pass interference knocking the Saints from the Superbowl, we get bad umpiring over balls and strikes every day in baseball.
And we get endless reviews, replays, and bullshit.
Not just in sports, either, we can get it all over. We can have endlessly disputed election results where people refuse to concede, or public policies bounced around friendly and unfriendly judges at different court levels, criminal sentences thrown out the window, juries ignored, conspiracy theories abounding and accepted as fact by idiots… you name it.
Nothing is allowed to be a mutually agreed upon outcome. Nothing.
It’s all about endless hot take debates and arguing, and if someone’s argument rubs you the wrong way, well, just deplatform them or disqualify them and then claim you won.
Granted, most of my bets would have gone down the toilet with the longshot Country House placing 2nd, but COULDN’T I JUST GET MY 9/2 WIN BET, YOU FRIGGIN BASTARDS??? (Yes, that’s the TRUE reason for this rant).
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