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American Pharoah seeking Triple Crown

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SnarkShark, May 16, 2015.

  1. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Last edited: May 16, 2015
  2. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Am I going to root for American Pharaoh to win the Triple Crown? Hell no.

    Do I think American Pharaoh is going to win the Triple Crown? Yes, because his competition looks as though it's of a quality that it ought to be pulling a trailer on a hayride at some country fair.

    In the last 50 Kentucky Derbies, AP checks in with a dawdling 42nd-fastest performance. If you go on to list the times of the last 50 Preakness Stakes, he's D . . . F . . . L. Oh, you can argue he eased up in the stretch at the Preakness because he had the race won, but if you want to give him the benefit of the doubt and say he would have run a full second faster (about five lengths) if he'd been all out, that moves him up to the 49th-fastest Preakness out of the last 50. I don't know what happened to this year's 3-year-olds, but when none of them can come within seven lengths of the slowest Preakness in 65 years, that's god-awful.

    I want great achievements (the Triple Crown) to be accomplished by great performances. I don't like someone winning the batting title hitting .295.
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  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    .301, bitch!


    And .313 for lowest NL batting champion ...

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  4. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Gwynn wasn't much of a hitter anyway.
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Can you argue that he was running in mud and through a downpour, for crying out loud?
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  6. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    The time argument doesn't hold water. The Churchill track was playing strange on Derby day and the Preakness was in a flash flood. It's not like the horse hasn't run fast times in the past.

    Also, this year's crop of 3-year-olds is just fine. Before the Derby, it was considered to be very deep.
  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I'm less annoyed by his slow times as I am that his owner misspelled "Pharaoh."
    I've been struggling with that one in headlines all spring. I have to say "Pha-ro-ah" to myself every time I type it.
  8. da man

    da man Well-Known Member


    AMERICAN PHAROAH: You might notice that his surname is a misspelling of pharaoh, as in the Egyptian ruler. Owner Ahmed Zayat, a native of Egypt who wanted a horse reflective of his culture, originally blamed The Jockey Club for the typo. As it turns out, the name was misspelled when it was submitted by a woman who won an online contest run by the family, and the Zayats didn't catch it.
  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    See what happens when you lay off copy editors, damn it?!
  10. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    His mother was a mudder.
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    And she ate her fodder.
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  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Great. Now I'm scared I misspelled the name in headlines. And nobody has said anything.
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