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A Female Horse Of Course Of Course

December 24, 2009
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The Associated Press recently polled sports editors from around the country on the female athlete of the year.   Serena Williams won in a landslide.  What caught my attention was that the second most votes went to Zenyatta, a horse.  Rachel Alexandra, another fucking horse, also made the top 10.

I would think that humanity is an implicit part of the word “athlete,” but no one asked me.

Update: I don’t consider myself a feminist, or even particularly attuned to the struggles of women in contemporary society.  What I resent is that the AP poll sucks all the joy out of mocking the WNBA.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. JoJo permalink
    December 24, 2009 10:43 am

    the article you linked to said this: “the winner [of male athlete of the year] was NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. Given the AP’s criteria, maybe his automobile should have won instead?”

    ha.

    • Barry permalink*
      December 24, 2009 10:45 am

      I know what it said. Maybe my computer should win Reading Comprehender of the Year.

      • JoJo permalink
        December 24, 2009 11:01 am

        ha!

      • JoJo permalink
        December 24, 2009 11:03 am

        i have a friend who presented a paper on computer speech recognition at a conference. but the conference was in italy, so nobody understood him.

        hardy har.

  2. Barry permalink*
    December 24, 2009 11:07 am

    It’s so hard to tell the athletes from the animals these days; take my horse. For example.

    No, no. I kid. But seriously, folks; I got a horse for my wife. It was a pretty good trade.

    (Tap tap tap) This thing on?

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