If you watched any ESPN or visited ESPN.com on Saturday, you no doubt were bombarded with mentions of the Breeders Cup, apparently the biggest horse race of the year despite the fact that’s what was said about any of the Triple Crown races, and the fact that you’ve never heard of the Breeders Cup before.
After the race — where some horse you’ve never heard of beat a favored horse you never heard of! — ESPN’s website had a poll for the Horse of the Year, with the top two horses in the Breeders Cup and, of course, Barbaro.
Early on in voting, Wyoming immediately became my favorite state in the union:
Yes! Nobody in Wyoming cares! Thank you, new greatest state ever! And.. oh…