Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Species Challenged?

See that nice looking animal over on the left there? That's Zenyatta -- a horse. A very talented horse, but a horse nonetheless. So the BasketCases were pretty surprised to learn today that Zenyatta placed second in the Associated Press voting for "Female Athlete of the Year." The winner was Serena Williams, a human being. Which is how the BasketCases would define a "female athlete." And so we're giving our annual Louis Leakey Award for Excellence in Paleontology to those members of the AP who apparently can't tell a homo sapiens from an ungulate.


At 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This filly is one of the most amazing athletes in her sport since Ruffian. Unlike Serena, this one got to complete against the boys and she did rather well at it. Well deserved Zenyatta!

At 8:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plus, she didn't threaten an official (Serena) or get a DUI (Taurasi) - which is more than you can say for some of the other would-be contenders. I'm actually OK with both Williams winning and the horse finishing second, though Tony Kornheiser made a convincing argument for Maya Moore on PTI the other day.

At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Female athletes of the human variety have more than enough trouble being taken seriously as athletes. Weren't there any other women who had great athletic years?Award the filly best animal athlete of the year.


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