BELMONT PARK – Thousands of Americans suddenly pretended to care about horse racing when American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown this past week. Social scientists estimate that the phenomenon is the largest instance of bandwagoning since the Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII.
“Wow, I can’t believe I witnessed such a historic moment in horsey racing,” said supposed fan Tracy Reinhardt in an interview. “I mean, I didn’t see the race itself, but I tweeted about it as soon as it started trending.” When asked to name the three races required for winning the Triple Crown, Reinhardt pretended to answer a phone call and walked away.
While the hype surrounding American Pharaoh’s win is notable, most bandwagoners will turn to the NBA Finals for sustenance in the next few days.
– Donnie Rhoads