Twitter’s Funniest Reactions To American Pharoah Winning SI’s Online Poll For Sportsman Of The Year
Online polls aren't exactly scientific, but they're something. Whether they tell us what people are actually thinking or they're merely a chance for us to troll whoever is trying to take the internet's temperature, they'll always exist because they're fun and stupid and no mortal human can resist voting in them. Speaking of humans, the internet crowned a horse "Sportsman of the Year" over the weekend. What's not to love about that?
Sports Illustrated asked the world who they thought should win their prestigious award, giving them the options of several prominent athletes who've had a particularly historic 2015. The ballot consisted of Usain Bolt, Stephen Curry, Jordan Spieth, Carli Lloyd, Thomas Davis, Ronda Rousey, Simone Biles, the Kansas City Royals, Serena Williams, Lionel Messi and Novak Djokovic. Notice a trend? They're all bipedal homo sapiens. The group also featured an equine option, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, who is neither a man, nor a primate. He won.
Full disclosure: Serena won the actual award because she won three grand slams and has the capacity for logical thought. But none of that matters because OH MY GOD A HORSE NEARLY WON A HUMAN AWARD! As you might expect, Twitter had some fun with that concept.
Last two weeks in review: Donald Trump's Presidential Bid Gains Momentum Behind Racist Rhetoric, Horse Nearly Wins Man Award.
— Jake O'Donnell (@_JakeODonnell) December 14, 2015
American Pharoah bout to drop the most fire tweet storm of 2015 pic.twitter.com/heYdaXVduO
— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) December 14, 2015
— # (@TerryLee__) December 14, 2015
An egg avatar arguing that American Pharoah should have been SI's Sportsman of the Year is now polling 3rd in Iowa.
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 14, 2015
Sports Illustrated tried to invite American Pharoah to their Sportsperson of the Year event but he said Nay
— Miguel Cabrera (@DrunkMiggy) December 14, 2015
"American Pharoah had a gr..." "It's a horse." "Triple Crown, Breeder's C..." "Horse." "It's been decades si..." "It. Is. A. Horse."
— sigh hersh (@Ugarles) December 14, 2015
Look, not saying a horse should win a Nobel Prize for Physics. But...it'd be fun, yes?
— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) December 14, 2015
Just spoke w/ American Pharoah. Ate oats the entire time, and then defecated on the floor. Wouldn't even address #Serena by name. Shocking.
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) December 14, 2015
Sportsperson of the year Power Rankings 1. Serena Williams 2. Pizza Rat 3. American Pharoah
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) December 14, 2015
@iamjoonlee if American Pharoah is sportsman of the year, the Millennium Falcon should get an Oscar nom for best actor.
— Shane Bua (@ThatShaneBua) December 14, 2015
I think American Pharoah should definitely win Best Sports Horse.
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) December 14, 2015
if american pharoah is sportsman of the year, can i be a horse
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) December 14, 2015
Live look at American Pharoah after finding out Serena Williams won Sportsperson of the year. https://t.co/tY6R94HnZN
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) December 14, 2015
Exclusive: American Pharoah comments on being snubbed for the 2015 Sportsperson of the Year award pic.twitter.com/Jy5wdMDNsi
— Clemzingis (@TheClemReport) December 14, 2015
— SB Nation (@SBNation) December 14, 2015
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