SPORTS TRIVIA….Chad Orzel muses on an important question: is there any sporting event that has a greater ratio of build-up time to actual event time than the Kentucky Derby? He suggests that the run-up is a couple of weeks, while the race itself takes two minutes, an astonishing 10,000:1 ratio.

Chad considers and dismisses things like the Olympic 100-meter dash, which is embedded in a larger tournament, and is only able to come up with the occasional one-round knockout in professional boxing as a true competitor to the Derby.

Any other ideas?

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