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Horse race illusions and the angst-ridden 'sport' of politics

As I immerse myself in the start of football season and the home stretch of the general election, it’s hard not to notice a few striking parallels. Aside from the merging of the two worlds in response to Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem, the ebb and flow of politics and sports share many commonalities. There are always two opposing sides, represented by two different mascots, and no shortage of trash talk to go around in between contests.
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