Why are people pitting Serena Williams against a horse?

Sports Illustrated asked its readers to choose their own sportsperson of the year — and they chose American Pharoah.
Sports Illustrated took heat for naming Serena Williams Sports Person of the Year after a reader poll said American Pharoah deserved the honour. (twitter.com/@latimes)

q's sports panel gathers — today, with Bruce Arthur, Stephen Brunt and Sonali Karnick — to discuss this week's top sports culture stories. 

At issue today: 

  • Serena Williams was named sports person of the year by Sports Illustrated — but their readers preferred a horse named American Pharoah.
  • An NBA player throws a homophobic slur at a gay referee and only gets a one game suspension. Why? 


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