'Get Your Preak On' Works, Offends Columnist's Tender Sensibilities

Compared to what actually happens in the Preakness infield, the pitch phrase "Get Your Preak On" seems fairly innocuous, especially since it's a layup reference to the Missy Elliott song "Get Your Freak On," and because it attempts to market to exactly who horse racing needs in the stands: people under the age of 90. 

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The new campaign is working, too, though the $20 all-you-care-to-drink infield beer mugs likely have also had a positive effect on advance interest. So who could object to some life being breathed into the nearly dead horse of horse racing? A columnist who confuses sentences for paragraphs, of course

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If a big crowd doesn't show up in the infield Saturday, you shudder to think what next year's Preakness ad campaign will look like.
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I keep envisioning something like the Hells Angels on the set of "Girls Gone Wild."
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But maybe it can't be any worse than this year's campaign.
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Because this one isn't just in poor taste.
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It shows no taste at all.
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Sometimes.

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I wonder. 

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If columnists. 

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Have return keys.

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That stick a lot and make their sentences space out.

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All over the page.

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Especially when they're feigning moral outrage.

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And generally being old and clueless.

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I wonder.  

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