Is Larry Ellison’s America’s Cup Team Now a Plucky Underdog?

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I’m in quite a quandary. A few days ago I noted with glee that Larry Ellison’s America’s Cup team was losing by the score of 4 to minus-1 against Team New Zealand. Given Ellison’s, ahem, contributions to the sport, I was rooting for him to get a historic pounding.

But now Team USA has come back! The score is tied 8-8, with the final race scheduled for later today. (Weather permitting.) This is actually exciting enough that I can hardly help but root for the now-plucky underdogs who came back from the dead. And yet….Larry Ellison. Decisions, decisions.

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