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Most exciting two minutes? Derby proves it every year

Updated: May 4, 2007, 6:00 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The truth-in-advertising award in sports goes to the Kentucky Derby. The race bills itself "the most exciting two minutes in sports" and then backs it up every May.

Seriously. Pick any other routinely occurring two minutes of competition and compare it to this horse race on the first Saturday in May.

The Derby wins.

You cannot count on every football or basketball game to go down to the last two minutes with any attendant drama -- and, in fact, most don't. ...

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