Maryland State Song Is O Christmas Tree Remix: Twitter Reactions Laugh

If you want a sports equivalent to middle child syndrome, it’s the Preakness Stakes. The race generates 1/10 the buzz of the Kentucky Derby, and it doesn’t have the potential historical impact of the Belmont Stakes. On Saturday the middle child received another kick in the shins when Twitter noticed something about Maryland’s state song: it’s a remix of “O Christmas Tree.”

Yep, prior to California Chrome taking the race, people laughing at “Maryland, My Maryland” was the only buzz generated by the Preakness. I’m a fan of some good snark, so here are a few of the better Twitter reactions for the tune (the fun is in the hashtags).

A tradition unlike any other: the Preakness on NBC.