Currently I am in the very early stages of a paper/article on disputed outcomes in both elections and sports. Specifically relating disputed elections to disputed wins. I think I will focus on football but may have stories from other sports. My primary idea is that Americans hate ties and demand winners and losers. Therefore, a win based on a technicality, or mistake, or cheating is better than no winner at all. Obviously, I need to shape this thing up a bit. I was hoping that some of you could suggest things for me to read/ provide your own thoughts. I will post a draft on the site, though it will probably be about 40 pages long.
Note: yes elections will be mentioned which are inherently political but that is where it ends. I will be writing more about the Whigs than current political parties (though Gore v Bush will be mentioned). So please don’t comment with republicans/democrats are cheaters type talk. I have plenty of info on disputed elections. I am looking for more on sports. However, if you can think of any clever ties between disputed elections and disputed wins mention them (provided they aren't political). Thanks.