The Boat Race 2024

As far as I know it is no big deal in the boat racing calendar, it is just literally posh blokes racing against each other, and the coverage it gets is because the BBC producers and reporters are all Oxbridge graduates.
One of the sporting Crown Jewels
Test matches
Fa cup final
the racecourse has been cleaned of all turds especially for the event.
Have they had the fags out
It was always a big event for ordinary London folk years ago.
My great grandparents, and grandparents who were from Camberwell/New Cross - always enjoyed their day out for the boat race.
I'll take your word for it. I seem to recall it did seem quite exciting when I was a kid so maybe it's just old age bringing a more cynical outlook.