With the 2012 running of the Kentucky Derby scheduled for Saturday at Churchill Downs, horse racing is returning with a bang to America's collective sports conscience.
But my favorite part of the Triple Crown season is not the beautiful equines' athletic grace. It's not their remarkable speed and dexterity as they soar through the 1 1/4 mile-long course. Nor is it the amazing pageantry and history surrounding an event now 137 years old.
It's the funny horse names that I love the most.
And with rides like "Daddy Nose Best," "Rousing Sermon" and "I'll Have Another" on the start list for this year's Run for the Roses, Saturday's race won't disappoint.
But rather than sticking with the wacky names with which we've already been blessed, it's become my annual duty to come up with even more fantastic horse name ideas.
Last year's Seinfeld-based monikers were a huge success, so why not use the other sitcom from which I draw the most regular daily sayings: the critically acclaimed (yet quickly cancelled) Arrested Development.