Monday, May 19, 2008
One more leg for Big Brown
America is on board with a horse whose name sounds like either a pornography actor or a weak attempt at toilet humor.
Big Brown, after crushing the field in the Preakness, is one win away from joining the likes of Seattle Slew, Affirmed and Secretariat by winning the first Triple Crown in 30 years.
The way Big Brown is running, it doesn't seem like we'll have a repeat of 2002-04 where War Emblem, Funny Cide and Smarty Jones, respectively, won the first two legs before losing the Belmont Stakes and being forgotten like the loser of any championship series.
It's nice to see a horse running so well, and for people to rally behind an animal. For some reason though, we're half expecting Big Brown to break a leg. Literally, unfortunately.