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  1. #1
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    Dec 2007
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    Cary, NC

    Best athlete names

    Iím suffering through the interminable wait until basketball season, which is made all the worse by the CHeatís football team actually being good and me having to hear about it from all my coworkers. So hereís my distraction to help cure my case of the Mondays. The following image has been circulating lately as one of the best/coolest athlete names:

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    So that got me thinking, what are your favorite athlete names? Iím particularly amused by names that are appropriate for the sport or position that the athlete plays. I can think of:

    Tim Duncan
    Ryan Longwell (field goal kicker)
    Hope Solo (womenís soccer goalie who also ostracized herself from the team)
    Usain Bolt (come on, thatís just perfect)
    Darrell Catchings (a former college wide receiver, I only know about him because of his name)

    What else ya got?

  2. #2

    Not real but reality catching up

    Always makes me think of this sketch which still cracks me up:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gODZzSOelss

    Lately local sports journalist Lauren Brownlow has been tweeting out top 10 names for a couple of games. I'll see if I can find a couple. UNC FB has a player named Storm Duck!

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by jwillfan View Post
    Always makes me think of this sketch which still cracks me up:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gODZzSOelss

    Lately local sports journalist Lauren Brownlow has been tweeting out top 10 names for a couple of games. I'll see if I can find a couple. UNC FB has a player named Storm Duck!
    Clicked here to link this video. It's great.

  4. #4
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Princeton, NJ
    Rollie Fingers

  5. #5
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    Feb 2007
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    Raleigh
    Darren Rumble-former NHL player.
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  6. #6
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    Aug 2012
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Dallas Cowboys WR - Gallup.

  7. #7

    Name rankings from @LeBrownlow

    This is the only one I can find. I swear I read a NCSU-ECU one that was funnier/better.

    UNC-SC from week 1:

    https://twitter.com/lebrownlow/statu...96235384000514

    1. Storm Duck
    2. Dazz Newsome
    3. Rico Dowdle
    4. Toe Groves
    5. Kingsley Enagbare
    6. Randrecous Davis
    7. Jamyest Williams
    8. Tavien Feaster
    9. Jace Ruder
    10. Mon Denson

  8. #8
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    Feb 2007
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    Mechanicsburg, PA
    God Shammgod

  9. #9
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    Jul 2008
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    Correct side of the Durham/CH border
    Quote Originally Posted by AGDukesky View Post
    God Shammgod
    No. Just, no.

    Adding... Tiger Woods.
    ďCoach said no 3s.Ē - Zion on The Block

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    Correct side of the Durham/CH border
    And with football season back, how about Ha Ha Clinton Dix!?!
    ďCoach said no 3s.Ē - Zion on The Block

  11. #11
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    New York City
    Going back years before Key & Peele.

    https://youtu.be/BerJdS2VJhA
    Last edited by mr. synellinden; 09-09-2019 at 09:54 AM.

  12. #12
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    Dec 2009
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    North of Durham
    Football player Wesley Mallard who played for the Oregon Ducks.

  13. #13
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    Raleigh
    Larry Playfair-another former NHL player
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  14. #14
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    Richmond, VA
    OK, no offense, but nothing beats the Headline from Oct 31, 2005 when Arkansas coach Houston Nutt changed quarterbacks to play South Carolina...

    NUTT PULLS JOHNSON, ELEVATES DICK AGAINST COCKS

    Not kidding, Robert Johnson was not doing well so they decided to play untested freshman Casey Dick against South Carolina...

    I mean, will that ever be topped?
    "That young man has an extra step on his ladder the rest of us just don't have."

  15. #15
    Trickle, Dick.

  16. #16
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    Thought Iíd throw this one in for good measure.

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    Hot'Lanta... home of the Falcons!
    I always thought Bogdan Bogdanovic felt like a totally made up name. Like John Johnson.

    And then there is the Achiuwa family of Nigeria. Precious Achiuwa is a big time recruit for Memphis who will likely be headed to the NBA after one season playing for Penny. But, his brother God'sgift Achiuwa played for St John's a few years ago. The other Achiuwa siblings are Grace, Peace, God'swill, and Promise.
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

  18. #18
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    Location
    Chicago
    I'll offer up the St. Brown brothers, all of whom are/were D-1 wide receivers

    Equanimeous (Notre Dame/Packers)
    Osiris (Stanford)
    Amon-Ra (Southern Cal)

    Father John is also a former Mr. Universe

  19. #19
    Came to post about about Storm Duck but see he's already been mentioned a lot. Came across his name on the Deadspin yearly name tournament, and for me, it doesn't get any better.

    Though he did get edged out in that tournament by Jizyah Shorts (not an athlete, but just...wow) and Pope Thrower.

  20. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by andyw715 View Post
    Trickle, Dick.
    Game, set match...or wait, maybe that's WORST athlete names....
    Don't waste your time on House of Cards S6!
    -We found out Frank was critical to making anyone else in the show interesting...not a surprise...

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