Friday, August 14, 2009

What's in a Name?

The results are in, and after an online poll by TSN, it was announced yesterday that the best name in the CFL is...Winnipeg Blue Bomber Siddeeq Shabazz.

I can't argue with that (though I do like the name Patrick Kabongo too.)

So it got me thinking about some of the other memorable names in sports. Of course, with literally millions of past and present athletes to choose from, I can't possibly recall all the cool names.

But some that do come to mind are:

Zarley Zalapski
Homer Bailey
Fred Funk
D'Brickashaw Ferguson
Stubby Clapp
Milton Bradley (I guess being relentlessly teased about your name, turns you into a hot-headed ball player)

And my personal favourite...

Dick Trickle

I know there are MANY other great names out there...tell me about your faves!

Leave a comment. You won't win a prize, but you will put your sports knowledge on display for all to see!



  1. Ah yes...Wayne Van Dorp is a classic!

  2. Dude, how can you not mention Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala . .I know you spent weeks perfecting that one.
    Gotta add that Korean dude from the World Baseball Classic Bum Ho Lee.
    And oh yeah. . any player from any sport whose last name is. . . . . . . . .MENDOZAAAA!!!!

    Good to catch up to you again. . .tough to see Edmonton as a home town.

  3. James you're a legend! All amazing names!
    I have to brush up on my Fuamatu-Ma'afala.