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icehole3
05-19-2009, 07:41 AM
you guys know any good ones???

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cumberlandreds
05-19-2009, 07:48 AM
Here's my all time favorite name.

Rusty Kuntz

Eric_the_Red
05-19-2009, 07:52 AM
Dick Butkus is an obvious one.

chicoruiz
05-19-2009, 08:21 AM
Sprint car driver Dick Trickle.

Former Cleveland WR Fair Hooker.

icehole3
05-19-2009, 08:27 AM
nickname was crap

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Screwball
05-19-2009, 08:28 AM
I always enjoyed me some God Shamgod of college basketball fame.

http://slamonline.com/online/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/god.jpg

Eric_the_Red
05-19-2009, 08:56 AM
While not really funny, I've always found Angel Pagan's name ironic.

freestyle55
05-19-2009, 09:22 AM
in the 2009 Name of the Year contest, the winner was Barkevious Mingo, a linebacker committed to LSU...

and I believe last year's runner up was a women's softball player named Destiny Frankenstein...

http://nameoftheyear.blogspot.com/

RichRed
05-19-2009, 10:04 AM
In baseball, Van Lingle Mungo and Mickey Klutts.

nate
05-19-2009, 10:13 AM
My longtime favorites:

Bombo Rivera (all time champion)
Hosken Powell
Tebuckey Jones
Debrickashaw Ferguson

texasdave
05-19-2009, 10:22 AM
http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/cover/featured/8249/index.htm

Not exactly funny, but the "perfect" name for a quarterback. Sonny Sixkiller.

HotCorner
05-19-2009, 01:03 PM
Ivana Mandic - (Former University of Charlotte women's basketball player)

cumberlandreds
05-19-2009, 01:15 PM
Here's a few more I thought of:

Former Memphis basketball player Baskerville Holmes

Our own Reds Pitching coach Dick Pole

Former MLB player Dickie Thon

Florida State had a WR a couple of seasons ago with the last name of Fagg

chicoruiz
05-19-2009, 01:22 PM
The Bengals had a linebacker out of Indiana in camp their first year whose name was Brown Marks. He didn't make the team, which was a relief to me, since his name made me think of dirty underwear...

nate
05-19-2009, 01:24 PM
It might not be funny, but it's odd: Rogers Hornsby

Why "Rogers" instead of "Roger?" I mean, he probably spent his entire life saying "No, it's RogerSSS."

cincrazy
05-19-2009, 01:34 PM
http://blog.cleveland.com/sports/2008/07/large_ben-gay-cleveland-browns-01.jpg

Ben Gay

remdog
05-19-2009, 02:36 PM
Former wide receiver for the Browns, Fair Hooker.

Rem

camisadelgolf
05-19-2009, 06:20 PM
Coco Crisp

BRM
05-19-2009, 06:34 PM
Former NHL goalie, Ron Tugnutt.

nate
05-19-2009, 06:41 PM
Former NHL goalie, Ron Tugnutt.

OK, the 13 year old in me laughed out loud at that.

icehole3
05-20-2009, 07:07 AM
http://wheeling.weirton.lib.wv.us/history/people/others/glsck9.jpg

Chip R
05-20-2009, 12:58 PM
Former Reds farmhand Motorboat Jones.

UKFlounder
05-20-2009, 01:17 PM
Former NFL player Harry Colon

RichRed
05-20-2009, 01:24 PM
Another former Cleveland Brown, Thane Gash, and his brother (or cousin ?) Sam

Former Nebraska running back, I.M. Hipp

Notre Dame LB, Michael Stonebreaker

Former Tennessee Vol, Jim Bob Cooter

Hall of Fame QB, Y.A. Tittle (tee-hee)

remdog
05-20-2009, 04:40 PM
What was the name of the guy named after SaranWrap? I think he played for Nebraska.

Rem

BRM
05-20-2009, 04:45 PM
Funniest race horse name: Hoof Hearted

There is a very funny youtube video but I can't link it here.

BRM
05-20-2009, 05:06 PM
Another one from the NHL - Hakan Loob.

MrCinatit
05-20-2009, 05:48 PM
Former A's second baseman Shooty Babbit.
Mookie Wilson and Hubie Brooks made not only a great teammate combination, but a great 1981 Topps rookie card.
1980s Philly reliever Porfi Altamirano.
1950s Tiger catcher Pig House.
1970s Cubs utility guy Pete LaCock (Bob Gibson retired after giving up a homer to the guy).

Johnny Footstool
05-20-2009, 05:59 PM
No love for Razor Shines?

Redhook
05-20-2009, 09:26 PM
Holy Craphonso, this thread is hilarious.

cumberlandreds
05-21-2009, 08:06 AM
Former A's second baseman Shooty Babbit.
Mookie Wilson and Hubie Brooks made not only a great teammate combination, but a great 1981 Topps rookie card.
1980s Philly reliever Porfi Altamirano.
1950s Tiger catcher Pig House.
1970s Cubs utility guy Pete LaCock (Bob Gibson retired after giving up a homer to the guy).

Pete LaCock was the son of TV game show host of Hollywood Squares Peter Marshall.

Dick Green was another classic name I thought of. He was the A's 2nd baseman for many years and retired after the 1972 World Series.

RANDY IN INDY
05-21-2009, 10:56 AM
When my wife was in school at Marshall University, they were in the Southern Conference. There was a real good basketball player, shooting guard, for VMI by the name of "Gay Elmore." The fans at Marshall always gave him a rough time. You have to figure the guy really took a lot of crap growing up.

Two others that I always got a chuckle out of were former Redskins linebacker Chris Hanburger and former NBA player "Fat" Lever.

RichRed
05-21-2009, 01:56 PM
When my wife was in school at Marshall University, they were in the Southern Conference. There was a real good basketball player, shooting guard, for VMI by the name of "Gay Elmore." The fans at Marshall always gave him a rough time. You have to figure the guy really took a lot of crap growing up.


I remember Gay Elmore. He's an attorney now and his dad played at West Virginia.

http://wvrecord.com/news/contentview.asp?c=176656

redsmetz
05-21-2009, 02:25 PM
It might not be funny, but it's odd: Rogers Hornsby

Why "Rogers" instead of "Roger?" I mean, he probably spent his entire life saying "No, it's RogerSSS."

According to his Wikipedia entry, it was his mother's maiden name. Fortunately she wasn't named "Dumbrowski" or something.

Caveat Emperor
05-22-2009, 12:46 AM
Watching the NHL game tonight -- Miroslav Satan.

If you have a last name like Satan, you better be a tough SOB -- no matter how you pronounce the name.

MrCinatit
05-22-2009, 04:27 AM
Baseballreference.com used to have a great potty mouth page when the user typed in particularly naughty words into the search field, but alas, that feature seems to be replaced by the "file not found" page.
But on a non-related subject, now that the site has expanded their minor league history big time, type in your own name...might find you've played pro ball (I pitched in the Tigers' system in the late '90s/early '00s).

texasdave
05-30-2009, 10:48 AM
Ok this name popped into my head while posting in the Minor League forum. Instant classic - Wirfin "for the man" Obispo. That name cracks me up and I have no idea why.

Revering4Blue
05-30-2009, 12:57 PM
Vitamin Smith.

Dick Shiner.:eek:

Both former NFL players.

Razor Shines
05-31-2009, 08:16 AM
Ryan The Riot,
Dick Vermeil. "I'm sorry to have to tell you this but you have Dick Vermeil." - Chick McGee.