Tuesday, December 2, 2008

NFL- "Named Foolishly League"


I don't like football. Really I don't. I just can't seem to get into a sport where a bunch of grown men wearing tight pants chase around a piece of leather while purposely tackling each other, patting each other on the a$$ and then dance around like MC Hammer on crack once they reach the end zone (several hours later).

However, it has not escaped my attention that along with having big muscles, no neck, some speed and a willingness to endure brutal punishment at the hands of 300 pound men hitting you head on in your guts for a million plus bucks a year, an odd name seems almost a prerequisite for joining the NFL.

So after some research and consultation with a few guy friends of mine here are some of the more off the wall names of real (mostly current) NFL players. Most of these are first name only...although I did find a few intriguing first/last name combinations.

Plaxico
Tuff
Ocho Cinco (it's legally changed)
Tebucky
Lawyer
Peerless
D'Brickashaw
Earthwind
Atari
Craphonso
Elvis
Cletis
Aveion
Na'il
Cadillac
Tank
Napoleon
Rock
Early
Shawntae (typically this is a girl's name)
Ritchie Incognito
Syndric Steptoe

And my favorite just because you really can't say it with a straight face...

Dick Butkus

1 comment:

k said...

The only conclusion I can come to is that they are good players because they had to learn to fight early on in life!