Distinctive Names in Sports

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    Can you think of any players with distinctive names (can be cool names, wierd names, whatever)?

    Basketball: Mookie Blaylock, NBA guard (also used by Pearl Jam as a name)
    Football: Cosmo Iacavazzi, Princeton NCAA HOF RB (pronounced: yah-ko-vazzi)
    Tennis: Slobodan "Bobo" Zivojinovic
    Baseball: Dusty Rhodes
     
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    Neville Neville and his sons the chuckle brothers.
     
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    No, not a board game...

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    Isn't there a baseball player called Pujols, that sounds very much like "poo holes"? That's pretty distinctive.
     
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    I can't spell his last name but there's a former hockey star named Jeff "Book-a-boom"
     
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    Marcos Baghdatis is pretty distinctive. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is as well. Not really weird names, but distinctive.
     
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    Storm Davis, Three-Finger Brown, Tug McGraw, Coco Crisp, Rollie Fingers, Urban Shocker, Orel Hersheiser, Heathcliff Slocumb, Cool Papa Bell, Catfish Hunter, Pee Wee Reese, Candy Maldonado, Goose Gossage, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Cornelius McGillicuddy, Dizzy Dean, Pokey Reese, Sixto Lezcano, Turbo Estomago

    (Okay, I made that last one up in a baseball story I wrote once. But the national pastime has a hella lotta great names.)
     
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    Mister Alexander, Florida Sate Football team---only known due to the fact they played against UF on national TV
     
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    I like this thread.

    Branch McCracken - IU basketball coach
    Dick Pohl - MLB pitching coach
    Zinedine Zindane - French footballer (any other sporter w/ZZ initials?)
    Rusty Kuntz - MLB
    Radek Bonk - NHL
    Butros Butros Ghali - UN keeper
     
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    The only player I know who had his first name on his jersey...
     
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    There was an offensive lineman that played for BYU and then the Cowboys named Glen Titensor, pronounced "Tight n' sore."

    How'd you like to be Mrs. Titensor?:twisted:

    Then there's Ryan Succop of the Kansas City Cheifs. Pronounced "Suck-up."

    I mean, c'mon!
     
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    David Seaman - Arsenal/Man City Goalkeeper.

    No one knows how he ever kept a clean sheet!
     
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