Monday, February 22, 2010

The name game

There are a lot of great names in college basketball, and I've decided to start listing them periodically. Here's the first installment:

Scoop Jardine (Syracuse)
Has the classic one syllable-two syllable roll-off-the-tongue structure, and his first name is Scoop. That's just cool.

Raheem Buckles (Louisville)
A strong Persian first name combined with a comical, cartoon-like last name.

Mike Singletary (Texas Tech)
I just like it because he shares a namesake with the great Bears linebacker.

Ali Farokhmanesh (Northern Iowa) --------------------->
Reasons this one is funny:
1) His name is Ali Farokhmanesh, and he's white as snow.
2) He's not just white, he was born in Iowa.
3) I have to assume he is the reason the Panthers don't have names on the back of their jerseys.

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to the next installment.