Monday, October 10, 2011

Because A Good Football Name Is Priceless

Every year, I attend all the Northwestern football games. I have a whole tradition and set of superstitions around that, which I'll share shortly. It's my fault actually that they've lost the last three games. I promise to demonstrate why soon. I have my fingers crossed that I've fixed my errors and all will be well this week when they play Iowa.

That said, I have seats behind the Northwestern bench. It's a fun view when there isn't action on the field. I love watching the players on their benches dancing during timeouts or getting the crowd revved up. I giggle watching the players keep warm on the exercise bikes on the sidelines. I watch anxiously when trainers work on players on the tables.

And of course I scan the names. Over the years, there have been some great football names on the Northwestern team. Even this year, we have a quarterback (now receiver since our main QB Dan Persa is back - yay!) named Kain Colter. Tell me that isn't just an awesome name for a quarterback. Sadly, he is upstaged this year by someone with yet a better name.

Sean McEvilly is a defensive lineman, though he isn't a starter at this point. That said, he's a redshirt freshman, so there are another three years after the rest of this season for me to hear the PA announcer tell us all about another McEvilly tackle. Seriously. McEvilly. And he's a defensive player. I love it.

So what's your favorite football name?

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Lisa Noel October 10, 2011 at 9:34 PM  

OMG my son would be sooo jealous. He loves NW sports!!!

Unknown October 11, 2011 at 1:27 AM  

I don't really follow football - sorry!!! But that name (MCEvilly) is too funny! Of course, I am loving the name Kain Colter - so cool. Now I'll be listening to names a little closer. :)

jeanette October 11, 2011 at 12:30 PM  

Michelle - I'm surprised you didn't mention the poor dude named Weak.

Too bad about the result of last Saturday's game...oh, wait...

Tara R. October 11, 2011 at 3:08 PM  

I don't think I can top McEvilly. That would be a great name for a character on Grey's Anatomy.

Heather October 12, 2011 at 8:22 AM  

I love that name. It has me cracking up. I don't really know a lot of last names but there are some crazy names in football!

Pat October 12, 2011 at 10:37 AM  

McEvilly--too funny--kinda reminds me of Cruella DeVille.

I'm not a football fan, but I always liked the name Joe Montana. My husband roots for the 49ers, since that's one of the closest teams to us, so Joe was a hero in our household.

septembermom October 19, 2011 at 6:47 AM  

That name is too funny! I'll have to ask my sons about football. I'm kind of clueless.

McEvil November 10, 2012 at 4:57 PM  

I thought it was cool name too when I heard it at the NW - UofM game today Cheered every time they said his name.
Dan McEvilly

Michelle November 27, 2012 at 11:05 AM  

Lisa - You should come to a game sometime. They're such a blast, and the family section is really affordable. Plus... I know where there's free parking! :)

Lisa - There are always all sorts of great names in football. I like Mike Trumpy, too. Every year, we search the not yet playing to see what good names might be coming up the pipeline. This is our all time favorite though!

Jeanette - OH! I forgot about him. That was pretty good, too :) And... yeah.

Tara - That would be. Grey's is actually what sort of went through my head when I saw that.

Heather - There are, aren't there? I suppose there are in the phone book, too, but seeing them in huge letters on the backs of jerseys is better for some reason.

Pat - Joe was a hero in a LOT of households. I remember those days :)

Kelly - Ask them. Find out what their favorite names are. There are bound to be some good ones you don't know about yet.

Dan - Love it :)

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