Your favorite NFL names

Re: Your favorite NFL names

Postby ChrisBabcock » Sun Jun 27, 2021 4:26 pm

I'm always fascinated by names of guys that have the same name as other guys. Like two mid 90s running backs named James Stewart, Mark Clayton/Mark Clayton, Curt/Kurt Warner.
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Re: Your favorite NFL names

Postby Terry Baldshaw » Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:29 pm

Two from the 60s AFL ...

Hubert Bobo
Mack Yoho
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Re: Your favorite NFL names

Postby John Grasso » Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:00 pm

RichardBak wrote:Joe Smith (try finding this guy for a 50th reunion)

I worked with a Jim Smith who was a member of the "Jim Smith Society" all of whose members were named Jim Smith.
I believe there are over 1800 members.
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Re: Your favorite NFL names

Postby John Grasso » Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:09 pm

Among my favorites are Kirby Dar Dar, Ali Haji-Sheikh and the entire roster of the Oorang Indians - Peter Blackbear, Ted Buffalo,
Dick Deer Slayer, Joe Little Twig, Ted Lone Wolf, Woodchuck Welmas et al.
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Re: Your favorite NFL names

Postby ChrisBabcock » Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:57 pm

Chad Ochocinco anyone? :lol:
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Re: Your favorite NFL names

Postby Halas Hall » Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:34 pm

The Jets 9th round draft pick in 1981 - Admiral Dewey Larry, a DB from UNLV.
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Re: Your favorite NFL names

Postby RichardBak » Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:53 pm

John Grasso wrote:
RichardBak wrote:Joe Smith (try finding this guy for a 50th reunion)

I worked with a Jim Smith who was a member of the "Jim Smith Society" all of whose members were named Jim Smith.
I believe there are over 1800 members.


We had a Jim Smith in our graduation class, and it didn't take long for our reunion committee to write him off as a lost cause. The White Pages probably had something like 22,000 listings for the name. :D
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Re: Your favorite NFL names

Postby John Grasso » Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:54 am

RichardBak wrote:
John Grasso wrote:
RichardBak wrote:Joe Smith (try finding this guy for a 50th reunion)

I worked with a Jim Smith who was a member of the "Jim Smith Society" all of whose members were named Jim Smith.
I believe there are over 1800 members.


We had a Jim Smith in our graduation class, and it didn't take long for our reunion committee to write him off as a lost cause. The White Pages probably had something like 22,000 listings for the name. :D

They should have contacted the Jim Smith Society - they probably would have found him.
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Re: Your favorite NFL names

Postby rhickok1109 » Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:22 am

John Grasso wrote:
RichardBak wrote:Joe Smith (try finding this guy for a 50th reunion)

I worked with a Jim Smith who was a member of the "Jim Smith Society" all of whose members were named Jim Smith.
I believe there are over 1800 members.

The humorist H. Allen Smith wrote a very funny book called People Named Smith, which is just what it sounds like. One of the actual names he discovered was "Sufficient Unto the DaY Is the Evil Thereof Smith."
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Re: Your favorite NFL names

Postby RichardBak » Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:08 am

[/quote] They should have contacted the Jim Smith Society - they probably would have found him.[/quote]


The funny thing is, this particular "lost" Jim Smith is 3/4 Polack. His mother's maiden name was probably Kołodziejczyk or some such thing. In any case, only a small percentage of Jim Smiths belong to the Jim Smith Society.

I have an uncle who changed his long Polish name to Smith. That's the name he's buried under. Maybe he figured the guy who chiseled the inscription on his tombstone would charge by the letter.

Sto Lat!
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