The third place finisher at today’s NYRR Run for Central Park is listed as Bo Gus. That’s right – his name is BOGUS. (I don’t believe that for a second, but I love that some dude who managed to cross the line in 20:00 has a sense of humor.) That got me to thinking about some of the other great names in sports. I’m partial to former Major Leaguer Rusty Kuntz, and there was a guy who had a cup of coffee in the NBA whose name was Chubby Cox. Still, for all-around good 13-year old boy style chuckles, it’s hard to beat race car driver Dick Trickle.
Now for the interactive portion of our program, I’m asking you guys for some of the best sports names you’ve seen. Our team of judges (Billy Simmons and me) will decide on the best submission and award a Beavis and Butt-head videotape to the winner. Remember – only real, documented names of real athletes are eligible.