Monday, November 3, 2008

Great Football Names

In an earlier post, I listed some of my favorite baseball names. Last night, watching the Pats get beaten by the Colts, I started thinking about great football names. Here are a few:

Brett Favre (partially because no one who's not heard it can pronounce it properly the first time around, something that was noted in "Something About Mary")

Drew Bledsoe (the Nancy Kerrigan of quarterbacks, but still, it's a melodious football name)

Warren Moon

Kordell Stewart

Franco Harris

Tiki Barber

Lynn Swann

Jerry Rice

George Blanda

Some new additions, 11/24/08:

Ellis Hobbs

Ty Law

Lawyer Malloy

(I know, I know, too many current and former NE Patriots, but what can you do?)


dadDeO said...

Fred Biletnikoff, Jan Stenerud, Doug Flutie, Johnny Unitas, Daunte Culpepper, Joe Montana, Tony Romo, Y.A. Tittle, Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick, Bronko Nagurski

Edie Freedman said...

Fran Tarkenton, Mean Joe Greene.

(Johnny Unitas is probably the all-time greatest football name.)

laxjunkie said...

Disagree on the Johnny Unitas thing. Gotta go with Joe "Willie" Namath. One man's opinion.