Some people’s names just naturally go with their chosen profession . Like Mr. Bookman, the library detective . I used to always hear names during the course of a football season and think “Now that guy just sounds like a football player !”
Finally a few years ago, I started writing them down . Over time I’ve started adding names, that while they may not sound like football names, just sound cool. Like former Nebraska running back I.M. Hipp . Or last years quarterback John David Booty . As Chase Daniels backup of course.
Each year I start a new list, and I’ve found the perfect player to start with this year, right here at home . If you haven’t already you’ll soon be hearing the name Elvis Fisher . He’ll be playing some left tackle this season for YOUR Missouri Tigers .
As in years past, you are encouraged to participate . But there are some silly rules that I like to follow, so if you want to play, pay attention.
1. Don’t go looking for names online or elsewhere . These should be names that you hear or see during normal watching or listening to a football game.
2. Potential players can be high school, college or pro . If a name fits, it fits no matter what level the player is.
3. You must submit your player . Then their name will be judged by our three person “All-Name” team committee. If your submission is not accepted, I’m sorry but the committee’s decision is final.
4. Players can be dead or alive . This may seem to conflict a little with rule number one, but it doesn’t. You hear it when you hear it.
To submit a player, just email them to me , email@example.com. You’re encouraged to play along, but if you don’t that’s ok. You’re still encouraged to check back occasionally to see how the list is progressing.
And GO TIGERS !
Chase Daniels-QB, University of Missouri.
Elvis Fisher-LT, University of Missouri.
Darius Outlaw – former MU Wide receiver (Barbara, Sunrise Beach)
Stryker Sulak -DL, University of Missouri (Thanks Michelle!)