Sometimes the name really makes the man or woman. Sometimes the man or woman make the name. And other times it’s just funny.
The Greats and Their Name
These are the athletes that are mentioned in the same breath as the sport they play, usually transcending fandoms, sports and ages. They usually have a story that is widely known. These names are usually plastered over merchandise, cereal boxes, video games, and clothing. You usually don’t even have to use the full name to associate the player. These athlete’s reputations can even withstand some scandal.
Muhammad Ali couldn’t be hit. 😱 pic.twitter.com/fkaWdH7OSu
— TheRootsofFighting (@RootsOfFighting) July 21, 2017
Not that these names represent the only names that could be on such a list, but there is no mistaking these names for anyone else and they are pretty much global in nature. Their name is their sport and their legacy all at once.
The Great Names
It is difficult to become a professional athlete. We know this, most of us dream of it and dismiss it just as quickly. The ones who are lucky enough to achieve this greatness should be revered and celebrated. Some athletes however, are only known for one thing: their silly names. It doesn’t diminish their achievements and records, just makes them more humor worthy. Below are some of the most notable.
Jim Bob Cooter
Kim Yoo Suk
Dick Trickle smoking a cigarette, under caution, during the 1990 Winston 500 @ Talladega. pic.twitter.com/xCvRG1hR1h
— Andrew (@Basso488) July 11, 2017
These are some you wont’ soon forget either, just not for the same reasons.
(Editors note: Dick Trickle smoking a cig under caution is awesome!)