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Unfortunate Sporting Names

ProssPross Posts: 31,641
edited January 2010 in The bottom bracket
I've watch a bit of ski jumping on Eurosport lately and always get a chuckle out of the German flyer Andreas censored which got me thinking of other amusing names in sport. There's obviously Englands Euro 96 nemesis Stefan Kuntz, any others to throw into the equation? For some reason the best names seem to always fall to those from a Germanic background :D
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  • iain_jiain_j Posts: 1,941
    Bo Hamburger always raised a smile :)
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,641
    I remember a report headline along the lines of Hamburger saves Danish Bacon - wonder how long they'd been waiting to use that? :lol:
  • LagavulinLagavulin Posts: 1,688
    Quim. Portugese keeper.
  • -spider--spider- Posts: 2,548
    Glasgow Celtic used to have a player that was Schidt - but that was not how you pronounced it.

    -Spider-
  • WooliferkinsWooliferkins Posts: 2,060
    Neil
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  • Not one person but a whole team :lol:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deportivo_Wanka
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,641
    Bernt Haas was another that used to amuse me in commentary but isn't so funny when written down.
  • Switzerlands national stadium was the Wankdorf, as I recall.

    I used to sign players with stupid names on champ man so I recall Tim Crybitch, Alexei Gay and Ars Bandeet.
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  • snakehipssnakehips Posts: 2,272
    -spider- wrote:
    Glasgow Celtic used to have a player that was Schidt - but that was not how you pronounced it.

    Rafael Scheidt , what a lesson in how not to recruit players that episode tiurned out to be !

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  • Mardy Fish - Tennis Player
    Mike Weir - Golfer
  • There's a German international footballer called Bastian Schweinsteiger. This translates as ''pig-mounter'' - how does anybody live with a name like that?
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    I think you should be careful - did no-one ever tell you what "pross" means in Guugu Yimidhirr?
  • And P Hart, who managed Portsmouth recently, when read out...
  • Footballer Danny Shittu (plays for Bolton I think)
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  • iainmentiainment Posts: 992
    QPR had Doudou and Shittu playing for them for a while.
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  • Courtesy of funnyhub.com.....(Number five made me chortle)

    Unfortunate Sports Names

    10. Toby Oshitola: Soccer player (striker) for Barnet (UK).

    9. Jack Glasscock: Shortstop and second baseman for Cleveland, 1879-95.

    8. Harry Colon: Former defensive back for the Detroit Lions.

    7. Rusty Kuntz: Former outfielder for the Detriot Tigers.

    6. Dean Windass: Soccer player (forward) for Middlesbrough in the UK.

    5. Ron Tugnutt: NHL goalie (Dallas Stars).

    4. Misty Hyman: US Olympic swimmer.

    3. censored Trickle: NASCAR driver.

    2. Gregor Fucka: Slovenian basketball player who now plays for Barcelona.

    1. Pull Dickoff: Soccer player for West Ham United in the UK.

    :lol:
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  • Newcastle used to have a player called Brian Penas

    Im sure there was a french rugby player in the nineties called condom
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    Just hope one day there's a player called Ewan Kerr...

    Knew a guy called Elvis Parsley - real name - was Tae Kwon Do/Gung Fu dude.
    Saw him one day on TV in a Pro boxing match, but he lost.

    Sure theres a Skier called Fanny Schmelling, or something really close to it.
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,641
    Allez Mark wrote:
    Newcastle used to have a player called Brian Penas

    Im sure there was a french rugby player in the nineties called condom

    There was, and my favourite name in the current team is their centre Bastardeau
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,641
    Also, there was the great bit of commentary 'the bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey' :lol:
  • AidanRAidanR Posts: 1,142
    My personal favourite is an ex-basketball player, who used to play for the London Towers... Randy Duck. Seriously.
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  • Pross wrote:
    Also, there was the great bit of commentary 'the bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey' :lol:

    John Arlott, I believe... He also came out with "Richards take a wild slash outside the off stump. That'll clear the pigeons"
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

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  • iainmentiainment Posts: 992
    Pross wrote:
    Also, there was the great bit of commentary 'the bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey' :lol:

    John Arlott, I believe... He also came out with "Richards take a wild slash outside the off stump. That'll clear the pigeons"

    No it was Jonners and Aggers
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  • Celtic once lined-up with Lubo, Bobo & Momo in their team.....
  • Chip \'oylerChip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    Tony Woodcock always made me laff when I was a kid
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  • TempestasTempestas Posts: 486
    Kanu of Pompey fame...his first name is Nwankwo....guess that's why they call him Kanu
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,641
    Tony Woodcock always made me laff when I was a kid

    Danny Grewcock has a similar effect. Presumably he didn't have one before he grew it :lol:
  • Chip \'oylerChip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    There was also a player for Barnsley in the 70s called Andy Cheesecock
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  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    Leicester RFC used to have Rowntree,Jelly and Gustard playing for them. Always amused me that, but then it doesn't take much! :lol:
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