10/18/2006

Bear With Me, Ladies...

I know you get tired of my football posts, but you don't need to know anything about football for this one. I wanted to start a list of great Chicago Bear names throughout history. This has nothing to do with their playing ability, just how tough their name sounds. Here's mine. Frank, Phil, Grant, feel free to add to this.
  • Brian Baschnagel, WR, 76-84
  • Cap Boso, TE, 87-91 (Note: Not really tough-sounding, but a drunken Mike Ditka loved it.)
  • Dick Butkus, LB, 67-73
  • Paul Engebretsen, G, 32
  • Jim Grabowski, RB, 71
  • Mirko Jurkovic, G, 92
  • Olin Kreutz, C, 98-P (sounds sort of third-reich-ish)
  • Jerry Muckensturm, LB, 76-82
  • Bronko Nagurski, FB, 30-37, 43 (My personal fave.)
  • Paul Podmajursky, G, 44
  • Bill Steinkemper, T, 42-43
  • Michael Stonebreaker, LB, 91
  • Pete VanValkenburg, RB, 74
  • John Wojciechowski, T, 87-93
I know I didn't include Da Coach. Sue me. An honorable mention goes to Lemeul "Lemonhead" Stinson.

11 comments:

lulu said...

Dick Butkus is among my favorite names ever. Why do you assume that the ladies don't like football? Maybe in Georgia they don't, but in Chicago they do.

Chris said...

Lulu- Duly noted! Sorry if that came off as sexist.

Grant Miller said...

Mark Bortz

Grant Miller said...

Wilbur Marshall.

Typically, "Wilbur" is a nerds name. But when followed by "Marshall" it sounds a little imposing. As he was.

Anonymous said...

Michael Stonebreaker does sound pretty tough. . .and I see he played LB, whatever that is.

The Boob Lady said...

Jerry Muckensturm is my personal favorite. Mostly because I like the word Muck. I say it alot. Usually out of context.

lulu said...

My brother delivered Mick Tinglehoff's paper when we lived in Minnesota. Tinglehoff is not a tough name.

dirty said...

I named all of my kids including my daughter after football players (all quarterbacks I think)...although I don't think we used the same spellings nor did they ever play for the Bears their names rule.

dirty said...

Grant is a nerd name...even when followed by Miller...

Chris said...

Grant- Bortz is a good one. Sounds kind of like Borscht, which we all know is very tough.
Megan- LB stands for "Low Blow". This player usually targets the groin when he tackles.
Boob Lady- Yeah, he's got a good one.
Lulu- My mom used to keep a list of weird names she had to call when she worked at a hospital. Some included: Crystal Klier, Rosemary Fucknut (not a joke), Mabel Jelly. I wonder if she still has it somewhere.
Dirty- Hey, be nice to Grant. He's delicate.

Anonymous said...

Bronco Nagurski..
Emery Moorehead.
Ed O'Bradovich.

It is Mike Ditka's birthday today.