The anticipated trip to New Haven to see the Lions take on the Bulldogs did not happen, so I am stuck here in Brooklyn with my mind wandering all over the sporting sphere. And today it's wandered into that corner (if a sphere has corners) where people with wonderfully appropriate sporting names are gathered. So here they are, my very favorite names in the sports world:
Chuck Long - star quarterback for Iowa, 1981-1985
Steve and Nick Swisher - father and son major league ballplayers
John Torp* - punter for Colorado, 2002-2005
Angie Green - professional golfer
Cecil and Prince Fielder - ok, Hitter would be a better surname here
Anna Smashnova - tennis player
And I have to ask: why is Mardy Fish in tennis and not swimming?
* In case you don't get it, this is why Torp is a great name for a punter.