July 11, 2002

What's in a name?: Pacers close to finalizing deal with euro b-ball star Gregor Fucka. At 7'1", he's one big F***a! What goofy/bad sports personality names can you think of?

posted by internal to basketball at 02:27 PM - 12 comments

Oh boy, one of my favorite games to play with pals: Rusty Kuntz - use to play for the Tigers and coach for the Mariners Dick Pole - use to pitch for the Royals Dick Trickle - espn poster child and sometime race car driver Gregor Fucka's gonna be tough to top though. Especially when that Fucka is penetrating the lane. There's a great legend about a guy who used to play for the Soviet national basketball team whose last name was Yurin. The story, told by the American radio play-by-play guy goes that he went to a team official to ask how it was pronounced and to his horror was told "just like it's spelled". At one memorable point in the game the play by play went "Yurin dribbles down court, Yurin shoots, Yurin scores! Yurin is hot tonight!"

posted by vito90 at 02:42 PM on July 11, 2002

Wasn't there a South Park song about him?

posted by adampsyche at 02:47 PM on July 11, 2002

Footballers: Carsten Jancker. Stefan Kuntz. Junior Bent.

posted by etagloh at 03:19 PM on July 11, 2002

Hmm... I'm predicting high sales for the Fucka Pacers jersey.

posted by jerseygirl at 03:20 PM on July 11, 2002

Oh yeah, the Pacers used to have an assistant coach named Dick Harter (sounds like Harder when pronouced with a "soft" t - the way most would pronouce it, unless you went out of your way to over-pronouce the T). He is the assistant for Detroit now, I think.

posted by internal at 04:15 PM on July 11, 2002

All I can say to that is... damn I wish he'd played college ball in the ACC. We had a lot of fun with some guys down at Cameron, but he would have taken the cake and eaten it too.

posted by tieguy at 06:39 PM on July 11, 2002

Footie rules.

posted by squealy at 07:08 PM on July 11, 2002

Harter's in Boston now, actually. Explains a lot about their defensive resurgence.

posted by Bryant at 07:22 PM on July 11, 2002

Sunderland had a player last season called Bernt Haas...

posted by Brettski at 07:16 AM on July 12, 2002

The most apropo name I can recall is former Notre Dame linebacker Michael Stonebreaker. Who wants to line up across from a guy named Stonebreaker?

posted by vito90 at 08:33 AM on July 12, 2002

i've always like former pittsburgh pirate "Dick Groat."

posted by moz at 09:12 PM on July 12, 2002

Yeah, Fucka is a pretty good family name, but it still doesn't top Miroslav Satan. Check out his player id number for ESPN.com, Yahoo.com, and CNNsi.com. Yep, you guessed it, 666.

posted by NoMich at 09:40 AM on July 16, 2002

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