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Top Dawgs – Names
I’m sure you’re all busy filling out your NCAA Tournament brackets, but there is another bracket with just as much, nay more, importance. I’m talking about the annual Name of the Year Tournament, a tradition unlike any other.
For those who have never followed it before, the NOTY tourney places the 64 best real names that have popped up in the news last year and lets the people vote to name the best. Past winners include Crescent Dragonwagon, Taco B.M. Monster and Amanda Miranda Panda. Last year, Pope McCorkle III defeated Sweet Orefice in the final. (Sweet Orefice was robbed IMO.)
The full bracket has not been released yet for this year, but we do have the No. 1 seeds and, hoo-boy, we’ve got some doozies.
In one place, your No. 1 seeds: Kobe Buffalomeat, Marmaduke Trebilcock, Chardonnay Pantastico and Quindarious Monday. Let the Madness begin.
— Name of the Year (@NOTYtourney) March 12, 2017
Of those four, I’ve got to go with Chardonnay Pantastico. Although Quindarious Monday is the name you should remember. Monday is a Class of 2018 4-star athlete from Carver-Atlanta, with an offer from Georgia, according to 247. So, he’s definitely a good football player. That sweet-ass name is just the icing.
But the beginning of the NOTY tourney got me thinking about the best names in UGA sports. (Shout out to Wycliffe Lovelace.) So, I went through all the rosters for teams at UGA and picked out my five favorite names. Have one you think I missed? Add it in the comments.
Richard LeCounte III — There is a proud tradition of III’s in the NOY tournament. There’s Neptune Pringle III, Cantwell Faulkner Muckenfuss III and, of course, 2016’s winner Pope McCorkle III. Richard LeCounte III is not as extreme as those three, but it doesn’t have a certain regal quality to it. He sounds like a French baron in the middle ages. Good stuff.
Sony Michel — An oldie, but a goodie. It’s a name that sounded strange when he signed with Georgia but has grown more and more normal over his years in Athens. His mom is a genius for being the first person to name someone Sony. We need more Sonys.
Justice Milz — Justice Milz is a freshman softball player for Georgia, but if that whole softball thing doesn’t work, she already has a name perfectly suited for fighting crime.
Pachis Roberts — I’m a big fan of any name that’s has a different spelling take on a word, so Lady Dog Pachis Roberts has a name right up my alley. Pachis — short for another awesome name, Pachiayaanna, if I’m not mistaken — for patches is one of the best of the genre.
DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle — Three names. Each more memorable than the last. What more can you ask?
That’s some good stuff, but no UGA athlete holds a candle to any NOTY candidates. At least not yet. Kirby Smart needs to put the full-court press on Quindarious Monday. I can see the “It’s Monday in Athens” signs now.
Gymdogs set for evening session at SEC Championship
Georgia gymnastics was named a 4 seed in the SEC Championship and will compete against No. 1 LSU, No. 4 Florida and No. 6 Alabama on Saturday evening in Jacksonville. The evening session begins at 6, and you can watch it all on the SEC Network.
And a shout-out to all the Gymdog seniors who competed in their final meet at Stegeman last weekend.
— Georgia Gymdogs (@UGAGymnastics) March 13, 2017
Clean, old-fashioned hate: Softball edition canceled
Georgia softball’s game against Georgia Tech scheduled for Wednesday in Atlanta has been canceled because of the possibility of inclement weather. The game hasn’t been rescheduled, but not to worry softball fans. Georgia will still have a chance to top Tech this season, when the Jackets travel to Athens on April 12.
SCHEDULE CHANGE | Impending inclement weather has canceled Wednesday's game at Tech. #GoDawgs
— Georgia Softball (@UGASoftball) March 13, 2017
The Bulldogs open their SEC slate against Kentucky at noon on Saturday, with all three games of the series airing on SEC Network.
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) March 13, 2017
- Kirby Smart really likes what Jake Fromm has done since he arrived at Georgia (Seth Emerson, DawgNation)
- Kirby Smart with updates on Georgia’s offensive line and other tidbits (Seth Emerson, DawgNation)
- UGA already has strong ties to Noah Cain as the nation’s top back for 2019 (Jeff Sentell, DawgNation)
- Towers’ Take: Some criticism deserved, but UGA’s McGarity not cheap (Chip Towers, DawgNation)
- 6-foot-8, 400-pound OT Daniel Faalele feels ‘very comfortable’ at UGA (Jeff Sentell, DawgNation)
- Owen Pappoe speaks highly of Bulldogs, guarantees official visit (Brandon Sudge, Macon Telegraph)
- Should Georgia hoops rethink its approach to strength of schedule? (Jason Butt, Macon Telegraph)
- UGA sophomores who could become starters this spring (Jake Rowe, Dawgs247)
Finish the drill.
— LOLBOOK (@LOLBOOKcom) March 13, 2017