Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 07: Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson presents the award for Gamer of the Year during The 2021 Sports Illustrated Awards at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on December 07, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

What’s in a name?  We all have one, right?  Well today I noticed it was Boof Bonsor’s birthday and decided to do Funniest Names in Sports Trivia on Wiki-Pete-ia on the Shemon and Sheppard Show .

In case you are not fortunate enough to be lucky caller number nine at 239-337-ESPN, then you are in luck!  Play at home and dazzle your family!  Stump your co-workers with useless knowledge!  Amaze your friends with your newfound intelligence!  Below are the actual questions AND ANSWERS heard during Wiki-Pete-ia on our show.

Who was Boof Bonsor?  Boof was from St. Petersburg, Florida and pitched for the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox and Oakland A’s.  His birth name was John Paul Bonsor but he legally changed his name to his childhood nickname of Boof.

This got me thinking about all of the strange names in sports.  Some were given at birth and others were childhood nicknames that stuck into adulthood.  Names can be funny.  Some names are embarrassing.  At times, names make a statement like when Ron Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace.  Or how about when Lloyd Bernard Free changed his name to World B. Free?

Let’s have some fun with the Funniest Names in Sports Trivia on Wiki-Pete-ia!

Good luck to you!

Craig Shemon

  • 1. THIS WR CHANGED HIS NAME TO MATCH HIS JERSEY NUMBER?

  • A: CHAD OCHO-CINCO

  • 2. THIS BASEBALL PLAYER SHARED A NAME WITH A GAME BOARD COMPANY?

  • A: MILTON BRADLEY

  • 3. THIS FORMER SOCCER PLAYER MAY HAVE BROKE WIND AS HE PLAYED STRIKER AND CONTRIBUTED TO HULL CITY'S PROMOTION TO THE PREMIERE LEAGUE IN 2008?

  • A: DEAN WINDASS

  • 4. SPEAKING OF ASS, THIS QB PLAYED FOR USC AND WAS DRAFTED BY THE VIKINGS IN 2008?

  • A: JOHN DAVID BOOTY

  • 5. SPEAKING OF ASS AGAIN, THIS DB AT MISSOURI WAS DRAFTED BY THE PATRIOTS AND ALSO PLAYED FOR THE LIONS AND JAGUARS IN THE 1990'S?

  • A: HARRY COLON

  • 6. THIS FORMER MLB PITCHER SHARES A NAME WITH THE MOST POPULATED CITY IN NEW MEXICO?

  • A: AL ALBURQUERQUE

  • 7. THIS LITTLE POTATO WON AN NBA DUNK CONTEST?

  • A: SPUDD WEBB

  • 8. THIS PROVIDENCE BASKETBALL PLAYER HAD A CUP OF COFFEE WITH THE WIZARDS AND SEEMS TO BE NAMED AFTER THE LORD?

  • A: GOD SHAMMGOD

  • 9. THIS CRIMSON TIDE SAFETY STARTED HIS NFL CAREER WITH THE PACKERS AND MUST BE LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK?

  • A: HA HA CLINTON-DIX

  • 10. THIS RICHARD MAY HAVE THE FUNNIEST NAME IN AUTO RACING?

  • A: DICK TRICKLE

  • 11. NAME THIS BOSOMY BENGALS RB FROM THE 1970'S?

  • A: BOOBIE CLARK

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