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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

And the winner is.....


Steeve Ho You Fat!

Yay Steeve!

Thank you all for playing. There will indeed be another competition: 84 names are already being parsed for the 64 spots available, and should more be found, an NIT may even be possible. Well, unless it's overkill.

And now back to basketball operations matters.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

The 2014 Ridiculous Basketball Player Names Bracket, CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

[Previously: First round, second round, sweet sixteen, second round, elite eight, final four.]


This is it, the final showdown. After a long, fiercely competitive, hit-count friendly month of titanic struggle and mesmering battle, we have eliminated 62 competitors in the first annual Ridiculous Basketball Player Names competition, and are down to the final pair. So established already are their names in basketball player folklore that it is beyond tricky to think of a single fresh and funny thing to say about them. And thus we need only provide their stories so far.



(1) Grienntys Chief Kickingstallionsims

First round: Won 359-40 v (16) Indiana Faithfull
Second round: Won 125-39 v (8) God'sgift Achiuwa
Sweet Sixteen: Won 85-37 v (5) Solomon HorseChief
Elite Eight: Won 40-34 v (3) Typhoon Dusk Nurse
Final Four: Won 38-24 v (1) Gang Wang


(1) Steeve Ho You Fat

First round: Won 289-51 v (16) Jose Antonio Alcoholado
Second round: Won 121-32 v (8) Gregor Fucka
Sweet Sixteen: Won 83-22 v (5) Lior Lipshits
Elite Eight: Won 50-20 v (10) Stanley Titsworth
Final Four: Won 39-28 v (10) Scientific Mapp


We have made no effort to reach out to either player, and thus neither has any comment.

Vote now. You have until the end of the actual national championship game.


Grienntys Chief Kickingstallionsims or Steeve Ho You Fat?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The 2014 Ridiculous Basketball Player Names Bracket, Final Four

[Previously: First round, second round, sweet sixteen, second round, elite eight.]

60 down, four to go.


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As always, these names are completely genuine. If you don't believe it, Google it.




(1) Grienntys Chief Kickingstallionsims v (1) Gang Wang


Journeys so far:

(1) Grienntys Chief Kickingstallionsims

First round: Won 359-40 v (16) Indiana Faithfull
Second round: Won 125-39 v (8) God'sgift Achiuwa
Sweet Sixteen: Won 85-37 v (5) Solomon HorseChief
Elite Eight: Won 40-34 v (3) Typhoon Dusk Nurse

The previously unassailable Chief finally hit trouble in the form of Nurse. He won anyway, but the pre-tournament favourite is fallible.



(1) Gang Wang

First round: Won 237-59 v (16) Storm Clonch
Second round: Won 104-41 v (8) Hunter Dick
Sweet Sixteen: Won 59-39 v (5) Chubby Cox
Elite Eight: Won 38-31 v (2) Ebenezer Noonoo

Odd thing is, it's not that uncommon of a name.


Grienntys Chief Kickingstallionsims or Gang Wang?

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