Name Of The Year 2014 Final: Shamus Beaglehole Vs. Chillie Poon

This is it. This is the showdown we've waited an entire year for (OK, more like five months). In one corner, we have Shamus Beaglehole: English footballer, #3 seed of the Sithole Regional, vanquisher of Curvaceous Bass and Dr. Loki Skylizard, and bearer of a last name that sounds like an old man's curmudgeonly insult.… » 4/11/14 10:59am Friday 10:59am

2014 Name Of The Year: The Final Four

We're nearing the summit of this year's tourney, and the venerable spirits of Assumption Bulltron, Godfrey Sithole, Crescent Dragonwagon, and Doby Chrotchtangle have each found favor with a champion. These four, this exalted 16th of the starting field, are all that remain as our competition enters its final stages. One … » 4/08/14 1:45pm 4/08/14 1:45pm

2014 Name of the Year: Round Two, And A Note On Middle Names

Before we get to the second round of our tournament, I'd like to share a tip we received from a reader named Jeffrey. Jeffrey is not himself a Name of the Year nominee, but he is a Brandeis alum familiar with Mingus Mapps, the Bulltron Regional's 8-seed and a Brandeis poli-sci professor. » 3/28/14 1:46pm 3/28/14 1:46pm

2014 Name of the Year: Dragonwagon and Chrotchtangle Regionals, Round 1

We love it when our name-inees display some competitive spirit, so we were thrilled to receive an email in that vein last night from Bulltron competitor Bernie Wagenblast. Here's what he had to say: » 3/26/14 4:32pm 3/26/14 4:32pm

2014 Name Of The Year: Bulltron And Sithole Regionals, Round 1

The 2014 Name of the Year tournament kicks off today in the quadrants named after Assumption Bulltron, crowned the first-ever Name of the Decade, and Godfrey Sithole, the 1985 Name of the Year champion. » 3/25/14 1:56pm 3/25/14 1:56pm

Presenting The 2014 Name Of The Year Bracket, A Shitavious Gruntfest

Name of the Year dates to the fall of 1982 and names taped to a dorm-room door on an Ivy campus: Dexter Manley, Cornelius Boza-Edwards, Baskerville Holmes. The following spring, Hector (Macho) Camacho was elected the first Name of the Year. What can we say? The first basketball baskets didn't have holes in the bottom.… » 3/21/14 3:16pm 3/21/14 3:16pm

The Name Of The Year Bracket Is Down To The Final Four

Yes, it's the 2011 bracket, and yes, it's taken a year. But life happens sometimes, you know? It's up to you, the voter, to decide whose name reigns supreme. Will it be Delorean Blow or Courvoisier Winetavius Richardson? Neptune Pringle III or Taco B.M. Monster? Vote now, because the 2012 tournament begins in like a… » 3/09/12 3:20pm 3/09/12 3:20pm

Gather 'Round, Grove, Draper and Ronjohn: The Lacrosse All-Name Team Is …

What makes a great lacrosse name? There must be a whiff of old money and non-rhotic lockjaw, but it's more than that. In the spirit of Potter Stewart's test for obscenity ("I know it when I see it") and Katie Baker's beloved lacrosse family the Stanwicks (Sheehan, Wick, Coco, Tad, Steele, Wells and Covie), Inside… » 12/19/11 11:25am 12/19/11 11:25am