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What's in a Name?

by Robb Reel

I've had to answer the question my entire life:

"Is Reel your REAL name?"

Every time, the guy thinks it's original.  Every time, the guy thinks it's funny.  Trust me, it is neither.

For the record, yes, it is my legal, given name.  I have learned to live with it and, frankly, it's a great fit for someone on the radio.  It has the added benefit of people thinking it is a stage name, which can cut down on the inevitable stalker.

All that said, I couldn't help but get a kick out of this list  of, shall we say, odd names in sports.  This stuff is probably not safe for kids [NSFK], nor do I recommend perusing it at work [NSFW].  Otherwise, feel free to laugh as heartily as I did.