And the Drungo Larue Hazewood Award for the year’s best sports name goes to

Nimrod Hilliard IV, of Madison East HS, this year’s “Mr. Basketball Wisconsin.”

If it’s not enough that his name is Nimrod Hilliard IV, the Madison East team is called the Purgolders.

Purgolder Nimrod Hilliard IV.

Drungo approves.

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7 thoughts on “And the Drungo Larue Hazewood Award for the year’s best sports name goes to

  1. majordomo says:

    His first name ‘Nimrod’ might just be a nickname, I adamantly REFUSE to believe any parents would name their child ‘Nimrod’.

  2. David Speyer says:

    Could be people who read the bible a lot, and don’t speak English? http://niv.scripturetext.com/genesis/10.htm

  3. David Speyer says:

    I missed that he is the IVth though. At that point, one really has to wonder.

  4. JSE says:

    What’s your theory about “Drungo”?

  5. majordomo says:

    My theory is that his parents were “Drunk-O” when they named him.

  6. harrison says:

    That arguably makes more sense — “nimrod” in the sense of “foolish person” only became common usage very recently (its popularization is commonly attributed to, of all things, Bugs Bunny).

  7. Nigel says:

    There were seven new Nimrods in the US in 2009 – see http://www.ourbabynamer.com/Nimrod-name-popularity.html As for Drungo, I found http://thoughtsaskew.blogspot.com/2011/01/name-game-g-thru-i-edition.html which gives several instances of strangely named sports figures but sheds no light on Drungo’s parents’ motivation.

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