September 19, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 12 comments

Yesterday, I had me a Diet Coke with the name Rogers on it. So, now we know: rcade has big cola in his back pocket. Or is it: Coca-Cola is in the pocket of big rcade.

posted by NoMich at 11:13 AM on September 19

rcade sez: go for Mountain Blast Powerade. Will give you blue tongue of hometown Jaguar.

posted by beaverboard at 07:54 PM on September 19

BORTLES!

posted by NoMich at 09:41 PM on September 19

This is the kind of publicity that makes people. I never dreamed of the day my name would appear on a soda bottle, miniature license plate or coffee mug.

posted by rcade at 09:28 AM on September 20

Speaking of that tourist trap stuff, do you realize how hard it is to find ALICE license plates? So far, we've found a grand total of three over the past eight years of hitting tourist traps while in the mountains or at the beach. Our latest score was at the Museum of the Cherokee, but there was only one. Maybe we got the very last one?

posted by NoMich at 10:15 AM on September 20

Maybe Little Feat is to blame for that.

"Alice...Dallas Alice"

"Cause I've been from Tucson to Tucumcari..."

What trucker with a good playlist wouldn't want one of those plates?

posted by beaverboard at 10:47 AM on September 20

NoMich, the most surprising thing about that is that your name is Alice. You tend to write in a masculine tone; is it a Boy Named Sue situation?

A friend sent me a picture of a Coke bottle she saw that said to share a Coke with Morrison. As far as first names go, Morrison has got to be less common than Alice, right? Although, I know a Morrison-Judge Morrison England on the California Court of Appeals, and I don't know any Alices, so maybe not.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:46 AM on September 20

For YEARS, my name (Graham) was always excluded from the usual named items that kids could get. I remember vividly attending DisneyWorld as a tweener and finding Raoul, Ahmed, Zeke, and Carlton among the Mickey plates, but never my name.

Fast forward 30+ years later, and I find out that my name is in the top 200 for baby names in 2017, right behind Steven!

posted by grum@work at 02:07 PM on September 20

Congratulations! Now you have to go back to all of those places to buy those items which eluded you in the past.

posted by NoMich at 03:35 PM on September 20

...my name is in the top 200 for baby names in 2017

That actually got me interested to see where my name ranked. Thanks grum!

posted by BornIcon at 03:51 PM on September 20

posted by yerfatma at 11:00 AM on September 21

Anyone checking out notable Brazilian baby names needs to leave their spell checker and their sense of decorum in the front hall, next to the hats and coats.

posted by beaverboard at 02:37 PM on September 21

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