Every year, I attend all the Northwestern football games. I have a whole tradition and set of superstitions around that, which I’ll share shortly. It’s my fault actually that they’ve lost the last three games. I promise to demonstrate why soon. I have my fingers crossed that I’ve fixed my errors and all will be well this week when they play Iowa.
That said, I have seats behind the Northwestern bench. It’s a fun view when there isn’t action on the field. I love watching the players on their benches dancing during timeouts or getting the crowd revved up. I giggle watching the players keep warm on the exercise bikes on the sidelines. I watch anxiously when trainers work on players on the tables.
And of course I scan the names. Over the years, there have been some great football names on the Northwestern team. Even this year, we have a quarterback (now receiver since our main QB Dan Persa is back – yay!) named Kain Colter. Tell me that isn’t just an awesome name for a quarterback. Sadly, he is upstaged this year by someone with yet a better name.
Sean McEvilly is a defensive lineman, though he isn’t a starter at this point. That said, he’s a redshirt freshman, so there are another three years after the rest of this season for me to hear the PA announcer tell us all about another McEvilly tackle. Seriously. McEvilly. And he’s a defensive player. I love it.
So what’s your favorite football name?
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