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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #51165 on: June 12, 2019, 02:46:23 pm »
Honestly, I think it’s mine, too. But Veggie Tangen might have been the one I had the most fun with. I went with his real name the first time around, but said screw it this past year and called him Veggie partially because I wanted to see how long it would take before Clark turned to me to ask what the hell I was doing.  :)

Of course, I encouraged you -- and the several other P.A. announcers and PBP broadcasters who asked me about him -- to call him "Veggie". After all, it's what he preferred to be called. He liked the nickname.

The funny thing is that "Vegard" is the ultimate trendy name in Norway. It's an old Viking name that went out of use for hundreds of years, and then, just before the turn of the millennium, it suddenly became popular again in Norway to give baby boys that name. I wouldn't be surprised if he knows a whole bunch of guys his age back home in Oslo who have the same name. I'd be shocked if any of them go by "Veggie", though. For one thing, the 'g' in "Vegard" is a hard 'g', as opposed to the 'g's in "Veggie"; Norwegian, like the other Scandinavian languages, lacks the 'j' sound. For another, the word "veggie" has no meaning in Norwegian; they refer to vegetables as grønnsaker.

I hear that due to the popularity of d3Boards in Sweden the new trendy name for boys is Geggie.  True homage to the Norse Bard of the Boards.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #51166 on: June 12, 2019, 05:11:37 pm »
But Veggie Tangen might have been the one I had the most fun with.

This really sounds like a great name for the singer of a 70s/80s California punk band. Though perhaps Jello Biafra was enough.

Veggie Tangen and the Magic Shrooms. 🍄 🤪

Brings back memories of seeing Agent Orange at the Fleetwood in Redondo Beach in the early 80s.  🤯
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #51167 on: June 12, 2019, 10:08:15 pm »
But Veggie Tangen might have been the one I had the most fun with.

This really sounds like a great name for the singer of a 70s/80s California punk band. Though perhaps Jello Biafra was enough.

My favorite punk name remains a tie between Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys and Captain Sensible of the Damned.
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #51168 on: June 12, 2019, 11:35:39 pm »
I like Die Kreuzen of Milwaukee from the early '80s.  A blistering set on a cable access channel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPQtOdwy4Lw
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #51170 on: June 13, 2019, 08:43:47 pm »
A favorite CCIW name for me, albeit football, is Wheaton DE River Shindledecker.
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #51171 on: Yesterday at 06:59:14 pm »
Elmhurst recruiting class...

https://elmhurstbluejays.com/news/2019/6/3/mens-basketball-baines-announces-2019-recruiting-class.aspx

With the graduation of starters Ireland and Marakis, I expect some of these players could get significant minutes right away. Seems like a solid recruiting class and nice to see the team recruiting from many areas.

Also, the '19-20 athletic seasons will be the last in which the Bluejays compete as "Elmhurst College."  After that, they become Elmhurst University.

https://www.elmhurst.edu/news/elmhurst-college-will-become-elmhurst-university-2020/

"E-U" doesn't roll off the tongue as easily as "E-C", but we'll see if any other shorthand monikers develop.
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #51172 on: Yesterday at 08:07:19 pm »


Ew!

 ;)
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #51173 on: Yesterday at 08:13:08 pm »
Seriously, though, since according to the press release Elmhurst has 20 different graduate degrees, and U.S. News and World Report is already classifying the school as a university, this seems like a fairly legit name change.
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #51174 on: Yesterday at 09:28:09 pm »


Ew!

 ;)

A bizarre response for a graduate of North Park COLLEGE! ;D

(Or was that just a tongue-in-cheek pun to EU?)

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #51175 on: Yesterday at 09:37:39 pm »
Elmhurst recruiting class...

https://elmhurstbluejays.com/news/2019/6/3/mens-basketball-baines-announces-2019-recruiting-class.aspx

With the graduation of starters Ireland and Marakis, I expect some of these players could get significant minutes right away. Seems like a solid recruiting class and nice to see the team recruiting from many areas.

Also, the '19-20 athletic seasons will be the last in which the Bluejays compete as "Elmhurst College."  After that, they become Elmhurst University.

https://www.elmhurst.edu/news/elmhurst-college-will-become-elmhurst-university-2020/

"E-U" doesn't roll off the tongue as easily as "E-C", but we'll see if any other shorthand monikers develop.

Soon, Elmhurst students can be subject to the (good-natured, of course) taunt, “He couldn’t go to college, so he went to Elmhurst.”  :D

Of course there are institutions that don’t offer graduate programs that still refer to themselves as a University. 🤥
At least Elmhurst’s claim is legit. 😉
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