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27 Jan 2006
Thank God his parents didn't name him "Eight." (hat tip: Deadspin)
Posted by: P. Ryan Wilson on 27 Jan 2006
47 comments, Last at
29 Jan 2006, 8:45pm by
George Costanza would be proud, or possibly angry. Probably both.
Angry, definately angry.
And he's got my birthday too. Crap.
Who names their son after a female Borg?
Is this some sort of after-effect from Three Mile Island?
At least "Soda" is still available.
Wasn't that the name of the new kid on Married With Children?
That kid's going to turn into a Browns fan as soon as he hits adolescence. Mark my words.
Why isn't calling him Ben good enough? For the sake of the boy, lets hope Big Ben's deal with the devil doesn't end as quickly as Kurt Warner's did.
Too far west. Indiana, PA is about 50 miles east of Pittsburgh. Small University town.
Hometown of Jimmy Stewart (which you're reminded of about seven thousand times when you're in the city).
84, 57, 33 and now 7 hmmmm
I see no tie in besides the geography.
Wasn't there a chick on that show "Blossom" named "Six"? Maybe when this kid hits puberty, they could breed and produce The Answer.
Number ten would have been bad too.
"His grandmother, Barbara Barber"
12 - brilliant. Who needs hyperintelligent pan-dimensional beings when you have Western Pennsylvanians?
This is definitely the football/nerd site I have long been searching for. I feel like Jerome Bettis . . . coming home . . .
That's funny :)
Of course, we all know that the question is "What's six times nine", so maybe Seven isn't part of the equation.
I thought Allen Iverson was "The Answer"?
There was just a news story up here in Calgary about strange baby names. I think Seven would play well with Furious and Notorious, while Princess-Trixie looks on
Shouldn't the kid be wearing a Mickey Mantle jersey?
That's just a cool name.
Charles Schulz got there first.
I think Seven would play well with Furious and Notorious, while Princess-Trixie looks on
That sounds like a porno plot line to me.
I remember it well:
Charlie Brown "I see. It his way of fighting back, huh?"
The kid named 'Five' "No, it's his way of giving in."
they were actually inspired by another Western Pennsylvania institution: After driving by an 84 Lumber sign, they "decided to go with something numerical,"
oh...well THAT explains it
They didn't name him after Roethlisberger, they just realized the connection afterwards.
I think this kids grandma should buy him the Friends DVD, so he can hear Monica scream his name passionately, over and over again.
*Note* I don't watch Friends, I swear.
I went to IUP and it was without a doubt the best 4 years of my life.
Best. College town. Ever.
26: At least you're not admitting you watched Blossom.
Indiana's a nice town. It'd be nice if it had anything other than the university, and wasn't isolated from humanity, but other than that, it's nice. :)
Kindof surprising the area it's located in, but universities do that for you.
"Yep, I can see it now: Seven periods of school per day, seven beatings a day, seven stitches per beating, followed by seven years to life."
My Filipino roommates had a baby last October and named him Zeven. I nearly choked when they told me the name.
Cute kid, btw.
How about Mug? Mug Costanza.
I would watch Six (aka Jenna Van Oy) lick stamps if she was wearing hotpants. That girl has ass for days.
I think Tom Brady's feeling disrespected right now. There better be a movement afoot for 1,000 pepole to name their newborn sons "Twelve" or the Pats will make an undefeated run to SuperBowl XLI.
Also, I wonder how festivus will be in the Seven household?
Once I figured out what you were talking about, that made my day.
"What we demand is a complete absence of solid facts!"
"I demand that I may or may not be called Brumfondel!"
it's all good as long as they don't name their next kid "nine"
Slow news week? :)
Wasn`t there a Seinfeld episode about George wanting to name his kid Seven?
Just noticed the first comment, beat me to the punch.
Seinfeld, kids and bald guys are great. ghe ghe
I named my dog seven, after John Elway, but mostly as respect to George Castanza, the best sit-com character ever.
28: Thanks for making me feel better!
On a slightly different note, I was listening to an ad for a local ski hill on the radio yesterday that was rather disturbing in its relevance.
Announcer- What's the best number in the world?
Announcer- No, it's seven!
I'm serious. That is what the ad was. Weird stuff.
Seven was the annoying little kid on Married with Children long before George Costanza got bent because someone stole the name.
What is gonna happen in 13 years when the kid hits high school, Ben's long gone, and a Bubby Bristerisk QB is at the helm and since he's such a Roethlisberger fan he wears 7. Poor kid, he's doomed.
I'm hoping that in 13 years, Ben (who will only be 36 at the time) is still good enough to QB the Steelers.
Or, at least, he's not so "long gone" that his number's been reassigned.
They should have named him Corky.
Oh well, life goes on.
Me too DGL, I certainly hope he stays because he certainly seems to have "it". I have a feeling that the Rooneys will have to dig deep to keep him though.
28: Jenna von Oy is freaking hot.
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