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The list of holiday-themed sports names

Originally Published: December 22, 2009
By Thomas Neumann | Page 2

Holiday NamesESPN.com Illustration

Page 2 is completely swept up in the holiday spirit, and it's not just because the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl is mere days away.

See, we've been putting together a list of sports figures with holiday-themed names. As you can see, we stuck primarily to major league sports and major college football and men's basketball. Check out our compilation and be sure to post any festive names we've overlooked on the Conversation page for this story.



Also of note

• Santa Claus, Ind., is the hometown of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

• The Andretti racing family is from the Bethlehem and Nazareth, Pa., area.

• Pro Football Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik is from Bethlehem, and former WWE star and University of Miami football player Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attended high school there.

• There are many, many sports figures with the name Rudolph, so we settled on two legends -- Mendy and Wilma.


Laura Lane, Maria Burns Ortiz, Toby Mergler, Kareem White, Hampton Stevens, Lisa Brooks, Patrick Hruby, DJ Gallo, Cam Martin, Mary Buckheit and Paul Lukas contributed to this list.

Thomas Neumann is an editor for Page 2.


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