Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Panthers' "Rabid Goldfish" (and a free T-shirt)

Now you can't make this stuff up, so I won't try. (Aug.14 UPDATE on contest -- I posted the winners in the 40th comment on this blog post. Thanks, everyone for playing, and thanks to Jamie Spittler for providing the free T-shirts to the winners... Scott).

I keep finding out more things about DT George Hypolite, the Panthers' unknown but quite interesting reserve that I wrote about in today's paper.

Here's the latest: They called Hypolite "The Rabid Goldfish" at Colorado. And here's why: A couple of Colorado alums created "South Park" -- the offbeat, off-color, animated satire that was such a huge hit a few years ago.

Those CU alums got one of their characters -- Eric Cartman -- to introduce the Colorado defense for a televised football game awhile back. It makes for a funny "YouTube" bit even now -- watch it here, it only takes about 45 seconds.

In this TV bit, for no reason, Cartman calls Hypolite "The Rabid Goldfish." It stuck. People made T-shirts of this nickname for Hypolite, as a reader (and the T-shirt co-creator, Jamie Spittler of Colorado) pointed out to me today.

So there you go. For now, at least until the first round of cuts, the Panthers have a Rabid Goldfish on their hands.

In the meantime, I am going to acquire a T-shirt of the "Rabid Goldfish" via my main man Jamie Spittler and give it away to a reader of this blog.

All YOU have to do to win the "Rabid Goldfish" T-shirt is leave the funniest comment below -- YOU MUST give me a nickname for another Panther defensive player that is totally weird (but funny and clean) and I'll award the T-shirt to you.

You must leave your comment//nickname suggestion by Friday, Aug.14, at 7 p.m., about 24 hours from when I am posting this.Good luck!

42 comments:

Dave Dunn said...

Jonathan "The Venomous Duck" Stewart. Think about it...

Dave Dunn said...

wow. i don't read so good...ha

defensive player. oops.

John Donaldson said...

How about "The flowin' Samoan" for Kemoeatu. That man is SO big and SO fast that once he moves it's like his body flows. It takes a while for the rear of it to catch up to the front.

Jeff Jones said...

Chris "Sticky Squid" Harris picks off Matt Ryan yet again.........

JSJ said...

Jon "Camel Toe" Beason is all up in it again, breaking up the play before it could start........

Anonymous said...

eagles get Vick.... damn...

panfan1 said...

Good news! Panthers don't get Vick! Thank Goodness!Eagles & Vick & McNabb is a time bomb ready to explode. McNabb won't be happy!

Eric said...

Julius "I want to leave a Super Bowl contender to play in a 3-4. I will only go to one of 4 teams. I want a lot of money but I don't want to be a leader. I take plays off occasionally. I will take $16 mil for one season so I can demand more money next year. I will be showed up by rookie Everette Brown in 09 and it will hurt my stock and my agent I will feel like fools for not signing a long term deal with the team that will bend over backwards for me." Peppers.

Panthers_Fan_sp said...

In honor of Julius' inevitable departure from the Panthers, how about "Peppers the Schlepper".

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Wayne said...

"Hammerin'" Na'il Diggs.

AP said...

Julius "Salt Lick-aty Split" Peppers

Thomas said...

Thomas "East Coast Customs" Davis

...referring to the $136,000 Caprice Classic stolen from his home in July.

Might as well post a nickname for an offensive player as well.

Mushin "'87 Bentley" Muhammad

...might be old, but he starts up every time (sittin on 26's with 4 inch white walls).

Bobby G. said...

How about Tyler "Wilbur" Braaaayton...approved by Mr. Ed!

John said...

Jon "The Bee Hive" Beason for the way he swarms to the ball!

Thomas said...

or should I say Thomas "Caprice" Davis

...referring to earlier post

Anonymous said...

Casper "The Unfriendly Ghost" Brinkley

Triplett2002 said...

Morty "Pick your poison" Ivy

Triplett2002 said...

I got one for the whole D-Line too... they're the "Pancake Police". They don't allow those opposing o-linemen to rack up NO PANCAKES!

Campkeuka said...

Thomas "Call me Wayne" Davis
Chris "Vegas Baby!" Gamble
Jon "Brawlin' Buttercup" Beason
Chris "You so Steak Sauce" Harris

Triplett2002 said...

Chris "All-in" Gamble

Ryan said...

"Got a Little" Captain "
In Ya?" Munnerlyn

Jamie Smith said...

So I'm sittin' here in my " Easy like Sunday morning;" T-shirt and A football from out of nowhere smacks me in the head and the next thing I know is Julius "Salt" Peppers and Brad "Dyson" Hoover are bringing me a free pizza and then Captain "Deckhand" Munnerlyn and Jason "Wonderbread" Baker come rollin' up with malt beverages at the same time Hunter "But I" Cantwell is laying fresh game on the grill and I wish I could focus more but Chris "Sure thing" Gamble and Marlon "Longshot" Favorite are involved in a sociolpolitical debate and the Rhys loyd shows up and calls us all "Muppets."

Bill Kissick said...

Landon "Little House" Johnson

Hilee "Holy singing swan" Taylor

Jeremy "Bobbin' and" Leman

Charles "friend of Lembeck" Johnson

Stephen Renfrow said...

Damione "Maybe It's Maybelline" Lewis tackles McNabb for a 4-yard loss.

coffee said...

Kemo: "Twiggy"

Hypolite's should be: "Hungry Hungry"

"My Favorite Marlon"

Pep: "Rich"

Chris Harris: "Tilt"

Jason Bennett(GBO) said...

How about deangelo "The Rabid Chinchilla" Williams.

jasonluckydog said...

Jordan keep it nasty and Gross since 2003

jasonluckydog said...

Supposed to be Jordan keepin it nasty and Gross since 2003

lol

Carol said...

Captain Munnerlyn

"The rabid minnow"

or

"The vapid minnow"

James said...

Julius "Salty" Peppers
Thomas "the Tank Engine" Davis
Ma'ake Kemo-"Therapy"-eatu
Charles "Baby Powder" Johnson
Richard "Fire" Marshall
Joe "Magnetic" Fields
Damione "The Omen" Lewis
"Prince" Charles Godfrey
Chris "Jump-jet" Harris

That'll do...

steve and mercedes said...

Steve Smith is "Mighty Mouse"!

Rodster1961 said...

Julius "The Reluctant Millionaire" Peppers.

Chris said...

Charles "Mother of" Godfrey

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Chris said...

Chris "The Honey Badger" Harris. Honey Badgers are the only animal known to have seemingly no fear of attacking other animals no matter how big or how small. They also have a tendency to go for right for the ball(s).

Here's a youtube video for an example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0tycmec1fw

Andrew in AVL said...

Captain "Crunch" Munnerlyn.

As a CU grad I'm very happy to see the Rabid Goldfish playing next to Tyler "Bobo's Nieto" Brayton!

(grandfather Bobo Brayton coached at Wazzu and Tyler was a Spanish major).

coffee said...

Munnerlyn: "The Saber-tooth Gerbil"

Scott Fowler said...

OK, guys: you made me laugh. Nice contest! The winners -- I couldn't just narrow it to one, and my main man Jamie in Colorado was nice enough to send me several "Rabid Goldfish" T-shirts -- are Jamie Smith, James and Triplett2002. We have your IP addresses, but please contact me at sfowler@charlotteobserver.com so I can provide you with your free "Rabid Goldfish" T-shirt. Thanks, everyone, for playing! Scott Fowler

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