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!