There’s always a risk when you honor the living.

Deadspin touches base with an Ohio State fan who had the unfortunate foresight to name his kid Tressel Andrew Tomcho.  Money exchange:

Did you discuss, at the time, what would happen if Jim Tressel were to be fired or otherwise disgraced? Do you have some sort of contingency plan in place?
No contingency plan. My wife is only a fan of tOSU because of me, and has no allegiance to them. The name was something she actually liked. Plus we didn’t think we’d ever have to worry about anything like this.

Are you regretting the name, or considering changing it?
No name change. We’ll just shorten it for a while to T or Tre.

Something to remember as we watch the ongoing orgy of statue erection on Southern campuses.


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14 responses to “There’s always a risk when you honor the living.

  1. Zero Point Zero

    If Michigan has some nice trees on campus they better watch out.


  2. TennesseeDawg

    “Orgy” and “Erection” in the same sentence and you still managed to keep it clean, Senator.


  3. X-Dawg

    I guess this time next year there will be a baby of an Auburn fan getting his name shortened to “Nik” or “Chi” or “Newt”.


  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    ‘orgy of erection’. Nice. Very nice.


  5. W Cobb Dawg

    Could always tell the kid he was named after a type of bridge. They wouldn’t be alone as parents that suck at spelling.


  6. ConnGator

    If you stick to players who are sons of preachers you will probably be ok.


  7. Cojones

    Take a look at the kid’s initials. Karma?


  8. Cojones

    Does anyone remember when we tried to get a new proposed dam in N. Ga named after Tech’s coach at the time. If it had made it, it would have been known as Bobby Dodd Dam.

    Was the guy in Knoxville successful in getting the new sewage treatment plant named after Kiffen?