The NOTY Committee is taking a break from the year-round, round-the-world business of recruiting quality name talent.
Until we return (next week), here's a fix of some recently declared candidates for oh-eight.
Queena Flomp Traggis: Echoes of 2004 NOTY third-place finisher Queena Formica. This Queena's active in the Hellenic Society of Lowell (Mass.). Her first name is a derivative of Queen. Here middle name apparently is the sound of a falling cat. And her last name? We can't get haggis out of our mind.
Boone Bugger: We're told the Northern Illinois infielder pronounces it ``booger,'' which would make him a quality pick.
Booker Woodfox: If basketball doesn't work out for the Creighton University shooting guard, he's got a marquee-ready name. We're thinking either porn or the next Mod Squad remake.
Darwin Mushrush IV: This suburban Philly high-school basketball player may not know it, but he's part of a proud family that traces its roots on these shores to the late 1700s. In the interest of improving Mushrush genealogical efforts, we'd like to point out that neither Darwin IV, Darwin III, Darwin Jr. nor Darwin Sr. are on the apparently not-so-definitive Mushrush Cousins Mailing List.
NOTY: Bringing Mushrushes Together.
(Thanks to a bunch of NOTY readers.)