Over the last couple of years the Cincinnati Bearcats have established a reputation of stockpiling players with names that aren’t exactly mainstream. Guys like Munchie Legaux, Silverberry Mouhon, Leviticus Payne, Mike Tyson, Innocent Macha, and Jameel Poteat all stepped through the doors at the Lindner Center and wore a UC uniform at one time or another.
This trend first caught the attention of a diligent YouTube videographer, who compiled a well-researched video dubbed the 30 Greatest Name Fails in College Football History. I’m sure you’ve seen it but it’s always worthwhile digging up a goodie from our recent past.
Comedians Keagan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele took the concept a step further by incorporating it into their sketch comedy show Key & Peele. The recurring segment is basically them wearing fake football jerseys and rattling off ridiculous names of players. It’s the same concept that Sunday Night Football uses when presenting the starting offensive and defensive players at the beginning of every football game. Each one essentially gets a couple of seconds to say their name, their position, and the college they attended. But in Key and Peele’s sketch, they take it to the extreme of the comedic spectrum with names like “Saggitariutt Jefferspin” and the ever popular “Hingle McCringleberry”.
Now the duo is getting honored for their efforts, as they received the Hottest Couple award at the annual Guys Choice Awards. When they accepted their trophy, which appears to be brass antlers for whatever reason, Key and Peele gave a shoutout to Munchie Legaux and Silverberry Mouhon, as:
The real players whose mothers took a chance to name them something so ridiculous that they either become great football players… or get killed on the playground in 3rd grade.
It’s really a great little clip and I definitely got a chuckle or two out of it. Take a look.