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Re: Generals Yearly Player Name Themes

By raidergreg69
7/18/2017 5:35 am
I rename my draftees each year as a mnemonic device and they usually have a theme. I plan on using this post to track/explain the yearly theme(s).

1974 Allocation - Real life NJ Generals plus their owner/punter

1974 Late FA rookie signees - 1974
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Rather than continue scraping the bottom of the General barrel, I thought I would switch it up for the rookies I sign post draft. I was only 5 in 1974 so I had to wikipedia for info on that year.

Richard Nixon - It's not every year a President resigns from Office

Stephen King - Carrie, his first novel, was published in 1974

Greg Brady - The Brady Bunch was cancelled in 1974

Randolph Hearst - He was a wealthy publishing magnate whose daughter was kidnapped in 1974. If 1974 were 2004, Patty Hearst would be a reality TV star after her kidnapping adventures. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patty_Hearst

Added 2 more rookies in Late FA 3

Seth Green - Comedian/Actor born in 1974, probably best known for Robot Chicken

David Faustino - better known by his TV character's name, Bud Bundy. Married...is probably my 2nd favorite sitcom behind Seinfeld and he was also born in 1974.

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Re: Generals Yearly Player Name Themes

By raidergreg69
9/20/2017 1:38 pm
The theme for 1975 is.........1975. One way or another, my names will be tied to 1975 in some significant way.

Pick 1.18 Daniel Tosh - The smart assed comedian and Dolphins fan was born in 1975.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Tosh
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Re: Generals Yearly Player Name Themes

By Booger926
9/20/2017 5:19 pm
Man you just gotta have Stevie Nicks, and Lindsey Buckingham

Not to mention Gerald Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, Charlie Chaplin, any name with Davros, Tim Curry (Frank N Furter), Bobby Fischer, Bill Gates, Monty Python, Martin Brody (Jaws), George Carlin, Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols), Ronald Reagan, Peter Gabriel, and Phil Collins.....just to name a few.

But it's your team.
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Re: Generals Yearly Player Name Themes

By raidergreg69
9/20/2017 10:55 pm
Lol I only have 7 picks

Re: Generals Yearly Player Name Themes

By raidergreg69
9/21/2017 2:06 pm
Booger926 wrote:
Man you just gotta have Stevie Nicks, and Lindsey Buckingham

Not to mention Gerald Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, Charlie Chaplin, any name with Davros, Tim Curry (Frank N Furter), Bobby Fischer, Bill Gates, Monty Python, Martin Brody (Jaws), George Carlin, Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols), Ronald Reagan, Peter Gabriel, and Phil Collins.....just to name a few.

But it's your team.


Some of these suggestions I like, such as Monty Python and George Carlin. Python is not an available name in the name machine but Carlin is good.

I like using musicians, in fact my Arizona team in MFN 70 has several already. I am a metalhead so my names will mainly be metal bands. Sex Pistols is on the punk/metal side but Rotten isn't allowed. Would have to spell it Rotton, but I think I'll pass, as I have some others in mind.

I will not use Rockefeller. Not paying homage to the owner of the planet, sorry lol.

I like using names from things I like or have interest in. I will probably pick a name from the 1975 Cincinnati Reds. I was 6 years old and my first favorite sports team was the Reds, and living in Dayton my whole life, I am still a Reds fan even though they suck. The Big Red Machine of 1975/1976 is still the greatest baseball team I have seen in my lifetime.

In 10 minutes I will find out which OL I will be selecting.

Re: Generals Yearly Player Name Themes

By raidergreg69
9/21/2017 2:22 pm
I wanted to use Rod Serling from Twilight Zone fame. He died in 1975, but while alive, went to college in Yellow Springs, OH which is a tiny hippie village about 15 minutes east of Dayton. Comedian Dave Chappelle currently lives there.

Serling is not in the available list, but I've discovered a name in the NYG end zone that I can use.

Re: Generals Yearly Player Name Themes

By raidergreg69
9/21/2017 2:35 pm


Pick 2.17 Jimmy Hoffa - The labor union leader went missing in 1975 and rumor has it he is buried in the end zone of Giants Stadium.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Hoffa

Re: Generals Yearly Player Name Themes

By Booger926
9/21/2017 5:32 pm
Since you are a metalhead, you do know Iron Maiden started in 1975

Just Saying

Re: Generals Yearly Player Name Themes

By raidergreg69
9/21/2017 7:10 pm
Booger926 wrote:
Since you are a metalhead, you do know Iron Maiden started in 1975

Just Saying


Yeah, this pick was gonna be Steve Harris but I used that name in 70 on an OL and he is inactive most weeks. Silly superstition but I didn't want another OL named Steve Harris.

That 70 draft was all Maiden.

Bruce Dickinson CB 5' 10" 200 2-19 Arizona Arizona
70

73
Eddie Head* DT 6' 4" 295 3-17 Arizona Arizona
67

76
Steve Harris LT 6' 5" 315 4-16 Arizona Arizona
70

71
Dave Murray* MLB 6' 3" 248 5-15 Arizona Chicago
55

63
Adrian Smith WR 6' 2" 208 6-19 Arizona Free Agent
31

39

Eddie Head is for their mascot of course, Eddie The Head.

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Re: Generals Yearly Player Name Themes

By Booger926
9/21/2017 9:52 pm
as I said, its your team