The Name Game 2005
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Malamute, 12 June 2005
has been three years since we've played the “Name Game,” and this time it won’t
be so easy. Just the same, see how many clues you can
decipher. But for a few, most of the answers consist of first and last names of
people -- past and present -- associated in some way or another with Husky
football. For example, “a bad guy who is laconic” might be me: Malamute. The
answers can be found below.
Look for puns on names, some stretching, and just plain
answers to clues. The name of the guy in the photo is
the answer to clue number 4.
The Name Game 2005
1. An agreeable, showy performer, who has the given name of
potent actor of yore.
2. The fastest Dawg on props.
3. A former Husky who might have lent out a brand of
4. A current Joe who has been seen lobbing passes in the
light of the rising sun.
5. A current Joe who has the same surname as a former UCLA
6. A guy who will call a time out, just in case.
7. A former Husky who used to joke with a former beat
writer who has the same surname.
8. A semi-retired journalist who hams it up in Blaine at
9. This dweeb, had he searched for sheep in the Palouse,
would have used a lodestone compass to get back to the barn. Hint: a Pullmaniacal
10. This dork is infamous for his ART-work that smears
Purple with a dark greenish blue.
11. A shriveling reporter still in the early stage of
12. This former Husky would have been the youngest punter,
had he been a punter, to find an edge of a dead man’s chest.
13. After digging his own grave, he dug for gold, having
once panned the Golden State.
14. He used to hoist punts with an apparatus and has the
same last name (almost) as a former Rowan and Martin TV show.
15. This cheerful Husky, had he been in the senate, might
have fettered the agenda of a former president of the United States.
16. This walk-on with a cartoonist’s “cat” for a given name
17. His full name combines a word for hydrous aluminum silicates
with a locomotory framework.
18. If this former Dawg had had the desire, he could have
swindled anyone as good (sic) as anyone else.
19. When he cut his dreadlocks, as prophesized, he used the
shotgun -- get out of the way -- to hit a split end on a curl.
20. This former lineman put on a huge amount of weight in a
nick of time.
21. Has the given name of a Hall of Fame catcher and the
sound-alike surname of a Hall of Fame manager.
22. Famous for his cheerful disposition, he
took out a half-dozen foes at a time.
23. Famous for his magic, he might have
announced the '53 Gold Cup had he lived in Seattle.
24. Three coaches contiguous in time share this
25. This coach’s full name combines being a nuisance with
reneging on a debt. Hint: sobriquet involved.
26. The Gaels called him “Whisky Jim.”
27. Henry Suzzallo called him the “Dour Dane.”
28. This reporter won’t swindle you out of any money,
although part of his name slangily means “ought to.”
29. Having worked 68 years for the P-I, this journalist
once drove a kingly, horse-drawn carriage.
30. This former zealot’s full name combines a twist of burning
tow with a city in Southern California. Hint: sobriquet involved.
31. This NCAA Honcho will walk 5,280 feet and more to
stigmatize a coach.
32. If he were a standup comic with a voice amplifier in
hand, his act might be considered off-color considering his surname. Hint: a former
33. Former Lieutenant Governor.
34. These two guys each coached one year for the Dawgs,
circa the ‘50’s.
35. This former assistant coach shares the same nickname
with a former U. S. President but unlike him laid it all out.
36. This defensive end’s alliterative name is cool.
37. His full name combines the surname of one of Liz
Taylor's former husbands with a noun for a flapjack cook in motion.
38. See 24 above, then pluralize the given name of a
39. Think daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis for
this OLB's full name.
40. The coach DELILAHted in telling him not to
cut his hair, lest he be a shell of a measure of weight.
1. Tyrone Willingham
2. Dash Crutchley
3. Lenny Haynes.
4. Joe Lobendahn.
5. Joe Toledo
6. Casey Paus
7. Josh Miller
8. Blaine Newnham.
9. Jim Moore
10. Art Thiel
11. Bud Withers
12. Junior Coffin
13. Rick Neuheisel
14. Derek McLAUGHLIN
15. Sonny Shackelford
16. Felix Sweetman
17. Clay Walker
18. Will Conwell
19. Isaiah Stanback
20. Nick Newton
21. Johnny DuRocher
22. Sonny Sixkiller
23. Houdini Jackson
24. James Owens, Don James, James
25. “Pest” Welch.
26. Jim Phelan
27. Gil Dobie
28. Bob Condotta
29. Royal Brougham
30. “Torchy” Torrance
31. Myles Brand
32. Mike Lude
33. John Cherberg
34. Reggie Root and Darrell Royal.
35. Dick Baird
36. Walter Winter
37. Todd Turner
38. Jim Daves
39. Jamie Lee
40. Shelton Sampson
Your Husky IQ (number correct):
30-40 - Dawgerrefic
20-29 - Dawggone good
10-19 - You get a bone;
0-9 - You Couged it.
Richard Linde (a.k.a., Malamute) can be reached at