With the revenue sports well into the offseason, the Women’s NCAA Lacrosse tournament not yet underway, and baseball and softball still a ways away from ACC tournament time, we’ll take just about anything for #CONTENT.
Our Orange friends over at Nunes Magician had the idea to see what the best Syracuse-themed Kentucky Derby horse names there were out there. We figured, surely, if there were good Syracuse names, there would be even better Boston College names.
And you didn’t disappoint!
This morning we solicited your best BC-themed horse names on Facebook and Twitter, and we’re happy to present the best of the best!
The Negative Nancies
Okay, I laughed. The best of the Negative Nancies. “Can’t Win The Big One” is particularly cruel. Don’t count out WLAX!
The Honorable Mentions
Mr. Brightside, Dan Martin
Oh, you youths...
Negative, but also #Evergreen.
King Crowley, @LBerestecki
In York We Trust, David Mastrostefano
Not particularly noteworthy, but also too obvious not to include.
And now, your Top Ten Boston College Horse Names!
It’s Gonna Be Beautiful, @EJHoffses
Remember when we all laughed about this? Turns out it’s actually a rallying cry now.
Mile 21, @mlew9091
Oooooh a marathon name... Well done!
On The Warpath, @TJWish1
There were a handful of Superfan Shirt-related names. This was obviously the best one. Ooh, Ah!
Che-Chi’s Special Sauce, Mark Tower
The People’s Champion — this name had far and away the most Facebook or Twitter likes.
Gassin’ Haul, Joseph Harkins
A clear Top Five horse name. Certainly worth a chuckle.
Red Bandana, @wxgilbert66
AND NOW, FOR YOUR TOP THREE!
John Oats, @Lallypb
Earns a spot in the Top Three in part just because of how much of a deep cut this is. If you didn’t go to BC during the John Oates years, you really missed out. Everyone has a favorite John Oates story. Also, OATS! It’s funny, because horses.
Reservoir Run, @HomeatHighbury
It’s BC. It’s running. It’s undeniably a quality Boston College horse name.
AND YOUR UNDISPUTED (by me) BC HORSE NAME WINNER:
Million Dollar Steps, @ConPapasPlz
It’s even more BC! And it’s even more difficult running! No doubt about it, this is your winner.
Congratulations to all the winners, who will each be awarded 1,000 Whose Line points for being named to the Top Ten of this prestigious contest.
What do you think? Did we (or more accurately, I, Grant, who was granted complete voting autonomy) get the Top Ten right? Do you have a name that’s even better than these? Let us know in the comments!