Crowdsourcing ideas isn’t uncommon, but it’s unusual to see a NFL player do it in the middle of a game. That’s perhaps especially true when it’s to crowdsource ideas for the name of his child.
Minnesota Vikings’ defensive end Everson Griffen did just that Thursday against the Detroit Lions, though, recording a sack of Detroit Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford and then lifting up his jersey to reveal a message on his undershirt asking fans what he should name his just-born son. Here’s the sack:
And here’s the sideline report from Fox’s Erin Andrews on Griffen’s son being born this morning, with a close-up of his message:
The Vikings’ Twitter account tweeted this out as well, and they got plenty of suggestions. However, many of them weren’t exactly good:
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 23, 2017
— Antonie (@antoniehodge) November 23, 2017
— Sam Butcher (@samjbutcher) November 23, 2017
— Brandon Koretz (@BrandonKoretz) November 23, 2017
— Buckeye YTown (@BigBuckeye45) November 23, 2017
— Sam Sorenson (@Thatbigred) November 23, 2017
That does tend to be the problem when asking the internet for names. Oh well, at least all of those names are still better than poor Fox Sports 1 Onrait.
[Ben Koo on Clippit]