And the award for most awkward nickname in the history of professional sports goes to… drumroll please…
Daren “Poops” Puppa!
I cannot believe there is actually a hockey card with the word “poop” on it. OK, I understand if you want to include Daren Puppa, who was a pretty darn good goaltender in his heyday, in your set of insert hockey cards, but once you start putting the nicknames of players on the cards, you have to actually READ what you’re printing out first. And then, start hitting that delete button and proceed to simply putting the players’ actual names on the card.
Too bad Daren isn’t still an active player, because with the classic “poop” emoji that’s all the rage these days, I feel it’s is an incredible cross-promotional opportunity lost.