I nearly spit out my wassail when I saw "inspired by the movie Teen Wolf" at the tail end of an NFL newsbit on ESPN's bottom line. What in the world could anything in today's NFL have to do with the innocent hijinks of Teen Wolf? The answer was more bizzare than I ever could have imagined: Tampa Bay defensive tackle Greg White had changed his name to Stylez G. White:
White said he picked his new name from a character in the 1985 movie “Teen Wolf,’’ starring Michael J. Fox.
“That was his best friend’s name,’’ White said. “I always liked that name. It’s not that I don’t like Greg White.’’
I love that last part about not liking his previous name. Shouldn't we hope there was at least some extra motivation toward changing his name, beyond the fact that he "always liked" Styles' name?
Since the Stylez G. White incident scores sky high on the unlikely-ness scale, could these sports-movies collision headlines be far behind?
"Bill Parcells abruptly announces 'He's come home' at press conference."
"Tim Duncan getting the band back together; Blue Lou, Mr. Fabulous next on his list."
"Donovan McNabb seen pondering futility of humanity on a rainy rooftop while holding a dove."
"Tiger Woods drops out of tournament to spend more time looking for mysterious 'Arch Stanton' grave."