Rantankerous: A good name matters for quarterbacks - Tucson News Now

Rantankerous: A good name matters for quarterbacks

Updated:
George didn't quite understand when Brian said he was being "put to sleep." (Source: Bitstrips/Facebook) George didn't quite understand when Brian said he was being "put to sleep." (Source: Bitstrips/Facebook)
  • Related LinksMore>>

  • SEC basketball

    SEC basketball

    All the news, reviews and what's happening in the world of Southeastern Conference basketball.
    All the news, reviews and what's happening in the world of Southeastern Conference basketball.

Rantankerous [ran-tank'uhr-us] (adjective) - A combination of rant [to speak in a wild or extravagant manner] and cantankerous [contentious, disagreeable]. The word is the only suitable description for the epic arguments between Brian "What We Learned" Tynes and George "Hot Reads" Jones.

(RNN) - In case you have never noticed, most of the all-time great quarterbacks have awesome names - Joe Montana, Warren Moon, Y.A. Tittle.

But having a catchy moniker doesn't always predict a legendary career in the NFL. Just ask Tony Romo and Byron Leftwich.

Bowl season starts this weekend, so we begin making our selections of winners. While one of us makes educated predictions based on research of stats, the other picks in a similar manner to his 60-year-old aunt.

Also this week: The Heisman race could have been an even bigger blowout than it was. Derek Jeter's hospitality has its limits, and that limit is your wireless device. Finally, NFL kickers will probably never have a stronger defense for their relevance than this past week.

Include arguments of your own in the comments section below.

You can also reach us by email: Brian Tynes and George Jones.

Copyright 2013 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • Southeastern ConferenceMore>>

  • NCAA reaches $70 million concussion lawsuit settlement

    NCAA reaches $70 million concussion lawsuit settlement

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:28:00 GMT
    The settlement will establish new protocols for head injuries during practices and games and will also prevent athletes from returning to a game after a concussion.
    The settlement will establish new protocols for head injuries during practices and games and will also prevent athletes from returning to a game after a concussion.
  • LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 4

    LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 4

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:27:58 GMT

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

  • Hot Reads: Ranking the defenses in the SEC

    Hot Reads: Ranking the defenses in the SEC

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:55:17 GMT

    With offenses becoming increasingly explosive, plugging the holes is more imperative than ever. It's no surprise Alabama and Florida top the list, but the rest of the rankings may surprise you.

    With offenses becoming increasingly explosive, plugging the holes is more imperative than ever. It's no surprise Alabama and Florida top the list, but the rest of the rankings may surprise you.

Powered by WorldNow