Nickname Seeks Player: Vote on “$45 Couch”

So robust was our initial list of nominees that some culling was in order. So the list of final candidates for the nickname “$45 Couch” is the product of some painful yet necessary “executive decisions.” Please direct any complaints to the convention parliamentarian, who neither cares about your complaint nor exists.

By all means, please revisit the nomination thread, which includes some feverish and well-stated arguments for all involved, in addition to the cracking of wisecracks.

Now, however, the question is before us for a final time: who should be nicknamed “$45 Couch”? Vote, beautiful sons and daughters of the Republic!

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19 Responses to “Nickname Seeks Player: Vote on “$45 Couch””

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  1. “Please direct any complaints to the convention parliamentarian, who neither cares about your complaint nor exists.”

    In that order, I assume.

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  2. Let’s go Matt Stairs!

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  3. TheGrandSlamwich says:

    All in on Stairs!

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  4. glassSheets says:

    I most certainly am the only person who left a comment inside the polldaddy comment section for this poll.

    After you vote and the results are shown, there is a link at the bottom of the poll to comments which opened up another window for me to leave a comment in, which I did. Making it the most circuitous route to a comment I have done yet in the internet era.

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  5. fjrobinson44 says:


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  6. reillocity says:

    Is this an appropriate milieu to nominate “Debt Ceiling” as the next nickname seeking a player?

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  7. Titcomb says:

    Whoever voted for Arthur Rhodes should be ashamed of themselves.

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  8. Theo says:

    In light of the amount of names culled, I will consider it a victory that Willie Bloomquist simply made the list.

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  9. Nick says:


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  10. Chuck Burly says:

    Oh come now? Betancourt’s inevitable victory is an affront to perfectly serviceable $45 dollar couches everywhere.

    Ask yourself, would you trade a $45 dollar couch for Yuni straight-up? I think not.

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  11. Tommy Lasordas Pasta says:

    How the hell did Yuni get so much support? In my mind, it should have only been between Matt Stairs and Edwin Jackson (who got my vote).

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