There were many more interesting names in the 2008 Draft. But I thought I might share my theory on how Finley was named Jermichael. (And I should add, a scenario I’m not unfamiliar with…)
Setting – hospital in Texas, March 26, 1987:
Mother talking to father moments after mother delivers. “What should we call him. We’re so indecisive. We’ve narrowed it down to two, I love Jeremy and and you love Michael. We have to decide. I also am not sure if I should have the lasagna or the chop suey”.
Mom: “Let’s go with Jeremy”.
Father, “No, should be Michael.”
Nurse: “um, we need a name”.
Mom: “Fine, how about Micheremy?”
Father, “No, but Jermichael would work”.
Jokes aside – I’m excited to welcome Jermichael to the Packers. Exciting player.