If Nimrod Tishman Gets To Play For Florida, I Hope He Has The Time Of His Life
Nimrod Tishman, a young Israeli phenom from…Israel, coincidentally, could begin classes at the University of Florida on Monday and join the Gators basketball team this fall – as long as the NCAA deems him eligible to play despite the fact he played for the club team Maccabi-Tel Aviv during high school, which could affect his amateur status.
Hardly groundbreaking news, but I had to comment on what a strange name he has – Nimrod. Apparently, a man named Nimrod was a Mesopotamian king that is mentioned in Genesis, so perhaps that is how he got his name. But when I first saw it, I thought maybe this young man was named after the Green Day album. Then I realized that Nimrod wasn’t released until 1997, years after Mr. Tishman was born. I contacted Darren Daulton and he told me that he has never seen Tishman during his extensive travels within and throughout the time-space continuum, so there went my theory.
It seems there was little point to this post after all – at least in this particular version of reality. Creepy stuff, man.
NCAA to decide Tishman’s eligibility [ESPN]