What's in a name?
A few years ago I made the rather bold and yet admittedly bewildering claim that former Kansas forward and now longtime NBA journeyman
So, being that I only have 204,347 things to do, I decided to look into this Jed situation. There have only been two Jeds to ever play major league baseball, unless you want to go back to the 1890s and count the old Colts and Beaneaters catcher
Anyway, as mentioned, he wasn't really a Jed.
No, there have been two. One was
Maybe it was the name.
There have been two Jeds in NFL history, the more successful of those being
There has never been an NBA Jed or racing Jed as far as I can tell. For a moment I thought of a pretty famous driver named Jed Narett, but it turns out his name is actually
There's a fine hockey player named
There are a few other Jeds -- including a campus preacher who calls himself Brother Jed and travels around the country abusing people (his real name is George) -- but I would say that Jed Lowrie is now the leading Jed in the clubhouse. I suppose more people may know of Jed Clampett at this very moment in time, but really that show has been off the air now for 37 years, and it was such an astonishingly bad show* in the first place that I think the Jed title is Lowrie's for the taking.