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Ten random things: Reader Request Month, day 20

Ten athletes who share their name with a town or village in Mississippi:
  1. Sumner Paine (Olympic shooter)
  2. Jeff Purvis (professional NASCAR driver)
  3. Kirby Puckett (professional baseball player)
  4. Lawrence Taylor (professional football player)
  5. Drew Bledsoe (professional football player)
  6. Tianna Madison (amateur long jumper)
  7. Jerry West (professional basketball player)
  8. Nate Ackerman (Olympic wrestler)
  9. Marion Jones (Olympic track & field)
  10. Sidney Crosby (professional hockey player)

Greg Sorenson wanted to see Hall-of-Famer Kirby Puckett turn up in a list. The people mentioned above all share their last names with towns in Mississippi, with the exception of nos. 1, 5, and 9.

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