Talk:Bucky Dent

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

As I said before I now bring this topic up. Why a man's nickname has to be included in the article is beyond me. Thoughts? Bleucheeses (talk) 08:58, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

Since the vulgarity on this page is in question I intend to bring it up for debate, thanks. Bleucheeses (talk)

Fucking[edit]

I truly, truly believe that not only Wikipedia, but the world and especially its children would benefit greatly if the word "fucking" was included. I decided to put my idea here since I know you douchebags are going to say no.

WTF? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.158.48.14 (talk) 18:37, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Because this seems to be coming up again - certainly I think there's validity to including the mention of the nickname in the body of the article, as it's well-known and sourced, but not I'm convinced it belongs at the top of the article as an "official" nickname. I see edit-warring happening over this, it should probably be brought to Talk to discuss... Echoedmyron (talk) 18:06, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
Agreed. I think it should be referenced in the body of the article, but doesn't belong in the lede. It's not listed as a nickname on baseball-reference. It probably should be bolded wherever it's mentioned, since Bucky Fucking Dent is a redirect. — X96lee15 (talk) 19:00, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
It should be removed. Edit warring to accomplish that -- bad idea. --jpgordon𝄢𝄆 𝄐𝄇 16:02, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

1978?[edit]

Does anyone else think this section should say, "Dent's homerun capped-off the biggest comeback in baseball history." (Being that NY was 14 games back in July of '78)

No, since that would be highly POV (and also quite false, he wasn't even playing for the 2004 Red Sox at the time)...the home run didn't 'cap off' anything...it put them ahead at that point in the game, but the Sox scored again and actually went ahead of NY again. They eventually lost 5-4, but the Dent homer did not win the game. It's simply notable because he has not a home run hitter. 162.136.192.1 20:20, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Dent's homer put the Yankees ahead for the remainder of the game. Largely forgotten is that the Yanks pushed across another run in the top of the seventh; even Reggie's eighth-inning homer, which made it 5-2, well, who remembers that one? 207.210.134.83 (talk) 20:36, 5 May 2012 (UTC)


Is this original work? RickK 09:22, 14 Feb 2004 (UTC)

it appears to be accurate about a great yankee player.

I never questioned its accuracy, only whether the poster wrote it or got it from somewhere else. And it could be NPOVed a tad. RickK 23:23, 14 Feb 2004 (UTC)

One of the paragraphs was written by an anonymous user, and I cannot vouch for its originality, but much of the article is original. Kingturtle 00:44, 27 Apr 2004 (UTC)
Well, there are a lot of problems with this page's origins; though I have no evidence it wasn't an original work by whoever posted it, I doubt it was plagiarized from any legitimate source. A lot of the original article was a joke, and I've eliminated some of it, but I really don't know what to do with the sections regarding Randolph giving him the nickname (which I kind of doubt), Steinbrenner asking him to help Jeter (entirely possible), or the beer commercial (which might not be useful to include, even if accurate). A couple of posters (3 or 4, including the one who originally replied on this page) have been having a bit of fun, it seems. I don't think the article is ideal yet, but it's certainly better than where it began. MisfitToys 00:31, Apr 27, 2004 (UTC)

Wasn't his middle name bleeping, not earl?

Chichirod removed this history lesson on how Dent got the fictional nickname of "Fucking/(bleeping)". I really think this should be readded but I don't want to start an edit war. It is very common for an commentator today to call him Bucky Bleeping Dent with tongue-in-cheek. Younger folk may want to know what that bleeping is about and wikipedia should be their to serve.

It was added again, but now says Bucky (Fucking) Dent, and says it is usually printed that way for publuc consumption. Wouldn't it NOT be printed that way for the public??? In any case, it's just vulgar language and has no place in an encyclopedia article. If 'younger folk' want to know what is meant by calling him that, reading the rest of the article would enlighten them.
The term "Bucky (Fucking) Dent) "Has no place in an encyclopedia article"? That is a preposterous claim; just because you may be personally offended by the use of a taboo word does not mean that you have any right to suppress its usage. Yes, it is improper to use any strong language (taboo words or not) as commentary within an encyclopedia article, due to the "neutral" stance that articles must take. However, the full phrase "Bucky Fucking Dent" is the player's nickname, and the word "Fucking" is not used for the purpose of being vulgar but rather to provide information to the reader. And, in the case of Bucky Dent, this is an extremely pertinent aspect of the article; he is known and referred to as "Bucky Fucking Dent" even among people who have a neutral stance about the rivalry from which the name was derived. Writing it as "Bucky ------- Dent" or any such variant would simply amount to censorship.

Bill White's call certainly not famous[edit]

There have been many memorable calls in sports broadcasting - for example, Russ Nixon in 1951 ("The Giants win the pennant!"), Al Michaels in 1980 ("Do you believe in miracles?"), and Vin Scully in 1986 ("A little roller up along first. Behind the bag!"). However, Bill White's call of Bucky's home run is not in that league and since 1978 I have not seen a single reference to it. There was nothing memorable or distinctive about it - just a pedestrian, plain vanilla call.

MLB.tv advertises its MLB ringtones by showing a Yankees fan playing White's call on his cellphone to annoy the RedSox fan sitting across from him, so its got a little bit of fame at least

I agree with the original poster, it;s not a notable call ("The Giants win the pennant!" is notable). This home run is notable, but the call is not; I'm removing it. 162.136.192.1 (talk) 21:15, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Bucky and beer[edit]

I am concerned about the validity of the "Bucky Dent- beer spokesman part". First it is unsuported. Secondly, his partner in crime according to this entry is a noted LITE beer from Miller spokesman (and verifiably so) Marv Throneberry with which i can find no connection to mich light. Bucky Dent certainly falls into the Miller Lite time frame and commercial ideology. I do not have enough information to decide if that is what is inaccurate. And while i suspect it is the beer brand, i can not confirm it. it is also possible Dent worked for Mich light without Marv, or that somehow Marv was the beer spokemen for two of the largest beer rivals ever (which seems incredibly unlikely and i would suspect Marv would be contractually ineligable to do both). can anyone help!?!Childhoodtrauma 18:45, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders[edit]

Just saw the film, and Dent's character was not Jane Seymour's character's love interest. He was the love interest of another cheerleader on the squad. Also, his character wasn't a Cowboy wide receiver. He was a wide receiver trying to make the Cowboys team, but didn't make it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.51.218.38 (talk) 11:13, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified one external link on Bucky Dent. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true or failed to let others know (documentation at {{Sourcecheck}}).

You may set the |checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting |needhelp= to your help request.

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

If you are unable to use these tools, you may set |needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.

Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 05:04, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

40 Home Runs?

The article says about Dent's famous home run which earned him his nickname: "Indeed, the home run was one of only 40 he hit in his entire 12-year career." This appears to be incorrect. According to baseballreference.com, Dent hit exactly 40 REGULAR SEASON home runs in his career. The famous three-run homer came in a playoff game, so it's not one of the 40.

The article also mentions that Dent was hitting ninth in the lineup and that this is "not usually considered a power spot". This is a masterpiece of understatement. The ninth spot is usually reserved for the worst hitter on the team, or for the pitcher in leagues where the pitcher bats. Dent once was asked how he felt about hitting ninth, and his reply was "where else would I hit in this lineup"? He was a very weak hitter, with a lifetime .247 average and only 40 career home runs, so there's no argument about that. It would be better to say "ninth in the batting order, a spot usually, and in this case, reserved for the worst hitter on the team".66.215.149.190 (talk) 21:34, 29 January 2017 (UTC)