Badgers Say The Darndest Things: James White & Sleeping People; The Origins of "Wquinton"

An important, yet oft-overlooked skill of a great Twitter user is their ability to communicate via pictures. I hesitate to be too definitive, but perhaps the Badger athlete most adept with this skill is James White. Meanwhile, the reigning Badger Athlete Twitter MVP has revealed the secret behind his unusual name.

Proof, you ask for? Well, it will be provided.

First up: Mr. White. While James also tweets pictures of his kicks and what not, his main interest seems to be in catching people sleeping.

Perhaps it’s a teammate:

There’s Jared Abbrederis, obviously unimpressed by The Axe. Maybe he’s dreaming of being on scholarship one day?

White also keeps tabs on those unfortunate enough to doze off in his presence in public university spaces:


Another warning: make sure not to sleep during class if White is around, either.


The most compelling tweet-sleep-pics, however, can be found when napping teammates and the classroom intersect. And that spot is known as Ray Ball, the Freshman offensive linemen weighing in at 6-foot-7-inches and 335 pounds. It’s not easy to hide an in-class snooze at that size, or let alone any size when James White is in the room.

Here, White catches him before the act…


…and also after it:

Seriously, Ray, Dre Beats headphones on too? Are you even trying?

In any case, I will be closely following White’s twitter feed for more of his fine photography, or what could also be classified as investigative journalism.

Speaking of investigations, a very short and successful one has been conducted by one twitter user as to the origins of Wquinton Smith’s curious first name. Who puts a W in front of the name Quinton?

I guess that’s who. And how do you feel about this name, Wquinton?

Duly noted.

So, today we learned to not sleep around James White, and to not give your kids a funky name. Stick around for the next installment of Badgers Say The Darndest Things for more valuable lessons.

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