October 7th, 2010 at 2:00 PM ^

His dad (Wonderful Terrific Monds Sr.)  played minor league baseball.  As soon as I heard the name I knew it was familiar so I looked it up.  His dad played 7 years of minor league ball('93-99), mostly in the Braves farm system.  I saw this guy at a minor league game about 15 years back and the name stuck in my head.


October 7th, 2010 at 8:33 PM ^

when he eats his favorite sandwiches (PB&J's) with Wonder bread, it always made him feel Full.  And his Mom, will still to this day, only shampoo's her hair with Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific, because she loved its latheristic qualities.....Hence, from the combination of their love for bread and shampoo, the awesomeness of their son's name was born....


October 7th, 2010 at 1:31 PM ^

WTF is wrong with parents?  Why would they name their kid Wonderful Terrific?  I can see this kid going for his first interview now . . .

Interviewer:  "Wonderful Terrific?"

Kid:  "Yes, sir."

Interviewer:  "Really?"

Kid:  "Yes, sir."

Interviewer:  "No, really?"


October 7th, 2010 at 1:41 PM ^

would go like this.

Interviewer: Hi, I'm pleased to interview you for the article that will feature you as one of the better HS player in the area.  Let's start this interview by stating your name.

WTM: Wonderful Terrific!

Interviewer: yes, I'm glad that you are excited about the interview, but what is your name?

WTM: Wonderful Terrific!

Interviewer(getting frustrated): I know that you're really happy but really what is your name?

WTM(annoyed): Wonderul Terrific!

Interviewer(exasperated): I give up, forget about the interview and don't bother telling me your name!



October 7th, 2010 at 1:58 PM ^


Maybe he's trying to drum up interest in himself.

Hey, if I was being recruited, I would also fill out my  Rivals profile with items such as, "Being recruited by:  Florida, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon."  And maybe leave out, "Offers:  Kansas, Eastern Michigan, BGSU"


October 7th, 2010 at 2:06 PM ^

I think he is actually WM IV.  WM II,  was born in 1952. He was an All American DB at Nebraska back in 1975. He played one season for the Steelers.


WM III was born in 1973 and apparently played at Tenn State before being drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1993. http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Wonderful_Monds

It's all quite confusing.

The original WM was given his name because he was the first son born after several daughters. The proud papa declared that it was "Wonderful, terrific."

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October 7th, 2010 at 2:23 PM ^

I saw the title of this thread, and was about to chirp up proudly that I remembered his dad, Wonderful Monds, who was really a very good player in the old Big 8 Conference.  (I was sort of thinking that he had played for Oklahoma; I'd have probably fact-checked myself before posting.)

Turns out that the Wonderful Monds whom I recalled is the grandfather.  Sheesh.