publication date: Monday, November 19, 2007 (part of Round XXXII)

category: Sports

clue: After a rocky start, this goo game player now pitches in San Diego.

explanation: Hampson, a longtime player in Celebrity Goo Game, had recently switched from the Colorado Rockies to the San Diego Padres when this goo was published. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Walter Chesser, Mihai Rusu, Shawn Brandt, Greg Bair, Jim Kraus, Allison Bair, and Jason Evans

trivia: Justin made game history as the first player to be turned into a celebrity goo himself. Steve Dunn was the first to mention it in July 2007: "I just noticed that Justin Hampson is in the goo tournament. That guy is a pitcher for the Padres. He's possibly the only goo player who could also be a goo." Even though the "Don't I Know You?" themed weeks traditionally feature celebrities with the same name as site players, it also seemed like the right place for Justin's goo. Justin married fellow player Wendy Eberhart, sister of Mike Eberhart, in early November 2007.

This goo represented Justin Hampson in "Don't I Know You From Somewhere Be4?" Week. Each goo was named after a Funeratic site member.



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