Origins of the name Rocket Robin

November 26, 2016 Taken from a post I made on the NTN Trivia page I used to operate.

Some people mishear my nickname as ROCKIN Robin but I was the one who chose 
ROCKET Robin after the local soccer team I followed and the cheesy cartoon 
'Rocket Robin Hood' when I discovered people on a USENET message board for soccer 
chose aliases and the guy who posted stuff about English seventh division results 
(rather than the usual noise of "Manchester United rules/Manchester United sucks") 
used the nickname 'Thomas The Tank Engine'. That's where I started on 2400 baud modems. 

I'm still reporting soccer as a hobby but have moved on to the internet with my own 
webpage with reports and photos of every game. I was just at a soccer banquet today. 
It was only my second time out playing trivia in the last six months. 

First thing I thought about after my #1 score was I'll have to tell my father but 
I'm still getting used to realizing he died last month at age 94. Just to finish 
the circle, when I get off the streetcar to walk to BMO Field in Toronto I walk 
down Atlantic Avenue to get to the tunnel under the railroad tracks and pass the 
address that my father worked at for many years (building was demolished and 
rebuilt since then)....and Nelvana Films who I thought drew the Rocket Robin Hood 
cartoons and was also on that street (they've moved since then). 


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