When Leann Real gave birth to a son this week, she knew she would have to follow through with her promise to her sports fan husband. She promised him that if they ever had a son, she would let him choose its name.
Her husband, Rusty Real, chose ESPN ( pronounced Espen) after the sports network and Montana after football legend Joe Montana. The baby was born this week at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.
"We were the talk of the hospital," Rusty Real said. "The nurses kept asking my wife if she was really going to let her husband name him ESPN. She said, 'Oh, yes.'"