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New WatchDog contest, new prize!

Writer Will Conroy, actress Kate Mara, director Brad Anderson, and actress Emily Mortimer attend a screening of "Transsiberian" at the Tribeca Grand Screening Room July 8, 2008 in New York City. (Credit: Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images)

Nice to see long-time WatchDog fixture Kate Mara (above) in a new role on "Entourage" as an assistant to the character played by Patchogue-Medford High alum and big Islanders fan Kevin Connolly.

Which got me to thinking about Ms. Mara's younger sister, Rooney Mara, an actress whose first name honors her mother's family and the great-grandfather who founded the Steelers, and whose last name honors her father's family and the great-grandfather who founded the Giants.

Which got me to thinking about a new WatchDog contest to keep you occupied while I work on newspaper stuff today.

Premise: Come up with a name that blends the surnames (not first names!) of two major league pro sports owners of the past or present, with the grand prize going to the one I deem most creative and/or amusing.

Example A: Lemon Soda, for James Lemon, who owned the Washington Senators from 1967 to '68, and Chet Soda, who ran the limited partnership that owned the Raiders in 1960.

Example B: Day McKnight, for John Day, who owned the New York Giants from 1882-93, and Denny McKnight, who owned the Pittsburgh Alleghenys from 1881 to '87.

The winner  receives Carlo DeVito's book, "Wellington: the Maras, the Giants and the City of New York."

Enter in the comments section or by email at nbest@newsday.com.

Good luck! Enter early and often. Deadline: 3 p.m. Friday.

Photo: Getty

Tags: great-granddaughters of NFL founders

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