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Mad Dog Mark Madsen. Professional basketball player who currently plays forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves. A graduate of Stanford University, he was given the nickname Mad Dog as a fifth-grader at Montair Elementary School in Danville, California by his P.E. teacher, a Mr. Cornell who appears not to have a first name. As the story goes Mr. Madsen and a friend, Jeff Peterson, would “do weird things... on the playground.” According to Madsen, “Cournell said, 'Madsen, some day you're going to have a nickname, and it's going to be 'Mad Dog.' My friend has been calling me that ever since.”reference 1


1. Eymer, Rick. 1997. He's Top Dog for Stanford. Palo Alto Weekly. Palo Alto Weekly. Accessed Jun 2 2006 from http:// weekly/ morgue/ sports/ 1997_Dec_12.MADSEN.html.

About the illustration: Figure 1 is from Mark Madsen's web site. This image is copyrighted and unlicensed. I believe that the use of this low-resolution image in the entry “Mad Dog Mark Madsen” to illustrate the subject in question where no free equivalent is available or could be created that would adequately give the same information qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.
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