While idling on his Harley at Salt Lake City stoplights, former Lakers and Jazz star Karl Malone so frequently heard people ask if that was really him that he finally got plates that replied IT IS.
But fans create the most memorable plates, like the New York refugee of Red Sox Nation who celebrated the end of his team's curse with the perfectly accented ITZOVA. Or the plate spotted by Dennis Cowhey, author of What Does That Mean? The Personal Stories Behind Vanity License Plates. It read, as every Caddyshack fan will appreciate, BTHEBAL.
Alas, not every fan is so clever. A North Dakota man was pulled over last March shortly after leaving a sports pub in Moorhead, Minn., and arrested for drunken driving. His license plate read TIPSY.
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