Many of you have noticed my fascination with words and names. While some are just amusing in and of themselves, others are simply lots of fun to say. I love to go to a Mexican joint and order chimichangas. I will say it two or three times. Chim-eee-chan-gaaaaa. I am saying it now as I type and giggling. Plus there is also words like serendipity. Rigamarole. Hootenanny. Phantasmagoria. Blubber. So so many.
The Giants in recent years have had more than their fair share of fun names to say. I lamented the loss of Osi Umenyiora from their defensive line because he and this man made up one hell of a good sentence:
Mathias Kiawanuka. Key-a-wa-nuuuu-kaaaa. So much fun to say.
And don't sleep on Prince Amukamara. I really hope they somehow team up for a sack today just to hear the broadcasters announce that one.
I have a friend who is a huge Steelers fan and she just loves to yell Pa-la-ma-looooooooo whenever they play. I gotta admit, I like Troy just for that reason.
Anyone else have a favorite player just because their name is fun to say? Doesn't matter what the sport is...Buddy Biancalana and Fernando Valenzuela come immediately to mind...Shaquille O'Neal...and of course, Zarley Zalapski. Let me know in the comments.