Saturday, September 15, 2007

More on Nicknames

Henry sez he wants accolades for Thabo's moniker, the Swiss Mister. What I want to know is, can he point to using the name before November 1? But either way, I don't think that's a particularly accolade-worthy nickname on anyone's part. The guy's Swiss, he's a man and everybody loves cocoa: That nickname was sitting around, just waiting for someone to pick it up.

"Ty Rise," on the other hand, is pretty good. Much better than T-Time and (it must be admitted) the T-1000, in that it easily lends itself to being primally screamed after a nasty block and/or dunk. The intelligentsia, however, might want to consider Tytian, in nod to the Renaissance painter who was recoginzed by his contemporaries as "the sun amidst small stars."

Finally, in a completely unrelated thought, did everyone see what David Thorpe said about Jo Noah in the other day's chat? (Too lazy to find a link). Something along the lines of: "His work ethic is really turning heads in Chicago." I think that sounds swell. But please forgive my tempered optimism until either the phrase "and his 10 to 15-foot jump shot" or "and his low post moves" is added to that sentence.


Blogger Hot Shit College Student said...

I think Mr. True Hoop came up with 'Swiss Mister' shortly after Sefolosha was drafted. Swiss Miss, fyi, was the invention of a red-blooded American. Thabo 'Galoshes' Sefolosha is my input on the matter. (only if you really don't like 'Swiss Mister')

I've considered a name for Tyrus' blocks/length/dunks. The origin isn't great, but the first names match: 'The Louisiana Reach'.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Henry Abbott said...

Yeah, man, I started calling him the Swiss Mister before the draft. Don't make me look it up!

12:59 PM  

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