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10-20-2009, 03:13 PM
So from a post I read a couple days ago...

it's Elias (ELL-EEE-US)? Is that right?

And how bout GJ's last name?

And I assume Bol Kong is (BOWL-KONG), is that right?

Anything else?

Angelo Roncalli
10-20-2009, 03:20 PM
From what I've heard, it's pronounced:


and for GJ: "Vill-Uh-Reno"

10-20-2009, 03:22 PM
Coach Few also pronounces Elias the way Angelo said.. So I'll trust that.

10-20-2009, 03:23 PM
Pronunciation guide? Where's dawgfather when you need him? :p


10-20-2009, 04:03 PM
[QUOTE=Angelo Roncalli;468100]From what I've heard, it's pronounced:


I thought I heard Coach G say Uh-LEE-Us. Either way it is not the conventional American pronunciation EE-lie-us.

This should be fun. Something more to get us all righteously indignant as broadcasters, who have trouble pronouncing the name of the school and a number of our former players (Ronny, Raivio, etc.), will once again f*** it up.

10-20-2009, 06:50 PM
fif tea.

10-20-2009, 08:53 PM
fif tea.



10-20-2009, 09:06 PM
There's so many Craig Ehlo jokes that could be made here. Let's just say it might take a few games before he's got the names of all the newbies perfected.

10-20-2009, 09:14 PM
Oh, Lord, CZaggin'! That hadn't occurred to me.

That means my personal record for screaming "Shut up, Ehlo!" at the TV is in jeopardy. And it's only a year old ... 1 minutes 50 seconds in to the GU-Idaho game.

10-20-2009, 09:54 PM
Ell-eee-ott. Owww-ch.

10-21-2009, 09:02 AM
I can't wait to see/hear Heister working with this 'new' roster of players during the telecast.

I am actually one of the only posters that really enjoys Heister (Ehlo is another story). I like his enthusiasm but can only imagine its going to be a challenge with new names.

Thinking back to the change of Derek Rav-E-Oh and when Heister changed over to Rye-vee-oh...that was pretty entertaining.

Zag 77
10-21-2009, 01:33 PM
If Rick Majerus would refer to Raivio as "Ravioli," then maybe he will refer to Villarino as either "Vitello" or "Vermicelli."

10-21-2009, 03:33 PM
Majerus pronunciations:

Kelly Ole-in-ike

Manny A-Rope

Robert Sacred

Dam-it-tree Goodson

Matt Boullion

Grant Gee-bs

10-22-2009, 09:53 AM
Majerus loved to say Oh-Fence and that drove me crazy. However, he has one of the all time classic youtube moments....Look at Lavin holding back the laughter...


10-22-2009, 10:20 AM
Ah, one of my favorite sports video clips. It's always good for a laugh.