It’s that special time of the year: The Syracuse Orange basketball team is about to begin their season.
It’s also another special time of the year: When announcers who didn’t do their homework have to pronounce the names of the players on the team.
It’s a fascinating, ongoing trend that we’ve been tracking for years (and even has a Twitterfeed). And not just for basketball either. The Cooney Brothers and Michael Binajee are gone but their memory will live on in whatever made-up names Big Ten, ACC, and ESPN announcers come up with. Let’s take a guess as to what they might come up with.
Andrew White III
Andrew White II
Angus Wade IV