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Sports Names Getting Harder To Pronounce And Spell

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What Is In A Name?

By John Ventola

With apologies to Billy Shakespeare, I could not help but think of his questioning phrase “what is in a name” as I recently watched the 2015 NFL Draft. As the player selections were made and their names announced by Commissioner Roger Goodell and others, I had to lean in, and wait for the name to flash up on the television before writing it down on my notepad. Long gone are the days of Joe, Bill, Tom, John, Jim, Sam, Roger, Leroy and other popular first names of decades ago.   Continue reading