Thursday, November 8, 2007

Kyle Needs a Nickname Contest

Every emerging star needs a good nickname. And Kyle is no different.

Frankly, every attempt we've heard so far has either been lame or already used by another athlete. Christian Okoye (NFL 1987-1992) was known as the 'Nigerian Nightmare', so that's out.

'KO'? Too boring, too boxing-ish.

'O.P.P.'? Weak. Same goes for 'Opie' and 'Opo', which some of his teammates call him.

We've read that Okposo means means “thunder storm” in Arabic. So that could be a starting point.

So now the burden lies upon you, fans. Come up with a good nickname. If you do, we'll make it stick. And not only that, we'll send you a prize of yet to be determined value. Maybe the better the nickname, the better the prize?

Now get to it, moniker bestowers!

3 comments:

AdamBez said...

Just came across your blog, looks good.
The nickname I was thinking of, since everyone mispronounces his name, is:

Silent K.

Anonymous said...

Okposo is not arabic... It comes from a local tribe dialect, Wari.

ken said...

Interesting. I read it on Kyle's Minnesota player page, and figured it might not be Arabic.