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RG3 ... Robert Griffin ... The Third

Postby KazooSkinsFan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:34 am

I like calling him "RG3." Short and sweet. The announcers all season have insisted on saying over and over and over the full "Robert Griffin ... The Third." I mean come on. Now yesterday they extended it to repeatedly saying "RG3 ... Robert Griffin ... the Third." What's next, they start saying "RG3 ... Robert Griffin ... the Third ... from Baylor" every time they say his name? Maybe then they add his home town? If they did it once in a while that's fine, but they do it every time they say his name.
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Postby jmooney » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:36 am

It's better than" Bobby Three Sticks" I guess.

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Postby ACW » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:59 am

One of the announcers yesterday said "RG Griffin."
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Postby KazooSkinsFan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:29 am

ACW wrote:One of the announcers yesterday said "RG Griffin."


I missed that one, that one's funny
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Postby DarthMonk » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:47 am

Griffin would be best.

When did all the first name stuff start. I remember games against the Cowboys where we were Theismann, Riggins, Monk, and Green but they were Troy, Emmit, Michael, and Deion!

Just call him Griffin.

Hey says his friends call him Griff.

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Postby SkinsHead56 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:52 am

to be fair they call out tom brady not tom or brady, they say troy palomalu not tp, . I'm partial to RG3.
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Postby ACW » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:21 pm

SkinsHead56 wrote:they say troy palomalu not tp
Well, I would HOPE so :lol:

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Postby tribeofjudah » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:45 pm

ACW wrote:
SkinsHead56 wrote:they say troy palomalu not tp
Well, I would HOPE so :lol:



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Postby KazooSkinsFan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:24 pm

DarthMonk wrote:Griffin would be best.

When did all the first name stuff start. I remember games against the Cowboys where we were Theismann, Riggins, Monk, and Green but they were Troy, Emmit, Michael, and Deion!

Just call him Griffin.

Hey says his friends call him Griff.

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If it were just "Robert Griffin" I wouldn't find it so bad. It's 4 full words though and they say it over and over, "Robert Griffin The Third." Then this week when they said "RG3, Robert Griffin the Third" the first time I rolled my eyes but let it pass, but then he started repeating that.
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Postby Bob 0119 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:45 pm

I forget which game it was, but the ComcastSportsNet guys were talking about how they weren't supposed to call him RGIII anymore and were having trouble breaking themselves of the habit.

They seemed to indicate that they had been asked not to call him that and I assumed it was by RGIII, but maybe it has something to do with him trademarking "RGIII" and "RG3"?

I dunno, but here's half the story at least
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Postby 1niksder » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:53 pm

Bob 0119 wrote:I forget which game it was, but the ComcastSportsNet guys were talking about how they weren't supposed to call him RGIII anymore and were having trouble breaking themselves of the habit.

They seemed to indicate that they had been asked not to call him that and I assumed it was by RGIII, but maybe it has something to do with him trademarking "RGIII" and "RG3"?

I dunno, but here's half the story at least
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Postby KazooSkinsFan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:59 pm

Bob 0119 wrote:I forget which game it was, but the ComcastSportsNet guys were talking about how they weren't supposed to call him RGIII anymore and were having trouble breaking themselves of the habit.

They seemed to indicate that they had been asked not to call him that and I assumed it was by RGIII, but maybe it has something to do with him trademarking "RGIII" and "RG3"?

I dunno, but here's half the story at least


Interesting, I don't see how a trademark would prevent them from saying RG3, but it's interesting what you heard. I don't see why anyone wouldn't like RG3.
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Postby Bob 0119 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:33 pm

KazooSkinsFan wrote:
Bob 0119 wrote:I forget which game it was, but the ComcastSportsNet guys were talking about how they weren't supposed to call him RGIII anymore and were having trouble breaking themselves of the habit.

They seemed to indicate that they had been asked not to call him that and I assumed it was by RGIII, but maybe it has something to do with him trademarking "RGIII" and "RG3"?

I dunno, but here's half the story at least


Interesting, I don't see how a trademark would prevent them from saying RG3, but it's interesting what you heard. I don't see why anyone wouldn't like RG3.


If it's true (and I don't know how much of it is)

If RG3 trademarked "RG3" then my guess would be that the NFL has asked broadcasters not to use the moniker saying "we don't care what you call him, just as long as it's not RG3 or any other trademarked variation"

This would seem to make the most sense to me given what little facts I have and based almost entirely on speculation
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Postby Countertrey » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:12 pm

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Postby ACW » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:17 pm

tribeofjudah wrote:
ACW wrote:
SkinsHead56 wrote:they say troy palomalu not tp
Well, I would HOPE so :lol:



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